Review – Cigrig H1

(2 customer reviews)

Description


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Bottom Line Statement

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The Basics About This Device

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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.

HIGHLIGHTS
HeatSticksHEETS, 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 Time3 hours, 16 minutes
Price$72USD
DurabilitySolid
Life Expectancy6 months - 1 year
MaintenanceGood
ColorsBlack or white

Product Unboxing & First Use

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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.

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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/OffUnlock, then press and hold control button until device vibrates and LED indicator light begins flashing
Temperature Adjustment?No
Heating Time?15 seconds
Indication that the Heating Process has StartedVibration and LED indicator light begins flashing
Indication that Device is Ready to UseVibration
Length of Cycle4 minutes, 15 seconds
Indication that Device is Powering OffVibration and LED indicator light turns off
How to Shut Off DevicePress 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 featureYes - press control button 8 times in rapid succession to lock and unlock
Locking feature indicationLED indicator light will flash red when locked

LED indicator light will flash blue when unlocked
How to Check Battery StatusClick control button
How Often Should You Clean the Device?We recommend once per day, or at least once a week
Self-Cleaning FunctionYes - click control button 5 times in rapid succession until device vibrates and LED indicator light begins flashing orange
Length of Self-Cleaning25 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.


HeatSticks Overview

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


Warranty

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.


SPECS
Kit Price$72USD
Diameters106 x 30 x 23 mm
Weight92g
Weight with Packaging291g
MaterialPPSU and PEEK
Battery TypeLi-ion 3180 mAh
Power InputUSB cable
Charging Time3 hours, 16 minutes
Time it Takes for Device to Heat15 seconds
Maximum Blade Temperature182 C/ 360 F
Temperature AdjustmentNo
How Many Cycles Before Device Needs ChargingOfficially 30, but our test users got 37
How Long Does a Cycle Last4 minutes, 15 seconds
HeatSticksHEETS, Marlboro for IQOS, Parliament, Fiit
Built-In Cleaning MechanismYes - click control button 5 times in rapid
succession until device vibrates and LED indicator
light begins flashing orange
Can Kit Accessories be Purchased SeparatelyNo
Colors AvailableBlack or white
Comparable ToIQOS 3.0 Multi
UNBOXING
In the KitDevice
Manuals (x4 - 1 per language)
USB Cable
Cleaning Sticks
Manual LanguagesZHO, EN, JA, KO
Warranty Terms6 months for device only

15 days exchange policy, beginning
on the date of purchase
FIRST IMPRESSION
How Does It Look?Pretty, the design makes it look
somewhat... natural?
How Does It Feel?Heavy
Easy To Use?Somewhat
Easy To Clean?Yes
MANUFACTURER OVERVIEW
DeviceCigrig H1
Release DateUnknown
ManufacturerShenzhen Sige Ruige Technology Co. Ltd.
Location of ManufacturerShenzhen, China
Year in BusinessUnknown
Manufacturer WebsiteHere
Impression of Manufacturer's WebsiteNeeds improvement
Manufacturer Contact Information for Customer ServiceEmail: bd@cigrig.com

Phone: +86-755-23400521
Manufacturer Contact Information for WholesalersEmail: sales@cigrig.com

Phone: +86-755-23400521
Countries the Manufacturer is Wholesaling toN/A
Countries the Manufacturer Would Like to Wholesale toN/A
Full Product Line that the Manufacturer OffersCigrig H1
Where to BuyOnline
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 timeVaries based on region

If you feel you can add anything to this review, please feel free to comment and rate this device below!


2 reviews for Review – Cigrig H1

  1. Igor

    Perfect! So much better than Iqos multi 3!!!!

    • Heat180

      Awesome! Thanks for letting us know your experience Igor!

  2. George from the heat180 community

    You certainly get a lot of uses out of this device, but expect a small wait. Packs a real punch though

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