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So iQOS DUO arrived

So, finally my IQOS Duo arrived and in color copper, a really nice device and no problem so far when using it so I guess I actually got a 100% working device. As you all know when I buy electronics I usually always need to replace the first one (Phones, TV, DVD, BlueRay, Iqos, computers etc).

Then if you really need a IQOS Duo is antoher thing. But I guess when out taking a glass with friends it might be very useful even if it also need to be charged more frequently if using the double use function.

Nevertheless, its here and I have it… My gift to myself.

And as always when i write about Iqos, I do not have any connection to Philip Morris, Heets or Iqos, I am only a user of the devise.


A day out

Thinking about it, stay in, do nothing, watch tv… No I decided to go out and at least see some people, and as always listen to other peoples conversations (I see it as learning French).

So a few beers and smoking. As you know I have gone from real smoking to IQOS, and again the only thing I wish IQOS will try to find is a HEET tasting like real cigarette smoking. The HEETs on the market do not have the “taste”, but I go for it.

And tomorrow is the last day of 2019, almost do not believe it.


IQOS experience III

So, the IQOS testing still going on, still no “real” cigarettes so it works to take the edge of the nicotine addiction for sure. But the HEETS sticks is still a problem, the menthol ones “Label Blue” is still my favorite cause it feels like smoking when you inhale, but the menthol taste do not work with drinks. I don’t like beer tasting toothpaste or a nice cold Aperol Spritz being taken over of menthol. I think Philip Morris need to find a better “tobacco” taste cause the Amber- and Sienna labels do not taste much.

But I am also happy to find out that the first IQOS device I bought was a bad device, as you find out on the picture I bought a new cap to my IQOS 3, yes I now have a “Swedish” IQOS – The old yellow and blue (no, its Swedish not Ukrainian).

The Heet stick did not go down to the line on my first IQOS 3, with the new cap it does… So it wasn’t me, it was the device.

I also have an idea for the manufactures of the IQOS but I need to update it first before I present this to the world.

Again, I have no attachments to Philip Morris, IQOS or HEETS, I am a consumer and do not get paid to write about IQOS. And if you don’t smoke remember that even vaping is bad for your health and there is no reason to ever start.



The iqos experience – Part II

I promised to get back on the IQOS experience and the Heating sticks, “Heets” now when I tried IQOS for a while. Again, I am not hired, payed or work for IQOS or Philip Morris – this is a true consumer report. And remember, no one under 18 years old should ever try to smoke OR if you never smoked before… Why even start, it is a addiction so hands off boys and girls.

So far I have tried the sticks: Bronze, Sienna, Amber, Blue and Turquoise said to be (in the same order) Cigarr, strong tobacco, Marlboro like, Strong Menthol and Menthol.

Bronze, for me, do not taste much at all so I kind of dropped the Bronze label after just trying them while Sienna have a bit more taste of tobacco but I can’t call it strong. Best or shall I say most reminding of a “real” cigarette is the Amber Label, I still wish for a more tobacco flavored heating stick but Amber works. And for me who like the taste of a smoke together with a coffee or a drink or beer this is my choice for a night out or with the coffee after dinner.

The best result tho’ is the Label Blue (I don’t understand why there is a Blue and a Turquoise cause it’s not a big difference even if the Blue Label offers a bit stronger menthol taste). I did not smoke menthol cigarettes cause they gave me a terrible headache if only smoking menthol but sometimes it was a nice taste. But as with normal cigarettes menthol takes over and don’t work well with coffee or a beer. So the best is to have two choices with you. I have no problem to use the Blue label all the time apart from those times I like the combination of a smoke together with something else. Also the first one in the morning a real cigarette taste is for me to prefer.

So for now I go with Amber and Blue to my IQOS devises and let us see if I can keep my hands off from the real stuff and continue with IQOS. Again the downside is the charging of the device and sometimes you might need to buy a package of cigarettes cause you run out of power in you devices cause IQOS is not initial cheap and with a around 2 year battery life cycle before you need to buy a new one… Here Philip Morris must come up with something smart to recycle the device. Send your old IQOS in when the battery is dead and get a discount on the new one.

Let’s see what they come up with


My iqos experience

So, going from real cigarettes to a “healthier” option is a jungle, zoo have so many different options from electronics with liquids to different pods or in the case of IQOS the heating sticks.

I have tried the X-Smoke before, looking like a cigarette but a bit heavier and thicker which at the beginning don+t give a realistic feeling. But over all a good smell free and for people around not even noticing that you vape.

But moving to France IQOS is, beside the liquid options, the most popular option so I decided to try IQOS out and bought 2 devices and one of each flavor of heating sticks to find the taste most reminding of real tobacco. In tis blog post I will talk only about the devices and tomorrow lets talk taste.

The downside with electronics is the fact that you need to charge them so my reason for buying two devices is to have one more practical (IQOS 3.0) and one more for daily use and most important going out having a drink, you don’t want to end up with a non charges tobacco device when you are out with friends have a glass of most likely alcoholic beverages.

IQOS 3.0 – A amazing piece of design, looks amazing and feel light in your hand a master piece really when it comes to design of different electronic tobacco devices. But its only charged for around 10 “smokes” before you need a re-charge. So its really not a practical option for a night out. Its also a puzzle to add the heating stick cause the devices place for the heating stick is not as deep so you cannot push the stick down to the mark on the stick and if you force it the device malfunction. But when you learned from you mistakes and know when to stop the IQOS 3.0 works like a clock and again, it looks amazing.

IQOS 3 Multi – The more powerful option, made to have in your pocket and manage around 20 smokes before the need of recharging. But its also more fragile than the IQOS 3.0 cause by the “cap” you need to push up when taking the heating stick out after use. Taking the cap off you can see a small button on the inside which must be pushed in to “close” the lid on the device. This button do not always work and you notice this cause the small lid is not closing automatically. Its a easy fix (but really cumbersome to need to carry around a little stick to push it) and when poked it with a tooth stick or similar it works again until next time it get stuck.

This problem might be cause my device might have a problem and not happen to anyone else but its worth mention. Over all the lid is loose and don’t stay firmly in place. Something not happening to the IQOS 3.0 device.

Hopefully the IQOS Partner (service places) can change the lid to a new one and this will solve this problem. But I not have any service place close so I might never go there and fix it since the device work most of times.

I also wish the heating sticks was a tad longer cause you really need to use more than one when you are out having a beer and socialize. The IQOS Multi can be charged with a new stick directly but not the more expensive IQOS 3.0 which is strange.

Judging from my own, now 2 week experience, IQOS works out well as a non smoking option if you like to go from real cigarettes to a “healthier” option (NOTE: I say healthier, not healthy, cause its never good to inhale anything else than oxygen). But I also all the time have one package of real cigarettes with me if I cannot find a charge place or if my power bank already used for charging IQOS or the mobile. But so far I have not needed to open that package of real cigarettes which is a plus.

And I might change my opinion on the IQOS 3 Multi if the lid problem is solved but for now if I need to recommend something I would go for two IQOS 3.0 instead and bring them both fully charged at the beginning of the day or when going out and use number two when charging the main device or be able to switch and use two heating sticks in a row. But I do hope the Multi will work better after being checked.

But the fact is you need the device, heating sticks, charger, power bank, packeting of real cigarettes if the device malfunction or need charging and cleaning tools with you, most of them all the time (cleaning tools can be left at home). And for me with the multi problem I also need tooth sticks to be able to fix the problem with the closing button in the lid. So its a lot of thing to carry around if you cannot trust the device to work 100% a complete day or night out.

But over all I think IQOS is a good device but it takes a while to change your mindset on how to smoke.

NOTE: This is not advertise I do not have any links to the manufactures of IQOS or X-Smoke, I am a consumer

You can read more about the IQOS here Its the French IQOS site but you can easy find your country version if you look for it.