Ego One XL from Joyetech one year review

//Ego One XL from Joyetech one year review

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’m a relatively new user of e-cigarettes, but the Ego One was a great stepping stone for me. After I switched from smoking I used one of those old-school ego vape pens for about a month until I managed to break it. I decided I needed something stronger in terms of power and also build quality so that this would never happen again.

Package and first impressions

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Since I decided I wanted to make this a somewhat exhaustive review of the kit, I’ll start with the beginning. This is what I got with my Ego One XL:
– a cool white box with a warranty card and manual
– a stainless steel(my choice) electrical mod with a 2200mAh battery, non-removable
– an SS tank with adjustable airflow that can hold 2.5 ml of liquid
– two mouthpieces: a silver, lower intake one which I never used and a clear higher intake one that I never changed
– two atomizers: a 1.0 Ohm one and a 0.5 Ohm one that I never intend to use
– USB cable and wall adapter

So, from the start, I was impressed with Ego One’s power compared to my old Ego cigalike pencil. I delivered a bigger punch so I went from 12% nicotine down to 6%. I was a light/menthol smoker so that suited me the best. I was also impressed with the great battery time I was getting (and still am) with almost 3 days of vaping. You can get less, but I’m a medium-light user.

On the other side, the 2.5-milliliter tank was even smaller than my old kit and a pain to fill. I have since mastered the technique (because it really is a technique) and now only occasionally flood my air intake. Also, due to my trusting nature, I would forget to charge my e-cig due to the battery taking so long until discharged completely. First world problems, I know.

But you would think, “Hey! Joyetech has this blinking LED feature that lets you know where you’re at in terms of battery. Why didn’t you use that?” Good question. I found that in real-life usage you tend to not pay much attention to that glowing light. Especially if you have a long session and you don’t know when you’ll be finished. You can’t be expected to watch it like a crazed person and count the amount of time the light flickers!

The tank and its leaking issues

But then disaster hit. I come back from work one day and I find e-liquid all over the battery. This can’t be good, better google for answers. What I found was that people were confused by the nature of the leak. It seems that none of them knew how exactly how to solve it. After a few weeks, I figured it out by mistake: make sure that when you rebuild the resistance you cut the wires flush with the isolation material(some kind of rubber). It was simple but somehow escaped me. Now, of course, I still get a few leaks now and then, but that’s touching on the other shortcoming of the kit: the battery.

Battery drain

You see, when you charge up the Ego One battery it performs great. After a little while… still great. At half battery or lower, however, you can feel the struggle. It doesn’t have enough juice (pun intended) to provide a satisfying vape. That’s why after a few hours of puffing, you start getting some liquid coming out the air vents. It pulls more e-liquid than what it can make into an aerosol. That’s why I started adjusting the air holes, making them smaller and smaller as I progress throughout the day. That way, at least, I keep this effect at bay.

Time for RBA upgrades

rebuildable CLR headsNevertheless, I was pleased with my purchase. I had a solid and pleasantly looking kit with only $50 spent. A cheap deal that would make any beginner vaper happy. After six months, I started to look into more advanced features like rebuildable coils. I thought that this was the end. My trusty Ego One would have to be replaced. But to my surprise, this was not the case! Joyetech actually created some rebuildable “CLR Heads“! So I went to the nearest vape shop and got myself about 1000 inches (yes, really) of 28 gauge Kanthal and a buttload of cotton and got to it. In just a few minutes, I rebuild my first deck. And I was feeling edgy, I went for 0.8 Ohm like the guys on the forums said. It was the best vaping experience I had!

Ego One wear and tear

ego one xl use marks bottom

The bottom cap losing its shine

ego one xl use marks button

Excessive clicking of the fire button showing its mark

Now that I have it for about a year, it starts to show signs of wear. The first to notice was the bottom cap after a few weeks. After that, there was the fire button. It still works, mind you, it just looks a bit uglier.

I have also had some issues with the kit where pressing the button five times would not lock it. This happens randomly and apparently only when the battery is fully charged. I have no idea what’s causing it and I don’t mind it too much since I usually carry it in my jacket and there’s plenty of room for it to not get accidentally fired. I can imagine that being incredibly annoying if you are the skinny jeans type of person.

Closing thoughts

I like it. I would not buy another one if I lost it, but that’s because I’m looking for something more powerful right now. I feel like it’s done the job well, however. If you are a beginner and want to have a solid e-cigarette, the Ego One from Joyetech is a good way to start vaping and experiment with rebuilding your own coils along the way.[/vc_column_text][vc_cta h2=”Get the Joyetech Ego One at a special price” txt_align=”center” color=”chino” el_width=”xl” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”SHOP NOW” btn_style=”flat” btn_color=”green” btn_align=”center” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-opencart” btn_button_block=”true” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_custom_onclick=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fvapecrunch.com%2Ffasttech-ego-one||target:%20_blank”][/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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