With more than a decade of vaping behind me you would think I know my way around every pod mod ever made. That would be the farthest thing from the truth. Way back in the beginning of my vape journey, I did vape e-cigarettes that looked like cigarettes, but my next step up was the full-blown 100+ Watt box mods and sub-ohm tanks. A pod mod like the new Joyetech EVIO SOLO wasn’t even on my radar.
The smaller devices, including the first pod mods, I left to others here at Spinfuel to review them. I just didn’t have much faith in the little vapes, especially the disposables, though I was always first in line when a big mod kit would come in looking for an honest review.
So, when I tell you that Joyetech’s new EVIO Solo pod mod is easily the best pod mod I’ve ever vaped, and its performance and flavor fidelity is about as first rate as it gets.
I was, and am, blown away by the EVIO. Honestly, this tear drop shaped pod mod offers technology I didn’t even know about, and I thought I knew it all.
A Detailed Look at the Joyetech EVIO Solo Pod Mod
This $21 pod mod (at MyVaporUS.com) is unlike any other pocket vape I’ve seen or used. From its “integrating advanced vibration technology”, (more on that later) to its 1.2-0hm replaceable coils, Joyetech’s EVIO Solo has made great strides in becoming someone’s main vape, not a side piece you stick in the drawer, or glove compartment as an emergency pod mod.
My EVIO SOLO from Joyetech is always charged and ready. For me, this has become my most important refillable, rechargeable pod mod in this class of vapes.
EVIO SOLO In the Wild…
As I removed the EVIO out of its packaging it instantly reminded me of that pitch whistle our junior high school choir leader would pull it… only way cooler looking.
I think I saw a photo or two of the EVIO before I was opening mine own, but it did not do the real thing justice. For one, the device is heftier than you’d think. It feels solid, like Joyetech would put in a larger 200+ Watt box mod. The weight comes from the quality materials it’s made of, and its larger-then-normal internal battery with a 1000mAh. The EVIO SOLO lasts hours and hours on a single (USB-C) charge.
Fully Charge the EVIO SOLO Battery
As I always recommend, no matter what you think the battery is charged to when you first buy a new mod, always charge it before using. This way you’ll get the longest shelf life and you’ll be able to recharge it 500 to 1000 times.
After charging, double-check the power level, then take one of two coils that come in the kit and slide it into the, wait for it…. 4.8mL pod. Once its secure, uncover the side-filled port and fill with freebase or nic-salt vape juice. Give it a decent 5-10 minutes to allow the coil to soak up some of the vape juice and start vaping.
TIP: For best results, take your vape juice bottle tip and dampen the exposed cotton around the coil before sliding the coil into the pod. You’ll get better flavor, and the chances of scorching the cotton in the coil is close to nil.
Once the dampened coil is placed in the pod, and the pod is filled with vape juice, place the pod onto the mod and allow the magnetics to do the work and securely fasten the pod to the mod.
EVIO SOLO Airflow
On the of mod, you’ll find a slide that moves up and down. Sliding it down allows the airflow port to open for maximum air/heat mixture. This means more vapor, and more flavor. You can also close it up some for a tighter draw. This could product less vapor, but it increases the flavor concentration some. Personally, I vape with it wide open for maximum airflow.
Mouth To Lung (and maybe Direct Lung)
The EVIO SOLO is made for MTL, or Mouth to Lung, vaping. It’s size and shape tilts toward the mouth to lung style, though you could draw the vapor directly into your lungs if you wanted to. I tried it, and it worked. Though to be truthful, I much prefer a sub-ohm tank, 80-100W of power and 0.15-ohm coil.
The EVIO SOLO is Both Discrete AND Fashionable
As you can see in the photos, the EVIO SOLO is a thin, oblong styled pod mod. The finishes give off a modern art vibe; colorful, optimistic, and fun. Anyone can slip it into their pocket, purse, or well, anywhere.
Power Output Selection
What surprised about the EVIO SOLO is, well, a lot of things, but the one I want to mention here is the button on the bottom of the battery that serves as a power selection button. The pod mod can go from low power to high power through using the button next to the USB-C port.
Press and Hold the Power button for One Second to choose from High (blue), medium (green) and low (red). The default is Green for medium power, and it is a good place to start.
Because I vape freebase, high VG vape juice I found vaping it on High Power (blue) gives me the best flavor and biggest clouds. Nic-Salt users may also find the high power worth a try, though I can’t imagine a 50mg nicotine sale vape juice being vaped on high.
Innovative AST Technology
All-time Stable Technology, often known as AST, is the most recent vaping innovation from Joyetech. They successfully created ultra-austenitic stainless steel in collaboration with a leading coil provider (AST-steel). This process brings a greater flavor fidelity to the mod and the AST-steel can use a smart-coil-protection feature which prevents scorching the coil.
Vibration System for the EVIO SOLO
One of the bigger complaints I hear from pod mod users that use these refillable pods is that they sometimes think the pod is securely placed into the battery and when they go to draw on the pod, nothing happens. Then they must fiddle with it a bit, and finally getting it to work.
The Joyetech EVIO SOLO has a vibration system built in that will give the user direct tactile feedback when the pod is secure in the battery and ready to vape. In the grand scheme of things, it might not be a big deal, but for many people, including me, appreciate feedback so we know exactly where we stand.
The Multi-Language Manual
Inside the box for the EVIO SOLO you there a manual in several languages that goes over everything I just did, and a whole lot more. I highly recommend reading the manual first, before doing anything. Not only is it safer, but you’ll get the maximum performance from the pod mod.
Joyetech EVIO SOLO Conclusion
I never thought the vape industry would make a pod mod that I would keep. I’ve vaped dozens of disposables, and a handful of refillable, and they always left me wanting…. Wanting to get back to my 230W mod and high-power sub-ohm tank.
This time, I did not want to give the EVIO away once I had worked with it long enough to write a review. I wanted to keep it. No, it hasn’t replaced my high-end mod/tanks, but it did find a nice home on my nightstand, in my pocket when I go out, and other places where my huge mod would not be welcome.
As a quality, high end pod mod that can be purchased for $21.99 at MyVaporUS.Com, (extra pods as $3.99, replacement coils run $11.99 for a 5-pck) this is the pod mod you want if your ‘vape style’ is like mine.
The market for vaping has changed completely over the past few years, and I never imagined myself giving a pod mod a grade of A. But I do, and I did.
This is one cool pod mod, and inexpensive enough to pick a couple of them up.
Joyetech EVIO SOLO Specs and Features:
. • Smart Vibration Reminder
• AST Platform
• Battery Capacity Of 1000mAh
• Long-term Endurance
• High/medium/low Output Level
• 4.8ml Vape Juice Capacity
• Side Slot
• EN 0.8ohm and 1.2ohm coil
• Adjustable Airflow
• Protective Measures
Joyetech EVIO Solo Pod System Kit Specification:
Body Material: Zinc Alloy
Battery Capacity: 1000mAh built-in battery
Airflow type: Modular airflow
Joyetech EVIO Solo Pod System Kit Standard Configuration
1 * EVIO SOLO Battery
1 * EVIO SOLO Cartridge
1 * EN 0.8ohm Coil
1 * EN 1.2ohm Coil
1* Type-C Cable
1 *User Guide and Warranty Card
Joyetech EVIO SOLO Pod:
4.8ml Larger Capacity
Free Airflow Control
Draw-activated for Easy to use
Coil resistance: 1.2ohm
EN Coil is brand new coil series which firstly applied the innovative AST-Steel inside. It can produce great flavor and has long life span. Small size, so that it can be replaced very easy.
WEIGHT: 2.3g / pc
Resistance: 0.8 ohm / 1.2 ohm
Long Life Span
Good strength and toughness