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So while I was waiting to get tires installed (or maybe an oil change…this was like 6 months ago), I decided to check out the Smoker Friendly store nearby to see if they had any vape gear. They had some, and the girl working there said that this e-juice was really good. It was only $5 or something like that, so I thought “what the hell, I’ll give it a shot”. Six months later and I’m finally giving it a shot.
I wasn’t expecting much from a budget brand like this, but it’s actually pretty good. The cola is prominent on the very first hit and it tastes exactly like cola. I would have no question guessing the flavor if I didn’t know what it was.
On the exhale, I get that lemon and lime hint. It’s hard to tell which one for sure is more prominent. It’s a nice addition to the flavor.
The throat hit is pretty strong, but that’s expected of a 50/50 vg/pg ratio. PG always has a strong throat hit. That said, this one will probably work best for low wattage and/or mouth-to-lung vapes.
I think everyone who wanted one of these probably already has one by now, but I was slow to jump on this. So when Sourcemore.com reached out to me and asked if I wanted to review something from their store, I asked for the Wotofo Profile RDA (affiliate). There are so many newer and more expensive things I could’ve picked, but this is something I really really wanted.
The Profile RDA was designed by Joel Robinson, a vape reviewer who goes by the name of MrJustRight1. I don’t know all of the details of his involvement in the design, but I know he had some role in making it one of the most popular products of last year.
The Elven Pod device (affiliate) was sent to me for review from VapeSourcing.com. This is a very simple and small stick-device designed for mainly for high-nicotine vaping.
Size: 100mm (tall) x 20mm (wide) x 10mm (thick)
Weight: 120 grams
Material: Aluminum Alloy + Plastic
Battery Capacity: Built-in 360mAh Battery
Power Range: 5W-15W
Pod Capacity: 1.6ml
Colors: Red, Gold, Silver, and Black
$16.29 from VapeSourcing
In the Box:
2 x Elven cartridges
The design of the Elven is nice. Nothing really new going on here, but it’s fine. It’s very similar to other stick-style pod devices. It’s about 4 inches tall, 3/4 inch wide, and less than a 1/2 inch thick. It’s not too tall and it’s nice and slim, so it’s comfortable to hold and use.
I also really like that Eleaf added a little cutout into the casing so that we can see how much e-juice is in the pod.
The finish looks good and overall, the device looks nice.
The Elven is draw activated, so you don’t need to do anything to turn it on other than to take a hit. Eleaf tried to do something different with the Elven by giving users two airflow options, and it works okay, but not great.
So the idea here is that one side of the pod is closed off.
And the other side has an opening.
Depending on how much airflow you want, you would match that up to the airflow hole on the Elven device.
So if you want a tight draw, you would line up the closed side of the pod with the hole on the Elven or if you want a more airy and open draw, you’d line up the open side of the pod with the hole. It’s a great idea in theory, and it sort of works, but it doesn’t work perfectly. No matter which side of the pod you use, the airflow stays about the same. There is some difference, but it’s not much.
The pod snaps into place really snug. It’s not going to fall out. It’s even a little hard to pull out, but not what I would consider being a bad thing. I like not having to worry about the pod falling out in my pocket.
Eleaf says that the pods have an ergonomic mouthpiece, and I think this might be more of a personal preference.
Personally, I don’t think it’s ergonomic. I think it’s actually a little bulky and uncomfortable. It’s fine if you vape with the front of your mouth, but if you vape from the sides of your mouth, which is how I vape, it’s hard to get good suction.
The pod is refillable, so that’s nice. There’s a little plug on the side that you open up. It’s a little small so you’ll need a fine tip bottle.
The pod can hold 1.6ml of e-juice, so not a lot, but if you’re using high-nic e-juice, which is what this device was pretty much made for, you probably won’t be chain vaping and running through e-juice on here.
The coil inside is a 1.6-ohm coil, not that it really matters, but it’s indicative of the type of vape you’ll get – a tight draw and low wattage. It hits great too. I can take hit after hit, and I’ve never gotten a dry hit.
The Elven has a 5 to 15-watt output, so that means the vape will become less powerful as the battery drains. In my opinion, it’s satisfying all the way up until the point the battery is about to die, so I’d say that the coils are designed well.
And the flavor is good too.
The battery inside is a 360mAh built-in battery, so it’s pretty tiny. It might last you a full day, but that depends on how much you vape. As a comparison, the Juul is said to have a 250mAh battery, so if you’re familiar with the Juul’s battery life, the Elven will last just a little longer. And the Elven charges using a micro USB cable, so it’s nice not having to deal with a proprietary charge.
There are three colors on the LED to indicate battery life; green for good, blue for medium, and red for low.
Over 10 Seconds
So that’s it for the Eleaf Elven. It’s a nice device for the most part. It’s small, the battery life is decent, the flavor is good, the coils perform great, and it’s refillable. And it’s also very affordable. The two mains cons I have is that the airflow adjustment feature just works okay and the mouthpiece is bulky and a little uncomfortable, at least for people who draw from their sides of their mouth like me.
IQ is enhancing their juice line with their newest release, the IQ Cucumber flavor, which will be launched on Valentine’s Day. In conjunction with the legendary juice supplier, Hangsen, IQ has solidified themselves as a premier e-liquid supplier. Their new flavor delivers a cooling wave with every hit with a fresh cucumber taste.
They are one of the few manufacturers who is challenging Juul by also selling salt nic e-liquid. The key difference is that their juice is created for open pod systems that can be used across all their devices as opposed to being locked to a singular device like Juul. People say that iQ cucumber flavor tastes a lot like JUUL’s cucumber juice, which JUUL stopped supplying several months ago.
As part of their launch, they are offering a limited time Buy One Get One Free on all devices. You can get two iQ devices for yourself or share one with your loved one! iQ cucumber juice goes from 0% nicotine all the way to the standard 5% nicotine across all five of their flavors.
All you need to do is check out their collection of e-juices and to get an extra juice for free, enter the promo code CUCUMBER at checkout.