Let’s eliminate the fluffy intro and get right to the point – Vaporesso is making some of the best vape mods around. After the massive win that was the Vaporesso Luxe 220W device, the company decided to streamline its winning formula for a less-power hungry audience. The result is the compact and high-performing Vaporesso Luxe Nano 80W mod. And it’s awesome.
You’re probably wondering what could be “awesome” about an 80-watt integrated battery vape mod, but the answer is right inside the diminutive dimensions of the Luxe Nano, which has a 2,500mAh internal cell that outperforms its expectations, and smooth-ramping power all the way to a true 80 watts.
Maybe it seems silly to review it, with the verdict right there for you, but let’s do it anyway… starting with the official line on the Vaporesso Luxe Nano mod.
The Vaporesso LUXE NANO 80W TC Box Mod is a stunning vape system, featuring the advanced OMNI Board 4.0 chipset, 1.3″ TFT Display Screen with touch sensors and feedback, and possesses a visually striking aesthetic. Maintaining the elegant structural chassis of the original LUXE 220W, the LUXE NANO implements a stunning 1.3″ TFT Screen measuring edge-to-edge controlled via touch-sensitive buttons with haptic feedback. The Vaporesso LUXE NANO Box Mod utilizes the OMNI Board 4.0 chipset resulting in an ultra-fast firing speed of 0.001s and comes with a slew of protections. In addition, the chipset has passthrough technology to allow for use while charging as it halts the charging to fire, with a 2A Max Charge rate. The Luxe Nano also has an ultra-fast firing speed with Super Player Mode to remain adaptive to most atomizers on the market. Furthermore, the LUXE NANO is a sleek and beautiful mod, aesthetically pleasing with the rounded corners and beveled edges to accentuate the flowing lines.
Vaporesso Luxe Nano 80W Mod Specs:
- Dimensions – 122.85mm by 40.3mm by 26.2mm
- Integrated 2500mAh Rechargeable Battery
- Wattage Output Range: 5-80W
- Resistance Range: 0.03-5.0 Ohm
- Other Modes: Smart VW(H/N/S) / VT (SS, NI, TI) / CCT / CCW / VV / CCV
- TCR Adjustment – 2 Memory Modes
- Super Player Mode – Broad Tank Resistance ID
- OMNI Board 4.0 Chipset – 0.001s Insta-Fire
- 3″ TFT Full Color Display
- Large Side Fire Button Operation
- Vibration-Enabled Adjustment Buttons
- Short Circuit Protection
- Burn Protection
- No Load Protection
- Overtime Protection
- Low Resistance Protection
- Low Power Protection
- Overcharge Protection
- ESD Circuit Protection
- Pass Through Protection
- MicroUSB Port – 2A Max Charge
- Centered 510 Stainless Steel Connection
- Available in Black, Blue, Red, Bronze, Rainbow, and Silver
Vaporesso Luxe Nano 80W Starter Kit Contents:
- 1 LUXE NANO 80W Mod
- 1 Silicone Case
- 1 MicroUSB Cable
- 1 User Guide
- 1 Warranty Card
Nice and simple, if you like the look, feel and operations of the original, full-size Luxe, the Luxe Nano is going to appeal to you. Because it’s a perfectly scaled-down version of its big brother, from the curvy, textured sides, to the haptic feedback touch controls and even the glorious display. Rather than scale back on features, all Vaporesso did was lower the maximum output power and give it an integrated battery. It’s an otherwise perfect replica.
The same clicks and gestures that worked on the original Luxe are in play here, and though adjusting to the smaller real estate took a few minutes, it’s nothing bad – just an adjustment to make for a guy with fat thumbs.
I’m most impressed by how the gorgeous display returns intact, with nothing left out from the original, even with a notably smaller screen. Despite the smaller fonts and graphics, it’s all there, clear as day, ready to deliver information without a concern.
One area of note – I happen to love the “dual” locking system, which requires three clicks of the tactile fire button, followed by three taps of the screen before any entry changes can be made. I personally enjoy the extra level of security this offers when keeping the Nano in my pocket. Others might be annoyed by the extra steps necessary to make simple wattage or temperature adjustments. It all comes down to preference, but I’ll always lean toward not risking anything dangerous or detrimental to the mod.
One of the things we liked most about the original Luxe was how many modes and features were included on a still-user-friendly device. Everything from straight wattage to advanced temperature curves, and even some interesting “special” modes were included, and all worked flawlessly. Well, in line with this review’s theme, all of these features managed to make the trip to the smaller Luxe Nano.
Even modes that don’t make much sense – like the oddly named “Super Player” mode, which is just a way to vape ultra-low resistances – were somehow jammed onto this nickel-sized chipset. This of course is alongside wattage and preheat curves, voltage adjustment, full temperature control and TCR settings, bypass mode, auto adjustment and more. It’s a ridiculously comprehensive offering that would stand out on a fully powered 220-watt mod… but it’s pretty rare on a compact 80-watt device, and we can’t commend Vaporesso enough for how well they made it work.
Before we go into the obligatory functional overview, we have to give points to the Luxe Nano for just feeling right in the hand. It’s common for reduced-size versions of established devices to try and replicate the original, but something always seems to get lost in translation. Thanks to smart button sizing and placement, the Luxe Nano operates identically to its predecessor, and is actually easier to operate with one hand. (The original was kind of tall, after all.)
The vibration, which is omnipresent before you find the setting to turn it off, seems a little lighter and “buzzier” than the original, but other than that, this is the same wonderful experience we fell in love with last year.
The Luxe Nano mod uses a semi-touchscreen interface, and the same 0.001s instant fire time. (Yeah, that’s fast, kids.) It’s also equipped with quick-charge technology that shortens its charge time to just around an hour. How? By building the Nano around the same OMNI Board 4.0 chipset, which is universally lauded for efficiency and power performance.
I won’t bore you with endless specs and details about the different coils I used – does anyone still care if my nickel coils were better received than my titanium options? Just know that all modes were easy to access and operated as intended. I may not have a full understanding of the Super Player Mode (I think it has to do with adapting to changing coil needs) but I know that vaping in this mode was just as smooth and effortless as the standard, more-common settings.
I think what’s more important to note is how this compact device doesn’t feel like a “little brother” to the original Luxe, but rather a companion piece. Maybe your wattage needs aren’t as demanding. Maybe device size is a concern. Maybe you just want something smaller for the road. No matter your reason, the Nano is simply the best-possible downsizing opportunity available.
Perhaps MOST important is just how well-made the Nano is when compared to other devices in the category. From the paint job to the button feel, nothing feels half-assed or like corners were cut. It’s quality from tip to tail, and again, our hats are tipped.
– Amazing power and ramp time
– Authentic replication of the Luxe experience
– Tremendous build quality
– Some may not like the two-step security
– Anything over 24mm seems to hang over the beveled edges
– They only sent me one to review
Buy it. There’s a recommendation for you. If you’re an MTL vaper seeking some power and style, or a direct lung puffer looking for something more compact, the Vaporesso Luxe Nano is an ideal choice. The same goes for every spot in between. Maybe we’re dumping a little too much hyperbole on a vape mod here, but honestly, with so many devices crossing our desks with massive, glaring flaws, finding one with practically no negatives is a special moment. Powerful, portable and a near 1:1 copy of the original’s fantastic performance, the Luxe Nano gets our highest recommendation.