Joyetech ATOPACK Magic
The newest pod device from Joyetech is the ATOPACK Magic, which uses the innovative NCFilm as the heating element. At only 9w, the Magic is a flavorful little performer. The ATOPACK Magic was provided by Joyetech for the purpose of this review.
1 ATOPACK Magic Battery
1 USB Cable
Quick Start/ Warranty/Warning Cards
Spare Parts (Cotton Package & Tweezers)
Colors: Silver, Black, Phantom Blue
Battery Capacity: 1300mAh
Output: Ultra-low constant voltage
E-liquid capacity: 7.0ml/2.0ml
Heater: NCFilm heater (0.6ohm)
Light: 7 changeable lights (3 quick clicks, stop then click to change light color)
The body of the Magic itself is rather simplistic. It’s a smooth but easily gripped outer layer, with unobtrusive branding on the lower front and back. I much prefer this body style to some of the other offerings, such as the eGo Mansion, which didn’t seem to have a clearly defined design.
The mouthpiece is deliciously comfortable, and the draw seems to be a bit less restrictive than some of the other Joyetech pod devices.
The first device to use the NCFilm was the Cubis Max Tank, in which a slab of cotton was sandwiched under the NCFilm itself, and slots fed the cotton Eliquid. The NCFilm in the ATOPACK Magic, which is Kanthal, goes a long way without actually needing a high wattage or power to really perform.
Setting up the Magic really couldn’t be easier. You simply place a cotton square from the provided sheet (of 50 Squares) and use a few drops of Eliquid to prime. The hole to fill is located to the right of the cotton square, and has been given a slightly larger diameter than previous pod devices. No more Eliquid Up-chuck. That’s what I’m calling it now.
The Pod itself can go about 3 months of normal usage before needing to be replaced, it simply doesn’t give out like other replacement coils. After about 3 full cartridge fill-ups is when Joyetech suggests the cotton be changed for a new pad.
The major pro’s for this device are ease of use and battery life. Due to the Ultra Low Voltage, it has a considerable usage time after being fully charged. Another pro for this device is the flavor is much better than some of the similar offerings. The NCFilm offers a cleaner tasting experience, especially for those of us that tend to use metals like SS, or have a preferred coil type. This device has been great in a pinch, or when I don’t want to reach for an RDA for a quick car trip. Fill ups last quite a while with the 7ml capacity, just don’t change your mind halfway through on the flavor you chose.
I suppose my only gripe with the Magic would be that it can be a little… drippy. It’s mainly due to the cotton pad being slightly too large (thick) for the small plastic piece to bear down on when closed. When dry, the pad fits perfectly, but when wet, it expands. This can be remedied by peeling a few layers from the square before placing. That’s not a deal breaker by any means, because the flavor and simplicity of the ATOPACK Magic make a few drops a minor issue. It may not appeal to the majority of high wattage vapers out there, but it’s a nice starter or easy device to use in a bind.