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Joyetech WideWick Review: What Is WickWick Technology?

Joyetech WideWick

4.5/5

9.0

Design — 8.0
Build Quality — 9.5
Pod — 9.5
Performance — 9.5
Flavor — 9.0
Battery Life — 8.5

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Our Verdict

Although the design might look familiar, the performance of the WideWick is unique and different from other pod vapes. The flavor, warm vapor, and nice MTL draw are all aspects of the WideWick that I really enjoyed and I think that the WideWick technology definitely makes a positive contribution to the wicking and dry hit resistance. The cotton holds so much ejuice that there’s very little chance of a dry hit, even with long, repeated draws. As long as you make sure to check on the cotton, you can easily see if it’s saturated enough or if it’s time to fill up.

The other side of the coin is that you have to make sure you don’t get carried away and that you fill it up often if you want to make sure that the cotton always has ejuice to wick. There’s only 1/3rd of the pod available for free floating ejuice so you have to make sure that you keep an eye on the cotton.

If you’re thinking of picking up the WideWick then I would say go for it; you won’t be disappointed with the flavor or performance. Just make sure you pick up an extra pack of pods because it only comes with one in the box.

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The Joyetech WideWick is one of their newest pod vapes and it’s quite the interesting device. Instead of using a plain ol’ pod with a coil that uses wicking ports, the WideWick does away with wicking holes and instead places the cotton directly in the pod. 

Joyetech says that this WickWick technology results in the cotton being fully saturated at all times and the coil is thus able to intake eliquid from all around. This is supposed to eliminate spitback, provide better wicking, and prevent dry/burnt hits completely.

The WideWick is draw activated and packs an 800mAh built-in battery that recharges with Type-C charging. It has a 2ml pod which houses a 1.2Ω mesh coil. The WideWick will output from 9-12W. 

Is this WideWick Technology better than the coils that we’re all used to? Does it live up to all it claims to be? You’ll find out in this review.


Box Contents

  • 1 x WideWickTM Battery
  • 1 x WideWickTM Pod (1.2Ω)
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Warranty Card

Specifications

  • Size: 23.5mm x 12.5mm x 113mm
  • Battery Capacity: 800mAh
  • Cartridge Capacity: 2ml
  • Coil Resistance: 1.2ohm (mesh)
  • Connection: Magnet
  • Output Wattage: 9-12W
  • Charging: 5V/0.5A (USB-C)

Design & Build Quality

  • Joyetech WideWick 3

If you feel like you’ve seen the Joyetech WideWick before then you’re not alone; it looks very, very similar to another popular pod vape — the Vaporesso XROS. They’re about the same size too. The WideWick is 113mm tall, 23.5mm wide, and 12.5mm deep, almost identical to the XROS. It’s a good size for a pod vape. Not too big, not too small; the perfect size to take with you wherever you go.

But even though the design and size are similar to the XROS, there’s a lot that’s different about the WideWick. The paint and finish are one of them. The WideWick has a rubberized, soft touch coating that I’m a big fan of. It feels nice to hold and gives the device a lot of grip.

The WideWick is available in seven different colors. Five of these colors feature the rubberized finish, while two of them are metallic. Of the five rubberized finishes, four of them are a gradient from one color to another and these are the ones that I think look the best, but you can take a look and decide for yourself.

There’s not a lot going on with the WideWick in terms of design but I think it still manages to look good. It’s basically a rectangle with rounded edges and no other design lines or anything else. Joyetech is printed on one side at the top, and WideWick is printed on one side at the bottom. It’s a simple looking device but the rubberized finish and gradient colors keep it from looking too plain.

This simple design also extends into how simple the WideWick is to use. It’s a purely draw activated device with no buttons. To vape, just draw on the mouthpiece.

On the same side of the device as the Joyetech logo there is an LED indicator near the bottom. This LED lights up each time that you draw from the device.

There is a small pinhole on each side of the WideWick. The airflow is non-adjustable but these small airflow holes and the included 1.2Ω pod give me a good mouth-to-lung draw. It’s not as tight of a draw as the Joyetech eGo Air but just a bit looser.


Pod

  • Joyetech WideWick Pod 2

Another device that only comes with one pod! Tsk tsk! The pod has a light yellow tint but it doesn’t hamper visibility into the pod. The pod contains a 1.2Ω mesh pod, as well as a whole load of cotton. The bottom 2/3rds of the pod is all cotton and this cotton wraps right around the mesh coil in the center. There’s no actual coil visible as you would see on other pods so it’s really quite interesting to look at.

This coil and wick design is Joyetech WideWick Technology. Because the cotton takes up so much room and fully saturates once you fill the pod, it’s supposed to completely eliminate spitback and ensure no dry or burnt hits.

As soon as you start filling the pod you can see the cotton absorb all of the ejuice. I recommend slowly filling the pod and allowing the wick time to saturate. Once the cotton is fully saturated you can fill the pod up again.

To fill the WideWick pod you have to remove the drip tip. Pulling it forwards or backwards is the easiest way to remove it. Once you remove the drip tip you’ll see a large fill hole. This fill hole does not have a membrane on it, but the underside of the drip tip has silicone which seals the hole properly when closed.

An initial “downside” (if you can call it that) that I noticed with this WideWick technology is that the “free” ejuice in the pod finishes quickly. The wick stays noticeably saturated but it made me nervous everytime that I took a draw with no ejuice in the pod. I’m happy to report that the ejuice in the wick is more than enough to prevent a dry hit, provided that you check to make sure that the wick stays saturated. It can hold a lot of ejuice but I still feel better when there’s at least some “free” ejuice in the pod.


Battery & Charging

Joyetech WideWick Charging Port

Because the wick holds so much ejuice, it’s hard to measure the battery life in terms of how many full pods I vaped before it died. But I can say that the battery life lasted me 2-3 days per charge and probably about two tanks full of ejuice. Again, hard to say because the wick holds so much ejuice and I didn’t want to chance vaping the wick down until it was dry, but I got a good amount of vaping out of it with each charge.

The WideWick features Type-C charging and takes just over an hour to fully recharge from dead.


Performance

Joyetech WideWick 2

The WideWick is all about its WideWick pod. Joyetech makes a number of claims on their website about how well it performs and honestly, after using the WideWick pod for myself it’s pretty good. 

Because there’s so much cotton, the coil is constantly being fed ejuice and this allowed me to take long, successive draws without getting a dry or burnt hit. This works well for the mesh coil in the WideWick and allows it to put out really good flavor too.

I also did not have any spit back. Now, this isn’t a problem that I usually have with any pod vapes, but it’s something that the WideWick pod claims to eliminate. I can’t say that the WideWick is the definitive reason why I didn’t have any spitback but their claim holds up.

A benefit that Joyetech doesn’t mention on their website is the leak resistance. There’s so much cotton in this pod that it’s absorbed as quickly as it’s being vaped. And because the cotton is on the bottom of the pod and all around the coil, it’s very difficult for ejuice to leak out of the pod. I myself didn’t have any leaking while I used this device so that’s another healthy pro for the WideWick pod.

Overall I like the warm vapor and clean flavor that the WideWick delivers. The mesh coil does the performance a lot of good and keeps the performance in line with other great pod vapes.


Verdict

Although the design might look familiar, the performance of the WideWick is unique and different from other pod vapes. The flavor, warm vapor, and nice MTL draw are all aspects of the WideWick that I really enjoyed and I think that the WideWick technology definitely makes a positive contribution to the wicking and dry hit resistance. The cotton holds so much ejuice that there’s very little chance of a dry hit, even with long, repeated draws. As long as you make sure to check on the cotton, you can easily see if it’s saturated enough or if it’s time to fill up.

The other side of the coin is that you have to make sure you don’t get carried away and that you fill it up often if you want to make sure that the cotton always has ejuice to wick. There’s only 1/3rd of the pod available for free floating ejuice so you have to make sure that you keep an eye on the cotton.

If you’re thinking of picking up the WideWick then I would say go for it; you won’t be disappointed with the flavor or performance. Just make sure you pick up an extra pack of pods because it only comes with one in the box.

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Robert Barnes

For both health and financial reasons, I knew I had to quit smoking cigarettes. At a certain point I felt as if I had tried everything and it was too difficult to quit cold-turkey. That's when I found vaping and I've been off the stinkies ever since! I love testing and reviewing the latest vaping gadgets, marathoning television series and playing with my awesome dog Lupa.

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