The Pod Vape under review is Luxe PM40 that uses a groundbreaking Turbo Boosting Technology and high-quality GTX coils. This most recent pod system, manufactured by Vaporesso is a pod-based all-in-one vape.
Tiny in its size, it was created to perfectly fit your pocket and let you stop worrying about the recharges. The 1800 mAh high-density battery can last long and is as convenient as the pods which can contain 4 mL of juice.
This device is a mixture of technologies and mechanisms used for your convenience and enjoyment. The original anti-leakage technique, semitransparent cartridge, and changeable GTX coil make Luxe PM40 a perfect vape, which is convenient to use.
The Luxe PM40 was created for MTL and low-wattage DL vaping. Its pods are easily refillable, while the GTX coils come in the box separately and can be attached and detached at any time.
Below we are going to take a closer look at Luxe PM40, its kit, and its characteristics as well as come to conclusion about what advantages and disadvantages it has compared to other products of this type.
Price: $32-45 (depending on the store)
Colors: 5 options to choose from: black, silver, carbon fiber, lava, jade
Contents of the kit: Battery, 2 standard cartridges, 2 GTX-2 mesh coils (0.6-ohm and 0.8-ohm respectively)
- Cartridge volume: 4 mL (standard models) / 2 mL (TPD)
- Charging: Type-C 5 V / 2 A
- Battery: 1800 mAh
- Wattage: 5-40 watts
- Screen: 0.69-inch OLED display
- Coil: GTX 0.6-ohm mesh coil (20-30 watts) / GTX 0.8-ohm mesh coil (12-20 watts)
Design and technology
The size of the Luxe PM40 pod system is only 96.5 x 30.6 x 21.5 mm, so it feels solid enough and not excessively heavy. While it’s available in five different colors, they all have gunmetal frames as well as colored IML panels that resemble wood.
The Lava option is red and black; the Jade is blue with a bit of brown; you might think the black option is black, but it’s not – it’s black and rainbow; respectively, the silver one is silver and rainbow; while the carbon fiber has the carbon fiber style design.
The thing you notice first is the single button, which is meant to act not only as a fire button but also as a button for wattage adjustment. Another side of the vape is fitted with a B&W screen. A high level of brightness and easily readable font make the symbols visible.
The back of the device has a slider, which is responsible for the airflow adjustment. For that one has to slide the metal rod, which sticks out on another side of Luxe PM40. The adjustment is not too big but it allows a certain level of flexibility.
Branding is pretty plain and barely noticeable. From the first perspective, this model is a stylish pod system with a variety of color options and a whole list of up-to-date technologies.
Opening the kit
Vaporesso Luxe PM40 is very user-friendly and simple to use. The device only has one button. At first, it might look weird, but as soon as you use it, you will see and convenient it. So the button was designed for all possible commands: turning on (five clicks) and turning off (same five clicks) and unlocking it to enter the adjustment regime (three clicks).
After the unlocking one should tap or hold to scroll through the wattage. When it reaches the needed level one should wait for a moment until the pod locks the wattage in. Then it should be relocked. One should also mind that this model does not have the auto-draw option, meaning one can hold it to fire while it’s locked.
The display on the side shows the wattage, resistance, a puff counter, and, what’s most important, the battery charge left. For the user’s convenience, it is displayed with a percentage, which boosts its usability and functionality.
The box of Luxe PM40 contains two pods and a couple of coils. A spare pod makes Luxe PM40 even more user-friendly as you can have it with you just in case. Refilling is a super simple task, as to do it one doesn’t even have to remove anything.
To refill the pod it’s enough to push back on the drip tip and the tip will pop. Once it’s off, one will see a big hole for a refill as well as a small hole for the air circulation in the process of refilling. It’s easy as that. The whole procedure is very understandable and simple. It also doesn’t create any mess.
When the juice reaches the 10% level the user can check it visually as the pod is clear. If one needs to remove the pod, they pull it out. There are no magnets used for this, just a simple technology that allows getting in and out in an easy way.
The procedure of coil replacement is also simple. When the pod is removed, one should pull the coil out from the bottom, pop in a new one, put the pod back into its place, and refill it.
Coils are the most significant part of the pod device. Therefore, they should be of the best quality. The Luxe PM40 kit has a couple of coils: 0.8-ohm (12-20 watts) and 0.6-ohm (20-30 watts) mesh coil. During the trial period, Luxe PM40 showed great results in flavor when using 50/50 20 mg nic salt juices, while one charge was enough to finish 20 mL of juice.
When using 70/30 3 mg juice, one coil can stand for the time needed for 28 mL of juice. This is a very competitive result compared to other pod devices. Luxe PM40 coils last long.
Battery and recharge
Luxe PM40 battery life varies depending on the coils and the wattage. Vaporesso stated that the charge rate is at 2 amps, however, some users have filed the information about not more than 1.5 amps instead.
The capacity of the battery is 1800 mAh, which was also questioned and not proven. Some users had the result of not more than 1400 mAh, which is a little disappointing. The good thing is that the 60-minute charging duration that was stated by Vaporesso in the advertisements is true and was proven by certain vape users.
- High quality
- Lightweight and stylish design
- 5 color options and IML panels
- Bright display
- Easy to use
- Good capacity (4 mL)
- Clear pods allowing to easily see the juice level
- Adjustable airflow
- Two coil options included as well as a spare pod
- Good flavor and performance from both coils
- Easy to refill and replace coils
- Battery charge is shown with percentage
- Good battery life
- Fast recharge (only 1 hour)
- Doesn’t meet the listed battery capacity of 1800 mAh (in fact it is approximately 1300-1400 mAh)
Doesn’t meet the listed charge rate at 2 amps (in fact it is about 1.5 amps)
In general, Vaporesso did a good job when working on this pod system. If not taking into consideration overrated info about the battery, it has no disadvantages. Luxe PM40 has all the needed characteristics to become your sincere companion and please you with every inhale.