Review of HeatSticks SLS CP

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The Basics About This Device

Lately we’ve been testing some of the newcomers to the Heat-Not-Burn industry. SLS is one such newcomer. The company was founded in 2017 and entered the HnB industry in 2019. Though SLS is young compared to some of the other HnB manufacturers, SLS has a strong device to help them enter the market. That device is SLS CP.

SLS CP is an integrated, multi-use device that offers self-cleaning and a locking mechanism. Officially CP can support 10 continuous cycles, but our test users got 12. Aesthetically, CP is quite interesting as it looks and feels very similar to an IQOS 2.4 or 3.0 holder

HIGHLIGHTS
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device) Officially 10, but our test users got 12
Charging Time 1 hour, 27 minutes
Price $33USD
Durability Good
Life Expectancy 1 year
Maintenance Good
Colors Black, white, red, navy

 

Our Thoughts on This Device

Now we know that 12 cycles isn’t that great compared to other devices that can support 40 or more, but the thing that really impressed us about SLS CP isn’t the number of uses or the features of the device, but the quality. It is obviously well-made. And for only $33USD, it is well worth it.

Now that being said, we wouldn’t recommend this device to frequent HnB users. Instead, SLS CP is better suited to casual users, new users, those who want an easy-to-use device, or someone who wants an inexpensive, but reliable backup device. For these types of users, SLS CP would work well!

The only complaints we had were that the device smells a bit on the first use. We’d recommend letting it run once or twice without a HeatStick, just to burn off that newly-released-from-the-factory smell. We also would love to see SLS graduate to a pin-style heated blade rather than the flat blade. We weren’t really able to get a good picture of this, but CP has the same style blade as IQOS devices do; long and flat. This tends to be more fragile than what we’re calling a pin-style blade, which kind of look like a thick needle that punctures the tobacco in the HeatStick. Not a big deal, we didn’t find the CP blade to be too fragile, but as HnB device designs naturally evolve over time, we’ve found that more and more companies are putting in the pin-style blades as they tend to be more sturdy.

Keep in mind this is the first device that SLS has put out so it’s not yet on the same level as devices like HiTaste, but there’s definitely promise for the brand.


Unboxing & How to Use

In your SLS CP kit you will find; the device, the manual, a warranty card, a USB cable, a cleaning brush, and cleaning sticks.

Once you’ve unboxed your CP kit, you’ll want to unlock your device by clicking the control button 5 times in rapid succession. When locked or unlocked the LED indicator light will flash red, green, and blue. Now that the device is unlocked you can check the charge. To do this, click the control button once. The color of the LED indicator light will show the percent of charge remaining. If blue the device is at full charge, green means medium charge, and red indicates little to no charge remaining. If needed, you can charge your device by connecting it to the USB cable, then a power source. Charging takes approximately 1 hour and 27 minutes, which is a very reasonable time! During charging the LED indicator light will flash either red or green. When the devices reaches full charge the light will turn solid blue.

Now that the device is charged, you can begin the heating process by pressing and holding the control button. The device will vibrate and the LED indicator light will begin flashing. The heating process will take approximately 25 seconds. The full cycle lasts for 4 minutes, 28 seconds or 13 puffs.

SLS CP is multi-use so once the cycle has ended, you can remove the used HeatStick by pushing up the HeatStick eject button, put in a new HeatStick, then begin another cycle. Our test users got 12 consecutive cycles before the device needed charging.

To keep the device in good condition you should clean it regularly. SLS CP has a built-in cleaning mechanism. To activate it, click the control button 3 times in rapid succession. The device will vibrate and the LED indicator light will flash blue. Self-cleaning lasts 1 minute and 30 seconds.

You’ll also want to manually clean the device. To do this, gently insert the cleaning sticks or cleaning brush into the HeatSticks heating chamber and brush or wipe away any grime. Be careful not to use force around the blade.

HOW TO USE
How To Turn ON/Off Unlock, press and hold control button
Temperature Adjustment? No
Heating Time? 25 seconds
Indication that the Heating Process has Started Vibrate and LED flashes
Indication that Device is Ready to Use Vibrate and LED solid
Length of Cycle 4 minutes, 28 seconds or 13 puffs
Indication that Device is Powering Off Vibrate and LED off
How to Shut Off Device Press and hold control button
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device) Officially 10, but our test users got 12
How to Check Battery Status Click control button once
Locking feature Yes - click control button 5 times in rapid succession
Locking feature indication LED light flashes red, green, and blue
Indicate when Device Needs Cleaning? No
How Often Should You Clean the Device? Once per week
Self-Cleaning Function Yes -

Blue = Full charge
Green = Medium charge
Red = Little/no charge
Length of Self-Cleaning 1 minute, 30 seconds
How to Manually Clean Device Gently insert cleaning brush or cleaning sticks into HeatSticks heating chamber, wipe away grime and residue
Troubleshooting See 'SLS CP Manual' button below

 

HeatSticks Overview

The SLS brand does not product their own HeatSticks. Instead, their devices are designed to work with other branded HeatSticks, such as HEETS, Marlboro for IQOS, and Fiit HeatSticks.


SLS CP Manual

SLS CP

Warranty

SLS CP comes with a 6 month warranty that covers any manufacturer defect. If the product is damaged as a result of misuse, it will not be covered by the warranty.

SLS CP Warranty Card

Special Offer

SLS has a special offer for all Heat180 community members! The first 20 retail users who mention this Heat180 review can enjoy a 50% discount if they sign up for the ECOAO website.

SLS would also like to remind wholesalers and retailers that SLS will give an additional 5% of products in relation to the total quantity of their first order. For example, if you order 100 SLS CP kits, you will be given 5 more kits at no additional cost.

SPECS
Device SLS CP
Kit Price $33USD
Diameters 107 mm length x 56 mm circumference
Weight 28g
Weight with Packaging 114g
Material Unknown
Battery Type Li-ion 650 mAh
Power Input USB Cable
Charging Time 1 hour, 27 minutes
Time it Takes for Device to Heat 25 seconds
Maximum Blade Temperature 191°C/ 375°F
Temperature Adjustment No
How Many Cycles Before Device Needs Charging Officially 10, but our test users got 12
How Long Does a Cycle Last 4 minutes, 28 seconds or 13 puffs
HeatSticks HEETS and Marlboro for IQOS
Built-In Cleaning Mechanism Yes
Can Kit Accessories be Purchased Separately No
Colors Available Black, white, red, navy
Comparable To IQOS 3.0 Multi
UNBOXING
In the Kit Device
Manual
Warranty Card
USB Cable
Cleaning Brush
Cleaning Sticks
Manual Languages EN, ZHO, KO, JA
Warranty Terms 6 months for manufacturer
defect
FIRST IMPRESSION
How Does It Look? Stylish and strong
How Does It Feel? Sturdier than expected
Easy To Use? Yes
Easy To Clean? Yes

 

Heat180 is a platform and community created by George Laczko for HnB enthusiasts to gather and share their experiences and opinions. This independent SLS CP review written by heat180. They are not Getting paid by manufacturer.

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