The eVic AIO by Joyetech – Introduction
Joyetech’s latest All-in-one (AIO) device combines many features, both aesthetically and technically of these three products to create one new unique mod………but is it a winning combination!?
What’s In The Box
- 1 x Joyetech eVic AIO
- 4 x BF atomizer heads
• 1 x NotchCoil 0.25ohm (Direct Lung)
• 1 x BF SS316 0.5ohm (Direct Lung)
• 1 x LVC Clapton 1.5ohm (Mouth To Lung)
• 1 x QCS Coil
- 2 x Drip tips
- 1 x USB Charging cable
- 1 x Tank Atomizer adapter
- 2 x Sets of leather effect panel sticker’s
- 1 x User manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x Battery Warning Card
- 1 x Packet of Cotton
- Tank capacity – 3.5ml
- Top Filling
- Top Airflow Control
- Output wattage – 1-75W
- Output modes – VW / VT (Ni, Ti, SS316) / TCR / Bypass / RTC (Real Time Clock)
- Temperature ranges – 100-315°C / 200-600°F
- Resistance ranges – 0.05-1.5ohm VT/TCR modes, 0.1-3.5ohm VW/Bypass modes
- Atomizer resistance – 0.25ohm NotchCoil™ / 0.5ohm BF SS316 / 1.5ohm LVC Clapton / 0.25ohm QCS
- Battery protection circuit system
- Reverse Polarity Protection
- Detachable Magnetic Side Panel
- Removable Glass Tank
- Atomizer Adapter to allow use of standard RTA’s
- Firmware Upgradeable
- Internal LED Tank light
- Dimensions – 26mm x 48mm x 105mm
- Assembled weight exc. packaging – 210g approx.
- Available Colours: Silver or Black
Build Quality & Design
The Joyetech eVic AIO is a sturdy piece of vaping hardware, weighing in at approximately 250g including an single 18560 on-board. And it’s no wonder its hefty, Joyetech have crammed a lot into the eVic AIO.
At the top of the device we have our standard 510 compatible drip dip which sit nice and snugly into the raised top cap of the mod.
A separate narrow bore drip tip has also been included in the kit for those of you that prefer a Mouth To Lung style vape. The top cap incorporates an easy to remove top filling cap which covers the two elongated filling ports located just beneath the cover. In addition to these, the top cap also integrates the air flow control ring which has two sets of five vertical slots that can be easily closed or opened by rotating the AFC ring anti-clockwise or clockwise.
At its most closed off position the eVic AIO will provide a loose MTL vape. Likewise when the AFC is fully open this will give a smooth direct lung inhale.
Included in the eVic AIO kit is an atomizer adaptor which when substituted for the chimney and top cap section of the mod, allows the use of more traditional RTA’s or RDA’s through its spring loaded 510 connection.
The front panel of the mod comprises of a large flush fitting circular fire button which is nice & clicky and is very comfortable when finger or thumb firing.
The “Fire” button also provides the facility to switch ON the mod and also to turn OFF the device using the standard 5 clicks.
Below the “Fire” button is the large OLED screen which is very reminiscent of the eVic VTC screen.
The eVic AIO screen provides all the information you could possibly need and a little bit more:-
- Mode: Power / Bypass / Temp Ni / TCR with 3 x Memory Slots
- Wattage / Temperature in °C or °F (Round robin to switch between these)
- Voltage / Vape time in 0.1 second increments
- Coil Resistance in ohms
- Battery meter / Weak Battery Notification
In addition to this there is also a RTC (Real Time Clock) feature which can be toggled on & off and be displayed as either an analogue or digital clock.
The analogue clock feature also doubles as a screen protector/saver for which the time out can be adjusted through the menu settings.
Now you’re probably wondering why I haven’t mentioned the “+” and “-“ buttons while giving you a rundown of the front face of the mod, after all this is where they are usually found.
Not so in the case of the eVic AIO, as Joyetech have moved these to the base of the device.
Yep, that’s right, on the base of the device nicely nestled in a small recess to prevent the buttons from being pressed when placed on a table or desk.
Personally, I’m not overly enamoured by this, as it can make using the buttons a little awkward while trying to look at the screen.
The “+” and “-“ buttons, in addition to adjusting wattage and temperature provide access to the menu, when combined with the “Fire” button, and also gives menu navigation and option selection:-
- Menu access: 3 clicks of the “Fire” button
- Menu navigation: “-”
- Menu option selection: “+“
A separate menu is also provided to adjust & toggle screen time-out feature and also the LED tank light colour.
- Additional Menu access: “Fire” and “+“ button
- Menu navigation: “+”
- Menu option selection: “-“
The OLED screens stealth mode is turned ON and OFF by pressing both the “Fire” button and the “-“ button for approximately 3 seconds. Likewise, Key locking is activated by pressing both the “+” button and the “-“ button for 3 seconds.
In addition to these features it is also possible to display the PCB temperature and firmware version of the device:
- PCB Temperature: With device turned OFF, press the “Fire” button 10 times
- Firmware Version: With device turned OFF, press the “Fire” button 20 times
And that pretty much covers the OLED screen and menu systems, so let’s get back to the mod.
The side panels of the eVic AIO are similar in appearance with the exception of the Joyetech and eVic AIO logos and both have a replaceable leatherette finish.
The device I received was the black version with black leatherette side panels but the kit also includes two additional sets of stickers to allow you to customise your device.
Additional stickers are available to purchase separately and are relatively cheap.
Both side panels contain a small window which provides a full view of the internal glass tank and its contents so you will always know how much e-liquid you have.
There is also a small LED light embedded into the device next to the glass tank which as mentioned before, can have its colour changed in the menu settings.
This, however, doesn’t really give off sufficient brightness to view the contents of the tank in dim conditions.
Panel to the left of the OLED screen houses the micro USB port for firmware upgrades and battery charging.
The panel to the right of the OLED screen is removable, held in place by two strong magnets, and provides access to the single 18650 battery compartment and the internal glass tank, which is completely removable to assist with cleaning.
When replacing the tank after cleaning, be aware that there are two small plastic lugs at the top of the tank housing inside of the eVic AIO which correspond with the two flat faces on the top section of the tank.
These must be lined up before pushing the tank back into position inside the device.
If they’re not and you push the tank too hard you risk cracking or even breaking the glass and there’s not a spare in the kit!!
As with any atomizer it’s inside of the tank where all the magic happens!
And in the case of the eVic AIO this is done courtesy of the various BF stock coils or BF RBA core, all of which can of course be purchased separately and are also compatible with the Cubis & Cubis Pro tanks and the eGo AIO.
Available Joyetech Coils:-
- BF Nickel (Ni) 0.2 ohm
- BF SS316 0.5 ohm
- BF SS316 0.6 ohm
- BF SS316 1.0 ohm
- BF Clapton 1.5 ohm
- LVC Clapton 1.5 ohm MTL
- BF Notchcoil 0.25 ohm DL
- QCS Notchcoil 0.25 ohm
- BF RBA
Installation your chosen coil is relatively simple and straight forward as they all screw directly onto the chimney section of the device and make direct contact with the bottom plate of the tank section to obtain power. I did purchase the RBA core for the eVic AIO separately, as it’s not included in the kit, because I wanted to see how it performed and also I’m not overly keen with being tied into purchasing stock coils.
Unfortunately, at the time of writing this I’m still waiting on the RBA’s arrival, so I haven’t been able to include it in this review!!
How Does The eVic AIO Perform?
Overall, the performance of the eVic AIO didn’t disappoint. The menu system was very similar to that of my eVic VTC Mini so there was no learning curve.
Variable Wattage (VW) performed completely as expected with no problems, as did Temperature Control.
With the exception of the 0.25Ω BF NotchCoil, all coils provided in the kit performed very well, with flavour and vapour production being very respectable.
The 0.25Ω NotchCoil, on initial use seemed to perform well however, within a very short period of time it completely flooded.
After several attempts to fix this the coil seemed to clear but the excessive spit-back made it un-pleasurable to use, which was disappointing.
Usually I vape around the 30 to 40 watt mark so battery life from the single 18650 for me was pretty good, lasting roughly a whole day.
That will of course be different for someone else who may prefer to vape at a higher or lower wattage.
What I Liked
The eVic AIO is a nice compact device albeit a little on the heavy side, but I still found it to be pocket friendly. Turning the device ON and OFF is quick and free of any gimmicky logos.
Overall, the eVic AIO provided a very pleasurable vape with flavour being very good and vapour production was quite respectable.
What I Dislike
There are two areas which I feel Joyetech need to review & address with the eVic AIO.
The first is the top filling on the mod itself, which I found to be a awkwardly positioned and little temperamental at times and would overflow even with the tank virtually empty.
I put this down to air not being able to escape quickly enough through the filling ports causing a kind of airlock and resulting in e-liquid backing up into the top cap section of the device.
Even tilting the mod when filling didn’t seem to help.
In the end I chose to remove the entire top cap & chimney section and fill the tank directly.
My second and final qualm is not with the device but with the Notchcoil cores.
While the flavour from these is very good the trade-off seems to be spit-back, which was excessive and annoying to say the least but something I hope Joyetech will address in the not too distant future.
Final Review Verdict
The Joyetech eVic AIO is a nice all-in one device that is very user friendly for newcomers while incorporating advanced features such as the TCR mode for the more seasoned vaper. Something for almost everyone!
- Atomizer adaptor for use with traditional tanks
- Good flavour from all coils included in kit
- Upgradable Firmware
- Top filling can be tricky
- MTL airflow was good but a little loose (Subjective)
- Spit-back from Notchcoil was annoying (Subjective)
- No RBA deck included in kit