Over the past couple of years, the e-Cigarette market has seen hundreds of vaporizers flood the market. The competition can’t get any fierce, and that pushes manufacturers to come up with original vaporizers, and one that happens to be my favorite PV format; box mods. The most recent one I got my hands on is the Joyetech eGrip – their compact box mod personal vaporizer. It’s powerful, small, and features a clean, simple design in 5 unique finishes.
Joyetech’s eGrip produces an overpowering 20 watts, and includes 1600 mAh rechargeable battery. You would think such a powerful PV, box mod or not, would be big, but the eGrip is surprisingly small.
Operating it is straight forward, but the design was thought out. The firing button is well placed on the top edge of the box PV, for perfect finger placement while vaping. The fire button sits in the middle of a 360-degree dial that allows you to easily switch power settings. The USB charging cable can be used in pass-through, meaning you can operate the device while it’s on charge.
The eGrip contains a 3.6 ml glass clearomizer tank with a transparent window on the side, for easy monitoring, similar to the latest MVP Box vaporizers. The internal 1.5 Ohm atomizer can be replaced and the starter kit includes two.
Another notable feature is the adjustable air inlet screw, found at the bottom of the device. Adjustment allows for more or less air to pass through, letting you fine tune your vape to the last detail.
- Compact Design w/ Dial
- 3.6ml Tank w/ Window
- 8W-20W Operation
- Pass-Through on USB Charger (vape while charging)
- Adjustable Air Inlet
Everything about the Joyetech eGrip feels solid. The atomizer threads, down to air inlet flathead screw seem like they should last. Only time will tell if the device yields many hardware problems and failures or not, but considering its price at around $69.99, it’ll hopefully hold up. All I can say, is that it feels good to hold it, and I was not able to spot any defects or cheap looking parts on the build. A solid little box mod vaporizer contender in my books.
The eGrip vs MVP Box PVs
Compared to other significant brands, such as Innokin iTaste MVP and the Hana Modz Mini V3, it’s fair to say that the eGrip can hold its’ own, but also that it does not bring anything revolutionary to the table. I think it will do good based on the smaller size. When I hold it next to my MVP 2.0, the eGrip is not that much smaller, but fits better in my small hands, so if you’ve got small hands, it should feel more comfortable.
As far as performance goes, it’s hard to call a winner between the two. They both provide more than enough power, and solid batteries. Once I finish testing the Joyetech eGrip for a few more weeks, I should have a better idea on battery performance between the two. In conclusion, I don’t really like one way better than the other, so the MVP will remain one of my regularly personal vaporizers. The eGrip just makes a great addition to the collection, and since I prefer these box mods, I see myself using both almost daily. To each its’ own, but if these are up your alley, worth checking out.