|Posted by ShogaNinja on October 23, 2012 at 5:00 AM|
A50: The difference between a real, genuine, Joyetech eGo-C Twist and a fake knockoff are glaringly obvious if you know what to look for. I will post pictures that will say it all. Suffice it to say that the knockoffs are inferior in every way except for price. I got a knockoff and it doesn't Twist so well. The voltage potentiometer is so tight that it takes some serious effort to move it. It's also 900mah compared to a real one at 1000mah so it doesn't last as long either. Additonally, strange things have been happening with my knockoff. It doesn't seem to vape as well, and on top of that, has even exhibited dangerous tendencies such as the button sticks, and it overburns for several seconds sometimes for no apparent reason (especially when it is time to recharge which is way too often for a 900mAh battery). Do yourself a favor and get a genuine Joyetech eGo-C Twist, and not a knockoff. The money you save ion a knockoff is NOT worth it.
Top View of center posts:
You'll also notice the rubber gasket is white on the Genuine Joyetech, while the knockoffs is more a (stained probably by me) clear gasket o-ring. This gasket separates the positive from the negative and is essential to the operation of the e-cigarette. It looks more robust on the Joyetech too.
Close-up View of the eGo Connection:
So now hopefully you can spot the differences between a real and a knockoff. It may be harder to do from a tiny picture on a website, but make sure it says genuine Joyetech on the product page of the site before you buy. Right now, the cheapest place to get a real genuine Joyetech eGo-C Twist is from Altsmoke.com at $26.
If you manage to be at a brick and mortar store you can pull this blog up and check for yourself in person if you can't remember the details.
I hope this helps. Remember, real Joyetech eGo-C Twists don't come in 900mah size.
Update: After having both now for quite some time I actually find that the knockoff, even though it has less battery life, is the more reliable of the two pictured here. The genuine tends to break every time I drop it, causing me to have to do an annoying repair. The knockoff, because it's smaller, tends not to drop so much. It has survived every drop so far though. The genuine also doesn't fit the Vivi Nova Mini very well which has caused it to groove a circle into the center post that's pretty deep by now. It doesn't seat well, like it does on the knockoff (which I did buy from Vaporbeast), which has caused me to have to sand the centerpost to get it to work with that particular clearomizer. So, I am not saying that all knockoffs are better or worse, but sometimes the genuines aren't all they are cracked up to be. Both have had their share of problems. It's important to have at least 3 batteries at any given time. You never know when you're going to lose one. If you're resourceful, like me, you may be able to repair them and get more life out of them, regardless of brand. With three batteries, you'll be able to take your time and do a good repair job. You also won't be stressed out in the interim.