E-Cig Review: VapeDojo and the eGo-V

VapeDojo

VapeDojo

Ahh, finally we get to the VapeDojo review!

There is a funny story behind this. The VapeDojo *almost* made my list of vendors who didn’t respond to me if it weren’t for some of my very cool listeners :) I sent VapeDojo an email and was patiently waiting for a reply, ok maybe not so patiently, when I was contacted by some listeners about getting a vape starter kit. It just so happened at the time that VapeDojo was running this fantastic deal on their Katana kit, which is a 650mAh eGo battery, a usb charger and a CE4 clearomizer, for only $13, an absolutely amazing price. So I kept sending people there for this kit, by the droves and one or more of them mentioned I was sending them there, causing the VapeDojo to actually return my mail. This is a great thing because these guys have some great stuff there, they are a semi-local brick and mortar shop and I want to make sure to support them – brick and mortars are in high demand in my area.

Mr. Roboto aka eGo-V

Mr. Roboto aka eGo-V

So, as it turns out, after a few emails, VapeDojo decided they wanted to send me some review stuffs. Unbeknownst to them I had already tried a couple juices as I piggybacked them on a friends order. They sent along one of their Mr. Roboto kits and a Vivi Nova tank, sporting the VapeDojo Logo, which I really dig. To the left you can see a pic of the entire rig all put together and working.

The Mr.Roboto ($33) is a 650mAh eGo-V variable voltage passthrough battery with a nifty blue LCD display at the bottom. This comes in a nice little box containing the battery, an eGo thread/skirt/adapter a USB charging cable, an instruction manual and an extra fire button which I will get to later. This battery comes in black, grey which I got and silver. I think the silver/stainless is the bare battery and the colors are actually this rubbery grippy covering. This is a good looking mod with that nice blue LCD display and chrome on both ends. It feels nice and solid as eGos generally do and is comfortable to hold.

eGo-V button

eGo-V button

The thing I noticed immediately on this, and it has been mentioned from other reviewers as well, is the fire button is mighty hard to find. The reason for this is it is located up almost at the top of the battery and it is their “soft touch” design. Basically there is this rubber ring around the top of the eGo and the button is integrated into this ring (hence the extra button in the box). It is almost flush and, although you *can* feel it, it certainly does not jump out at you as being the fire button and it makes it difficult to operate in the dark (yes I vape in bed, don’t judge me). It is nicely illuminated with a blue LED when you push it though. 5 click on and off just as you have come to expect from your eGo batteries.

The variable voltage stuff is really nice on here and if you are looking at a spinner or a twist as opposed to this you would be crazy. There is no comparison. Although my multimeter is currently down, I have done a fair amount of searching and from what I can tell, the voltage out on this is *very* well behaved. More so than some very expensive mods out there. This will do 3-6volts in 0.1 volt increments in a round robin fashion. There are 2 voltage control buttons with the + up top and – right underneath. If you hold down both buttons for 3 seconds you will lock in the voltage so you won’t be accidentally changing it until another 3 second hold unlocks it. Speaking of that, when the display is dark, you can press either button to illuminate the display without changing the voltage. The voltage only changes when the display is already lit and you push a button. This is a nice feature that not everybody shares. Speaking of twists and spinners, you may know you can get those in much larger capacities than the 650mAh with this, so why this then? Well, with a spinner or twist at the end of your mAh you are stuck sucking air, This, however, is a passthrough, so you can charge it while you are vaping and although 650mAh may not seem like a lot, I *can* make it though a work day with one charge, however, I don’t have to because of the passthrough :)

I broke it already

I broke it already

I did have one issue with this other than finding the fire button, and that was the bottom end cap. For some reason it just popped off one day and would NOT stick back on. This is just a little chrome colored plastic cap and I fixed it in 20 seconds with 1 drop of superglue. Is this a big deal? Not in the least, and it sure wouldn’t stop me from getting one even if I was sure that every one of them would have this issue :)

They also sent along one of their viv nova tanks (a clear version). These are rebuildable with different ohm replacement heads and very cleanable and maintainable. They also vape really well – REALLY well, and hold 3.5ml of e-juice so you can do so all day long! No noticeable gurgling so far and I have run 3 tanks through mine and even disassembled and cleaned it once. Cleaning it as simple as take apart, rinse thoroughly with hot running water, re assemble and let dry (overnight). The kit VapeDojo sells this with comes with the tank, 3 heads and a drip tip for just $8. That is a helluva good deal wherever you look.

These are good people doing good business and deserve your patronage. I am going to keep sending people there and you should go too – in fact, in recent days people have asked a lot about where to get those eGo-V’s and this is the place! These guys have excellent customer service, they are very personable and fast shipping. +1 for VapeDojo! When you go, tell them Linc sent ya!

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