Artery Nugget Pro Review
The original Nugget box mod was a very popular device since it offered tons of features in a small package. Even though it was a great device, it didn’t fit the needs of every vaper for different reasons whether it’d be the size, wattage output or battery life. Now, Artery Vapor has released a larger version, the Artery Nugget Pro which features more available wattage, a bigger internal battery and a slightly larger design.
Before getting any further into this review, I would like to thank Artery Vapor for sending this product my way for the purposes of this review. I will go over my first impressions, usage, performance, pros and cons, and conclude with whether or not I recommend this device!
Out of the box
The Artery Nugget Pro comes in a fairly simple box that shows the name of what’s inside right on the front alongside some information in the front. A nice touch to the packaging is the magnetic flap to open it, which surely gives it a slightly more premium look. Something small to look at, but a great first impression goes a long way in my book. Another nice addition to the packaging is once you do open it, the top section does have information about the device itself, and what’s included. This is basically a quick user guide, but still definitely a good thing.
Upon opening the packaging you are greeted by the Artery Nugget Pro, which is encased in plastic. The box mod is secured in the packaging, and to the side of it is where the micro USB is located. The micro USB cable can be used to charge this device as well as upgrading the firmware. This is a huge pro for sure. Inside of the packaging, you also receive a warranty card, user manual and certificate.
I did receive the black color, but there are other colors available such as white, bronze and copper. Another pro in my book, as color options is always a good thing!
When first holding the Artery Nugget Pro, my initial thought was that it is comfortable to hold, and feels of great quality. In addition, it does sport a relatively compact design, and I was actually surprised by how small it was since it does house a 3300 mAh internal battery. It is primarily constructed of zinc alloy, so it does have excellent durability. Also, the coating of the paint feels really nice in the hands. In addition, all of the edges are rounded, making it even more comfortable to hold.
The overall design of this device is very simplistic, as the only markings on the Artery Nugget Pro is the “N” design which can be found on the smaller Nugget and right under it states “Nugget Pro”. Even though simple, it gives it a great look, and in some cases, a box mod with too many designs may seem tacky or just unattractive to some vapers.
Something else worth mentioning is that the micro USB port is on the front of the device, which is a huge pro once again. It makes it so that you can charge this device while it’s sitting upwards, rather than having to put it on a side. Also, the 510 connection is in the middle right than to one corner, which I do like and is quite different than most mods on the market today. So atomizers you attach to it will sit right in the middle, which looks great in my opinion. However, not everyone may agree with me on this.
All in all, my first impressions of the Artery Nugget Pro were positive! It felt great in the hands, and the build quality was top notch!
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As mentioned previously, the Artery Nugget Pro features a fairly compact design, and is very comfortable in the hands. Since having such a compact design, it makes it extremely pocket friendly. Carrying this box mod around with me was great, and I never had any issues with the paint chipping or anything of that nature. For our female subscribers, I’m sure you will have no issues with this device in your purse.
Even though this device is not as compact as it’s little brother, the original Nugget, the size of it is still quite small especially in comparison to other devices such as single 18650 box mods, or any other internal battery device. In addition, all of the buttons are clickly, and have very nice feedback to them. The screen is also bright, and you can adjust the brightness to your preference, which is another pro in my opinion.
Navigating through the Artery Nugget Pro’s menu system is extremely easy as well. Pressing the wattage up and down button will bring you into the menu system, and you can scroll through it using either the wattage up or down button. In addition, pressing the fire button will access to what you scroll through such as work mode setting, temp system setting, back light, time and more.
Once your done with the menu system you can simply scroll back to exit and continue on to vape to whatever settings you adjusted. Honestly, I felt no need to go into the user manual to figure anything out, which is a huge pro! This device is certainly user friendly.
Something worth mentioning is that atomizers with a diameter over 22mm will overhang. 23mm and 24mm do not overhang much, but 25mm atomizers do have a noticeable overhang. This is definitely a pro, and I do wish that Artery Vapor made this device just slightly thicker to accommodate larger atomizers, especially seeing that a lot of atomizers being released are larger than 22mm in diameter. I would hope that if they do make a version two, that they increase the diameter just a bit. This is definitely a con in my opinion, but not the biggest deal since the overhang isn’t too bad with 24mm atomizers.
Overall, using the Artery Nugget Pro was great! Even though larger atomizers do have some overhang, it didn’t bother me too much since a lot of atomizers I did attach to it were 22mm. This box mod is quite comfortable to hold, and best of all, pocket friendly!
The Artery Nugget Pro has a maximum wattage output of 80w, which I think is sufficient for many vapers. In addition, this device features temperature control for Ni200, Ti and Stainless Steel. The Nugget Pro also features a TCR mode, so you can easily fine tune your vape experience! I did test the stainless steel temperature control as well as the TCR mode for stainless steel, and both performed great!
Honestly, I had no need to actually use the TCR mode, since the vape experience for SS316L wire was great in the stainless steel temperature control mode. You can control the wattage in temperature control mode as well, which is a huge pro!
The Artery Nugget Pro also features a PMG mode which is where you can set up custom curves. This is probably a feature most vapers wouldn’t use, and honestly I didn’t bother using it at all. The power deliver is excellent with this device, as soon as you press the fire button it does indeed fire immediately with no delays whatsoever. Also, when vaping this device at the maximum 80w, it does feel like it is giving 80w of power.
Like mentioned previously, this box mod does have an internal 3300 mAh battery, and I could easily get through at least most of the day with no issues, which is a huge pro! I was actually surprised by how good the battery life was. In addition, I would typically use this device with a single coil tank, so I would only be vaping it at about 35w to 45w. Of course, if you are chain vaping at much higher wattages and with lower resistances, the battery life wouldn’t be the best. However, if you do vape lower wattages such as 50w and below, you’ll get great battery life for sure.
A subjective con to the Artery Nugget Pro is that you cannot change out the batteries. However, I know there are plenty of vapers who don’t want to deal with changing batteries and want the convenience of an internal battery. Also, charging this device from the battery being fully depleted took about 3 hours or so, which isn’t too bad in my opinion.
All in all, the performance of this device was excellent! I got great battery life, and the temperature control mode worked flawlessly.
- Excellent build quality
- Comfortable to hold
- Great battery life
- Temperature Control
- TCR Mode
- Firmware Upgradeable
- Fairly compact design
- Easy to use
- Atomizers over 22mm will overhang
- Cannot change out the batteries (subjective)
- Maximum wattage output of 80w (subjective)
In conclusion, the Artery Nugget Pro is a solid performing box mod that offers the user a ton of features, the convenience of a large internal battery, and is easy to use! The performance in temperature control was fantastic, and I honestly didn’t even need to use the TCR mode since the standard stainless steel temperature control worked just fine. Not to mention, I got easily get through most, if not all through the day with this device when vaping at 50w or under.
Now, even though this device does have a ton of pros, it does have some cons to it, but honestly none of which are deal breakers in my opinion. Most are subjective, and the overhang with 24mm atomizers really isn’t that bad. These cons really don’t take away its excellent performance and comfort.
If you’re a vaper who likes to vape at high wattages, like to change out your batteries or really get annoyed by overhang, then this device is probably not for you. However, if you vape at slightly lower wattages, and looking for a solid performing box mod with an internal battery that can easily last through most of the day, then I can easily recommend the Artery Nugget Pro!
I hope you find this review helpful in finding the right device to fit all of your vaping needs! Feel free to leave any questions or comments down below! Thanks for reading!
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- Zinc Alloy Construction
- 3300 mAh Internal Battery
- Micro USB Charging (Includes Micro USB Cable)
- Maximum Wattage Output: 80w
- Temperature Control (Ni200, Ti, SS)
- TCR Mode
- PMG Mode
- Spring Loaded 510 Connection
- Compact Design
- Firmware Upgradeable
- Adjustable LED Screen Brightness
- Variety of colors available