Joyetech eVic-VT Starter Kit Review
At Vapor Villa, we use the products that we sell. Well, it would be impossible for us to use every product that we carry but when something new and original comes through the door we definitely take the device for a test drive. We were really excited to get the Joyetech eVic-VT Starter Kit in stock. Joyetech really brought their A game with this variable temperature mod. Really, this thing is amazing! Beautiful styling, shiny finish, lovely deep colors, and a wonderful eGo One tank system that matches the color of the vaporizer. We are really digging the styling but what knocked our socks off was the internal components.
Variable Temperature System
With the Joyetech eVic-VT you have the choice of four types of coils, (CL coil heads, CLR coil heads, Nickel coil heads and Titanium coil heads), Nickel and Titanium being used for variable temperature mode. When you open up the box you will see that Joyetech put the Nickel coil in the device and left the Titanium coil in reserve. In order to use the Variable Temperature feature you’ll need to be using either Nickel or Titanium, not the original eGo One coil heads. Unlike the Kanger Ni OCC coils, the new Nickel coil heads are not hard to purchase at all (we sell them at Vapor Villa). Best of all, these Joyetech coils are only slightly more expensive than the original CL coil heads.
Let's go over some the impressive features:
Top to Bottom Display
The giant OLED screen shows information in a vertically, which makes it very easy to read what is being displayed. One thing we noticed in particular is that the display is bright and the text is sharp.
The first line on the display tells you which coil head you are using, either Ti, Ni, in case you somehow forget. If you’re vaping on a regular Kanthal coil head the display automatically changes and shows you power, voltage, atomizer stability, and battery life. On the next line, in larger text is the actual temperature setting, which changes whenever you press the firing button but will not go higher than your initial setting.
The following two lines are wattage and voltage readouts. If you have the eVic-VT set for variable wattage it will display the wattage setting, if you have it set for voltage, well, you can guess what is displayed. The next readout is the atomizer tank. The eVic-VT displays an accurate ohm reading that is very precise. The bottom line on the display is a graph which shows you how much of the battery life is left.
Adjusting the Settings
At the top of the eVic-VT sits the 510-connector and a really cool dial that you can move to the left or right in order to change the various device settings. Pressing the firing button five times in quick succession will allow you to enter the main menu where you can change the major settings. Changing the temperature range is as easy as moving the dial to the right or left and increasing or reducing the wattage or voltage is done in the same fashion, with quick turns for adjustment. It’s actually fun to sit there and flick the dial because of how smooth it feels.
The bottom of the eVic-VT has two rows of vent holes that just about go all the way from end to end, which means the 5000mAh LiPo battery is absolutely vented for safety. The battery takes about 6 hours to fully charge if it is completely dead. Also, when using regular Kanthal coils, the battery will last you approximately 6 hours with moderate vaping. If you are using Ti or Ni coils, the battery life will be significantly longer.
The eGo One Mega tank (same tank from the eGo ONE Mega) that comes with the eVic-VT might seem like weird decision consider people may get confused between "eVic" and "eGo", but the mod and the tank go extremely well together. Although it would be nice if Joyetech would have changed the name of the tank, the performance makes up for any confusion.
The eVic-VT mod is very close in design to the iStick, except it is just a bit larger and heavier, but much more refined. The eVic-VT is a beacon of quality, and the slick glossy finish and deep colors let you know that this device is not your average variable wattage box mod. Each eVic comes equipped with a racing strip that runs vertically down the device. Each eGo One tank matches the color the mod that it comes with.
The white silicon skin that comes with the device fits very nicely and allows for the battery to properly vent. Most of us at Vapor Villa prefer to use the eVic without the sleeve in spite of how nice it is. We like being able to show off the sleek design of our devices.
The eVic-VT uses LiPo batteries and there isn’t a dual-18650 setup inside like many people have assumed. It is a single rectangular battery that never rattles. Being somewhat heavier than the similar iStick 50, the extra weight is due to the thick coating, the larger OLED screen, the extra glossy layers in the finish, and the single heavy duty LiPo battery. The bottom line is that when you are holding the eVic-VT, you can definitely feel the quality construction.
Temperature control is going to play a big part in the vaping world from now on and Joyetech makes the first device that can work with Nickel and Titanium coils, without any hassle. Temperature control not only lets the user fine tune their vapor experience, it uses less e-liquid and battery life. Temp Control is here to stay, and with Joyetech now leading the competition it will be very interesting to see what comes next.