When the Eleaf iStick PICO RDTA units showed up last week the first words to cross my mind were “Really? Does the Pico truly need to go RDTA?” Apparently so. Give us a week or two and we’ll bring you the full in-depth review. For now, here’s what we can say about this diminutive RDTA Kit.
In the past, Spinfuel VAPE has reviewed a few of the PICO devices:
The Eleaf iStick Pico RDTA is an AIO, or all-in-one style setup. It is in many ways an iStick Pico, but this out time Eleaf created this Pico with an innovative RDTA (rebuildable dripping tank system) in the tiny PICO chassis.
The tank portion of the Pico RDTA is refilled through a large fill port on the base of the tank, and include a clever internal light that will guide the user when checking the vape juice level through the tiny window above the main OLED display.
The iStick Pico RDTA includes a removable dual-post deck, with 8 adjustable airflow slots (adjusted by turning the drip tip), a wide-bore, stubby drip tip, making the iStick Pico RDTA, if not a good AIO RDTA, at least an interesting version of the ever-popular iStick PICO.
Unfortunately, the Eleaf iStick Pico RDTA uses an internal, 2300mAh battery which might provide about 90 minutes of vaping between charges, considering the nature of the vaping with an RDTA, with a maximum wattage output of 75W. No doubt the user would get better battery life with TC mode, perhaps Stainless Steel heating elements. But, we’ll see when we take it for a week long spin.
It is interesting to note that while the PICO RDTA is indeed a AIO device, it does have the signature adjustment buttons on the button of the unit for wattage or temperature, along with a full suite of Temperature Control electronics. Pressing the over-sized Fire Button on the top of the device will switch the user from VW to TC.
The user can also choose an interface he or she is most comfortable with; Total Puff, Vaping Seconds, Voltage, or a simple interface showing the ohms’ value and wattage.
Official Eleaf Specs for the iStick PICO RDTA
Output wattage: 1-75W
E-liquid capacity: 4.2ml
Battery capacity: 2300mAh
Output mode: VW/Bypass/Smart/TC(Ni, Ti,SS,TCR-M1,M2,M3) mode
Resistance range: 0.05-1.5ohm (TC modes)
100－315℃/200－600℉ (TC modes)
The iStick PICO RDTA includes:
|1×iStick Pico RDTA 2×Clapton coils 1×Pure cotton|
|1×USB Cable 1×User Manual Spare parts|
The Eleaf iStick PICO RDTA will begin shipping sometime this week, and arrive on vendor shelves shortly thereafter. Looking at a price of about $60 or so, will this be a PICO that hits with the current crop of RDA users?
Look for our review soon.