Unregulated devices are generally recommended for advanced users. For obvious reasons, this product category has not been a primary focus for most vape manufacturers. But thanks to the steady growth of the industry, these same brands are now able to turn their attention to this sector.
Enter Wismec. Instead of their normal regulated kits, they switched things up a bit with the latest release of the RX Machina Mech Mod Kit. Letting JayBo get back to his roots, apparently. But a mechanical kit from a large Chinese manufacturer… in late 2017? This one intrigued us.
Here are the details.Retail Price: $35.90 – $55.80
Colors: Silver, Gold
The RX Machina Kit joins Wismec’s Reuleaux Series. Designed by Jaybo, the resin tube has a decorative, patterned appearance that is equally reminiscent of fresh honeycomb and/or snakeskin depending on the limits of your imagination!
A threaded battery cap reveals an inner battery sleeve that can be adapted for use with either an 18650 or 20700 cell as preferred. This is an interesting feature that most tube mechs don’t typically offer. Although, “telescoping” tube mods used to be a big deal as they gave users a choice between 18650, 18490/500, and 18350. But since those smaller batts get drained faster than a hog running up hill, they became effectively only for aesthetics or “stealth” vaping. Overall battery life and capacity is the name of the game now since average coil resistances for vaping have dropped so much.
Speaking of builds, the Guillotine RDA comes included in the kit. Although the specs for this atomizer are yet to be released, it utilizes a centred, dual post configuration and appears to have a generous wicking area and deep juice well. The posts have large post-slots for trapping substantial multi-strand flat wire builds. And with large, side airflow slots positioned half way up the top cap, this RDA looks destined to put out copious cloudage. Finishing out the RDA is a good-looking marbled resin drip tip (presumably an 810 tip) that matches the sleeve of the mod. If you like matchy-matchy, this kit was designed for you.
As an entry level mech package, the RX Machina Kit has a place within the market, even if in the niche. All things considered, it appears to be a reasonable kit for users experimenting with the idea of tube mechs and should probably be evaluated as such. But as always, practice battery safety.