The original iStick PICO 75W came out a couple of years back, but it remains among the most popular single-battery mods on the marketplace. 2 years is a long time in this market, and the PICO 75W had actually been starting to show its age for a while now, so Eleaf decided to breath new life into its successful series by releasing an upgraded version, with assistance for larger size atomizers, enhanced battery life and full-fledged menu. So if you loved the old iStick PICO as much as I did, you might want to have a look at the brand-new Eleaf iStick PICO 21700.
A Take a look at the Contents
The iStick PICO 21700 can be found in the normal Eleaf product packaging, a white-and-green rectangle-shaped cardboard box, with a picture of the assembled mod and consisted of Ello tank on the front, and a list of contents and company information on the back.
Inside the box, we have the mod placed in a Styrofoam holder, next to the Ello tank and a spare glass tube. Below the Styrofoam holder is another compartment consisting of a micro-USB cable for charging and firmware upgrades, a bag of spare o-rings for the tank, an 810 Delrin drip suggestion, an adapter for 18650 batteries, a chimney extension for the longer glass tube, an extra coil-head and a user-manual.
This is basically your basic sophisticated starter kit. I’m always happy to see an extra glass tube included, specifically one that increases e-liquid capability from 2ml to 4ml.
Design and Develop Quality
There is truly no point going into excessive information about the style of the iStick PICO 21700, because it is virtually identical to that of the PICO 75W. The only real difference is that the more recent variation is a few mm taller and broader, in order to accommodate 21700 batteries. So it’s practically a somewhat bigger version of the original iStick PICO.
The aluminum casing of the mod has the same rounded edges and corners that made the very first variation of the device so comfy to keep in the hand, the signature battery cap beside the 510 connection is simply a bit larger this time around, but screws on just as smoothly as the initial, and the connection itself includes a gold-plated, spring-loaded pin, and, a lot of imprortantly, it can accommodate atomizers up to 25 mm in size.
This was one of the areas that the old PICO suffered in the most. You could just use 22mm tanks and RDAs with it because of the protruding battery caps so close to the connection. There aren’t a lot of those anymore, but thankfully, the new PICO 21700 fits atomizers approximately 25mm without any overhang. The Ello tank included in this set actually measures 24.5 mm, however I’ve tried some 25mm attys simply to be sure, and I can verify that they fit just great.
The ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons are located on the bottom of the gadget, however as long as you put the device on a flat surface area, you truly don’t require to fret about them inadvertently being pressed. The metallic fire button has the same curved shape and protrudes from the mod just enough to be easily pushed. When it concerns metallic buttons, I’m constantly a bit worried about irritating rattling, but the fire button on my PICO 21700 is really solid.
We have actually seen some truly cool colored screens lately, like that of the Smoant Cylon or Joyetech Espion, however Eleaf apparently didn’t believe it required to make that type of upgrade right now, so the iSick PICO 21700 comes with an unimpressive black-and-white screen, really similar to that of the initial PICO. It’s a bit bigger this time around, if it’s any alleviation, but aside from that, it’s kind of mediocre.
That’s basically all there is to say about the style of the brand-new Eleaf iStick PICO 21700. It’s just a somewhat bigger version of the initial, so if you liked that a person, you’re most likely going to like this one too.
Menu System and Navigation
The istick PICO 75W did have a proper menu system where you could choose in between wattage mode, temp. control and TCR, but all the other settings (i.e. configuring the three Memory Modes, toggling stealth mode, and so on) were accessible through a series of button combinations. Eleaf chose to make adjusting secondary setting a little easier this time by including a secondary menu where you can play with all the available settings.
To toggle between wattage mode, temperature. control for the three supported materials (stainless steel, titanium and nickel) and the three memory modes, all you have to press the fire button 3 times rapidly, while the gadget is turned on. You’ll discover the modification to a various mode on screen, every time you press the fire button three times.
To access the secondary menu I mentioned, you simply need to keep the ‘+’ button and the fire button pushed simultaniously for a couple of seconds. You’ll then see a couple of small icons appear on screen. You can toggle in between them with the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons and make your choice with the fire button.
In the secondary menu, you can lock the resistance of your coil, deactivate and trigger stealth mode, choose what sub-parameter to have shown on the screen (puff counter, puff timer or amperage), pick from three preheat choices and their particular period, set the TCR for each of the 3 Memory Modes, examine the voltage of your battery, examine the hardware and firmware versions, and pick to show a logo on screen when the device is switched on. You’ll have to submit a little logo design through PC for the last choice to work.
There are other features that can only be accessed through button presses. For instance, pushing the fire button 10 times in quick succession while the gadget is powered off will show the PCB temperature on screen. To adjust the wattage output in temperature control of among the memory modes, you have to push the fire button 4 times in fast succession.
All in all, though, the brand-new PICO 21700 menu and navigation systems are more easy to use than those on the PICO 75W. It’s not the best menu I’ve ever seen, and I would have liked to see a curves mode added too, but there is definitely some enhancement, so I’m giving it a thumbs up.
Battery Life and General Performance
Another area where the iStick PICO 75W was beginning to reveal its age was battery life. The new PICO 21700 will keep you vaping for longer, thanks to its compatibility with 21700 batteries.
Formally, the PICO 21700 works with 21700 batteries and 18650 batteries, thanks to a small plastic adapter included in the kit. However, I can tell you that it likewise works with 20700 batteries, if you have any of those in you collection. Since they have a smaller size than 21700 batteries, the only issue with the latter is that they rattle a bit inside the battery compartment.
The iStick PICO 21700 functions “fast-charging” technology, which indicates you can charge your battery inside the device at a 2A charging rate. The old PICO only had 1A charging. I constantly recommend you utilize external chargers. They are the best choice.
The brand-new PICO can likewise be used while charging, in case you plan on using it as a passthrough.
I have actually been using the iStick PICO 21700 for simply over a week now, therefore far, I’ve experienced no efficiency issues whatsoever. I observed that it fires significantly faster than its predecessor, which, thinking about how fast most innovative mods are nowadays, was a must, which the power output feels very accurate. I do not have the tools or the knowledge to appropriately evaluate the output, but as somebody who’s tried numerous gadgets throughout the years, I can inform you that it strikes just as strong as other modern mods I’ve evaluated just recently.
I normally don’t spend a lot of time screening mods in temperature control mode, merely because I have actually never been a fan o this feature. I did have a have a dual-coil stainless steel develop on my Medusa Reborn RDTA, so I decided to try it on the brand-new PICO.
TCR was way over my head, so no, I didn’t mess with it. And, unless you really know what you’re doing, I don’t recommend tinkering the temperature level coefficient settings either. This is an actually sophisticated function for knowledgeble users who want to fine-tune their vaping experience to the extreme.
In general, efficiency is great, the mod does what it’s expected to, nothing more, absolutely nothing less.
I remember being really amazed with the old Melo 3 tank that came with the initial Eleaf iStick PICO 75W, so I kind of preparing for the Ello to be an excellent tank. Historically, the PICO set has actually been preferred with novices and intermediate users, most of which in fact utilize the included tank, so it is essential for it to deliver a rewarding vaping experience. I(n that respect, the Ello does not disappoint.
If you liked the old iStick PICO as much as I did, you might desire to inspect out the new Eleaf iStick PICO 21700.
There is actually no point going into too much information about the design of the iStick PICO 21700, since it is virtually similar to that of the PICO 75W. The brand-new PICO 21700 will keep you vaping for longer, thanks to its compatibility with 21700 batteries. Formally, the PICO 21700 is suitable with 21700 batteries and 18650 batteries, thanks to a little plastic adapter consisted of in the package. The iStick PICO 21700 features “fast-charging” technology, which indicates you can charge your battery inside the gadget at a 2A charging rate.