Last Updated on November 16, 2017 by Team Spinfuel

There is small, and then there is SMALL. The new pocket size mod from Eleaf is the iStick Kiya, and even with the new GS Juni tank attached, I don’t think I’ve vaped a smaller device. But, this isn’t a review, I haven’t used it long enough to tell you what I think, it’s a preview. Going in, no matter what, know that this iStick Kiya is one small mod with a huge off-blue display.

At the time of this Preview the iStick Kiya is not available through vendors. We’re expecting it to arrive on vendor shelves within two weeks.  Our sample units from Eleaf arrived 2 days ago, but we’ve not have much time to explore the device. Here are some initial impressions and some specs we’ve garnered from the box and manual.

iStick Kiya with GS Juni Tank Preview

iStick Kıya and GS Juni Specs

The iStick Kiya comes packs a huge 1.45-inch color display with a very bright interface and real-time clock. Eleaf is using a new protection method this time out, called a “temperature protected charging system” that allows for a full 2A charging current.  The iStick Kiya charges fast, but safely due to the constant monitoring of the device’s body and internal temperature.

Check out the specs below…

Size: 35.5mm*25.8mm*94.5mm Weight: 115.4g E-liquid capacity: 2ml Battery capacity: 1600mAh Maximum charging current: 2A Thread type: 510 thread Output wattage: 1-50W Output mode: VW/Bypass/TC(Ni,Ti,SS,TCR-M1,M2,M3) Resistance range: 0.05-1.5ohm (TC modes) 0.1-3.5ohm (VW/Bypass mode) Temperature range: 100-315℃/200-600℉(TC modes)

The GS Juni Tank

This very small tank goes back to the basics with a refill method reminiscent of the older tanks. Unscrew the base of the tank, drip the liquid into the glass tube, then return the base, secure it, and you’re ready for a couple of hours (maybe) of some fairly decent vaping. The GS Juni introduces a new type of airflow system. The user twists the bottom ring for an optimal airflow. That said, the two coils, 0.75-ohms and 1.5-ohms, combined with the narrow drip tip, and low wattage requirements, the Kiya and Juni are nowhere near the massive vapor of larger mods and tanks. I won’t say for certain, but as of now, this new device has to serve the MTL vapers, the mouth-to-lung vapers, rather than the DL, or direct lung vapers.

iStick Kıya Kit

So far I’ve used the iStick Kiya and GS Juni for less than an hour, with a delicious and strong flavored banana e-juice with an 80/20 VG/PG ratio. The flavor was good, though nothing compared to vaping this juice in a Uwell Valyrian or SMOK TFV12 Prince, but no one would expect that kind of performance from something this tiny.   The Kiya has a maximum wattage output of 50W, not bad considering, and a normal TC range of 200-600 degrees, so I’ll be interested in seeing how some other, larger tanks work with this tiny mod. While the iStick Kiya might be categorized with the SMOK AL85, the Pico series, or the Vaporesso Swag, the Kiya is noticeably smaller…except the display, which is much larger than any I’ve seen to date.   In the upcoming full review we’ll cover some of the other features in a real-life vaping environment and we’ll let you know if the iStick Kiya would make a good stealth device, or if its more suited to the novelty mod category. Right now, today, I just don’t know. Expected to sell for about $40 for the Kit, it could be an excellent value, or a waste of money. Check back in a week or so to find out.

The Eleaf iStick Kiya Includes the following:

  • 1x iStick Kiya 50W MOD
  • 1x GS Juni Atomizer
  • 1x GS Air 0.75ohm head (pre-installed)
  • 1x GS Air 1.5ohm head
  • 1x Spare part
  • 1x QC USB cable
  • 2x User Manual
iStick Kiya with GS Juni Tank Preview