I will start by stating the obvious: vaporesso Luxe S 220W is gorgeous. I can easily say that it is one of the best-looking mods I have ever used. I was also lucky to receive the full black edition, which was my personal favorite out of the line. It comes with a centered 510 connection that allows it to fit 28 mm atomizers with no overhang. The shape, size, and rounded edges make it a pleasure to hold, even if it is rather heavier than previous Vaporesso dual-battery mods – though still a bit lighter than the Vaporesso TARGET PM80 Pod System
The plastic front and back covers make the Luxe a fingerprint magnet, but that’s to be expected. The screen is large (2 inches) and the font is crisp and properly sized. I wish the screen was a little bit brighter though – even with the brightness at its highest setting, I still had some difficulties reading the display when outdoors. There is also the very slight movement of the back panel, but no rattle, and it won’t move if you don’t force it.
The review sample arrived without a manual, but I had no problems finding my way through the menus. If you have ever used a device with the Omni board 4.0 then you know what to expect from the menu system — not much has changed since the Vaporesso Armour Pro, which topped our favorite box mods list recently. The menu and available functions and settings are the same, as is the rapid firing of the mod. This thing hits fast — so fast that five quick clicks to turn it off will have your atomizer producing some vapor!
I like how Vaporesso implemented the “touchscreen” functionality of the Luxe. The touch-capable part of the screen is not a part of the display but on the lower part of the front panel. Think of it as touch buttons. I had some cases where the mod failed to register a tap, but these were rare, and the “buttons” are generally responsive. On top of that, every time you touch the screen you will feel a (very satisfying) vibration. Call it a gimmick if you will, but tactile feedback is addictive: I’ve never enjoyed changing settings on a mod as much as I do on the Luxe.
Pressing the fire button locks the adjustment buttons until you press it again three times. This is a very useful function, but there have been a couple of times I wished it wasn’t there – making small adjustments to wattage can get frustrating when you need to unlock the device. But it will prevent your mod from accidentally changing settings, so I can’t complain.
I love how the Luxe handles temperature control. The Omni 4.0 chip is known for excellent TC performance, and while I am not usually vaping in TC, I decided to put it to the test. s.