If you are reading this article, then you are probably the same “fan” of a not entirely useful habit as I am. In this article, I will tell you why I chose IQOS instead of cigarettes, why I upgraded the device to a new model, how I live with it, and what does 234 days have to do with it.
Points of my story:
Last year, my colleague and I became happy (yes, happy) owners of a device called IQOS. Read about all the impressions and sensations in the article: Independent IQOS test: I won’t go back to cigarettes
There you will learn everything about the tobacco heating system and you can easily “get into the subject” if you hear about this device for the first time.
If there is no time and desire to get a grasp, here are a few main theses:
- it is 90% less harmful than smoking;
- tobacco heats up, but does not burn, therefore there is no smoke and ash;
- you will never smell of cigarette smoke again — you won’t smell at all;
- the process becomes more hygienic and aesthetic.
These conclusions are taken from my personal experience and from the official website iqos.ua
I accepted this device with all the pluses and minuses, and began to live and live, but not to know grief. It all went on exactly until one fine day Philip Morris presented the world with a new generation of its miracle gadgets — IQOS 3 and IQOS 3 Multi.
IQOS 3 and IQOS 3 Multi
Being a person who is greedy for all beautiful things, I carefully studied both devices for a potential purchase and here are my conclusions.
IQOS 3 — why not you. Pros and cons
IQOS 3 is certainly a design masterpiece, if such an epithet is applicable to a device that is designed to replace cigarettes.
This is an improved version of the second generation, in which the company’s engineers took into account all the shortcomings (almost all) that IQOS 2.4 had:
- the stick holder fell out of the case when opening it unsuccessfully — it was fixed with a magnet
- tiring pause between nicotine “approaches” — cut it almost in half
- slightly brutal forms (this is my comment) — made them more sophisticated.
- didn’t like the cleaning keg, so they redid it.
In summary: this is a great device that is definitely recommended for purchase if you have long wanted to jump off cigarettes and try something radically different.
But what about my case? Do I already have an IQOS?
I’ll be lying if I say that my first desire was not “I want him!!!” But then I weighed everything for myself: The cost of this copy is 3,500 hryvnia, which would not stop me if I were at the beginning of my IQOS path, but I already have a device, and the technology itself remains the same. Yes, and my IQOS 2 felt great. In addition, although the charging pause has decreased, it still remains.
But I was not left without a purchase, otherwise, this article would not exist. I considered everything that I lacked in this model in another. And that’s why IQOS 3 Multi.
IQOS 3 Multi — I choose you
I am 100% visual and if a thing is beautiful, I need it. I could stop there, but I want you to understand my feelings.
IQOS 3 Multi is a device that, in terms of external qualities, is in no way inferior to its fellow, it is very beautiful and elegant, but I chose it not only for this.
Here are a few practical and emotional points that have become fundamental for me, as an experienced user (the most important for me is number 3):
- Design. The model received a one-piece body without a charging case. Personally, it reminded me of a glasses case that seemed to me as a secret agent device as a child, which is probably why it impressed me so much. The shades of the models are just beautiful, I settled on gold, which you can see in the photo. In addition to gold, there are also: white, black and blue colors. The graphite finish looks amazing. On the side of the device is an activation button, which I liked more than in the old model. The hole for the hits is closed with a drop-shaped overlay. For me personally, this design is perfect, it has no flaws and it looks very expensive.
- Interaction. IQOS Multi does not have a charging case, which saves you from having to return the device to its place. By the way, I often forget about it and get very upset when “the time has come”, and the device tells me: “no”. The battery is built into the body of the device, and the charging socket is located at the bottom. To insert the stick into the heating hole, you need to slide the lid off — I like this moment, but I like the next step even more. So I took my legitimate 12 “breaths” and now I need to get the stick. To do this, you need to lift the lid of the device, which then itself returns to its place, thanks to the magnet — a terribly pleasant moment. I did not like the barrel for cleaning the device — in the third generation models it became thin and convenient. I generally wear it on my keys.
- TEN. That’s how many sticks you can use without wasting time recharging. This solves the main drawback of the other two devices, in my eyes. I’m not a heavy smoker, but there are moments when the soul just needs to give her a double dose of nicotine, I’m sure that you have had such moments too. And when you stand and wait for this second dose for several minutes, it really knocks you down. Right there, I can use at least 10 sticks in a row, even though this is my standard daily dose. At the end of the day, I just leave the device on charge and turn it off in the morning, even though it only takes 75 minutes to fully charge.
- Price. The device, although it costs more than my first IQOS — 3000 hryvnias, is still cheaper than IQOS 3 — you can buy it on the official website of the company in the IQOS Multi section
IQOS packaging and service
I deliberately put this as a separate section, because this plus of the company is common to all its products — this is user experience.
When unpacking the device, you are left with the feeling that you are discovering something very expensive, much more expensive than you paid — this is also a very pleasant moment that perfectly alleviates the pain of parting with money.
IMPORTANT! If you decide to buy ICOS, and no matter what model — do not go to the store to get it — order it on the website. It will be brought to you by a handsome young man, in a beautiful car, and not by a tired courier with a sad face and wrinkled clothes — this really makes you feel special. It works for me.
Emotional conclusions and 234 days
IQOS 3 Multi is a great device for those who decide to change cigarettes
for something less harmful and smelly. Of course, for those who like to think about life with IQOS in their hands, 10 charges may seem a little, but for such a case there is always the company’s flagship — IQOS 3. It will be a great addition if you have already bought yourself IKOS 2, but the desire to increase the comfort of use and pleasure from the process didn’t leave you. You go on a long journey — you take a classic model, you go to work — IQOS Multi. That’s exactly what I do.
Well, since you have read this article to the end, here is a story about 234 days for you. Never been in Alcoholics Anonymous or worse. But for some reason I remember this date clearly, exactly 234 days ago I smoked my last cigarette and discovered a device called IQOS, which I am incredibly glad about. Trite, you say, well, yes — I will answer.
The opinion of the editors may not coincide with the opinion of the author of the article.