The Eleaf iCare Solo
Yet again, another Mouth-To-Lung device. This time we’re looking the Eleaf Solo with the use of Nicotine Salts. Both the Eleaf Solo and Nicotine Salts by Solace will be discussed in depth!
1.75″ x 1.375″ x 4.25″
Teal, Gold, White, Black, Red
Approx. 31 Grams. (About half the weight of a AA Battery)
About Nicotine Salts
Nicotine Salts are very similar to Nicotine base (which would be found in traditional cigarettes and regular e-liquid alike) however they have a few differences which make them revolutionary. Nicotine Salt is a compound containing nicotine and other organic components. Short and sweet, this provides a more stable molecule, born Nicotine Salts. The benefits of Nicotine salts are what draw the eye. Expect to see:
- Quicker Satisfaction
- Smoother Draw on the throat and lungs
- A Heavier Nicotine Rush
- Longer Shelflife
- Less E-Liquid Consumption
Generally speaking nicotine salts come in higher nicotine ratings. In this article you’ll see me using 50mg/ml, generally speaking I vape 3mg Nicotine when it’s in it’s “freebase” form. The important thing to remember is you NEVER want to put Nicotine Salts in ANY device that is NOT a Mouth to Lung Device. This could potentially be dangerous as too much nicotine can be absorbed. The purpose of Nicotine Salts is to give you the satisfaction of higher nicotine without dealing with the harshness of freebase.
If you read our Breakdown on the Aspire Breeze, than this will be real simple for you. It’s practically set up the same way. If not, read along! First off, we’ll want to take the black plastic cap off the iCare Solo. With a little bit of pressure it comes off quite easy.
You’ll notice once the black cap comes off there’s a protruding piece of metal, this piece is what will eventually hold your coil and will act as a straw for vapor to funnel through to your mouth. On the bottom of the cap [pictured below] there’s two notches on the sides, these act as key to unscrew that “straw”.
Go ahead and put (either) side of the cap over the “straw” and unscrew. You can also use your fingers if the straw it’s self isn’t screwed in too tightly.
Once you’ve unscrewed the “straw” you’ll be able to pull it out, and set it aside. You should end up with something that looks like this:
Grab everything out of your box, you have goodies! Included are: (2) Coils, a Micro USB charging cable as well as a manual.
Grab a coil (they’re both the same) and Prime the coil. Any device you ever have, will most likely require some degree of “Priming” So you’ll most likely hear this word a lot around your local Vape Shop. The act of priming is prepping the coil for use. Each coil may be a little bit different, but the general idea is the same. If you skip this part you may end up with some burnt flavor and, possibly a ruined coil. What we’re going to do is find the tiny holes on the coil and dab a little bit of e-liquid on each hole. Allow it to soak slowly into the cotton. You can see the method below:
Easy enough yeah?! On to the next equally easy part! You’ll want to screw the coil into the “straw” that we talked about earlier.
The coil should screw in snug, save yourself some frustration later on and don’t over tighten it! Snug is perfectly fine. Once it’s screwed on, set it aside and grab the iCare Solo. As you can see from the picture below, there’s a black line going across the built-in tank. That’s your fill line, you do not want to fill above this line as it may cause spillage and leaking once you put the device back together.
On the very top if your fill hole, go ahead and fill it up until the liquid reaches that black line.
Once filled up, go ahead and screw that “straw” back into the tank using the procedure we talked about earlier. I find you can get it screwed in about 9/10s of the way with just your finger tips, and finish it off with the mouth piece. Once finished, you’re all set to take your first glorious drag! Press the button and bring the vapor to your mouth, then your lungs like you would a cigarette!
The Eleaf iSolo is a great device for someone looking to get into vaping with a low cost. It plays nice with Nicotine Salts by giving you a flavorful and fulfilling drag. The construction of the device is built well, the only possible complaint I could find would be the construction of the mouthpiece and how it acts as a tool. I could see prolong usage could result in a mouthpiece that may crack if used too hard on unscrewing that “straw”. At Empire we sell these devices for $24.99 which is hard to complain about. Whether your a experienced vaper, or a new potential vaper, this device will suit you for your needs. If you liked this blog, please drop a comment and subscribe to us! Questions? Comments or Suggestions? Send us a message on our Facebook