Joyetech eGo-C Twist Review


It seems like Joyetech has been doing overtime lately.  First was the eGo-C followed by the eGo-C Type B.  Now we have the latest and greatest from Joye, the eGo-C Twist battery.  This is Joye’s entry into the world of variable voltage and promises the performance of a mod in a small(ish) eGo package.  Read the rest of this Joyetech eGo-C Twist review to see how it stacks up.

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Who’s it for

  • Fans of the eGo form factor who want a little more performance and flexibility.
  • People who want variable voltage without the hassle of toting around a big battery mod.
  • Bargain hunters looking for variable voltage for under $30 (Check out Vapor Alley for options and prices)

Joye eGo Twist Design

At first blush, there does not seem to be much difference at all between your garden variety eGo and the eGo-C Twist.  You’ll find the same design in both including the iconic double threaded top. Like most new eGos, the Twist has a 5-click on/off feature.

ego c standard and twist compared 169x300 imageIf you have a standard 650mAh eGo battery, you’ll notice immediate difference.  The Twist which also carries the same mAh rating is considerably longer than a regular 650.  The eGo Twist is much closer in length to a 1000mAh eGo.  That extra circuitry had to go somewhere. Note: Twists are now available in several higher capacities as well.

The other difference is much more subtle.  There is what appears to be a cap on the bottom of the Twist.  This looks like the cap found on USB pass-through versions of the eGo battery.

If you look very closely you’ll find some small markings on the lower part and battery and the cap.  These markings are to show the current voltage setting of the eGo Twist.

The Twist allows you to adjust the output voltage between 3.5 and 4.8v by (wait for it) twisting that cap.

The eGo-C Twist uses what’s known as boost/buck technology to adjust the voltage using a single 3.7v battery.  This is the same technology found in the ProVari and Lavatube.

The great thing about this technology is that it keeps the voltage consistant throughout the battery’s charge cycle. Even if you just sort of set it to a single voltage and forget about it, it will maintain that setting the whole time.

Joyetech eGo-C Twist Performance

IMG 1596 300x209 imageLet me just jump to the first thing I look for when evaluating a variable voltage device.  Can it run a dual coil cartomizer at the highest voltage setting?

No.

In that regard, the eGo-C Twist behaves more like the Lavatube than the ProVari.  When I tested the loaded voltage output using a dual coil, the Twist dropped the voltage down to 3.7v despite being set for higher voltages.

ego c twist with DCC 300x225 imageWhile that sort of bums me out, I’m not quite ready to call that feature a deal breaker.  First of all, 3.7v is still better than a typical eGo’s output of around 3.4v.  There are a lot of eGo-specific dual coil cartomizers out there that will benefit from this move.

The other thing is that it doesn’t seem like pushing a lot of voltage through a dual coil is necessarily the eGo Twist’s niche in the first place.  I really see this as a somewhat more simple device than that.

It’s a small and elegant device that provides some degree of customization to the vaping experience and not a flat-out high performance machine.  It does a good job of sticking to the selected voltage and maintains all the characteristics of an eGo device.

I did notice the occasional migration in voltage where it would drop up to .1v from time to time.  It didn’t happen often, and I never saw it go over voltage, but it is maybe a little less precise than the ProVari.

Unlike the Lavatube, the eGo-C Twist held the voltage where it was supposed to be until the battery drained and shut off.

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If nothing else, the Twist is great from the standpoint of outputting a consistent voltage.

From a battery life standpoint, despite running it at higher voltages, I found that the life was comparable to a standard 650mAh eGo.  I got several good hours of moderate use between 4.0 and 4.5v.  I didn’t crank it to the max due to that whole dual coil thing I mentioned earlier.

If I wanted to pick nits, I suppose I could bemoan the fact that there was no LCD readout, but that would have added to both the size and the price of the Twist.

Too Long; Didn’t Read

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The Joyetech eGo-C Twist is an easy to use and accurate variable voltage eGo e-cigarette that adjusts with a simple twist. I think if you are an eGo fan, you should have at least one of these things in your arsenal.  You can buy one starting at $25.99.  It’s hard not to add one to your eGo collection at that price.

If you are looking for something to max out your dual coil cartos, however, you’ll probably want to keep looking. You can either look at the ProVari V2 if you have the budget, or something like MadVapes variable voltage box mod if you’re looking for something more wallet friendly.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • eGo form factor
  • Consistant volt output
  • Decent battery life
  • Easy to adjust
  • 5-click on/off

Cons:

  • Limited to 3.7v with dual coils
  • No LED readout
  • No USB pass-through charging
  • Markings for volt setting difficult to read

Details:

Product Name: Joyetech eGo-C Twist
Available From: Vapor Alley
Price: $25.99 – 29.99
Threading: 510/eGo
mAh Rating: 650 to 1100
Voltage output: 3.5 – 4.8

Disclosure: I feature affiliate links for Vapor Alley

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19 thoughts on “Joyetech eGo-C Twist Review

    • Steve K Post author

      Indeed it did. With of course the exception of it dropping the voltage when overloaded as I mentioned.

      It held sturdy throughout the lifecycle, other than those occasional jumps (which seemed more random anomalies) In fact the last reading I took (which showed the voltage constant) was about two uses before the battery needed a recharge.

    • Steve K Post author

      Oh and don't feel bad, I bought mine somewhere else too, but that price was too good not to mention it :) MikeUSA actually has really good prices on eGo batteries across the board.

  • Errol

    I've left $10 on the table for each of my last three PV purchases I simply by buying one or two days too early. The v1.5 LT hasn't been quite what I had hoped it would be other than reading ohms. Interesting that V2 VariStack (by a different name) is at least a 2.5A unit. one party claims he's vaping DC cartos on one with voltage to spare.

    I did get a V-Max ordered for $63, a price I doubt will be beat for a while.

    Errol

  • Errol

    Received my Twist yesterday and other than almost needing pliers to turn the adjuster it's a fine little unit.

    Looking for a 4amp LavaTube now that they are available. Don't want to leave another $10 on the table for ordering too early but as usual I am impatient. Have you seen any good prices yet, similar to your find on the Twist at Mikes? A tube only would be nice.

    Errol

    • dennis lorenzen

      try discountvapers. com they have the lambo4.0 for like 58.00$ ,tube only ,batterys and charger extra, your looking at about 78$ for everything….

  • @caseyjp11

    Mike has the twist 650 back on sale at 20 bucks. Snagged one. Best pricing on those I've seen anywhere. Made me feel a little for not buying from vicki over at cignot, but that price is too good to pass up. #vaping

  • dennis lorenzen

    got a 1100mah twist, but alos got a vision 1300mah spinner, like it a lot better, easer to read ,biger numbers on the tube,got at madvapes, for 28.00$ sure is alot nicer than the twist IMO,like the biger battery last longer

    • Steve K Post author

      Every time I'm buying stuff at MadVapes, they seem to be out of the spinners. I want to get ahold of one to review at some point.

  • Trev Corleone

    Hey everyone i am some what of a noob when it comes to e cigs.. i have used them off and on, but the ones ive used are the super cheap wally world specials.. which has gotten the job done.. but i feel like i could be enjoying the experience much more with a better device.. looking at the ego twist.. and the fact that the mike store has it for 20$ works for me..
    My noob question is.. what atomizer/tank would be a solid choice to get with this (considering performance and cost) and what kind of charger does this use? Thanks in advance.

    • Steve K Post author

      Since the Twist can adjust with whatever you have, any carto will do. The CE4 style cartos are pretty popular and fit nicely on the eGos. Vivi novas are also popular, but look a little odd since they're much bigger around than the eGo. The twist uses a standard eGo charger.

      • Trev Corleone

        Thanks for the reply.. Honestly the vaping world is confusing as hell.. i've looked at so many reviews now that im just lost… I think i'm fairly sold on this ego twist tho. Just not 100% on the carto/tank. I really want it to be leak proof and portable, concealable in my hand as i will be using this at work where it would not be permitted. so far the ce style's look like the best fit, but ive seen many reports of leaking? any comments would be a appreciated.

  • jason chui

    what is the technical reason that the Twist does not work with Dual-Coil ? ie, why does it drop to 3.7v ?

    • Steve K Post author

      It’s the amperage. The twist (and most of the VV devices on the market) have a load limit of around 2.5 amp. That’s about enough to run a 1.5 ohm load at 3.7 volts. The circuitry and batteries just can’t handle running any more power through it than that.

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