Hey, remember that time when I said uploading personal photos onto a vape mod was silly? No? How about that time when I said having a pedometer and heart monitor on a vape mod was silly? Well, whether you do or not, none of those products even come close to this. Today, we’ll be looking at the Wismec Active Kit – a MTL-focused 80-watt vape mod that comes with built-in Bluetooth Speaker Technology.
(Yeah, I’m kinda wishing we stopped at pedometers.)
On paper, the thought process behind the Wismec Active makes a little sense… well no, actually it doesn’t. The metal-screened behemoth is made to be shockproof, waterproof, and slightly tone deaf. Because not only can this hefty device stream music from your mobile phone, but it can also play it underwater…
You know, for all the underwater vape jams you guys enjoy these days.
Plus, with the included silicone case and shock-resistant construction, really outdoorsy, athletic types can also enjoy the kit without worry. It IS called the “Active,” after all. So, if you’re one of those die-hard joggers who also needs treble-heavy (READ: Tinny) music while running and vaping, your day has finally arrived.
Those of you who just want a solid mod for vaping while being more sedentary, you might want to keep shopping around. While the sturdy, metallic speaker mesh and stainless-steel design certainly looks the part, the WISMEC Active is really just a small beginner mod at heart, surrounded by a bulky exterior to sell the durability concept.
Continuing that concept is the faux carabiner clip/hook on the top of the mod, which seems like a good idea until you actually put it on your belt or around your neck… then collapse from the weight and bruising shortly after. Even by walking in my yard at a casual pace, the Active Mod beat the living hell out of my thigh – it’s just too damn heavy for this kind of use.
But inside the box is a chipset that belies the size. With an 80-watt maximum output, 2,100mAh integrated battery and 0.91-inch basic OLED display, there’s nothing here most vapers don’t already own. (I’m assuming you own monaural speakers – apologies if I’m overstepping here.)
One thing that Wismec got right with the specs, if not the look, is that these capabilities really speak to mouth-to-lung vapers more than anyone else. And the included Amor NS Plus MTL tank only furthers this idea. The Amor NS PRO is the MTL tank of choice for the WISMEC CB-80 Mod. (Reviewed Here)
In short, the Wismec Active is a beast in the looks department, but more of a low-wattage teddy bear in performance. That’s not a bad thing, but the two things don’t quite mesh when you look at the device.
Wismec Active Kit Specs:
- Size: 55.6mm*26.6mm*142mm
- E-liquid capacity: 4.5ml
- Output wattage: 1-80W
- Output mode: VW/Bypass/TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR mode
- Resistance range: 0.05-1.5ohm for TC modes, 0.05-3.5ohm for VW mode
- Temperature Range: 100-315°C/200-600°F (TC modes)
- Maximum Charging Current: 2A
- Maximum Output Current: 50A
- Output Voltage Range: 0.5-9V
- Thread type: 510 spring loaded connector
Wismec Active Kit Contents:
- 1x WISMEC ACTIVE Mod
- 1x Amor NS Plus Tank
- 1x Vapesourcing exclusive Free Gift
- 1x Connector
- 1x Mouthpiece
- 2x User Manual
- 1x Warning Card
- Spare Parts
Let’s get this out of the way right now – the integrated Bluetooth Speaker is NOT a highlight. Sure, it sounds okay for a solitary Bluetooth Speaker. But so do a million $5 Bluetooth Speakers.
And waterproof/water resistance is also a welcome feature for vapers who might get caught in the rain. But the ability to submerge and play music underwater? Well, that’s really kind of unnecessary, no?
Especially when it comes at the expense of a better WISMEC Active mod. Because underneath all the metal and mesh, and marketing lies, a thoroughly average, below-par vape device. It has all the usual trappings of a modern mod – temperature control settings, TCR adjustments, etc. But it also has a battery that can barely last a few hours, a stiff and sticky firing button, and a thoroughly sub-standard MTL tank.
The included Amor NS Plus tank seemed like it would be an appropriate inclusion, but it was surprisingly low-performing (especially after liking the Amor NS Pro that came with the Wismec CB-80). Designed strictly for mouth-to-lung use, preferably with high-nic, nicotine salt e-liquids, this tank makes no attempts to be a multipurpose, versatile device.
I mean, the Amor NS Plus is serviceable, but with such a recent resurgence in MTL vaping, I was underwhelmed by the wispy vapor, muted flavor and overall lack of “oomph.” Though the included coil was long-lasting, and dry hits were kept to a minimum, I never had that “a-ha” moment when the tank started to shine. And there’s just too many better MTL options on the market to spend much time with this one.
Finally, there’s a silicone case for the WISMEC Active mod. And it fits, so there’s that.
Observations While Vaping
In college, a really nasty girl (that I liked for some reason) described me to her friends as “aggressively average.” And while it hurts to relive that dark moment from my youth, I can’t help but think about the Wismec Active Mod Kit the same way.
“Aggressive” makes sense, because this large, cumbersome, sharp-edged vape mod looks like it should be holding two 18650 cells, spitting out 250 watts of cloud-friendly power. Instead, once you dive deeper into the specs, you’re left with a bulky box that whimpers its way to 80.
And “average” makes sense, because when I say “whimper” I mean it. There were very few smooth moments once I took the Active past 50 watts. And the 2,100mAh internal battery does nothing to help, with stuttering power fluctuations, notable pulsing at higher wattages, and a general lack of consistency across the board.
For the record, these results came WITHOUT ever submerging the WISMEC Active in water. I can only imagine what residual moisture would do to this performance.
I didn’t spend much time with the temperature control modes, since I mostly tested the Active with the included Amor NS Plus tank. But they DO work without much fuss, since the linear menu system operates as intended. Thank goodness for small favors, right? Setting temps and resistances was easy enough, and unlike so many devices cluttering shelves, they didn’t jump like hyperactive children once I fired the mod.
I think the biggest criticism I have of the WISMEC Active isn’t just its silliness, or how unnecessary a Bluetooth-enabled vape mod is. Instead, I think it has to do with how much better Wismec made this type of device with the compact, high-performing CB-60 (reviewed here) and aforementioned CB-80 mod kits. If you can get smooth, enjoyable MTL vaping from something the size of a pack of gum, why on Earth would you hunt down a bulky, sharp-edged monaural speaker version of the same mod?
I’m imagining most of you wouldn’t. And I wouldn’t either. Unless you have a need to have every new gimmick and “innovation” to hit the market, there isn’t much to recommend here. However, if you’re into active sports, vaping and underwater music parties — at the same time — well, your new favorite mod is here.