Eleaf iCard review by dw1986

Review Date: 
12.06.2018

Eleaf iCard

One of the latest starter kits from Eleaf is the ultra small iCard, sporting a new sleek and thin pocket sized design, with a dual purpose mouthpiece cover!

The iCard follows on from the very popular iCare, and also features an easy, childproof refilling system, redesigned ID coil heads and an LED light system to indicate battery life. If the Eleaf iCare is anything to go by, we could be in for a real treat here!

Specs

  • Size: 34mm*14mm*87mm (without cover)
  • Weight: 45.9g (without cover)
  • E-liquid capacity: 2ml
  • Battery capacity: 650mAh
  • Output wattage: 15W max
  • Resistance range: 0.4Ω-3.0Ω
  • Colours: black, grey, blue, orange, greenery
  • Dual purpose mouthpiece cover
  • Easy filling system
  • 1.2ohm ID coil heads
  • LED light indicator
  • USB charging
  • Over-current, over-recharge and over-discharge protection

What's in the Box?

  • Eleaf iCard
  • 2x1.2ohm ID coil heads
  • USB cable
  • User manual
  • Warranty card

Design and Build Quality

Eleaf have designed the iCard to be a small and discrete starter kit, and with dimensions of 34mm x 14mm x 87mm it really is tiny! It's easy enough to slip into your pocket, and weighing it at just under 46g I barely even feel it there!

Six colour finishes are available, with grey, blue, orange, greenery and black- I was sent the greenery version and it really stands out, especially in daylight, with a bright lime green finish!

The removable top cap helps to cover up the mouthpiece keeping it free of dust and lint, plus when you remove the top cap it can be securely attached to the bottom of the iCard to ensure that it doesn't get lost.

Capacity of the iCard stands at 2ml, and an easy refilling system is used, which I will cover in the section below! LED lights are present within the tank, which light up when in use and display how much of the battery capacity remains.

Using the Eleaf iCard and Performance

Firstly, you need to insert one of the included Eleaf 1.2ohm ID coil heads, and prime it with a little e-liquid before use. Drop a small amount of e-liquid directly into the middle of the coil head, and fill the tank up before leaving it to stand for ten minutes, so that the cotton around the coil can absorb as much as possible.

Filling is very easy, click the release button at the side of the mod then rotate the tank section until the filling port is shown and fill through the filling hole. It's a quick and secure method of filling the 2ml tank capacity, and it's childproof too. The tank section is a little dark however you can make out how much e-liquid remains!

Five clicks of the power button will turn the iCard on and off, and you press the power button to inhale. You get a tight mouth to lung draw, ideal for someone transitioning over from smoking, and the flavour is very good too- an improvement on the iCare I feel!

Battery capacity is the same as the iCare, with an inbuilt 650mAh capacity, and with occasional use I can get days out of this before I need to charge the battery! Battery life is displayed through LEDs which light up clearly in the tank section, with green displayed when there is a full charge remaining, and it changes to orange, blue and then finally red. When it displays a red colour you need to charge it ASAP!

USB charging is used on the Eleaf iCard, as it has an inbuilt battery, the micro USB port is located at the side of the mod and I've found it recharges fully in around an hour.

Conclusion

The Eleaf iCard is a great little device for someone looking for a discrete and easy to use starter kit to help them transition to vaping from smoking, and it also doubles up as a perfect device for a more experienced vaper who likes to vape high nicotine or nicotine salt based E-Liquids. I definitely felt that this device improved on the iCare, and is a real quality little kit!

Many thanks to UK Vapour Brands for sending the Eleaf iCard in for review!