Among the most popular Temp Control mods, Joyetech Evic VTC Mini is being discussed everywhere. Mainly because of the good quality and low price combination. I've had 3 VTC mini mods so far and here's my review after playing a while with this mod. All I can say is that it is excellent but it doesn't fire SS wires properly in the TC mode. That would be it's only con apart from a couple of other niggles.
Price: $40 approx. (SKU 3331700)
With this mod, you don't need a battery. That's what the passthrough mode does in this mod. If you don't have a battery, no problems. Just hook it up to your laptop with a micro USB cable and go on vaping.
Looks and Design
Incredible! The size, the looks and the design is minimalistic, putting the right meaning to "keep it simple". It is simple, yet powerful in a tiny size. The box and the battery cover are strong and sturdy. The magnets on the door are strong strips, won't come off on it's own, not even on shaking. The 510 is spring loaded but there's a small niggle. It does not press down too much, may be just 1mm. Atties with longer 510 connector or protruding center pin may be a little problem. Not all atties will sit flush on it. Apart from this issue, everything about this mod is awesome!
The firing switch, tactical buttons, screen and the charging port are all on one side. No messy logos or graphics, just plain and simple. No sharp edges, easy to hold, ergonomically well designed, etc. Size is incredibly small just like the IPV D2 that I reviewed a few weeks ago. It is a bit tough to say which one is better out of the two. I'll perhaps go with the IPV D2 because of it's capabilities to fire SS wires in the TC mode but that's not what these mods were intended to do. You can fire all wires but only Nickel and Titanium wires/coils in TC mode.
Outstanding! Everything about this mod is simply awesome. A very well thought design, good quality board inside, good battery connectors (one spring loaded), good charging port, crisp clear display, easy to navigate menu and everything about this mod is just brilliant.
The firmware is upgradable, who knows we might get an upgrade soon for firing SS wires? That would be sweet! Upgraded the firmware to version 1.20 from the Joyetech website: http://www.joyetech.com/mvr-software/?sid=155
This is one thing that lacked in the IPV D2 and really wish that P4Y adds this little option to their upcoming mods.
Although Joyetech took a lot of care in designing this mod and they tried their best to take care of all the problems, there are a few that I'd like to bring out.
1. The 510 connector center pin should compress a little more and allow atties with longer 510 connectors to sit flush on the mod.
2. The mod should fire as soon as the display is unlocked and/or a user exits the menu. There's a delay while firing the mod when a user gets out of the menu or unlocks the display/firing switch.
3. If possible, provide firmware upgrade so the mod can sense SS wires and allow TC/TP with SS wire builds.
With these niggles taken care of, Evic VTC Mini can simply be the best single 18650 powered TP/TC mod!