Our Wismec Reuleaux RXmini review takes an in-depth look at the latest entry to the popular RX series, featuring a 2,100 mAh internal battery, up to 80 W of power and full-featured TC vaping with nickel, titanium and stainless steel coils. Is it worth $42.95?
Is it worth picking up?
The RXmini is a great device for both new and long-term vaper looking for something compact that doesn’t skimp on features. The in-built battery strikes a good balance between portability and battery life, and the mod is easy to learn to operate without too much of a learning curve.
The performance is excellent in both VW and TC mode, and it works well with pretty much any atomizer on the market. It might not be ideal if battery life is a crucial factor for you, but for $42.95, it’s a great deal if you want something simple, capable and portable.
Wismec’s RX series of mods made huge waves in the vaping industry, with the RX2/3, the 200S and the RX75 all packed with features and well-loved. But most of these were pretty big – especially the three-battery RX3 – and not everyone wants to carry something chunky around with them. The series needed a compact member, the RXmini is it! Powered by an in-built 2,100 mAh battery and offering up to 80 W of power, it looks like a solid option for anybody looking for an everyday vape to use on the go. Priced at $42.95, it’s also tempting for vapers on a budget, but is worth picking up? This Wismec Reuleaux RXmini review gives you the information you need to make your decision.
What You Get
The RXmini comes in the type of black box you’d expect from Wismec, with an outline of the device on the front of the box, the mod in a layer of foam on the top and a USB charging cable, instruction manual and a stick-on cover for the back panel of the mod. This is pretty basic, but if you want a tank too you can get a bundle for $56.95.
Wismec Reuleaux RXmini Review – The Design
The RXmini is a cute little mod. It has the same hexagonal shape as the RX3, but it’s short and squat, measuring just 58 mm tall and 44.5 mm back to front. The mod’s name and the logo is printed on the top edge, but subtly, and the front of the mod is occupied by the OLED display screen and the circular fire button, which has “JayBo” written on it in stylized text, along with a micro USB charging port at the bottom. Applying the sticker included with the kit really adds to the overall look: with my black version of the mod, the walnut brown sticker helps the mod look more distinguished and really adds to the whole thing. A little gripe here is that the sticker is just a touch too small for a neat fit, but if you leave a few mm on each side it will at least look even.
You can also pick up the mod in grey, silver, red or white. Without the sticker there is a black section on the back side of the mod, which is textured and looks pretty cool anyway.
The RXmini has a really clear and well-presented OLED display screen. The layout is split into two main sections for the top and bottom, with a couple of extra smaller sections at the top and bottom. The main sections show your current setting and a secondary bit of information (your voltage in VW or bypass mode and your wattage in TC modes), the very top shows your current mode and your remaining battery life, and the very bottom shows the current you’re drawing and the resistance of your coil. On the whole it doesn’t occupy much space but it does a fantastic job of displaying all of the information you need when you’re vaping.
Fire and Adjustment Buttons
The fire button for the RXmini is circular and located above the display screen. The “JayBo” logo makes it look really cool, and it presses down smoothly and easily as you’d hope. The adjustment buttons are located on the bottom face of the mod, which frees up some space on the front face and remains easy to access when you’re vaping. They’re recessed, so the mod still stands up comfortably, which does make it slightly more difficult to press them, but overall their positioning really helps the layout of the device.
The 510 connection is gold-plated and spring-loaded, so you won’t have any issues with connectivity, and occupies the back of the top side of the mod. This is a comfortable spot for vaping and won’t give you any problems, so there’s nothing more to add here.
Wismec has done a fantastic job with the design of the RXmini: it’s compact, cool and user-friendly. You might not like the adjustment buttons being on the bottom of the device, but you’ll get used to it quickly and everything else is hard to fault.
Wismec Reuleaux RXmini Review – The Features
Variable Wattage Up To 80 W
The variable wattage (VW) mode on the RXmini goes right from 1 up to 80 W. This is more than enough for most vapers’ purposes, and definitely as good as you’ll find on such a palm-sized, compact mod. When you press down an adjustment button you’ll change the wattage by 0.1 W, but if you hold it down it will scroll and increase in speed the longer you hold it, eventually moving in 1 W increments instead.
Temperature Control Mode
The RXmini offers temperature control (TC) vaping with nickel, titanium and stainless steel coils, with the temperature adjustable from 200 to 600 ° F / 100 to 315 ° C. If you press the fire button three times in quick succession, then press the left adjustment button to move the highlighted setting, you can adjust the ramp-up wattage freely too. It also has three TCR modes, which you can use to adjust how the TC responds to suit your preferences or the specific coil you’re vaping with. The suggested ranges for the TCR for different coil materials are listed in the manual and you can adjust them by pressing and holding the fire button and right adjustment button together when the device is switched off. This is a great feature and it really drives home how well-executed the TC function on the RXmini is. You can also lock the resistance of the coil at room temperature so you get consistent performance.
The RXmini also offers the option of “bypass” mode, which basically gives you the raw battery voltage in the manner of a mechanical mod. There isn’t really much need to use this mode in most cases – since you can simply set whatever wattage you want and get consistent performance using VW mode – but the feature is executed well regardless.
The RXmini also has plenty of additional features that you won’t use as much but still make nice additions to what the device can do. For instance, you can choose to have the battery life displayed through an icon or as a percentage, and you can choose the current you’re operating at, a puff count or a total vaping time counter to be displayed on the bottom. It also has a stealth mode (just press and hold the fire button and left adjustment button), and can be turned off entirely by pressing the fire button five times in a row.
There are also all the safety features you expect from a VV/VW mod on the RXmini. This includes low resistance cutoff (for under 0.1 ohms in VW/bypass mode or 0.05 ohms in a TC mode), short circuit protection, 10 second cutoff, high (internal) temperature cutoff and low battery protection.
Battery Life and Charging
The RXmini has an in-built 2,100 mAh battery, and in general, more compact devices will struggle on battery life more than bigger ones. The problem does exist for the RXmini to some extent, but the battery is still enough to get you through a whole workday of vaping unless you’re really chain-vaping. It goes without saying that if you want much better battery life; you’re going to need a bigger mod. So if portability is important to you, the RXmini does a really good job of getting plenty of battery life into a compact package.
It recharges in a few hours using a computer’s USB port from being completely flat, and allows you to vape while charging. This is a great feature for any device because it means you’re never without something to vape even if this is your only mod.
Wismec Reuleaux RXmini Review – In Use
Performance – VW Mode
Although TC mode is a standard addition to most mods on the market today, many vapers stick in VW mode the majority of the time. The RXmini’s VW mode works just like you’d want it to, responding quickly and heating your coil effectively throughout the supported wattage range. Changing settings is easy and the location of the buttons makes it unlikely that you’ll accidentally push anything in-use. Overall, the RXmini works great in VW mode!
Bypass mode is ultimately very similar, but the power output gradually decreases as your charge runs down. Honestly I don’t see much need for this mode because the power setting ends up quite low unless you’re on a full charge or a very low-resistance coil, but it works just as well as VW mode other than that.
Performance – TC Mode
The TC mode on the RXmini works really well, thanks to features like adjustable ramp up wattage, adjustable TCR and the ability to lock in your room temperature resistance to get consistent performance. You get a continuous stream of vapor, with the screen flashing up “Temp Protection” when you hit the limit you entered, and tracking the temperature of the coil throughout your draw. The result is a reliable and well-executed TC mode; it works consistently and won’t give you any issues at all.
Changing Modes and Navigation
Getting around the RXmini system and accessing the features is really easy. The key thing to remember is that three quick presses takes you into the equivalent of the menu, where you can change modes, access other features like ramp-up wattage or resistance locking, and also allows you to customize the appearance of the home screen. When you’ve pressed the fire button three times, the mode at the top of the display screen will start to flash, then you can use the left adjustment button to highlight something else, and the right adjustment button to change the currently-selected option. Once you’ve gotten used to this you’ll have no problem changing settings or accessing anything else you need on the RXmini.
Portability and Comfort
The size of the RXmini is one of the big selling-points, and it does really help when it comes to making the device portable and well-suited to use out of the house. The RXmini fits comfortably in a pocket or bag, and although the battery life could be a little better, this makes it a great choice if you’re going to be vaping out of the house regularly. The design of the mod is also excellent for comfort in-use. The mod comfortably fits in your palm and the sticker gives it a nice feeling in your hand too. The RXmini does exactly what it sets out to here: it’s a fantastic device for anybody looking for something portable.
Wismec did a great job on the RXmini. The device is solidly put together, and everything from the adjustment buttons at the bottom of the mod to the 510 connection at the top works just as you want it to. The fire button pushes down easily while still offering a little bit of resistance, and lets out a satisfying click as it does. One of the only complaints – as mentioned earlier – is the fact that the sticker is slightly too small for the space it’s supposed to occupy. Other than that there’s nothing to complain about with the manufacturing on the RXmini.