Here’s a quick look at a pocket friendly new kit from Vaporesso called the Luxe Q. It’s a fairly simple device but with some distinct style as well as a few handy features.
|1 x||LUXE Q Battery|
|1 x||LUXE Q 0.8Ω MESH Pod|
|1 x||LUXE Q 1.2Ω MESH Pod|
|1 x||Type-C USB Cable|
|1 x||User Manual|
|1 x||Warranty Card|
Listed features and specs:
|Dimensions:||91.85 x 26 x 16.5mm|
|Pod:||0.8Ω MESH Pod
1.2Ω MESH Pod
Packaging and contents:
The kit comes packed in a small box that’s well labeled with an image of the kit on the front and the contents and some specs listed on the back. In the kit you get the Luxe Q device with a pod already attached, a spare pod, a USB Type-C cable, a user manual, warning card and warranty card. Typical stuff in a kit like this.
The mod looks like a cross between their OSmall pod device and their recent Luxe PM40. It’s draw activated, it doesn’t have the screen or button interface that the PM40 does but it is a little more premium feeling than theolder OSmall. Like the OSmall, it has a little three colour LED indicator to show when it’s vaping, the remaining power level as well as when it’s charging. The device is pretty close in size to a Bic lighter and slides easily into the pocket with it’s smooth yet textured finish. Vaporesso calls it a pioneering new texture, but really it’s like a faux alligator or something stamped in to a sort of rubbery plastic outer layer. It’s mostly made of alloy with a bit of heft to it and the texture adds a nice look but also grip and feel to the device which easily distinguishes itself from the plastic of the OSmall.
The device has an internal 1000mAh battery which charges via USB Type-C at a rate of 5V/1A and it does accept a higher wattage connection. One really notable thing about the Luxe Q is the placement of the port, it’s on the side, right near the bottom and it lets you charge the device standing up unlike so many other pod devices like it. It also seems to support pass-through charging if you can’t wait the hour or so it takes for a full charge. They don’t state on their site whether the output is regulated but I didn’t notice any significant drop as the battery declined so I’m inclined to think that it is.
The Luxe Q comes with two different 2ml pods, one is a 0.8ohm mesh pod and the other is a 1.2ohm mesh pod. They both have a rudimentary airflow control like a few others pod systems out there where depending on the orientation of the pod when inserted into the device you get two different airflows. In all cases with these flip-able pods the difference is usually minimal which was the case with both of these pods. I still prefer the slightly tighter draw but again the difference is pretty negligible. With either one it’s a mouth to lung hit with the secondary option being slightly looser. The pods seem well suited to 50/50 salt based liquids which is what I used in testing them.
The other handy feature with the Luxe Q pods is the top fill. You simply tip the cap off to expose the fill port and you fill it like most any other pod. They also use what Vaporesso calls SSS leak-resistant technology which stands for ‘seal comprehensively’, ‘saturate properly’ and ‘store safely’ and from all of my usage with it, I haven’t seen a single drop of leaking or even any real condensation buildup after nearly two weeks of usage. Being both mesh based pods, flavour and vapour have been quite good and I’ve been getting roughly a full week of steady usage out of them with maybe 10-12 refills before flavour was starting to taste muted or burnt. As always results may vary but they seem to be on par with most other small mesh coils in their range.
There really isn’t a whole lot to the Luxe Q but what it’s got is pretty spot on. The draw activation is responsive and has worked flawlessly through testing. The flavour, vapour production and longevity of the mesh based pods is solid. The 1000mAh battery with USB C charging tends to get me through a full day without topping up and the SSS leak resistance hasn’t seen a drop leave the device. I don’t however see anything on their site about CRC compliance so do keep that in mind. But if you’re looking for a sleek new pocket friendly mesh based pod system, the Luxe Q may just fit the bill!!