Name: Zing (Ipha) – Starter kit – received by Vaporoso

Type: Vape Pen/Pod Mod

Colors: Black, Silver, Grey, Colorful, Blue, Red

Price: ~ € 15


From the Ipha brand comes a very light starter kit, Zing

The product I’m going to present today is part of the wide category of vape starter kits, intended for those who are about to buy for the first time an electronic cigarette. Zing, this is the name of the e-cig that I am going to review, is manufactured by Ipha, a small and new Chinese company that has only recently appeared on the e-cig market.

I begin my story as usual by explaining the contents of the packaging.

IN THE BOX

1 x Zing Mod
1 x Self-fill Pod 0,8 ohm coil
1 x USB cable
1 x User manual

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

The many entry level products existing in vaping, for simplicity, are generally classified according to their characteristics and/or their shape. In the case of Zing we are faced with an e-cig that can be defined at the same time as a vape pen (for its shape) and a pod mod for the presence of a refill cartridge. The Zing is made of aluminum and has an elegant felt-tip pen shape, with good finishes and a color with a pleasant satin effect. Its lightness deceives a little, returning a feeling of constructive quality not at the highest levels, but in reality the e-cig is well done, especially in relation to the market segment in which it is positioned. Even the insertion of the cartridge in the battery body is precise and in perfect continuity with the lines of the battery, without annoying protrusions or cracks along the perimeter of contact.

FEATURES

Zing is a kit designed specifically for those who have to buy their first electronic cigarette and therefore, with good reason, the manufacturer has designed it to be used with extreme ease, thus equipping it with very few features. Zing with a height of 108.5 mm, a width of 20 mm, a depth of 12 mm and a total weight of only 17 grams, is an extremely handy and easily transportable device. This device has a battery (integrated) with a capacity of 350 mAh. If it is true that on the one hand the battery capacity is rather modest, it is equally true that the recharging cycle is completed in just over 20 minutes.

Zing does not have an on/off button because it has a very practical automatic puff. On the battery shell there is only a led light that indicates the battery charge level (white light for a charge between 100% and 20% and red light for a charge of less than 20%).

The indicator light also provides indications about the charging status when the device is connected via USB cable: a white light flashes intermittently under charge; when the charge is finished, the white light flashes twenty times and then turns off permanently.

Regarding the cartridge characteristics, it must be said that it is a 2 ml pod with a built-in 316 stainless steel of 0.8 ohm coil. The device is set for a constant power of 8W delivery. An important function present on Zing is the dry hit protection, which consists in blocking the device when the e-liquid level inside the cartridge is insufficient and is therefore about to run out; in this case, after flashing red light four times, the electronic cigarette turns off completely.

Summing up and as widely predictable, we observed that the Zing functions are very limited, because Zing wants and must be the first e-cig for all those who have decided to quit with traditional smoking. In my opinion however, despite the size and weight are perfect for a first starter kit, the battery capacity is quite limited and the charge level indicator is too rough and not suitable to adequately support the vaper, given that with white light the battery could be close to 100% charge as well as around 20%.

COILING, WICKING AND FILLING

The Zing pod is well made and equipped with a closing cap that once lifted allows you to proceed with the operations of e-liquid refill. Under the cap there are two small holes with which to proceed with the refill: one of the two holes will be chosen and the other will automatically act as a hole for the air vent, to prevent the e-liquid escape from the cartridge. The operation is very simple even if the two refill holes are so small that in some circumstances (not always) the venting action does not work properly.

PERFORMANCES AND FLAVOUR

From an aromatic point of view Zing’s performances are certainly good, especially if compared to the performances of its direct competitors; certainly they cannot compete with other more advanced types of pod mods, especially those with complex replaceable headcoils, but in fact they are other kinds of devices. Zing has a good aromatic yield and a good versatility in its little one, which translates into being efficient with different types of e-liquids, especially with fresh e-juices, fruity and tobacco ones, while it has shown some limitations with creamy e-juices more structured, due to its tendency to compress the aromatic range of complex bouquets with more aromatic nuances. The shot is a classic MTL vape shot with a moderate but fair hit, if you think it only delivers 8 watts; for this reason the manufacturer suggests its use with nicotine salt e-liquids.

TO CONCLUDE

The Zing starter kit by the company Ipha, although it has some undisputed qualities such as design, build quality, portability and good aromatic performance, has however also shown some limits, above all the indicator of the remaining charge level of the battery and its same limited capacity at only 350 mAh. It is a product that thanks to the ridiculous price is advisable to those who are about to buy their first ever electronic cigarette.

Suggested to: newbies vapers.

  • 6/10
    In the Box - 6/10
  • 8.5/10
    Design & Build Quality - 8.5/10
  • 6.5/10
    Features - 6.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Coiling, Wicking and Filling - 8.5/10
  • 7.5/10
    Performances and Flavour - 7.5/10
7.4/10

  • 6/10
    In the Box - 6/10
  • 8.5/10
    Design & Build Quality - 8.5/10
  • 6.5/10
    Features - 6.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Coiling, Wicking and Filling - 8.5/10
  • 7.5/10
    Performances and Flavour - 7.5/10
7.4/10