Long-established US-based company Halo Cigs took its first steps into the increasingly popular sub-ohm mod category, releasing two brand new devices with solid feature sets that should please a wider range of customers. The first is a mini box mod called the Reactor, followed by a tube-style mod it calls the Tracer. Halo’s move marks a significant step forward for a company that was previously only known for their cig-a-likes and eGo-style devices.
The Tracer Mod retails for $59.99 and includes a large 2600mAh rechargeable battery with a 3.5ml stainless steel tank capable of running the company’s 1.2 or 0.5 ohm coils. The Reactor Box Mod retails for $69.99, and like the Tracer includes a high capacity battery and sub-ohm tank.
There are some big differences between the two mods, though: the Reactor Box Mod’s internal battery is a astounding 4,400 mAh (almost twice the capacity of the Tracer), and the tank can hold up to 5ml of e-juice; meaning the Reactor will require much less recharging or refilling. The Reactor is also a variable wattage device, giving users more control and customization options.
At first glance, it seems like Halo has priced the devices competitively, and that should allow them to quickly compete in a crowded market. It’s difficult to get noticed these days with so many different options out there, but Halo has a solid reputation and that will certainly help.
Reactor Box Mod – Look Familiar?
Besides the impressive battery capacity, there are a few other solid features of the Reactor Mod worth mentioning. The device itself is capable of up to 50 watts of power, and the design of the mod may look familiar to some; it’s virtually identical to the iStick 50W by Eleaf. It’s buttons and OLED screen are positioned on the face, just like the iStick, and all of the features and specs are the same.
More than likely the Halo Reactor Mod is a clone of the iStick, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The iStick 50W has been extremely popular among vapers, and it was one of the hottest devices on our website earlier this year. Like the iStick, the Reactor Box Mod is charged via micro-USB cord, and the starter kit includes a wall adapter, 5ml Reactor Sub-Ohm Tank and replaceable 0.5 ohm coil head. Those ordering the kit directly from Halo also receive a free 30ml bottle of the company’s high VG e-juice.
Of course the Reactor Mod can be purchased separately, without the tank or other items included in the kit. It retails for $39.99 individually, almost the exact same price as the iStick.
Halo’s Tracer Mod A Solid Choice
For those of us that aren’t fans of square-shaped box mods, Halo’s Tracer Mod is a worthwhile alternative. While the battery capacity is significantly less than the Reactor Mod, it still provides far greater capacity than Halo’s cig-a-like (G6) and eGo (Triton) models. Most people will easily get over a day of vaping before needing a recharge with 2600mAh of capacity, and the 0.5 ohm sub-ohm coils will provide significantly more vapor than Halo’s lower-end products.
Once again, the Tracer Mod is sold individually or in a kit. The starter kit includes everything you need; including the Tracer Mod, tank, charger and replaceable 0.5 ohm coil. Halo provides a free 30ml bottle of their high VG e-juice with this kit as well, and the company does recommend running high VG liquid for the best performance.
We’ll be receiving both of these devices and providing a complete, in-depth review shortly, but for now you can learn more about the Tracer and Reactor Mod on Halo Cigs’ website.
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