luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec mainIntroduction – The Luxotic BF Box Kit By Wismec & Jaybo

Well…Jaybo is a moustached and bearded vaping genius, whose creative talents go far beyond his ability to put together a really stylish outfit, Jaybo knows vaping and I’m always excited when I catch his name mentioned in a product preview and it’s no different for the Wismec Luxotic squonk kit.

Jaybo’s Designs add a special flair to everything he touches and, in combination with Wismec, one of our beloved Shenzhen superstar brands, what you have is a killer mix of manufacturing and design expertise.

Now, Wismec is known for the likes of their Reuleaux RX Gen3 mod and their stunning Reuleaux RX Machina mechanical mod offerings but their site is full of winners, like the Sinuous Ravage230, which I had the pleasure of reviewing recently, along with the Gnome Evo tank.

This review celebrates Wismec’s first foray into the squonking or BF business, a business I’ve personally been paying a lot of attention to lately and let me tell you, there’s cause for celebration.

Wismec and Jaybo have come together to bring us one of the most solid, high quality, compact and delightful little BF boxes I’ve had the pleasure of vaping on. Indeed, I’ve made a new green friend in Wismec Luxotic BF Box with the precious Tobhino BF RDA.

Let’s get on with it.

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Features

  • Comes in honeycomb resin, swirled resin and lumo green honeycomb resin, interchangeable panels
  • Wattage max: 100W
  • Temp max: 145c on charge and 60c in use
  • Dimensions: 43.2 x 25.1 x 76.7 mm
  • 7.5 ml squonk capacity
  • Spring loaded 510
  • Runs on a high rate 18650
  • Mod base, convenient bottle change panel
  • weighs 124.6 g

Contents of Kit

    • Wismec Luxotic Squonker
    • Wismec Tobhino BF RDA
    • 2 x 0.18 ohm Clapton coils and really great soft, good cotton
    • Extra 7.5 ml BF bottle
    • 810 Driptip
    • Spares and optional decorative ring (not included in my sample so not pictured here
    • User manuals

      luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec contents

Build Quality & Design

Luxotic BF Mod

Well, well…Looking through the shiny plastic display box package, I’m already excited. The Luxotic is compact, beautifully put together, designed with innovation and the luminous green honeycomb resin panel is parked right there up my street in the midmorning, summer shade.Wismec Luxotic review

Now, little BF mods like this can sometimes feel flimsy, especially resin ones…I sometimes find the resin panels a little too thin to feel really solid in hand but this one is different.

luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec 510

The honeycomb is well cast, with firm magnets and skilful shaping round the edges of the panel and the squeezing hole.luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec fire button

The components below the panel include a non-see through, rather firm 7,5 ml squonk bottle, a snug and neat single battery chamber with a nice ribbon for ease of use and the contact and semi-reg setups neatly hidden in a nice little branded metal box above the bottle and under the atty seating/pin.

The innovative thing about this BF is the honeycomb grid, metal, magnetised panel on the bottom….it pops off so that you needn’t spill juice all over the place trying to remove and replace your bottle out of the side panel.luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec exploded

I can’t tell you how much I enjoy this, I usually make a terrible mess refilling my soft squonk bottles sideways out of my mods, I’m sure any squonker out there will know the drill. This design offers the perfect solution, plus the base panel looks really cool too: wow, a mod with a good looking base, what next?

The box is rectangular and narrower than most, which makes it super comfy to hold, it has shaved vertical corners and a really cool looking, massive Wismec brand, cast smack bang down the middle of the alloy side opposite the removable resin panel.

luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec backThere’s a round Jaybo brand next to the atty connection and a good quality, spring loaded squonk connection.

The narrow vertical side, below the atty has a round and PERFECT, clicky-AF fire button at the top and below it, running down the side at intervals are three ample and rather aesthetically pleasing grip indentations.

There is no lock for the fire button so watch out when you’re pocketing this guy because it fires like a killer!luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec hand

A led shines through around the fire button when pressed, the source of which is hidden somewhere inside that little metal box I mentioned. So there are some electronic jiggly-doos going on in there for sure.

I don’t intend to expose the workings but, after assuming the Box mechanical at first, I did discover that this little guy is semi-regulated, like the Noisy Cricket V2…so no mechanical worries for beginners, even though all the space you’d see saved on a mech has been well-saved here by Wismec and Jaybo, good job.luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec base

The Luxotic BF Box may be really affordable but it looks and feels top dollar, loving it.

Wismec Tobhino BF RDA

The little 22 mm Wismec Tobhino BF RDA is freaking adorable…itty as can be (the smallest RDA on my shelves), from base to barrel top, it’s only 14 mm high so it’s PRECIOUS.Wismec luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec top

Stainless steel barrel, with 3 adjustable airflow holes either side…great perfect machining and o-rings makes the barrel just easy enough to remove or twist to adjust the flow.

It’s fitted with a delrin 510 top cap and removable drip tip and an 810 top cap is included in the pack but you’ll have to use your own 810 drip tip.

A 510 tip suits an RDA of this size since your mouth is very, very close to the coil indeed on little Toby.

luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec exploded viewThe deck has raised sides so the deck is basically a rectangular hole in the centre, meaning there’s a good, deep juice well, considering the RDA’s size…with the BF feeding right underneath where your single coil will sit.

Airflow slots run through those deck-wall posts, with your well threaded screw punched in below the airflow on one side. Airflow is well placed to prevent leaking and align with the coil.luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec deck

The coil placement, especially if you fit narrow wrapped coil like the ones included, is slightly offset from the centre, which serves the squonk purpose well because you can lay a good long wick into that juice and keep those coils wet at all times.

A minor oddity is the fact that you will need to bend your parallel coil leads when building, because the terminals are off to the side but I will cover that in detail in the Coils section.

The Included Clapton Coils

Since the coil leads need to be bent at 90 degrees here, the 2 included 0.18 ohm Claptons had been pre-bent.

The problem was, the first coil I fitted had lost integrity in the leads during bending, so the thin gauge Clap-wrap had actually been damaged at the bend: the result was that right on the first pulse both leads simply gave up and the coil collapsed to the deck. I couldn’t fix that coil since the knee-break had messed up heat distribution.luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec coil

All said and done, the second included coil I took pliers to before fitting, straightening and compressing the leads where I could see a weak point and then bending very gently again.

The result was great and, other than that little issue…these coils are exceptionally good to vape on…massive clouds, massive flavour, delicious and actually a truly good coil.

Wismec needs to make a plan with those leads because it’s a real shame to lose such a good coil and I’m certain some users might see both their coils suffer the same ill fate.

Accessories

Very good quality vape cotton was included, nice and soft and flavour maximising. I also like the inclusion of an 810 top cap though I do feel the RDA a little short for a wide bore.

An extra bottle is included and all the necessaries. The squonk bottles are pretty firm and you need to apply pressure for a few moments to get a fill but I actually prefer this to a too-soft bottle.luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec hand2

How Do The Wismec Luxotic BF Box and Tobhino BF RDA Perform?

I am nuts about the Wismec Luxotic BF Box, from top to bottom, it’s my freakin’ BFF BF Box! I feel a good amount of power coming through here with the Max 100W output and the ramp is superb for a BF Box.

I really enjoy the click of this fire button, the hand feel, the look.

I appreciate a firmer bottle also, makes for less mess, although you need to focus a bit on that squeeze. I actually find this whole squonker super clean, no juice all over the show as is often the case with a sqonker so compact, especially a silicon bottle job.

There’s not much to it, except to say that it ROCKS.luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec build

Last but not least, the base design that allows you to unload your bottle from the bottom really is a big convenience for me. If you are on the market for an AWESOME, super quality, convenient and funky BF Box, this is your one!!!

Tobhino, Tobhino, you are so cute and lean-o!

So lean-oh!

So lean, so awesome and lean!

I just cannot put you away!

This teensie little RDA is a pleasure to squonk on, the flavour is absolutely off the hook here, at times I even felt like I was getting TOOOO much flavour if you can believe it and had to drink even more cold cider just to wash down all that Tiramisu juice.

Yumbles. The delrin top cap definitely enhances the flavour, that’s why I love delrin heavy RDAs so much. Toby is awesome.

A word of advice though, 60c heat on a little RDA like this, when your mouth is that close to the coil, can actually feel quite hot!

Also, directly post-squeeze, you’re bound to get a little bit of spit back, even through the 510, just because of the size factor, unavoidable but I defs wouldn’t recommend a wide bore on such a short monster…you will burn yourself silly with splutters.

That said, no discomfort for me really in spite of a little spit back, it’s a sacrifice for the compactness of it.luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec pulse

Oh…the airflow is lovely, slightly restricted all round.

All round master of the squonk crew over here. Such a great first offering from the brand!

How To Fill

  • Remove the base plate and bottle
  • Fill the bottle
  • Replace
  • Squeeze with fair pressure for 2-3 seconds to bottom feedluxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec fill

Ease of build

Provided you have a good pair of pliers and are careful to not damage the lead integrity when bending your coil, this deck is a delight and really easy to build on.luxotic bf box tobhino RDA Wismec wick

How To Replace The battery

  • Remove the resin panel and place battery according to markers
  • Replace panel

Battery Life

A day and a bit on a single 2500 18650 so I’m not complaining!

Pro’s

  • Nice, high wattage with some extra safety features (semi-regulated)
  • Compact and classy looking, with an awesome shape and finishes
  • Tiny, flavourful and well made RDA with an easy deck with good wick space
  • Battery efficient
  • Innovative bottle change design

Cons

  • Don’t be ridiculous!

Final Review Verdict

Dudes and Dudettes who’re not intent on splurging too much cash and want a top class, convenient little squonker that looks a picture and vapes up an awesome flavourful cloud, here you go, you will love it. Beginners or not, this kit, as far as I’m concerned, is perfect.

And..

Would I buy the Wismec Luxotic kit again if I lost/broke the device? Undoubtedly.

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Build Quality
10
Design
10
Flavour
10
Clouds
10
Airflow
10
Ease of Build
10
Ease of Use
10
Liklihood of Buying if Lost or Damaged
10
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Laura-ann Burgess
Greetings Vapers! I’m a 34 year old writer, editor and massive vaping enthusiast based in the beautiful Helderberg region in South Africa. My passion for vaping has steadily grown in the past 4 years since I started vaping in earnest (as has my scorn for smoking). See, I tried vaping years before that but returned to cancer sticks after a bad experience (PG sensitivity). When I finally got back on the vaping train I decided to make it my business to educate beginners and vapers in general, so that they don’t jump to the conclusions that I did. I visualise a world without cigarettes…not just for health reasons: I’m tired of picking thousands of cigarette butts up off my lawn every morning, tossed over the wall by passers by. I can’t believe I used to be one of those people!

12 COMMENTS

  1. Im sat here now vaping on one of the newer releases of this – the new colour range the Purple Swirl version. The newer range now come with the soft silicone coloured squonk bottles not the hard plastic as shown above. These are the ones http://www.wismec.com/luxotic-bf-box-e-liquid-bottle/
    Not sure if the original colours still have the plastic bottle though. Looking on the Wismec website it does look like the 3 original colours still use the black plastic bottle.
    As said above this is semi-regulated so you can switch on and off with 5 clicks also there is an LED which lights up when turning on and off and when vaping. Apparently this also shows the battery level by flashing after firing when battery is low but not noticed that yet.
    Plus I agree Laura-ann this is a little beauty love mine already!

    • It’s good to hear that the bottle issue is at least improved on the new colours! Thanks for the added info, Michelle…I’m glad you’re loving the mod, I’m still enjoying mine also! In fact, this was one of my first squonkers and also one of the reasons I’m becoming such a huge fan of squonking in general. Keep on vaping !!!

  2. Although I’ve come to really love the Luxotic BF, I do have to caution people that it has one major flaw: As you use the squonker more and more, you’ll eventually discover that the insides of the chip-housing (covered by the panel above the squonk bottle) will also get wet with e-juice. And this isn’t caused by pressing too hard on the squonk bottle, mind you. (My unit wasn’t showing any signs of leakage, actually. Everything was dry. But then I saw something sparkle in that tiny slit between the chip-housing panel and the black bar above the squonk bottle. And that made me curious to open up the housing.)

    After doing some searches, I gained more info… and a fix (thanks to Vaping Underground for the lead). It turns out that there’s a tiny pin along the feeding mechanism hidden behind the panel that needs to be sealed. A guy by the name of Uniko Svapo has done a short video on how to fix the leak (it’s on youtube). I’ve tried his solution and it DOES work (it’s a bit of a struggle, though, to get that problematic pin out of its “nesting hole”).

    I do hope that both Wismec and Jay Bo will come up with their own solution to this growing issue among Luxotic BF users. I just want people to be SAFE while vaping. Plus, as one member of Vaping Underground put it, “this [leaking issue] is a deal-breaker.”

  3. Hi. I was just wondering if there were longer drip tips available for use with the Luxotic. I purchased my kit two days ago. I definitely am very happy with the squonker. The only downside is, I need to take longer pauses in-between puffs to allow the coils to cool down (thus avoiding burning my lips). I hope you can help. Thank you.

    • Hey.. You can replace the drip tips (510 and 810) with longer if you want. If you search for 510 drip tips you should see stores that sell them.

      Thanks

      • Much appreciated. However, it turns out that I don’t need to get extended drip tips. There’s a local guy by the name of Jhayz Cachero (owner of Vapor Delux Antipolo) who was able to help me out. His expertise in building coils and wicking solved everything. I no longer experience any heat issues while taking a drag on the Luxotic. Thanks, Jonny.

  4. Hi, Mark! I make it through about 3/4 a squonker of juice in that time, so not heavy vaping but what I would consider average, also…battery life will depend on the quality and state of your batteries.

  5. day and a bit on a single 18650??? 😀 aye, right, if you actually use it for 10 seconds every three hours. That is just so misleading, maybe you should have said how much juice you vaped through on that single cell, that would probably give us some better idea of the battery life.

  6. Well apart from all star or perfect score of the chart, how was it to secure our pocket from burst to flame? ; yet is it a temperature control /tc can be used. Yeah maybe i am a newbie for squonker but its a 5 experience of classic mod to advance mod as far i concern.

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