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#1 dham340

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:00 AM

Hi all. Thought I'd make my first post on this forum a review of my new toy, the joye (ovale) ego-c.
Disclaimer: I'm not a vendor or associated with any vendor in any way. I've been vaping for 3 years, and gone through a bunch of equipment: 901s, 401s, 808s, 510s, 306s, egos and ego variants.

The ego-c is new from joye and I believe is currently only offered by ovale and I know totally wicked will be getting it shortly. I expect many other joye Distributors will get it in the new year.

If your not familiar with it, the ego-c is essentially an ego-t with a removable, replaceable, disposable atty. there are a few other improvements, as I discuss below, also, check out joyetech's website and there's a couple YouTube reviews of it too.

Got my ego-c nov 17 at 5 pm. Been using it exclusively since then (just under 48 hrs as of this posting)

Couple of assumptions first:

Normally I'm a carto guy, LR Boge cartos on either the silver bullet or the kgo battery. I tend to like 80/20 16 or 18 mg juice in tobacco and/or coffee and Carmel favors. I am not a big fruity flavor person. I have not tried the ego-t before I got the ego-c. Last, I am not a "fiddler" I do not want to have to fiddle with my PV just to get it to consistently vape the way I want. I want to pick it up, vape and put it away. That's why I normally don't drip, toss my cartos when they start to leak, burn, taste bad and don't mix juices in cartos (or attys when I do drip).

That said, here's my first impressions:

24 hr overview: The ego-c rocks. Wow.

The kit: pretty standard starter kit: comes with 2 ego natural batteries with 5 click, 2 cones, 2 atty bases which hold the replaceable atty module, a blister pack of 5 attys, USB cable, USB wall plug, 5 tanks, small packet of rubber replacement end caps, little cloth pouch, bottle of mystery juice and instructions.

Fit & finish: first rate, nice hand feel, branding all over it but tasteful.

Vapor production: tons. Bloog/volt like (my experience is that Bloog/volt put out tons of vapor). Seriously a lot better vapor production than my normal setup.

Taste: very good. Compared to the carto, I think this is a bit lower in taste. However, that could be because the juices I like taste better when they are really cooked/almost burnt (Carmelized). The ego-c is seems to be producing a "cleaner" vape and taste is affected. However, fruity juices do taste good to me in this (again, I normally run hotter so fruits in that environment get burned/chemical tasting)

TH: good, of course this all depends on the juice.

Battery: I think joye has improved the batteries somehow. Took one off the charger at 4pm, drove to vape meet in York,PA and put it back I charger at midnight. Vaped pretty much entire time and the battery still had life in it. I was not seeing the yellow light. All in all I'd rate my use tonight as high end for me and it lasted. Very good.

Tanks: no leaking, uses the standard ego-t tanks. Used both the ones the ego-c came with and type A ego-t tanks I got from a vendor today.

Atty: have only used 1 atty and have thrown a bunch of juices at it: thin, thick, light, dark, menthol, non-menthol. Just blow it out, swap tanks (or wash the tank with warm water and refil) and boom, right back at it. In fact, you need not even blow it out if going from one juice flavor to complementary one. First couple of puffs juice flavors combine, but after that, atty delivers flavor from only juice in tank.

Obviously, more time will tell but after 24 hrs, quite impressed. I have a couple of LR ego-t tanks I got for comparison, but haven't had the opportunity yet to use them, so I'll update later.

One positive of the atty is that I think the design really optimizes juice delivery to it. I mean,it's basically a bridge less atty, the spike has a small bit of wicking in it, but it's really a straight shot from the tank to the atty coil. Someone told me that the ego-c atty is basically a bridge-less 306, and that might be a good way to think of it.

Overall impressions: really like it. For me, I need a PV that's small, unobtrusive , holds a 1/2 days (8 to 10 hrs) worth of juice (or swappable carts/tanks) and battery lasts 1/2 day. Like I said, I'm not a fiddler- don't normally want to be messing with bottles of juice, dripping, filling cartos when I'm at work/out and about (basically ill fiddle when im on the couch). This seems to fit all those requirements.

Obviously, the ego-c has all of the pluses of the ego-t, the hope is that joye has addressed the minuses. Experience so far says they have. More time with it will tell.

Bringing my SB to work has issues, and this looks like an awesome replacement. I love the fact that the attys can be changed and are cheaper than the ego-t attys. seems silly but I have a mental block about having to toss a 10-12 dollar ego-t atty vice tossing a $6 one. I also don't want to have to engage in atty maintenance if I don't want to. Option of tossing a $6 atty is palatable.

My hope is that eventually ego-c will be "the" standard ego style tank PV in future, resulting in price drops to 3-4 dollars an atty. that's carto range there. Plus, the ego-c attys should/could last longer: they can be blown, cleaned with alcohol and burned, where cartos are much bigger hassle.

So that's it for first impressions. Still need to do a comparison by using ego-t LR atty. at some point, I'll write up a more detailed review, with pics/vids and such, but want to give it 2 weeks of use.

I have heard that joye is gonna be releasing a LR ego-c atty a full ego-c launch which is awesome. One concern I have is that I think replacement attys will be hard to come by for a few weeks/months as joye rolls out the ego-c. That kind of sucks, so I'll have to watch ovale and TW sites like a hawk to score some additional attys.

My recommendation is this: ovale is offering the ego-c for 69 bucks. My understanding is that end of November this goes up to 129. I also heard joyetech is cracking down on its distributors on pricing, so I'm not sure what will be the real street price once it's widely available. But, 69 is a steal for the kit if you are in the market for an ego tank style or newbie. If the price goes up, or you already have an ego or ego tank style then at least get the cone and the attys to add to your ego/ego-t setup.


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:53 AM

Nice review. At only $69 Im tempted to pick one up :)

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 01:47 PM

Interesting. I'm wonder if the flow issues has been resolved.

The major issue with the Tank system (Joye) was that the liquid didn't flow quickly enough for heavy vapers. I'm wondering if Joye Tech has addressed these issues with the eGo C. It'd be nice if that was the case. It could be a major step forward especially for new users looking for a no fuss solution.

Thanks for the review :)

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:12 PM

Three days in with the Ego C Atty and jury is still out. Requested the LR blister pack with kit, and almost sorry I did.

The LR reveals a very slight burn of my vanilla vapes. Not enough to cry over, but it's there. Other all day vape cannot be burned with anything in the 3.7 range, but it seems muted and not as flavorful in the LR C Atty as the Ressurector (or Boge 2.0), if you will.

Love the atty set up and it's a snap for maintenance. No mesh around the ceramic cup and coil is able to breath freely with little leftover juice for flavor changes......it's a cup and a wire. Per the Ego T Type A, this thing seems to run through juice like no other and I cut the nic 4mg for future orders. Draw is smoother, more pronounced, and the tightness is gone. Battery is same conclusion as the OP and seems improved for longevity.

To do it over again? I would stick with the standard resistance atty because I'm almost willing to bet (this is the sweet spot) not to mention the cooler vape and longer batt life. Been waiting for the improved version of the Ego Tank and Joye listened to the consumer. The result is a much improved experience and easy as pie (in comparison) maintenance. Hard to tell at this point but my guess is this......the unit runs so well it does NOT need the LR atty. Standard blister pack is on the way and we'll see. Type B cylinder unit at 2.0 capacity will not roll out until early 2012. The beat goes on and this is one good unit for now.

Stay tuned.....

Edited by maverick, 01 December 2011 - 05:25 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:36 PM

What a great review! Shoot, makes me want to sample one, too :)

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:37 PM

Interesting. I'm wonder if the flow issues has been resolved.

The major issue with the Tank system (Joye) was that the liquid didn't flow quickly enough for heavy vapers. I'm wondering if Joye Tech has addressed these issues with the eGo C. It'd be nice if that was the case. It could be a major step forward especially for new users looking for a no fuss solution.

Thanks for the review :)


Anything along leaking lines would seem solved for this unit. I personally never had the leak problem with the Ego T....but seen enough posts to agree it was an issue for many. Medium heavy to heavy vapors IMHO should consider rotating devices. Medium heavy myself and almost never hit the same device in succession, especially on micro brew night.

Wicking must take place and if you draw faster than the wick allows for feeding? You get burned. The more often the accelerator is pegged, and the longer it stays down? The sooner your out of gas.....

This little baby hums right along but no device should be set up for constant heavy feed.... or it would flood for the medium to light vapor persons. We heavy guys have to take it easy. :yes Just rotate and hit all you want?

Edited by maverick, 01 December 2011 - 05:47 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:23 PM

Update report....

Battery is no doubt improved for longevity, and though it's not confirmed, it seems to draw more evenly as it drops in charge. Would also believe it packs something closer to the 3.4 range vs 3.2? No meter to check, but this battery draws nearly as well off the charge as a 3.7. Nearly being the optimum word.

Still in contention this set up does not need the LR atty (for me) and still waiting on the 2.2-2.4 standard atty. Condensation in the cartridge remains the same, but is easily controlled using the Q Tip swab method and necessary removal of the inner baffle. No leaks around the rubber cap and not sure, but this unit makes leaking near impossible. Look for the exact same action from the previous Type A tank, save for any leaking.

Atty? It runs like a champ but this is typical for the first couple of weeks. Update is only 1 week in and premature to assess the units performance in longevity. However, I would give it a 25% better rating over the previous A Tank, in this new and improved version. Atty does take a while to break in. First couple of days was low performance,and even though the primer was blown out, it did not run smooth until after about 3 tank fulls of juice.

Favorite juices are still running better flavor in the carto. Believe this has much to do with efficiency of the atty, and no need for the LR? It's slightly burning 70-30 mixes and produces a harsh TH (with some heat). Easy adjustment of the wick has not eliminated this. Removal of the tank and direct drip into spike does produce the DD affect, so it could still be the same old feed problem.

Is the wicking process not right for the LR? Or, do we have the same old not wicking fast enough for the unit as a whole.....as suggested by an earlier post? Again, if one removes the tank and drips directly into the spike, it seems to hit like a 306 bridge-less atty. Hmmmm.....could be the tank vacuum at this point.

Need time and feedback.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:33 PM

Mine was working great last week and today it seemed to not be wicking well. I'm gonna play with it a little and see if I can get it working better.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:37 PM

Ok I swapped the tank out for a new one and its working like a champ. :)

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:44 AM

Being a hard core eGo-t guy originally, I'm glad to see this new product. I use cartos now, But I always like the flavor of the ego-T better than cartos. Plus I like to change flavors alot, and moving back to the C would keep me from having a stock pile of 20+ different cartos, one for each flavor. I might have to pick some up in the near future. Shoooot, I already have a bunch of Type A tanks, and only use ego batterys, so I should just be able to pick up the atty base/wick and cones..





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