Introduction: Asmodus Lustro 200W mod
Today I take a look at the Asmodus Lustro 200W mod.
As soon as I got the Lustro touch screen mod I noticed how small the box was. How could you fit a mod in there with all the other bits that come with it?
Well, it does. Although the Lustro is an older device now, it is still an excellent one that can certainly keep up with today’s market, as long as you can get past it’s little annoyances.
The Asmodus Lustro 200W is powered with the GX-180-HT/UT chip that has been so popular in the Asmodus Minikin mod.
I received the Asmodus Lustro 200W in Yellow. The kit does come in 17 or more, other colours. Because of the age of this device, there has been several releases with special limited colours. You can see some of the more popular colours below.
This kit was sent to me for review. As always, I will give you my own, honest opinion of this product after a lengthy testing period.
What’s In The Box
- Asmodus Lustro 200W mod (Batteries not included)
- Battery Safety Card
- USB Type C Cable
- User Manual
- Warranty Card
- Requires 2 x 18650 sized batteries (not included)
- Accommodates Attys and tanks up to 25mm without overhang
- Touch screen type: Capacitive Screen; Requires the electrical properties of the human body to detect when and where the screen is touched
- Wattage range (Power mode): 5W – 200W
- Wattage range (TC modes): 5W – 120W
- Temperature control range: 212° – 572°F / 100° – 300°
- Atomizer ohm range: 0.1 – 2.5 ohm
- Max output voltage: 7.5V
- Peek output current: 45A
- Charging parameters: DC 5V/1A
- Upgradeable firmware
- USB TYPE-C
- Customisable Light Bar and Fire Button
Build Quality & Design
The Lustro sits nicely in the hand, even with it’s square design. One thing to note, once you have put your pair of 18650 batteries into the mod, it is a rather weighty device. There are no protruding or sharp edges making it a good, ergonomic mod.
The design and build quality of the Asmodus Lustro mod, overall, is very good, but…
When you look at the device straight on, I can’t help thinking that the display and fire button are slightly right of center. They aren’t, the feeling is only brought about by the light bar to the left of the display.
Also, a little gripe for me is the 510 pin. Looking down on top of the mod, it is centered but to the front of the mod. If it was centered, not only, in my opinion would it look better, you could also fit on larger atomisers.
As I’ve hinted at before, there are some annoyances with this device and that starts right off the bat when you take the device out of the box and power up. By default, the Asmodus Lustro mod uses gestures, yes, you read that right, motion gestures by way of an IR (infrared) sensor.
So, the idea is to motion the hand, or finger over the screen, not touching, to change modes. So, a swipe in front of the mod, left or right will, for instance, change from power mode to temp mode.
Thankfully this can be turned off straight away, or before you throw the thing into the nearest bin.
I tried, I truly did try but I came within a hair’s breadth of setting the device aside never to be used again. Once the gestures are turned off, you can use the screen as a normal touch screen and this works very well indeed.
There is a light bar on the front left hand side of the device and you can change this colour to either Red, Green, Blue or off. This will also change the LED colour of the devices fire button.
On top of all the lights, bells and whistles, you also get a built in torch/flashlight, though, the point in this has yet to be ascertained. I suppose it’s a nice little extra and could be used for lost keys or something in the dark.
The battery door on this mod is easily opened by just getting hold of the door and pulling it away from the mod. The two magnets in place are very strong so you will need to put a little elbow grease into it.
Upon lifting the door away you are met by the battery bay which houses two 18650 batteries. Again, as I seem to say on most devices I review, the clarity of the polarity markings are poor at best.
The speedometer-like display in the middle of the screen was all the rage in 2018 so this is a little dated when you look at some of the current mods out there. The Asmodus Lustro’s screen is sharp and easy to read and the speedometer dial is actually pretty accurate in it’s readings.
I can’t help but keep looking at the screen and thinking there’s a lot been crammed in to such a tiny space though, each notification or setting though cramped is legible. You get readouts of mode, volts, resistance, puff counter, wattage, battery meter, preheat setting and more, it’s very busy with a lot going on.
To enter the menus, first you must swipe up on the screen to unlock it, then you touch the chosen settings to be taken to another layout.
I would say this device is a little way along the line for a newcomer to the vaping scene but someone who has an understanding of basic settings should get along just fine.
- To turn off the mod, you click five times and you see the power off button.
- If you swipe left or right, you can reach other settings such as light bar settings, Ohm settings, screen standby time, slide or tap to unlock screen, firmware version, firmware update and puff counter reset.
You have a multitude of protections and alerts from the Asmodus Lustro 200W.
How does the Asmodus Lustro Mod Perform?
The Asmodus Lustro is a very solid performing mod and throughout my time with it I never had a single problem. The mod is very quick to fire and I would say, whilst in Power mode, the wattage reading from the device is pretty precise indeed.
Asmodus are known for making good quality mods and make some exceptional Stab Wood mods. If you didn’t know this device was a year old, you would hold it in high regard among other devices in the market today.
It is very solidly built with exceptional performance. The Asmodus Lustro 200W has not missed a beat once and I would certainly give it a 10 out of 10 if it wasn’t for the motion gestures, for me, it is more annoying than helpful. It’s a god send you can turn this feature off.
Ok, there’s certainly some features that could have been gotten rid of and would have streamlined this mod and made it less complicated to use. For the most part, they can be turned off or not even used at all, which is a plus in itself.
How To Install The Batteries
Installation of the batteries is very easy indeed. Simply hold either side of the back of the device and pull it away from the body. You are then met with two slots to place your 18650 batteries. There is ample amount of battery ribbon so removing them is a breeze.
- Excellent build quality
- Very Accurate Wattage mode
- Very Quick Firing
- Nice size to hold
- Good battery life
- Type C Connector
- Upgradable firmware
- Over complicated menu system
- Added Extras
- Uncentred 510
- Need more light bar colours
Final Review Verdict
When I tested out the Asmodus Lustro mod, if I didn’t know otherwise, I certainly wouldn’t know that this mod was over a year old. It performs exceptionally well with good battery life for a dual 18650 device. There isn’t really a lot of negative things to say about the Lustro at all, well, except the gesture’s and over complicated menu system, the rest is merely subjective.
It is very well made, it performs as it should and it’s a nice looking mod. Because of the age of this device, you can pick this up for a good price (for an Asmodus mod) which is a massive bonus for such a good mod.
If you are looking for a great performing device, still relevant in today’s market and don’t want to pay a lot for it, well, the Asmodus Lustro 200W could be what you’ve been looking for.