Introduction – The eGo AIO 2 10th Anniversary Edition By Joyetech
The Joyetech eGo AIO 2 10th Anniversary Edition is from a brand that has become a household name in affordable vape gear and, especially over the past couple of years, they’ve been improving the performance and build quality to such an extent that they are making fans where they didn’t have fans before, yours truly included.
Today’s review, however, covers a re-release of a classic, namely the Ego AIO kit, a nifty little all-in-one, vape pen-style device. Now, this retake seems mostly to feature superficial differences, like the graphic design, the LED lights and, maybe a little more functional, the reconfigured drip tip design.
One thing is for sure, the massive explosion in the nic salt juice market is reason enough to call this re-release well timed.
What’s In The Box
- 1 x Ego AIO 2 (Ltd Edition)
- 2 x BF SS316 0.6Ohm Coil Heads
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x Clear Spare Drip Tip
- 19 x 119 mm
- Available in white, silver and black
- 1500mAh onboard battery
- 2ml Capacity
- Viewing windows (2)
- Direct output
- Designed for MTL use
- In-tank LED, with variable colour
- In-tank LED, with variable colour
- Full battery protection suite
- Child lock top cap
Build Quality & Design
On opening the neat, black Joyetech box packaging, I discover a compact, pen-style all in one with a silver-grey, scratch resistant finish that has what looks like mapped train tracks running from top to bottom all around the device.
The device is shaped like a cigar, a long cylinder, with a slight taper at the base and the top.
Just above the halfway mark, on one side of the device, is a clicky, rubberised, round-cornered-square-shaped fire button that’s 1cmx1cm in size.
On the opposite side of the cylinder, at the same height, you’ll find a micro USB port for recharge.
6 MM above that on either side of the device, is a 1cm x1.7cm round edged viewing window, through which the coil head is visible inside the device’s 2ml capacity tank.
A marker on the side of the device reads “Max” to indicate that you should fill the tank to just above half way up the viewing window.
On the front side, where the fire button is located, there is a small Joyetech brand just above the window.
8MM above the top of the viewing window is a seam, there is a slight gap where the top cap begins, there is a gap because the top cap has a child lock feature, so you need to press it down and twist in order to remove the cap for coil change and refill.
The top cap is divided into 2 sections, the bottom is a knurled, thicker belt that moves freely to the left to adjust your airflow, the top is a fixed belt into which the mouth to lung (MTL) drip tip fits.
The bottom belt has a rounded taper, so that without the drip tip the top of the device is hemispherical.
The removable drip tip comes in an out snuggly, with the help of two beefy o-rings, the drip tip is a similar greyish colour in my silver version, and there is a clear plastic spare in the box.
A flattened base and good weight allow the pen AIO to stand comfortably when not in use.
A spare coilhead is included, as is a clear plastic drip tip, as a silicon airflow restrictor.
How Does The Joyetech eGo AIO 2 10th Anniversary Edition Perform?
Now seeing as this is an MTL device (more on that here), I’ll cover the airflow and drip tip first.
Both included drip tips are ideal for MTL use and I find the little silicon restrictor/drip tip cover really comfortable to use.
The airflow is optimised for MTL use.
I absolutely love the airflow adjust and am able to vary the airflow from a lovely restricted MTL hit to a medium to airy MTL hit.
One issue I’ve encountered during every period of use is a sticky fire button. In other words, you fire and release but the rubberised button gets stuck and the device keeps firing, the only way to release it is to press the button again.
I also found the coilhead to be a little spluttery and noisy initially, but this smoothes out once after some use.
I found the LED light very useful at night and really like the option of changing colours. The bright LED allows you to check your juice levels without having to open the device.
Aside from the faulty fire button and the refill method which I will cover shortly, I found the device lives up to expectations providing the above average MTL for use with nic salts and high nic juices in a conveniently sized and shaped device.
How To Fill
I find the fill method a little awkward and, when you are in public or in a hurry, it can also be a little messy.
- Press and twist off the top cap, into which the coil head is screwed
- Fill the tank to the max mark
- Replace the coil and cap
How To Change the Coil
- Press and twist off the top cap
- Unscrew the coilhead from the top cap
- Replace the top cap, being careful to screw the coilhead in at the same time
Stock Coil Performance
The included 0.6 Ohm BF MTL coilheads actually provide outstanding cloud! I experience really full MTL cloud with flavour that, while a little muted, is definitely still there.
I would recommend these coils for really effective nicotine delivery and not so much flavour chasing, though flavour isn’t THAT bad.
I find these coilheads also stand up well to a bit of chainpuffing, with flavour actually improving when the coils get a little extra heat on them.
How To Operate the Menu System
- 5 Clicks on or off
- When off, hold fire until the light comes on then click to adjust the colour
Battery life is roughly 6 hours with consistent use and a charge is quick at just under an hour.
- Comfortable MTL drip tip
- Handly LED light for checking levels at night
- Convenient, ergonomic size and shape
- Loads of Protections
- Adjustable airflow perfect for MTL
- Full cloud production
- Fire button gets stuck
- Fill method is messy
- Flavour is a little muted
Final Review Verdict
Now, besides some niggles with the fire button, I found the Joyetech eGo AIO2 10th Anniversary Edition to be an ergonomic and really effective nic salt delivery device, perfect for cigarette quitters and office break fix-seekers.
While the device does tick almost all those all-in-one boxes for convenience, the fill method is still a little awkward.
I hope that the issue with the fire button was sorted out between the time I received my sample and the device hit stores, otherwise, Joyetech will have to rectify this with the next release as it does pose a danger, especially for inexperienced users.
Would I buy the Joyetech eGo AIO 2 Anniversary Edition if I lost/broke the device? Quite Likely.