Eleaf iKonn 220w Review: A Solid Starter Kit
Eleaf is well known in the vaping industry for releasing affordable vape starter kits, atomizers and vape mods. The Eleaf iKonn 220w Kit is the newest vape starter kit coming from them!
While they've had a few dual 18650 devices and sub ohm tanks, this one might be the best of the bunch thus far. This kit includes both the iKonn 220w box mod and the Ello Sub Ohm Tank. How does this vape kit compare to the many on the market? We'll see in this review!
Before getting any further, we'd like to thank VapeSourcing for sending this vape starter kit our way for the purposes of this Eleaf iKonn 220w review.
We'll cover our first impressions, usage, performance, pros and cons, and conclude with whether or not we recommend the Eleaf iKonn 220w Kit!
Eleaf iKonn 220w Kit Review
Upon first receiving the Eleaf iKonn 220w Kit, I immediately noticed the traditional Eleaf packaging. This isn't a bad thing by any means since their packaging is usually spot on and keeps everything within safe during travels.
On the front of the packaging it lists the name of this Eleaf iKonn kit along with some other minor information, and on the back it provides a bit more detailed information. Nothing too fancy, which is perfectly fine.
Once you slide open the packaging you're greeted with the Eleaf iKonn 220w box mod and the Ello sub ohm tank. The Ello tank comes pre-installed with the 2ml glass tank, but this kit does include the 4ml glass tank section as well, which is a huge pro.
Of course, since I do like more e-juice capacity, I immediately installed the 4ml glass tank. The tank does come pre-installed with the 0.2 ohm HW3 coil head, and you do receive an additional 0.3 ohm HW4 coil head. This is the same tank that's included in the Eleaf iStick Pico 25 Kit.
Alongside all of these Eleaf iKonn extras, you also receive a USB charging cable, which can also be used for firmware updates, an extra delrin wide bore drip tip, spare o-rings, extension chimney (for the 4ml tank section) and a user manual.
This vape starter kit is available in multiple color options as well, which is great! Some of the color options include red/black, black/silver, full black, gold/red and more.
Once I held the Eleaf iKonn 220w in my hands, I immediately thought it was comfortable and it did remind me quite a bit of the Smok Alien. Even though they are shaped fairly similar, there are some key differences.
First, the iKonn can sit larger atomizers flush with no overhang (up to 28mm!), which is a big pro in my opinion. In addition, like the Alien it does feature a firing bar, which you may or may not like. I personally enjoy the firing bar and it is nice and clicky.
Something else I noticed when first holding the iKonn 220w was that the paint quality didn't feel that great. For the price of this kit, I wasn't really expecting a high quality paint job. I was curious to see how this would hold up over some time and carrying it with me in my pocket daily.
The tank included to Eleaf Ikonn kit is colored to match the mod, which is great and I'm sure vapers who love to match their mods and tanks will surely appreciate this. The battery door does slide open very easily, and once you close it, it holds the battery nice and securely. Also, there are no rattles whatsoever with this device, which is another pro to be mentioned.
Even though the paint quality isn't the greatest, the construction itself is pretty good overall.
Overall, my first impressions of the Eleaf iKonn 220w Kit was good aside from the iffy paint quality. Like mentioned previously, I was curious to see how it would truly hold up in daily use over a period of time.
Using Eleaf iKonn 220w
The Eleaf iKonn 220w box mod is on the smaller side when it comes to dual 18650 devices; therefore it was comfortable to hold and use this device for longer periods of time. In addition, with its size it makes for easy traveling whether in your pocket, book bag or purse.
The side firing bar means you can easily fire this device with your fingers or your palm while gripping it. Honestly, you won't have any troubles when it comes to taking your Eleaf iKonn outside of the house, as it's very lightweight and feels great in the hands.
I did travel with this iKonn mod quite a few times outside of the house, and used it heavily. I didn't really notice any paint chipping thus far over a few weeks of testing, which is great. Maybe the feeling of the paint itself is what I noticed in the first impressions, or it could simply be the color I received or even the specific unit, something along those lines.
Regardless, I'm happy to say that no paint chipping has occurred yet. This can of course change in the future, for which I will update if this happens. I do want to mention that I am always careful with any of my vape devices, so keep that in mind.
One con to be mentioned with the Eleaf iKonn 220w is that the screen is pretty dim, so when it's in direct sunlight it's very difficult to see the screen. I do wish the screen was brighter and would hope that Eleaf fixes this issue in the future. Of course, when you're at home, you won't have any issues seeing the screen.
If you've used any recent Eleaf devices, then you would know exactly how to operate the menu system. Five clicks will turn the box mod on and off. Three clicks will enter the menu and you can cycle through it to choose your desired mode. It's really simple and easy to use, which is definitely a pro.
Some of the modes you can cycle through includes standard wattage mode, temperature control for Ni200, Ti and SS, Bypass mode and a TCR mode where you can fine tune your vape experience.
Onto the Eleaf Ello sub ohm tank. This vape tank does sport an overall base diameter of 25mm, so it'll sit flush with no overhang on the iKonn 220w. Adjusting the airflow is incredibly easy, and the tension is just right when twisting the airflow control. You can adjust the airflow with no issues when this tank is attached to the iKonn 220W box mod.
In addition, filling is quick and easy thanks to its sliding top fill system. The Eleaf Ello fill port is large enough to fit a variety of bottle types, so no issues whatsoever with filling. The paint on the tank itself has held up quite good as well with no chipping.
Overall, using this Eleaf iKonn 220w starter kit over a few weeks has been a pleasure. Even though the screen is a bit dim, I was glad to see the paint held up during use.
We'll first go over the performance of the Eleaf iKonn box mod. As mentioned previously, it does require 2 high drain 18650 batteries for operation, and has a maximum wattage output of 220w. Now, I do not have the necessary equipment to actually test if it can accurately fire up to 220w, but I can certainly say it does feel like it delivers the power you adjust it to.
Even at higher wattages, up to 160w, which is the highest I used on this iKonn mod at, the power delivery was instant and it felt like 160w. I personally vape between 50w and 100w most of the time, so I was satisfied with its performance.
This Eleaf device also features temperature control for various wires such as Ni200, Ti and SS. The stainless steel temperature control worked just fine where I didn't feel the need to use the TCR mode.
The temperature seemed accurate enough, but it's performance is not as great as say a DNA or YiHi powered device. This is to be expected though since those are more "higher end", but that's just for comparison. When you consider its price and the performance iKonn offers, it's a solid TC vape experience.
The battery life is as you'd expect with any dual 18650 box mod. If you vape at higher wattages such as 100w and over, then you can expect the battery life to suffer a bit. With how I prefer to vape, I could easily get a full day of iKonn usage before needing to change the batteries, especially when using 3,000 mAh batteries like the Samsung 30Q or Sony VTC6.
I do want to mention that there is no fire delay when pressing the fire button. As soon as you hit the fire button, your Eleaf iKonn fires instantaneously. This is a pro for sure, as we all hate that delay you get with some vaping devices.
The performance of the Eleaf Ello sub ohm tank was also pretty good and I was a bit surprised by its performance. Like mentioned earlier, this tank does include 2 different replacement coil heads. One is the HW3 which has a resistance of 0.2 ohm and the other is the HW4 which has a resistance of 0.3 ohm.
The performance of both were very similar from my experience. The flavor from each replacement coil head was solid, and the vapor production is excellent. Now, if you do like to vape at a higher wattage then the HW3 would suit you best.
However, if you like to vape at a bit lower of a wattage then the HW4 would fit your vaping style better. Even though the wattages vary for these coils, I would vape both around the same which was between 55w and 70w.
The vapor production is top notch with these coils as well and each coil lasted about a week before noticing a major difference in performance, which is about average in regards to coil life.
The airflow is nice and smooth with the Eleaf Ello sub ohm tank. It is a bit on the airy side, but it's not massive amounts of airflow. I did, however, like to close off the airflow just a little to get a bit more restriction since that's how I prefer to vape.
I do want to mention just like with any other sub ohm tank you'll go through e-liquid rather quickly when chain vaping or vaping at higher wattages. Thankfully, filling this Eleaf Ello tank is easy with its sliding top fill design. Best of all, I experienced no leaking with this tank!
All in all, the performance of the Eleaf iKonn 220w Kit was great. I had no issues when it came to the performance of this vape kit, and was satisfied with each and every vape.
- Great performance
- Easy to use
- TCR Mode
- Solid performance from the coil heads (HW series)
- Compact & Lightweight
- Slightly Dim screen
- Paint quality is not the best
In conclusion, the Eleaf iKonn 220w Kit is a solid performing vape starter kit that's easy to use and compact, making it easy to take it out the house with you. It has tons of features such as temperature control, TCR mode, and Bypass mode.
There were cons to be mentioned about Eleaf iKonn as well. The only I could find are the iffy paint quality and dim screen. Like mentioned earlier in the review, I haven't noticed any paint chipping whatsoever, which is great. Of course, if the paint does start to chip over time, we'll update this review to let our readers know our experience and how long it took for the paint to chip.
The slightly dim screen on iKonn is not too much of an issue, but it still can be a deal breaker for some. For me, it's not that big of a deal since once I have an atomizer attached, I don't really adjust the wattage after the initial setting.
Regardless, when you consider the price of the Eleaf iKonn 220w Starter Kit, it's hard not to recommend it, especially with its solid performance. If the cons don't bother you much and you're looking for a great performing vape kit, then this is one to definitely consider.
We hope you find this Eleaf iKonn review helpful in finding the right starter kit to fit all of your vaping needs! Feel free to leave any questions or comments down below! Thanks for reading!
Eleaf iKonn 220w Product Features:
- Eleaf iKonn 220w Box Mod
- Requires 2 High Drain 18650 Batteries (Not Included)
- Maximum Wattage Output: 220w
- Temperature Control (Ni200, Ti, SS)
- Minimum Firing Resistance: 0.1 ohm (VW), 0.05 ohm (TC)
- TCR & Bypass Modes
- 0.91 Inch OLED Display
- Side Bar Firing Design
- 2A Quick Charge
- Compact & Ergonomic Design
- Variety of Color Available
- Ello Sub Ohm Tank
- 25mm Base Diameter
- 2ml/4ml E-Liquid Capacity
- Sliding Top Fill Design
- Adjustable Bottom Airflow
- Stainless Steel & Glass Construction
- Wide Bore Delrin Drip Tip (2 Included)
- Compatible with HW Series Coils
- Includes HW3 (0.2 ohm) & HW4 (0.3 ohm)