Asmodus Lustro Review

Asmodus Lustro Review

Asmodus Lustro

The Asmodus Lustro is good-looking, it performs, it is accurate, it does very good TC, and it is extremely innovative as far as the gesture system goes. Click the Buy Now button to get this great price.

$79.95

First Impression Out Of The Box:

The Lustro comes in a purple box with a big beautiful window so you can see this beautiful mod. There’s not much in the box besides the mod and a type-C USB cable. There’s also a very well done user manual and because of the new menu system and features of this mod, that is definitely a good thing.

When I first held this mod in my hand, my first impression was it looks like a teched out version of the Minikin V2. It’s got a really nice form factor to it and it has that rubberized type of finish. One thing is for sure, you can definitely see the Minikin V2 influence on this mod, especially when it comes to the form factor.

What’s In The Box:

  • Asmodus Lustro
  • USB Type C Cable
  • User Manual

Asmodus Lustro Review

From Top To Bottom:

As always, we will start off on top with the 510 connection. Like we have all come to expect from Asmodus mods, this is a quality 510 connection. There is a stainless steel ring around the connection and inside that ring is some buttery smooth stainless steel threading. The 510 pin is silver plated. The 510 pin does have a firm spring to it with a nice long throw. There is a circular indentation going around the 510 ring. It does not affect my atomizers sitting flush on this mod. So far, all of them have sat beautifully on the Lustro. The Lustro will hold a 25mm atomizer with no overhang. 28mm atomizers will overhang on the front by just a little bit. They don’t look bad but if you have an OCD, it will probably bother you.

Asmodus Lustro Review

The backside of the mod is where your battery door is located. On the exterior of the battery door, along the top and bottom, there is some battery venting. In the middle of the battery door, there is some Asmodus branding via a symbol engraved into the mod. The battery door is held in place by 2 strong magnets that are on the battery tray and those magnets latch onto two protrusions on the interior of the battery door. The whole battery door including the interior is covered in the same rubbery material as the mod. I like that Asmodus actually finished the interior of the battery door, unlike some mod manufacturers that leave it looking unfinished. I also like the fact that the rubbery coating is on the inside, because it will protect you just in case one of your battery wraps have a tear.

Asmodus Lustro Review

The Lustro does have a nice long battery strap that is mounted in the middle of the battery tray. I’m a little surprised that Asmodus decided to go with a battery strap on this tray. It really doesn’t need it because there is plenty of room for you to get your fingers in there and pull your batteries out. There are clear battery indicator markings on the inside of the battery tray as well as some stickers showing you which way to insert the batteries and which way to push. The battery contacts are brass and the negative ones are spring-loaded. The positive battery contacts are button style.

Asmodus is doing an interesting thing when it comes to the batteries of the mod. Whenever you install a new set of batteries, the menu system will ask you if the set of batteries is married. Then, you will have to answer yes or no on the touchscreen. I like this, I get it, it’s for safety reasons and it does make the user aware of the issue of battery safety. Even though there has been some debate as to the benefits of married batteries, I still like the fact that Asmodus is putting the battery safety thing up front and in people’s faces when they turn the mod on. I think that’s a good thing. Personally, I still use married sets of batteries and it’s what I recommend in all of my reviews. Whether there’s an actual benefit or not, I don’t know because unlike most vapers, I am not an electrical engineer but I still do it out of sheer force of habit.

Asmodus Lustro Review

With the screen facing you, both sides of the mod really don’t have a lot going on. They are covered in the same coating as the rest of the mod but there is no branding. Turn the mod over and on the bottom, there is plenty of venting and an LED flashlight. The flashlight has two settings that include low and high. Pretty easy to activate the flashlight, all you have to do is swipe up with the screen locked and then hit the flashlight button. After you enter the flashlight menu system, you have a choice as to whether you want to turn on one LED or two LEDs. To be perfectly honest, I would have preferred some sort of 1 button or one swipe shortcut because of the fact that if I am in need of a flashlight, I want to be able to get to it quickly. The way you access the flashlight on this mod just takes a little too long, in my opinion.

The front of this mod has a lot going on. Not only do you have all of the regular things on the front of the mod but you also have a light bar on the left side. The light bar is fully configurable and you have a choice of running it in three colors. Those colors include blue, red, and green. Whatever color you choose for the light bar, is the same color that your fire button will light up. I would definitely like to see more color choices in a firmware update.

Asmodus Lustro Review

The fire button is very well done and it is in the shape of a square with the corners rounded off. As I said before, it is backlit and you have a choice of three colors for the backlighting. This button is a little bit different than most Asmodus mods. Most Asmodus mods that I have reviewed in the past have an either concave or convex button. This one is absolutely flat. It’s a comfortable button and I find it to be very responsive and clicky. There is virtually no delay when you hit the fire button. This mod fires right away.

The screen on this mod is just a thing of beauty. It has a speedometer sort of theme that seems to be very popular now. It is a full color, capacitive touch screen, and it is very well done. On the screen, you will be able to see your mode, volts, resistance, puff counter in seconds, watts, dual battery meter, total number of puffs, preheat, locked or unlocked, and whether your infrared sensor is on or off. There’s a lot of information on the screen crammed into a tiny space but it is well done and laid out nicely.

Asmodus Lustro Review

The screen is extremely responsive and definitely an improvement over the Minikin V2 screen. I like the way they laid it out and I like the font that they chose. The size of the font is a little bit on the small side but it’s definitely readable and very clear. I mean, there’s only so much they can do with the room that they have on the screen. Because this is a touch screen mod, you will notice that there are no physical up and down buttons on the mod itself.

Below the screen, we have the USB charge update port. It is a type C port and it does charge at 1 amp. That was a little surprising and disappointing. I love the fact that they went with the type C update port but why did they settle for 1 amp charging? To be honest, I didn’t even know that a type C port was even capable of 1 amp charging. I thought all of them charge at at least 2 amps. Because of the 1 amp charging, internal charging is really slow on this mod. In fact, it is slower than a typical mod that charges at 1 amp. While we never recommend internal charging on a regular basis, we do like it as a feature for when you are on the go or in a pinch. With this mod, you’re just going to have to carry an extra set of batteries because it takes way too long to charge.

The good news is the battery life is fantastic. Most people that have owned a Minikin V2 know that it is known for its extremely efficient battery life. This mod has the same sort of battery life as the Minikin V2. You are going to get great battery life off of the Lustro. When you think about it, that’s actually kind of amazing considering all the bells and whistles that this mod has, along with the color screen.

Asmodus Lustro Review

To the left of the screen is where you will find a light bar. The light bar is fully configurable With 3 different colors available. You can also adjust the speed of the light bar. There are three settings on it that include slow, medium, and fast. Also on the front of this mod is an infrared sensor that is able to pick up certain gestures that you do in front of the mod. These gestures will allow you to scroll through certain sub menus of the mod.

I’m not too sure how I feel about the gestures or the infrared part of the mod. When I first got the mod, I have to admit that it was a really cool feature. I did play with it a lot and I did like that I was able to make changes on the mod without actually touching it. After using the mod for some time now, I kind of feel like it’s a little bit gimmicky. I like the fact that Asmodus is always pushing the envelope and that they are doing new things but I’m not too sure this gesture thing is actually going to take off. One thing is for sure, if you are one of those techy types, you are going to love the gesture features on the mod. If the gestures are not your thing, you are able to turn off the infrared sensor. So, no harm, no foul.

The Look, Feel, and General Aesthetics Of The Mod:

Form factor-wise, this is a really nice mod and a very easy carry. It is extremely pocketable and it has a nice quality feel to it. I love the finish on the mod, I know a lot of people call it a Vapor Shark finish but I feel by doing that, it kind of does Asmodus a disservice. What they have been able to accomplish on the finishes of their mods is just spectacular. The rubbery coating that they use on their mods takes a backseat to no other mod on the market today. I have found it to have a beautiful silky smooth texture and it seems to be holding up extremely well.

Asmodus Lustro Review

I can’t help but feel like this is the next iteration of the Minikin V2. Like I said before in this review, it feels like a teched-out version of the V2. I love the color screen on it and I love the fact that I am able to change the color of the fire button. It really does come in handy when you are looking to match things up with different drip tips and different colored tanks. I’m not too crazy about the light bar, I wish there was a way to shut the light bar off, but keep the button on, and vice versa. If you read my reviews, you know that I’m really not into those light up mods. This one is not too bad and it is a lot more subtle than most other mods with lights.

Like most Asmodus mods, the Lustro is going to be available in a ton of colors. I will list the colors here but some of them are on pre-order and they may not be available as of this writing. The colors that the Lustro will be made in include black, brown, green, gunmetal, orange, prism, red, blue, teal, white, yellow, gold, and purple.

The Board:

The Lustro uses an Asmodus proprietary GX-200-HUT chipset. It has a wattage range of 5 to 200 watts in power mode and it is capable of 5 to 120 watts in TC mode. I’m not sure why Asmodus keeps limiting the wattage in TC mode. It’s not a big deal for me but some vapers are going to have a problem with that. I would like to see them crank up the wattage in TC mode a bit with a firmware update. I hope that in the future, they actually discontinue this practice.

The Lustro has all of the typical TC settings available in most mods on the market today. It is capable of TC with Ni, Ti, and SS. It does have a pretty in-depth stainless steel menu system. It has presets for SS304, SS316, and SS317. There is also a TFR and TCR setting available on the Lustro mod. Of course, being an Asmodus mod, the Lustro also has the very popular curve feature available to it as well. There are also three preheat settings that include soft, normal, and hard.

The Menu System:

First of all, I want to give Asmodus a ton of credit for coming up with this gesture system. I think it’s just fantastic that they keep trying new things for their consumers. It’s an innovative menu system and even if you don’t personally like it, you have to give the company credit for being innovative and doing something that is actually the first of its kind. Bravo Asmodus, respect!

Most users will notice right away that the menu system does work very similar to the menu system that you have on the Minikin V2. You swipe down on the screen to unlock the mod. That is not the only way to unlock the mod, you can also tap on the screen 3 times to unlock the mod but you have to change that feature in the settings menu. Whichever way you decide to unlock the mod is totally up to you. I prefer the swipe down method because I am so used to doing it on my Minikin V2.

Asmodus Lustro Review

With the mod unlocked, you can then swipe up on the screen and that will allow you to change your preheat settings. In order to scroll through the preheat settings, you keep swiping up until you find the setting you want. You can also hold one of the menu selections on the main screen in order to change it. For example, with the mod unlocked, if you want to change the wattage, all you have to do is hold your finger on the wattage part of the screen. That will bring up another screen with a plus and minus button on the screen. In order to change the wattage, you simply touch the plus or minus button on the screen. The same type of procedure applies for changing your mode or temperature.

To turn the flashlight on or shut the gestures on or off, you have to swipe up on the screen while the mod is locked. This will bring up a gesture and flashlight icon. Simply choose whatever icon you want to adjust and make your adjustments via the screen.

With the gestures feature on, you have to unlock the mod in order to use the gestures. Once you have the mod unlocked, you can simply fan your hand across the screen and it will swipe from whatever direction you are waving your hand from and it will allow you to scroll through the different materials that are available on this chipset. Once you arrive at your selection, all you do is press the fire button to lock in your choice. As I’ve said before, it is pretty cool that you can make these types of adjustment without even touching the screen. If you don’t want to use the gestures but you want to change your materials, all you do is shut off the gestures in the main menu system and you swipe across the screen in order to access the different materials available.

That’s the whole menu system in a nutshell, there are other things that you will find in the instruction booklet but these are the main features. I do have to say that the instruction manual is extremely well done. The language that they used is excellent and it is very easy to understand. My only complaint about the manual is I wish they made the font bigger because as I get older, the tiny print gets a lot more difficult to read.

How Does It Vape:

The vape quality on the Lustro is actually really good. I get a very solid vape in power mode and I find it to be extremely accurate in that mode. The TC on this mod is definitely much improved over chipsets that Asmodus has released in the past. I am happy to report that it looks like Asmodus is finally starting to take TC very seriously.

As far as the accuracy of the TC, I have to say that while it does offer very good dry burn protection, I do think that overall, it’s a little underpowered. I don’t think it’s underpowered by a lot. I think the wattage is probably off by about 15 watts and the temperature was probably off by about 25 degrees. So, for example, if you like to vape a certain build at 45 watts and 500 degrees in TC mode, I would suggest that you crank that wattage up to 60 watts and 525 degrees. That is what will give you a very similar vape when compared to a very accurate chip like the DNA or Yihi chipset at the same settings.

Being a little underpowered in TC mode doesn’t even bother me that much. I do still consider it a con but I consider it a very minor con because it really is no big deal for me to bump up the wattage or the temperature. The more important thing is Asmodus is taking huge strides in their TC and they look to be making a lot of progress on that side of the market. So much so, that you could actually consider this a legitimate TC board because in all reality, it is. It does legitimate TC and it gives you a consistent smooth vape with dry burn protection. I also like the way this mod fires, it seems to fire right away with little or no delay.

What Would Make It better:

  • Center That 510
  • More Colors For The Light Bar And Button

If they would have centered the 510 on this mod, they would have made an already great mod a special mod. The performance on it is fantastic and it works extremely well but why not center that 510? You know that’s what the market is calling for. Reviewers are always asking for centered 510’s and most reviewers list it as a pro. I would love to be able to run a 30 mm atomizer on this beauty of a mod. I can’t do that because they put the 510 connection towards the front of the mod.

Why stop short with only three colors? The way I see it, if you’re in for a penny, you’re in for a pound. Why not give a bigger selection of colors as far as the lighting goes? There are plenty of different colored tanks coming out, it would be nice to be able to match up those tanks with this mod. I would love to have a gold color or a purple color to go with some of the other tanks that I have been sent from other manufacturers. I’m sure this can be addressed in a software update and I would definitely like to see that happen. It’s not a huge deal to me because like I said before, lights really aren’t my thing but for the people who do like lights, I’m sure they’re going to want more than three colors.

Conclusion:

What can I say? Asmodus has done it again. This company just keeps cranking out killer mods and they are just doing a bang-up job. They had a bunch of their products hit my Best Of List for 2017 and to be honest, if this mod was released earlier and I had enough time to get it on my Best Of List, it would definitely be there. If you’re the type of vaper that likes the Minikin V2 but you want something that’s teched out with some more capabilities and better TC, this is your mod.

The Lustro is good-looking, it performs, it is accurate, it does very good TC, and it is extremely innovative as far as the gesture system goes. There’s just not a lot to complain about here and what I do have to complain about can probably be fixed with a firmware update, or it really doesn’t affect the overall vape quality that this mod is capable of. So far, this is one of my favorite mods of 2018. You can feel safe handing over your hard earned money to Asmodus for this mod, because it is DeucesJack approved.

Asmodus Lustro

The Asmodus Lustro is good-looking, it performs, it is accurate, it does very good TC, and it is extremely innovative as far as the gesture system goes. Click the Buy Now button to get this great price.

$79.95

Pros & Cons:

A note about Pros and Cons. These are my Pros and Cons. They are very subjective. What may be a pro to me could be a con to you and vice versa.

Pros:
  • Innovative Menu System
  • Great Touchscreen
  • Color Screen
  • Quality 510
  • Phenomenal Coating
  • Build Quality
  • Subtle Branding
  • Tons Of Colors
  • Very Good TC
  • Accurate In Power Mode
  • Looks
  • Form Factor
  • Easy Carry
  • Smooth, Silky, Texture
  • Easy Menu System
  • TCR And TFR
  • Wattage Curve
  • Backlit Fire Button
  • Fires Fast
  • Customizable Lights
  • Type C Update Port
  • Battery Safety Screen
  • Flashlight Feature

Cons:
  • 1 Amp Internal Charging
  • 510 Not Centered
  • Only 3 Color Options For The Lights
  • Limited To 120 Watts In TC Mode
  • TC Is A Bit Underpowered

  • Requires 2x 18650 sized batteries (not included)
  • Touch screen type: Capacitive Screen; Requires the electrical properties of the human body to detect when and where the screen is touched
  • Wattage range (Power mode): 5W – 200W
  • Wattage range (TC modes): 5W – 120W
  • Temperature control range: 212° – 572°F / 100° – 300°
  • Atomizer ohm range: 0.1 – 2.5 ohm
  • Max output voltage: 8.4V
  • Peek output current: 45A
  • Charging parameters: DC 5V/1A
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • USB TYPE-C
  • Length: 80.4mm
  • Width: 40.5mm
  • Thickness: 36.0mm

Deuces Jack is a well-known member of the VapingUnderground forums where he quickly became respected for his honest opinions and willingness to help other members. He is now a regular content contributor for Vaping Insider. When he’s not vaping or unboxing the latest products for review, he can be found riding motorcycles close to his home in New York.

6 Comments
  1. Reply Hearts January 30, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks Jack! I agree a centered 510 would’ve put this at the very top of the list. I’m still considering it though 😉

  2. Reply JReed February 10, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    I just got this mod recently it is smaller then I expected but I have been using the Smoant Cylon which is a bit big but very comfortable. Any way there is a “number of mouth” setting on the Lustro, what the heck is that? I only have 1 mouth is the intent for multiple people to be hitting the same device? Thanks anyone that knows.

  3. Reply Darthvaper March 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    I got one too, the battery cover rattles with different batteries, not sure if it’s a bad unit or it’s normal?

    • Reply Miguel A Vega June 18, 2018 at 8:32 pm

      Bad unit. Mine it’s perfect no matter the battery

  4. Reply db May 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    paint finish not too good on my 6 week black lustro which has been in daily use, never dropped been well looked after but the finger recess for battery door edge is chipping, top edge chipping and bottom edges.
    IMO this should of been finished with a thicker layer and being my first and probably my last Asmodus device when considering i bought this based on reviews like this and the minikin v2.

  5. Reply Allen K. November 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Do we have any idea what the “Fun Mode” is…I’ve switched it on and off numerous times and havent noticed anything change.
    Hah

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