- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: myVapors Europe
- Price of the tested product: 52.80 Euros
- Product category according to its selling price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 euros)
- Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 60 watts
- Maximum voltage: 9
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.1
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
The Istick family is still growing with the arrival of this new TC 60 W. Eleaf, the brand that has democratized the box does not finish to feed our thirst for gear. The little news without revolutionizing the genre comes with a lot of novelties, including aesthetics. Always at a super affordable price, this brand is a real "Dacia de la vape" and just like its automotive counterpart, the models are more attractive. Let's discover together one of the next stars of the vape landscape.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 38
- Product Length or Height in mms: 90
- Product weight in grams: 103
- Material composing the product: Aluminum
- 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 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: 2
- Type of User Interface Buttons: Metal Mechanics on Contact Rubber
- Quality of the interface button (s): Medium, the button makes noise within its enclave
- Number of parts in the product: 3
- Number of threads: 1
- Quality of the threads: 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: 3.4 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
First novelty: the design.
Indeed Eleaf has adopted a new stylistic concept by creating the design of this new Istick. It is noted that the rounding generally placed on the slice has been transferred to the facade. this gives a more elongated ovoid shape. The box extends but does not grow. This form is really very interesting aesthetically, more ergonomics that results is a more significant. The aluminum of the slightly brushed raw color frame, sports on one of its slices the control / screen part and on the other a deep engraving underlines the function of temperature control, it gives him an undeniably more serious / accomplished side than his big sisters.
The fire button metal becomes square, the latter would have been almost perfect if he had not suffered a very slight flutter in his enclave, moreover all orders suffers from the same small defect, nothing catastrophic but c is a bit of a shame.
Finished the + and - buttons, a single button up (+) and down (-) of an elongated rectangular metal shape too, come to make its contribution on the level conceptual renewal plan. Then a last little touch quite similar to that of the Istick TC 40 W allowing the change of mode, among other things, comes to finish the description of the feature keys.
There is a central connector placed in the middle of the top cap, which allows to mount large atomizers without risk of overflow (up to 28mm diameter), more pin spring will flush mounting.
The Oled screen is the same as the other models of the brand, the window that protects it is a little like the buttons at the level of adjustment: perfectible.
What else? The panels on both sides are movable. One to allow a super easy access to the battery. Because yes there is an 18650 battery, the second box of the brand to offer an independent battery. And the other ? Both panels are replaceable, a range of colors will be available soon to personalize the box, besides the most creative of you will give their heart to compete for originality.
- 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, Short circuit protection from atomizer, Reverse battery polarity protection, Display of current vape voltage , Display of the power of the current vape, Display of the vape time of each puff, Fixed protection against overheating of the resistors of the atomizer, Variable protection against overheating of the resistors of the atomizer, Temperature control of the resistors of the atomizer, clear diagnostic messages
- Accusability: 18650
- Does the mod support stacking? No
- Number of batteries supported: 1
- Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Yes
- 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? Yes
- Maximum diameter in mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 28
- 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
Reviewer's comments on functional features
This new Istick takes over all the functions traditionally offered by Eleaf.
Unsurprisingly, you will find a variable power mode and two modes in temperature control, one for Ni200, and one for Titanium.
In VW mode you can vary the power of 1 to 60 watts with a resistance of a minimum value of 0,15 ohm and 3,5 ohm in its maximum limit.
In TC (temperature control) mode the acceptable resistance limits change to 0,05 ohm minimum and 1 ohm maximum. In this mode you can also set the starting power, which will influence the speed of reaching the temperature limit.
You can of course recharge your box thanks to the micro USB port, but the battery is very accessible you can also use a charger, and so always have a full battery; If you choose to equip several 18650. I advise you instead the second solution because the beautiful is rather greedy energy seems to me.
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
The traditional box common to Eleaf and Joyetech serves as a showcase for this box. Nothing very original, but a well designed packaging and strong enough to protect your property. Always a manual in several languages including French, a habit that reflects the seriousness of this brand. For my part I received the pack that includes the Melo 2 this clearo sub-ohm honest that incorporates the top filling inaugurated on the Lemo2. In any case you will of course find the USB cable. I would have liked the stylistic evolution of the box spread to the package, but let's not be difficult.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an inside jacket pocket (no deformations)
- Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing on the street, with a simple Kleenex
- Easy to change the batteries: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
- 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
Here again it's a solid carton. This new Istick is compact, lightweight, so perfect for traveling. The use is simple and very easy to assimilate, in addition, the manual in French perfectly details the various commands. Easy to live, the performance is not out of order, this box works perfectly and you will enjoy a vape quite consistent with what you can expect from a product in this price category.
No doubt this box is promised a bright future.
Recommendations for use
- Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
- Number of batteries used during testing: 1
- With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A classic fiber - resistance equal to or greater than 1.7 Ohms, A low resistance fiber inf or equal to 1.5 ohms, In sub-ohm mounting, Rebuildable Genesis type metal mesh mount, Rebuildable Genesis type metal wick mount
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Versatile so used your favorite ato
- Description of the test configuration used: Melo 2 (conventional resistor and TC) and TFV4 with single coil resistance 0,7 ohm
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: No specific recommendation the box is versatile
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.4 / 5
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The mood ticket of the reviewer
Eleaf is truly a leader in the low cost market of the vape. Regular innovations, higher quality, and the integration of the latest innovations.
The Istick family welcomes a new member who stands out from the rest of the siblings. Indeed, the Istick TC 60 W stands out from its big sisters thanks to an advantageous and innovative physics. Longer, but still compact this box has a design that is exclusive to him. The materials and the quality of the assembly are correct considering the price. Icing on the cake the opportunity to customize the box with its two removable fronts that you can either customize if you are creative, or change the purchase of other covers of different colors.
The box works well and incorporates a classic "wattage" mode and the now unavoidable temperature control. With a power of 60 watts the weight / power ratio positions it perfectly compared to the main competitors.
Eleaf is really the Dacia of the vape, models more and more attractive but still affordable financially ..
I am convinced that this new Istick TC 60 W will attract a large number of vapers in the coming weeks. Feel free to post your hull customizations, as well as your observations to use.
Thank you Myvapors
Good Vince vape.
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