Wismec Luxotic Review: Background
From the creator of one of the most famous and mostly used Vaping Device around the world, which is the RX Box Mod Series . The Wismec Company has finally joined the game of ‘Squonking‘, the newest trend in box mods, where the e-liquid refilling is done by bottom feeding from the mod itself.
The newest addition to their product list, the Wismec Luxotic BF Box Mod , the goal is to create a Luxurious box mod with exotic materials with a cheaper price. I was excited when I knew they are releasing this device, as I am a big fan of Squonk Mods (Bottom Feeders).
What’s in the Box?
What will you get on Wismec Luxotic Box Mod Package?
- 1x Wismec Luxotic BF Box Mod
- 7.5ml Squonk Bottle
- User Manual
Key Features: Wismec Luxotic Review
What are the key features of Wismec Luxotic BF Box Mod?
Wismec Luxotic BF Box Mod
- 7.5ml Squonk Bottle – This is a big capacity of E-Liquid for a Squonk Bottle, as regular bottles from other bottom feeder box mods only have 6ml of capacity. A great advantage that Wismec Luxotic BF Box has.
- Exotic Door Material – This what Wismec Company is talking about including exotic material in their vaping device, you can choose from different materials like colorful marble-like Resin and honeycomb styled Ultem materials.
- Easy Refilling – One of the biggest advantages of Luxotic BF Box Mod is having a design which will provide an easy access when refilling your Squonk bottle, a magnetic bottom door will be removed then pulling down the squonk bottle for refilling.
- Replaceable Side Cover – You have an option to replace the included slide cover with different exotic material. Hopefully, they will release more color combination user’s to choose.
Design: Wismec Luxotic Review
The Wismec Luxotic BF Box Mod is very cheap for being a bottom feeder/squonk mod that has a large portion of Resin material on its body, you can already have the feeling of having a high-end Vaping Device. This kind of designs to other manufacturers, be prepared to have a budget of $100 minimum and up to thousands of dollars just to have this nice little masterpiece.
When it comes to functionality, Wismec has nailed it again. Jaybo (Founder of Wismec) took his time thinking of what a Bottom Feeder box mod should have, he included a bottom magnetic access door for us to disassemble the squonk bottle easily for refilling it with E-Liquid.
Performance: Wismec Luxotic Review
My first impression before doing my Wismec Luxotic Review, at first look, I thought they have already created a Full Mechanical Bottom Feeder, but I wasn’t disappointed at all knowing that it can provide a good maximum power.
The Wismec Luxotic BF box mod has a 100 watts of maximum output, this is powerful with only a single external 18650 Battery powering up this device. This can already fire up any possible Sub-Ohm resistance builds, but I would suggest using a Single Coil atomizer with single coil builds, this way you can save battery life and avoid stressing it, one more benefit from this is you can get a good flavor out of your E-Liquid.
Wismec Luxotic Box Mod VS Similar Mods
What is the key difference of Wismec Luxotic box mod to other similar Mods?
- Geekvape Athena box mod vs Wismec Luxotic BF box mod – The Geekvape Athena has a power of a Full Mechanical device while the Wismec Luxotic has a maximum of 100 watts, both of them will be good in terms of pwerformance.
- Fuchai Squonk 213 vs Wismec Luxotic BF box mod – The Fuchai Squonk 213 is a regulated bottom feeder while the Wismec Luxotic box mod is something like a semi-mechanical mod with 100 watts of power.
Final Thoughts: Wismec Luxotic Review
As I am expecting this is yet another vaping device that I could personally use, with good overall design and also a great performance. The Wismec Luxotic BF Box Mod is a true beauty with a cheaper price, I am an avid follower of vaping manufacturers producing this amazing masterpiece by using exotic materials, but it would be too expensive for me to buy this awesome mod if I can get it for a cheaper price but with the same performance.
This would probably be included in our Best Vape Mod List and can be crowned as the 2018 Best Squonk Mod.
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FIRST IMPRESSION OUT OF THE BOX:
The Tesla WYE 85 comes packaged in a two-tiered box. On the first tier, you will see the mod fully assembled. On the second tier, there is a spare battery door, a high quality USB cable, a spare glass, the H8 tank, and a spare coil.
I have to admit that when Tesla told me they were sending me this mod for review, I was very excited. I’ve always been a fan of the full-sized version of the WYE mod. I always loved the lightness and silky smooth texture of that mod. I hope that I like the single battery version just as much. Let’s juice this tank up, load some batteries into this mod and see how it actually performs.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
- 1 x WYE 85W Mod
- 1 x H8 Tank
- 1 x EB Coil
- 1 x H8 coil
- Spare Glass
- 1 x Spare Paint Splatter Battery Cover
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 2 x User Manual
FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
The 510 pin on the Tesla WYE 85 seems to be stainless steel or silver plated. One thing is for sure, it is not gold plated. It does have a nice spring to it with a long throw. The plate around the 510 connection is stainless steel and it sits flush up against the top plate of the mod. There is a gear graphic on the plate of the 510. The threading is stainless steel and very smooth. So far, all of my atomizers have sat flush on this mod. The top plate of the mod is held in place by two tiny star screws.
With the screen facing you, on the right side of the mod, there is some WYE branding on the battery cover. On the left side of the mod, there is some Tesla branding on the body of the mod. The battery cover is easy to use and take off. There are no magnets on the interior of the battery cover or on the battery sled. The battery cover just clicks into place. It clicks into place very solidly and there has been no battery door rattle. There is also plenty of venting present on both sides of the battery door cover.
With the battery cover off, you will see some Tesla branding on the side of the battery tray. This is a single 18650 mod and you load the cell in negative side up. There are clear battery indicator markings on the tray itself. There is no battery tray strap but it’s really not an issue because the battery comes out quite easily. The battery contacts seem to be silver plated. The one on the bottom is a button style contact and the one on the top is a spring-loaded contact. So far, all of my batteries have fit inside this battery tray very well. I have experienced no battery rattle at all.
One thing I really like that Tesla did with this kit is the fact that they included two battery doors. I think that’s a fantastic idea and it gives their customers a lot of choices as far as the look of their mod goes. My mod is black and it did come with just a plain black battery cover. However, on the bottom of the box, in the second tier, I also received a spare battery door with a white paint splatter on it. I think that’s absolutely awesome, especially when you’re dealing with a black mod. It gives you the chance to switch things up a little bit and break up all the blackness on the mod. Fantastic idea, Tesla!
On the bottom of the mod, there are two-star screws that hold the bottom plate in place. There is also some wording that says designed by Teslacigs. On the front bottom of the mod, below the up and down buttons, you have a USB charge port. This mod is firmware upgradeable but I could not find any information pertaining to what rate it actually charges at. I would say, it’s safe to assume it charges at 1 amp. Whether it’s one or two amps, it’s really not a big deal because this is a single battery mod so it’s not going to take that long to charge internally. We always recommend that you charge all of your batteries externally anyway.
Above the USB port, we have the up and down buttons. They are made out of the same material as the rest of the mod. The up and down button is an oval-shaped, rocker style, button. The up button is located on the right side and the down button is located on the left side. This mod does scroll in .5 watt increments. I would have liked to have seen it scroll in full watt increments but .5 watt increments is a definite improvement over .1 watt increments.
Between the fire button and the up and down buttons, we have the WYE 85W screen. It’s a bright screen with a great font that is easy to read. It has all of the information that you need to know which includes your resistance, voltage, watts, mode, temperature, preheat, material, and battery life. The same exact screen that you will find on the dual battery WYE.
The fire button is circular in shape and very comfortable to use. The fire button is also made out of the same material as the rest of the mod. It is an ABS sort of plastic that has an extremely smooth texture to it and seems to be very durable. The fire button has a clicky, tactile feel to it and I have really enjoyed using it. The mod fires right away, as soon as you hit that fire button.
I was very surprised when I received this kit with a tank. I have to admit I think of Tesla as more of a mod company than I do a tank company. The tank included in the kit is the Tesla H8 tank. It is very Baby Beast looking sort of tank and it actually performs very similar to a Baby Beast. Maybe because the coils for the Baby Beast are actually compatible with this tank. That’s a good thing because Baby Beast coils are available everywhere and there’s nothing worse than getting a tank that uses a proprietary coil that is not widely available. The Baby Beast coils will fit in this tank and so will all of the other BB compatible coils on the market today. That gives you a pretty huge selection of coils.
The first con this tank is going to have is the drip tip. It’s a wide bore, comfortable, Delrin type of drip tip but it is neither 510 nor Goon style. Instead, it is a threaded drip tip. Really Tesla? All of the great drip tip designs on the market today and you had to go with a threaded drip tip? Absolutely ridiculous, even though the drip tip itself is very comfortable. I want the ability to run Goon style or 510 drip tips. Optimally, vapers want a Goon style drip tip with an included 510 drip tip adapter. Anything different, and it’s going to be a con. As it stands, no other drip tips fit into this opening except for the one that comes in the kit. I have tried Goon style drip tips, and Smok style drip tips and none of them fit.
Around the edge of the fill port cap, there is some H8 tank branding as well as some “open” lettering. It is on that side of the tank that you push the top cap forward in order for it to slide open. Once the top cap is open, you will see a Tic Tac-shaped fill port. It is on the small side and I do wish it was a little bigger. Most of today’s juice bottles will fit but the bullnose juice bottles will be a little sloppy when filling. Another slight con is that if you do get some juice on the top of the slider part when it is open, when you close the slider part of the tank some juice will squeeze out and run down your tank.
The inside of the fill port cap has an o’ring that holds the glass section in place. This tank does have a 5 ml capacity. The chimney on the tank is short and wide bore. It is very conducive to flavor because the bottom of the chimney screws directly into the top of the coil and the flavor from the vapor, does not have far to go. There is an o’ring at the end of the chimney that does a good job of sealing everything up.
This tank does have a screw-in type of coil system and the threading on the interior of the base is very smooth. I have had no problem threading the coils into the tank. On the outside bottom of the tank, there are two cyclops style airflow slots, this is a bottom airflow tank. The AFC is smooth and it does have stoppers on both sides. In between the two airflow slots, there is some light knurling that gives you a good grip when adjusting the AFC. On the bottom of the tank, there is some Tesla branding. The 510 pin looks to be either stainless steel or silver plated. There is an insulator ring under it and it does have smooth stainless steel threading around it. The base is 25 mm in diameter.
- E8 coil 0.15ohm (50W-110W pre-installed)
- E2 coil 0.4ohm (40W-80W)
The first coil I tried was the pre-installed one that Tesla calls the E8 coil. It has a wattage range of 50 to 110 watts. While this coil was definitely my favorite out of the two, I like this coil right at around 80 watts. That is where it does give its best flavor. It’s unfortunate that in order for you to get the best flavor out of this particular coil that you have to run this particular mod, near its maximum output wattage. That’s not to say it’s not flavorful at a lower wattage. It is, I have run this coil at around 65 watts and I get really good flavor and clouds. I just think I get better flavor and clouds at around 80 watts. The problem with that on this particular set up is, if you run this tank at over 65 watts, you are just going to fly through batteries on this mod.
The second coil I tried was the E2 coil included in the kit. I think this coil is much better suited for this kit. In fact, I wouldn’t have minded if Tesla would have scrapped the other coil and just included two of these. This coil runs much better on this setup and it falls into its wattage range. I’ve been running this coil on this mod for about 2 weeks now and the coil longevity is just fantastic. I have experienced no significant loss of flavor with either coil but you have to remember that I am running the higher wattage coil, at a much lower wattage than I would like to. This coil I am running right around 60 watts and I get some really good flavor and clouds. Both coils give me a very wet, saturated type of vape that I like and that I normally don’t get from a typical sub ohm coil.
THE LOOK, FEEL, AND GENERAL AESTHETICS OF THE MOD:
I love the look and feel of this mod. I love the silky texture that it has and I think the build quality is just fantastic. I like the fact that I get two battery doors and I like that Tesla went with its proven WYE chipset. This is a stealthy, little, single-battery mod that performs very well. I think the branding on it is very subtle and the form factor is just fantastic. If you love the feel of the dual battery WYE, then you are absolutely going to love this mod. It has that same exact feel but it’s half the size. The texture is just silky, smooth and I love the ABS Plastic Tesla used for this device. So far, the finish has held up just beautifully and I have no complaints in the looks department when it comes to this mod.
The Tesla WYE 85W uses a proprietary board by Tesla. This board is capable of 85 watts and it has a temperature range of 200 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. It does have a minimum resistance of .1 ohms. Of course, there is a full temperature control suite and it will TC, Ni, Ti, and SS. It also has three memory slots for those of you that use the TCR settings.
There is also three preheat settings that are soft, medium, and hard. The preheat settings are available in power and TC mode. There is also a curve feature available in power mode only. The preheat settings work very well and I do find myself using them a lot in most situations. I’m not a big wattage curve guy but I did test it and it does work well. Basically, there are no surprises here because this is a throttled down version of the dual 18650 WYE Chipset.
THE MENU SYSTEM:
- Click the fire button 5 times to turn the mod on and lock the mod.
- Hold down the minus button with the fire button to lock the keys. The mod will still fire but you will not be able to adjust the wattage or temperature.
- Click the fire button three times to have access to all the settings.
- Once you have access use the +/- to scroll through the settings.
- Once you find the setting you want to adjust, click the fire button to select that setting.
- Once you select the setting you want to adjust, use the plus minus button to make adjustments.
This is an extremely simple and very intuitive menu system. You can literally sit down with this mod for 2 minutes and figure it out without looking at the instruction booklet. The menu system on the WYE is just extremely well done and very user friendly, just like its big brother.
HOW DOES IT VAPE?
I have to say that I really enjoy vaping this mod in power mode. I find it to be very accurate and I’m sure it probably does do the full 85 watts with the right battery. TC mode on this mod actually blew me away. The reason I was so surprised at the quality of the TC that this mod puts out is because I was expecting the TC to be very much along the lines of the dual 18650 version of this mod. The TC on the dual 18650 version was pretty decent. It wasn’t groundbreaking and it was what I would call a second tier TC system. That’s not the case with this mod at all. Tesla did something with their TC and they definitely tweaked it. The TC on this mod is on point and accurate.
Right now, I have my brand new Vandy Vape Kylin Mini on top of this mod ohming out at to .28 ohms with a single, fused, stainless steel, Clapton coil. I have the wattage set at 50 and the temperature set at 500 degrees Fahrenheit. I am getting a fantastic TC vape off of this setup. The vapor is lush, saturated, flavourful, and extremely cloudy. This thing just vapes fantastic in TC mode. Great job, Tesla!
WHAT WOULD MAKE IT BETTER:
Tesla, you have to get rid of that screw in drip tip. Vapers just don’t want that type of drip tip and if you lose it, it makes the whole tank pretty useless. What happens if you strip the threading on the DT? Basically, you can throw the tank out. If you are going to go with that type of drip tip, you have to at the very least, include one extra DT just in case you wind up losing it or stripping it. I would highly recommend that you just get rid of that drip tip all together. Go with a Goon style drip tip and include a 510 drip tip adapter. Do that, and this kit basically doesn’t have any significant cons.
I really wish I received this kit a month or two earlier. Had I received this kit earlier or if it was released earlier, it would have definitely made my Best Of 2017 List. It really is that good of a mod. In fact, right now, it is basically one of my all-time favorite single-battery mods. I would definitely have to rank it in the top 5 of my all-time favorite single battery mods. I love the look and feel of this mod and I am very impressed with its performance. After buying this kit, all you really have to do is get some juice and a quality 18650 battery. Do that, and you are ready to vape and vape well.
I have been seeing this kit for just under $50 and I have to say that at that price point, it’s an awesome deal. You get everything you need to start vaping and you get an extremely competent setup, all in one box. I think it’s a very good value at that price point. Do yourself a favor and pick one of these kits up, if you are in need of a high-quality single battery setup. This one will more than fit that bill. It’s for all the low wattage vapers and the vapers that love running single coils. If that sounds like you, then the Tesla WYE 85W Kit is DeucesJack approved.
- Dimensions: 82*40*26mm
- ABS & PC Plastic Construction
- Wattage Range: 7W – 85W
- Temperature Range: 200°F – 600°F / 100°C – 300°C
- Resistance Range:
- 0.1Ω – 3.0Ω (VW Modes)
- 0.05Ω – 1.0Ω (TC Modes)
- Output Modes: VW, TC (Ni, Ti, SS 316), TCR, M (1, 2, 3)
- Taste Modes: Norm, Soft, Hard, User
- Requires (1) 18650 Battery (Battery Sold Separately)
- Sliding Battery Panel
- Micro USB Port (Charging)
- OLED Display
- Lightweight Feel
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I’ve never been much of a fan of single coil RDAs as I prefer something which can give a decent amount of power when hitting that fire bar. After testing out this OUMIER WASP NANO RDA, I have mixed thoughts surrounding this. Am I converted to being a fan of single coil builds or do I still prefer the dual builds? I received this package, opened the very very small box and was shocked. They describe this as being ‘Nano’. They weren’t joking for this little beauty is really tiny!!
OK so first lets take a look at the contents of the box.
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OUMIER WASP NANO RDA Packaging List
- 1 x Wasp Nano RDA by Oumier
- Organic Cotton
- 1 x Squonk Pin
- Small of extras including ‘o’ rings and screws
Vaping with OUMIER WASP NANO RDA
Using this Wasp Nano for approx 2 weeks and I am impressed. Its flavor has been really good, and for a single coil RDA the cloud production was incredible with the adjustable airflow making this easier to control and also giving you the air intake options.
The build quality is finished to perfection with the strong stainless steel base and the resin top cap to finish, better still. I had the crystal clear resin top cap which I personally prefer as you can see through to view the coils and see how saturated the wicks are. For me personally I would make the top cap a little bigger as being quite close to the coils can make your lips warm whilst vaping.
Now I know some people do prefer a warm vape but this is different in regards to you are closer to the coil than most other RDAs on the market today. The deck is small and the top cap is tiny. The coils are installed and sit just below the drip tip style opening of the top cap. No removable drip tip as the top cap forms a mouth piece all in one.
OUMIER WASP NANO RDA Key Features
- Stainless steel base and Fitted Resin Top Cap
- 510 thread
- Width 22mm
- Easy refilling without removing drip tip
- Direct side airflow design
- Large build deck for single coil build
- Gold plated deck for better conductivity
- Unique coil-locking design
- Wide bore drip tip
- Comes with Squonk pin
Am I converted from dual coils to being a single coil fan as I said before?
I would’t say I am now a fan of single coil builds but the Wasp Nano RDA did impress me with its performance and flavor. I am old school and do prefer the heavy hitting dual coil builds. With this little beauty you need to take your time and take care with it. There is space on the deck to fit a decent size coil in their, baring in mind the bigger the coil the less space you leave for wicking. Now wicking with this was so easy. You could do it with your eyes shut. Nice and simple and ample space for good amount of wick.
OUMIER WASP NANO RDA Overall Thoughts
Build quality is really good. This is constructed well with stainless steel and I really do like the resin top cap finish. I have seen a variety of different colors with something to suit everyone. Single coil install is easy to do. No messing around with a simple deck. Wicking was a breeze and like I said before, you can do this with your eyes closed. I am not converted to being a single coil fan but after using this Wasp Nano RDA I can safely say I like to use single coil RDAs a little more now. Be careful with the warm vape. This produces being closer to the coil and finally price point for this little beauty – I’ve seen this range in price for between £12.99 to £19.99, which is a fair price to pay for quality.
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Did you forget about the guys from Nikola? If so, then I remind you that they broke into the market very quickly and had already managed to fatten up, releasing three boxing fashion, including today’s novelty. I definitely like their attitude and attitude, so I always watch their devices with interest, which is what I wish for you. Let’s
start … Nikola Wolverine 230W Mod
Dimensions: 87.1 x 57 x 32.2mm
Weight: 177g Body
material: zinc alloy
Power: 2 x 18650
Output power: 7 – 230W
Voltage range: 1.0 – 7.5V Peak
Operating mode: POWER, TC (NI200, SS, TI), TCR
Temperature range:200 ℉ – 600 ℉ / 100 ℃ – 315 ℃
Supported resistance: 0.1 – 3.0Ω / TC 0.05 – 1.0Ω
Protection: against low / high resistance, overheating, short circuit, reverse polarity, overcharge / overdischarge
Connector Type: steel 510, pin spring-loaded
Screen / diagonal: yes
Micro-USB port / charging: yes, charging current 1.5A
Color: see photo below
Contents – Wolverine 230W Mod
– USB Cable
– User Manual
– Warranty Card
Our hero looks quite decent, modern. The location of the main elements and anatomical convexity in the compartment with relatively compact dimensions for this segment promise decent ergonomics.
The decor is rich in various inserts, ventilation holes, slanting lines. A contrast of materials and colors of the main body with a soft-touch insert in the rear crowns this “cake” with a cherry.
The color scheme is rather peculiar – and what, I am for such decisions, in the furnace standards and canons. You give a fresh stream!
The landing pad is steel, probably the mod will be able to take on board quite large in diameter atomizers with the proper aesthetic.
The control panel has focused on the side of the device. The display is rather small, as well as the information it provides. Slightly below the control buttons and the connector for charging the batteries.
The button is raised on the thin end of the device, and on a small bevel. Looks all this decoration is quite convenient.
The compartment for the battery is hidden behind the lid on the bottom of the device. And the most interesting thing about it is that it is completely removable.
I hope the fastening mechanism is reliable and it will not “split at the first jump”. Performance is decent, the functionality is standard.
The price is still unknown, on the shelves of online shops the novelty has not yet appeared.
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Justfog C601 hands-on preview
Justfog is relatively new to the pod vape game. They are based in South Korea and recently had a big hit with the Minifit. They just designed a new device called the C601 with a slightly larger form factor and a smooth rubber coating similar to the Kandypens Feather.
The C601 is an MTL pod mod and unique in that is has an integrated clip function that allows you to wear it on your clothing or attach it to a necklace. It runs on 1.7 mL cartridges powered by a 650 mAh battery.
Colors: black, green, orange, white, blue
Justfog C601 Specs and features
Size: 88 x 33 mm
Battery: Built-in 650 mAh
Charging: USB charging
A sporty pod vape?
JustFog is calling this device “sporty”. I guess that’s because of the rubberized coating and the clip. It’s easy to hold onto and easy to keep up with. You don’t even need pockets to carry it. The clicky power button is integrated into the clip, which is a unique design choice. It is so subtle, that I actually missed it at first — I thought it was just a piece connecting the rotating clip to the battery housing. After reading the instructions, I realized it was a fire button and clicked it four times to turn it on. (Not five.)
The clip feels like it would take a lot of force to snap off. Another bonus with a built-in clip is that it protects the mouthpiece when not in use, but it can take some getting used to. To access the mouthpiece, you have to move the top of the clip down and to the side. But because the clip is non-removable and shorter in length, it won’t rotate completely around the battery. When in use, the clip sticks out toward the bottom of the battery at an angle. At first, it feels a bit odd to hold but it soon becomes normal.
Filling the pod requires a fine-tip bottle, or it will get a little messy. It uses a similar filling system to the Minifit and it’s designed for use with high-strength nic salts. I gave the cartridge a few minutes to sit and then got to work. It took a few puffs to get rid of the cotton taste, but that’s pretty standard. Once the cartridge was broken in, it was nothing but flavor using NKD 100 Lava Flow.
The C601’s 650 mAh battery is nearly twice the capacity of the Minifit. There’s an LED on the power button that functions as a battery life indicator. It’s white when fully charged, blue when it’s at 70-30% and red when it’s below 30%. The 1.6-ohm coils don’t demand a lot of power — the C601 puts out a straight 3.5 V for the entire duration of its life span for a consistent puff.
I was very impressed with the battery life I got out of the C601. The battery lasted days before having to recharge! As for the longevity of the coils, I got about 5 or 6 refills before the performance dropped off. I got a few bad hits, but it was perfect up until then. It still performs, just not as well as it did in the first 10 mL or so.
I’m glad Justfog gave me the opportunity to test out this new device. I gotta admit, I’ve been keeping it clipped on my pants pocket. It’s a simple feature but it’s quite useful. Other than that, the MTL draw is nice and the flavor and throat hit are notable. The extended battery life makes it that much more of a go-to device. I wish the coils in the pods lasted a little bit more, but this is the case with most refillable pod systems out there. Have you tried the Justfog? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.
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The first thing you need to know about the OBS Crius II Dual-Coil RTA is that it’s a completely different beast than the original Crius II, which came out about six months ago and was a single-coil atomizer. I have no idea why the Chinese company decided to go with such a confusing name, but it would be a shame for people to confuse these two very different tanks, which don’t even look the same. Anyway, this is a review of the dual-coil version of the Crius II RTA by OBS. Lets’s check it out:
A Look at the Contents
The new OBS Crius II comes in a fairly large slider box with a picture of the atomizer and a gnarly and completely unnecessary nicotine warning on the front, and a list of contents, as well as information about the tank (size, weight,color) on the back.
Pull on the little textile handle on the side of the box, and you’ll find the assembled Crius II dual-coil RTA as well as a box of accessories. Inside that yellow box, you’ll find a spare glass tube for the tank, a couple of ready-made coils, some silicone o-rings, a small screwdriver, a sheath of organic Japanese cotton and a user manual. It’s pretty much your standard atomizer kit, although I do appreciate OBS going for the slider-type box. It was an escape from all the classic cardboard boxes that most other companies use these days.
Design and Build Quality
As I said in the introduction to this review, the dual-coil version of the Crius II RTA is completely different that the single-coil one released last year, both on the inside and on the outside.
This new Crius II measures 42mm from top to bottom – not including the drip tip and connector pin – and 25mm in diameter. It weighs 63 grams, which is just about the right weight for its size. It has a juice capacity of just over 4ml.
Starting from the top, we have a wide bore resin drip tip which, at first glance, appears to be an 810, but is actually an outdated 510 type. I love the look of it – black resin with white accents – but I personally would have preferred the wider 810. Then we have the stainless steel top cap, with the OBS name etched into it, which conceals the patented OBS filling port. Just pull on the top cap and it will reveal a large slot on the side of the atomizer through which you just pour juice into it. When you’re finished, just press the top cap back down and you’re good to go.
Then we have the glass portion of the tank, through which you can see the massive atomization chamber with four juice control slots cut into it, and a very short chimney. The base is pretty standard, featuring an airflow control ring and four medium-size air slots. At the very bottom, we have a gold-plated, non-adjustable 510 pin.
At first glance, the OBS Crius II dual-coil is not the most exciting-looking atomizer on the market. It has a fairly classic design, a very clean line, but it doesn’t really stand out in any way, like the OBS Engine did when it launched. But don’t be fooled by this tank’s tame appearance, it really is a beast in sheep’s clothing.
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Now for the part that matters most – the build deck. Well, if you’re a fan of OBS products, or if you just happen o be familiar with the company’s Crius RDA, you’ll probably recognize this particular build deck the moment you see it. They literally took the exact same clamp-style deck from the Crius RDA and adapted it slightly to fit the RTA system. The deck itself is exactly the same, only instead of a juice well, we now have four wicking slots and two massive bottom airflow holes.
So now that we’re familiar with the design of the Crius II dual-coil RTA, let’s talk about setting it up for the first time.
Dual-coil RTAs can be pretty tricky to build on, but that’s not the case with the OBS Crius II. Thanks to a very simple and intuitive clamp system, you can get it done in a couple of minutes or less, depending on how experienced of a builder you are.
But first things first – take the atomizer apart, give it a good wash under running hot water, lave it to dry or use some paper napkins to speed up the process. Once that’s over with, it’s time to work on the build deck.
Basically, all you need to do is loosen the screw on top of the gold-plated clamp until you see some space between the positive and negative posts and the ceramic buffer between them. Then, insert one of the coils from one side, and the other from the opposite side, hold them in place with your thumb and index finger, and tighten the screw with your other hand. Once the clamp is tightened down, straighten the coils and make sure they are positioned above the massive air slots at the bottom of the deck. That’s it, you’re ready to wick.
Now, wicking is always a bit tricky on RTAs, but even more so on OBS products. I remember the Engine being particularly problematic in this area, which resulted in me having to rewick it several times. The Crius II dual-coil is not much different, but luckily I have more experience this time around. Essentially, all you need to do is make sure you don’t overdo it with the cotton. Cut your leads as short as possible, as you only need the cotton to reach about halfway into the wicking channels,. not fill them up completely. The idea is to prevent the atomization chamber from flooding, while at the same time allowing the juice to reach the coils easily.
I personally like to thin out the cotton leads a little bit as well, to make sure that they don’t hinder wicking at all, but that’s just personal preference. What is important to keep in mind is not to stuff the cotton in the juice channels, but gently guide it in there and make sure it stays relatively loose.
Once you’re done with the wicking, put a few drops of juice on the cotton to prime it, and screw the base back on to the top part of the tank. Next it’s time to fill this baby up with e-liquid, but before you do that, make sure that the juice flow control slots on the barrel of the Crius II are sealed shut. You can open and close them by gripping the base of the RTA and rotating the glass tube clockwise. Then, all you have to do is pour juice through the fill port concealed by the top cap.
That’s about all there is to it.
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How It Vapes
I have to admit that I did not have high hopes for the OBS Crius II RTA. I hadn’t really been very impressed with either the OBS Engine or the Engine Nano. Everyone else seemed to love them, but I just always preferred other tanks and RTAs to them, and I thought the Crius II would just be more of the same – ok, but nothing to write home about. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Long story short, this is my new favorite dual-coil RTA, and it wasn’t even a close call. I had been gushing over the GeekVape Blitzen thinking RTAs couldn’t get much better, but the Crius II just blew it right out of the water. Vapor production is actually about the same, but in terms of flavor, the OBS Crius II is on a whole other level. I couldn’t tell you exactly how it squeezes so much flavor out of e-liquids, but I suspect it has to do with the bottom airflow slots pushing the vapor straight up, and with the very tall atomization chamber that stretches up almost to the bottom of the drip tip. Whatever it is, it works.
I’ve been using the OBS Crius II with the stock coils that came in the box, so I’m sure you can get even more vapor and better flavor with some exotic coils, but I’m more than satisfied with its stock performance. I have yet to read any other reviews on this atomizer, but I doubt anyone can complain about its performance. It’s a superb tank that I for one will be using a lot going forward.
Leaking has not been an issue for me, but that doesn’t mean that the Crius II can’t leak. It all depends on how well you wick it. If the cotton doesn’t seal those juice slots properly, juice will get into the atomization chamber and leak through the bottom airflow slots, so pay close attention to that.
I have not tried all of OBS’ atomizers, but I have a feeling that the Crius II dual coil may just be their best one yet. It’s easy to build on and wick, has excellent build quality, and its vapor production and flavor intensity are simply impressive. If you’re in the market for a new dual-coil RTA, I highly suggest you at least consider it. Just make sure that you don’t get the original Crius II, which is a single-coil atomizer.
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The company Coil Master , already for a long time pleasing the steamers with their devices and accessories for wapping, decided to expand its assortment of atomizers, releasing RDTA under the not quite suitable, I think, for this type of device called Genesis. We will consider it in this review.
Packing and equipment
Comes Genesis RDTA in cardboard packing, painted in the company’s colors Coil to Master Master : black and red. On the front side of the package there is a name and a brief description of the features of the device. On the reverse side, we will see a bundle, specification and a label with the RDTA color marking. On one of the sides there is a scratch code for checking originality.
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Genesis RDTA has a standard package. Its complete list is presented in the table below.
|Device Coil Master Genesis RDTA||1|
|Set of spare o-rings||1|
|Set of spare screws||1|
|Spare glass bulb||1|
Appearance and parameters
Genesis RDTA is a classic bacodrip, externally and with a constructive almost no different from COMBO RDTA, manufactured by IJOY. The company Coil Master does not introduce non-standard technical and design solutions, but made it old-fashioned, but very high quality, however, for the quality I love the devices and sets from this company. Genesis RDTA has a lateral adjustable airflow, side fueling, massive bicycle racks, allowing to accommodate almost any “fantasy” of the co-builder. Bacodrip works only in the mode with two spirals. The device is made of 304 stainless steel. Genesis RDTA is available in two colors: steel and black.
|The weight||59 grams|
|Material||Stainless steel 304, pyrex glass|
Genesis RDTA , like any classic bacodrip, consists of a base with a 6 ml liquid tank, skirts, domes and drip-type located below. Drip-type non-standard, the landing diameter of 15 mm, is made of delirium, densely held on the dome with the help of two o-rings. The adjustment of the lateral blowing is realized by means of two cutouts on the lower part of the dome, which can simultaneously open / close the two airflow slots consisting of four holes located on the RDTA skirt, thereby adjusting the air supply to the spiral. At the same time, the dome itself is securely held by means of two O-rings. Inside the dome, a “flavor” spherical treatment is performed. The skirt is steel with two side airflow slots. It is held on the basis of RDTA using a large O-ring.
When considering the device base, no novelties, unfortunately, are not revealed: already become standard Velocity racks with rather large holes for fastening spirals. Moreover, it should be noted that the bases and the skirt with the dome from COMBO RDTA are fully compatible with Genesis.
On the back side of the RDTA is a gold-plated adjustable pin; certificates; information about the manufacturer and the name of the device.
No features in the installation of spirals and cotton packing, this atomizer did not present, everything is standard, as well as on dozens of other RDTA. The only thing I want to note is the horizontal axis of the spirals, located slightly above the blowing slots, which allows you to get a pseudo bottom blow and a small gain in taste. Whisking does not make sense to lower it to the very bottom of the tank, thereby reducing its volume (and it is just needed, because at a power of about 100W the liquid is melting in front of the eyes).
Unfortunately, I did not see anything extraordinary and innovative in the Genesis RDTA . The taste and dross on such devices will depend entirely on the spirals installed in them, so there is no sense in judging the “markers”, they are all different. Of nit-picking, I can produce too much skirt height with a dome, which increases the evaporation chamber, concealing the taste. A large O-ring, which holds the skirt on the base, is constantly jammed when refueling. But, in general, this device is not bad and fully works out the money invested in its purchase, especially since its cost in the online store of Coil Master company is only $ 30, which is quite good for the original device from the eminent manufacturer.
New from Coil Master
On the site of the company Coil Master you can pick up for yourself and purchase the necessary materials and devices for working with serviced atomizers. Let’s consider some of the novelties.
Coil Master Ready Box – a small set for serviced atomizers, consisting of 3 pairs of pre-wound spirals and twelve plates of high-quality Japanese cotton. Perfectly complement the camp kit Coil Master DIY Kit Mini .
|Fused Clapton||26 * 2 + 39AWG||3||NI80||0.3|
|Clapton Parallel||26 * 2 + 39 + 26AWG||3||NI80||0.3|
|Triple Clapton||26 * 3 + 40AWG||3||A1 + NI80||0.25|
Coil Master Skynet – a set of eight types of pre-engraved coils in the original plastic packaging. Each of the cells of the improvised “box” contains six ready-made spirals.
|Fused Clapton||26AWG * 2 + 39AWG||3||NI80||0.3 ± 0.05|
|Tortuosity||23AWG||3||NI80||0.22 ± 0.05|
|Clapton Parallel||26AWG * 2 + 39 + 26AWG||3||NI80||0.3 ± 0.05|
|Interlock Clapton||(26 + 32AWG) + 24AWG||3||A1 + NI80||0.3 ± 0.05|
|Fused Clapton (TWIST)||28AWG * 2 + 32AWG||3||A1||0.45 ± 0.05|
|Flat Clapton||0.3 * 0.8MM + 32AWG||3||A1||0.45 ± 0.05|
|Clapton||26AWG + 32AWG||2.8.||A1||0.6 ± 0.05|
|Super Tiger Coil||22AWG + 0.4 * 0.08MM||3||NI80 + A1||0.6 ± 0.05|
Coil Master did not ignore the fans of the new-fashioned “toy” spinner, releasing a branded product – Spinner 1 .
This spinner with the extension for the 510th connector can be mounted on the mechanical mode, after which you can screw up any of your atomizer from above. In my opinion, it turned out quite amusing “trinket”, but, I think, no one will consciously go on making contacts in the electrical circuit of Mehmod, introducing additional resistance, thereby reducing the effective power.
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Kanger has recently focused on the mods segment for beginners and seeks to create many different devices to suit all categories of novice vagers. For fans of autonomy, the manufacturer has released K-Kiss – an easy-to-manage mod that stands out for its class-built internal battery of 6300 mAh.
Since K-Kiss is a starter kit or a beginner kit, a 4.5 ml cliromizer is also supplied with the battery pack, so the beginning viper will only need to buy the liquid.
The main difference K-Kiss is in a huge battery and a modest size for such a capacity. Its name is probably due to the design principle, which sounds like “Keep it short and simple” or “Keep it simple, silly”, which means “The simpler (device) is the better.” Indeed, the novelty from Kanger is very simple to operate and very reliable because of this.
The body of the mod is made of zinc and aluminum alloy, after which it is covered with a special finish coat, which Kanger has already used in the TOGO Mini . This paint is pleasant to the touch, does not allow the fashion to slip out of the hands and not “zalapyvaetsya.” There are four colors to choose from: orange, red, black and wood. However, in the instructions and on the package there are two more colors that are not yet available for order: leopard and “snake skin”. Whether such coloring will go on sale is not yet known.
Despite the large battery, the device’s dimensions are modest – 122 x 40 x 40 mm along with the cliromiser. For inconspicuous pairs, the set may come up, but with some reservations. Thanks to the rounded form, K-Kiss falls well in the hand, and the hover button goes directly under the thumb or index finger (depending on the grip).
The build quality of K-Kiss is excellent – nothing rattles and dangles, all the details are perfectly matched to each other.
K-Kiss does not have a customizable varivatta, the card of the device independently sets the power, depending on which evaporator is installed and how much battery charge remains. At the full charge of the mode “fry” more strongly, and closer to discharge the amount of steam decreases. The manufacturer did not state the maximum power, but judging from the minimum resistance of 0.15 Ohm, it should be around 50 watts.
From 0.15 Ohm. The complete cliromizer has a diameter of 24 mm, so if desired, you can easily replace it with any other with the same diameter. Clears of 25 mm will also work, but larger diameter atomizers will already “hang” and partially obscure the screen mode.
In the K-Kiss built-in battery for 6300 mAh. This is one of the best indicators on the market for devices of similar dimensions. In combination with a fairly large tank, 4.5 ml of the mode becomes very autonomous and convenient to use.
You can charge the battery via USB-port on a standard current of 1 A. It will take about 7 – 9 hours. The manufacturer has not declared the function of the paste, so it is not recommended to soar and charge at the same time K-Kiss.
The mode charge level is indicated by a small screen with five LED indicators. All five means full charge, and one means fast discharge. At a critically low charge, the LED will signal this by flashing. The screen is located next to the cliromiser, so it will always be visible when tightened.
Standard steel 510 connector with brass spring-loaded pin.
The device has such protections:
- from short circuit;
- from recharge / overdischarge;
- from low / high resistance;
- from overheating of the board;
- from overheating of the evaporator (cut-off at the 10th second);
- Vent holes to drain gases from the battery.
In the K-Kiss kit there is a cliromizer with the same name, created specifically for this whale. This is a modern clay made of stainless steel and Pyrex glass, which is executed in black and is equipped with o-rings in the color of the set. Refueling at the top of the cliromizer.
Clear K-Kiss completely collapsible, if desired, you can replace the cracked glass or drip-type. The standard mouthpiece has an unusual design, due to which it allows you to draw more steam. However, the connector at the clinic is familiar 510, so you can install any other drip-type.
The capacity of the enema is 4.5 ml. Blowing in it fixed, easy tightening will depend on the installed evaporator.
You can use all the evaporators of the SSOCC series: nichrome with a resistance of 0.5, 1.2 and 1.5 ohms, a Clapton Coil 0.5 Ohm cantaloupe, with a 0.2 and 0.5 Ohm stainless steel spiral. The cliromiser perfectly realizes the potential of the evaporators and perfectly conveys the taste, giving out large clouds of steam. For best performance, an evaporator with a resistance of 0.2 ohms is recommended. It should be noted that the evaporators of the SSOCC series are quite popular and can easily be found in stores.
Turns on and off the mode five times by pressing the Fire button.
- Dimensions of the fashion: 83 x 40 x 40 mm
- Dimensions of fashion with a cliromiser: 122 x 40 x 40 mm
- Weight: 236 g (190 g modes, 46 g cliromiser)
- Cliromiser capacity: 4.5 ml
- Connector: 510 connector (spring-loaded brass pin)
- Battery capacity: 6300 mAh
- Supported resistance: 0.15 Ohm
- Maximum power: 50 W
- Maximum charging current: 1 A
- Charging time: 7 – 9 hours
The mod is delivered in this kit:
- the K-Kiss battery pack;
- K-Kiss with a pre-installed evaporator of 0.2 Ohm;
- spare evaporator SSOCC 0.5 Ohm;
- spare glass;
- spare o-rings;
- USB cable;
- proprietary packaging.
Feedback and experience
Mod K-Kiss received mixed reviews. Basically, the experienced steamers negatively responded, who expect from Kanger something new and high-tech, not another product for beginners. Those who rated the device in isolation from the main line of the manufacturer, found it very worthy. Vapers liked the huge and honest battery, which on standard evaporators 0.5 and 0.2 Ohms easily “stands” the whole day of soaring.
In other respects, the mode justifies its name. It is very simple and reliable, because there is nothing to break in it. The possibility of error is minimized, which is very useful for a device aimed at beginners. A large battery will also be useful for those who pass from tobacco, who are not yet accustomed to the fact that the cigarette needs to be recharged.
K-Kiss gives out a lot of steam and well reveals the taste on the regular evaporators. The disadvantage can be called uncontrolled blowing, which is tuned to something between a tight cigarette and a light hookah puff. Apparently, Kanger wanted to please everyone with such a decision, but it did not work out. However, the lack of adjustment will have little effect on the beginner’s feelings and, again, protect him from errors.
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