We are very big fans of resin box mods and the Wismec Luxotic NC is a device that quickly caught our attention. This beautiful starter kit features semi-mechanical operation as well as the brand new Guillotine V2 RDA. It's also the first mod we've seen that lets you adjust between series and parallel and it works with either 18650 or 20700 batteries.
Hits really hard
We would have liked it more if it was just a series mod
Build deck and airflow layout require a learning curve
What you get with the kit
Designed by the one and only JayBo, the Wismec Luxotic NC kit is absolutely gorgeous. It comes packed in a transparent, hard plastic box and it's available in two colors – Red Resin and Green Resin. Inside you will find the mod itself, the Guillotine V2 RDA, two 18650 sleeves for the batteries, a gorgeous 810 ULTEM drip tip, two Clapton coils, some cotton, spare parts and a bag of spares.
Luxurious design and very interesting features
The Wismec Luxotic NC is not only beautiful, it's also extremely versatile. It measures 96mm x 54.5mm x 27mm and weighs little over 180 grams. It feels very nice in the hand, and perfectly balanced as soon as you slide in the batteries.
On top we have a spring loaded 510 connector, which will work with any other 22 – 26mm atomizer without overhang. We also have a switch that put the device in either series mode or parallel mode, as well as a small LED notification light. The light will glow white when it's in parallel mode and red in series mode.
To be fair, the series mode on this device is not exactly a true series output, since maximum voltage which can be adjusted is 5.3V. They do say it can reach up to 8V on their website, but the manual clearly states 5.3V as the maximum output.
On the main side of the Wismec Luxotic NC we can see the fire button and the potentiometer, incorporated in a very chic stainless steel accent that goes all around the mod. Battery cover is on the base and it has that nice push and slide mechanism. It works with two 18650 batteries with the sleeves on, or with two 20700 cells without sleeves.
Maximum output power is 250W with the 20700 batteries, but it's really hard to tell since there's no way of accurately reading the potentiometer. The board however, is packed with numerous safety features and that's a big pro in our books.
The nicely designed Guillotine V2 RDA
Included in the Wismec Luxotic NC starter kit we have the nicely designed Guillotine V2 RDA. This is a multi-functional atomizer with a switchable tube. You can transform it from a bottom airflow RDA to a top airflow atty in just a couple of seconds. It also features a wide bore 810 ULTEM drip tip that perfectly matches the color of the mod.
The build deck is generous and the posts have a nice clamp system which will hold your builds nice and snug. This is clearly an RDA intended to be used in dual coil mode and the top cap has a built-in ULTEM insulator to prevent it from getting too hot.
It's not the easiest deck to build on, but it does a good job. Combined with the bottom airflow it's really great for big, puffy clouds and comes with a nice juice well too.
Performance and overall thoughts
The Wismec Luxotic NC starter kit is hands down one of the most beautiful devices we've reviewed in the past few months. Build quality is impressive, the resin panels look phenomenal and the Guillotine V2 RDA is the perfect match for this mod. Feels nice in the hand and hits like a locomotive. The potentiometer will let you adjust the output according to your personal preference, and we always recommend starting with the lowest value. This way you can gradually increase the wattage and there's no chance of burning your cotton from the first puff.
We would have loved this to be a fully series mod, like the older generation Noisy Cricket – by the way, that's what the NC stands for. Having a parallel mode doesn't really do that much, especially since we have a potentiometer to adjust the output.
All in all, it's a great mod that's simple to use and delivers great vapor and flavor. It's not exactly pocket friendly but battery life is really impressive, especially when using 20700 cells. It's also pretty affordable for a resin device and responsiveness is just like on a mechanical.