The eGo-Twist from Joyetech has been referred to as a “gamechanger” and I couldn’t agree more. The eGo-Twist is, in short, everything a vaping device needs to be without being complicated or expensive.
The eGo-Twist is just like any other eGo battery with the addition of a potentiometer added in the form of a twisting cap on the end of the battery. The device can run between 3.2v and 4.8v which, in my opinion is within the range of what 90% of vapers will desire with any given piece of hardware attached to it.
At right around $23 for the 650mAH (AltSmoke) and $25 for the 1000mAH, anyone with any sort of eGo charger and a 510 atomizer and cartomizer can instantly upgrade their vape to variable voltage. True, this device lacks the features of bigger battery mods with high end control units. You won’t find the battery life, electronic control features and safety protections of a ProVari in this device. But with the lower battery life, these safety warning features aren’t as necessary. Moreover, the eGo-Twist, like all eGos before it, will fail (kill the device for good) when an electrical issue arises. The biggest (and arguably only) real safety events regarding eGo batteries are during charging of the device.
Not to beat the point to death, but the eGo-Twist, while a simple innovation, is remarkable because it combines the most important feature of higher-end mods (variable voltage) with the simplicity, affordability and safety of smaller, intermediate devices like eGo batteries. If you have 20-30 bucks to spare and an eGo charger lying around, GO BUY THIS BATTERY. If you’re just getting into vaping, buying one or two of these batteries and a charger are as good of a value as you will find anywhere. The eGo-Twist is easily one of the best additions a vaper can make to their collection and one of the best places a new vaper can start.