Wismec Active Kit | Review

Design7.5
Wismec Active Kit

The Active mod and Armor NS Plus tank is certainly an interesting and innovative kit from Wismec.

A vape device that can also act as a Bluetooth speaker, with both shock and water resistant capabilities.

The Active sports a complete chunky rubber sleeve that runs across the entire edges of the device. Then on either side are two metal housings for the speakers. The metal has a powder coat paint finish to it, which further adds to the whole rugged feel of the device.

The fire button and +/- buttons are on the front of the device and are rubber pressing through onto plastic underneath. The micro USB charge port is located just beneath these and has a rubber plug which slots into the port to cover and keep it water resistant.

The screen, also located on the front side of the device is a perfect size and nice and bright. It’s quite a basic display but does show all the necessary info from wattage, ohms to battery life.

At the top of the Wismec Active is the 510 connector which is offset towards the front side. It has a stainless steel surround and a gold-plated, spring-loaded positive pin.

On the top backside of the device, there’s a plastic hook which protrudes from the mod. This is to be used with the included carabiner clip so you can attach the device to a strap or belt loop.

Wismec Active Kit

Style

While I’m a little disappointed at how large and cumbersome the Active Kit is, I don’t actually mind the styling of it.

It’s perfectly in keeping with the audience it’s aimed for. The rugged rubber bumpers give you a sense of stability, and it’s still comfortable to hold. The buttons are still fine to press, although a little mushy, but that’s to be expected.

The grated panels for the speakers also suit the device, and all of the available colors look good. The mod comes in 3 different color options which are Solid Black, Black and Silver, and Black and Orange.

However, you also have the option to add a rubber outer protective sleeve which comes in the following colors; Blue Camo, Orange Camo, and Green Camo. All add a nice finishing touch. Personally, I prefer the black standard outer rubber.

Wismec Active Kit

Build Quality

Everything about the Wismec Active Kit is sturdy and rugged, from the 510 connection to the acrylic chamber of the Armor NS Pus tank.

I have no issues with any of the individual components of the mod or tank and think it has very good build quality for the style of device that it is.

However the same can’t be said for the build quality of the board inside, and it’s firing ability which I’ll discuss later.

Wismec Active Kit

Innovation

It certainly is innovative to have Bluetooth speaker incorporated into a vaping device.

While I’m not sure it’s ultimately something vapers have been screaming out for, I commend Wismec for trying something new.

Wismec Active Kit

Portability

For an Active kit with only a 2100mAh battery, the Wismec Active is not exactly portable and pocket-friendly.

The mod measures in at 94.5 x 55.6 x 26.6mm without the tank and weighs 166g.

Wismec goes someway to negate the portability issue with including a carabiner clip that attached to the plastic hook on the device. Personally, I don’t think I’d be comfortable hanging the Active Kit from my built loop, but then I’m not the target market.

Features8.0
Wismec Active Kit

The Active Mod has a range of 5-80w and a 2100mAh internal battery.

It has all the standard features expected and can work in VW, Bypass, TC-Ni, TC-Ti, TC-SS, and TCR modes.

Clicking the fire button three times enables you to scroll through each setting.

Wismec Active Kit

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Bluetooth Speaker

The Wismec Active has designated Bluetooth controls on the back side of the mod, much like the other buttons these are mushy rubber buttons but are clearly labeled.

There’s a play/pause, volume +/-, skip track and power button.

To enter Bluetooth mode, you need to hold down the power button, and it will chime and say ‘Bluetooth Mode.’

Once you’ve paired with your device, which is a relatively simple process the controls can be used, but don’t expect them to work flawlessly with every device and application. I had a few issues trying to pause and resume music playing from Spotify on my Android device.

How does it sound?

Actually a lot better than I expected. Now I’m no audiophile, but I have used plenty of Bluetooth speakers in the past, and while I think the clarity is a little lacking compared to well-known brands, it’s perfectly acceptable.

The speaker does actually get incredibly loud, which is good and doesn’t distort too much at it’s loudest setting.

To be honest, I think it’s a better Bluetooth speaker than it is a vaping device, and that’s solely what I use mine for now…which is a real shame.

Tank7.0
Wismec Active Kit

The Armor NS Plus tank comes in either a 4.5ml or 2ml (TPD compliant) setup.

Instead of having a glass tube Wismec have gone with Acrylic to help protect against drops. The acrylic seems thick and strong, and I’ve not had any issues using very citrus juices.

The tank has an easy to use slide top fill system. There’s a small indicating arrow on the top of the tank, and it’s easy to slide open and close, with a large fill port.

The AFC control of the tank has chunky knurling making it easy to adjust, and it rotates smoothly with a stopper at each end. There are three air holes on either side of the tank; two are cyclops style holes and the other a small circular hole for MTL.

This is where the Amor Plus tank differs from a lot included with these style of devices, as it truly has designated airflow and coils for either direct to lung or mouth to lung style vaping.

The tank comes with both 0.2Ohm (DTL) and 1.3Ohm (MTL) coils.

Wismec Active Kit

Coils

WS01 Triple 0.2Ohm Coil (40-80w)
This is the direct-lung coil which I found works well at around 50W, but it will depend on the type of juice you are using.

Both vapor and flavor production is good with these coils, definitely acceptable for an included tank. However, I did notice the coil performance dropping off after a weeks use.

WS04 MTL 1.3Ohm Coil (8-14w)
This is the mouth-to-lung coil, which seemed to work well between 10 and 12W. It’s best to use less viscose juices with this type of coil, so I kept it at 50/50.

I had no issues with the wicking, again the flavor and vapor production were ok, but nothing too special. I do however feel these coils are far better suited to the tank and device, due to the low capacity and small 2100mAh battery.

Performance2.0
Wismec Active Kit

Not good.

It’s a standard Wismec board which should be more than fine for this type of mod. It doesn’t require any fancy bells and whistles; it just needs to work.

Unfortunately, Wismec hasn’t even managed to get that right with this device.

Basically, the device doesn’t fire everytime you hit the fire button. Sometimes it works fine, others it stops halfway through the vape leaving you with a frustrating choppy experience.

At first, I thought maybe it was the fire button needing to held hard to activate, but it’s not. Even pressing the ‘reset’ button didn’t correct any firing issues.

It may just be something with the early releases, or the device we have and maybe can be rectified with a firmware update. I really hope so because in its current state it’s barely usable without you getting frustrated and throwing it against a wall….but hey at least it’s shock resistant and won’t break when you do.

It must be noted that the tank and coil performance is fine and I’ve tested it on other devices and had no any complaints there. It’s not the best tank in the world, but fine for this device and good to have the options of a high and low ohm coil.

Wismec Active Kit

Battery Life

If you were solely going to use this a vaping device and with the MTL style coil, then battery life is fine.

However, if you plan on using it as both a Bluetooth speaker and vaping device, there is no way the battery will see you through a full day.

If you go with the low ohm coil at high wattage, then forget about using the Bluetooth functionality alongside it, as the 2100mAh battery will barely see you through a few hours.

It’s not good for such a large device to have such a small and insufficient battery.

Likes

  • Shockproof design
  • Water Resistant
  • Easy to use
  • Changeable rubber covers
  • Decent Bluetooth speaker

Dislikes

  • Constant no-firing
  • Poor battery life
  • Large
  • Expensive

Verdict

Wismec Active Kit

I have to take a step back and commend Wismec for trying something innovative for a vaping device.

While I’m not the perfect demographic for this type of device, I’m sure there are a few users out there that would like the ability to pump out tunes from their mod.

Still, I can’t help but think you are just better off purchasing a small budget Bluetooth speaker and a far better device for the same price.

The Wismec Active is aimed at those that are well…’Active’ with it’s waterproof and rugged shockproof design being good positives.

However, when it comes to its vaping abilities, it really is disappointing.

The constant non-firing has left me in a position where I really can not recommend this device, even if you are the type of vaper it’s aimed at.

But keep your eyes out on forums, maybe these issues will be rectified in future releases – we will update this review if that’s the case.

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Advken Manta RTA | Review

Advken Manta RTA

Advken Manta RTA

The Advken Manta RTA is the latest atomizer from one of the lesser known Shenzen based companies.

Highlights

  • Dual Coil Design
  • Velocity Style Deck with Staggered Posts
  • 2 Glass Tank Options
  • Excellent Flavor Production
1Intro
Advken Manta RTA

Advken may not be a name that all vapers are familiar with, but they have made quite a few devices and tanks ranging from the AYANA 60w and Qiangba 200W box mods to the Ziggs 24 RDA.

I’ve personally used and sung the praises of their Mad Hatter RDA to the rest of the team in the past, so I’m looking forward to seeing how good the Manta RTA is.

2Specs & Features
Advken Manta RTA

Main Specs/Features

  • 24mm RTA
  • Dual Coil Design with Staggered Posts
  • Top Refill System with big refill holes
  • 810 Ultem drip tip
  • Gold Plated Positive and Negative Posts
  • 3 Adjustable Air Flow Holes in the deck, and 1 Hole in the Positive Post
  • 5ml for Normal Glass Tube and 5ml for Chubby Glass Tube

In The Box

  • Manta RTA
  • Spare glass (bubble shaped)
  • Coil/Driver tool
  • Spare parts bag
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Vape and share card
3Design & Build Quality
Advken Manta RTA

The Manta RTA from Advken is a stainless steel, and both the black and silver versions have quite a glossy finish to them. It is compatible with most 810 drip-tips, and overall the build and design quality is excellent.

The tank also comes with two Pyrex tank options; the usual straight tube which will hold 3.5ml of liquid, and then a bubble tank allowing up to 5ml of e-liquid.

The top cap of the Manta features a cutout style pattern that helps with the grip when removing for refilling it. The airflow is fully adjustable, and all threads of the tank are smooth and easy to use.

The Ultem 810 drip tip sports a branded band, which look great and actually makes the drip tip appear smaller than it actually is. In my use, it seemed to fit nice and tight into the drip tip hole – no excess wiggling.

I am really impressed with the overall look and feel of this RTA; it has a sleek, compact look about it especially with the 3.5ml tank, the larger bubble glass does make it look a little awkward in my opinion.

4Build Deck
Advken Manta RTA

The Manta’s build deck is made of gold plated stainless steel and features a staggered two post design. On the positive post, there is an internal airflow hole that sits on a peek insulator.

The base has a fully adjustable bottom airflow ring, with 3 large air holes on either side. The internal airflow is managed by 2 holes on either side of the base of build deck, where you coils will sit above.

To round it off you have the 4 corner sections to allow the placing of your wicks and juice intake.

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5Building & Wicking
Advken Manta RTA

Like a lot of newer RTAs you do not need to empty the tank to change your wicks or coils, simply turn it upside down and unscrew the base.

The staggered post build deck makes for easy placement with coils; it is the wicking of those coils that might need a little attention.

A lot of vapers get put off from using RTA’s because some can be unforgiving if you don’t wick them correctly, and then you may get leaking issues. It’s a trial and error process, and with the Manta RTA it is no different.

I suggest with the Manta that you use enough cotton that when you pull it through you coil it is slightly restricted and even moves the coil a little. If you are using large diameter coils and have a lot of cotton for wicks, I’d also advise separating your cotton tail into two. Place one half to cover the liquid intake and the other to fill the wick space.

6Performance
Advken Manta RTA

I was testing the Manta RTA on a VooPoo Drag in wattage mode, with 2 Clapton coils coming in at 0.16 Ohms.

65 Watts

I did attempt to get a mouth to lung draw with the air hole set to only one open, but to be honest, the Manta is just too airy for an MTL style vape. However, I was getting a good restricted lung hit with plenty of flavor and good vapor production. One two air holes open, it was far too airy.

80 Watts

I tried it at 80 watts with both one and two air holes again. It was far too hot a vape with just one open, and with two air holes open I was getting closer to my ideal vape, if still a little too airy. But the flavor and vapor production was starting to come through.

100 Watts

This is where the Manta really started to shine on the vapor production front. I set the airflow to wide open and the vapor produced was immense. But it wasn’t quite as flavorful as at 80 watts.

Personally, i ended up settling at 80 watts with two ar holes open; it gave me the best of both worlds. The Manta is a great tank for those that like high wattage and big airflow. It’s not always my style of vaping, but I was certainly impressed with the flavor and vapor production of this RTA.

Advken Manta RTA

What I Like

There’s no doubting this RTA produces good flavor. It has an easy deck to build on (like most Velocity style decks), the staggered posts make it even easier.

I also like the fact that Advken included a coil tool which doubles as an Allen key and a vape cloth which you don’t usually see in a kit.

What I Didn’t Like

On the flip side, they included a vape cloth but didn’t include a spare drip tip or adapter, which irks me slightly.

Getting the wicking right with this RTA can take a little practice, it’s not as forgiving as some other RTAs.

On a personal note; it was just a little too much airflow for me. I tend to prefer a more restrictive lung hit style vape. That’s not to say it produces a bad vape, not at all. It just might be suited to those that prefer high wattage and direct to lung style vaping.

Likes

  • Good flavor/ vapor production
  • Easy to coil
  • Easy to fill
  • 2 glass tank options
  • Excellent design and build quality
  • Good looking tank

Dislikes

  • Not for restricted lung hitters
  • Wicking can take some practice
  • No spare drip tip or adaptor
  • The included larger bubble tank might not be to everyone’s liking
7Verdict

The Manta RTA by Advken is an excellent tank. It looks great on any device; it is sleek and compact. It vapes well at medium wattages and even better and high wattages, producing tons of vapor and really great flavor.

The draw is however on the airy side. So if you like a dual coil RTA that is easy to build on (although a little challenging to wick properly), that has an airy draw, and produces great flavor, then this might be the tank for you.

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Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 Review – Newest version from the iStick Pico series

 

Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 Review: Bottom LineFrom the original version of Eleaf iStick Pico box mod series, now comes this newest version which caters a single external 21700 battery that can be a big support for its maximum output of 100 watts. It has a temperature control that supports Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless steel. A Bypass Mode that can provide a similar power to a full mechanical box mod.

Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 Review: Background

The Eleaf Pico iStick Pico is one of the best-regulated box mod I have ever owned, I got mine with the original version which houses external 18650 Battery , I got it over a year ago and still using it now for my rotation of my different vaping devices. It has served me well and still working 100% until now.

Now, the Eleaf Company has release this newest version of their ever famous box mod, the iStick Pico 21700 . This is a single battery box mod that houses an external 21700 battery, a maximum output of 100 watts. I am expecting a good performance with this new version and probably be included with our Best Vape Mod of 2018.

eleaf istick pico 21700 review background
Still rocking the simple look from the original iStick PICO

What’s in the Box?

What will you get on Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 Package?

  • 1x Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 Box Mod
  • USB Cable
  • User Manual
eleaf istick pico 21700 review package

Key Features: Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 Review

What are the key features of Eleaf iStick Pico 21700?

Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 Box Mod

  • 21700 Battery – From the original version with 18650 Battery and now, the newest version of Eleaf’s iStick Pico houses an external 21700 Battery for a longer battery life for extended vaping sessions, this battery can also support a higher wattage for a single battery box mod.
  • Portable – The Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 is probably the smallest and most portable vaping device that supports 21700 battery, with only 77 mm in total height and a slim body of 25.5 mm x 51 mm. This is a true definition of a compact vaping device.
  • Temperature Control – The Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 has a temperature control mode that supports Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel resistance wires.
  • 100 Watts – It has a maximum output of 100 watts, for a single battery box mod this is very powerful. It can fire up any possible and safe Sub-Ohm resistance builds that is good for a huge amount of vapor productions.
  • Ergonomic Design – The Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 is very comfortable in users hands, with a slim dimension of 25.5mm x 52mm and a smooth curve edges, gripping this box mod with comfort is a big plus for all vapers.
eleaf istick pico 21700 review battery sleeve
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eleaf-istick pico 21700 review internals
iStick PICO 21700 internals

Design: Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 Review

The Eleaf iStick Pico is known for its minimalistic design, focusing more on what it can provide over what should it look. It has an extended battery cap with a lower 510 connector. As far as I know, Eleaf iStick Pico is the first one who integrated this kind of design, in this way extending the battery cap will minimize the overall height even if an Atomizer is connected in this device.

This is a very portable Vaping Device, with an overall height of 77 mm just a little bit over with the height of 21700 battery. This is the best thing that I love about Eleaf iStick Pico, using a portable device with such a good performance.

eleaf istick pico 21700 review design
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Performance: Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 Review

This newest version of Eleaf iStick Pico has a maximum output of 100 watts, which is way stronger from the original version. A good maximum output should be paired with a good performing battery, this is paired with 21700 battery that will be a good support with the 100 watts of output.

It has a feature of Temperature control, but what I like more is its included Bypass Mode, this allows me to have a similar power to a full mechanical device which its power depends on the battery life’s current state.

eleaf istick pico 21700 review performance
The Power of 21700 battery

Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 VS Similar Mods

What is the key difference of Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 to other Starter Mods?

I picked the iJoy Capo 100w and the Aspire Cygnet Box Mod as they have a similar design with Eleaf iStick Pico, which is the extended battery cap to minimize the overall height.

  • iJoy CAPO 100w vs Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 – Both of these box mod can perform really well with both of them having 100 watts of maximum power. But I am more confident that Eleaf iStick Pico will have a better performance based on my experience.
  • Aspire Cygnet Box Mod vs Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 – The Eleaf iStick Pico will have an advantage in terms of performance with its maximum output of 100 watts compared to Cygnet box mod with only 80 watts of max power. Also the Eleaf iStick Pico is way lighter in weight.

Final Thoughts: Eleaf iStick Pico 21700 Review

I’ve been waiting for Eleaf to release a version of iStick Pico with a higher power of battery, they have been creating different versions and now a 21700 battery. The Eleaf iStick Pico 21700  is one of the best choices for a regulated vaping device with a good performance and portable size.

I will definitely recommend to everyone getting this new version of Eleaf iStick Pico and I’ll be voting this to be included in our Best Vape Mod list, because of its good performance and probably because of its durability over time. It can last you years of vaping and using this box mod.

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Eleaf iStick Pico Review

Our Eleaf iStick Pico review takes a look at the TC-equipped, portable powerhouse of a mod: has Eleaf put together the ultimate device for new vapers looking for top-notch performance?

Pros

  • Up to 75 W of power.
  • TC with nickel, titanium, stainless steel and a TCR setting.
  • Compact, portable and comfortable design.
  • Runs on a single 18650 battery.
  • Excellent performance in both modes.
  • A 2 ml capacity, sub ohm Melo 3 Mini tank included.
  • Simple, clear display screen.
  • Upgradeable firmware.
  • A great price – $52 for the kit.
  • Perfect for new vapers or anyone looking for a mod to take out of the house.

Cons

  • Fixed ramp-up voltage in TC mode.
  • Some features won’t be useful very often.

Bottom Line

The Eleaf iStick Pico is a solid mod, especially for newer vapers looking for an upgrade in terms of performance. The device is compact and comfortable, full-featured and a great performer, coming with a very capable sub-ohm, top-filling tank for just over $50. It’s a fantastic and affordable device from Eleaf.

Eleaf iStick Pico 75W TC Mod Review

iStick Pico by Eleaf

 

The Eleaf iStick series is beloved by new vapers and many long-term vapers alike, offering excellent performance in compact and generally beginner-friendly packages. The Eleaf iStick Pico 75W is the latest addition to the family, offering up to 75W of power and temperature control in a compact, user-friendly package.

So how does the device stand up to the day-to-day needs of vapers? Is it a great device for a just-switching smoker looking for better performance? Is it the perfect mod for travelling? Our Eleaf iStick Pico review takes a look at what the device has to offer to find out.

 

What You Get

 

Eleaf iStick Pico Unboxing

 

The Eleaf iStick Pico 75w kit comes in a white cardboard box with an image of the device on the front and a scratch-off authentication sticker on the back, along with all of the key information about the device and what’s included in the kit. The foam insert on the upper level contains your mod and the Melo 3 Mini tank, each in individual slots. Underneath the foam layer, there’s a cardboard cover hiding four spare O-rings (for various spots on the tank), a USB charging cable, a spare 0.5 ohm coil (along with the 0.3 ohm one pre-installed in the tank) and manuals for both the mod and the tank. There are no complaints here – this is all you need apart from an 18650 battery and some juice to start vaping.

 

iStick Pico Design

 

iStick Pico Vape Mod

 

The iStick Pico’s main design feature is the fact that it’s impressively small. The curved edges and the small stature of the device – which measures just 70.5 mm (about 2 and 3/4 inches) tall and 45 mm (1 and 3/4 inches) wide – means it fits comfortably into your hand, in a pocket or in a bag. Even with the Melo 3 Mini attached the whole thing is less than 5 inches tall. You can pick up the mod in black, white, silver, grey and hot pink, with my version being the latter.

 

Eleaf istick pico compact size
Comfortable and compact size

 

The mod itself has a traditional boxy shape (albeit with curved edges), with a section for the battery at the back and an OLED screen, fire button and micro-USB port on the front edge. The cap for the battery section protrudes from the top of the mod at the back end, which ruins the uniform appearance of the device when the tank isn’t attached but fits in much better when you have the Melo or another atomizer screwed in place.

 

Eleaf iStick Pico - Button Layout

 

The adjustment buttons are actually located on the bottom end of the device, with a little two-section rocker button marked “+” and “−” on the opposite side to a circle of vent-holes under the battery section. The metallic fire button is above the OLED display, and it follows the curve of the device, making for comfortable operation.

 

iStick Pico 75 W - Design

 

Thread Type: The 510 connection is in the center of a ring-shaped trench, and has a spring-loaded contact pin to minimize any connection issues. The threading is high-quality, and you’re unlikely to run into any problems with it at all. The top of the device is a little crowded because of the small distance between the 510 connection and the battery cap, but you can still unscrew everything easily, and it helps to keep the device as compact as possible.

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Eleaf Melo 3 Mini Sub Ohm Tank

 

Melo 3 Tank: The Melo 3 Mini has a fairly standard sub-ohm tank design, with a wide-bore chimney section, bottom-coil design, wide-bore drip tip and an airflow control ring at the bottom. The tank is top-filling, with grooves cut out of the edges of the top cap so you can easily grip it and unscrew to reveal two sizeable slots for refilling. The airflow control is a little unique in that the slots are covered by an outer ring, so it adjusts in the same way as most other tanks (just turn it to your desired setting), but you can only see how far open it is if you look down at an angle. This isn’t as annoying as it may sound, though, and it contributes to the professional appearance of the tank.

 

Coils: The coils have a vertical alignment and are surrounded by cotton, with a ring of gauze visible from the top (like on the Aspire Atlantis coils, for example). They simply screw into the bottom base, and the open-top design makes it easy to drop a bit of juice in there directly to prime your coil before you fill up.

 

Overall, both the Eleaf iStick Pico and the Melo tank are excellently-designed, and they pair together beautifully, especially with the O-ring color on the tank matching the mod – it looks like they’re meant to be together.

 

Features

 

Eleaf iStick Pico 75 W Mod

 

Variable Wattage: The iStick Pico 75W mod has a solid feature-set, despite being a very beginner-friendly device. The most basic feature is the variable wattage you expect on any device, with the power being directly adjustable from 1 W to 75 W. Why modern devices include 1 W still baffles me, but the range of powers covered is more than enough for most vapers’ purposes.

 

Bypass Mode: You can also set the Pico in Bypass mode, which gives you the raw battery voltage without any adjustments so you’re operating at a specific wattage. I personally don’t find this feature especially useful, but if you’re looking for mechanical mod-like operation, then the option is there.

 

iStick Pico - TC Mode
The iStick Pico’s mode menu showing the third customizable TC setting.

 

TC-SS and TCR Mode: The temperature control on the iStick Pico covers nickel, titanium, stainless steel and offers temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) mode. The latter mode means you can adjust how the device interprets the changes in resistance that accompany increasing or decreasing temperature, and effectively allows you to set the device up to suit even more wire types or adjust the responsiveness to suit your preferences. The TCR mode is accessed through the M1, M2 and M3 options that appear when you hit the fire button three times to enter the mode menu. You can lock the room temperature resistance of the atomizer by pressing and holding both the fire and “+” buttons for two seconds. Your temperature can be set in the standard range of between 100 and 315 °C or 200 and 600 °F.

 

Eleaf iStick Pico TC-SS and TCR Modes

 

Safety Features: The Eleaf Pico also comes with the expected set of safety features, including 10 second cutoff, short circuit, low voltage and high temperature protection, and it also limits the minimum resistance of your atomizer to 0.1 ohms in standard or bypass mode and 0.05 ohms in TC mode. This is plenty of protection to ensure you stay safe when you’re vaping, although you’ll need to ensure you use a high-amp drain 18650 battery with the device.

 

Stealth Mode: The device also has a few more useful features. Pressing the fire and “–” buttons together for two seconds toggles stealth mode on and off, which means you can vape without the device lighting up, but still see your settings by pressing the fire button once. The device can also be turned off with five quick presses of the fire button, and you can lock the adjustment buttons by holding them both down together for two seconds, which is handy given their location. If you press both the adjustment buttons for two seconds while the device is powered off, the display will be flipped when you power back up.

 

Firmware: The device also has upgradable firmware, which is a great feature that allows you to take advantage of any updates to its offerings in the future. The micro-USB port can also be used for charging your battery, and you can vape as you charge too – both of which are very useful features for vapers who don’t have multiple batteries or a dedicated 18650 charger.

 

Overall, the Eleaf iStick Pico TC mod is pretty rich in features, with all the safety features you need, a very capable temperature control system and several handy extras.

 

iStick Pico Vaping Experience

 

Eleaf iStick Pico Review - Performance

 

The Eleaf iStick Pico 75W has a solid design and an impressive feature-set, but does it all translate to an enjoyable vaping experience?

 

On the whole, the Pico does a great job in use. Once you’ve primed your coil and filled up the tank, the device works just as you want it to, powering the Melo 3 Mini tank efficiently and providing excellent vapor production and flavor. Making adjustments is a little unusual due to the position of the buttons, but once you get used to it there’s no problem at all. The recommended settings are also printed on the coils, so if you’re unsure of what the best wattage is for your coil there’s a handy guide for you.

 

Compact Size: Probably the biggest benefit of the Pico in use is its size. It packs as much power as much larger devices, but thanks to the compact size it makes an excellent device for carrying around with you out of the house. It easily slips into a pocket or bag, and it also fits nicely in your hand. When you grip the device, your index finger falls naturally on the fire button too, so using it is about as comfortable as possible.

 

Display Screen: The display screen offers all of the key information you need in a simple format, with a two-decimal-point reading for the resistance and applied voltage, and the wattage shown on the right of the screen. In TC mode, your temperature setting takes the spot of the wattage, the wattage is shown instead of the voltage on the left and your wire material is also displayed on the top right of the screen. It has a battery icon on the far left to show your remaining charge level – I generally don’t like this approach because it lacks precision, but it gives you enough of an idea to determine when you should recharge.

 

TC Mode: The temperature control is also well-executed. Although the ramp-up voltage is fixed at 75 W, the device performs solidly in TC mode. We only tested it with nickel coils, but the result was great – it still offers a consistent vape even with the almost uncomfortably quick ramp-up, providing a continuous trickle of power as you hold down the fire button and periodically flashing up “temp protection” as you reach your designated limit. You can toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit by going to the top or bottom of the allowed range.

 

The lack of the option to adjust the ramp-up wattage was a little disappointing, but this will hopefully be addressed with a firmware update in future. As it stands, there doesn’t appear to be an upgrade available, so unfortunately I can’t evaluate the process as of yet.

 

As with many mods, for the most part you won’t use many of the additional features. Although stealth mode is a nice feature to include, for instance, the times when the tiny amount of light from the screen will cause a problem for you are very limited, so most vapers probably won’t use it.

 

Similarly, it’s handy to be able to adjust the TCR setting, but most vapers using TC will have nickel, titanium or stainless steel coils anyway, so most users won’t need it. To change the setting, you press and hold the fire button and the “+” button with the power turned off. This brings you into a simple menu where you can select the option you want (from M1, M2 and M3) and then adjust the coefficient to whatever you like. There are suggested values in the manual if you want to play around.

 

Eleaf iStick Pico - 18650 Battery

 

Built-In Battery: Newer vapers may be concerned about using a device without an in-built battery, but it’s really very straightforward. The inside of the cap has a minus sign to show the orientation of the battery, and there’s a “+” at the bottom in red tape too. All you have to do is drop your battery in – negative (flat) side up – screw on the cap and you’re good to go. If you’re really concerned about doing this, you can charge up using the device’s USB port (and vape while you’re doing it!) so you won’t need to deal with it after your first installation.

 

Melo Tank: Finally, the Melo III Mini sub-ohm tank is part of the package, so it’s worth dedicating a bit of time to it here. The tank is a solid performer, working well with anything from the standard 50/50 PG/VG mixes to higher-VG blends, and the flavor and vapor production is brilliant. The top-filling design makes filling up a breeze, and the wide range of airflow settings means it can be easily adjusted to suit mouth-to-lung or direct lung inhalation styles. I’m undecided as to whether the benefits to its appearance from the hidden slot are worth the awkwardness of working out how open it is by looking down into the tiny visible slither, but as mentioned earlier, you do get used to it.

Everything the iStick Pico and Melo offer combine to provide a very enjoyable vaping experience. It’s easy enough to get to grips with for newer vapers, but the rich selection of features makes it a rewarding option for longer-term vapers too. The device isn’t perfect, but the limitations are very minor and pale in comparison to the benefits of the combination.

Manufacturing Quality

Eleaf doesn’t have the greatest reputation when it comes to quality control, but this largely comes down to the in-built batteries on devices like the 50 W iStick, so the external battery approach of the iStick Pico sidesteps these potential issues nicely. The device itself seems very well-made, with no problems whatsoever emerging through my testing.

Conclusion

  The Eleaf iStick Pico 75W TC mod does exactly what it sets out to. If you’re looking for a capable, portable and dependable mod to take with you out of the house, or a device that’s simple enough for a new user that doesn’t compromise when it comes to performance, the Pico is a stand-out option. The kit is competitively-priced, and you get a solid sub-ohm tank thrown in for good measure too. While the option to adjust the ramp up voltage for TC mode would have been handy, and the device includes some features most vapers probably won’t use, there are no serious complaints about the device at all. Many vapers have given up on Eleaf recently, but the iStick Pico is the sort of device that could bring them back in droves.

Podod-system Digiflavor Liip Disposable. First look

Introduction

Today on the agenda of the new representative of the fashionable nowadays “his lads” – disposable Liip Pod-system from the Chinese company Digiflavor.

It is impossible to deny the fact that the Pod-systems today are pretty well entrenched in the vaping industry and do not seem to be going to lose ground. More and more companies are trying to join this new trend, releasing something of their own.

However, most of these devices simply copy each other, without bringing anything new to their constructive. But there are not many disposable Pod devices on the market yet, although this type of electronic cigarettes has been invented for quite some time.

And in this article we will just look at a similar device in the face of Liif Disposable Pod from Digiflavor.

 

Appearance

The novelty is a one-time maintenance-free “slyshku” in a plastic case, which has a stylish design and bright colors. With the latter, by the way, is another interesting point, which we will talk about later.

Dimensions Liip Disposable Pod can be called modest. So, a smoker switching to steam is unlikely to experience discomfort on the size of this device, because it looks more like a cigarette lighter than any kind of vip thing.

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Inside the device there is a 240 mAh battery. Such a capacity should be enough to evaporate the liquid poured in the “slyshka”, but to recharge the battery does not work in mind, again, the features and purpose of Liip Disposable Pod.

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Returning to the colors of the new product, it should be said that depending on the color of the case, the taste of the filled fluid will also vary. In total, the future owner will be able to choose from four options: tobacco, orange, berries, and the so-called Reddy.

The latter, by the way, is filled with nicotine-free liquid; for tobacco taste, the nicotine content will be 4.8%, and for orange and berries – 3.6%. In the box with the Liip Disposable Pod there will be three “one-time” items if you choose a device with nicotine and two pieces each in zero.

 

Specifications Digiflavor Liip Disposable

  • Dimensions: 73.7 x 20 x 13 mm
  • Type: disposable pod system
  • Battery: 240 mAh
  • Nicotine: Tobacco 48 mg / ml, Berry / Orange 36 mg / ml, Reddy 0 mg / ml

Now It’s Available :Digiflavor Liip Disposable Pod Kit

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