Last Updated on March 27, 2017 by Team Spinfuel
Joyetech eVic AIO
For the longest time I’ve been searching for a really good Mouth-To-Lung (MTL) and Direct-Lung (DL) device that actually delivered on both promises. Normally, it’s either one or the other but it seems extremely difficult to find an actual All-In-One setup that works as advertised! The Joyetech eVic AIO (All-In-One) 75W TC Kit ($21.95 at MyVaporStore) has got to be the smoothest MTL pull I’ve ever had on a box mod, under certain circumstances, which I’ll get to as the review continues. I was shocked at first thinking I wasn’t getting any vapor but to my surprise, I blew a huge cloud from a MTL hit! The flavor isn’t the greatest I will admit, but it makes me want to MTL vape more often.
With all the features the newest Joyetech Firmware 4.02 offers along with a complete kit with four coils, an adapter to use any atomizer you want, LED lighting and different colored stickers; I believe this is a true Starter Kit! Bravo Joyetech, you’ve got my attention!
I’m a ‘cloud chaser’ at heart, and I’m apt to turn the wattage as high as possible on my higher-end mods, while using the lowest ohm, scorching hot build in my atomizer and just chuck enormous plumes of goodness for as long as possible! But I had set my usual vaping style to the side and do some 20W MTL vaping the past few days thanks to the Joyetech eVic All-In-One!
Joyetech eVic AIO – All-In-One At a Glance
In a nutshell, it’s a Joyetech eVic with a built-in Cubis Pro-style Tank. But they did a really great job constructing this solid mod with premium materials. It feels like a high-end device and not cheap whatsoever. The mod, fully assembled, with battery and a full tank of eJuice weighs 262g, only 47g less than a WISMEC RX200S with three batteries… just so you have an idea how heavy it is. I actually prefer a heavier device over cheap lighter ones. It’s got a rectangle shape and the corners are only slightly rounded so it isn’t the most comfortable mod to hold but isn’t the worst either.
The Joyetech eVic AIO Kit is a single 18650 high-amp battery device that can fire mid-range to 75W and a VW resistance as low as 0.1Ω.
Joyetech eVic AIO TC – Temperature Control
Temperature control has all the standard wires; Nickel, Titanium, Stainless Steel SS316 and customizable TCR settings. TC resistance can fire to an awesomely low 0.05Ω and can light you up from 200°-600°F. Also available is Bypass Mode that gives you that Mechanical Mod feeling but with regulated safety features. With the new Firmware that comes preinstalled, you’re getting the RTC or Real Time Clock setting which gives you three different ways to display a dial or numerical clock. Is this necessary? Probably not, but it’s a cool feature to have and might come in handy! It’s available in Black and Stainless Steel. (The colored stickers allow the user to add some pizzaz to the unit)
Removing the magnetic cover plate from the Joyetech eVic AIO reveals a very nicely done battery/tank compartment and being able to access your glass is a nice feature. The only real con I have here is when my battery was low, I went to take it out and the positive copper contact caught the top of my battery and ripped the entire top wrap off! Not a huge deal but it was a brand new battery so it is frustrating. The door is easy to take off and put back on and is held with a sizable magnet that keeps it securely in place. Absolutely zero button-rattle or any rattle for that matter.
Influenced by the Cubis Pro
The tank portion is based on the Cubis Pro design. Top filling with a 3.5ml capacity, just remove the top cap and coil section and just dump your liquid right in. There is no Max Fill line. I fill it right under the eVic AIO engraving on one side of the eJuice viewing window and I get no overflow. It has adjustable airflow control with five 1.7mm slots on both sides of the airflow ring that’s very easy to adjust and stops in the opened and closed positions. The tank comes with two drip tips. An 11.5mm Stainless Steel drip tip insulated with Delrin and a 6.4mm ID plastic drip tip that has an almost fin-spiral type feature inside to restrict the airflow for MTL which actually does a great job reducing spit back! Includes an Atomizer Adapter with a gold plated 510-pin allowing you to plug the tank reservoir and attach any tank you’d like. Just screw in the adapter and tighten it down with the back of some tweezers and you’re good to go!
The large 0.96in OLED screen is beautiful, bright and easy to read. Joyetech was able to put a gigantic 13.5mm fire button because the up and down buttons are on the bottom of the device. Kind of awkward sometimes to adjust the buttons but I love the big fire button so I guess they had to sacrifice something to achieve that. Even turning the device up to max wattage, the chassis or drip tip never get hot.
The tank is compatible with all the Joyetech Cubis coil heads and the kit comes with four completely different coil options. The first one I tried was the 0.25Ω NotchCoil that can be used up to 70W with dual 5mm x 2.5mm wicking holes and a 4.5mm ID coil. I can’t tell you how this coil functions because I got instant flooding! I took the chimney and top cap apart five times cleaning it out and trying to figure out what was wrong. I tried the 0.5Ω coil and the problem went away.
After inspecting the unusable coil under the bottom contact pin, there was a layer of cotton completely blocking the entire bottom of the coil, resulting in horrible airflow and extreme flooding! This was the only coil with this never-before-seen problem!
The BF SS316 0.5Ω coil runs 15-30W but does spit, crackle and pop when you first start firing at 30W. I only get decent flavor and vapor. I cranked it up to 45W and the flavor got better probably because the thing was shooting eJuice rockets into my mouth! After removing the tube and refilling my tank, I got a ton of gurgling and massive spitting. After tipping the device upside down for a few seconds, I blew out and the clogged eJuice came out the airflow holes and the coil went back to normal operation. Really? Yes, and I had to do this more than once!
The QCS Coil (Quick Change System) is a re-wickable NotchCoil with a 4.7mm ID coil and two 4mm x 2mm wicking slots. Just
unscrew the bottom of the coil and you’ll have access to rewick the NotchCoil. It had no markings for ohm resistance or recommended wattage on the coil. It read 0.33Ω when it actually read the coil correctly. At 35W, I was getting some really weird gurgling and spitting. Then the resistance kept bouncing from 0.3Ω to 0.00, back and forth for a solid minute. Then it would read again, I’d get halfway through a pull and there’s that annoying ‘Check Atomizer’ text across the screen! It’s unfortunate because I was getting great flavor at 45W with no burnt hits but the sporadic reading of the coil got annoying. Now on to the winner of the show…
The LVC (Liquid Valve Control) Clapton 1.5-ohm MTL coil head gave me the best Mouth-To-Lung vaping experience to date! At 20W and three of the five airflow holes left open I get fantastic vapor production for a MTL pull! The flavor isn’t the best but better than similar devices. The combination of the coil, drip tip and airflow is perfectly geared towards MTL vaping! Even with the airflow wide open, I was still able to get a really good vape!
To adjust the wicking flow rate, an adjustable ring held on by an O-ring allows you to spin it to fully open or minimize the amount of juice flow you want saturating your cotton. I don’t see why you would want to restrict the juice flow because with only two wicking holes that are only 2.8mm wide; you need all the wicking you can get! Rated from 8-20W, right at that 20W mark is where the MTL magic happens! Attaching the black drip tip is ideal to get the most from the experience. The only negative is there was no wattage specs on the coil itself; I needed to look in the manual.
Customization of the Joyetech eVic AIO
a menu to change to differently colored LED lights that illuminate around your eJuice. Another unnecessary option but cool to be able to match a drip tip or you can just turn the lights off. These superfluous options appeal to newer vapers looking for something cool, or fun, but they can also appeal to advanced vapers as well. Sometimes I have the device by my bed at night when all the lights are out. I do find it helpful to have the colored LED there to let me see my juice level without having to get up and turn on the light!
I received the Stainless Steel version and my kit included two sets of additional colored stickers that can be applied to both sides of the device. Mine included two Brown and two White. Other colors include Blue and Pink. I installed one of the stickers on top of the old one to see if that’s the better way to do it; don’t do that! It sticks up past the device and looks stupid! Just take the time to slowly, I mean slowly, peel the old sticker off (which comes off pretty easily), peel the 3M backing off the new stickers and apply. They are very high quality and the edges won’t peel up or come off.
The Bottom Line
Even though I do love the MTL experience, some negatives prevent this device from reaching ‘Grade A‘ status! Not a con for me, but the device is heavy making it a less viable pocket option and more of an at-home setup. All four coils had gurgling or spit back at some point during vaping them. (Joyetech and now Kanger are using the Top-Down coil design that many here at Spinfuel believe is a truly flawed design) It’s not consistently a problem but will just pop up out of nowhere and it’s frustrating at times! The last thing would have to be no Max Fill Line. Not the biggest negative to some but I do find it odd why they couldn’t put a little line or dot indicating ‘Don’t fill past this line!’
A bit of advice – If, after reading this review, you want to head over to MyVaporStore and pick one up use all four coils and whichever one works best for you, go back and buy a few packs of replacement coils. For me that coil is the LVC Clapton 1.5Ω, for you it could be different.
The Joyetech eVic AIO is Available Now at MyVaporStore for $21.95
Final Grade – B
“I’ve always enjoyed Joyetech products and the Joyetech eVic AIO is another device that will get lots of use, with the right coil. If it wasn’t for the gurgling and coil issues, it would’ve fared even better. But for around $45, you can experience an excellent MTL vape and be receiving a true performing All-In-One Kit!”