Product Introduction and Specifications:
The VAPORESSO LUXE QS is the successor to the LUXE Q, a highly-praised pod vape known for its simplicity and excellent performance. The LUXE QS maintains a 1000 mAh battery, but it introduces some design changes, new pods (compatible with the original), and promises to offer RDL (Restricted Direct Lung) vaping capabilities. Unlike its predecessor, the LUXE QS accommodates two airflow options, depending on how the pods are inserted.
VAPORESSO promotes the LUXE QS as the “most compact RDTL” (Restricted Direct to Lung) pod on the market. However, I will delve into this claim further in this review, as I believe it may not accurately reflect this sequel to the impressive MTL (Mouth to Lung) pod vape.
Price: $29.99 (available at ejuiceconnect.com)
Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Lime Green, Sunset Violet, Flame Red.
- Pod Capacity: 2 mL
- Battery Capacity: 1000 mAh
- Resistance: 0.6 ohm and 1.0 ohm
- Charging: Type-C USB with 1A output
- 1 x LUXE QS Battery
- 1 x LUXE Q 0.6-ohm Mesh Pod (pre-installed)
- 1 x LUXE Q 1.0-ohm Mesh Pod
- 1 x Type-C USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual and Warranty Card
- 1 x Reminder Card
Build Quality and Design:
The VAPORESSO LUXE QS excels in build quality and design, offering a premium feel and aesthetics that stand out in the world of pod vapes. Its thoughtful design is apparent in every detail, resulting in a device that not only performs well but also feels comfortable in your hand.
Here are some key points regarding the build and design of the LUXE QS:
Impressive Build Quality: The LUXE QS is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, providing an exceptional hand feel. Its weight is perfectly balanced, making it slightly heavier than expected while remaining lightweight and comfortable to hold. The device is primarily constructed from metal, while the panel features durable hard plastic.
Eye-catching Gradient Pattern: The front of the LUXE QS boasts a mesmerizing gradient “holographic” pattern. This design adds a touch of elegance and becomes even more captivating when light interacts with it. Notably, the lime green and sunset violet color options feature this gradient panel, while the flame red model offers a similar effect. The remaining three color options appear to feature uniform coloring.
Superior Branding: VAPORESSO’s logo, subtly etched at the bottom of the device’s back, is a testament to their exceptional branding. It’s discreet yet exudes a touch of sophistication with hints of superhero vibes.
User-friendly Pods: The pods share a similar design to those of the original LUXE Q, making them easy to remove from the battery thanks to notches on the sides. These transparent pods allow you to monitor your e-liquid levels, although only a small portion is visible when inserted, so you may need to remove them for a clear view.
The VAPORESSO LUXE QS strikes an impressive balance between design and functionality, resulting in a pod vape that’s not only visually appealing but also enjoyable to use. Its build quality and aesthetic appeal make it an attractive option for vapers seeking both style and performance.
Operating the VAPORESSO LUXE QS is a simple and user-friendly process, making it an ideal choice for vapers of all experience levels. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting started with the device:
- Refilling the Pod:
- Remove the pod by pushing the mouthpiece from its flat side.
- To fill the pod, gently press the tip of your e-liquid bottle into the hole marked in red.
- After filling, reattach the mouthpiece.
- Priming the Coil:
- Allow the filled pod to sit for approximately five minutes. This waiting period is essential for the wicks inside the coil to fully saturate with e-liquid, ensuring optimal performance.
- Inserting the Pod:
- Insert the primed pod into the battery.
- Simply inhale through the mouthpiece to initiate vaping.
- Adjusting Airflow:
- You can modify the airflow by changing the orientation of the pod. Unlike the original LUXE Q, the LUXE QS offers noticeable variations in airflow between the two settings
The VAPORESSO LUXE QS includes two pods in the package:
- 0.6-ohm Mesh Pod: Suitable for both Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) and Restricted Direct Lung (RDL) vaping styles.
- 1.0-ohm Mesh Pod: Primarily designed for MTL vaping.
VAPORESSO incorporates their COREX technology in both pods, which is claimed to provide a 50% increase in lifespan, flavor, vapor production, and vaporization efficiency ratio. While the precise measurements for the latter two claims remain unclear, it’s evident that these pods exhibit remarkable longevity. The 50% lifespan increase claim appears credible. The most remarkable feature of these pods is their exceptional flavor delivery.
The flavor quality provided by the LUXE QS pods can be described as “juicy,” setting them apart from competitors. Even when compared to popular pods like the Caliburn A2 and the Wenax H1, the LUXE QS excels in delivering superior flavor. These pods are compatible with 20-25 mg nic salt and 9 mg freebase e-liquids, making them versatile for a wide range of user preferences.
However, it’s worth addressing a minor discrepancy concerning its marketing as “the most compact RDTL pod.” While the 0.6-ohm pod can offer some RDL capabilities when set to the looser airflow orientation, it may not perform RDL vaping as effectively as MTL. Achieving RDL vaping may require adjusting the airflow and periodically cooling down the mouthpiece due to heat buildup. Consequently, chainvaping in RDL mode is not ideal, and many users may prefer to use the 0.6-ohm pod with the airflow set to the tighter option for a more satisfactory experience.
It’s important to note that neither of the two coils in the LUXE QS pods provides an extremely tight MTL draw. The 1.0-ohm coil offers a noticeably tighter draw, which can be compared to the Caliburn A2, albeit slightly looser. Using the 1.0-ohm pod with the airflow set to the looser orientation may not be ideal, as it may affect the sensor’s performance. Nevertheless, the sensor is highly responsive when used with the tighter airflow setting. The 0.6-ohm pod offers a somewhat looser MTL experience, but its exceptional flavor quality makes it a popular choice among users.
Battery Life and Charging:
The VAPORESSO LUXE QS offers exceptional battery life, living up to its accurate rating of 1000 mAh. Users can anticipate vaping through two full pods, equivalent to 4 mL of e-liquid, on a single charge. This performance surpasses the industry average, ensuring prolonged use without frequent recharging.
Charging the LUXE QS is a quick and efficient process. A full charge takes approximately 50 minutes, which is notably faster than many comparable devices that often require an hour or more to charge. This combination of extended battery life and rapid charging makes the LUXE QS a convenient and reliable vaping companion.
During charging, the VAPORESSO logo LED indicator provides visual feedback. The LED blinks in red while the device is charging, and it switches to a steady green light once the charging process is complete. Additionally, the LED indicator illuminates during each puff, conveying battery status through color-coding:
- Green: Battery level between 70% and 100%
- Blue: Battery level between 30% and 70%
- Red: Battery level between 0% and 30%
Pros / Cons
- Compact and highly portable design, ideal for on-the-go vaping.
- Offers an exceptional hand feel, ensuring comfortable usage.
- Boasts excellent build quality and durability.
- Extremely user-friendly, making it accessible to both beginners and experienced vapers.
- Delivers category-leading flavor with a satisfying throat hit, offering a premium vaping experience.
- Suited for a bit of Restricted Direct Lung (RDL) vaping.
- Pods are cross-compatible with the original LUXE Q, offering flexibility and convenience.
- The coils provide good longevity, reducing the need for frequent replacements.
- Regulated output ensures consistent and reliable performance.
- Remarkable battery life (1000 mAh) allows extended use on a single charge.
- Quick charging in just 50 minutes ensures minimal downtime between vaping sessions.
- Not an ideal choice for RDL vaping, as it may not provide the desired experience.
- Checking the remaining e-liquid levels may require removing the pod, which can be less convenient.
The VAPORESSO LUXE QS proves to be an impressive and compact pod vape. While it may have been marketed as an RDL (Restricted Direct Lung) device, it truly shines as one of the best MTL (Mouth to Lung) pods currently available. Its standout features include exceptional flavor, remarkable battery life, quick charging, and top-notch build quality and design. It’s a fantastic choice for those who prefer a slightly loose yet warm and flavorful MTL vaping experience. VAPORESSO has taken an already excellent vape and enhanced it, making the LUXE QS a top recommendation.