Joyetech Ego One Intro
In this article we take a look at the tiny Joyetech Ego one starter kit, which features two types of coils and a choice of two different batteries. The Ego one is aimed towards to the beginners market, but is suitable for those who want to sub ohm vape with the 0.5ohm coil. It is easy to use and can be used for both mouth to lung and direct lung inhales, hence its name “the one” as in the one device for all kinds of vaping.
The Joyetech Ego One can be bought in either the larger 2200mAh battery version or the 1100mAh version. The tank on the 2200mAh version is slightly larger (2.5ml) and the 1100mAh battery features a 1.8ml tank. Both are incredibly small as you can see in the pictures below and incredibly easy to use making them great starter kits for newbie vapers.
Joyetech Ego One Specs and Features
- 1 x eGo ONE battery (either 1100mAh or 2200mAh)
- 1 x eGo ONE Atomizer Tube
- 2 x eGo ONE CL Atomizer Head (0.5/1.0ohm)
- 1 x eGo ONE Atomizer Base
- 1 x eGo ONE Mouthpiece (Metal)
- 1 x eGo ONE Mouthpiece (Glass)
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x Manual and Warranty Card
- 1 x Wall Adapter(1A)
- Price: Around $50 for the 1100mAh and $55 for the 2200mAh version
- Wattage Range: Isn’t variable wattage (runs at 3.3 – 4.2V)
- Tank Capacity:5ml on the 2200mAh version and 1.8ml on the 1100mAh version
- Coils Available:1.0 ohm and 0.5ohm (both come with the kit)
- Wicking material: Organic man-made cotton + small sheet of man-made mineral fiber (I’m guessing it’s the same stuff as on the Delta 2, but don’t know this for sure)
- Dimensions: 5-3/8″ x 3/4″D (Including Drip Tip)
- Diameter: 19mm
- Threading: 510
- Safety: Low voltage protection and short circuit protection
- Adjustable airflow control valve
I had no idea the Ego one was going to be so tiny! It’s ridiculously small and makes things like the Provari look like a giant. The 2200mAh battery is slightly longer than the 1100mAh battery, but is still pretty tiny. The smaller one is almost the same sort of size as an ego but not quite as thin. The Ego one is 19mm in diameter, the same sort of size as a Nautilus Mini or Kanger Subtank Nano.
For the power and tech you get with this device, the size is very impressive. It makes for a great stealth vape and I can see a lot of beginners leaning towards this sort of device over a box mod because of its sleek aesthetics.
I think the Joyetech Ego One looks awesome. As I mentioned above, I think this will be favored by beginners over box mods because of its sleek looks, tiny size and discreteness. I think it makes for a very discreet vaping device that can be easily used for a stealthy vape. Its tiny size also lends well to be taken out and about and slips easily into your pocket. It is very well built and quite solid so you will not have to worry about it snapping or breaking in your pocket like you might with an ego.
I think the Ego one will be sold in different colors as well, but ours in stainless steel looks pretty sleek!
Versatility with Different Coils and Airflow
So as the name suggests, this is “one” device for “all types of vaping”. The Ego One comes with both a 1ohm coil and a 0.5ohm coil for sub ohm vaping. The 1ohm coil can be used with heavier PG e-liquids and with the air flow turned down, can be used for a mouth to lung inhale you would typically get on an ego type device. This would probably be the more favored vape for beginners. For those who want more flavor and vapor, they can use the 0.5ohm coil and open the airflow to direct lung inhale. You can see below that the 0.5ohm coil has more space to allow for more airflow.
So despite not having adjustable wattages and a screen, you can still tailor your vape with the type of coil you use. I think having the two coils is great for beginners, as it gives them the choice to try sub ohm vaping very easily without having to go and purchase extra devices.
Easy to Use for beginners
So for beginners this kit is pretty easy to use. Unscrew the tank and open it up, insert the coil and fill with e-liquid – pretty darn easy. The gap for filling the e-liquid, as with the Joyetech Delta 2, is fairly thin which makes it a little tricky to fill, so watch out for that.
The fact that the Ego one doesn’t have variable wattages and a screen or removable batteries, means that it is extremely simple for beginners to use. More experienced vapers will probably bemoan the lack of OLED screen and variable wattages, but this tank is aimed at beginners. All you need to do is hit the fire button 5 times to turn it on and you can start vaping, which is great for newbie vapers.
The Joyetech Ego One also has a pretty well written and in depth manual, for beginners to read through before using the device.
So I haven’t been able to try the 2200mAh version yet, but I was really impressed with the 1100mAh battery. For being so tiny it still vaped for 5-6 hours of decent vaping, which I think is pretty good for its size.
The battery can be re-charged by USB and features pass through charging, which means you can vape whilst charging. The device has a flashing LED underneath the button that indicates the amount of battery you have left. The different types of blinking/flashing below indicate the current state of your battery life:
- 60% – 100% Stays lit
- 30% – 59% Slow flashes
- 10% – 29% Moderate flashes
- 0 – 9% Flashes rapidly
I like that the kit comes with a charger, wall adaptor, two different drip tips as well as the two different coils. This means you have everything you need apart from e-juice to start vaping and makes it a fantastic kit for beginners.
Flavor and Vapor
So compared to any ego or standard starter kits like the Aspire premium kit, the Ego One’s flavor because of its coil design, is very good. However compared to sub ohm tanks like the Subtank Mini, I think the flavor is slightly on the dull side and has a slight plasticky/floral taste to it. However this is compared to the Subtanks which are renowned for their amazing flavor. As I say above, compared to any ego or other starter kit, I think the Ego one is much better tasting and any beginner will no doubt be very impressed with the flavor.
The 0.5 ohm coil produced more flavor than the 1ohm one and the vapor production on both was pretty good. Again compared to other starter kits the vapor is insane, and it’s almost up there with some of the sub ohm tanks.
The wick on the inside, touching the coil, features the same type of material as on the Delta 2 sub ohm tank. I am assuming it’s the same, as I haven’t had any confirmation on this. This man made high temperature woven fiber material personally isn’t what I want to see in the coils. I said in my Delta 2 review that this material crumbles into tiny fibers very easily and that I think there could be a tiny possibility of inhaling these and thereby seriously damaging your lungs. Perhaps my worries are unfounded, I don’t know, but for peace of mind and probably for better flavor, I would much prefer if Joyetech started using 100% organic cotton. Please note this is my personal opinion and please make your own decisions about the wicking material. I would love to hear your thoughts on this below.
Warm Vape and Hot Metal Drip Tip
So when using the 1100mAh battery with the 0.5 ohm coil quite heavily, it got very warm. The metal drip tip for me got uncomfortably hot. The glass drip tip stayed a lot cooler, so I now use that one instead. However that one tends to get a little juice build up in it, which kind of ruins the aesthetics. The vapor with the 0.5ohm coil on the smaller battery was also quite a warm vape, but not uncomfortably so. I’d say it was a similar warm vape to that of the Kanger Subtank Nano.
Wicking Issues at Higher VG
So I found that when vaping a 70/30 VG/PG ratio on the 0.5ohm head, that the wicking had a few issues keeping up. I say this as the vape became quite inconsistent and was sometimes verging on being a dry hit. I never really got a full dry hit, but it felt close to being one a few times. I think the juice flow holes on the 0.5ohm head could perhaps be a little bigger to make sure that this doesn’t happen. If you want you can make your holes a little wider yourself and see if this helps.
I’d recommend using a 50/50 VG/PG ratio e-liquid with the Ego One on the 0.5ohm coil. I would recommend a PG heavier ratio for the 1ohm coil, as the juice holes on that one are even smaller than on the 0.5ohm heads.
Small Windows Means You Can’t See the Juice
A tiny gripe was that you can’t see how much e-liquid you have left in the tank very easily, as the windows restrict your view. This was the same thing on the Delta 2 as well. I guess it makes the tank more resistant to breaking and protects it better, but it would be good if the windows were slightly bigger.
Thin Gap for Refilling
As with the Delta 2 the Ego One has a pretty tiny gap for re-filling the tank with e-liquid. You will need a nice pointed needle to fill the tank and not a drip tip pipette style e-liquid bottle.
No Spring Loaded 510 Connection
I guess the Ego One batteries are made to be used specifically with the Ego One tanks and with those they work well. But the 510 connection isn’t spring loaded, so you might have difficulties getting other tanks to sit flush on the Ego One battery. It isn’t a big deal, as I’ll probably just use the kit as it is and not try and put other tanks on it. The Kanger Subtank Nano does fit onto the battery for those who are interested, but doesn’t sit quite flush.
Overall this an absolutely fantastic starter kit for anyone who wants to try vaping for the first time. Its tiny size, sleek looks, portability, versatility and different coils make it a great option for any beginner. There are still a few small things that could be improved upon, but so far this is one of the best e-cig starter kits on the market.
If you are a more serious vaper and are looking for a smaller sub ohm tank that is tiny, stealthy and portable then the Ego One is a good option. It is the same diameter as the Kanger Subtank Nano at 19mm. I think though that the Nano provides better flavor, but the Ego One is a pretty good all round sub ohm kit for those looking for form factor and small size. It is by no means the best sub ohm tank on the market, but it’s a great little set up intended for beginners.
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