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Last Updated on December 12, 2017 by Team Spinfuel
Now THIS is how to do a beginner’s Vape Device. Simplified, without being dumbed down. Powerful, without being unwieldy. Compact, without being too limited. The Wismec CB-60 kit is designed as an entry-level mouth-to-lung (MTL) setup, but to label it this way seems almost unfair. This is a perfect intro to more advanced vaping, and one of the brightest surprises of the year.
Initial impressions of the Wismec CB-60 Starter Kit
The CB-60 Mod is an ideal size for beginning vapers. At 80mm tall (without tank), the Mod is slender but tall enough to feel like an adult device, not a diminutive toy. With a 2,300mAh internal battery and zinc alloy construction, the CB-60 has enough heft to feel commanding, but not overly heavy.
And the device design is sharp enough to stand out, without drawing attention. It’s an attractive Mod that strikes all the right notes.
The 0.91-inch OLED screen does what it needs to do – providing all the necessary information, without any visual trappings to get in the way. Get in, get vaping, move on with your day.
The press-fit 510 connection is standard fare, but seemed more than sturdy enough, and all my test tanks sat flush without concern. Finally, the large firing key feels extremely solid, and works equally well in a trigger or thumb grip style.
Yes, the Wismec CB-60 seems pretty “bare bones.” But that is clearly by design, considering what Wismec DIDN’T include.
Operating the Wismec CB-60 Mod
When you first look at the CB-60 packaging, there’s no mention of temperature control, TCR, bypass or other Modes. At first, I figured it was an oversight, considering this is a 60-watt device. However, in the name of simplicity and straightforward operations, Wismec chose to keep the CB-60 wattage-only.
The included WS03 coil only furthers the case for it being a beginner’s device, as this 1.5-ohm Kanthal head isn’t just wattage-only, but also features a maximum of 13 watts of output.
Five clicks of the CB-60’s fire key activate the device, which brings up a standard-looking display. There, you’ll see current wattage, coil resistance, battery life, and puff counter. But when you enter in the menus, you’ll see how spartan the rest of the options are. Other than moving into stealth Mode, device lock and screen orientation, there’s nothing else to adjust.
In fact, the only different items you’ll see on the screen are any protection warnings that might arise. As a protected beginner’s device, there are plenty, and they work as expected to keep users safe.
The Wismec CB-60 is a breeze to operate, and its durable construction and rock-solid fire and operation keys are extremely responsive. Even the greenest vaper will have no trouble getting the CB-60 setup and ready to vape.
One item of note – the CB-60 does become a little warm when the wattage is pushed to its 60-watt maximum. Though the Mod wasn’t designed for such use, I managed to get some decent performance using a sub-ohm tank, but the heat might be alarming to new users.
The Wismec Amor Tank
The included Amor tank was an appropriate inclusion, and a high-performing one at that. 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. In other words, keep those VG-heavy e-liquids away from here, it’s not going to work right.
However, with thinner, PG-heavy juices, the easy-to-fill tank shines. It took a little while for me to “remember” how to vape MTL-style, but once I re-acclimated to the snug airflow and restricted draw, I found the Amor was a solid, flavorful atomizer, with surprisingly ample vapor for a MTL setup.
The two 1.5-ohm coils in the box both lasted well over a week each, with solid performance till the bitter end. And even then, the experience was still good, but flavor began to mute, while vapor production diminished considerably.
But the coils, despite the narrow juice ports, never once offered a dry hit or burnt flavor, even when pushing past the listed 13-watt maximum. Very strong performers, all around.
Vaping the Wismec CB-60 Mod
I approached this test a little differently – I tried to be a new vaper. First, I only used what was in the box to vape. Then – as many new vapers tend to do – I started experimenting with different tanks and juices.
As mentioned above, the included Amor tank offered the best experience when paired with the CB-60. Right out of the box, this married pairing provided a seamless, simple vape that never went past 15 watts, yet offered more than enough power and vapor to keep anyone at bay.
Similarly specced mouth-to-lung RTAs offered similarly positive results. The CB-60 detected all my homemade coils with ease, and never stuttered with resistances or power output.
But I was intrigued by the 60-watt potential of the CB-60, so I decided to slap on a SMOK Baby Beast tank and a fresh coil, and see how deep into sub-ohm waters we could go. It turns out, the CB-60 has SOME chops at higher elevations … but your battery life might make you stick to MTL use.
At a Modest 25 watts, I started puffing the Baby Beast, using a 0.5-ohm coil. Naturally the vapor was a little weak at this level, so I pushed up a little more, and found that 40 watts offered a nice balance of flavor and vapor. I wasn’t pushing the coil past its limits, but it was satisfying.
I finally decided to turn up the CB-60 to its 60-watt limit, and was surprised how much more potent the vape quality was at this level. The Baby Beast began turning out some really decent clouds, while the flavor was warmer and richer.
If only it lasted. The 2,300mAh internal battery certainly offered strong draws, but the max wattage began taking its toll on battery life soon after. Before long, I was getting low power warnings WAY earlier than expected, forcing me to recharge soon after.
At just 15-20 watts, the CB-60 offered near-all-day longevity. Anything above 50 watts saw that duration cut by 2/3 – that’s not an exaggeration. For the occasional sub-ohm tinkering, the CB-60 is more than capable – especially given the smooth, steady power it provided. But this Mod was not meant for these purposes, and it showed.
Wrapping up… and Score…
The Wismec CB-60 is one of the best dedicated beginner MTL devices I’ve tested to date. The fact that I had to push the Mod into sub-ohm territory to find flaws is pretty indicative of how solid this device is. It’s more attractive than a stick Mod, more customizable than an AIO device, and a much better bridge between entry-level and advanced vaping.
When used as intended (especially with the included Amor tank), the Wismec CB-60 will offer bold flavor and satisfying vapor in a very competitive package. Yes, the battery life suffers at higher wattages, but as an MTL device, this shouldn’t be a concern.
If there’s a new vaper on your holiday list this year, strongly consider the CB-60 when hitting the stores.
WISMEC CB-60 Specs and Contents
Wismec CB-60 Mod specs:
- Size: 22.6 x 36.9 x 75.9mm
- Weight: 118.9g
- Thread Type: 510 spring loaded connector
- Output Wattage: 1-60W
- Maximum Charging Current: 2A
- Output Voltage Range: 0.5-9V
- Battery Capacity: 2,300mAh
Wismec Amor NS Tank specs:
- Height: 44.9mm
- Diameter: 22mm
- Weight: 44.3g
- E-liquid Capacity: 2ml
Wismec CB-60 Starter Kit contents:
- 1x CB-60 Mod
- 1x AMOR NS
- 2x WS03 MTL 1.5 ohm coil heads
- 1x QC USB Cable
- 2x User Manual
- 1x Warning Card