Gbox vs. CAPO. Go!

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  1. Izanagi7

    Izanagi7 Bronze Contributor

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    Howdy y’all,

    I’m about ready to pull the trigger on a regulated dual battery squonkerino for the purposes of all day squonkin’.

    I’ve looked at top ten lists, video reviews, blog reviews. For my taste I’m divided between the GeekVape Gbox vs. the iJoy Capo. I like the design of both, the Capo seems more flexible as it apparently takes both 18650 and 21700 Cells, which is nice. It also has a separate squonk bottle access, which I also like.

    A number of users have reported that they’ve had issues with the iJoy. I don’t know much about iJoy, but I get the vibe that they’re a sketchy Chinese company. Do these folks make respectable products? Can they be trusted?

    I am leaning towards GeekVape because it seems like their products are designed in the states, even though they’re likely built by endentured slave children in sweatshops.

    Is there some third option I’m not aware of that’s also a good value for money and has great design. I don’t care much for the rage, not my style. I know the LostVape Drone is pretty much the apex predator of regulated squonkers, but I’m not quite bonkers enough to drop 300$ on one mod. Yet.

    Wel this was a longish post. Here’s a cute Bowsette for yer trouble:

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  2. MrMeowgi

    MrMeowgi The Vapin' Drummer Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Save your money on the capo. It is a leaky piece of crap. Threw mine in the trash and so did two other members that I know of here. You can fix the gbox bottle thing. Just a bottle swap actually I believe.

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  3. Tall Pines

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    See now I liked the Capo better than the Gbox. But both are low end squonkers in my book. Knowing what I know now. I would have new bought either. Now I've had the Rage and the Mach On3. I personally think the Mach is the best dual battery regulated squonk mod out of the 2.
     
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    I haven't used the Mach one but the rage is great.

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  5. Izanagi7

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    If they had designed the Mach On3 to look like the USV-L, I’d be all over it. I just can’t bring myself to love the design. Seems so random and strange looking.


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  6. Izanagi7

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    This is what I needed to hear. Thanks bud!


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    about 2 minutes searching the forum, or catching youtubes might have been useful - just sayin'
     
  8. Tall Pines

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    Just a heads up. They are fixing to release a dual battery topside 200w
     
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    MrMeowgi The Vapin' Drummer Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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  10. JuicyLucy

    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years VU Challenge Team ECF Refugee

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    The iJoy is a gutless POS and then many, many reports started about auto firing and catching on fire

    Gbox is a little clunky but works as advertised at least

    Yes - I have owned both. Tossed the iJoy, but still have a Gbox
     
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    Yeah the auto firing thing was freaking me out!


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    Heard about that like 15min after ordering the single battery version. Oh well, guess there’s something else to add to the list lol!


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  13. Izanagi7

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    I’m intrigued but I also don’t much care for the design of the topside. Not my cup of tea.


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    I initially didn’t...and still may not as I haven’t received mine yet but I really like the idea of filling from the top. I dunno how you feel about the Pulse Dual but VaporDNA has a 15% sale with free shipping so it’d be in the same price range as the GBox.


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  15. Izanagi7

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    Interesting. Decent little piece of kit. Still leaning towards the Gbox


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    Save up for one of these. [​IMG]

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    Can't remember but is it you that has the tiki mods? And the fish squonker. I love that fish

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    Not me I know who but can't remember who lmao sucks getting old.

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  19. Izanagi7

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    What do we have here and is it a dual battery unit?

    With what’s out on the market now I think I’m going to hold off until the next generation of squanch units


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  20. SteelDriver

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    It is a Box Mod Mafia Tiny V2.5 , yeah damn FB group,dual 18650 dna 250 c that fits in your hand perfect. 220 with basic options. Well worth the price. Hardest part is getting in group and on list. He does 30 a month. He has a 75c 21700 called Billy Club also and a very small 18650 single called Snitch.

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    I've been very happy with the Rage. It is a bit on the heavy side and because of the weight not the most pocket friendly, but it works for me.
     
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  22. JuicyLucy

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    It's @MeanGene
     
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    MrMeowgi The Vapin' Drummer Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Yep that's right. I couldn't remember his full screen name. I love that mod.

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    I did too - and I'm not a big fan of too much ornamentation on mods/atties, but both of those were well done
     
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  25. Izanagi7

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    Mmm, nice internals. Sounds expensive. What do they want for one? Warranty policy?

    I’m a stickler for pleasing design and all metal body. Not too keen on 3D printed plastic mods if I’m honest. Laser sintered Titanium would be another matter.

    I think I’ll wait and see what the next generation holds, perhaps see if more DNA250’s come to market. The GBOX is like 90$ in Canada. Steep for a mid market mod IMO. Not crazy about the hard PE bottle. they’re like 7-8$ a pop on HG. The silicone ones feel nice but with the temperature fluxes up here in Canada something tells me the PE will crack along the seam line in winter.

    Wouldn’t want to void my warranty in the first year by modding it either, though it is a simple mod with a dremel.

    I think what I’m looking for is improved chip performance, GeekVape’s chip isn’t great, separate bottle and battery access, and a recessed screen like we see on the PooPoo Alpha One to avoid the fingerprint magnet effect. Honestly if SMOK ever makes a MAG SQUONK I doubt I’ll be able to resist, the ergonomics on those is near perfect. Fire button feel is the best I’ve felt yet. That battery release, too. Makes my hair stand on end. They’re SO comfy and well built. Can’t speak for their long term durability, mind.


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  26. SteelDriver

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    250 by the time your done. Waranty idk but I can message the guy that builds it anytime I want.
     
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    Yikes. I’ll have to pass on that one.


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    The Gbox is on sale for 35$ on GeekVape! I’m pullin the trigger!

    Do the squonk bottles come with caps though? How are you supposed to take spare bottles with you if there’s no cap?


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