Vaporesso Luxe XR Max Review: A Pod Mod for the Pickiest Vaper£39.95
The Vaporesso Luxe XR Max is an impressive 80-watt pod mod that represents the clearest possible image of Vaporesso’s vision for the future of vaping. Compatible with an impressive selection of coils, the Vaporesso Luxe XR Max has two pod options and fully adjustable airflow to provide exactly the puff characteristics you want regardless of whether you prefer mouth-to-lung inhaling, direct-to-lung inhaling or something in between. Although novice vapers might find the Vaporesso Luxe XR Max a little complicated, you’ll find plenty to love in this device if you have a bit of experience. You’ll also love the fact that the Luxe XR Max is a device that can grow with you if your vaping preferences change in the future.
How Much Does the Vaporesso Luxe XR Max Cost?
The Vaporesso Luxe XR Max kit costs £39.95. It includes the Vaporesso Luxe XR Max device along with a DTL pod, a RDL pod, two replacement coils, a USB-C charging cable and an instruction manual.
Vaporesso Luxe XR Max: Features and Specifications
We’ll continue this Vaporesso Luxe XR Max review with a brief list of this device’s main specifications along with an overview of the features that make it special.
- Battery: 2,800 mAh
- Charging: USB-C, 2 amps
- Maximum Power: 80 watts
- Pod Compatibility: All Vaporesso Luxe XR pods and Luxe X pods
- Coil Compatibility: All Vaporesso GTX coils
- Coil Resistance Range: 0.15-1.2 ohm
- Airflow Control: Sliding tab
- The Luxe XR Max has three different pods optimized for the direct-to-lung, restricted direct-to-lung and mouth-to-lung inhaling styles. The DTL and RDL pods are included with the kit, and the MTL pod is available separately. Combined with the adjustable airflow, the Luxe XR makes it easy to achieve your ideal airflow characteristics.
- The Luxe XR pod uses two proprietary technologies. The first technology – COREX – uses a wick with a blend of cotton and microfibre to provide more efficient wicking and extend the life of the coil. The second technology is called SSS, and it helps to prevent leaks.
- The Luxe XR Max has a crystal-clear outer coating that’s made from an abrasion-resistant material.
- The Luxe XR Max has a touch-sensitive front panel, giving you a fun way to interact with the device.
Vaporesso Luxe X vs. XR Max: What Are the Differences?
The primary difference between the Vaporesso Luxe X and XR series is that the devices with “R” on the end have replaceable coils. If you prefer the simplicity of a vaping device with permanent coils, you might enjoy the Vaporesso Luxe X. However, it’s worth mentioning that the Vaporesso Luxe XR has the ability to use Luxe X pods. So, by choosing the Luxe XR, you get a device that can grow with you if your preferences change in the future.
In addition to the difference in its pods, the Vaporesso Luxe X has a battery capacity of 1,500 mAh and operates at a maximum power of 40 watts. The Luxe XR Max operates at up to 80 watts and has nearly double the battery capacity.
Vaporesso Luxe XR vs. XR Max: What Are the Differences?
The Vaporesso Luxe XR and XR Max have similar features, but the Luxe XR has a battery capacity of 1,500 mAh and a maximum power of 40 watts. The Luxe XR is an extremely capable device, but you should choose the Luxe XR Max if you need a device that has better cloud production and can last longer between battery charges.
How to Use the Vaporesso Luxe XR Max
With its touch-sensitive front panel and large selection of pods and coils, the Vaporesso Luxe XR Max is quite different from the smaller pod systems that you may have used in the past. In this section of our Vaporesso Luxe XR Max review, we’ll walk you through how to use this device.
How to Charge the Vaporesso Luxe XR Max
After you’ve Vaporesso Luxe XR Max from its box, you should charge the device before using it for the first time. To do that, use the included USB-C cable to connect the Luxe XR Max to your computer. When you do this, the device’s screen should light up and display the estimated time remaining until the battery is fully charged. When the battery is fully charged, you can disconnect the device from your computer.
How to Fill the Vaporesso Luxe XR Pod
The filling port for the Vaporesso Luxe XR pod is on the bottom, so you’ll need to remove the pod from your device in order to fill it. On the underside of the pod, you’ll see the cover for the filling port. Swing the cover open and add the desired amount of e-liquid to the pod. Try to avoid overfilling the pod; you should always leave a little room for air. Push the cover back into its original position. If you’re filling the pod for the first time or are filling it after installing a new coil, wait at least five minutes before vaping.
How to Replace the Vaporesso Luxe XR Coil
The Vaporesso Luxe XR pod uses a simple press-fit system for coil replacements, so replacing the coil takes just seconds. Remove the pod from the Luxe XR Max and flip it over. On the underside of the pod, you’ll see the circular base of the coil. Grasp the coil and pull it out of the hole. Push a new coil into the hole, making sure that it’s fully seated. After you fill the pod, don’t forget to wait at least five minutes before using the coil.
How to Vape with the Vaporesso Luxe XR Max
When you’re ready to begin using the Vaporesso Luxe XR Max, turn the device on by pressing the fire button five times. Before you start vaping, click the fire button three times to enter the wattage adjustment mode. When you do this, the adjustment buttons appear below the screen. Set the Luxe XR Max to a power level at or near the bottom of the suggested wattage range for the coil that you’re using. Hold the fire button to vape. After taking several puffs to break in the coil, you can begin increasing the wattage slowly until you’re happy with the warmth and flavour of the vapour.
How to Fix Problems with the Vaporesso Luxe XR Max
If you already own the Vaporesso Luxe XR Max and find that the device isn’t working as it should, you’ll find this section of our instruction manual helpful. In it, we’ll walk you through the steps that you should perform if your Luxe XR Max isn’t working.
Vaporesso Luxe XR Max Not Turning On
If your Vaporesso Luxe XR Max isn’t doing anything when you press the fire button, the solution may be simple. Here’s what you should do.
- The problem could be that the device’s battery is dead. Connect the Luxe XR Max to your computer to charge the battery.
- The problem could be that the Luxe XR Max is turned off. Try pressing the fire button five times to turn the device on.
- The problem could be that the Luxe XR Max’s backlight is turned off, making it seem like the device isn’t working. Press the fire button four times to enter the menu. Press either adjustment button to select “LED” and press the fire button to confirm. Select “On” and press the fire button again to confirm.
If you aren’t able to get your Vaporesso Luxe XR Max to work after following the steps above, remove the pod and check for e-liquid in the chamber at the top of the device. If you find e-liquid, the pod has leaked, and moisture may have contaminated the interior of your device. Dry the device and pod thoroughly. Make sure that the coil is pushed all the way into the pod and confirm that the cover for the filling port is fully closed. Try vaping again. If the Luxe XR Max still isn’t working, try removing the residual moisture by putting the device in a bag with desiccant packets or dry rice for a day or two.
Vaporesso Luxe XR Max Not Hitting
If your Vaporesso Luxe XR Max isn’t hitting when you press the fire button, you should start by following the steps above and confirming that the device is charged and turned on. You should also check for a leak under the pod. If the issue persists, remove the pod from the device and push on the coil to make sure that it’s fully seated. If the Luxe XR Max still isn’t hitting, install a new coil.
Vaporesso Luxe XR Max Not Charging
If your Vaporesso Luxe XR Max doesn’t display a timer on the screen when you connect the charging cable, the device’s battery isn’t charging. Follow these steps to determine the cause of the issue.
- Try connecting the Luxe XR Max to your computer with a different USB cable.
- Only charge the Luxe XR Max by connecting it to your computer and not to a USB mains adapter.
- Make sure that the Luxe XR Max’s charging port is clean. If lint or dust is trapped in the port, use a toothpick to remove it.
Vaporesso Luxe XR Max Review: Final Thoughts
There has been a great deal of demand for more powerful pod mods over the past couple of years – and with its high-capacity battery and 80-watt power range, the Vaporesso Luxe XR Max definitely delivers. With three different pods and a multitude of coil options available, you should have no trouble finding a combination that’s perfect for you.
Beginning vapers might be a bit put off by the wide array of options that the Luxe XR Max offers and may potentially be happier with a smaller and simpler device. One of the best features that this device has for beginners, though, is the fact that it works with the pods for the Vaporesso Luxe X – which have built-in coils. If you’re new to vaping and are willing to take a few minutes to learn how to use the device, you might be very happy with the Luxe XR Max because you can switch from the simpler Luxe X pods to the most complicated XR pods whenever you’re ready without buying a different device.
Vaporesso Luxe XR Max: Pros
- Extremely small for an 80-watt device
- Multiple pod and coil options ensure that you’ll have no trouble finding a hardware combination that suits your preferences perfectly
- Smart mode automatically detects the installed coil and limits the wattage to a safe range
Vaporesso Luxe XR Max: Cons
- The many pod and coil options may prove a bit too daunting for beginning vapers