While I was at work tonight, I had a couple of people that are aware of this little known site tip me on an article penned by Benedict Jones of Vapouround Magazine. The article was entitled, “Billet Box Renaissance“, and basically highlighted that the Billet Box is more popular now than ever before. By the time I was able to take a break and read the article, Billet Box Vapor shared the article on their Facebook timeline as well. It was a good read.
Even though I am new to Billet Box myself, I read the article having a good idea about the history of the Billet Box. I spent a good amount of time scouring through ECF threads, Billet Box Vapors own blog, and other sources that include new friends that have been around in the community for quite some time to learn more about the history of Billet Box for a “Billet Box History Timeline” that I published last week.
Based on conversations with others and my own research, It looks like Benedict Jones’ was right on par with his assessment!
Then, something changed in 2019. Perhaps it was the rise of the pod system, or maybe the “high end” community simply had its fill of boutique squonk mods, but suddenly there was a huge demand for small, regulated devices. The Billet Box fit the bill perfectly. Even though the Rev4 was several years old at this stage, the DNA60 chipset is still considered one of the best on the market and a single 18650 cell is ideal for the low-mid wattage atomisers that remain popular with enthusiasts.
In a matter of months, Odis Designs, Mission.XV, Haku Engineering, WICK’D and Ground Kloud Innovations all announced their new Billet Box compatible RBAs. Then we saw new Boro tank compatible mods announced from Sunbox, BMM and Friendly Flipper. Recently, we’ve even seen bridge compatible 510 tanks from the likes of Limelight Mechanics.“Billet Box Renaissance“
Some of the “enthusiasts” in the Billet Box community will tell you that the popularity of Billet Box has remained steady for a long time, but there have been periods where new boxes were not as difficult to get from the Billet Box Vapor website. People have been buying and flipping Billet Boxes forever too. The time frame mentioned that brought about a larger selection of RBAs is what finally brought me to Billet Box. I have wanted to give the Billet Box a try for years but could never pull the trigger because I was so used to high-end RDAs and RTAs that I couldn’t see going back to premade coils even though I did go through a phase where I bought 5 Aspire Plato mods and used them exclusively for a few months.
The article mentions how you can customize the Billet Box is and I believe that one of the biggest draws to Billet Box. The fact that the Rev 4B 60W has been relatively unchanged for 4 years means that the accessories you bought 2 years ago can be reused and resold to others without fear of compatibility issues.
Check out Vapouround Magazine’s article, it’s a good read and if you are part of the Facebook Billet Box community you will see quotes and photos from some of the people you see daily in the various groups!