The Pico has existed since time immemorial, the Pico is most likely one of the most successful devices since electronic cigarettes have existed.
Over the years Pico has been offered in different versions and sizes, just to name a few; Pico 75W, Pico 25 Pico S, Pico 21700, Pico Compaq and Pico Squeeze, so what's new in the Pico 2 Mod Kit 75W? Not much to tell the truth, but some details are interesting.
To complete the kit, the 24mm GZeno S Tank was chosen which is an update of a previous Eleaf product, this tank with its GZ coils is aimed at both MTL and RDL vaping.
Enjoy the reading.
The cardboard box with which the kit arrives, bears on the front; the name of the kit, the manufacturer's brand, the image of the kit and some features in the form of an icon.
On the back they are listed; the contents of the package, the specifications, the color of choice (Rose Gold), the addresses of the manufacturer and the service department as well as logos / trademarks required by law.
On the sides of the package we find; the QR-Code, the Scratch & Check and the Eleaf social contacts.
Packing list iStick Pico 2 Mod Kit:
1 * iStick Device Pico 2
1 * GZeno S Tank (4 ml / 2 ml)
1 * GZ Coil by 0,8Ω
1 * GZ Coil from 0.4Ω
1 * of type USB cable C.
1 * 4ml Pyrex glass
1 * Tool for disassembling the tank
1 * Warranty card
2 * User manual
Parameters Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Mod:
Product name iStick Pico 2 Kit Kit
Mod weight: 123g
Battery: Single 18650 (not included)
Output power: 75W max
Mode: VW , TC -Ni , TC -I, TC -Ss, TCR.
Resistance range: 0.05-3.5Ω
Charging current: 5V / 2A
GZeno S Tank Parameters :
Measurements: 24x49mm (28mm Bubble Pyrex)
Drip Tip: 510 Replaceable
AFC: Adjustable Bottom
Liquid Capacity: 4ml ( TPD 2ml)
Filling Hole Diameter: 3.5mm
GZ Coil : 0.4Ω (20 -35W), 0.8Ω (12-18W), 1.2Ω (7-13W)
Material : Kanthal Tank Material: Pyrex Glass with Stainless Steel
Refill Type: Top Filling
Rose Gold, Matte Gunmetal, Silver.
Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Mod Kit 75W first impressions:
The newcomer is completely covered in metal just like the glorious Pico 75 was. hand grip.
The dimensions in height (cap) are the same as the Pico 75 while the body of the Pico 2 is even lower than the very small progenitor.
In order to accommodate larger atomizers on the new Pico 2, Eleaf has opted for a factor form that widens towards the front, the handle (narrow side) has remained unchanged, handling remains very good.
Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Kit is supplied with the new 24mm GZeno S Tank, GZeno Tank with its multi-adjustable AFC is suitable for both MTL and RDL and this is a novelty because previously on the various versions of the Pico were combined lung tanks ( Melo or Ello) which were at most suitable for an RDL vape.
The side view of the iStick Pico 2 Mod Kit highlights the decorations on the panels and their recess towards the front which compensates for the widening of the top and base.
The battery cap has been lengthened to allow the lowering of the body compared to the old pico 75, in this way the dimensions in height remain contained even with not exactly small atomizers like the new GZeno Tank.
On the front we find a new fire button with a design similar to that of a switch, rather comfortable to operate, below there is the vertical screen with monochrome display, the information reported in VW mode are: charge indicator, lock / unlock symbol, Watt, duration of the last puff, graphic equalizer, resistance Ω, it is possible to read the Volts or the total number of puffs.
At the bottom of the front is the new 5V / 2A USB Type-C socket.
The handle is completely smooth, only decorated with the word "Eleaf" arranged vertically.
The inside of the cap/battery shows the negative pole symbol "-" while the positive pole "+" is marked on the bottom of the battery compartment, the thread runs well. The gold-plated pin is spring-loaded, tanks up to 26mm in diameter can be installed on the Pico 2 Mod.
The bottom of the Mod with symmetry-free design offers a large footprint on the ground and guarantees excellent stability to the mod, on the bottom there are also three vent holes for the cell in case of problems.
GZeno S Tank 24mm:
This atomizer equipped with refill from the top comes with a pre-assembled 2ml transparent plastic tank ( TPD ) fortunately included in the package there is a more convenient convex Pyrex glass that increases the capacity of the tank up to 4ml.
There are currently two colors available for the GZeno S Tank; Matte Gunmetal and Silver.
To completely disassemble the GZeno S or to replace the Pyrex we find a handy metal tool included in the kit.
The 510 type drip tip insulates well from heat and has two retaining rings.
The opening/closing direction is indicated on the Top-cap, with a quick rotation of 1/4 of a turn you access two well-sized refill slots.
The Deck uses a quick coupling/release system, to replace the coil simply unscrew it by 1/4 of a turn counterclockwise.
The AFC ring is equipped with limit switch stops, it can choke two generous slots for the RDL vape or 5 + 5 small holes for the MTL vape.
GZ Coil :
This range of Coil Kanthal is offered with 3 divere impedances, 0.4Ω, 0,8Ω and 1.2Ω, the latter sold separately, the input method of the coil in the tank is the classic "press and pull".
Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Mod operating guide:
- Power on / off: 5 clicks on the Fire key
- Screen lock / unlock: Press the "+" and "-" keys together.
Press the fire key 3 times and move with the "-" key to "System Set", press the fire key to enter the submenu.
- Svs VPW Set: Here you can choose one of the modes to be displayed on the screen (Volt, Puff, Wave) and reset the number of puffs.
- Set SCRN On / Off: Here you can activate/deactivate Stealth mode.
- Set Preheat: Here you can adjust the power curve in the first two seconds of vaping regardless of the wattage set on the main screen.
- Set M1 set: Here you can set the K value for the M1 temp mode from 1 to 1,000 as per the instruction manual.
- Set Over Time: Here you can activate/deactivate the Cut-Off and set a time limit of 5, 10, 15s.
- Set Vern Check: Here you can view the installed HW and FW version.
- Set Default: Here you can choose whether to return to factory settings.
- Back: to return to the main screen.
Power supply mode:
- Power Mode: Power adjustment is possible in a range from 1 to 75W with an increase/decrease of 0.5W at a time
- Mode Temp Ti, Ni, SS; Coil -range supported from 0.15Ω to 3.5Ω, the temperature is adjustable from 100 to 315 ° C or 200-600 ° F when the coil resistance is more than 1.5Ω in TC, the device will automatically switch to the mode VW, press the Fire button 4 times to set the wattage.
- Mode Temp M1: You can adjust the TCR (Temperature Coefficient of Resistance) value according to the types of wire as per the instruction manual.
- Over Charge Protection
- Over-Discharge Protection
- Over Current Protection
- Cut Off Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- Reverse Polarity Protection
Notifications and Alert:
- Check Coil: Atomizer not detected
- Max Power: In VW mode with coil higher than 1.0Ω the maximum power is limited to 20W.
- Low Volt: When the cell voltage is lower than 3.1V the device stops, it is necessary to recharge
- Short circuit: When in VW mode the coil has a value lower than 0.1Ω or 0.005Ω in TC Mode.
- Over 10s: When the Puff exceeds the set time limit.
- Too Hot: When the device temperature is too high.
- Weak Power: When the battery is running and the voltage drops below 2.9V.
Eleaf's Pico 75 was my first device, I bought it about 4 years ago, in Black Gold version and it still works!
I loved this device very much and for a while I only bought this type of Mod for friends and family, having a lot of fun installing the FW versions of Arctic-Fox.
Of course, I have other versions of the Pico but none have ever matched the Pico 75 in terms of aesthetics and size. With the introduction of the 85W Pico 25 the main problem of the small 75 was solved which was that of the 22mm limit for tanks, but the Pico 25 soon proved too delicate with the plastic parts that tended to crack too easily, who owns it knows what I'm talking about, many after the first breakages have returned to the old but more robust 75.
The new iStick Pico 2 seems like a "nostalgia" operation in fact Eleaf has returned to solid metal construction, with a renewed circuit that delivers 75W (a lucky number?). Of this new Pico, I really appreciate the return to "metal" and the asymmetrical design that makes it extremely stable wherever it is placed. Furthermore, after years of pairing between lung atom and Mod with a single 18650 cell, we must give credit to Eleaf for having introduced the 24mm GZeno S Tank for this kit which behaves very well in MTL / RDL mode making this configuration attractive for those who wants to start his path to fight against smoking.
The circuit of the iStick Pico 2 is really rich in options and adjustments, it seems to me that it manages the life of the 18650 battery very well, while the reading of the coils does not convince me too much, compared to the average of the Mods I own it seems to tend to be higher, however, this small difference doesn't seem to cause any problems at least in VW mode.
GZeno Tank surprised me positively, it does not overheat even after long vaping sessions for the benefit of comfort, the refill is quick, the tank has a massive construction and an AFC that works fairly well, for this reason the GZ coils included in the kit are exploit with profit.
The 0.8Ω GZ Coil with 12-18W range can also be used with AFC fully open, but personally I like to use two holes (1 + 1) in this way at 12W I find it well balanced for MTL vaping, the shot in throat (hit) is more than satisfying.
GZ Coil from 0.4Ω with range 20-35W is an excellent coil rather flexible in its use, in fact with AFC open and 30W of power there are discrete clouds and with AFC adjusted on 5 holes at 20 / 25W of power you can appreciate ( for those who want it) a strong blow in the throat, with any AFC adjustment good aromatic restitution is obtained with relative tank temperature never excessive.