I received an interesting midrange eGo style e-Cigarette called the Ola X from the folks at MJTech (see my previous review of the Sunfire). This company is still trying to break into US vape shops, but they are putting out some interesting products. The Ola X is certainly an eye catching device and has some impressive stats listed on the box. Read the rest of my little Ola X review to find out if they can back them up.
Disclosure: I received this product at no charge for review from MJTech, the manufacturer.
MJTech Ola X Design
The Ola X is eye-catching to say the least thanks to some striking graphics on the device myself. The model I received was grey with a skeleton holding a vaporizer. Even the included dual coil tank has a graphic design to it with a music note motif. There are a few different graphic designs available as well as a basic black, blue or silver model for a little less of a “metal” look.
Ola X Battery
At its most basic, the X is a variable voltage eGo device. It has a 1600 mAh battery, making it a somewhat large eGo, but all the basic stuff is there. At the top is the traditional eGo connector like you’d expect.
This is a variable voltage eGo device, but you won’t find a dial adjustment (or buttons and a screen) at the bottom of the device. Instead you’ll find a micro USB port, a welcome addition to this style of e-cigarette in my book.
The device acts as a pass-through allowing you to vape and charge at the same time.
To allow for the USB port placement, the voltage adjustment has been moved up to the top of the device just under the eGo battery connector section. The adjustment dial is black plastic with the numbers etched in the plastic. Black on black writing is so awesome for us old guys.
The biggest issue I have with the assembly is that its wobbly. The fit isn’t great on the piece that goes on top of the switch (where the battery connector is located). As a result, whatever tank is attached to it has a considerable wobble to it. I do worry that the unit may come apart at that point if handled roughly.
Update: I was contacted by MJTech and they’ve informed me that I and other reviewers have mentioned this issue and they have corrected it for the future runs that will be available to retail channels. That is the problem with reviewing pre-release stuff -SK
Not only that, but at least according to the published specs, this device can handle loads as low as 1.0 ohm and has an amp limit of 5A. This isn’t your father’s eGo that’s for sure. Stay tuned to the performance section to find out if this thing can back up its claims.
Before moving along to the included tank, let’s pause at the power button. It works the way you’d expect complete with a 5-click on/off function. The button is a nice oblong design that protrudes slightly and is rounded. This makes it very easy to feel for the button without looking. The button action is very smooth with a subtle tactile click.
Surrounding the button is an LED light. This uses three lights (well, two actually) to indicate the power. A blue light is for a full charge, and then it changes to purple by lighting both the blue and red LEDs. When the button glows red, it’s time to find a USB port and charge back up.
Ola X Tank
The Ola X tank is perhaps not as graphical as the battery, but it’s still pretty jazzed up. That was a music pun, you see, because it has a design featuring sheet music. It’s actually hard to tell at first glance because everything is small on the tank, but you’ll see it eventually.
You’ll find the festooned tank is made of polycarbonite, so my favorite e-liquid (Ecto Cooler from MBV, in case you’re wondering) is a no-go. The tank is held in place by the top and bottom sections screwing into threads built into the tank itself.
The top cap is fairly straight forward with a nice curve and some knurling for style. Standard 510 drip tips fit here, though the included one matches well with the rest of the tank.
Flipping the tank over and looking at the bottom part is where you’ll find the airflow adjustment. Those familiar with the Nautilus will find this setup familiar. There’s a series of different-sized holes along the bottom of the tank. A ring with one hole sits on top of that allowing you to twist the band to select the hole size that produces the desired airflow. Like everything else on the Ola X, there’s a noticeable click to tell you when you’re over a hole.
On the inside, the Ola isn’t much different from similar bottom coil tank designs. There’s a removable head held in by the bottom part of the tank, similar to the ProTank or many of the Smok bottom coil setups. Filling is exactly the same too, just take off the bottom cap and put in e-liquid.
Unlike those coil heads which feature stubby little wicks sticking out from the sides, this head features holes on the sides that allow e-liquid to flow into the heating coil assembly.
The design seems to work well as I’ve had no leaking from this tank while I’ve been testing.