We review the Joyetech eGo AIO Starter Kit: It’s easy to forget that the majority of vapers wants simplicity and ease of use. Even with all the high-power e-cigarettes on the market today, the main reason most people vape is to quit smoking. The smoker who simply want to quit is not interested in variable wattage, rebuildable coils or temperature control. That is why manufacturers like Joyetech create All-In-One electronic cigarettes like the eGo AIO.
Let’s start with what you’re getting when you purchase the Joyetech eGo AIO Kit:
Joyetech eGo AIO Review
The eGo AIO comes in a slick cardboard box with a short description of the AIO and a list of contents on the back side. Inside you have the eGo AIO electronic cigarette, a spare drip tip, USB charging cable, two 0.6Ω stainless steel coils and a warranty card. Normally I would prefer to get two batteries in a kit like this, so I can use one and charge the other – but unlike other eGo e-cigarettes, it can be used while charging, which is a great feature. You won’t get that on the EVOD and other vape pens. The AIO has a unibody design, so switching out the battery is impossible. The bright side is the 1500 mAh rating on the battery, so it’s well above the average battery life for an eGo device.
Joyetech eGo AIO – Design and comfort
What I like best about the design of the AIO are the minimalist design and small size. It’s extremely light-weight. It measures 118.5 mm in length and 19 mm in diameter, so it’s a bit bulkier than the typical eGo pens we all used in the beginning. Still, it’s slimmer and lighter than eGo One, so if you’re looking for a tiny and discreet e-cig the AIO will be your go-to kit. I find the eGo AIO to be surprisingly comfortable to use.
Because of the simplistic tube-like look and no adjustable wattage mode the AIO is probably best suited for anyone wanting a very simple device – but there’s more to it than meets the eye. The AIO uses bottom-feeding coils for the best possible flavour, and the tank section has a great cup design, making it very easy to fill from the top. You don’t have to hold it at an angle and drip your e-liquid carefully down the side like most other starter kits. The tank holds 2 ml of e-liquid.
If you’ve experienced that e-cigarettes sometimes “spit” e-liquid in your mouth, the anti-spit drip tip will impress you. It keeps e-liquid from leaking and any spit back from the e-cigarette. The tank section has a rotating cap that doubles as an air-flow control. If you align the two dots on the rotating ring and drip tip you will open the airflow. Rotating the ring so that the dots form a 90-degree angle will close the airflow.
Joyetech eGo AIO: A Childproof device
One of the reasons e-cigarettes have received criticism has been the lack of childproofing on the devices. This problem is also solved with the AIO. To open the tank you need to bypass a childproof mechanism similar to what you can find on e-liquid bottles – applying pressure to the entire cap and then turning it.
Joyetech eGo AIO Design Summary
- All-In-One e-cigarette
- Passthrough, allowing you to vape while charging
- Anti-leaking design
- Childproof lock
- Spit-back protection
- 2 ml tank capacity
- Meets the EU requirements as of May 2016
As a last note on the design I want to mention one feature that doesn’t influence the way the AIO works, but still, it adds to the visual appeal of the device – LED lighting in the tank. The older devices had a LED button, and the AIO takes this to a new level with a bright coloured light inside the tank. You can also choose the colour you want by holding in the button when the device is powered off, and then click through the cycle of six different colours (yellow, green, indigo, white, red or purple).
Joyetech eGo AIO: Battery Capacity
The 1500mAh battery capacity might not seem like much if you compare it to a regulated device with a built-in 4000mAh battery, but that is not the point here. Variable wattage and temperature control tend to be used at much higher wattage/voltage than eGo devices such as the AIO. The power output on the AIO is not adjustable, and it will fire between 4.2V and 3.7V, depending on how charged the battery is. When combined with the 0.6Ω coils included, you achieve a wattage of 15W – 28W – which is more than enough to satisfy anyone who wants to quit smoking.
I’ve used the AIO for a few days now, and normally I get a full day of vaping from the battery before I have to recharge it. I’m a heavy vaper, so with a fresh coil and my favourite e-liquid I sometimes had to recharge the battery for 30 minutes at night to get my “after-dinner-vape”. Like I mentioned above, you can still use it while charging, thanks to the passthrough. That is impressive considering the size and weight of the device. For a normal vaper the 1500mAh battery should be more than enough.
Joyetech eGo AIO: Vapour production and performance
So how is the vapour production on this thing? After all the performance of the e-cigarette is the most important part for most people. The AIO is a sub-ohm device, and because of this it has never been easier to get started with vaping. Even smokers who want to try an e-cigarette for the first time will be impressed. That’s a big deal because you really need to go sub-ohm for the best vape, and with the AIO it’s become a lot more affordable to get started.
I wish we had the eGo AIO back when I started vaping, instead of the tiny vape-pens we had at the time. Don’t get me wrong, any alternative to tobacco was great, but compared to the older pens, the AIO wins every time.
I was surprised to get similar results in vapour production from the eGo AIO as the high-end mods operating in the 15W – 28W range. I compared it to an iStick 40W TC mod with the Aspire Nautilus tank, which operates at around 15W, and the AIO was just as good. Compared to other devices meant for beginners the AIO will win, hands down, every time. The vapour is dense and warm, and the flavour is great.
The other thing some people might dislike is the tight, cigarette-like draw. Now don’t get me wrong – this is not a con. It’s just that even though most beginners want a feeling similar to a cigarette, I personally love a bit more airflow when vaping. The airflow control does a decent job, but the air holes on the coils still limit it quite a bit. Still, if you’re looking for a replacement for cigarettes, the tight draw is a pro, not a con. The good thing is that Joyetech is very likely to release new types of coils in the feature.
Joyetech eGo AIO: Cons
There are not many cons to mention with the AIO. One of the few that bothered me has to do with cleaning the tank. I like to change my e-liquids frequently, and since you can’t just rinse the tank under running water this was a bit annoying. It’s possible to clean the tank with some paper and a bit of water, but you have to be very careful not to get water on the fire button or USB port. As long as you’re careful this shouldn’t be a big problem.
Joyetech eGo AIO: Summary and price
If you’re not sure if you should try the new eGo AIO from Joyetech, just look at the price. This great little e-cigarette will only cost you about €29. That’s less than most cig-a-likes and vape pens on the market. The performance of the AIO is on a level with some of the entry-level mods operating at 15W – 28W, and for this price, you cannot find anything better than the eGo AIO.
Whether you’re an advanced vaper looking for a compact sub-ohm e-cigarette, or a smoker looking to make the switch, the Joyetech eGo AIO is the perfect device. It has an excellent vapour production, decent battery life, easy-to-use and to fill, childproof lid and anti-spit-back drip tip, just to name a few great features.