Eleaf iStick PICO Kit Review

    The eLeaf iStick is one of the most famous brand names in the vaping world today. With such expectations, its new iStick PICO 75W surely does not disappoint and sure does belong to the iconic series, which has been known for its user-friendliness, reliability, and affordability.

    The very first thing you will notice from the iStick PICO is its compressed size. It only measures 45 mm by 23 mm by 70.5 mm. It surely is a small mod that even vapers with tiny hands won’t have any problems at all. So, portability-wise, this is a very good go-to mod that you can easily slip into your bag or pocket.


    The mod comes with a battery extension cap, which sits next to the 510 connection. While such design may not sit well with all its users, its main purpose is actually to accommodate an 18650 battery. The battery will be used if a beginner or intermediate vaper wants to switch to advance mod. Such transition only requires the 18650 battery and your e-liquid of choice.

     As for design and performance, the iStick PICO has some things to boast. Appearance-wise, it already looks stunning with brushed metal top and bottom frames. The mod and tank are also an optimal match. It has a large LCD display, where you can find important information. During standby, the screen shows the set wattage or temperature, the resistance, and the voltage. And when you click the fire button, the screen switches to a puff timer.

     The PICO is designed out of the conventional. While we usually expect adjustment (+) and (-) buttons on the sides, the iStick PICO positioned it at the bottom part of the mod instead and in a small curvature. This prevents the mod from accidentally getting pressed when placed on a flat surface. The position will be a bit awkward on first use, but when you finally get used to it, it looks way cleaner.

     You can get your own iStick PICO 75W kit now at www.nzecigstore.co.nz. The kit already contains an iStick PICO mod (without cell), an eLeaf Melo 3 mini tank, an eLeaf EC 3.0 ohm head, an eLeaf EC 0.5 ohm head, four seal rings, a USB cable, and a user manual. Grab the device now for as low as NZD $75.99.

     The PICO mod is actually iStick’s first upgradeable firmware device. This allows you to upgrade your mod to the latest technologies and development. Both upgrading and charging are done via the micro-USB port. The mod is powered by a single battery with a pass-through feature. This allows you to vape and charge at the same time.

     However, for a small and basic-looking mod, the iStick PICO’s menu can look a bit overwhelming, particularly for beginners who don’t have prior background to vaping. But as they say, there’s always a room to learn. The mod has three different memory modes – the wattage, bypass (mech mode), and temperature control mode. Each has its own TCR, or temperature coefficient of resistance. It supports nickel, titanium, and stainless steel as well. It has a maximum output of 75 watts, voltage of 9 volts, and coil resistance of 0.3 min.

     The iStick PICO mod is paired with the Melo 3 Mini tank. It can store up to 2 ml of e-juice. Although the 2 ml seems like not enough, the eLeaf EC coils installed on the Melo 3 are actually not juice guzzlers compared with the coil heads for the TFV4.

     The top part of the tank is made up of a thick stainless steel drip tip; this helps maintain coolness even if you chain-vape at high wattages. The Melo 3 mini tank comes with two classic eLeaf EC coil heads (0.3 ohm and 0.5 ohm). Both are made from Kanthal wire, which are good enough. If used properly, they can produce tons of vapor and above average flavor, but not as much like an RDA or RDT.

     A word of advice though. This style of coil head needs a break-in period so don’t crank the power too high at first. This can only result to burning and destroying the wick. For the iStick PICO, you can crank the mod up to 75W after a few hours of moderate power. Make sure you pair this optimally matched mod and tank with the quality e-juices made by Halo. These American-made premium blends are available for as low as NZD $29.99 (30 mL) at NZ Ecig Store. Stocks are really running out fast, so I suggest you get your own bottle now.

     Overall, the eLeaf PICO is worth your investment and suits whether you are an intermediate vaper or someone looking to upgrade to an advanced setup. The tandem between the iStick PICO mod and Melo 3 Mini is perfect as well.  



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