eGo VV from gotvapes

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  1. Atari

    Atari Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just got my review up on site, thought I'd share. For the full review with all the pretty pictures, click here

    Ive been using VV for a while, and I tend to keep toward the lower end of their range. I was also looking into the eGo Booster but worried about my old shotty eGo batteries ability to handle the strain. That and Ive been looking for a gateway mod to get a few of my starter vaper friends over to the vv mod side. What could be better than an eGo that can change voltages? Just a few clicks and you can go from 3.2 to 3.7 to 4.2 volts, that sounds simple enough. Gotvapes also has a similar pass through that lets you charge and vape at 3 voltages as well, But lets take a look at the eGo VV

    First Hit, Straight out of the box I gave it a few clicks to get it over to 4.2 and loaded a carto with Boba's Bounty,the darkest, thickest, VG I have. 4.2 volts was more than enough to produce a solid vapor. I kicked it down to 3.7 (10 clicks) and was still getting a nice vapor, (10 more clicks to get back around) and its a little too low for me. But another cart with CCV black n mild and Im sticking to 3.2 -3.7, thats the great part about VV it lets you choose the best voltage for what ever you happen to be vaping at the moment, no switching batteries, no screw drivers, just a few simple clicks and you can perfect your vape.

    Blue light means 4.2 volts
    Red is 3.2
    Purple, witch you can see is just the red and blue light together is 3.7

    The LED battery bar is a great feature I wish more mods had, its nice to know how much battery you have left. I was stuck in the mountains of WV this weekend. On the trip up I used up a lot of battery, so a simple charge in the truck and it was ready for the rest of the day.The lights take away from the ability to stealth vape, but the battery light is worth every question or joke I had to listen to.

    The battery life at 3.7 was the same as any other eGo battery at 650mah, The clicks up to 4.2 only slightly decreased the life by about an hour, 3.2 didnt give me quite an extra hour but it did eat less battery. The fact that this is an eGo makes it easy and familiar to a lot of people and the VV gives them a chance to try vaping a little higher or lower than the standard 3.7.


    Size factor, Its just a bit taller than a standard 650 mah eGo battery. Its about the size of a 900 mah battery

    Over all Im keeping this toy around, Its just too easy to use, I get VV, compatible with all my 510 chargers, I know how much battery I have, its just too easy. Im throwing this in my bag for daily use just because of that, ease of use. Nothing flashy but the lights on this one, simple, effecient and yet another variation of a tried and true setup. EGos are every where and this is just the next logical stem in a long line of devices, call it the ego evolution.
     
  2. Zelphie

    Zelphie Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I likey very much :), thanks for the link Atari.
     
  3. washvap

    washvap Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Great review. Want to get one myself if they ever have them in stock.
     
  4. Atari

    Atari Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks, They get things in waves lol
     
  5. AaronY

    AaronY Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Have you tried a 3 coil on it?
     
  6. lunchbox0

    lunchbox0 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't get how these are not all over the forum as the next best thing since sliced bread. My only guess is that the majority of ego users have no idea of the benefits of VV in a PV. I'm willing to bet that new users are not the customers buying all these up either, experienced VV mod owners looking for a backup or obsessive buyers who need one of everything. Adjusting the voltage can bring out flavors that were hidden in your juices and are just more enjoyable all together. I wish my ego batteries were VV.
     
  7. BWG707

    BWG707 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I picked up the ego v.v. usb passthrough and really like it. For the price it was a no brainer, $12 shipped with the ego deluxe carrying case. It's great for in the car. I'm using the 5v 2amp charger wart. I use it alot while on my computer but I don't plug into the computer (I use a wall outlet) I'm not taking any chances with anything going wrong while connected to my computer, it's just not worth taking that kind of chance and anyway it's just as easy to plug into the wall. This is a fun little device.
     
  8. lunchbox0

    lunchbox0 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hey BWG707, is that your first VV device? Isn't the ability to change voltage wonderful, i know i sure enjoy that range of voltages with low resistance cartomizers. I get a better vape with 2.0 Ohm carto's @ ~4V than i do with 5 Ohm @ 6V.
     
  9. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I was wondering about that device. It looked ok, but I wanted to be able to use my ego batteries I already had, as I didn't want to limit myself to the 650 mah size of that 1 battery. I've got 1 ego 900 mah battery I've been using since Feb that's pretty beat up (see my avi), but it's been my daily use battery since I got the EB a month ago and it's been working great. Glad to hear that the VV ego batts are working good though. The ego is coming a long way. Now they have 1100 and 1300 mah batteries, and even some with LCD screens that show how much battery life is left. Maybe some day the ego will have all these features included as their standard battery. That's what I'm waiting for :)
     
  10. BWG707

    BWG707 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    This is the first V.V. e cig that I have owned. I do like playing with the volts making the juices warmer, it gives alittle different tastes at different settings. My main device is a Glv-2 5v. which I like alot. It's not V.V. but you can use any ohm cartos you want with it. It adjusts somehow to each different ohms and always performs very well. There is a thread somewhere on here actually showing how this works with the GLV-2. I'm still not tempted enough to purchase a V.V. mod yet but if I did I would get an Eclipse.
     
  11. icy

    icy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Looked very cool, wasn't impressed with the variable volt selection and it drained quickly. The center pin gave out after 14 days.
     
  12. lunchbox0

    lunchbox0 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dang, sorry to hear that icy. I'm sure the vender will replace that if it's only 14 days old, i would contact them right away.

    What resistance atomizer/carto were you using? I find that the LR gear works better at the selectable voltage range with this PV. 5 Ohm @ 6V is not impressive to me, but 2.0 Ohm @ 4.2V is great and has very nice vapor production. I don't like taking a 20 second pull to get a nice hit, LR smoktech at 4.2V is treating me very nice.
     
  13. AaronY

    AaronY Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    tell me what they say. They should fix or replace it. If not I am going to take them off my list of things to try. Good customer service means alot.
     
  14. icy

    icy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hi guys. Daniel has already contacted me that it only has a 7 day warranty:( I was using ce2's 2.4-2.6 ohms. I mean the switchable voltage was ok, I just don't think it's worth the price for my taste. But it looked cool for what time it lasted.
     
  15. AaronY

    AaronY Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    lol only 7 days. That is insane. So will he not switch it out? Thanks for the update. Guess I might wait till someone that stands behind there product more makes one. Thanks.
     
  16. icy

    icy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oh and I mentioned this in another post. I have used eGo's for almost a year and have never had center pin problems that I have had with this one. I also got a eGo vv passthrough and it did the same thing. Hopefully this will be fixed with the manufacturer. They could be good products?
     
  17. lunchbox0

    lunchbox0 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    7 days? Are you serious? For a PV battery it should be months at least. One more reason I'm glad to have a ProVari.
     
  18. icy

    icy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    •Returns accepted on items if defective within 72 hours. Battery kits are warrantied for 7 days. This is strictly enforced. Please contact us at daniel@gotvapes.com to arrange an RMA. Customer is responsible for return shipping.
     
  19. MustangSallie

    MustangSallie Mistress Blabber Mouth Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    If I wasn't going to stay away from GotVapes before I definitely am now. I understand quality issues on new products, but not standing behind what you're selling is unacceptable. 7 days warranty? And you have to pay for return shipping? You're not the only one saying they have pin problems. The one I have stays on occasionally after I've released the button. I have trouble getting it to switch voltage. Sometimes I end up needing to click 20 times to get it to switch to the next voltage position. I figure mine has a button issue. Not entirely surprising since the thing rattles like a pissed off snake. The best thing the eGo VV did for me was get me to buy a ProVari. Now THAT is built like a tank. So maybe it wasn't such a bad purchase after all.
     
  20. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Wow, glad to hear that this thing is such a piece of junk before I considered purchasing it. Just sorry to those who had to discover what it was for the rest of us. Thanks for trying it out and letting us know so we don't get ripped off too.
     
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