As Smart as Small Can Get
Maybe the biggest deal about the new Vaporesso Swag II is the new brain in it: the AXON chip. This is the smarts behind this new evolution of the Vaporesso "smartmod", which you may have seen in a couple other of their high-end devices, like the massive Gen. In the Swag 2, you get the same smarts, but in a tiny package that's so small, the 18650 actually sticks out of the top, like on the original Swag. This time around, though, they gave it a little more breathing room, so it'll take tanks up to a giant 25 mm in diameter, hugely increasing your options.
What kind of smarts does the AXON allow? Well, about a zillion modes, for one thing. First, there's Pulse mode, which pulses the power five times per second, to keep your draw from tapering off or getting way too hot to handle. Eco mode will let you get the most out of the single-18650, and it'll even ask if you want to switch to Eco when you're low on charge. Of course it's got a huge variety of Automatic Temperature Control options, including nickel (Ni), titanium (Ti), and Stainless Steel (SS), plus an alphabet soup of DIY modes, like VW, VT with manual TCR, VV, and CCW, if you like your vaping to involve algebra. And it'll fire in 0.001 seconds, which, let's face it, just means "instant" as far as we're concerned.
The Vaporesso Swag 2, with its NRG PE tank. Check out that slide-n-fill!
Smart Can Be Simple, Too
But it doesn't have to be a whole ordeal. Throw this thing on Pulse, pick a reasonable wattage, and just vape on it: the mod will do the rest. This is a great step up from a pod system, with enough flexibility to give you options, but not so much manual-mode stuff that it's overwhelming. The big 0.91-inch OLED screen and the simple user interface make it perfect, whether you're a vaping veteran or a mod novice.
No matter who you are, you're going to love how this feels in your hand. It's small and light, and has a rubberized coating that makes it not only feel good in the hand, but also is less slippery than a lot of options. It all just feels premium, in a way I'd be hard-pressed to explain. Just solid, and well-made. I mean, it's Vaporesso. If you've used any of their stuff, you're picking up what I'm setting down.
Yeah, naturally I picked the Vaporesso Swag 2 in blue, to it's got a color-matched NRG PE tank.
Tanks for the Memories
That extra-large 25 mm maximum tank diameter means the Swag 2 can actually fit the full-fat 3.5 ml Vaporesso NRG PE tank, and what do you know, this being a kit and whatnot, they've included just that. (If you get the blue or the black, the tank is even color-matched to the mod! If you get the purple, sorry, it's black tank time for you.) The NRG PE tank is awesome in its own right, and worth the buy-in for the whole kit. This is one of the Vaporesso slide-n-fill tanks, so it's super-easy to fill, and again, just want to point out, 3.5 ml of capacity, which you'd think would last all day except e-liquid tastes so good coming out of this thing.
Why so good? Well, it's down to the spectacular Vaporesso GT Core coils, which we think are amongst the best on the market today. It even comes pre-installed with the GT4 MESHED coil, whose massive surface area just throws out loads of thick, flavorful clouds. To top it off, they include the GT Core CCELL ceramic coil, which is a whole other amazing beast in its own right.
tl;dr: If you want a small box mod kit, just buy this
This is not actually a hard decision, we just can't shut up about vaping technology. The bottom line is that you're not going to find a smarter, smaller, better mod kit right now. This is that legendary Swag form factor, with the new Axon chip, and a giant tank with mesh coils on top. Vaping doesn't get any better than this - at least until the Swag 3, and honestly I don't know how it can get any better.