Eleaf – Elven 360mAH Pod Kit
It’s no secret I love pod devices – I currently sit at over 60 in my possession. Why? I drive, I walk the dogs, I like portability and choices – multiple devices means multiple flavors always on the go… plus I like gadgets.
Eleaf comes to us with a sleek and inexpensive little metal pod device. Rounded edges, a durable finish, and pods that the liquid level is easily viewable are among the features. Draw activated, the Elven has no buttons and no adjustments. Let’s take a closer look:
E-liquid capacity: 1.6ml
Output wattage: 15W max
Battery capacity: 360mAh
Coil resistance: 1.6Ω
Colors: Black, Gold, Silver, Red, Blue
●Different Airflows in One Pod
●Ultra Small, Lightweight and Portable
●Easy Side Fill
●Easily Visible E-liquid Level
100mm x 20mm x 10mm is a discreet size. The metal finish seems decent and reasonably durable compared to some of the rubberized sticks out there. 360mAh battery keeps the unit light, checking in at around 24 grams. Pods fit securely via friction fit though it’s listed as a magnetic connection. The unit is not complicated and very easy to use. A single indicator LED shows the charge remaining. Micro USB charging doesn’t take that long considering the small 360mAh capacity and the Elven allows pass-thru vaping while the unit is plugged in. Note the indicator light glows red when charging and shuts off when full. Safety features of the Elven include over-charge protection, over-discharge protection, over-current protection, reverse polarity protection, short-circuit protection, and a ten second cut off.
1.6mL pods offer average capacity. The Elven only has one pod resistance – 1.6 ohms resistance make this ideal for nicotine salts. Clear plastic construction make viewing the liquid level easy (as does a large window on the Elven body). Eleaf has put two holes to make filling easier – there is a small extra hole to allow air to leave when liquid is entering. It’s definitely something needed, but that also means the silicone stopper only blocks the holes – it is not attached to the pod body. Eleaf thankfully includes two extra silicone stoppers in the kit. The wicking material appears to be cotton – and although I’m sure it can be used with thicker, I’m going to recommend the use of 60/40 or 50/50 ratio liquids to ensure wicking.
An interesting feature is the pod can be inserted two ways – the silicone stopper side has the airflow – turn the pod’s silicone stopper to the opposite side of the hole and the airflow is reduced – turn the silicone side to the same side as the airflow and you get a little bit more. That’s really the only adjustable feature – your choice of tight – or slightly tighter air. Flavor is OK – Even with the air blocked, I had to really slow my draw and prolong it for the flavor to come through. It seemed like the Elven pods need a second or two to heat up. Once the coils heated up, the flavor rendition was good. The draw is decently tight – tighter than say the Mico – maybe similar to the Innokin EQ in terms of airflow.
Battery life was decent because the high ohm pods means lower battery drain. 360 mAh battery will have a fairly short lifespan – I would expect less than 500 charge cycles lifespan – but still not terrible for the price.
The Elven is light and comfortable in the hand and natural to use.
This inexpensive device performs better than the price would suggest. The Eleaf Elven isn’t going to win any awards for “Best Flavor” or battery life, but it’s decent and pod life seems above average. It’s simple and low cost – an ideal extra or “beater” unit. For the price, this makes for a lower cost option to pre-filled pods with the ability to use your favorite e-liquid and the 1.6 ohm pods are miserly with your juice.
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