Review – Pluscig B2S

Description

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The Basics About This Device

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Pluscig is a new brand here at Heat180. Even though the brand itself has been around for a while, we haven’t yet reviewed any Pluscig devices, so we figured it was about time.

Today we’ll be reviewing Pluscig B2S. One of the older model devices from this company. B2S is an integrated multi-use device that offers temperature control and self-cleaning. B2S also offers users a high number of consecutive uses. Our test users got 40 before needing to charge again! Amazing! B2S is one of the smaller, more compact HnB devices on the market.

Highlights
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)Our test users got 40
Charging Time2 hours, 34 minutes
Price$44USD
DurabilityPoor
Life Expectancy6 months
MaintenanceGood
ColorsPink, gold, black

Our Thoughts on This Device

Some aspects of B2S were really great; 40 consecutive uses, color choices, temperature adjustment, self-cleaning function, etc., but we’d have a hard time recommending this to HnB users. For the price, the device simply isn’t worth it. B2S sells for approximately $44USD, but the material quality is something we would expect from a device selling for $20. The plastic is cheap and fragile feeling, as if it would break easily. Moreover, the device begins to smell like burning plastic after only one use. This really taints the experience of using this device.

We recognize that the technology in this thing is fantastic (how did they manage to fit so much power into such a small device?) but there are some big issues with quality. We’re wanting to test another Pluscig device in the future, to see if the brand has improved on this issue with the release of their newer HnB devices.


Unboxing & How to Use

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Included in your Pluscig B2S kit will be the device, the manual, a Quality Contol certification card, a USB cable, cleaning sticks, a cleaning brush, and some small paper circles. We do not know what these are or why they are in the kit. There is nothing in the manual explaining them and, in fact, the manual doesn’t even list them as an item that should be in the kit. It’s a mystery to us. Let us know if you have an idea of what these are for in the ‘Review’ section above.

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Once you’ve unboxed everything, you can connect the device to the USB cable and a power source to make sure that the battery is full. The battery charge level will be shown by the three charge indicator lights on the top of the device. Our device was close to fully charged when we got it, but if your device is not, then it takes about 2 hours and 34 minutes in total to charge.

When the device is charged you can put the device into the active state mode by pressing the control button 3 times in rapid succession. Once you’ve done this, you can choose your temperature setting by clicking the control button another 4 times in rapid succession. The temperature level is shown on the ‘H,’ ‘M,’ and ‘L’ temperature adjustment indicator lights on the side of the device. There are four temperature settings, despite there being only three buttons. When the ‘L’ is lit, the device is at the lowest temperature setting, ‘M’ indicates the medium setting, a blue colored ‘H’ indicates high, and a red ‘H’ is ultra high. Just keep clicking the control button 4 times in a row until the light you want is selected, then wait while the device sets to that temp.

Once that’s done, you can press and hold the control button until the device vibrates and the LED indicator lights flash. This means that the heating process has started. The heating process takes only 4 seconds. Once it’s over the device will vibrate again and the indicator lights will turn solid to indicate that the device is fully heated. A cycle with B2S lasts for 4 minutes exactly. There will be a third vibration and the indicator lights will turn off when the cycle ends.

This is a multi-use device so if you want you can always begin another cycle after the first by repeating the steps above. Make sure though, that you remove the old HeatStick by pushing it up with the HeatSticks eject button on the opposite side of the device, and replace it with a new one. This prevents build-up inside the HeatSticks heating chamber.

If you do start seeing residue inside the device, you can use the self-cleaning feature to burn some of it away. To do this, being the heating process by pressing and holding the control button, but once the heating process has begun, don’t let go of the button. Keep pressing on it until the device vibrates for a second time and the LED indicator lights flash two colors at once. Self-cleaning lasts around 30 seconds.

You will also need to regularly manually clean the device. To do this, remove the HeatSticks heating chamber insert by pushing it up with the HeatSticks eject button. Then, brush away all the grime with the cleaning brush or cleaning sticks. The insert should catch most of the residue/fallout, but maybe quickly sweep the inside of the HeatSticks heating chamber too, as our test users found that some would remain in there.

How to Use
How To Turn ON/OffClick control button 3 times in rapid succession
for active state, then press and hold control button
Temperature Adjustment?Yes - click the temperature button and choose desired setting

Low - 1 blue LED indicator light
Medium - 2 blue LED indicator lights
High - 3 blue LED indicator lights
Ultra High - red LED indicator lights
Heating Time?4 seconds
Indication that the Heating Process has StartedVibration and LED flashes
Indication that Device is Ready to UseVibration and LED turns solid
Length of Cycle4 minutes
Indication that Device is Powering OffVibration and LED turns off
How to Shut Off DevicePress and hold control button
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)Our test users got 40
How to Check Battery StatusLED light
Locking featureNo
Locking feature indicationN/A
Indicate when Device Needs Cleaning?No
How Often Should You Clean the Device?Daily
Self-Cleaning FunctionYes - Remove HeatSticks heating chamber insert,
press control button for 3 seconds to get to active state,
press and hold control button until LED lights flash red
and blue
Length of Self-Cleaning32 seconds
How to Manually Clean DeviceRemove HeatSticks heating chamber insert, wipe away with cleaning sticks and/or cleaning brush
TroubleshootingSee 'Plugcig B2S Manual' button below

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HeatSticks Overview

The Plugcig 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.


Plugcig B2S Manual



Warranty

It is unknown whether Pluscig B2S comes with a warranty. If youhave any technical difficulties, we would recommend you contact the manufacturer at http://www.pluscig.com/contact/.


SPECS
DevicePlugcig B2S
Kit Price$44USD
Diameters78 x 48 x 25mm
Weight86g
Weight with Packaging208g
MaterialUnknown
Battery TypeLi-ion 2900mAh
Power InputUSB Cable
Charging Time2 hours, 34 minutes
Time it Takes for Device to Heat4 seconds
Maximum Blade Temperature182°C/ 360°F
Temperature AdjustmentYes
How Many Cycles Before Device Needs ChargingOur test users got 40
How Long Does a Cycle Last4 minutes
HeatSticksHEETS/ Marlboro for IQOS
Built-In Cleaning MechanismYes
Can Kit Accessories be Purchased SeparatelyNo
Colors AvailablePink, gold, black
Comparable ToIQOS 3.0 Multi, AYI TT8, Kamry Kecig 4.0
UNBOXING
In the KitDevice
Manual
Quality Control Card
USB Cable
Cleaning Sticks
Cleaning Brush
Small Paper Circles
Manual LanguagesEN, ZHO, JA, KO
Warranty TermsUnknown
FIRST IMPRESSION
How Does It Look?Compact and kind of cute?
How Does It Feel?Flimsy and cheap
Easy To Use?Somewhat
Easy To Clean?Yes
MANUFACTURER OVERVIEW
Release DateUnknown
ManufacturerShenzhen Simeiyue Tech. Co. Ltd.
Location of ManufacturerShenzhen, China
Year in Business2011
Manufacturer WebsiteHere
Impression of Manufacturer's WebsiteGood
Manufacturer Contact Information for Customer ServicePhone: 86-755-23010212-8021

Mobile Phone: 86-135-90351256

Fax: 86-755-23055982
Manufacturer Contact Information for WholesalersPhone: 86-755-23010212-8021

Mobile Phone: 86-135-90351256

Fax: 86-755-23055982
Countries the Manufacturer is Wholesaling toUnknown
Countries the Manufacturer Would Like to Wholesale toUnknown
Full Product Line that the Manufacturer OffersPlugcig B2S, Plugcig P2, Plugcig P3, Plugcig K2, Plugcig V10
Where to Buy Plugcig B2S and other Plugcig products?Here
Shipping and delivery timeVaries based on region

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