In March 2022, the new inexpensive model “IQOS ILUMA One” was released, and from April, the prices of “IQOS ILUMA” and “IQOS ILUMA Prime” were reduced, making the IQOS ILUMA series even easier to obtain.
This article summarizes the latest inventory and discount information about iQOS that you can buy at convenience stores, and especially about the new “IQOS ILUMA”.
In order to improve accuracy, we interview IQOS, interview store managers who are linked with information, and actually visit more than 20 convenience stores to summarize inventory trends.
This article is updated from time to time, so if you are thinking of buying iQOS at a convenience store, please refer to it.
IQOS New Topics
Various news comes to IQOS every day. Let’s check the latest topics first, focusing on price reduction information.
Limited “neon” model now available in ILUMA and Prime
The first limited quantity model “Neon” of the IQOS ILUMA series will be released on May 17, 2022 (Tuesday). It will be on sale from May 17th at official stores such as the IQOS store, and will be on sale from June 28th at convenience stores.
The “IQOS ILUMA Limited Quantity Neon Model” is a limited quantity model that boldly features violet and magenta colors to express the steps toward a bright future. It is expected that a premium price will be attached after the sale ends.
IQOS ILUMA and IQOS ILUMA Prime Price Cuts
From April 18, 2022, the list price of “IQOS ILUMA” and “IQOS ILUMA Prime” has been reduced by 2,000 yen. The price of IQOS ILUMA Prime was originally very high at 12,980 yen, but after the price revision, it will be 9,980 yen. The price of IQOS ILUMA was reduced from 8,980 yen to 6,980 yen, a price that is easy to reach.
The new model “IQOS ILUMA ONE”, which will be described later, was so cheap that the above two models seemed to be overpriced, so it is a convincing price revision.
By the way, although the list price has been reduced, if you use a certain method, you can purchase “IQOS ILUMA” for nearly 3000 yen. See the following article for details.
IQOS ILUMA ONE is on sale at a convenience store!
The all-in-one portable device “IQOS ILUMA ONE” has finally been released. In addition to the IQOS store and online store, we have already started selling at convenience stores from March 22nd .
With the release of IQOS ILUMA ONE, there are now three types of “IQOS ILUMA” series. The IQOS ILUMA series does not have a heating blade, so there is no need for cleaning, and it is a really well-made heated tobacco device that allows you to enjoy the original taste of tobacco leaves.
I want IQOS ILUMA! First of all, you need to understand the difference between these three types of IQOS ILUMA. Let’s easily see the difference in specifications.
Compare the specifications of IQOS ILUMA / Prime / One
|IQOS ILUMA Prime||IQOS ILUMA||IQOS ILUMA ONE|
|model||Top model||Classic model||Integrated model|
|price||Until 4/17: 12,980 yen|
From 4/18: 9,980 yen
|Until 4/17: 8,980 yen|
From 4/18: 6,980 yen
|Number of consecutive uses||Twice||Twice||20 times|
|Charging cycle||Every 20 times||Every 20 times||Every 20 times|
|Body charging time||135 minutes||135 minutes||90 minutes|
|Connector type||USB Type-C||USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Operating temperature||0-40 ℃||0-40 ℃||0-40 ℃|
|Product Warranty||6 months||6 months||6 months|
The parts with excellent points are displayed in red.
The new “IQOS ILUMA ONE” is the cheapest!
The prices of “IQOS ILUMA” and “IQOS ILUMA Prime” have been reduced by 2000 yen from April 18th. However, even if the price is reduced, the cheapest one is “IQOS ILUMA ONE” when comparing all the IQOS ILUMA series.
Although the IQOS ILUMA ONE is cheap, it is small in size and specialized for carrying, and for that matter, it has been used 10 times more continuously than the conventional IQOS 3 Multi, which is also specialized for carrying. It can be said that it has really great device performance.
- See the spec comparison between IQOS ILUMA ONE and IQOS 3 Multi
IQOS ILUMA ONE IQOS 3 Multi image model Holder charger integrated type Holder charger integrated type Heating blade none can be Heating method Smart core induction system Heat control system Automatic heating none none Continuous use 20 times 10 times Charging cycle Every 20 times Every 10 times charging time 90 minutes 75 minutes charging cable USB Type-C cable USB Type-C cable Battery capacity 1,728mAh 830mAh Operating temperature 0 ℃ ～ 40 ℃ 0 ℃ ～ 50 ℃
Comparing in this way, you can see that IQOS ILUMA ONE has not only no blade, but also the number of continuous uses and charging time are greatly improved.
Thorough review of IQOS ILUMA ONE!
We have released a commentary article that used up IQOS ILUMA ONE! It is a portable device. I actually carried it around and used it for a few days before reviewing it.
The number of images exceeds 50 and the number of characters is close to 10,000, but it covers not only the impression and usage of IQOS ILUMA ONE, but also the comparison with similar IQOS devices, so please refer to it when purchasing.
Tobacco sticks for IQOS ILUMA “TEREA” and “Sentia”
Now there is something important here. Although “IQOS ILUMA” and “IQOS ILUMA Prime” are named “IQOS”, they cannot use conventional IQOS-specific tobacco sticks such as “IQOS 3 Duo” and “IQOS 2.4 Plus”.
The new ILUMA series can only be used with the special cigarette sticks “TEREA” and “Sentia”.
IQOS exclusive tobacco stick availability table
|IQOS ILUMA||・ TEREA|
|IQOS ILUMA Prime||・ TEREA|
|IQOS 3 Duo||・ Marlboro|
|IQOS 3 Multi||・ Marlboro|
|IQOS 2.4 Plus||・ Marlboro|
As shown in the table above, the available tobacco sticks are fixed. There is a possibility that the phenomenon that “I used to use IQOS so I bought only the ILUMA body, but I can’t smoke because the special cigarette stick is different” may occur. Be careful.
13 terrier flavors
- TEREA Rich Regular
- TEREA regular
- TEREA Smooth Regular
- TEREA balanced regular
- TEREA Black Menthol
- TEREA menthol
- TEREA mint
- TEREA purple menthol
- TEREA Yellow Menthol
- TEREA Tropical Menthol
- TEREA Bright Menthol
- TEREA Fusion Menthol
- TEREA Black Purple Menthol
Basically, it has the same brand composition as the “Marlboro HeatStick” that was sucked with iQOS.
However, that is also the story until 2021 … In February 2022, the new stick “TEREA Black Purple Menthol” was released, and the number of terrier types finally exceeded Marlboro. From now on, we can see that we will focus only on the development of terriers.