Eleaf iStick 50W Intro
In this article we review the latest box mod by Eleaf – the iStick 50W. Eleaf are famous for their mini box mods and took the market by storm last year with their release of the tiny iStick 20W box mod. The 50W mod is their highest powered device in the Eleaf box mod range. Eleaf also do 30W, 20W and 10W mini box mods. The 50W will be perfect choice for those who are using some of the higher powered sub ohm tanks or RDAs that require more power.
Eleaf iStick 50W Specs and Features
- 50 Watts of vaping power
- Ultra affordable, one of the most affordable high voltage / wattage device on the market
- Features a native 510 connection for maximum compatibility
- Brass Spring Connector for best conductivity and compatibility
- 4400mAh Battery; ultra-long battery life
- Multiple color options (Pink, Blue, Silver and Black)
- Added button lock functionality protects the buttons and prolongs the life span
- iStick 50W can fire down to 0.2 ohm resistance
- Size: 83mm x 23mm x45mm
- Color: Black, Silver, Fuchsia, Blue
- Voltage output: 2.0V – 10.0V
- Wattage output: 5W – 50W
- Threading: 510 Connection
- Rated Resistance Range: 0.2 -5 ohms
Affordable for what you get
The Eleaf iStick 50W fires up to 50W and only costs around $50! It also features an insanely powerful 4400mAh battery that will last you days and days. This added to the fact that it will be able to fire from 0.2 – 5ohms, means you will have no issues using any of the new sub ohm tanks etc. The sort of power and specs you get with this device makes its $50 price tag a pretty insane deal.
Small Size but Powerful Battery
The iStick is pretty small considering you get a whopping 4400mAh lipo battery with the device. It is bigger than the 30W device and is similarly sized to the Vaporshark DNA40. It fits perfectly in your hand and is really light. The battery will last you bloody ages. It will last around 2-3 days of decent vaping on something like the Kanger Subtank Mini at 25W!
The iStick 50W has a 23mm width at the top and means it will fit all 22mm and 23mm devices on without any overlaps. This means the iStick with a Subtank Mini or Aspire Atlantis, will look really sweet!
Good Build Quality
The build quality on the ELeaf iStick 50W feels improved over the old 20W device. The buttons no longer rattle and the device has a nice finish to it. The pin is a spring loaded brass pin, which means you will be able to use all tanks and clearos with a 510 connection on them, without any issues. Every tank I have tried, has sat perfectly flush on the iStick 50W. The threading is also stainless steel, which means that the threading should be more durable than that of the 20W. I think some people complained that the 20W threading was soft. This lead to the threading losing its hold and grip which meant at some point it wouldn’t hold any tanks or clearos. It’s good to see Eleaf listening to what the consumers want and sorting that issue out.
The screen isn’t anything spectacular, but it shows you everything you need to see. It shows you resistance of the tank you put in, as well as the voltage, wattage and shows the battery life on it. When you start vaping, it will count how long you vape for and it features a 10s cut-off for safety.
Using the iStick 50W screen:
- 3 clicks of the fire button to switch from wattage mode to voltage mode
- Hold both the up and down arrows to lock the wattage or voltage you are currently vaping at
- 5 clicks of the fire button to turn the device on and off
The Eleaf iStick 50W features a 70ºC (158ºF) temperature alarm. Once the device hits this temperature, it will automatically shut off to cool down and the screen will show “temp protection”. I have seen some people test this function on Youtube and it does work.
The Eleaf iStick 50W also features short circuit protection and low voltage protection.
I think the iStick 50W looks really nice. We got it in the blue color, which doesn’t look bad at all, and it also comes in pink, silver and black. The screen runs down the middle, with the up and down buttons on the top of the screen. The fire button is well placed on the front side of the device. The iStick 50W is nice and compact and in my opinion looks great.
The iStick 50W as mentioned above will look great with tanks like the Melo, Subtank Mini and Atlantis on top of it! See the pics below.
Overall it was very hard to find any negatives for this device, as it really is a solid piece of equipment at a fantastic price. If I am going to be ultra-picky there a couple of things I will mention below:
No USB Charger with Some Kits
So the kit we got, didn’t come with any USB charger or wall adapter. If you get the kit from VaporDNA with our coupon code below, you will actually get a USB charger, a wall adapter and an ego adapter, which is great for those who might not have these lying around.
So this isn’t a negative for me whatsoever, but one or two have said they would have liked to have a 18650 battery in the device, to easily take out and switch between devices. As it is, you can’t really get at the lipo battery and it won’t work with most other box mods if you do manage to get it out. This means you can only charge it through the USB charger, which takes quite a long time. I wasn’t sure how long I should be expecting this monster battery to charge for, but Eleaf say that it takes around 5 hours, which seems quite a long time. I guess it is after all a 4400mAh battery! It is however a pass through device, so you can plug it in to charge and then carry on vaping whilst it charges.
Tiny Firing Delay
This isn’t a big deal at all, but for those extremely picky people out there, you should know there is a 60ms delay from when you hit the fire button to it firing at full power. This didn’t really bother me to be honest, but it might bother some people.
We were tremendously impressed by this device, so much so, that we struggled to find any major negatives. The iStick 50W by Eleaf, is set to be an insanely popular device, as everyone purchases their new sub ohm tanks, that are currently the new rage at the moment. These sub ohm tanks will work very well on this device and will sit flushly and look great. The Eleaf 50W with all its capabilities should future proof your vaping set-up for a good while, so you won’t have to worry about upgrading your mod to work with the latest gear on the market!
If you are looking for a mini box mod that has more power than the 30W box mods, the Eleaf iStick is a no brainer and inexpensive option. It’s a ridiculously impressive mini box mod that is packed with power and sub ohm capabilities, all at a very affordable price.
You can get the iStick 50W from VaporDNA through the link below for just $44.99 which is the cheapest you’ll find it from a reputable US based online seller (and that includes the USB charger, wall adapter and ego adapter!).