Eleaf iStick Rim C 80W TC Mod

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  1. Timbo

    Timbo Well-Known Member

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    Hi Vaping Insider members, In this review i take a look at the iStick Rim C 80W TC Mod from Eleaf. The Eleaf iStick Rim C 80W TC Mod was supplied for the purpose of this review by Pearl from Cigabuy.

    https://www.cigabuy.com/authentic-eleaf-...16736.html

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    Introduction

    The iStick Rim C is the latest iStick device from Eleaf and the upgraded version of the iStick Rim. The Rim C accommodates an 18650 battery unlike it's predecessor which had an in-built battery but has the same 80W top Wattage. Another upgrade to the Mod is the Rim C has a full TC suit as the Rim was a power mode only device. The Rim also has a TYPE-C interface and supported by QC3.0/PD3.0 charging protocol. The Rim C maintains the same form factor and in-moulding label technology but more toned down designs which will appeal to most, let's give it a look!

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    In The Box

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    Contents:

    1 x iStick Rim C
    1 x QC3.0 USB Cable
    1 x User Manual
    1 x Warranty Card
    1 x Battery Safety Card

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    Aesthetics and Ergonomics

    The iStick Rim C came in the usual Eleaf style of cardboard packaging, i received the White design, the colour/design options are Matte Black, Obsidian Blue, Gradient Red, Rainbow, Gradient Blue and White. The finish is achieved using IML technology, the material is rubber followed by a printed pattern then a protective clear film coating giving a glossy and very durable finish.

    The device is almost round shaped making it very ergonomic with a rubber panel on the spine for grip. The face has a Chrome panel which houses a large pill shaped fire button top followed by the screen, then below the screen we have the two round navigational buttons lined up vertically, finally underneath the navigational buttons is the Type C USB port. Up top we have the 510 platform with Gold plated, spring loaded 510.

    The device is very nicely made, very ergonomic and in my opinion most of the colour/design options are very aesthetically pleasing. With it only weighing 79g without a battery even once a battery is fitted it's very light making it ideal for when you are out and about!

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    iStick Rim C Specs and Features:

    Size: 35 x 29.5 x 82mm
    Weight: 79g
    Battery type: 1 x 18650 battery (not included)
    Output wattage: 1-80W
    Resistance range: 0.05-3.0ohm
    Input Voltage: DC 5V
    Charging port: Type-C
    Lightweight with amazing hand feel
    Type-C charging port with 2A fast charge
    Distinctive in Moulding Label(IML) Technology
    Thread: 510
    Colour/Designs: Matte Black, Obsidian Blue, Gradient Red, Rainbow, Gradient Blue, White

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    Fitting The Battery

    The iStick Rim C accommodates a single 18650 battery which is fitted by removing the side panel. The panel which is removable has a little slot notch at the base to get your fingernail into and off she comes.

    The panel is secured by one large vertical magnet to the side and one horizontally positioned magnet at the top, the panel snaps shut secure and we have absolutely no play whatsoever, cracking job!

    We also have a ribbon for easy battery removal but yet again orientation is labelled Black on black, this needs to be White or at least have more contrast so it's more visible!

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    The Display

    The Display is old school and in keeping with other iStick devices displaying just the basic information. To the left we have the horizontal battery status bar, next to this is the resistance top and the selected subpara bottom. The subpara options are puff counter, time of vape or volts, the right side of the screen displays the wattage in large font.

    The display is very bright and sharp allowing even the small font to be read without difficulty.

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    Navigating The iStick Rim C

    I have always found the iStick devices very easy to navigate and the Rim C has the usual old school Eleaf menu system. To turn the device on and off is 5 clicks of the fire button and when turning on it goes to the main display instantly with no boot up time. Pressing up and down together locks and unlocks the navigational buttons but the device will still fire. To change modes is 3 clicks of the fire button which displays the current mode then we can scroll through the options which are Wattage, Bypass, Temperature Ni, Temperature Ti, Temperature SS followed by 3 temperature memory slots. To enter the menu you need to press up and fire simultaneously which brings up the usual row of icons you can scroll through (they round robin). The first icon is exit which takes you back to the main screen then the next icon is the subpara where you can choose whether you want puffs, time vaped or volts displayed on the screen. The next icon is for turning stealth mode on or off then we have where we can select pre-hest and set the wattage and duration. Next is timeout options followed by hardware and firmware information, finally the last icon when selected shows the voltage on the battery. When adjusting wattage it alters in 0.1W increments up to 20W (for fine tuning MTL vaping) and then switches to 1W increments up to 80W. When in TC you enter the menu the same way but now we get another couple of extra icons which are for TC specific settings. That's it, so simple.

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    Protections:

    The iStick Rim C has all the usual safety protections which include the following:

    Reverse Polarity Protection
    Over-Time Protection
    Short Circuit Protection
    Over-Current Protection
    Over-Charge Protection
    Over-Discharge Protection

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    My Experience Using The iStick Rim C

    The iStick rim C i really enjoyed using as an out and about device, it slips in the pocket and gets swallowed up in the hand when using, but must state i only used it in power mode so wouldn't know how the device fairs using TC. The fire button is easy to feel and very clicky and fires without noticeable delay, like every iStick device i have used it just behaved very reliably.

    The upgrade of now accommodating an 18650 battery will interest those that liked the look of the original Rim but were put off by the in-built battery, the simple menu system makes the device quite efficient giving full value for the fitted 18650. Eleaf i believe were the first main manufacturer that switched to a TYPE-C USB interface that is supported by QC3.0/PD3.0 charging protocol allowing the battery to be charged very quickly although i still recommend charging in an external charger.

    The iStick Rim accommodates up to a 26mm atty without overhang so pretty much any atty i can think of that suits an 80W device will fit no problem, it's also firmware upgradeable.

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    Likes

    Very well made device
    Aesthetically appealing (my opinion)
    6 Colour/Design options
    Durable finish (IM labelling)
    Very ergonomic
    Pocket friendly
    Light
    User friendly simple device
    Old school display
    Display sharp and bright
    Battery panel very secure
    Battery ribbon fitted
    TYPE-C interface and supported by QC3.0/PD3.0 charging protocol
    Full TC Suit (not tested)
    26mm atty's without overhang
    Efficient
    Nice easy to feel clicky fire button (fires without delay)
    Worked very reliably


    Cons

    Not for high wattage users
    Single battery (half the capacity of dual battery device)
    No Custom curves feature (only a con if you like this feature)
    Black on Black labelled orientation

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    I would once again like to thank Pearl from Cigabuy for supplying the Eleaf iStick Rim C 80W TC Mod for the purpose of this review.

    https://www.cigabuy.com/authentic-eleaf-...16736.html

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  2. Whiskey

    Whiskey The TCIC Staff Member Moderator 2 year member Head of Giveaways

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    Great review Timbo!!!:emoji_sunglasses::emoji_thumbsup::emoji_thumbsup:
     
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  3. Timbo

    Timbo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Whiskey!
     
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  4. Nailz

    Nailz 2 year member

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    Thanks for the review, not been a eleaf fan, but like the look of this rim-c though :)
     
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  5. Timbo

    Timbo Well-Known Member

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    Whether it's their iStick range or the Pico they just are very reliable and keep going!
     
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    Nailz 2 year member

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    Yea my wife has 4 Pico's, they look beat to hell, but still keep going.
     
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