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iStick Nowos by Eleaf
iStick Nowos by Eleaf

iStick Nowos by Eleaf

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: The Little Vapoteur
  • Price of the tested product: 49,90 €
  • Product category based on sales price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 €)
  • Mod type: Variable power electronics
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: 80W
  • Maximum voltage: 9V
  • Minimum value in ohms of resistance for a start: 0.1Ω

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

Eleaf will never stop expanding the family iStick hence the Pico X and the Nowos, the last two borns.
The one we discover today is, I think, the most intriguing of the two Boxes mentioned above.
La Nowos adopts a new style, it only offers a variable power mode. It has an integrated battery of 4400mAh and can reach the 80W. And even offers a real novelty.
At 49.90 €, it is at the beginning of the mid-range which corresponds to the usual position of the brand.
But by the way, I announced a novelty, but which one? We will talk about it later, so as not to tell you everything right away.

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 28
  • Product Length or Height in mm: 83.5
  • Product weight in grams: 150
  • Material composing the product: Aluminum, PMMA
  • Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark Type
  • Decorative style: Classic
  • Quality of decoration: Good
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
  • All the components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: Lateral near the top-cap
  • Fire button type: Mechanical plastic on contact rubber
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 2
  • Type of UI Buttons: Touch
  • Quality of the interface button (s): Very good, the button is responsive and does not make any noise
  • 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: 4.1 / 5 4.1 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

Eleaf we propose a iStick totally new aesthetically. It adopts an ambiguous look because I would call it very modern but it also has a kind of neo-retro look. It is a kind of small sandwich that consists of two white plastic plates that surround a frame made of zinc alloys.


The facades are immaculate white in the version that was provided to me on other models, it is black. The monochrome is interrupted only by the inscriptions Eleaf on one and iStick Nowos on the other.
On the top of one of the slices, we find the Switch, a circular plastic button.

This fire button is for me, the only little black point of this Box, from the first contact it reveals a feeling of fragility. At the bottom of the same face, you can see a small hole topped with the reset inscription.


On the opposite side, we discover the little surprise, a port that allows the recharging of the battery. So a micro-USB charging port, what's new? We'll see that later ...
On the Top-Cap, the essential 510 connection, the stage can accommodate the Atomizers up to 26mm diameter in all "flushitude".


No other element, no button more or less, it is very uncluttered, it will probably wait to know where are the buttons settings.
The whole is clean, well assembled, pleasing to the eye, Eleaf we offer a product that at first glance, sticks with the tariff plan.

Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: Owner
  • Connection type: 510, Ego - via an adapter
  • Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a spring.
  • Lock system ? Electronic
  • Quality of the locking system: Good, the function does what it is for
  • Features offered by mod: Battery charge display, Resistance value display, Protection against short circuit from the atomizer, Display of the power of the current vape, Display of the vape time of each puff, Supports the update of its firmware, Clear diagnostic messages
  • Battery compatibility: Proprietary batteries (4400 mAh)
  • 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? Function can be recharged via 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? Yes
  • Maximum diameter in mm of compatibility with an atomizer: 26
  • Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the power demanded and the real power
  • Accuracy of the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage

Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4.3 / 5 4.3 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

For this Nowos, Eleaf decided to do in the simple. One and only variable power mode that will allow you to Vaper on a value ranging from 1 to 80W. The resistance value should be between 0.1 and 3Ω, a typical usage range for a WV mode.
When one "wakes up" his Box, one of the white faces lets shine in transparency the LED screen stick type with the vintage aspect.

It displays the power, the value of the resistance, the level of the battery in percentage. When we shoot, we are entitled to the "chrono puff" present on all iSticks.
The battery has a capacity of 4400mAh, which should provide a comfortable battery life. It can be recharged very quickly (80% in 45mn) thanks to .... A USB type C, and yes, that's the novelty offered by this Box.

This plug equips the latest smartphones, the latest laptops and it offers greater strength because can withstand more powerful currents to provide a faster charge.
A simple recipe that offers classic features with a new twist: the USB type C.

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 5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

A black cardboard box that just bears the inscription Eleaf. It is wrapped in a thin cardboard case on which we find a picture of our Box on a black background and on the other faces, we find the usual procession of normative logos, links to social networks and the famous description of the content.
Inside are our Nowos, a USB cable type C and a record translated into several languages ​​including French.
Nothing very folichon but it is serious and very clean and quite in line with the price displayed.

Appreciations in use

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an external jacket pocket (no deformations)
  • 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

Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

With its unique mode of operation variable power, the Nowos is easy to understand. Just as always to 5 successive presses on the Switch to turn on the Box and it also works to turn it off. To adjust the power, it is necessary to make appear the buttons +/- since they are "hidden". 3 clicks on the fire button and 2 small luminous points appear on the facade that integrates the screen, we will press on the left to lower the power and on the right to increase it. A click on the fire button and our two small commands disappear immediately while locking the chosen power.


It is very simple. The screen is legible, no need to take out your magnifying glass to read the information displayed.
The ergonomics are good, the size and weight are quite acceptable given the 4400 mAh battery.
The battery recharges quickly and this new USB standard is very convenient since there is no sense to insert the plug in the USB port C. The autonomy is very good especially if you Vapez wise.
The Vape is good, the Box is reactive and delivers a perfectly regulated current.
An affordable product, no need to be a geek to enjoy and that offers good performance.

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? Dripper, A Classical Fiber, In Sub-ohm Mount, Genesis Rebuildable
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? The one of your choice as long as it does not exceed 26mm
  • Description of the test configuration used: Associated with ARES at 1Ω / Govad RTA 0.5Ω
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: you see, there are a lot of possibilities

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

The mood ticket of the reviewer

La Nowos does not present anything very new, finally it is what we say if we stick to the fact that it offers only a single mode variable power.
So yes, the look is quite original, especially when you turn on the box and the control screen appears in transparency on the facade. Then, one wonders where are the +/- controls that can adjust the power, a glance at the record and we discover that we must press 3 times the fire button. It is then that two small bright circles are revealed above the zone where the different constants are displayed. Oh that's new too but it does not revolutionize the genre even if it's very nice.

The Box works well, it tames easily and finally is effective in its simplicity. So good, the look, the screen, the controls is nice, but that's not enough.
There is the battery 4400mAh which offers a good autonomy but that is not new either. But we are on the right track since the big novelty on this Box lies in the USB type C port for recharging the built-in battery. It is, it seems to me, a real first and we should see this new standard develop. In addition to the convenience offered by the fact that the plug has no direction of connection, this new standard allows to use currents of higher intensity and thus to recharge faster your Box. Not to mention the icing on the cake, this new USB port is also stronger.

La Nowos do not revolutionize the Vape but the approach ofEleaf is rather interesting. A versatile product, accessible to as many people as possible and practical enough to return to basics by offering only the variable power mode.
We like it or not the look, personally I'm not a big fan but I'm sure it will appeal to many.
The only point on which I have a doubt is the Switch Fire which suggests that it may be a little fragile but it is only an impression certainly due to the fact that this button is plastic. To monitor.

In the end, a box rather nice and original that is able to suit beginners and more advanced Vapoteurs.

Good vape,

Vince.

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About the Author

Present since the beginning of the adventure I do in the juice and stuff always keeping in mind that we all started a day. I always put myself in the skin of the consumer by carefully avoiding not falling into the geek attitude.