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The Basics About This Device
A little while ago we reviewed Lambda A1. We were so impressed we decided to try out the company’s newest device, Lambda T3!
T3 is the first integrated HnB device by Lambda, which means that, unlike the A1, T3 can be used numerous times before needing to be charged. Our test users got 22 consecutive uses. Lambda T3 also has some new features on it that were not available in the A1; temperature control and self-cleaning.
Lambda T3 retails for $65USD, a great value for a solid device, and comes in 5 colors; red, black, blue, green, and gold.
|HeatSticks||HEETS, Marlboro for IQOS|
|Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks|
before needing to recharge device)
|Officially 18-20, but our test users got 22|
|Charging Time||1 hour, 14 minutes|
|Life Expectancy||1 year|
|Colors||Red, Black, Blue, Gold, Green|
Product Unboxing & First Use
In your Lambda T3 kit you will find, the device, the manual, a Quality Control card, other documentation, a USB cable, cleaning sticks, and a cleaning brush. As always we recommend charging the device before using it, however ours was already charged when we plugged it in. To check teh charge, just click on the control button quickly. The color of the LED indicator light will correspond to battery charge. White means 100-30% charge remaining, white means 30-1% remaining, red means 0% remaining. Charging time for T3 is very convenient at only 1 hour and 14 minutes.
Once you’re done charging and ready to use, unplug the device. Now, T3 has a locking system. This means that until unlocked, the device is not accessible for use. Personally, I love this feature as it ensures that your device never accidentally turns on (by hitting something in your bag, desk drawer, etc.) and eats up your battery life. To unlock the device click the control button several times in rapid succession until the device vibrates. At this point, you will be able to set temperature, use the self-cleaning function, and use the device.
You first want to start by adjusting the temperature setting to your preference. There are two options for temperature; Press and hold the temperature control button until the button’s LED indicator light changes color. Yellow indicates high temperature, white indicates low temp.
Now to use, load a HeatStick into the HeatSticks heating chamber. A nice feature with Lambda T3 is that it has a titanium steel alloy heating blade, so it is quite sturdy and should not break. After that press and hold the control button until the device vibrates and the LED indicator light begins flashing. It will take approximately 25 seconds for the device to heat fully, at which time the device will vibrate again and the LED light will turn solid. The device is now ready to use!
With T3, you’ll get 5 minutes, 35 second/ 16 puff long cycles. If you do at any point need to turn off the device during a cycle, just press and hold the control button until the device vibrates and the LED light goes out.
When you are finished with a cycle, lift the cap off of the body of the device and pull the HeatStick out then. If you do forget and remove the HeatStick while the cap is still attached to the body of the device, it’s no big deal, it may just leave an extra bit of tobacco residue in the HeatSticks heating chamber.
Day to Day Use
For good device health, make sure you clean often. Lambda T3 is easy to clean as it has a self-cleaning function. Just click the control button 5 times in rapid succession until the LED indicator light begins flashing. Self-cleaning will take approximately 30 seconds. Since it is so easy we recommend doing a self-clean daily.
Still, you need to manually clean the device too. We recommend once per week. To do so remove the cap from the body of the device and use both the cleaning brush and cleaning sticks to wipe away any grime and build-up that is left in the HeatSticks heating chamber or around the blade. The blade is quite sturdy but still take caution.
|HOW TO USE|
|How To Turn ON/Off||Unlock, then press and hold control button until device vibrates and LED indicator light begins flashing|
|Temperature Adjustment?||Yes - Press and hold temperature control button until device vibrates|
|Heating Time?||25 seconds|
|Indication that the Heating Process has Started||Vibration and LED indicator light starts flashing|
|Indication that Device is Ready to Use||Vibration and LED indicator light turns solid|
|Length of Cycle||5 minutes, 35 seconds/ 16 puffs|
|Indication that Device is Powering Off||Vibration and LED indicator light starts flashing|
|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 18-20, but our test users got 22|
|How to Check Battery Status||Click control button|
|Locking feature indication||N/A|
|Indicate when Device Needs Cleaning?||No|
|How Often Should You Clean the Device?||Daily|
|Self-Cleaning Function||Yes - click control button 5 times in rapid succession until device vibrates and LED indicator light begins flashing|
|Length of Self-Cleaning||30 seconds|
|How to Manually Clean Device||See section titled 'Day to Day Use'|
|Troubleshooting||See 'Lambda T3 Manual' button below|
Investing in a Lambda Device
Lambda is a subsidiary of Shenzhen Original Technology Co. Ltd., which was established in 2011, however the company didn’t begin manufacturing Heat-Not-Burn devices until 2018, when they launched A1!
While the company is a little bit less well known compared to brands like HiTaste, they are slowly growing in popularity, as can be seen with the launch of Lambda T3! Our team feels like there is real promise for this brand, especially due to the good quality of their products!
We liked Lambda A1, it’s great for anyone who wants an inexpensive alternative to IQOS 2.4, but Lambda T3 is an obvious advancement in HnB technology. This device is faster and more convenient, something which our test users all appreciated!
We also loved the size of the device! It is compact but sturdy, perfect for throwing in a bag or backpack!
One thing that surprised us was that the device doesn’t have display screens. The material on either side of the device looks, and feels, like screens (very similar to the feel of a phone screen) but it’s not. It is a unique design feature called 2.5D curved tempered glass. This is the first HnB device on the market to have such a feature!
The Lambda brand does not product their own HeatSticks. Instead, their devices are designed to work with other branded HeatSticks, such as HEETS and Marlboro for IQOS HeatSticks.
Lambda T3 Manual
Lambda offers a 6 month warranty (beginning on the date of purchase) for their devices.The warranty does not cover accessories nor does it cover damage caused by misuse. Lambda 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||102 x 28 x 15 mm|
|Weight with Packaging||181g|
|Battery Type||Li-ion 1500 mAh|
|Power Input||USB Cable|
|Charging Time||1 hour, 14 minutes|
|Time it Takes for Device to Heat||25 seconds|
|Maximum Blade Temperature||219 C/ 426 F|
|Temperature Adjustment||Yes - Press and hold temperature control button until device vibrates|
|How Many Cycles Before Device Needs Charging||Officially 18-20, but our test users got 22|
|How Long Does a Cycle Last||5 minutes, 35 seconds|
|HeatSticks||HEETS, Marlboro for IQOS|
|Built-In Cleaning Mechanism||Yes - click control button 5 times in rapid succession until device vibrates and LED indicator light begins flashing|
|Can Kit Accessories be Purchased Separately||No|
|Colors Available||Red, Black, Blue, Gold, Green|
|Comparable To||IQOS 3.0 Multi|
|In the Kit||Device
Quality Control Card
|Manual Languages||ZHO, EN, JA, KO|
|Warranty Terms||6 month warranty, 15 day money back guarantee,
see 'Warranty' section for more detail
|How Does It Look?||It looks like it has display screens, but it doesn't|
|How Does It Feel?||Light|
|Easy To Use?||Yes|
|Easy To Clean?||Yes|
|Manufacturer||Shenzhen Original Technology Co. Ltd.|
|Location of Manufacturer||Shenzhen, China|
|Year in Business||2011|
|Impression of Manufacturer's Website||Easy to navigate and informative|
|Manufacturer Contact Information for Customer Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Manufacturer Contact Information for Wholesalers||Here|
|Countries the Manufacturer is Wholesaling to||Japan, South Korea, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria,
|Countries the Manufacturer Would Like to Wholesale to||For new markets, Lambda is interested in expanding to the United Kingdom,
|Full Product Line that the Manufacturer Offers||Lambda T3 is the only device in this product line|
|Where to Buy||Online|
|Where to Buy Lambda T3 and other Lambda devices?||Wholesaler: Here
|Shipping and delivery time||Varies based on region|
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*All values (e.g. number of cycles, heating time, length of cycle, etc. are determined by Heat180’s independent testing. These are not official values and may differ from both the manufacturer’s and consumer’s.*