Hello there again everyone. I’m back with a new review today. This time we are looking at a dual 18650 box mod from the people over at Artery. They are known for making some small and AIO (All-In-One) devices like the Nugget and the Pal which I’ve reviewed both of those items and they had very nice build quality. We will check out the Artery Hive 200W kit and see if keeps up the same level of quality to me as Artery has had in the past.
Artery Hive 200W Specs
Hive 200 MOD
- Size: 90 x 49 x 28 mm
- Battery: Two 18650 batteries
- Display size: 1.3 inch
- Material: Aluminum Alloy & Resin
- Wattage Range: 5-200W
- Voltage Range : 0.5-8V
- Resistance Range: 0.08-3.0Q
- Temperature Range: 200℉–600℉/100℃–300℃
- Working Mode: VW/TC(Ti/Ni/SS)/Memory Mode
- Micro-USB Port: Charging / Firmware Upgrades
- Thread: 510
- Size: 24 x 43.8mm(3ml TPD Version)/ 27 x 43.8mm(4ml Standard Version)
- Capacity: 3ml/4ml
- Coil Resistance: Mesh coil AL1B-2 0.14ohm±0.03 (50-90W)
- Thread: 510
Artery Hive 200W Package Contents
- Hive 200 MOD
- Hive Tank
- Replacement Coil
- Extra Glass Tube
- A Pack of O-rings
- USB Cable
- Two User Manuals
- Chipset Card
- Warranty Card
- Certification Card
The Hive 200 Package
The Artery Hive 200W kit comes in a white Artery labeled box with a Hive shaped window on the front that let you see inside at the Color Hive 200 mod and Hive Tank inside. Other than that the from tells you the mod is powered by the AERO CHIP and that Flavor Mode is Featured. Slide the top off of the box and you see your Hive 200 mod and Hive Tank pre-installed with coil, both individually wrapped in plastic.
The artery has done this on kits I’ve seen in the past and it a nice touch. A straight glass for the tank is packaged under the tank and a wrapped spare coil inside the glass. Under all this is a box with the rest of the accessories like o-rings and USB cable. A stack of papers will be found also like the manuals, warranty papers, battery safety card and quality papers
This Hive kit comes with a 24mm Sub-Ohm tank called the Hive. The top has a black delrin 810 drip tip and is the type without o-rings on the drip tip. This means the top cap has an o-ring embedded so your Goon/Kennedy style drip tips work on the tank. Nice touch for a Sub-Ohm tank. You unscrew and remove the top to reveal the large recessed fill port. These reccesed fill ports are my favorite because juice can only go into the tank and can’t pool up and make a mess.
The bottom of the fill port section is a huge o-ring that holds the glass section in place. Pre-installed is the bubble glass holding 4ml of juice and a straight glass 3ml options is inside the box in you want to change it out. The base of the tank has a serial number written on the bottom and Artery on one side and Hive in the other.
It has two large airflow holes and an adjustment ring giving the perfect amount of resistance to hold your selection place. The 0.14-ohm mesh coils screw into the bottom and the top of the coil. The wattage rating for these coils are 50-90 watts and ramp up extremely quickly.
Artery Hive 200W Mod
The Artery Hive is a 200 watt, dual 18650 mod. The frame is made from a lightweight aluminum, and one side is a 1.3 inch colorful TFT screen that’s shaped like the honeycomb design on the front of the box. The screen will either be in a blue resin panel or carbon fiber panel depending on the model you’re looking at. The top has an off center, spring loaded 510 and the mod can handle up to a 28mm tank without overhanging the side of the mod but the bevel around the top makes over 26mm overhang the top.
To the right of the screen, on the side of the frame is stainless steel, honeycomb-shaped fire button. The button protrudes from the just a bit and that makes it easy for your finger to find. When pressing and releasing, the button makes a nice tactile click. Below the fire, the button is a micro USB port for charging and firmware updates. Right above the USB port is a tiny light that quick cycles from red, green than blue when batteries are installed and lights up as different colors depending on battery levels during charging. The back side of the mod is the door to the battery compartment.
Artery Hive 200W Mod Continued
The top says Hive 200 on it and a honeycomb shaped badge is in the center with a bee emblem on it. The majority of the panel has diagonal lines adding texture and grip. At the bottom is a notch for you to be able to pry open the door. The inside of the door has cutouts the shape of the batteries so the magnets and the batteries help hold it in place.
The result is a battery door that is very secure and has no wiggle to it. Artery also has precision machining and I like how the battery door doesn’t move at all. The battery compartment itself is extremely well made and looks as nice as any high-end electronics you may have. The battery contacts come from the top so insert them top first and they go in easy.
Performance of the Artery Hive 200W
The Hive 200 says its powered by the AERO chip which I’m not familiar with but I’m impressed with its performance here. The menu here is very well put together. Click the fire button three times and you enter a honeycomb shaped menu that displays power, temperature, flavor voltage and backlight for brightness. Each one of these selections has a submenu. For example, if you pick a flavor, then you can pick fruit or milk or coffee.
I’m not exactly sure what it does for each flavor other than having a certain ramp up power to try and enhance the type of flavor. I can tell it’s doing something different on each mode but I wish the manual would have dove into that function a little better. The main juice I vape is a fruit loop with milk so that could be fruit or milk, lol. The wattage mode fires extremely fast and seems to actuate to me. When changing the wattage, it moves in one-watt increments which is great. Nobody needs 0.10-watt adjustments, it just takes more time.
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Wattage mode also has six different memory functions you can set up for different tanks. TC mode worked well for me using stainless steel fused Clapton wire. I am getting nice strong vapes and can vape the wicks dry. I even tested out voltage mode. It is adjustable up to 8.0 volts and I saw me vaping at 65 watts was 3.18 volts I set the mod to 3.20 volts and got a nice, consistent vape.
The Hive Sub-Ohm tank performs great and is very easy to use. I like the recessed fill ports and notches in the top cap threads. All of that prevents leaks also the mesh coils are great and printed on them is the negative and positive amount of ohms the coil may be from the suggested. That seems high quality. Four clicks of the fire button take you to a different color menu and allow you to change the color of the display to one of six different colors. This works great for different color drip tips or drippers to make everything matches.
Artery Hive 200W TC Kit Video Review
Artery Hive 200W Conclusion
The Artery Hive is a very nice kit that could be used by beginners and hobbyists alike. At the core its a precision made, dual 18650 mod that is lightweight and unique. I love where the screen is mounted on the side and that the frame is lightweight aluminum. The tank is just a nice bonus that comes with a great mod.
The coil style is very popular so, finding extra coils aren’t going to be hard. This mod having such an advanced chip and being lightweight and well built makes it a win. I honestly can’t think of any negatives with the Artery Hive. Maybe if you don’t like carbon fiber or resin but to me, both look very nice and perform fantastically! The Hive 200 is definitely on my list of best dual 18650 mods.
I want to thank everyone for reading. I really appreciate it! Seriously check out the Artery Hive if you’re looking for a new mod or kit. It’s very nice! I’ll be back soon with more reviews and articles. I hope you all have a great day!
Daniel Marcus is an vape reviewer, vape photographer and coil builder. After smoking for 16 years, got a vape just because I couldn’t smoke in the company car and ended up quitting smoking without even trying. After seeing how effective vaping can be, I’ve spent the past two years trying to help new vapers with beginner problems do they don’t get frustrated and smoke again I’ve written reviews for over a year now. I’ve lived in wv all of my life and like taking vape pictures with a nature backdrop.