Eleaf iStick 30W – The Best Mini Box MOD Available?
The Eleaf iStick range now pretty much covers all bases in terms of power and so far has done a great job of it.
I suppose it’s a case of ‘If it aint broken..” and rightly so, I’m a big fan of their current box mod range. For those that want to see the other reviews carried out then they can be found at the following pages;
Now back to the iStick 30W, probably the most popular device in the iStick range.
In the box / Presentation
The Eleaf iStick 30W has the usual clean and tidy packaging with:
- 1 X 30W iStick (2200 mAh)
- 1 X EGO Adapter
- USB Charging Cable
For those familiar with the 20W device then looks wise there are only slight changes. The good news is that the changes are an improvement. The most noticeable is the top plate plinth that has been added to accommodate tanks upto 23 mm without any overhang.
This is a subtle but great addition. The iStick now looks the business with the Subtank Mini and even lets the Atlantis 2 sit flush on top even though the latter still kind of dwarfs the device itself.
The other additions are behind the scenes starting with an improved spring loaded pin and button lock functionality the same as the 50W. Of course the main internal change is of the course the improved power to 30W/ 8V and the compatibility with sub ohm tanks with resistances down to 0.4Ohms.
The size of the body is still tiny for the amount of power and the features it packs in and is also extremely light weight.
So far I am impressed yet again.
The power and function buttons are seated either end of the OLED screen. They are also super simple to use. If you are a new user you should have no issues getting to grips with this easily.
Here are the functions:
- 5 Click on/Off
- 3 Click to change from Volts to Watts or vice-versa
- Press and hold both arrow buttons to lock screen
- Use arrow button to go through Watts (5W-30W) and Volts (2V-8V)
The Screen Displays the following info
- Remaining Battery
- Current Resistance
- Current Volts and Watts
All the options for an easy to use box mod. It also has all the safety features you would expect from a device of this kind as well:
- 10 Second protection
- Short circuit protection
- Low Voltage protection
There isn’t a whole lot of things I can add from my other iStick reviews, this is everything that the 20W device was plus more. So far so good!
The plinth is a great deign feature and addition helping to keep the look clean when tanks upto 23mm are used. The additional features mentioned, while they may seem like little things, add even more to the product.
The 30W iStick can be used with 0.4 Ohms upto 5 Ohms, the latter of which I can’t see being used anytime soon. This simply means that we can now use sub ohm tanks with the box mod which opens up a new way of vaping for many.
As touched upon before the Subtank Mini and Atlantis 2 from Aspire sit flush on top of the 30W iStick and look just fine. A lot of my testing was however with the Eleaf Melo sub ohm tank. This (obviously) is from the same brand has most likely been designed with the iStick 30W in mind.
What a job they have done as well. It’s a great looking tank that looks fantastic on top. Not only that but it performs flawlessly. As did all of the other tanks that I tried.
For those that are not interested in sub Ohm vaping then the Aspire Nautilus Mini comes highly recommended.
The battery is the same 2200 mAh capacity as the original and I was running this over two days before needing a re-charge.
Overall – The Eleaf iStick 30W performs flawlessly with both the sub ohm tanks and ‘standard’ clearomisers.
Overall – Final Review Verdict
I’m a big fan of all of the iStick range and the 30W is no different, for such a small device it packs a lot of power.
This would suit vapers stepping up from pen style e cigs as well as more advanced vapers looking for an ‘out and about’ e cig that is compatible with sub ohm tanks, albeit just down to 0.4 Ohms.
Here are the good and not so good that I found:
- Small build sits perfectly in the palm of the hand making it easy to take out and about.
- Very respectable 2200 mAh battery life.
- Simple to use.
- Lock function.
- Can seat tanks up-to 23mm without overhang
- EGO adapter included.
The Not So Good:
- Nothing that comes to mind.
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Final Eleaf iStick 30W Review Verdict:
Excellent: Highly Recommended