You have to hand it to Limitless Mod Co. – when they find a design they like, they stick with it. Which is why the Limitless LMC Classic v2 220W wasn’t too surprising when it arrived on our desks. What WAS surprising was how much we’ve enjoyed using this brash, large box mod so far, even with the decided lack of ergonomics.
No, the LMC Classic v2 isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea – the oversized, angular box isn’t exactly what we’d call “palm-friendly,” and the old-school monochrome display leaves more questions than answers. But for enthusiasts who enjoy a vape mod that’s customizable, high-end and simply different than the rest of their collections might just find something to like here.
We only just got a hold of the LMC Classic v2, from Element Vape (available now) but let’s take a look at what we know, and what we want to know about this “custom-look” mod.
I’ll Have the Large Plate, Please…
Limitless mods have become synonymous with customization. While we haven’t quite hit the point of user-created design, most of their products come with interchangeable side panels or sleeves, to extend the possibilities for users who like to mix things up a bit. To that end, we credit Limitless for doing something most companies don’t even consider.
That said, most of the LMC Classic v2’s options are swirly, resin-like designs that are fairly similar, except for the primary colors involved. We’d like to see a little more creativity here – perhaps some skulls, landscapes or something more unique than resin artwork.
Custom plates aside, the Limitless LMC Classic v2 is large. Not “slightly taller than most mods” large. But rather, “I’m not sure my hands will reach the fire key” large. The mod is tall, wide, deep, and completely angular, with hard edges and industrial-like rivets. In other words, you won’t see the words “pocket-friendly” or “stealthy” used anywhere in this preview. Limitless set out to make a statement with the LMC Classic v2, and the mod is an unapologetic statement in that direction.
Personally, I didn’t find it comfortable to operate the dual-18650 LMC Classic v2. In my limited time with the mod, I found it dug into my palm whenever reaching to adjust wattage or press the clicky fire key. Maybe I have small hands, but I can’t imagine I’m the only one who will struggle with this over time.
Despite my discomfort, the Limitless LMC Classic v2 is beautifully constructed. The bomb-proof zinc alloy and aluminum frame seems like it could survive several drops from an airplane, and would laugh off your occasional bumps and knocks like a mild case of fleas.
Limitless LMC ... Classic? Or just Old?
Plus, the limited monochrome display is difficult to read – especially when trying to do some finger gymnastics to operate the device. The screen itself is fine – a purposeful throwback to earlier days of vaping when oversized boxes were the hallmark of power and performance.
But in our short time using the mod, we found the display also has some serious quirks. Maybe it’s just a lack of experience with the operating system, but the device required me to do some tinkering and menu adjustments before getting to adjust wattage. Something like this became an annoyance early on, and I can imagine newcomers to Limitless products will suffer the same problems.
Once I figured out these “nuances” the system was fine, but I’m going to need to spend a good amount of time with the mod before I can say I’m comfortable using all its features.
Still, as a “classic” mod the LMC still offers some intriguing options, from preheat ramping, full temp control and safety suites, and a bunch of more “modern” amenities. We’ll be sure to put these through their paces when the full review comes out in the next few weeks.
Questions and Concerns
I’ll put my personal preference aside and focus on some more universal concerns I have about the Limitless LMC Classic v2. Starting with the decision to only have 18650 batteries as an option, in a mod that could easily house larger-format cells if the company wanted to.
We’ve never been a huge proponent of these larger batteries, but for the Limitless LMC Classic v2 to truly be an updated version of a beloved device, the battery capacity would have been a good place to start.
On that note, why not use the LMC Classic as a way to introduce a new chipset and display? I get that this is a throwback to “simpler” times, but even DNA is finally shedding the monochrome OLED readouts, and other companies would be smart to follow suit. Newer certainly doesn’t always mean better, but some of today’s new hi-res displays markedly improve the vaping experience.
Yeah, we have a lot of things to discuss about the Limitless LMC Classic v2. But first we have to test it. Stay tuned for a full review in the next few weeks.
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Limitless LMC Classic v2 Mod Specs:
- Stainless Steel / Zinc Alloy Chassis
- Interchangeable Side Panels
- Accepts Dual 18650 Batteries
- Magnetic Battery Bay Panel
- Wattage Range: 10W – 220W
- Resistance Range: 0.08 ohm – 5.0 ohm
- Temperature Mode:
- Temperature Range: 100°C – 300°C (220°F – 580°F)
- Resistance Range: 0.08 ohm – 1.0 ohm
- OLED Display
- Mirror Finish
- Three Ramp-Up Modes: Soft, Standard, & Powerful
- Safety Protection Suite:
- Low Resistance Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- Reverse Polarity Protection
- Overheat Protection (80°C)
- Excessive Amperage
- 10 sec Cutoff
- Dimensions: 92mm x 63.5mm x 23.8mm