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The Basics About This Device
One of the most important things to look at when choosing a Heat-Not-Burn device is the user rating. Ads and promos makes any device look good, but the value of a device lies in whether people actually like it. In this latest review, we’re going to look at a device that almost always gets a 5 star rating, Cigrig H1, and see whether it measures up to our expectations.
Cigrig H1 is an integrated, multi-use device that can be used up to 37 times before needing to be charged. H1 has a self-cleaning features and also has a unique locking feature, meaning that you never have to worry that something might accidentally press the control button on your device and start the heating process without you knowing.
Cigrig sells for approximately $72USD and comes in two colors; black or white.
|HeatSticks||HEETS, Marlboro for IQOS, Parliament, Fiit|
|Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks|
before needing to recharge device)
|Officially 30 HeatSticks, but our test users got 37|
|Charging Time||3 hours, 16 minutes|
|Life Expectancy||6 months - 1 year|
|Colors||Black or white|
Product Unboxing & First Use
In your Cigrig H1 kit you’ll find the device, the manual, a USB cable, and cleaning sticks.
As always, we recommend charging your device upon arrival. To do so, simply attach the USB cable between a power source and the device. When properly connected, the LED light around the control button will begin flashing blue. It will stop flashing when full charge is reached.
It will take approximately 3 hours, 16 minutes for the device to charge fully, which is the longest charging time for any device we’ve tested so far. Now this is somewhat understandable, as the device offers 37 consecutive uses, however we’ve tested device before that offer more uses for less time charging. Charging time is something we hope can be cut down, just a little bit, in any future devices that Cigrig manufactures.
That being said we do have to commend the manufacturer on one of their charging accessories – the USB cable. The Cigrig H1 kit is one of the only HnB kits we know of that provides a USB cable with a woven fabric cover. Anyone whose used regular USB cables knows the fear of having the cable eventually break with general wear-and-tear, so this is just a nice extra to have. I feel far less worried throwing this cable in my bag than I do others.
Now, the Cigrig H1 does offer a locking feature. You will not need to lock or unlock the device to charge it, but once you’re done charging, you’ll have to double check what setting it is currently on. Our Cigrig H1 arrived unlocked, but if it does come locked, click the control button 8 times in rapid succession. If done properly, the LED indicator light that surrounds the control button will flash blue. To enable, do the same thing until you see the indicator light flash red.
Once the device is fully charged and unlocked, you can insert the HeatStick and press and hold the power button to start the heating process. The device will vibrate and the LED indicator light will begin flashing as the device heats. It should only take around 15 seconds and then the device will vibrate for a second time and the light will turn solid, letting you know that it is ready to use.
Each cycle will last around 4 minutes, 15 seconds. As we wrote above you get approximately 37 cycles before needing to charge the H1.
Since the H1 is multi-use you can use it again after your first cycle, however the device forces you to wait approximately 2 minutes and 45 seconds between uses while the device cools. This is an incredibly annoying feature of the device. We have tested device before that make you wait a short amount of time – we call this the ‘cooling period’ – but never have we had to wait this long for an integrated device. For many, the draw of integrated devices is that they can be used consecutively and immediately. This is a bit of a letdown.
Day to Day Use
Our team here at Heat180 loves when a device has a self-cleaning function. It makes things so much easier. Especially, since our test users had a bit of difficulty getting tobacco residue out of this device due to the design of teh HeatSticks heating chamber.
To use the Cigrig H1 cleaning function, press the control button 5 times in rapid succession until the device vibrates and the LED indicator light begins flashing yellow.
Self-cleaning will take approximately 25 seconds to complete. When it is over, the LED indicator light will turn off.
You also need to clean the device manually, once per week, at least, for good device health. Just grab one of the cleaning sticks that was included in the kit, remove the cap, and gently wipe away any dirt or grime that is lingering in the HeatSticks heating chamber.
|HOW TO USE|
|How To Turn ON/Off||Unlock, then press and hold control button until device vibrates and LED indicator light begins flashing|
|Heating Time?||15 seconds|
|Indication that the Heating Process has Started||Vibration and LED indicator light begins flashing|
|Indication that Device is Ready to Use||Vibration|
|Length of Cycle||4 minutes, 15 seconds|
|Indication that Device is Powering Off||Vibration and LED indicator light turns off|
|How to Shut Off Device||Press and hold control button until device vibrates and LED indicator light turns off|
|Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)||Officially 30, but our test users got 37|
|Indicate when Device Needs Cleaning?||No|
|Locking feature||Yes - press control button 8 times in rapid succession to lock and unlock|
|Locking feature indication||LED indicator light will flash red when locked
LED indicator light will flash blue when unlocked
|How to Check Battery Status||Click control button|
|How Often Should You Clean the Device?||We recommend once per day, or at least once a week|
|Self-Cleaning Function||Yes - click control button 5 times in rapid succession until device vibrates and LED indicator light begins flashing orange|
|Length of Self-Cleaning||25 seconds|
Investing in a Cigrig Device
Cigrig is manufactured by Shenzhen Sige Ruige Technology Co. Ltd. There is not a lot of information available about the manufacturer, but like we said above, one of the main things we look for in HnB devices is good user ratings and this company definitely has that! Cigrig H1 has 5 stars almost across the board! Seeing as it’s the only device that Shenzhen Sige Ruige Technology Co. Ltd. makes, we can conclude that the company put alot of time, investments, and effort into making this device. They must feel confident in their creation because they not only offer a warranty but also a money-back guarantee.
As soon as you pick up the Cigrig H1 device, you can tell it’s good quality. It is a little heavy, but it’s heaviness makes it seem sturdy and long-lasting. Even the accessories, such as the USB cable with a fabric covering, are of well made. In terms of quality, the Cigrig H1 is definitely worth it. Especially when it only costs a little over $70USD.
Now in terms of function our test users think is value is a bit more subjective. Everyone agreed that 37 cycles is fantastic! It’s one of the highest amounts out of all the devices we’ve reviewed. The charge time could be reduced, just a bit, but if you charge overnight, it’s not disruptive to your schedule. Personally, I find the 2 minute, 45 second wait between HeatSticks to be too much, but some of our other test users didn’t mind. One test user, who uses HnB on her 15 minute work break, noted that she rarely ever uses more than one cycle at a time and that the convenience of 37 cycles before needing to be charged was enough to convince her of the Cigrigs worth.
The Cigrig brand does not product their own HeatSticks. Instead, their devices are designed to work with other branded HeatSticks, such as HEETS, Marlboro for IQOS HeatSticks, Parliament, and Fiit.
Cigrig H1 Manual
Cigrig offers a 6 month warranty (beginning on the date of purchase) with their H1 device. The warranty does not cover accessories nor does it cover damage caused by misuse. Cigrig also offers a 15-day (beginning on the date of purchase) money-back guarantee. To enact the warranty or the money-back guarantee you must return everything that was originally shipped to you in the kit. See ‘Manufacturer Overview’ below for contact information.
|Diameters||106 x 30 x 23 mm|
|Weight with Packaging||291g|
|Material||PPSU and PEEK|
|Battery Type||Li-ion 3180 mAh|
|Power Input||USB cable|
|Charging Time||3 hours, 16 minutes|
|Time it Takes for Device to Heat||15 seconds|
|Maximum Blade Temperature||182 C/ 360 F|
|How Many Cycles Before Device Needs Charging||Officially 30, but our test users got 37|
|How Long Does a Cycle Last||4 minutes, 15 seconds|
|HeatSticks||HEETS, Marlboro for IQOS, Parliament, Fiit|
|Built-In Cleaning Mechanism||Yes - click control button 5 times in rapid
succession until device vibrates and LED indicator
light begins flashing orange
|Can Kit Accessories be Purchased Separately||No|
|Colors Available||Black or white|
|Comparable To||IQOS 3.0 Multi|
|In the Kit||Device
Manuals (x4 - 1 per language)
|Manual Languages||ZHO, EN, JA, KO|
|Warranty Terms||6 months for device only
15 days exchange policy, beginning
on the date of purchase
|How Does It Look?||Pretty, the design makes it look
|How Does It Feel?||Heavy|
|Easy To Use?||Somewhat|
|Easy To Clean?||Yes|
|Manufacturer||Shenzhen Sige Ruige Technology Co. Ltd.|
|Location of Manufacturer||Shenzhen, China|
|Year in Business||Unknown|
|Impression of Manufacturer's Website||Needs improvement|
|Manufacturer Contact Information for Customer Service||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Manufacturer Contact Information for Wholesalers||Email: email@example.com
|Countries the Manufacturer is Wholesaling to||N/A|
|Countries the Manufacturer Would Like to Wholesale to||N/A|
|Full Product Line that the Manufacturer Offers||Cigrig H1|
|Where to Buy||Online|
|Where to Buy Cigrig H1 and other Cigrig devices?||No official vendor, but can be purchased
on Alibaba or AliExpress
through unofficial vendors
|Shipping and delivery time||Varies based on region|
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