Review – MySmok Ismod II Plus

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Description

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The Basics About This Device

Mysmok Ismod II Plus is really quite a unique device! Just by looking at it, you can see how different it is from other devices on the market. Ismod II Plus does somewhat resemble an IQOS device, but it offers some features not offered by the big tobacco brand.

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Ismod is not an integrated device – this means that it has separate holder and charger components, like what IQOS 2.4, 3.0, and 3.0 DUO have. The thing we find most interesting about the design though is that there are 2 holders included in the kit. This means that you get more uses out of the device before needing to charge. Our test users got 28 uses!

We also really liked that the holders are multi-use. You can get 2.5 consecutive uses out of one holder. We say 2.5 because the holder is not able to fully complete a third cycle. Cycles last around 4 minutes, 19 seconds, but if you attempt a third cycle it only lasts around 3 minutes.

The device itself is pretty simple. There is no temperature adjustment or self-cleaning. This makes it easy to operate for beginners or users who want a simple device.

HIGHLIGHTS
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)Officially 20-28 and our test users got 28
Charging TimePocket Charger: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Holder: 6 minutes, 14 seconds
Price$85USD
DurabilityGood
Life Expectancy1 year
MaintenanceGood
ColorsBlack, white, red

Our Thoughts on This Device

We really liked Mysmok Ismod II Plus. The device works well and is obviously very good quality. We think the design is innovative and solves of the major issues that IQOS had with their earlier devices, which is number of cycles you get before needing to charge. 28 uses is a good number, especially when some of those uses are consecutive.

We were impressed by the strength of the magnet that keeps the holders in place in the pocket charger. If you leave the holder 2 inches or closer to the pocket charger, it will be pulled in automatically by the magnet’s strength. Even though the holders are on the outside of the device and not in a charging chamber like with IQOS devices, I’m certain that the holders would not fall off. The magnet is so strong that it’s even a bit tricky to get the holders out of the pocket charger at points. We found that the best technique was to press your thumb and index finger on either side of the holder, while in the pocket charger, then sort of roll it out to break the magnetic grip.

The only thing that I don’t love about this device is that you must have both holders in the pocket charger for it to work. What happens if I want to charge one holder, while using the other? What happens if you ever lose or break one of the holders? This isn’t really an issue, just something I’d like to see improved upon for future Mysmok Ismod devices.


Unboxing & How to Use

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In your Mysmok Ismod II Plus kit you will find; the pocket charger, the holder, the manual, the warranty card, a USB cable, a cleaning brush, and cleaning sticks.

Once you’ve opened your device it’s time to check the charge. With both holders in the pocket charger, click on the pocket charger control button. The LED indicator lights above the control button will light up. There are 3 lights and the number of lights lit will indicate the level of charge. If all 3 are lit, there is 100-60% charge remaining, if 2 are lit, there is 30-60% charge, and if only 1 is lit then there is less than 30% charge remaining.

Pocket Charger
Holder

When you press the pocket charger control button you will also notice that there are two LED lights on either side of the control button. These are the holder charge indicator lights. They will show whether the holders are charged or need charge. A solid blue light means the holder is charged and ready to be used, a flashing red light mean the holder is charging but has not yet reached full charge.

If any components need to be charged upon opening the kit, make sure that you have the holders in the pocket charger, then connect the pocket charger to a power source via the USB cable.

Once everything is fully charged, you can begin using the device. To do so, remove a holder from the pocket charger, it doesn’t matter which one, and insert a HeatStick. Then press and holder the holder control button. The holder will vibrate and the holder LED indicator light will begin flashing. This means that the device is heating. Heating takes approximately 15 seconds, at which time the holder will vibrate again and the holder LED indicator light will turn solid. The holder is now ready to use.

Each cycle lasts around 4 minutes, 19 seconds or 14 puffs. When the cycle is nearing the end, the holder LED indicator light will begin flashing then the holder will vibrate. As we mentioned above you can get 2.5 cycles out of a holder before needing to charge. Simply wait for the cycle to end completely, then press and hold the control button again so begin another cycle.

When you’re satisfied, simply place the holder back into the pocket charger and wait for it to charge.

To maintain a healthy device, make sure to clean it regularly. We recommend at least once per week. Unfortunately, Mysmok Ismod II Plus does not include a self-cleaning mechanism, so you’ll have to clean it manually. To do so, insert the cleaning brush or a cleaning stick into the HeatSticks heating chamber on the holder and gently wipe away grime.

HOW TO USE
How To Turn ON/OffHolder: Press and hold control button
Temperature Adjustment?No
Heating Time?15 seconds
Indication that the Heating Process has StartedHolder vibrates and LED indicator light flashes
Indication that Device is Ready to UseHolder vibrates and LED indicator light turns solid
Length of Cycle4 minutes, 19 seconds or 14 puffs
Indication that Device is Powering OffLED indicator light begins flashing, then holder vibrates
How to Shut Off DeviceHolder: Press and hold control button
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)Officially 20-28 and our test users got 28
How to Check Battery StatusPocket Charger: click control button

Holder: when LED indicator light turns red, holder needs charging
Locking featureNo
Locking feature indicationN/A
Indicate when Device Needs Cleaning?No
How Often Should You Clean the Device?Weekly
Self-Cleaning FunctionNo
Length of Self-CleaningN/A
How to Manually Clean DeviceUse cleaning sticks and cleaning brush to wipe away grime
TroubleshootingSee 'Mysmok Ismod II Plus Manual' button below

HeatSticks Overview

The Mysmok brand does not product their own HeatSticks. Instead, their devices are designed to work with other branded HeatSticks, such as HEETS, Marlboro for IQOS, and Fiit HeatSticks.


Mysmok Ismod II Plus Manual



Warranty

Mysmok offers a 90 day warranty from the date of purchase. This warranty covers manufacturer defects and is valid only with the presentation of the warranty card.

SPECS
DeviceMysmok Ismod II Plus
Kit Price$85USD
DiametersPocket Charger: 101 x 51 x 81mm

Holder: 91mm x 46mm circumference
Weight114g
Weight with Packaging252g
MaterialUnknown
Battery TypeLi-ion 2600mAh
Power InputUSB Cable
Charging TimePocket Charger: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Holder: 6 minutes, 14 seconds
Time it Takes for Device to Heat15 seconds
Maximum Blade Temperature176° C/349° F
Temperature AdjustmentNo
How Many Cycles Before Device Needs ChargingOfficially 20-28 and our test users got 28
How Long Does a Cycle Last4 minutes, 19 seconds, or 14 puffs
HeatSticksHEETS, Marlboro for IQOS, Fiit
Built-In Cleaning MechanismNo
Can Kit Accessories be Purchased SeparatelyNo
Colors AvailableBlack, white, red
Comparable To
UNBOXING
In the KitDevice
Manual
Warranty Card
USB Cable
Cleaning Brush
Cleaning Sticks
Manual LanguagesEN
Warranty Terms90 days from date of purchase, only with warranty card, only for manufacturer defect
FIRST IMPRESSION
How Does It Look?Clean
How Does It Feel?Not as bulky as I expected
Easy To Use?Somewhat
Easy To Clean?Yes
MANUFACTURER OVERVIEW
Release Date2016
ManufacturerMysmok Electric Technology Co. Ltd.
Location of ManufacturerDongguan, China
Year in Business2014
Manufacturer WebsiteHere
Impression of Manufacturer's WebsiteGreat! Very informative
Manufacturer Contact Information for Customer ServicePhone: +86-769-85675467

Email: support@mysmok.com
Manufacturer Contact Information for WholesalersRachel Lin
Phone: +86-139-2924-1828

Emma Liu
Phone: +86-186-6620-8975

Email: info@mysmok.com
Countries the Manufacturer is Wholesaling toJapan, China, Europe
Countries the Manufacturer Would Like to Wholesale toMiddle East, and the manufacturer wants to expand their wholesale in Europe
Full Product Line that the Manufacturer OffersIsmod I, Ismod I Plus, Ismod II, and Ismod II Plus,
Where to Buy SLS CP and other SLS products?Here
Shipping and delivery timeVaries based on region

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