What's in a Name?
The Eleaf iStick Pico Mega is an update to the company’s popular iStick Pico (favorably reviewed by Vaping360’s Bill Herbst). The chief difference is that the iStick Pico Mega can use either 26650 or 18650 batteries. The box mod’s name is also much funnier than its predecessor’s. Pico is the metric prefix for one-trillionth a factor of 10 ( (0.000000000001, numerically). So this product is the larger version of one-trillionth. If you’re any kind of a nerd, that’s frickin’ hilarious. Anyway, onto the product itself….
Eleaf iStick Pico Mega Features & Specs
Here are the official features and specs of the Eleaf iStick Pico Mega.
- Dimensions: 73.5 x 53.5 x 31.5 millimeters
- Thread Type: 510 thread
- Cell Type: High-rate 18650 or 26650 cell
- Output Mode: Smart / variable wattage / bypass / temperatre control (Ni, Ti, SS, TCR-M1, M2, M3)
- Output Wattage: 1-80 watts
- Resistance Range: 0.05-1.5 ohms (TC mode)
- Resistance Range: 0.1-3.5 ohms (smart/ VW / bypass modes)
- Temperature range: 100－315 Celsius / 200－600 Fahrenheit
- Colors: Hot pink, black, grey, silver, white
Thoughts on Eleaf’s Bigger Tiny Box Mod
When paired with the right battery, the Eleaf iStick Pico Mega can offer a bit more power and much more battery life than its forerunner. The form factor remains small, but the ergonomics have changes. Instead of a perfect oval, this box mod is more of a triangular oval. Some vapers will find it more comfortable and others will not.
The iStick Pico Mega is available as a standalone box mod or a kit that comes with a Melo III tank sporting O-rings that match the mod’s finish. The design of the mod is decent. The looks are middle-of-the-road for this class of mod; I’ve seen much uglier vaping devices out of China, but I’ve also seen better looking ones.
As for the iStick Pico Mega’s capabilities, they’re strong for the money. Like many products in the Joyetech family, this box mod uses a familiar chip. If you know the capabilities of the Wismec Realeaux 200s then you know what this mod offers. Save for TFR, it has nearly all the modern features you’d expect from a current box mod. One newer addition is that you can customize the startup logo, which can be amusing.
If you’re fine with iStick Pico Mega’s looks then you’ll enjoy a capable vape for a low price. I’ve seen the mod available online for less than $40 and the full kits for less than $50. For that price, you’re getting a lot of bang for the buck.
The photographs used in this article were provided by MyVapors.