Did you know that you can get a great, all-in-one starter kit for less than $20? Well, the Eleaf iCare Mini has you covered. This starter kit is specially designed for on the go vapers who are looking for an easy-to-use device. However, if you take a look at the new iCare Mini, you’ll immediately realize that’s a bit smaller than the original iCare vape kit.
That aside, the kit includes a PCC (Portable Charger Case) which features a 2300mAh battery. And just like the typical power bank, you can use the PCC to store power for recharging your unit later. But you may opt to use the iCare Mini minus the PCC for stealth and ultra-portability.
This stylish starter kit also comes with no buttons and automatically starts when inhaled. Also, it features a maximum output of 15W and makes use of the Eleaf IC 1.1ohm coil heads. In addition to that, the iCare Mini boasts of an inbuilt tank capacity of a mere 1.3ml as well as an inbuilt battery capacity of up to 320mAh. Lastly, you can charge this starter kit as well as the PCC using the provided Micro USB charging cable.
+ Dimensions: 24.5x12x75mm
+ Max output wattage: 15W
+ Battery capacity: 320mAh
+ PCC capacity: 2300mAh
+ Vape juice capacity: 1.3mL
+ Color: White, Black, Red, Cyan, God
+ USB Charging Port included
+ Uses IC atomizer heads
+ Resistance: 1.0-3.5ohm
Construction and Design
One of the main selling points of this starter kit is certainly the cute, stylish design. It’s simple, sturdy, and clean enough to impress any vaper out there. But what surprises me the most is its small size (24.5x12x75mm), making it one of the tiniest vape pens available currently. So, if you like carrying around your vape device, this one is definitely for you. It can even fit seamlessly into your jeans’ coin pocket. And of course, the small size also means lightweight. All in all, this device is small and light enough even after fitting in the 1.3mL vape tank.
Apart from the cool design, the iCare Mini also feels quite nice in hand thanks to its exterior finish that’s very smooth. In addition, the design is softly rounded at the edges with two airflow holes placed at the fully removable top cap. If you proceed to remove the cap, you’ll see the rubber and air pipe that firmly holds the top cap. Another thing that we find so amazing about the iCare Mini’s construction is that it comes without any buttons. Don’t worry, however, because all you have to do is to take a draw, and the unit will magically start producing vapor. And although the flavor is not the very best out there, the cloud produced is still surprisingly good.
If you put into consideration this kit’s overall small size, you’ll agree with me that the iCare Mini surpasses expectations. To get the best results, take your puffs slowly. This way you can blow some surprisingly big clouds out of the kit – even more than what you’d expect from a micro e-cig.
However, you’ll notice some gurgling feeling, but that’s because of the narrow air tube stretching from the coil head to the mouthpiece and as a result, the vapor condenses inside. Eventually, the condensation creates droplets which fall back into the coil head, resulting in the gurgling sound. The best thing to do in this scenario is to carefully eject the air tube and blow enough air through it to remove the condensed e-liquid. Failure to do this may result in the unprocessed vape juice in your mouth.
Another thing that we love about the iCare Mini vape kit is the fact that it includes PCC with a battery capacity of up to 2300mAh to keep you going. But don’t let that fool you into thinking that its 320mAh battery capacity is a pushover. You’ll be surprised that the battery can give you up to 160 puffs between charges – that’s about 4 hours of continuous use. However, this battery capacity is still abysmal according to today’s standards, but that was expected.
You’ll also get an LED indicator to keep you updated on your remaining battery percentage. For instance, when the lights indicate green, it means that the remaining rate is 100-16%, and when it shows yellow, the remaining battery power is between 15-7%. Finally, if it flashes red, the remaining battery power is 6% or below. What we found amusing, however, is the fact that the LED indicator is placed just below the vape juice tank. This kind of design makes it difficult to see the light when you’re vaping. And to make it worse, the light only comes on as you vape and goes off a second later after you stop. In this case, you have to be very fast to see the light.
Charging the Eleaf iCare Mini is a pretty straightforward process. All you have to do is to connect the provided Micro USB cable into the charging port at the bottom end of the unit. Proceed to stick it to your preferred power source – be it a phone’s charger adapter, laptop, PC, etc. However, you’ll have to wait for a couple of hours to fully charge your unit.
What We Like
- Pocket-friendly size and lightweight
- Great battery life
- Sleek style and design
- Very easy to use
- Pretty affordable device
- Comes with a PCC
- Responsive draw
What We Don’t Like
- You may not like the flavor produced
- Exposed actuator
- May start auto-firing
If you’re used to those 200W+, dual-18650 battery box mods with monster tanks, you’ll certainly be impressed by this tiny guy. The wattage range of this unit is 15W to 5W, so you shouldn’t expect too much here considering that you won’t even be breaking the bank to get one. Plus, the 1.1ohm atomizer head might be okay with mouth-to-lung vapers, but sub-ohm vapers might not find it ideal. Additionally, there’s not so much vapor produced by the new Eleaf iCare Mini thanks to the small wicking holes on the atomizer heads. But as we have mentioned earlier, this unit meets most of our expectations at its price range.