I see this unit as a fail Proprietary atomizer, 10440 battery with 350mah capacity and sub par performance. looks nice though.
Thank you for the review ! look forward to the next one
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vaping. Not great by any means, but probably enough that first-timers probably won't think anything much is wrong. It wicks well so that's good, has better battery life than a 510-T, looks great, and is easy to maintain. It's only really when they try something better that they're going to realize what they were missing with the eCab. It's not a terrible device -- I've tried worse -- but it's definitely not for anyone who's started to move on to better and more powerful devices, much less those of us who have been around the block a few times already. Performance is lacklustre but probably acceptable for a newbie. The real shame I think is the proprietary connector, because you can't use anything but eGo-C Type A heads on them, so as a newbie, if you want to dip your toes into trying inexpensive new things like cartos or clearos, you're out of luck. You have to buy into a whole new system. That's where I think this really fails.
I don't consider myself a newb (at least a fresh one), but still find it useful, on it's own merits. I like smallish devices, but the 10440s are better than typical KR8 or 510 setups. Those run from 2 to 3 hours.. You get maybe 3 1/2 here. The changable battery may or may not be more convenient. I don't think either method as negative or positive. The tank is arguably better than the 510/ego T tanks. And better than the cartomizers that come with KR8s.
I think just about all delivery systems are pretty much broken in one way or another, but the ego-C/ecab isn't that bad. You don't have to top it off like cartos, and you don't get the leakage as older tank systems. It lacks flavor compared to a clearo, but the only clearos in this size (like CE3s) require something awkward (and a little embarassing) like a bottom syringe fill method. It isn't practical enough. All you have to do is carry a bottle and squeeze here.
Performance I've found is iffy.. it depends on the juice. Some juices are really pissing me off enough to consider just moving on to another device. Some wick great. This is a problem with ego-C attys in general, I think. They can be too tightly wound.
Last edited by KDude; 07-24-2012 at 08:56 PM.
I know I'm late to this party. NICE REVIEW Mindfield!
Wow. Interesting. I like the replaceable battery. I hope Joye continues experimenting with that concept.
You'd have to have the mAh suffer to get the smaller size, of course. That may appeal to many that want a less-bulky PV for ... style/form factor.
The flavor/atty thing...... if they just had a standard connector, maybe with a cone to keep it the same diameter...any issues could be solved so easily. What a shame they tried to lock people into some proprietary thing.
I'd rather see one of these with a standard connector and ... IDK... maybe as a stand-alone package. Then.... since I already have a charger for those batteries (and some batts too) and if I wouldn't need to buy the "special" atties... I'd be all set for say...$25.00ish for just the unit. That would almost rival the twist. Not vv, but a swappable battery that I could use a 2.0 ohm atty on.
Yep. The connector thing... spoils it IMO.
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I didn't expect long life out of a slim -- for what it is, 350mAh is more than fine, and the slight extra girth lets them keep it shorter than comparable (380mAh) 510s and 808s. You'd get similar battery life out of the far more expensive Precise P10.
But it is indeed the proprietary connector that sort of kills it with this one. You're literally stuck with this tank system and no option to use anything else if the tank doesn't do it for you. If someone ends up making an adapter for this that lets you use standard 510 devices on it, then great, that would be make it much more useful. But when just about everything is built around a 510 or 808 connection these days (with a few rare exceptions for the 801) -- and especially since the 510 is Joye's creation in the first place -- it just seemed foolish to introduce something completely different at this stage when it doesn't seem to offer any advantage. And that's a pity, because othewise it would have been a great starter for those who want slim (if not as slim as a 510) but better battery life without stepping up to an eGo.
Joyetech Joye eCab Adaptor So my slight reluctance in placing an order for a Ecab kit has been pushed closer to being a for sure decision.
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Take care and have a nice day,Rob.
Last edited by RobertH; 08-12-2012 at 08:31 PM.