There has been a new influx recently of mini box mods and this is what the Eleaf istick Pico brings to the table.
Add to this temperature control and a replaceable 18650 battery and we should have a little ‘iStick’ winner on our hands?
Let’s find out.
In The Box
- Eleaf Pico 75W Mod
- USB Cable
- User Manual
- Size: 45mm x 23mm x 70.5mm
- Wattage: Upto 75W
- Pass Through Vaping
- Firmware upgrade via USB
- Battery: 18650 cell, not included (Continuous discharge current should be above 25A)
- TC Mode: Ni / Ti / SS / TCR
- Resistance range TC: 0.05 – 1.5ohm
- Resistance range VW: 0.1 – 3.5ohm
Build Quality and Design
The Eleaf iStick Pico mod is smaller than I expected, considering it is powered by a replaceable 18650 battery.
It fits perfectly in my hand, which has to be said aren’t the biggest. The rounded edges of the mod make it comfortable to hold even for prolonged periods.
The build quality is excellent, it feels very solid. The design is simple, as with the other iStick designs from Eleaf.
I have been carrying this around for a couple of weeks in a both my pocket and bag and have had no issue with paintwork peel.
Top of the mod
The top of the mod features a smooth adjustable 510 threading and will accommodate a 22mm diameter tank nicely. Anything too much over this diameter will likely struggle due to the battery cap that sits beside it.
The cap unscrews to reveal the 18650 battery port. The battery is actually longer than the body of the mod, with the cap covering the top portion.
It’s a simple feature but one that keeps the size of the whole mod down while still incorporating the 18650 battery. Very nicely done.
On the base there are 8 vent holes directly beneath the battery chamber, sitting next to them is the ‘+’ / ‘-‘ function buttons. The function buttons are inset so don’t interfere with the mod when sat up right.
Again, good quality and very solid with no rattle.
OLED / Side Features
One side of the Pico features the OLED screen, fire button and micro USB port that can be used to both charge and upgrade the firmware of the mod.
The OLED screen is large, bright and easy to read and the fire button clicky but not too loud.
You can also vape whilst charging with the pass through functionality, always a good thing for me.
All very solid and the aesthetics are spot on for my tastes. One of the best mini box mod designs to date.
As mentioned it isn’t the smallest mini mod from some of the recent releases. Here is a side to side look next to the Vaporesso Target Mini and Artery Nugget.
How Does The Eleaf Pico Perform?
Lets start with a quick overview of how the Eleaf Pico functions work.
- 5 Quick Clicks of Power button – On/Off
- Press ‘+’ and Power button together to enter stealth mode
- Press ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons together to lock device
- With Mod Off – Press ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons together for 2 seconds to flip screen
- 3 Quick Clicks of Power button – Enter Menu
- In Menu mode – Use ‘+’ / ‘-‘Function buttons to scroll through options
- Use Power Button To Select required option
The functions are simple and easy to use, if you are new to these menu systems it will take 5 minutes to get used to.
Selecting your power or temp setting is quick with fast scrolling through wattage -˚C -˚F.
For this review I used the Innokin Axiom tank, this compact tank looks the business on the Pico.
All performed well in standard wattage mode.
I’m not a regular user of temp control but all worked well as would be expected, I only tested this with a Ni200 coil in my Innokin iSub G tank.
I didn’t use the By Pass mode or TCR function but it’s there should advanced users need it.
The battery life I found was good with me getting around 5 hours worth of moderate sub ohm vaping at 0.5Ohm / 26W.
What I Like
The size of the Pico is just right to be carried around for all day use and the 18650 battery and 75W maximum power only adds to the all round use.
Another plus is the quality and the ability to use the mod while charging and that the Pico firmware can be upgraded online.
Oh yeah.. Not forgetting Temperature Control compatibility for Nickel, Titanium and Stainless Steel.
- Small, compact design. Pocket friendly
- Easy to use
- Solid, well built
- 75W Max power Output
- Temp Control
- Firmware Upgradeable
- Pass Through Charging
- Powered by replaceable 18650 battery
- Non that come to mind
What I Don’t like
It’s not often I don’t have anything to say here but there isn’t anything that comes to mind as too much of a negative.
Final Review Verdict
The Eleaf Pico offers plenty of features and performance in a small package. I find this easy to use as my go to, all day device.