- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: Myvapors-europe
- Price of the tested product: 35 Euros
- Product category according to its selling price: Entry level (from 1 to 40 euros)
- Mod type: Electronics without voltage or power adjustment. (Skarabäus)
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: Not applicable
- Maximum voltage: Not applicable
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.7
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
Eleaf, a Chinese manufacturer, likes to surprise by regularly offering simple products that are suitable for as many people as possible.
It is in this spirit that the Istick Basic was created.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 39.5
- Product Length or Height in mms: 83
- Product weight in grams: 120
- Material composing the product: Aluminum
- Type of Form Factor: Box mini - IStick type
- Decorative style: Classic
- Quality of decoration: Good
- Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
- All components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
- Fire button position: Lateral near the top cap
- Fire button type: Mechanical metal on contact rubber
- Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 1
- UI button type: No other button
- Quality of interface button (s): Not applicable interface button
- Number of parts in the product: 1
- Number of threads: 1
- Quality of the threads: Very good
- Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes
Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 4.4 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
As usual, Eleaf wanted a product very easy to use, rather intended for primo vapoteurs but not only. The box is therefore simple, practical and without headache.
Here, no noble materials and other complicated functions, place to the aluminum and electronics reduced to its simplest expression.
On the Basic, everything is thought to simplify the vape as the name of the product indicates it well enough.
- Type of chipset used: Owner
- Connection type: 510 - via an adapter, Ego - via an adapter
- Adjustable positive plot? No, a flush mount can only be guaranteed through an adjustment of the positive atomizer pad if it allows it
- Lock system ? Electronic
- Quality of the locking system: Excellent, the chosen approach is very practical
- Features offered by the mod: Protection against short circuits from the atomizer, Fixed protection against overheating of the atomizer resistors, Luminous indicators of operation
- Accu Compatibility: Proprietary Accus
- Does the mod support stacking? No
- Number of used batteries: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
- Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Not applicable
- Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging function possible via Micro-USB
- Is the recharge function pass-through? Yes
- Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? No power bank function offered by the mod
- Does the mode offer other functions? No other function offered by the mod
- Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? No, nothing is planned to feed an atomizer from below
- Maximum diameter in mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 14
- Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested power and the actual power
- Accuracy the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage
Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4 / 5
Reviewer's comments on functional features
The Istick Basic has a built-in 2300mAh battery that you can charge via the dedicated USB port.
The switch is electronic, it will allow you to lock / unlock the box via 5 clicks. It is supported by a white LED that will illuminate the shoot and lock and give you indications of load of your box.
The basic comes with a clearomiser, the aptly named GS AIR. It will be lodged in the box, in a dedicated location, retained by an ingenious magnet system.
Indeed, to simplify the installation of your clearomiseur, you are provided two small rings, one 510 and the other EGO, to screw on your atomizer.
These contain a powerful magnet that will keep in place your atomizer while ensuring the electrical connection of all.
It goes without saying that you can use your Basic with other atomizers but they should not exceed 14mm diameter.
Evaluation of the packaging
- Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
- Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? Yes
- Presence of a user manual? Yes
- Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? Yes
- Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes
Vapelier's note on packaging: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
Simple and complete package. You will find everything you need.
The box and its clearomiseur, the USB cable for recharging, a complete manual in French and the two adapter rings for your clearomizers.
Appreciations in use
- Transport facilities with the test atomizer: Ok for a side pocket of Jean (no discomfort)
- Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
- Easy to change the batteries: Not applicable, the battery is only rechargeable
- Did the mod heat up? No
- Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
- Description of situations in which the product has experienced erratic behavior
Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
The Istick Basic is aptly named, simple to use, no settings and endless menus. Here, we are in the most basic and the most interesting basic to worry only about his vape. We fill his GS air, we insert it in the Basic and we shoot!
Although it is obvious simplicity, the Basic contains even some security features like the atomizer protection that will cut the box after a shoot of 15 seconds.
A protection against short circuits, one against low voltages so as not to prematurely damage the built-in battery and in addition to all that, it will indicate, by means of its LED, the state of its load.
Recommendations for use
- Type of battery used during the tests: The batteries are owners on this mod
- Number of batteries used during the tests: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
- With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? A classic fiber
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? GS air
- Description of the test configuration used: GS air
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: GS Air or other clearo in 14mm
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.6 / 5
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The mood ticket of the reviewer
Once again, Eleaf surprises by taking a product out of step with current productions.
After a series of increasingly powerful boxes, more technical but always available at unbeatable prices, the new Istick Basic backtrack and offers a simple set and dedicated to a vape softer and more discreet.
But do not think this kit is only for beginners, not at all!
Even if it will not be able to distil your dose of steam to more than 100W, it will still offer a vape greedy thanks to the very good GS Air.
The Basic will find its place in your pocket or purse for your romantic outings to the cinema, restaurant or disco to have a simple and discreet set-up at your fingertips.
This is the philosophy of the Basic. And just for that, we approve!
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