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QBox Monthly Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2016

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QBox is a monthly subscription box for the aspiring spy. Each month you’ll get gear and gadgets based on living a spy lifestyle.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: QBox

The Cost: $55 + $12 shipping = $67 per month

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION20 to save 20% off your first box!

The Products: 6-10 items (including a t-shirt) that support the clandestine lifestyle

Ships to: US, Canada, and Mexico for $18.95; Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, and the UK for $22.75

Check out the Geek + Nerd Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add QBox to your subscription list or wishlist!

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Each month will include an information card that lists each item along with the value.

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Let’s Settle This like Spies Shirt – Value $15?

The first thing of note for this shirt is the value. I list all custom shirts for subscription boxes at a $15 value, but the card values this at $30 – so the value might be left up to the subscriber to determine. It’s a funny shirt – it’s simple but effective for a spy-themed shirt.

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Let’s Settle This Like Spies Mug – Value $10

They included a mug that goes along with your shirt. Again, I like the graphic – but was disappointed to see that the paint was smudged in a couple places of this mug.

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How To Disappear Book – Value $14 on Amazon

This is a cool addition. This book is written by the world’s leading experts in finding people and avoiding being found – cool!

From Amazon:

How to Disappear is the authoritative and comprehensive guide for people who seek to protect their privacy as well as for anyone who’s ever entertained the fantasy of disappearing—whether actually dropping out of sight or by eliminating the traceable evidence of their existence.

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RFID Block Card Holders – Value $5-10 based on 4-pack value on Amazon

The next item is a very practical one – RFID blockers for your cards!

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These are little plastic sleeves that you can slide your card in. They included a larger version as well – which seems like it could fit a normal size phone, but not my iPhone 6 Plus.

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TAC-Warrior Neck Knife & Locking Sheath – Value $6 on Amazon

This month includes a knife that can be worn around your neck.

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It ha a locking sheath for the knife as well – which is completely practical for wearing it around your neck.

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The knife itself is pretty small – again, that’s practical for wearing it around your neck – it’s a little bigger than my iPhone 6 Plus.

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Spy HD Camera Pen – Value $11 on Amazon

This pen isn’t branded and didn’t come in a package. I found a gold version with the exact same mechanics on Amazon – so that’s where I’m pulling my value.

Unfortunately for me, this only works with Windows PCs – so I was unable to use this. The little camera is well hidden and it’s easy to operate.

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Poker Chip Stash – Value $7 on Amazon

The last item is a little hidden stash inside a poker chip stack.

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I thought this was a fun little item was well – I can definitely see this fitting into the ‘spy lifestyle’ they talk about catering to.

Verdict: My problem with Qbox really just lie with the value for each item on their information card – they have a total value listed as $148.85, but my values came out to around $73. That value is still above the cost of the box, so that’s good, but it’s about half of what they have listed. I thought some of the items were fun, and I can see how it caters to aspiring spies – but I think that I’m not the target audience for the box – and that target seems to be a bit specific.

What do you think of QBox? Do you subscribe?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

1 Comment

  1. The larger card holder is for your passport.

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