Our Review On The Eleaf iStick
For all you vapers out there, and especially box mod lovers, there’s a new gizmo on the market that’s surely going to get a lot of love. The Eleaf iStick is a portable sized high wattage advanced personal vaporizer with an OLED screen and a beautiful finish that vapes phenomenally.
You might seem disappointed when you see the ’20 W’ label because the ongoing trend is for more powerful devices, but believe us the iStick is more than enough for any vaper looking to get lush clouds of delicious vapor accompanied by a nice throat hit. Not everyone is an enthusiast, not everyone wants to go cloud chasing and those powerful 50-100-150 Watt devices are addressed mostly to them. A regular user doesn’t need more than 20W to get the most satisfying vape ever.
The devices comes packed in a nice white cardboard and inside you will the iStick, an instruction manual and a 510 to eGo adapter. The first thing you’ll notice about it is its compact size. Comparing it to the MVP V2 it’s remarkably smaller and has a lot of appeal, weighing approximately 90 grams. It’s powered by a built-in 2200mAh battery and has a lovely metallic body with chrome insertions on the top and bottom. On the top side, you can see the 510 threading (that unfortunately doesn’t come with a floating or adjustable center pin) with two air channels and on the bottom there’s the micro-USB connection (the device works as a pass-through also so you can still vape on it while it’s charging). On the side of the device you will notice the firing button at the top, a nice big OLED display and two (+) / (-) control buttons.
The Eleaf iStick is a variable voltage / variable wattage device ranging from 2.0W – 20W in wattage mode and from 3.0V – 5.5V in voltage mode. To turn the device you need to click on the firing button five times, and then three clicks for voltage mode and vice versa. On the bright and generous display you can see the battery indicator, the atomizer resistance, the output voltage (wattage) and the current wattage (voltage). The settings can be adjusted in 0.1 increments but unfortunately, there’s no accelerator and going from 2 to 20W can take some time. Depending on the type of tank or RDA you mount on top of it, the device will automatically lock it’s wattage/voltage setting below and above its safety limits. And speaking of safety, this little guy has multiple protection functions such as: atomizer short-circuit protection, 10 second cut off protection, and low-voltage protection.
We’ve used the iStick with our Nautilus and found it to perform flawlessly. Yes you won’t be able to get the same clouds as with a DNA 30, an IPV 50 or a Sigelei 100 but for day to day usage it’s perfect. From what we have been told, this is one of the top selling items in many online ecig shops so they are steadily building a huge fan base. Overall, it’s a nice compact box mod that feels great in the hand and delivers very good performance considering its price range.