eLeaf has released their newest model of iStick. They really set the bar high with their last model, the iStick 30W, but are trying to surpass themselves with giving the vaporizer 20 more watts. Does is stack up to the hype that it’s created? Is its low price foreshadowing of its low quality? I had a chance to test the iStick 50W and here are my thoughts.
The thing I am most excited about so I’ll mention it first is that the battery charging port is now on the side instead of on the bottom. It still comes with the pass-through feature so you can vape while the device is charging, but now you can stand it up. This unit is definitely one of the best box mods you can buy for a very reasonable price.
The next thing, another cosmetic feature that I love is that the fire button is much larger. It’s still on the side, so there isn’t a change in location, just the size. It makes for a more comfortable grip, in my opinion. The more round design feels super good in the hand as well. The power arrow buttons are still in the same spot to easily adjust the wattage. By pressing both buttons you can lock the device so you don’t accidentally adjust the wattage mid vape.
The iStick 50W comes with the spring pin so that it is compatible to almost any atomizer. This is one of those features that now that it has been introduced, will never go away. If a vaporizer doesn’t have a custom pin mod, then don’t spend the money.
With all of the talk of security, I really like that there’s a temperature alarm feature. Personally, I’m not a van of a really hot vape. (I know, why did you buy the 50W? you’re asking.) If the temperature of the device reaches over 70 degrees Celcius, the output automatically shuts off and the indicator displays a temperature alert for 5 seconds. Keeping us safe, keep it up, iStick!
Now for the important part: The vape experience itself. I really liked the 30W model. I usually vape on about 20-22W. What can I say, I’m a lightweight. I tried it at my normal 22W, and I was impressed, just as I was with the 30W. Of course, I knew that I had to be a little but more adventurous if I wanted to really test the 50W.
Spoiled alert, I didn’t go all the way up to 50W. I did however try 40W. Wow. It was absolutely a much warmer vape, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I had feared. Again, this is just a personal preference and not an attack on the iStick itself. The flavor was very intense, more than I usually like, and once again, just my personal preference.
The price of the 50W is pretty pocket friendly too. The website is offering it for $59.99. That’s 10 bucks cheaper than it usually is. There’s free shipping for orders $30 and up, so you’ll score that.
All in all, the iStick 50W definitely lives up to the hype. I know I didn’t give you the full 50W experience, but I can see that if you’re into a stronger vape that you’ll be more than satisfied. The part I liked most is that charging port relocation. It’s been my biggest complaint. Easy charging, easy feel, easy vaping. I strongly recommend the iStick 50W for anyone who enjoys a warmer, stronger vape and doesn’t want to spent a boat load of money on a more expensive model of a box mod vaporizer.
Two thumbs up, iStick. I’m impressed.