What is electronic shisha
I want to enjoy shisha at home! but the bottleneck is probably the preparation of charcoal. What is convenient is an "electronic shisha" that serves as both a fire pan and charcoal.
Because they are similar in structure, they are sometimes confused with vapes, but they are actually different. Here, we will introduce how an electronic shisha works, how to use it, and how it differs from a vape.
Electronic Shisha at Home
Since e-shisha is used on a water pipe, you need to prepare the water pipe itself separately. Purchase your favorite one at a specialty smoking store or online store.
The flavor used in e-shisha is not tobacco leaf, but vape flavor liquid. Like a vape, the liquid is filled into a tank with cotton and an electric heating wire. The electric heating wire generates heat, which vaporizes the liquid soaked in the cotton and produces vapor. The liquid is then dipped in water and smoked, so the same liquid has a different, lighter feel than when smoked in a vape.
Incidentally, all vape liquids sold in Japan have zero nicotine and zero tar. In addition to being easy and convenient without charcoal, it is also a great way to take care of your health.
Portable shisha that you can take with you
Recently, a small portable shisha is also available, which is recommended when you want to relax on the go. Small water pipes are sometimes referred to as "portable shisha," but nowadays disposable vapes are often referred to as "portable shisha" or "portable shisha.
Technically, a vape and a shisha are different because they use flavored liquids, but they are very similar in terms of comfort and taste.
Where can I buy e-shisha and portable shisha?
Both e-shisha and portable shisha can be purchased through vape manufacturer. If you have a specific model in mind and would like to obtain it easily, please check out the respective online shopping sites.
If you prefer to actually hold the product in your hand, large retail stores may carry the product. However, the selection and availability vary by store, so you need to check in advance. For first-time buyers, it is best to visit a shisha specialty store or a vape store and consult with the staff while making your selection.
Prices and Costs of Electronic Shisha
To use an electronic shisha, you will need an electronic shisha, a water pipe, and vape flavor liquid. The e-shisha itself can be purchased for around 10,000 yen. However, the "coils" that burn the liquid are consumables. Each coil can be purchased for about 1,000 yen, so you should replace it when it becomes uncomfortable to use.
Batteries are also required to use an electronic shisha, so it is best to consider them as a running cost along with the coils. The cheapest water pipe can be purchased for around 5,000 yen, but a full-fledged water pipe can cost 20,000 to 30,000 yen, and some more elaborately designed pipes can cost close to 100,000 yen.
Flavored liquid for vape use generally costs around 3,000 yen for 50~60ml, depending on its capacity. There are cheaper products available in smaller quantities, but since you will be consuming a lot when using electronic shisha, it is safer to have a product with a larger capacity. This is also a consumable item, so be aware of this as a running cost. Vape studio's online store also offers a variety of products.
Prices and costs of portabl vape
What is generally recognized as portable shisha or portable shisha is a disposable type of vape. These are relatively inexpensive, costing from 1,000 to 3,000 yen. Essentially, the smoking style of vape is to replace consumable parts and use them repeatedly. If you purchase a full-fledged vape body (mod), you can continue to use it for a longer period of time. There are a variety of types, from small and handy types to those that produce a lot of smoke, so it is best to choose one according to the amount of smoke you want and how comfortable it is to smoke.
Inexpensive, easy-to-use types start at around 3,000 yen. As with water pipes, the more particular you are about design and features, the more expensive they become, but in general, you can purchase a fully functional vape unit for around 10,000 yen. As with electronic shisha, coils and liquid are consumables, so it is best to recognize each as a running cost. One vape coil costs about 300~500 yen, and 50~60ml of liquid costs about 3,000 yen.
Since a vape is an electronic device, we recommend that you purchase a full-fledged vape while actually holding it in your hands at a store and listening to a lecture by a knowledgeable staff member. At vape studio, we also have starter kits that are easy for beginners to handle.