A Dual 18650 Squonker with Unrivalled Performance
WISMEC Luxotic DF Review
The WISMEC Luxotic DF Kit is a fresh new addition to the LUXOTIC series. It is comprised of the Luxotic DF box mod as well as Guillotine V2 RDA. The Luxotic DF is a feature-rich squonk mod powered by two 18650 batteries. It also has a big OLED display. To be honest, Wismec should have introduced a dual 18650 squonker a bit earlier. All the same, I’m happy this innovative squonk mod is out. In this review we will take you through the kit and share our experience.
Disclosure: This product has been provided for free for the purpose of review.
What We Got
We received the WISMEC Luxotic DF Kit for the purpose of this review. After ripping apart the plastic wrapping and sliding off the dust sleeve we found inside the box:
- Wismec Luxotic DF Squonk Box Mod
- Squonk Bottle – Extra 7ml bottle
- Guillotine V2 RDA
- Two Clapton Coils – For Installing in the RDA
- User Manual
- A bag of Spare Parts
- A Tall Drip Tip
- USB Cable
- Organic Cotton
Overall, we got two squonk bottles that were the same size. One was pre-installed in the box mod and the spare one was included in the box packaging. For the Guillotine V2 RDA we receive two drip tips total. A short one preinstalled on the RDA and an extra one that is slightly taller.
Design and Build Quality
Out of the box the WISMEC Luxotic DF looks very stunning. The green color that we received reminded me exactly of WOTOFO logo green. Very bright! It appears and feels well-designed. The outer body looks to be all solid stainless steel with the exception of the LED Display and firing button. It also offers a comfortable grasp in your hand.
It exists in four-color options, ranging from black, blue, white, to green. However, in this review, we will focus on the green one, which has a gorgeous finish. On each side as well as on top of the squonk mod, there is Wismec imprinting. The device features a spring-loaded 510 connector with a tiny opening in the pin for squonking.
An Intelligent OLED Screen
The squonk mod features a huge and crispy OLED screen that measures 1.3inch. It is super simple to read and very clear. It showcases all the vaping details and basically occupies the whole front of the vaping device. It shows you current wattage in big numbers at the upper part of the screen. Under current wattage, lie three hexagons with critical information, ranging from voltage, coil resistance, to amperage. The amperage hexagon display can be changed to show you puffs or vaping time.
The Luxotic DF squonk mod has three buttons total:
- Fire button – Huge metallic button positioned at the top.
- Two small adjustment buttons – Plus and minus near the USB connector in a line strip.
The wide fire button sitting strategically at the upper part of the mod makes it super easy to activate the device using your thumb or index finger with either hand. The fire button is stable without any clatter and clicky. The small adjustment buttons lie beneath the screen but are really hard to press with the USB cord attached. The + adjustment button is quite bigger compared to the – adjustment button. However, these buttons are not only responsive but also clicky. Under the adjustment buttons, there is a micro-USB port for charging as well as firmware updates.
Functioning the Device
With the unit powered on, three clicks on the fire button will put you into the main selection mode. From here you can change the mod to use power, temperature, or TCR. Clicking the “Minus button” in this mode will allow you to switch between the hexagon displays and a click on the “Plus button” will flip through the options on the individual hexagon currently selected.
The squonk mod has several setting options and accommodates TCR, Temperature Control, and Power modes. In power mode, the device will fire at about 200W max and in Temperature control mode it will fire between 200 and 600F.
The box mod has a squonk bottle that can accommodate 7ml of e-liquid. It features a well-designed metal screwing cap and the bottle is squishy, looks to be made of silicone and not plastic. The squonk bottle compartment has a door that is connected using magnets and you can pull it up and off. However you cannot take the bottle out through this door. To take out the squonk bottle, you need to open the battery door and detach the bottle from the magnetic door opening, and finally draw it out from the bottom. Just do the reverse when you want to put back the bottle. The process may sound complex, but in reality, it is very easy. The only challenge is that you will have to take out the battery each time that you need to refill.
The WISMEC Luxotic DF requires two 18650 cells to operate. You can access the battery sleeve at the lower part of the device, and it has venting slots for safety. To release the battery, just slip the door forward. Once you take out the batteries, you will expose the squonk bottle too. The battery sleeve is seamlessly machined, and it operates without problems.
We like the decision to go with two batteries on this mod. It just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to have a squonk with one battery since with the types of builds squonks use are usually pretty power demanding. Two batteries supplies a much more decent battery life.
In the following we will our experience with the Guillotine V2 RDA.
RDA Construction and Design
The Guillotine V2 is constructed using stainless steel and features two ULTEM 810 drip tips:
- Short Driptip – wide bore
- Tall Driptip – wide bore
Surprisingly, you can use the Guillotine V2 RDA in more than one way. First, it can serve as a bottom airflow RDA. The deck has some cutouts that lead directly under the coil and can give some good flavor. Alternatively, you can remove the top cap, invert the mid-cap, and use the Guillotine V2 RDA as a top airflow RDA. This is a great feature since it offers you multiple ways to identify what works best for you.
Innovative, Guillotine-Styled Build Deck
The inventive, guillotine-style build deck consists of two terminals that attach on your posts. You need to be cautious when building to avoid loosening the negative post. If the negative post loosens, just fasten the screen on the foot of the atomizer.
Easy to Build on
Building on Guillotine is an easy task, but you need to leverage some sort of a coiling rod to help you hold the two coils in position as you tighten the clamps. This way, you won’t deal with misaligned and poorly positioned coils. Try to be gentle when building the coils to avoid loosening the negative terminal and triggering shorting.
Performance of the WISMEC Luxotic DF Kit
As far as vaping performance is involved, the WISMEC Luxotic DF is an excellent squonk mod. It fires up almost instantly, and along with the Guillotine, it will give you a wonderful vaping experience. The kit has a large battery life capacity that can support your vaping throughout the day. When you use the Guillotine V2 RDA in a bottom airflow setup and with tiny 810-drip tip, you will get a better flavor than when you use it in a top airflow setup.
WISMEC Luxotic DF Kit is a good-looking squonk mod with great performance. It has an efficient battery that can allow you to quench your nicotine longings the entire day, especially at lower wattages. Thanks to its ergonomic shape, the device will give you a comfortable grip.
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