It was around this time last year that we managed to get our hands on the Ploom X from Japan Tobacco Inc for review so when we were asked if we could review the updated Ploom X Advanced, we naturally jumped at the chance.
Considering we found, overall, the original Ploom X to be a solid device that does exactly what you expect it to. Heat tobacco sticks and provide a reasonably easy user experience. Fortunately, for yours truly, someone out there has begun to pay attention because one of the major drawbacks of many heat-not-burn devices is recharge time with most clocking in at 2 hours or more.
Furthermore, many independent manufacturers have looked at other ways of heating tobacco though, for the most part, utilising HEETS from PMI. Several manufacturers looked at using traditional cigarettes instead of HEETS. But, for most, they stuck to what works well. Using a spike or a blade to heat the tobacco from the inside out.
We’ve been incredibly lucky recently with Shenzhen Original Technology sending us a number of devices to review. Most recently, of course, was the Lambda Dual which gave you the choice between a heating blade or spike. Though we didn’t feel that interchangeable heating components would be that useful, the device itself is a solid workhorse of a device that will likely last a very long time.