Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit | Review

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Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit | Review

Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

Eleaf has released a lot of devices into the Pico family, but we’ve had to wait a very long time to see an update to the Pico Squeeze. The Pico Squeeze 2, features a new regulated chipset that can fire at up to 100W, support for Temperature Control, and there’s also an OLED display.

In essence, the Pico Squeeze 2 is a larger, more powerful, and more feature-filled device than its predecessor.

Also included with the kit is upgrade on the original Coral RDA.

The Coral 2 RDA is designed for use with single coils and features a single airflow slot and comes with a bottom-feeding squonk pin.

The Good

Clean, unfussy looks, good build quality, various battery options, improved chipset performance, and includes an above average RDA.

The Bad

Awkward fire button placement, small screen, lacking power curves and it’s quite a heavy device.

The Bottom Line

The Pico Squeeze 2 has all the improvements that were required over the original Squeeze. It can use 21700 batteries, comes with a good performing regulated board, an OLED display, and has an improved squonk bottle. It has excellent build quality, but it is a hefty device. A very good and complete single battery squonk kit.

8.0

Disclosure: This product was sent to us by Eleaf for the purpose of this review.

Specs

Pico Squeeze 2:

  • Size: 78mm by 56mm by 28mm
  • Regulated Squonker: Avatar Chipset
  • Power Mode, Bypass Mode, VW Mode
  • Fires at up to 100W
  • Temperature Control Mode
  • Ni200, Titanium, and SS316 Stainless Steel Compatibility
  • 0.49″ OLED Display
  • Puff time & Puff Counter
  • 8ml Squonk Bottle
  • Colored LED Bottle Illumination
  • Powered by a Single High-Amp 21700/18650 Battery (Must use Adapter for 18650)
  • Numerous Battery Safety Protections

Coral 2 RDA:

  • 24mm Diameter
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Two Post, Single Coil Build Deck
  • One Slot, Adjustable Airflow
  • 810 Wide Bore Drip Tip
  • Includes Solid 510 Pin & Bottom Feeding Squonk Pin

In the Box

  • 1 x Pico Squeeze 2 Squonk Mod
  • 1 x Coral 2 RDA
  • 2 x 0.2ohm Clapton Coils
  • 1 x Cotton
  • 1 x Battery Adapter
  • 1 x Micro-USB Cable
  • Spare Parts
  • User Manual
Design7.5
Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

The Pico Squeeze 2 features a simple 3 button layout. There are the +/- adjustment keys located on the front bottom of the device, beneath the screen. The buttons are designed in a rocker switch style in a circle, with each button represented by half of the circle. It’s not a great design, and leads to some frustration when adjusting the wattage or settings, as the buttons are too close together. I would have preferred to see two separate buttons for greater usability.

The fire button is another strange one. It’s located on the back topside of the device. It seems like it’s designed to be fired with your thumb, as that’s where it feels the most comfortable. That does pose an issue, as you need to hold the device with the screen and adjustment buttons facing your palm. I see why they have designed it this way, as realistically it was the only place left for the fire button, and you do get used to it after a while, like with other devices, but I still view it as a slight design flaw.

The OLED display on the Pico Squeeze 2 is not the greatest. It’s just too small, measuring a measly 0.49”. However, it still does an ok job of displaying all of the information you need, the font is crisp and clear enough to read, but the light can be a little dim.

Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

One thing they have improved in the Pico Squueze 2 is the squonk bottle, this time it’s a nice squishy silicon. It’s 8ml in capacity and has a decent top cap, which actually features a rather large cutout which is off-center. This enables it to correctly align with the feeding tube/rod and connected plug. Yes, Eleaf has kept the same connection method that we’ve seen previously, but this one works well because of the improved bottle.

To access the squonk bottle, there is a housing section or plate that’s connected via magnets. It only requires a gentle pull down and outwards to remove it. There’s a little tab at the top as well, so when you re-connect it that needs to line up, it also helps holds it in place reasonably sturdily.

The Squeeze 2 does have another touch of flair over its predecessor. It features a colored LED light located behind the squonk bottle. This illuminates through the bottle so you can see your juice level clearly (like the Hotcig RSQ), and there are 7 different color options.

Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

Style

It is certainly a more modern looking Pico Squeeze, but I wouldn’t go as far as to say it’s a great looking device.

It is clean and simple, and that’s what we have come to expect from Eleaf, although some of their newer devices like the Tessera were far more impressive designs.

The main body plate is a bit of a fingerprint magnet on the black version we have for review. I don’t think that would be the case with the stainless steel version though. The Squeeze 2 is also available in Dazzling, Red, and Purple, all of which feature matching colored drip tips on the silver Coral 2 RDA.

One especially nice touch is the improved knurling on the battery cap matches the knurled base of the included Coral 2 RDA. Which gives it a nice symmetrical look.

As for the rest of the design, it’s apparently a popular format as we’ve seen others follow suit since the original Pico, and I like it. Except for the fire-button position as I mentioned earlier.

Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

Build Quality

The first thing you’ll notice when you take the Squeeze 2 out of the box is the weight.

It has such a solid feel to it and is far heavier than I anticipated, even without a 21700 battery inside. But with that weight comes a sense of quality and robustness that I haven’t really associated with Pico’s before.

Nearly everything else about the device features excellent build quality, the fire button, the squonk bottle, and squonk door. There’s even improvement on the battery cap from previous Pico devices, and it feels far smoother threading.

The one downfall as I mentioned above is the +/- buttons, while it doesn’t have any rattle to it, it is flawed as it sometimes doesn’t register clicks due to its design.

Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

Portability

This is a single battery squonk mod, so it should be fairly portable and pocket-friendly, right?

Well not as much as you’d think due to that heavy weight, and because it takes 21700 batteries it does have quite a large frame. It measures in at
78mm by 56mm by 28mm.

So it’s not the lightest or smallest single battery squonker on the market, and you will definitely notice it in your pocket. Still, it’s not too big to carry around, and some may prefer that weighty feel of quality over ABS and plastic.

Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

Innovation

It’s Eleaf, and it’s a Pico, so we weren’t really expecting any innovation here. That’s not really what the Pico is about; it’s more of a simple budget device.

Features8.0
Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

The Pico Squeeze 2 is powered by the new Avatar chip which can fire up to 100 watts and is said to have a fast firing speed (more on this later).

There’s a full temp control suite, capable of firing Ni200, Titanium, and SS316, along with 3 TCR memory slots.

It also has a Bypass mode and Preheat mode for wattage, which allows you to set the preheat power and duration.

There’s a micro USB port for fast 2A charging and firmware upgradability.

The expected safety features are also included. There’s over-charge protection, over-discharge protection, over-current protection, reverse polarity protection, and 10s cut-off protection.

Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

Operating

I’m not the biggest fan of Eleaf’s new icons and menu system for their simple screen devices, but they are relatively intuitive to use.

Navigation:

  • 5 clicks of the fire button for on or off
  • 3 click of the fire button to access the modes (Variable Wattage, Bypass & Temp Control options: Ni, SS,TI,M1,M2,M3)
  • Hold fire button and + for the Menu Options
  • Hold + & – buttons to lock/unlock (does not lock fire button)
  • While in TC mode click fire button 4 times to adjust wattage

Menu Options & Icons:

  • The resistance icon – (only visible when in TC mode) lock or unlock resistance.
  • The squares & diamond icon – choose display info; Puff Count, Vape Time or Amps
  • The man icon – stealth on or off
  • The 3 wavy lines icon – (only visible in wattage mode) preheat settings for wattage mode.
  • Lightbulb icon – choose LED colors or disable
  • The V icon – hardware and firmware version
  • The battery icon – current voltage in the battery
Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

LED LIghts

The LED light sits behind the squonk bottle to illuminate it while firing. It can be configured via the settings menu.

You have the ability to set the color to Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, White, Yellow, or Purple.

Alternatively, If you don’t like LEDs, there is an option to disable it.

Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

Squonking

As I mentioned before the squonk bottle is a significant upgrade over the previous Pico, it’s a nice ‘squeezable’ silicon bottle.

On the whole, the Squeeze 2 is an easy squonker to use. The bottle is easy to squeeze, super easy to remove and fill, and just as easy to place back onto the device.

You will need to make sure you leave a few millimeters at the top when filling the squonk bottle, that way when you place it back on the rod accidental squeezes won’t result in juice all over your fingers and the mod.

Atomizer8.0
Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

The Coral 2 RDA is a vast improvement over the original Coral.

It’s a 24mm diameter RDA, constructed of stainless steel and features a two post build deck designed for single coil builds.

The Coral 2 RDA has a single airflow slot which is fully adjustable, and it comes with an optional decorative knurled ring that matches the battery cap.

The deck on the Coral 2 is a “two-sided” design. One side is entirely open around the sides and has the two posts. The other side is enclosed, with only the airflow slot going directly to the coil.

It is relatively easy to build on, but I do have a significant issue with the posts. You have to pre-cut your coil legs because there’s no way for them to feed through the post holes without hitting the base of the RDA. For me, it wasn’t a major problem, but for beginner builders (who this is aimed at), it could be a bit awkward.

Performance8.5
Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

I was pleasantly surprised with the performance of the Pico Squeeze 2.

It is certainly a step up from the previous Pico Squeeze as it features a full regulated board and screen, but it also feels like it might be a step up from some previous Eleaf chipsets in the performance department.

The Coral 2 RDA was equally as impressive for an inclusive RDA. While it’s not quite up there competing with the likes of the Recurve or Dead Rabbit RDAs, it does deliver quite decent flavor and airflow.

You will have to be careful however that you don’t over squonk, as the deck on the Coral 2 isn’t that deep. Also, you will have to precut your coil legs, as the posts are a little awkward. So it’s not entirely the most beginner friendly, but it’s more than passable.

Wattage Mode

In wattage mode, The Squeeze 2 fires almost instantly and feels like it really delivers the power.

I had no issue or malfunctions, and it really is a solid device for use in wattage mode.

Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

Temperature Control Mode

For once I didn’t have any issues with an Eleaf device in Temp Control mode.

I only tried it with Stainless Steel, but I did use a fused Clapton coil, and it didn’t kick me out of TC mode.

The signal felt relatively smooth, definitely not the best I’ve used. But a far better experience than I’ve previously had with Eleaf products in TC mode.

Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit

Battery Life

I can’t complain about the battery life that the Squeeze 2 delivers, because it’s capable of using 21700’s, which most other single battery regulated squonkers can’t.

I don’t have exact readings as I was chopping and changing RDAs and battery types.

However, I easily hit the 7-8 hour mark using the included Coral 2 RDA at about 50-55W, all powered by the included Avatar Control 21700 battery.

Likes

  • Excellent build quality
  • Good power performance
  • Improved TC performance
  • 21700, 20700 & 18650 compatible
  • Coral 2 RDA performs well
  • 8ml squonk bottle
  • Easy to squonk and refill
  • Decent battery life
  • 2A charging
  • Firmware upgradeable

Dislikes

  • Small screen
  • Poor +/- adjustment button
  • Awkward fire button placement
  • Very heavy for a single battery squonker (subjective)

Verdict

The Pico Squeeze 2 is a far more complete device than expected it to be.

Eleaf has improved the build quality immensely and made sure the included regulated board works excellently. So when it comes to performance, there are no issues at all.

However, the Squeeze 2 is not without its flaws as a device. I’m not a fan of the fire button placement, and the somewhat janky +/- button.

I also feel that it’s too heavy for a single battery squonker. Some are going to love that premium weight, but for me, I want a single battery squonker to be light and portable.

That being said I think Eleaf have done a commendable job in revamping the Pico Squeeze and giving it what it needed. It’s a shame we had to wait this long for it, but it will make an excellent beginners squonk kit, just like it’s older brother.

Eleaf Pico Squeeze 2 Kit
REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design
7.5
Features
8.0
RDA
8.0
Performance
8.5
Cost
8.0
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