Review: Neo E-Shisha

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Do you like Shisha, but not really a smoker? Do you feel frustrated at how all Shisha places in the UK have been driven out on the streets since the smoking ban a few years ago? Do you feel like Shisha is different, and with no nicotine, it really shouldn’t have the same scrutiny? Well, sadly there is no choice, and we just have to stick to how law works in the UK.

There are a lot of ‘electronic’ options out there recently, which focus on smokers. They almost always look and feel like cigarettes, and all they do is give you a burst of nicotine while avoiding being on the wrong side of the law. Flavoured cigarettes that come in nicotine free packages have tried to fill the Shisha void, but nothing really has worked so far.

Nothing till now. Neo have produced the perfect electronic equivalent to the Shisha, and it comes in a wireless, smoke free and nicotine free package. For your reference, the image above shows the device, which is over a foot tall, and emulates the pipe end of the shisha.

Look and feel

The device, as I already mentioned, looks like the pipe end of a Shisha.

The top bit features the mouth piece, which is made out of what feels like something between plastic and ceramic, the middle has a soft feel to it, while the bottom end is plastic again, with a glowing circular disc at the end. This glows blue when you smoke, flashes red when you need to charge this, and green when it is fully charged.

Included there is also a port to insert the USB charger.

Oh yes, this is as electric as any other device.

If you twist open the top end, you can insert the flavour modules, which feel very similar to AAA batteries.

Flavours

Much like regular Shisha, this comes in a variety of flavours. To start with, you have four available: strawberry, watermelon, apple and blueberry. They are all nicotine free. You get two of each in the pack, and they can go in together or as a combination of the flavours.

Installing the flavour modules

I made a big booboo with that. The flavours come with plastic covers on both ends. I did not remove those, as there was no instruction to do so, and found nothing happening as I was trying to suck through. A bit of playing around made me realise you need to take off the plastic caps off both ends, and then screw it in. Screw the top on, and you should be good to go.

Smoking

Smoking this bad boy is as easy as it gets. In fact, way better than a Shisha. Just suck on it, see the blue glow, and you’re good. As you exhale, you get the sweet fruity flavour you associate with shisha, with none of the coal dust or smokiness. Clean, electric and friendly. So good!

You can keep going and going, and it keeps working.

More information

For more information, visit the Neo E-Shisha website.

It retails for £94.99.

Verdict

I absolutely love this. As somebody who quite enjoys Shisha, but not a big fan of sitting out in the cold, or the smoke and dust that is associated with the product, this provides the perfect and clean alternative. It may sound a bit expensive, but put together a few outings to a shisha bar, and you will definitely be way better off.

 

Sami Mughalhttps://www.oxgadgets.com
Can be found somewhere between designing new tech as an electronics engineer or testing new tech as a technology enthusiast. Lives mostly on Twitter, and would love to have a word with you there as @smacula.

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