EVIC VT 60W by Joyetech – TC Box MOD
Presenting the EVIC-VT 60W, featuring a super large OLED screen, supporting VT-Ti (Titanium)/ VT-Ni (Nickel)/ VW mode, and battery capacity of 5000mah. This stylish mod looks to be a winner but is it really as good as it seems? We shall see.
EVIC-VT 60W features
- Output Wattage: VT Mode:1W-60W VW Mode:1W-60W
- VT-Ti/VT-Ni/VW Mode Temperature Range: 100-315℃/200-600˚F
- 5000mAh internal battery.
- Can be used with Kanthal, Nickel and Titanium builds.
- Output Voltage: 0.5V-8.0V.
- Resistance Range: 0.2Ω for CL-Ni head 0.4Ω for CL-Ti.
- Visual Display: VT-Ti mode/VT-Ni mode/VW Wattages/ Voltages Atomizer Resistance
- Battery power/Puff/Time.
- Streamlined Sports Car Design. Available in Racing Yellow, Cool Black, Dazzling White.
- Lateral Charging Port.
- Large OLED Screen.
- Multi-hole for ventilation.
- Micro USB Charging. Supports Pass-Through.
A very well presented box contains
- 1x EVIC-VT 60W mod.
- 1x eGo One Mega tank in matching colour.
- 1x Micro USB charging cable.
- Authenticity card.
- User manual.
- Spare Titanium coil for the eGo One tank. Nickel coil is pre-fitted.
- 1x Mains adapter. The review item came with the 2 pin adapter.
EVIC-VT 60W Look & Build
The one thing this mod does exceptionally well is it’s sense of styling. It really does look incredibly classy and it sells itself as the sport’s car of mods. I love the whole American muscle car theme to it right down to the racing stripe, it’s very much like a Mustang.
The paint finish is brilliant and it really does look like car body paint with tiny little flakes in the colours and the overall smooth and glossy look is truly awesome.
The whole mod is quite weighty but the construction is extremely solid. While it is heavier than most it does feel very good in the hand. The OCD display is very clear and the text is easy to read. However it does suffer when taken outside in bright sunlight like a lot of mods and then becomes quite difficult to see.
The 510 pin is spring loaded and all of my tanks and drippers sit flush with the mod. The thumb dial which allows you to adjust wattage and navigate the menu looks good but I find it really does take some getting used to and I don’t feel it’s anywhere near as convenient as a plus and minus button on other mods.
The fire button tends to rattle a little and to be honest I’m not to keen on that since it lets down the quality of the product somewhat. The USB charging port in my opinion is far too close to the top of the mod and it would have made more sense to locate it near the base.
My concern is that if you are using very leaky RDA’s (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers) there is chance juice could leak inside. At the very least Joyetech should have supplied a cover or rubber stopper for it.
Located at the base there are a great number of ventilation holes to keep the battery cool.
Ease of use
In most respects the mod is easy to use but in terms of doing every day things like adjusting wattage, switching modes between wattage and temperature control Joyetech have made things a little inconvenient. The thumb dial is really the problem because it really digs into the thumb when you want to adjust something. Add in the fact that you can’t go backwards and forwards with settings and it makes things something of a pain to do.
For example you have to hit the fire button three times which then starts the top most category which is your wattage/temperature flashing. Turning the dial to the left drops down to the next category and you have to keep hitting left to go back to the top most setting. While turning the dial to the right changes the option in the category.
The same issue occurs when you want to change wattage since you have to go all the way past 60W to get back to 30W. I find the whole system rather cumbersome.
Temperature control also seems very hit and miss because while it initially worked great for a week it has now started to become a little flaky. I have been using my Herakles with the new Ni200 coils and have had no issues until yesterday when I had to put a new coil into the tank which was exactly the same type as the previous one. For some reason the EVIC-VT hasn’t adjusted to it properly despite reading it as a new coil.
The end result is that while the new coil vapes it seems to take a much higher temperature to get the same result as before. I know it’s definitely the mod since I locked the resistance for each coil so the device would use the correct setting.
The mod is also not 100% accurate with it’s resistance readings either. I have used two Ni200 Herakles coils which are rated at 0.2 Ohm. The first one read at 0.19 and the second reads at 0.21. There will always be some minor variation but I suspect the EVIC-VT sometimes calibrates the wrong settings on account of it’s less than perfect resistance reading.
I have read on line that there is a issue when using Nickel coils with this device and apparently the new firmware addresses this. However on visiting Joyetech my internet provider did not permit me to download the firmware update most likely due to it being on a Chinese server. So I then tried Joyetech UK only to find that the relevant file was not actually available to download in their support section. This left me rather unimpressed.
It takes 6 hours for the battery to be fully charged. When Charging in device-on condition, the battery sign flashes; when it is fully charged, the battery sign disappears.
How Does The EVIC-VT 60W Vape?
It performs just like you’d expect a 60W device to function. Using Kanthal builds the mod works flawlessly but with Nickel coils it seems to have some issues. I have not had time to try the included Titanium coil and to be quite honest I’m not sure I really want to vape something made out of that material.
I have read that Titanium coils work without issue which is more than can be said of nickel.
Battery life is a little suspect. Apparently the battery is 5000mAh but considering how quickly it drains I don’t think I really believe the specifications. Heavy vaping at 35-40W will give you anywhere from a full day to a day and a half. I suspect the battery is only 4500mAh but that is pure speculation on my part. I do know that it lasts nowhere near as long as my Sigelei 100+ when using the same wattage.
One minor strange occurrence was on one particular morning when I first picked up the EVIC-VT I could feel something slightly shifting, sliding around inside and you I could feel that the balance of the mod was a little off. I honestly think it was the battery and I believe from everything I have read that this is not uncommon. It seems like the battery expands and shifts slightly depending on charge. This in itself is rather troubling.
Is it worth it?
Yes and no is my answer. In many respects it is a lovely mod and on the whole it is beautifully designed but it also has it’s fair share of quirks and flaws. Long term I have doubts about it’s reliability but that is not to say I don’t enjoy using it because in many ways I like a great deal about it.
For the price it is good value especially when you factor in the included tank which doesn’t offer a bad vape but I’d prefer for it to be more airy. I think if you are buying this then you really must look at reading about the various issues carefully. For looks alone I appreciate it is extremely attempting but good looks only go so far and if there are truly issues with the devices function then you may do better to consider something else.
A impressive looking mod that is sadly let down in a number of areas. Despite the flaws I still think it is a very stylish looking mod but make sure you are fully informed before parting with your money.
- Extremely classy looking mod.
- Comes with a tank as part of the purchase.
- Feels good in the hand.
- Solid construction.
The Not So Good
- Temperature control is a bit flaky at times.
- Uses a internal battery that will one day fail.
- Occasional battery shifting.
- Slightly rattly fire button.
- Battery runs down far faster than you would think.
- Thumb dial and menu takes getting used to.
- Firmware support for Joyetech UK was unavailable.
- USB Port located near the top of the mod which could be a problem.
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