The Joyetech EGO Pod AST is an update to the existing EGO pod kit.

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Let’s have a closer look to see what is different with this version…

What Is New About The Joyetech EGO Pod AST…

You may be thinking this preview is a bit of “Deja Vu” but there are some changes to the AST version.

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The most obvious alteration is to the e-liquid viewing window which has increased in size for this version.ego v ast pod

The second noticeable change is to the size of the kit – the original EGO pod was 19x98mm whereas the AST version is taller at 19x103mm.ego ast promo shots

Another big update is to the type of coils used – this has a fixed coil pod – meaning when the coil performance has deteriorated over time the plastic pod is discarded and replaced.

The coil used is the new AST mesh which stands for Austenitic Stainless Steel which apparently gives a longer coil lifespan and greater flavour.ego ast coil

Joyetech specify the coil life is apparently 20 refills on the AST coil compared to the 7 refills stated for the original version.ego ast pod life

As for the actual device this has no adjustments or buttons to contend with – you simply inhale on the mouthpiece and a sensor will trigger the device to fire up.

The Avatar IC 1.0 chipset is the same as found in the original and provides many user protections to help keep you safe.chip

Inside the device is a 1000mAh battery which charges using the micro USB port in around 1.5hours.ego ast battery

An LED indicator light is provided but there is no mention of what this actually displays – i.e. battery charge level etc?

The pod is refillable via the side fill port and will hold up to 2ml of your own e-liquid.filling

There are 4 colour options to choose from: Sapphire Blue, Fuchsia Pink, Jungle Green and Metal Black.


Kit Includes

  • EGO Pod battery
  • AST Pod cartridge
  • Micro USB Cable
  • User manual


Joyetech EGO Pod AST Specs

  • Size: 19x103mm
  • Output: Constant Voltage Output
  • Battery: 1000mAh (internal)
  • Display: LED indicator
  • Resistance range: Not specified
  • E-liquid capacity: 2ml
  • Micro USB – 1.5hour charging time
  • Pods: Refillable, fixed coil 1ohm coil
  • AST (Austenitic Stainless Steel) mesh coil technology – 20 pod refills before replacement
  • Side fill port
  • Avatar IC 1.0 chip
  • Draw activated

 specsThis definitely looks to be a great update with the extended coil life – but a USB type C port would have been nice for quicker charging.

Let me know your thoughts on the new Joyetech EGO Pod AST in the comments below!

My name is Michelle - I am 46 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again a few years ago and have started to move up in the shiny shiny gadget department and love vaping! I have finally stopped smoking as of June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod!


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