Our Review On The SMY 50W TC Box Mod
I’m starting to get a feeling that temperature control is going to be included in many of tomorrow’s mods because nowadays I’m seeing see plenty of devices that are competing for supremacy. But today is not going to be about an expensive mod, as two weeks ago we received a brand new Chinese gizmo that sells for around $70 and comes with temperature sensors and impressive features, all packed in a box that goes up to 50W.
As I recall, the last product we tested from SMY, what the 180W monster called the God Mod (which was rebranded by Kamry) and that performed quite well. Now have for you the SMY 50W TC Box Mod, a fancy looking device that comes with a cute OLED display, rounded edges and a really solid appearance.
The mod comes packed in a black cardboard box covered by a white sleeve with a big picture of the device on the top, and inside you are going to also find a user’s manual, a micro-USB charging cable, and a microfiber cloth for cleaning because boy is this a finger print magnet. The finish is glossy and there are even protective plastic films on both sides to avoid scratching. In fact, the main side look more like the panels of touchscreen phones, but the general aspect of the mod is cool and chic. It is a bit thicker than any other of our mods, and this is probably why it’s not as comfortable to hold as other more ergonomic devices, but at the end of the day it’s a nice device to have and it delivers a more than satisfying vape.
On the top side of the SMY 50W TC we have the 510 connector with a floating center pin, and the whole assembly does protrude a bit so you won’t be able to get a flush mount regardless of the type of tank or atty you’re using. This is not a negative for us, and as a matter of fact it can actually be considered as a positive because it prevents the surface from being scratched. Just near the 510 there’s a LED notification light which will turn on as you recharge the battery. On the thin side we have the round and lovely clicking firing button, while on the main side there’s the OLED display and three small rubbery menu/adjustment buttons. On the base we have the vent holes for the battery and the micro-USB port.
And speaking about the battery, the SMY 50W TC is powered by a single 18650 unit, and to insert it you will need to slide the door on the back of the mod. This is held in place by a small ball bearing which does the job perfectly as we didn’t notice any rattle or accidental slides.
This mod is in essence a variable wattage device and it can go from 5.0W all the way up to 50.0W. To change the wattage you just need to push the (+) or (-) buttons and find your sweet spot. To enter the menu you have the press the middle button and from there you can change the mode (variable wattage or temperature control), the cut off interval or to lock or only the SMY. In variable wattage mode this can puff out massive clouds with great ease and the OLED display is bright and rich in information. It shows the current wattage (or temperature), the output voltage, the atomizer resistance and it even has a puff counter.
In temperature control mode, the devices does work ok but it’s not producing as much vapor as some of our other devices. In fact the vapor is pretty cool even at the maximum setting of 600 degrees Fahrenheit, and we can compare it directly with the eVic VT which produces way bigger clouds in the same range. We also noticed the atomizer resistance constantly shifting a couple of decimals even with standard Kanthal coils, but that’s about it.
So, we have this superb box mod that’s very reasonably priced and crafted with great attention to details that goes all the way up to 50W and includes temperature control. And even though it’s not as accurate as on more expensive devices, it does its job to a certain extent. Other than that, we have only positive things to say about the shiny SMY 50W TC and it’s definitely suited for anyone who likes to ‘play’ with fancy electronics. The build quality is very good and the board is responsive enough for a satisfying vaping experience.