Joyetech Exceed D19 AIO Kit Review – A few years’ back, the Joyetech AIO made a splash for a wide range of vapers. Beginners loved the vast improvement over cig-a-likes, while enjoying a little more freedom over flavors than what closed/pod systems made available. In turn, veteran vapers enjoyed stepping back to something more portable and simplistic, while still enjoying a high-quality vape.
Consider the Joyetech Exceed D19 kit the natural evolution of this AIO idea. This diminutive pen-style system takes the original AIO concept further by introducing a sub-ohm coil, a touch more control over the power, and an overall more-advanced feel to the proceedings. Let’s take a closer look.
Initial impressions of the Joyetech Exceed D19 Kit
Like so many of the “big names” in the vape industry, Joyetech have established a look and feel to its packaging, and have stuck with it, year over year. As we’ve come to expect, the box is relatively low key, with a nice hero image and a clearly stated listing of contents. No frills, no nonsense, no confusion – something we all appreciate in an industry plagued with poor translation.
The contents of the kit are generous and well thought-out, with owners receiving the Exceed D19 mod, the matching tank, two EX coils, a USB cable, well-translated instructions, warranty card and a slew of spare parts – a much better offering than most pen-style mods provide.
Overall, the Exceed D19 is much shorter (and a little squattier) than we first expected. Coming in at just 76mm alone, and 118mm with the tank installed, this minuscule device packs a deceptive amount of power. While the 1,500 mAh battery isn’t going to turn any heads, the 40-watt output maximum surely will. Yes, you can sub-ohm on the Exceed D19 – and Joyetech has included a coil to prove it.
The Exceed D19 kit comes with two EX coils – a 0.5-ohm direct lung head, and a 1.2-ohm mouth-to-lung head, opening the mod up to multiple audiences in search of a highly portable, slightly stealthy device. They are – of course – designed for use with the included Exceed D19 tank, which is a TPD-compliant 2mL, more than enough capacity for MTL users.
(Direct lung enthusiasts, have those bottles at the ready.)
Operating the Joyetech Exceed D19 Kit
There’s not much to tell about the Exceed D19 kit. It’s a simplified, one-button mod with an LED battery indicator and little else to get in the way. Ease-of-use is the target, and for the most part, Joyetech has hit the mark.
The mod itself is single-button affair, despite actually having two modes of operation. The default setup is for direct-output vaping, meaning the mod regulates wattage to the EX coils based solely on the amount of power left in the battery.
This is why new users should be sure they’re using only coils designed for such use (a safe bet for newcomers would be to stick with the supplied EX varieties until they become more comfortable with direct-output needs).
Another detail worth mentioning is that the EX coils are both made from Nichrome, rather than the usual Kanthal. This ensures the coils heat up quicker, cool off quicker, and offer up a faster, more stealthy vape.
To change modes to the constant voltage setting, the user must first turn off the Exceed D19 mod, then perform a series of long presses until the LED indicator light flashes its acknowledgement. In this mode, you can expect to go through battery more quickly, from the set voltage, especially if its setting itself to full 40-watt output.
In either mode, the Exceed D19 comes armed with a full slate of protection features, including overcharging, over-current, low battery and short circuit. In short, fledgling vapers can rest comfortably knowing their devices will perform without concern.
The included Exceed D19 tank is a simple, standard atomizer with some nice features, most notably the dual-purpose bottom airflow ring, which has open settings for the direct lung crowd, with more restrictive settings for the MTL enthusiasts. The top fill ports are surprisingly wide, and I experienced no problems with any of my droppers and bottles.
This is a good thing, though. Because with a 2mL capacity, direct lung vapers will find themselves filling the Exceed D19 tank quite often. If you’re an occasional vaper, this might work out for you, but heavy vapers should probably only look to the Exceed D19 as a backup or stealth vape option only.
Vaping the Joyetech Exceed D19 Kit
With a limited 1,500 mAh internal battery, the Exceed D19 isn’t designed for all-day use. That’s not to say it isn’t impressive for the size, but I recall in our 2014 review, eGo batteries pushing 2,200 mAh years ago, so this capacity seems a little low, even for a stealth setup.
In the standard direct output mode, battery life is pretty poor. After just under an hour of steady vaping, I felt the battery power drop precipitously, and before long I noticed the LED flashing a low-battery warning. Admittedly, my testing was much more intense than the Exceed D19’s intended usage, but this was nonetheless alarming in 2017.
In constant voltage, power performance was even worse, as the steady flow of power chewed into the remaining battery life at a breakneck pace. However, while it lasted, the constant voltage setting offered more satisfying vape quality, in both MTL and direct lung usage.
That said, watch out for those direct lung hits, as they’ll swallow battery at an exponential rate. Using the 0.5-ohm coil with constant voltage afforded me less than a half hour of steady vape quality, and just under an hour of total use time.
In the short time I had full-power direct lung hits, they were excellent, with the EX coils performing well above expectations. Both flavor and vapor production were robust, with even the most nuanced liquids coming through the tiny device.
Based on longevity and power alone, I have a hard time recommending the Exceed D19 for anyone looking to use it as a direct lung device. However, as a backup MTL mod, the Exceed D19 makes much more sense. Using the 1.2-ohm EX coil, the Exceed D19 felt much more at home.
Using more restrictive airflow settings, the flavor of higher-nic, PG-heavy juices shined bright. Even though this isn’t my usual style of vaping, I found myself rediscovering the simple pleasure of a smoking-like experience.
Battery life with the MTL coil was noticeably better. The Exceed D19 is not a chain-vaping setup, but I can wholeheartedly recommend the kit for MTL vapers looking for occasional draws. Under that scenario, I can see the Exceed far surpassing most devices in this category – the flavor is that good.
The USB charging is fast and reliable, but there is no passthrough mode, so plan accordingly.
Wrapping up… and Score
For a simplified device aimed at people seeking a no-frills experience, the Exceed D19 kit offers an impressive package. In fact, if the battery life matched Joyetech’s ambition, this could be the best entry-level kit on the market.
Still, while it lasts, the Joyetech Exceed D19 offers a surprisingly rich, flavorful vape, no matter which style suits you best. Considering the price point and high performance, there’s a lot more to like here than anyone could have expected.
Joyetech Exceed D19 mod: B
Joyetech Exceed D19 tank: B+
Overall kit: B+
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Exceed D19 Specs and Contents
Joyetech Exceed D19 mod specs:
- Size: 19 x 76mm
- Battery Capacity: 1,500 mAh
- Max Output Wattage: 40w
- Mode: Direct output mode & constant voltage output
- Thread: 510 thread
Joyetech Exceed D19 tank specs:
- Size: 19 x 42mm
- Capacity: 2ml
- Coil: EX 1.2 ohm MTL head (8-15w) / EX 0.5 ohm DL head (20 – 35w)
- Thread: 510 Thread
Joyetech Exceed D19 kit contents:
- Exceed D19 Battery
- Exceed D19 Atomizer
- 1x EX 0.5 ohm DL Head
- 1x EX 1.2 ohm MTL Head
- 1x USB Cable
- 2x Manual
- 1x Warranty Card
- Spare Parts