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Anthony Vapes: Wismec Luxotic DF Squonk Mod Review

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  1. Anthony_Vapes

    Anthony_Vapes Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2017
    Hi All, Anthony Vapes back here with my review of Wismec Luxotic DF Squonk Mod. Please see bottom for disclaimers and links. Note this is marked as a sample version.

    Introduction:
    The Wismec Luxotic DF Squonk Mod is a newer mod from Wismec and fills a much needed niche in vaping that has been mostly ignored which is a dual 18650 squonk mod. I can’t say it’s the latest as i’ve had 3 other mods show up from wismec during the review period of this one, the tinker, the V80 and the V200. Seriously slow down wismec we don’t need a new mod every week. Anyway Wismec is a company that has been around forever and is one of the brands under joyetech so really doesn’t need any introduction but has a pretty poor track record so hopefully this mod can change that. It’s available in 4 colors, Black, Green, White, and Blue. Looking around online prices for this mod are around 40-60USD.

    Manufacturer's Specs:
    • Dimensions - 77.2mm by 54.5mm by 42.1mm
    • Weight - 190g
    • Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries - Not Included
    • Wattage Output Range: 1-200W
    • Resistance Range: 0.05-3.0ohm
    • Zinc-Alloy Chassis Construction
    • Oversized Firing Button
    • Two Adjustment Buttons
    • 7.0mL Integrated Squonk Bottle Capacity
    • 1.3" OLED Display Screen
    • Bottom Hinged Battery Door
    • Overcharge Protection
    • Over-Discharge Protection
    • Over 10s Protection
    • Short-Circuit Protection
    • Over-Current Protection
    • Reverse Polarity Protection
    • Temperature Protection
    • Micro USB Port
    • Spring-Loaded 510 Connection
    • Available in Black, Green, Blue, White
    Included in box:
    • 1 Luxotic DF 200W Box Mod
    • 1 7.0mL Squonk Bottle
    • 1 QC Micro USB Cable
    • 1 Warning Card
    • 1 User Manual
    Picture Album
    album



    Initial Impressions and features
    When I first got this Mod, i kind of knew what to expect. I’ve had all their luxotic mods which has been a few in 2018. The luxotic BF which was a good mod for what it was, a cheap single 18650 non adjustable squonk mod, the luxotic NC which wasn’t a squonk mod but instead a resin dual 2x700 version of the original NC but sadly didn’t work well, and the luxotic MF which was a frankenstein mod of sorts allowing it to be used as a single 2x700 squonker or a dual 18650 parallel regular mod and wound up being pretty sub par. The Luxotic DF though is essentially a gen 3 but with 1 battery removed and replaced by a squonk bottle so it has a good size and shape and design to it for sure. I really loved the squonk system on this which i’ll go over more but other then that not much different then their past mods.

    Performance
    Performance is going to be hard to speak about because mine decided to stop working after a week and a half. Not completely dead but started throwing up all sorts of atomizer errors, bouncing resistance and other issues. Prior to that I used TC a little but didn’t get to really use it like i wanted and didn’t get kicked but it was pretty poor and inconsistent and choppy. I did speak with a buddy of mine and he got kicked out of TC from his and his didn’t die like mine but it seems TC is more of the same. Power mode seemed decent enough in the little i got to use it but again couldn’t really use it enough to be through. I think at this point wismec really needs to stop ignoring my reviews and all the complaints about their mods from people are start from the ground up and not using the same old designs, chips etc. They need to find a new chip company because their avatar controls chips they use are just bad and miles behind the similar priced chips like the aethon, omni, ant, AS etc. Not really sure what to do at this point with the performance and issues with these mods as it’s grown quite tiring for reviewing the same stuff with the same issues every month or 2 over the course of the last 18 months. All i can do is hope they listen and take this to heart. What people don’t realize is reviews are meant to serve 2 purpose if done correctly. Purpose 1 is obviously to help vapers spend their money wisely. Purpose 2 though is they provide valuable feedback to the companies for what they need to improve on. That kind of information is worth much more than the price of a mod and shipping and many companies do a good job of listening and improving so not sure why wismec chooses to ignore criticisms and make the same mistakes over and over again.

    Other Usage Notes
    The Wismec DF mod is as i said earlier is basically a gen 3 in 2 battery squonk form and has the same menu, features, and such even going back to their RX series of mods like the RX200, RX2/3 etc so not going to type out how to use it for the umpteenth time. If you sued any wismec mod in the past 2-3 years you would know how to use this one. It’s an old clunky outdated menu system in desperate need of an update. It has the basic features like a preheat, power mode, and TC modes etc. no fancier ones like watt curve though.

    The mod itself is build solid with no rattle anywhere on it. The battery door is a standard bottom latch door which worked better for me then the gen 3 one and worked good enough overall in the short time i got to use it so no complaints there. The paint looks nice and doesn't scratch off, and i have no visible wear. The fire button is nice and clicky and large. It works well though and It never got stuck or anything though which is as it should be. The screen is the standard wismec screen on all these mods so it’s quite large at 1.3” rectangle but looks kind of pixelated and low quality. Would like to see a nicer screen personally. I do like how they listed on their site it’s preferred to charge externally though. I don’t recommend charging internally personally so glad they said that.

    Squonk System
    Ok so last but not least, let's talk about the squonk system. This is something wismec really nailed with this mod. Love the bottle system. They Include a 7ml silicone bottle that feels nice and a spare bottle as well. Love that. The only thing missing would have been a cap to put on the spare so you could carry it to swap out. Not a big deal though. It uses a standard bottle system as well so should be easy to find replacement or other options from 3rd parties. It’s funny because their site shows them removing the bottle from the bottom but that’s not necessary. They bottle is surrounded by a magnetic plate you can remove and pull the bottle out on the side. This makes it very easy to remove and refill much like the pulse dual and much better than the bottle systems in the rage and gbox s200. Overall great squonk system that gave me no issues.

    Conclusion
    So with all that said, do I recommend this mod or not? If you have to ask at this point, you probably haven't read the review. No pros or cons or anything, just avoid this mod. I only hope that at some point wismec listens to feedback and starts making better products but until then i can't recommend this and can only hope the next mod i review from them is better but they’ve been going backwards pretty much since the the ravage230 which was a good mod and they should have built off that

    This is Anthony Vapes just keeping it honest, hopefully you all can say the same and i’ll catch you on my next review.

    Product Disclaimer
    This product was sent to me from Wismec

    Review Disclaimer
    Due to possible QC difference your experience may vary.

    Reviewer Disclaimer
    I’ve been doing vape reviews since late 2016 and have done around 300 reviews to date. I enjoy helping vapers on forums as well and helping contribute to the great vape community. I’m not an “out of the box” reviewer. I do my best to be thorough at all times and have enough experience with many products to tell what’s good and what’s not. All mods get tested with an oscilloscope and stress tested and results are posted in my reviews.

    Recommendations and Past Review Links
    written reviews list here

    Youtube Channel here

    Spreadsheet of Recommendations here

    Best of 2018 so far list here

    Best of 2017 list here
     
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