Joyetech eVic Basic w/Cubis Pro Mini
The eVic Line Has Expanded with “Basic”
It seems as though the floodgates have opened on the eVic mod lineup, beginning with the eVic Basic. Well, it may feel that way, but in truth the situation is simply a rush to market for a few variations on the eVic, Joyetech’s best-selling box mod.
We had just reviewed the Joyetech eVic VTwo and VTwo Mini, and a short while later we see coming up from behind are the eVic Basic, the eVic AIO Box, and the eVic Dual with the Ultimo Atomizer (tank). Joyetech needed to push these variations out as quickly as possible due to the August 8th deadline in the United States.
Like it or not, after Monday of next week (4 days from now), no new product in our industry can be released without first filing a PTMA for it with the FDA. As we’ve learned, the PTMA is, quite simply, extortion by the government and will cost the manufacturers of vape gear and eliquid upward of One Million Dollars per SKU.
This week we’ll review the new eVic mods, where we hope to discover whether or not these products were thrown together and pushed out the door, or if they are simply eVic variations already on the Launchpad, and just launched earlier than Joyetech wished.
Ah, you gotta love how efficiently the United States government can gum up the works for any industry…. Just because it can.
Enough editorializing, what’s done is done, and all we can hope for are the actions of wiser persons putting a stop to the recklessness of the current government in power.
Joyetech eVic Basic w/Cubis Pro Mini
“Despite a sudden rush to market by Joyetech, eLeaf and WISMEC, the Spinfuel Review Staff has not noticed a discernible decrease in quality of their products. That means that the new eVics’, in this case, seem to be just a nicely built as the eVic VTwo and VTwo Mini.”
Like the eVic VTwo and VTwo Mini, the new eVics’ come with Firmware Update 4.02, which brings support
for custom logos, a real time clock, and all the features you expect from a modern Joyetech box mod.
Temperature Control system allows for the following: Variable Temperature for Pure Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel 316L. Also a part of the Joyetech chipsets that runs the modern eVics’ are manual adjustment of the TCR values for TC wires, and the BYPASS Mode, essentially turning the eVic Basic into a (safe) mechanical mod.
The eVic Basic sports a 1-40-watt output range and a resistance range of 0.05-ohm to 1.50-ohm in VT/TCR mode (Variable Temperature = Temperature Control, or TC in other reviews). In wattage mode, or Power mode, as well as Bypass mode, the resistance range is 0.1-ohm to 3.5-ohm.
While the resistance range is superlative, keep in mind that 40-watts is not enough to support many atomizers on the market today that need at least 50w to obtain a modicum of vapor and flavor. The new SMOK TFV8 and TFV8 Mini for instance, just won’t fire with its low ohm coils at 40w. I’ll get into that more in a bit.
The Variable Temperature range is the usual 200-600 Fahrenheit, and with adjustable wattage in VT (TC) mode you might be able to do some fair amount of custom vaping.
In addition to the above, the hidden airflow on the Cubis Pro Mini, the large OLED display of the eVic series, are all qualities of the eVic, and are every bit as good as the eVics’ for more advanced vapers.
Too Much Tech?
No doubt it was an easy decision for Joyetech to mass produce their chipsets for their wide selection of mods, so using the same chipset, loaded with all the VT tech plus TCR, Bypass, and low resistance ranges, makes a certain amount of sense. But, I believe that the ample tech doesn’t fit the physical eVic.
The eVic Basic is a very small box mod, just look at the photo in this review (supplied by Joyetech). The size is 22.00*32.00*97.00mm, or 1.25 inches by 3.8 inches (with the Cubis Pro Mini attached), by the standard 22mm diameter (for most atomizers to fit flush). The Cubis Pro Mini holds just 2mL of eliquid (fine for the crazy laws in the UK), and comes with the BF SS316-0.5ohm, LVC Clapton-1.5ohm coil heads.
When you mix this amount of high tech with a mod that uses a built-in 1500-mAh battery (not LiPo) and a max of 40-watts of power you’re not going to get anywhere near the vape experience of mods like the eVic VTwo and VTwo Mini.
All Is Not Lost… for New Vapers or MTL Vapers
Having said all that, the eVic Basic w/Cubis Pro Mini is certainly not a primary mod for most long-term vapers, and assuredly not for Direct Lung (DL) vapers. Even using a different atomizer, any sub-ohm resistance is going to suck through that 1500-mAh battery in no time. But what about new vapers? (Guide for New Vapers).
Mouth to Lung, High Resistance Vapers
Using a plus-ohm atomizer will provide the user the opportunity to squeeze a decent amount of vape time with the 1500-mAh battery, and the 2mL capacity of the Cubis Pro Mini is enough for a good amount of vaping before a refill is needed.
To be fair to Joyetech, and to our readers that prefer Mouth to Lung and Plus-Ohm vaping, I have to say that this eVic model would make an excellent choice, even as a primary vaping device.
The Joyetech eVic Basic, with and without the Cubis Pro Mini will cost between $35 dollars (mod only) and $50 (with Cubis Pro Mini), or thereabouts, and for “Joyetech quality” that seems like a fair price.
Real World Usage
DL Low Ohm – I spent a couple of days using the eVic Basic as I would any other box mod I own. The results
were less than satisfying.
MTL Plus Ohm – Using the 0.5-ohm DL SS coil head with the Cubis Pro allowed a very decent, but short-lived, vape experience. Flavor was fine, vapor was fine, and the spitback from the top-down coil head was minimal.
However, vaping through 2mL of eliquid in this manner caused me to refill the tank after just 40 minutes. The 1500-mAh battery lasted about the same amount of time, vaping it at 40w anyway.
After the disappointing experience with the sub-ohm capabilities I switched over the plus-ohm coil head, a mouth to lung 1.5-ohm LVC Clapton. While I do not like MTL vaping, it was obvious that vapers that DO enjoy this type of vaping would delight in the eVic’s ability to provide the right kind of vape.
The eVic Basic by Joyetech cannot just be graded on my personal preferences, but rather by the quality, design, and vape experiences for both DL and MTL vapers. It requires two grades.
Grade: C – For DL Vapers
“not enough wattage or battery power”
Grade: B+ – For MTL Vapers
“a nicely designed and executed mod for new vapers or vapers that use a mouth to lung style.”
I’m not sure I would recommend the eVic Basic w/Cubis Pro Mini to a brand new vaper. I suspect it won’t take long for new vapers to discover sub-ohm vaping, and would therefore need more battery power, at the very least, and a bit more wattage just to be safe.
For vapers that have been vaping for a while and already know they prefer MTL vaping and are not interested in the sub-ohm, massive cloud vaping style, the eVic Basic is something I definitely would recommend.
The eVic Basic comes in a variety of colors; Colors: Silver, Black, White, Red, Orange, Blue
eVic Basic BOX MOD
Size: 22 x 32 x 55 mm
Battery capacity: 1500mAh
Output mode: RTC/VW/VT(Ni/Ti/SS316)/Bypass/TCR
Output wattage: 1- 40W
Temp range: 100 – 315℃/200 – 600F
Resistance range: 0.05 – 1.5ohm for VT/TCR modes; 0.1 – 3.5ohm for VW/BYPASS modes
CUBIS PRO Mini
Coil: BF SS316-0.5ohm, LVC clapton-1.5ohm
Material: SS + Pyrex glass tube
Thread: 510 Thread
In the Box:
- 1 x eVic basic battery
- 1 x Cubis Pro Mini Atomizer
- 1 x BF SS316-0.5ohm DL
- 1 x LVC Clapton-1.5ohm MTL
- 1 x USB cable
- 1 x Manual
- 1 x Warning card
- 1 x Warranty card