The Luxe & SKRR Starter Kit by Vaporesso is an undeniably sleek and striking device. The smooth, modern lines of the Luxe Box Mod pair quite nicely with the new SKRR sub-ohm tank and both are buoyed by a host of interesting features. But this is never quite enough for us here at HandCheck. As usual, we’ve got to go deeper, below the surface, diving into the guts and nitty-gritty details of each vape on the market. Is the Luxe Starter Kit really as deluxe as it appears or is it just a shiny bauble? Read on, brave readers!
- Dimensions: 146 x 47.8 x 30mm
- Display:0” TFT Full-Color Screen
- Battery: Dual 18650 Batteries
- Wattage Range: 5 – 220W
- Juice Capacity:0mL
- Coil Ratings:15ohm QF Mesh (rated for 55 – 85W), 0.15ohm QF Strip (rated for 60 – 90W)
- Material: Stainless Steel w/ Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
- OMNI Board Chipset
- Vibration-Enabled Adjustment Buttons
- Vaporesso QF Coil System – Flax & Cotton Wicks
- Quadflow Air Distribution System
- Quad Trapezoid-Shaped Airflow Control
- Sliding Top-Fill
- Very clicky firing button with great haptic feedback
- Looks incredibly classy
- It vibrates!
- Really cool & innovative screen
- Overall an incredibly solid mod
- Full-features & easy-to-navigate menus
- Child safety tip is annoying
- Whole device is a fingerprint magnet
- Expected a lot more flavor
- Just a mediocre tank, nothing special
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- Innovative & leakproof tank
- Holds a lot of liquid
- Excellent build quality & firing button
- Haptic feedback & touchscreen
- Packed with features
- Points for innovation & trying something new, even if it doesn’t live up to expectations entirely
- Childproof drip tip is annoying
- Flavor is only mediocre
- Screen could be brighter
- Fingerprint magnet
- Ergonomic shape & form factor
- Great, intuitive firing button
- Feels sturdy with high-quality construction
- Bright & vibrant screen
- Decent flavor, particularly with sweeter flavors
- Huge 8.0mL capacity
- Top-fill is easy to disassemble
- Smooth airflow
- Lots of features & easy-to-use screen
- Firing still spikes at beginning with a couple milliseconds of high wattage which could damage coils
- One of heaviest devices out there
- Childproof drip tip complicates things
- Top-fill lid is a bit large and clunky, makes filling hard with larger bottles
Alright then, there you have it: the pros and cons! Let’s take a closer look at each item on our list up there, so you can make an educated, informed, and well-prepared decision when it comes to whether or not to press “Purchase” on the Vaporesso Luxe & SKRR Starter Kit! First up, the cons.
As a flavor enthusiast myself, the biggest disappointment regarding this starter kit was the flavor. By all accounts, you’re looking at average to below average flavor production from the SKRR tank. While you can always swap out the tank or the coils for something you like better, the SKRR tank is only mediocre. It also uses a very annoying childproof drip tip. Instead of simply popping in and out like other drip tips, this one actually threads into the top cap for childproof purposes. This means that every time you go to refill your tank, you have to unscrew the drip tip before you can slide it open. Definitely annoying, although you can swap this tip out for one of your own and bypass this whole childproof issue.
You’re also looking at a very heavy device with this starter kit. While we don’t have any measurements on hand, this kit is definitely one of the heaviest options out there in this form factor, which can be a big issue for vapers with certain ailments or just those with a preference for lighter devices.
The entire device is basically a fingerprint magnet too, as you might expect. Tons of shiny surfaces all the way around on this box mod, each of them just waiting for trap finger oils and muddy up that polished exterior. There’s no denying that the shiny, ultra-modern design has its appeal, but it’d be nice if Vaporesso could have figured out a way to prevent fingerprints from entirely taking over your vape.
Other, more minor grievances include complaints about screen brightness (could be a bit brighter), some occasional spikes in the firing signal (could cause damage to coils or shorten their lifespan), and the heaviness and thickness of the top cap which can make using certain e-juice bottles more challenging.
That may be a lot of cons for this starter kit, but there’s a fair amount of pros to balance things out. First off, the construction of the Vaporesso Luxe is top-notch. The entire kit feels superb, with an ergonomic form factor, no rattling, and excellent build quality.
The screen is one of the biggest selling points of this entire kit and it lives up to the hype. The haptic feedback is just super cool and innovative. Getting little vibrations during operation is really nice and shows how the vape industry can and should take cues from cell phone manufacturers. The screen itself is nicely illuminated, bright, and vibrant. The mod is also packed with features, but it never becomes overwhelming thanks to the simplicity of the menu design. Even less experienced vapers will easily be able to navigate the menus and find exactly what they’re looking for.
You also get a great firing button with just the right amount of resistance and clickiness. Finally, although the SKRR tank is largely a misfire, it does offer an 8.0mL juice capacity which is really nice.
Taking the entire starter kit as a single unit, it can be a bit challenging to recommend. The sub-par flavor production on the SKRR tank is a big downside and it has some other quirks to it as well which make it less than ideal. On the other hand, the mod is pretty great in all areas. It’s a fingerprint magnet, sure, but that’s nothing uncommon to shiny mods like this one. There’s definitely a strong argument to be made in favor of this starter kit, with all its features and innovative design, but you may be better served picking up the mod as a standalone to use with one of your favorite tanks. It’s just kind of hard to recommend the SKRR when there are so many better options out there.