Note to Reader: We are not getting paid by manufacturer, this is an independent review
From the FDA’s approval of IQOS to the production and release of many new devices, 2019 has been a pretty good year for Heat-Not-Burn. It also marks the beginning of the second year for Heat180.com. Throughout the past year we have reviewed tons of HnB devices, some great, some not so great. As we start a new year we want to recognize and share with you the best HnB devices on the market. Here’s Heat180’s ‘Best Devices of 2019’ roundup!
Best Device: HiTaste P6
There’s not a huge amount of difference between the two so for people who are used to P5, P6 is just a small upgrade. The biggest difference is the number of continuous uses you get. With P5 you only got around 16 whereas with P6 you get 35! P6 also has a whole host of other features including a display screen, temperature adjustment, length of cycle adjustment, usage record, self-cleaning, and the brand new automatic self-cleaning after every 5 HeatSticks. For $52USD, this is a great device to have! We would highly recommend.
|Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)||Our test user got 35|
|HeatSticks||HEETS, HEETS Creation, Marlboro for IQOS, Fiit|
|Features||Display screen, temperature adjustment,
length adjustment, usage record,
self-cleaning function, automatic
self-cleaning every 5 uses
|Charging Time||2 hours, 54 minutes|
|Colors||White, black, red, blue, purple/teal ombre|
|Manufacturer||Shenzhen Ruigu Technology Co. Ltd.|
|Where to Buy HiTaste P5 and other HiTaste devices?||Here|
Runner-Up: IQOS 3 DUO
IQOS 3 DUO is the new and improved IQOS device. It has faster charging speeds and offers more consecutive uses with both the holder and the pocket charger. Gone are the days of only getting a single-use. Now you get 2 consecutive uses with the holder and approximately 35 with the pocket charger!
|IQOS 3 DUO|
|Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)||Holder: 2
Pocket Charger: We got 35
|HeatSticks||HEETS, HEETS Creation, Marlboro for IQOS|
|Charging Time||Holder: 4 minutes, 30 seconds
Pocket Charger: 1 hour, 22 minutes
|Colors||Black, white, gray, blue, copper, limited edition chrome, spring edition|
|Manufacturer||Philip Morris International|
|Where to Buy IQOS 3 DUO and other IQOS devices?||Varies based on region|
Best Value: GLO Series 2
GLO Series 2 is the device we think offers the best value for your money. While $85USD may seem like alot, this is one of the sturdiest devices on the market, it offers 40+ consecutive uses, and best of all, because GLO is such a brand powerhouse, you never have to worry about repair and replacement issues if something happens to the device – just contact your regional GLO customer support!
|GLO Series 2|
|Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)||Officially 30, but our testers usually got 43|
|HeatSticks||Neo, NeoStiks, Dunhill NeoStiks, Kent NeoStiks|
|Charging Time||2 hours 19 minutes|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Pink, Steel Blue|
|Manufacturer||British American Tobacco|
|Where to Buy GLO Series 2 and other GLO devices?||Varies on region|
Best On-The-Go: iBuddy Se
Compact and lightweight, iBuddy Se is the perfect device for anyone who is always on-the-go! You get 16 uses from one charge, and if you do need more then you’re in luck, iBuddy Se is the fasted charging device we’ve ever tried. It only takes 35 minutes to charge fully! Throw it in your bag with a portable charger and you’re good to go!
|Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)||Officially 12-13, but our test users got 16|
|HeatSticks||HEETS, Marlboro for IQOS|
|Charging Time||35 minutes|
|Colors||Black, Silver, Red|
|Manufacturer||Shenzhen Buddy Technology Development Co. Ltd.|
|Where to Buy iBuddy Se and other iBuddy devices?||Here or Here|
Most Powerful: Langqin
If you’re looking for a powerful device, Langqin is it! Langin offers 47 consecutive uses! That is the most of any device we’ve reviewed so far this year!
|Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)||Officially 30, but our test users got 47|
|HeatSticks||HEETS, Marlboro for IQOS, Fiit|
|Charging Time||1 hour, 57 minutes|
|Colors||Blue, gold, gray, but sometimes other colors
available by request
|Manufacturer||Shenzhen City Saensi Electronic Technology Co. Ltd.|
|Where to Buy Langqin?||Here|
Honorable Mentions: Lil Solid Plus
We can’t leave out Lil Solid Plus from our Best Devices list. Lil Solid Plus is simple and easy to use but powerful. It offers 38 consecutive uses. We love that with Lil Solid Plus you can use their HEETS or Fiit HeatSticks, the brand made specifically for Lil. Our only complaint is that this device is difficult to find outside of Korea and can be quite pricey if you are willing to pay.
|Lil Solid Plus|
|Price||Varies, we paid $190USD|
|Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)||Our test users got 38|
|Charging Time||2 hours, 3 minutes|
|Colors||White, black, blue|
|Manufacturer||Korea Tobacco & Ginseng|
|Where to Buy Lil Solid Plus and other Lil devices?||Online retailers or forward services|
Have you tried any of Heat180’s Best Devices yet? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.