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Eleaf IORE LITE 2 Review: A Cheap Beginner Device

Eleaf IORE LITE 2

3.7/5

7.5

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Design — 8.0
Build Quality — 6.0
Pods — 8.0
Performance — 8.0
Flavor — 8.0
Battery Life — 7.0

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Our Verdict

The IORE LITE 2 is a simple pod vape that offers extreme ease of use and good flavor, but I wouldn’t use it as an everyday device. The problems that it has aren’t exactly deal breaking, but with so many close-to-perfect pod vape options out there, why would you choose one with minor, but frustrating, faults? Well, the IORE LITE 2 is only $7.99, so you actually don’t have much to lose.

I can maybe see the IORE LITE 2 being good as a cheap beginner vape for someone who wants to see what vaping is all about. It’s only $7.99, but even they might get frustrated and say “forget vaping” due to the abrupt dying of the battery and leaking/gurgling.

I like this device, believe me, I do. The simplicity, lightweight, and good flavor are all great features of the IORE LITE 2. I actually enjoyed using it, although you might not think so from this verdict. But I received this sample for free, and it’s also not the only vape that I have on-hand. It’s my job to think of how other people will feel about a device, and I just don’t think that it’s worth having the IORE LITE 2 as your only/main vape. For the price though, it’s worth grabbing as a backup or secondary device.

It’s worth restating that my unit is marked as a sample and so some things might change for the production version. The single color battery indicator will likely stay the same, but maybe Eleaf will do something about the leaking and gurgling for the production versions.

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The Eleaf IORE LITE 2 is the follow-up to the IORE LITE. It’s also the smaller, lighter brother of the IORE Prime. One of the main selling points of this pod device is that it only weighs around 30g, but still offers a good MTL vaping experience, a maximum wattage output of 12W, and a 490mAh battery that recharges with Type-C charging; good specs for a small and light device.

The IORE LITE 2 uses pods with built-in coils that will hold up to 2ml of ejuice. You get one pod included with the device which is a 1.0Ω mesh pod. Eleaf says that this pod can be refilled up to 10 times without losing flavor. If true, this would make it quite an economical device to use.

Is the IORE LITE 2 worth your money? I’ll go over the design, specs, and performance in this review so that you can decide for yourself.


Box Contents

  • 1 X IORE LITE 2 Battery
  • 1 X IORE LITE 2 Pod (1.0Ω)
  • 1 X User Manual
  • 1 X Warranty Card

Specifications

  • Size: 103mm x 25mm x 14mm
  • Weight: ~30g
  • Pod Capacity: 2ml
  • Uses Pods with Built-in Coils
  • Draw activated
  • MTL draw
  • Battery Size: 490mAh
  • Max Wattage: 12W
  • Charging: Type-C

Design & Build Quality

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The IORE LITE 2 is a simple pod vape with an equally simple and clean design. The outer shell is made of lightweight plastic which gives it a weight of only ~30g. It feels featherlight in the hand and it’s barely noticeable in a pocket. It’s also quite compact too at 103mm tall, 25mm wide, and 14mm deep.

The lightweight plastic body seems durable and so far I haven’t had it crack or break, even after dropping it a few times. The body flexes if you squeeze it though, so it’s not the thickest or hardest plastic by any means. It’s holding up so far, but I would hate to see what happens if I were to accidentally sit down with it in my back pocket.

The white color that I’m using looks clean, with IORE LITE 2 printed on the front and ELEAF printed on the back, both in silver. My unit is also marked as a sample, so there’s the possibility that some minor details change in the production version but major changes are unlikely.

The IORE LITE 2 is available in five different colors: Pink, Black, White, Greenery (?), and Blue. One of these color names is not the same as the rest, can you spot the outlier?

Where the pod meets the battery has an interesting design that I really like. The sides of the device are curved to be a bit lower than the front or back, which gives the pod connection area a unique look.

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You get one pod with the IORE LITE 2.  Ideally, I like to see devices come with at least 2 pods (just in case one is a dude or you burn one of them), so this device loses points from me here. The pod that you get is a 1.0Ω mesh pod with the coil built in. This coil is non-removable so once the pod starts to lose flavor or tastes burnt, you’ll have to replace it with a whole new pod.

The pod attaches magnetically and the magnets are nice and strong. There’s basically no wiggle when the pod is attached and it sits sturdily in place. When seated in the battery, the top half of the pod is still visible. It’s not easy to see the contents inside though because the pod is tinted, so you have to hold it up to the light in order to check your ejuice level.

The fill port is on the side of the pod, towards the bottom, so you can’t fill it while it’s inserted. To fill the pod, remove it from the battery and unplug the rubber stopper. The fill hole is large and circular and easily allows you to insert bottle tips of all sizes. Once filled up, ensure that the rubber stopper is reinserted fully. If it’s your first time filling the pod, wait five minutes before vaping to allow the cotton time to properly absorb the eliquid.


Features

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The IORE LITE 2 is about as simple as pod vapes come, so there aren’t any features to mention, only specifications. There’s no adjustable wattage but this device will fire at up to 12W with a full battery. As the battery dies, the wattage output will decrease.

Vaping is as simple as inhaling on the pod. There’s no button that you have to press to vape; draw activated vaping is the only way to use this device.

The IORE LITE 2 packs a 490mAh battery inside of its light and compact body. I get a day of vaping, on average, from a full charge. That’s not great, but it’s about what I expected from such a small battery. My suggestion is to charge the battery halfway through the day though, because the draw gets pretty weak when the battery is nearly dead.

The small LED indicator on the front of the device lights up when you vape, but it only lights up in one color, white. There’s no warning when the battery is going to die and the light will just start flashing and cease to fire when the battery is dead. You have to pay close attention to how the draw feels because if you don’t, the IORE LITE 2 will die on you without warning.

The Type-C charging port is located on the bottom of the device. The light will remain lit while it charges and turn off when fully charged.

That’s all there is to say about the “features”. The IORE LITE 2 is a true beginners device that you can fill, vape with, and be content with. But again, be mindful of the small battery and charge it when the draw starts feeling weak.


Performance

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Although it’s a very simple device, the IORE LITE 2 is a device that I enjoyed using. Even though I prefer to have more options with my vapes, like adjustable airflow at the minimum, the power output and draw of this device are nice how they are. I do have some complaints, but I’ll start with the positives.

The mesh coil pod that ELEAF is using for the IORE LITE 2 is surprisingly good. It produces good flavor from my ejuices and the flavor holds up, refill after refill. The MTL draw is a little on the looser side, but enjoyable all the same.

Those are the positives. As for the negatives, one big one is the draw getting so much weaker as the battery dies that I started charging it before the battery was completely dead. The LED indicator not giving any warning is also frustrating. I mean, it’s 2023. Eleaf really couldn’t manage a three color LED for this device?

I also had some gurgling and leaking which started after my second refill of the pod. Ejuice ended up all on the sides of the pod but there wasn’t any major leaking at least. As for the gurgling, it comes and goes but seems to be related to the leaking as they seem to happen together.


Verdict

The IORE LITE 2 is a simple pod vape that offers extreme ease of use and good flavor, but I wouldn’t use it as an everyday device. The problems that it has aren’t exactly deal breaking, but with so many close-to-perfect pod vape options out there, why would you choose one with minor, but frustrating, faults? Well, the IORE LITE 2 is only $7.99, so you actually don’t have much to lose.

I can maybe see the IORE LITE 2 being good as a cheap beginner vape for someone who wants to see what vaping is all about. It’s only $7.99, but even they might get frustrated and say “forget vaping” due to the abrupt dying of the battery and leaking/gurgling.

I like this device, believe me, I do. The simplicity, lightweight, and good flavor are all great features of the IORE LITE 2. I actually enjoyed using it, although you might not think so from this verdict. But I received this sample for free, and it’s also not the only vape that I have on-hand. It’s my job to think of how other people will feel about a device, and I just don’t think that it’s worth having the IORE LITE 2 as your only/main vape. For the price though, it’s worth grabbing as a backup or secondary device.

It’s worth restating that my unit is marked as a sample and so some things might change for the production version. The single color battery indicator will likely stay the same, but maybe Eleaf will do something about the leaking and gurgling for the production versions.

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Robert Barnes

Robert is the Senior Editor for News and Reviews here at Versed Vaper. Robert previously worked in tech journalism and even wrote commercials. Initially, he joined our team to cover important vaping industry news. Now, he oversees and produces news, reviews, and deals content across a wide variety of topics ranging from law and policy changes, ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems) products and Cannabis and CBD vaping products. When he’s not keeping track of all the latest vaping trends, he can most likely be found marathoning television series or playing with his awesome dog, Lupa.

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