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REVIEW BY BENEDICT ‘NED’ JONES All of the IQ devices up to now have been tiny pod systems, but the One is a little different, falling somewhere between pod system and mod in form factor. Device Specifications: Dimensions: 103 x 33.8 x 17.9mm Weight: 111g Construction: Zinc alloy, polycarbonate, PA leather Battery capacity: 1100mAh internal cell E-liquid capacity: 2ml - Great vape quality - Good build quality - Battery Life Build quality is absolutely top notch. The zinc alloy frame gives the device a very sturdy feel, along with a reassuring weight, which results in an unmistakably premium feel in the hand. The device is available in a variety of finishes, but our silver unit with black imitation leather is particularly fetching and wouldn’t look out of place in any professional’s daily essentials. This is certainly not a small pod system and at 111g it’s not light either, but this extra mass is used properly with a huge 1100mAh internal cell. Many pod systems fall short on battery life and that’s simply not going to be a problem, even for heavy users. This device takes the ‘psuedo-pod’ approach when it comes to the design. Coils can be replaced in the 2ml polycarbonate pod, which means lower running costs as there’s less material to replace each time you need a fresh atomizer. Filling is as convenient as it gets, a removable stopper reveals a large fill port which allows for mess free filling from the top. Other pod makers should take note of this method as it makes day-to-day use of the One a breeze. The 0.8Ohm coils that were provided for testing were very impressive. An airflow ring at the base of the coil allows for some adjustment, but at any setting this is still a mouth-to-lung (MTL) experience. Wide open, it’s comparable to many other modern MTL devices and closed down it gives that super restricted old-school MTL draw that veteran vapers often look for. Regardless of airflow setting, the One gives a satisfying, warm vape with very good flavour and no ramp up time. These coil heads may be tiny, but they vape more like a fully-fledged MTL tank, such as the Aspire Nautilus. Since the One is a bit larger than other pod systems, you would expect battery life to be great, and I’m happy to report that it is. The 1100mAh cell is a real trooper. Loaded up with 20mg/ml nic salts, I was getting almost 2 full days of use on a single charge, which is unheard of amongst pod systems and makes this a great choice for vapers who can’t always get access to a charging point. I also noticed that there’s virtually no drop off in performance, until the battery is almost fully drained. The only thing that’s missing from the One is variable power. This is by no means a deal breaker, since the single setting provides a great experience, but this is a feature that other, smaller pod systems have in 2019. The Hangsen IQ One is a brilliant piece of kit. Any pod user who is willing to go for a device that’s slightly larger will be impressed with this. 142 | VAPER EXPO SHOWGUIDE