We have discussed this one in other threads but thought of creating a dedicated thread of the iStick 50 watts mod. Recently, one of the vapers asked me if he should buy the iStick 50w or the Vamo V9 (55w).
So I dived into the specifications of both and really, the iStick 50w seems to be a huge improvement on the older 20w and 30w mods.
Edit - It's on FastTech now: SKU 2152107
There are many things in the 50w mod that make me think it is going to be a very good mod. First of all, the dimensions 83 x 45 x 23 mm. SO good, this mod is going to be the smallest 4400 MAH mod, that's like sticking 2x 18650 batteries in it yet the dimensions are awesome. The form factor is also nice, rounded sides and all.
The 510 connector is spring loaded, threads are made of stainless steel for longer life. Charging port is on the side instead of in the base, that's a plus! People can charge it in the standing position or in the laid position, whichever way they prefer. The wattage range is from 5 watts to 50 watts and the lowest this mod can fire is 0.2 ohm. Sweet!
The only aspect that bothers me is the quality of the parts inside, the chip/PCB quality and all. It's a Chinese product and again, you are never sure if it will work fine for years or will die on you in a couple of months.
I think if ELeaf used Yihi chip and a quality battery inside, this thing would have been a game changer! Will I buy it? Maybe or maybe not. I'll rather wait for buyers' reviews and see if this mod is a good investment or not. If the quality of the internal parts is good, this mod will go a long long way!