iStick Pico Review - iStickin' Around
Build Quality80%
Vapor Quality83%
Versatility75%
Portability87%
85%Overall Score

For those of you who thought that vapes couldn’t possible get any smaller, hold onto your seats because today we’ll be reviewing the iStick Pico by eLeaf. You’re probably wondering just how small the iStick Pico is. The answer is tiny. Really, really tiny. To put it in perspective, the actual mod is smaller than an 18650 battery. No, you didn’t read that wrong. In order to keep the battery in the base, a small cap had to be put on top of the mod!

Product Pros

  1. Extremely small
  2. Sub-ohm capabilities
  3. Temperature setting
  4. Good vapor
  5. Firmware upgrades through USB

Product Cons

  1. Can’t use wider tanks because of battery cap
  2. Versatility can be overwhelming at first

iStick Pico Full Kit Review: Breakdown

Quality

Build Quality

Build Quality

You really can’t beat the quality of this unit for the price. E-Leaf is known for making great products, like the iStick 60W which is still being praised by critics, and the iStick Pico builds upon their successes. The features packed into the Pico alone make it seem like it should be competing at a higher price point, and the general build quality is also very good.

The size is really pretty crazy. You have to imagine that at some point manufacturers just won’t be able to get any smaller. We’re officially at the point where their ability to go smaller is entirely based on battery size, as the 18650 in this is bigger than the rest of the mod.

Despite the small size, there are various power modes, including a temperature control option. We’re big fans of this because it allows you to maintain a consistent experience from start to finish and avoid dry hits towards the end of your session.

In the intro we mentioned that if you are looking at the Pico that you should spring for the whole kit. The Melo III Mini tank and the two coils included with it are well worth the additional expense. While the tank only holds 2 ml of liquid, the quality and performance that you will get are outstanding.

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Vapor Quality

Overall, vapor quality is pretty impressive. While you have to assume some limitations to cloud size with tiny mods, it’s actually really easy to forget you’re using something so small when you see the vapor this puts out. The sub-ohm coils that come with the Melo III Mini tank really help with this.

Oh, did I mention that this can also pump out up to 75 watts? Needless to say, you’ll probably be very impressed by the output of this vape. The flavor is also pretty good, though there are certainly better options out there if this is a priority for you.

This unit also offers temperature control which is a great addition. In order to use temperature control you will need compatible coils like Nickel, Titanium or Stainless Steel. Temperature control allows you to set your unit at your preferred vaping temperature and will automically adjust the wattage and voltage to stay at that temperature range. If the unit reads that the coil is exceeding that temperature it will cut power to the tank, thus sparing your coil. This is great if your tank gets low on juice, normally a coil would start to burn when juice is too low, but with temperature control your coil will not be damaged,

Design
iStick Pico body and atomizer

Versatility

Versatility

Advanced vapers will be really pleased with the wide range of features offered in the iStick Pico. This thing packs options that vapes twice as expensive don’t even offer.

To begin, there are 5 different modes that you can choose from. These are wattage, bypass/mechanical, and temperature control for nickel, titanium, or stainless steel.

There are also 3 separate memory modes, and users are able to set what is called the temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) for each. Beginners don’t have to worry about using this, but it’s a nice thing to have available for more advanced users.

This plethora of options can make the menu a bit daunting at first, so make sure to read through the user guide. It really isn’t as bad as it may look at first if you take the time to learn how to properly navigate the menu options and what each setting does.

Portability

Portability

This is obviously an area where the iStick Pico shines. The small size makes it very easy to transport, though you should still be careful with it.

The removeable battery is nice, and you should definitely spend some extra money and get extras. This is especially true if you want to use it towards the upper end of its wattage abilities, as we found that it could run through a charge pretty quickly at 75 watts.

Conclusion

This is a surprisingly good vape, and not just when compared to other tiny mods. The amount of features that eLeaf was able to pack into the iStick Pico is honestly staggering. The size is so small, yet it includes settings that vapes twice as big and twice as expensive don’t even offer.

Beginners will love this vape because of its small size and great vapor output. Experienced vape users will enjoy the depth of features, sub-ohm tanks, and removeable batteries.

If you are considering buying one of these, it’s hard to imagine you ending up disappointed with the purchase. I said it before, but I will say it again: do yourself a favor and get the whole kit. The Melo III Mini tank is worth it.

If you own or have tried the iStick Pico, please leave a comment and let us know what you think about it. Did you experience any problems over time like leaky tanks or bad batteries? Your feedback will help the community make better purchases! We highly recommend grabbing one from TVape.com, they have free shipping over $100 and a large selection of e-juices.

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Dan is a writer with a massive vaporizer collection who loves video games, superhero movies, finding new music, comic and regular books and critically deconstructing those things until he wonders why he liked them in the first place. He's also a pragmatic fitness enthusiast who believes that the best actions you can take in your daily life are those that help you reach your goals, and that naps are the most lofty, but also the most noble goal one can have.

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