Joyetech Exceed Edge Review
Inspired by the Race Car? I think not. My husband actually found that the shape of the Exceed Edge was incredibly close to, get this, our Personal Hair Trimmer! Like a pair of hair clippers, just smaller. The body shape is pretty much identical. Regardless of its groom-a-rific shape, the Exceed Edge is pretty darn sleek. The color options for the metal body of the Edge are really quite nice looking. The Exceed Edge was provided to me from Joyetech for the purpose of this review.
- Size: 26.5110.020.0mm
- Weight: 74.0g
- Colors: Black, Orange, Yellow, Red, Silver, Dazzling
- Output mode: Direct output
- Cartridge capacity: 2.0ml
- Battery capacity: 650mAh
- Atomizer head: EX 1.2ohm MTL Head
- Max Output Wattage: 25W
The Exceed Edge is a small, Pod-style device meant to be compatible with Nicotine Salt E-liquid and higher Nicotine Mixes. What sets the Edge apart is that the Coil Heads are replaceable. While it has a cartridge insert, all you need to do it put a new coil in and fill up. The coils used are the same MTL option used in the Exceed D22 Atomizer. The Edge is based around simplicity and convenience, and being refillable just makes it a breeze to use.
The body of the Edge is really smooth and with a bright and glossy-style paint. It is definitely a bit heftier than you would think by just looking at it. I do really enjoy what Joyetech has been doing lately with the larger firing buttons, and I find them much more pleasant to use. The only real branding is on the firing button itself, not excessively done at all. The firing button covers a good portion of the Edge, and is a little over 2 inches long. The battery indicator light is at the base of the Edge, and lets the user know what the level is based on the speed of the flashes. The curves and paint of the Edge seem to just scream masculinity, which I appreciate. We have too many dinky looking starter devices already without adding another into the fold.
Normal 5 Clicks On/Off. The Battery Indicator will stay solid after firing if the battery is full, flash slowly if the battery is halfway depleted, and will flash quickly when it hits 29% or lower. It will flash increasingly in frequency when it hits 9% or lower. I actually love the way the Exceed Edge works, even though it is not my style of vaping at all. The flavor from the EX 1.2ohm coils are very pure and clean tasting, and I already liked the using them in the D22 Atomizer.
Filling the Exceed Edge is easy-peasy. I have to admit, I sat and stared at that opening for a while and wondered how in the world I was going to fill it. I happened to have a curved syringe (plastic tip) that filled it quite nicely, but it shouldn’t come to that, should it? I tried filling it again, only this time I actually tried my glass dropper and it fit perfectly! To work properly, you just need to hold it straight up as you fill to get the most in, it’s that easy.
I already plan on buying a few of these. Why? I don’t really know, but I know I like the Edge a lot. It doesn’t satisfy that warm, moist vapor that I get from using an RDA and dual battery device, but it is convenient with pretty good flavor. The EX coils seem to have no break-in flavor (yuckers) at all, in fact I wish I knew the cotton used so that I could use it in my RDA. Even family members that usually vape high wattage have really enjoyed the Edge as well. I think I even prefer this over the eGo ECO, the EX coils are far superior in flavor. I actually love the thing, it is fantastic.
Some of the Pod Devices I have come across don’t really seem to offer an advantage other than they come with pre-filled cartridges. That may appeal to some, but I would not want to be held back by only a handful of flavor options. The price is certainly another factor. Here is an example:
Brand A Device (without Cartridge) $27.99
Brand A Cartridges (4 Pack, 1.5ml) $19.99
Exceed Edge Device (Comes with 2 Coils) $23-25
EX 1.2ohm Coils (5 Pack) $9-11.99
That’s a pretty big difference when we are talking about a few ml’s of E-liquid. At almost $10 more for Cartridges than Coils, I cannot really see the upside or convenience of using them.
I do have two tiny things I would change with the Exceed Edge. Not major things, but things nonetheless.
650 mAh goes pretty fast. I have noticed using it throughout the day that after a full charge, it goes from solid to blinking after about 3 uses. Even the ATOPACK PENGUIN had a 2000 mAh battery, and the Edge would have benefited greatly from just a little more capacity.
I would love to see the Exceed Edge as a 30W device. I think the EX coils would benefit from a few more watts, and also be able to reach their full potential in terms of flavor.
My only other qualm with the Edge is the button is easily pressed. After carrying in my pocket throughout the day, I realized I had turned the device off, not once, but twice. This was probably from leaning against counters, or some other form of pressure. The Exceed Edge needs to be positioned carefully for the button not to get depressed accidentally. Otherwise, I love it. It is a fantastic device that offers great flavor, and convenient refilling. If you have a friend or family member that wants to start vaping, the Exceed Edge is a stellar choice.
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