Joyetech Espion Silk Kit Introduction
The Joyetech Espion Silk Kit with NotchCore Tank is the latest kit from longtime vape manufacturer, Joyetech and is set to release in June or July of 2018. It’s an internal battery mod and latest in the line of Espion mods. It’s listed at 80 watts max and is packed with all the features you’d expect from a Joyetech mod. It features a front facing small black and white screen, a soft hypoallergenic coating and the kit comes with the new NotchCore tank. It’s available in 3 colours; Black/Red, Red/Black, and Beige/Black. The black/red comes with a red tank while the other 2 come with a black tank.
Joyetech Espion Silk Kit Specs
- Size: 29.5*40.0*120.0mm
- Colours: Black, Orange, Brown
- Battery capacity: 2800mAh
- Kit weight: 141.0g
- E-liquid capacity: 2.5ml
- Screen: 0.69 inch OLED display
- Output: 1-80W
- Modes: POWER/BYPASS/TEMP(NI/TI/SS)/TCR(M1/M2/M3)
- Resistance range: 0.05-1.5ohm for TEMP/TCR mode
- 0.05-3.5ohm for POWER mode
Joyetech Espion Silk Packaging List
- ESPION Silk
- NotchCore atomizer
- Five NotchCoilTM heads
- QC USB cable
- Two Manuals
- Warranty card
- Warning card
- Spare parts
Joyetech Espion Silk Preview
The Joyetech Espion Silk Kit features the Joyetech Espion silk internal battery mod and the Joyetech NotchCore low watt Sub-Ohm Tank. A new interesting type of pre-made coil tank. For the Silk Mod, it’s an internal battery mod. The main draw to this mod is it’s super lightweight and made with hypoallergenic materials. The mod itself has a plastic body and is mostly covered with a soft material that feels like a rubber or silicone. Most mods are made of a zinc alloy which could cause issues for some people with sensitive metal allergies.
The slick should not cause any allergic reactions for those people but I don’t have any allergies myself to confirm that. The size and design is a small tall and thin shape similar to the Espion solo but with a small pico sized screen and menu system. It appears to be a pico chip in this mod but at a minimum, the screen and menu are borrowed from the pico. For those who aren’t aware, Eleaf who makes the pico is a sub-brand of Joyetech just like Wismec is all 3 are the same company.
The mod uses a 5 click to turn on and off. 3 clicks to cycle through modes and holding up and fire takes you to the settings menu. The screen is small and the icons hard to read and don’t make much sense so not very intuitive. The mod has quite a bit of button rattle as well and feels cheap but could just be due to the lightweight and plastic body design. I’ll have to see how well it holds up in my review period to see if it is cheaply made or just feels that way.
Joyetech Espion Silk Box Mod
The box mod itself can handle up to a 24mm atomizer without overhang and has an off-centre 510 pin. The colouring on the mod is quite nice. The body is either black or red plastic but it’s mostly covered with a textured soft material that does feel nice in the hand and the colour won’t fade or scrape off. It has all the settings and modes you’d expect from a Joyetech mod like power, temp control for Ni, TI, and SS, TCR mode, and bypass. Most of the standard stuff but nothing fancy like watt curve modes.
Joyetech Espion Silk NotchCore Tank
For the NotchCore Tank, it comes with their new NotchCore coils. They are actually freestanding coils and not a coil head with the coils inside that you would screw into a base. Instead, it has a building deck and the coils come pre-wicked and work like a fuse. You just pop out the old one and pop in the new one. They wick well and are 0.5-ohm coils rated for 20-30 watts. I’ve been using them at 30 watts and it works well with pretty good flavour for such low watts. I’m not sure how accurate the mod is though yet to say that 30 on the mod really means 30 watts.
The kit comes with 5 coils. As well so as long as they last a reasonable amount of time you should be set for a while. It has a small 2.5ml capacity but does drink juice more than you’d expect from 30 watts. You can change the coils with a nearly full tank as well which is nice. No leaks and it’s a well-built tank. The tank itself is also coated in some plastic which makes it slippery and a little hard to take apart the first time. Even with the knurling.
Overall I’ve been using this for a couple of days, not enough time to give an actual review, but I wanted to give my first impressions. I’m still not sure what to think though. It is light and comfy and so far the tank performs good enough for what it is. But I need to put the mod through a lot more stress and see the coil life before I can give a recommendation or not. Hopefully, this helps people who are in a rush though.
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