Joyetech Cubis tank atomiser
This week I am taking a look at the Joyetech Cubis tank atomiser, a new idea on top filling an atomiser.
The Joyetech Cubis arrives is a sturdy cardboard box, yours wont have sample on it of course.
Inside the Joyetech Cubis is cradled in a protective foam insert.
You will have your user guide, warranty card and a advisory card on safety and coil options.
As well as the atomiser you will get two spare coils and a clear drip tip as spares.
And here we have our Joyetech Cubis atomiser.
The Cubis has a standard 510 connection, non-adjusting but a good length.
A nice wide drip tip is included, you could replace it with your favourite but the stock one works great.
The entire ‘atomising’ part of the device unscrews out of the tank.
Leaving just a ‘shot glass’ type of tank that you can fill freely. It is not shown but on one side there is a max fill line.
Here we have the main atomiser assembly.
The actual atomiser coil head just unscrews from the end.
With the coil unscrewed we can see the dual tube design of the chimney.
At the other end, we take out the drip tip and we can see the raised drip tip holder.
The drip tip holder unscrews and we can see the inner of the two tubes in the chimney.
This inner piece unscrews into two parts.
her we can see down the chimney with the inner tube removed, and see all the way down to the installed coil head.
Airflow is controlled by the ring shown removed from the top of the tank. Turning it opens (or closes) the slots.
The basic principle of the atomiser is that air enters the slots, goes down the outer tube of the chimney, passes over coil picking up the vapour and then finally passes up the inner tube to the drip tip.
With a stock coil head this process is so efficient it billows vapour even without you drawing on the drip tip. With the RBA the effect is less pronounced.
There are several coil heads available including a 0.2ohm nickel coil and a 0.4ohm titanium coil.
Included in the Cubis kit are the 0.5ohm SS316 , 1.0ohm SS316 and the 1.5ohm Clapton.
Below are pictured the 0.5 (left) and 1.0 (right) stainless steel coils.
There is also a brand new rebuildable coil head for the Cubis, it is fairly easy to build with and only took me 5 minutes to build my very first vertical coil from scratch.
You just wrap your coil (horizontal or vertical) and bend your ends to suit. One end goes into the small hole (shown at top of 5th picture) and is locked in with the screw, the other pokes out the centre and is trapped between the insulator and positive pin.
The most difficult part is due to the juice channels (rather than just holes) cause the top ring to be tough to line up without crossing the threads.
Here are a few pictures …
The Cubis is superb, it is really easy to refill and gives off a dripper quality of vapour density and flavour.
The atomiser gives off vapour like a turbine is inside it, even without vaping on it the vapour billows out of the drip tip.
There are a few issues, minor as they are, that need to be mentioned.
Firstly, the airflow adjustment cap, it is held in place by a very feeble o-ring that stops it spinning about freely. Whilst this in itself is fine, if you take the cap off to clean it and do not place it back with extreme care then this o-ring will be severed and the cap will not sit securely.
The sad news is that no spares are included. I broke mine and as I like a fully open airflow I just took the adjustment cap off entirely.
Secondly is the coil heads flooding. When you first install a coil you should give it a couple of drops of liquid to pre-soak it a little. Then the wicking works fine.
Refills run the risk of allowing excess liquid into the coil and flooding it. This is not much of a problem and a quick dab of paper towel down the vapour tube and the excess is gone, or a quick downward flick of the atomiser will splash the excess out (if you are somewhere you can drip on the floor).
Lastly is condensate build up in the vapour tube. This happens to virtually every tank atomiser I can think of to some degree and we should all be used to the occasional drying out with a piece of paper towel to avoid the spitting it causes.
The Cubis is no better nor worse in this respect than any other tank.
All those things said, I love the Cubis. With the pre-build coils it was a diamond but not my thing as I like rebuildables. Since I got the RBA deck for it, it has replaced my previous tank of choice as my all day vape.
The Joyetech Cubis is available in a huge range of colours, as well as the uncoated stainless steel you can get it coated in black, gold, cyan, red, white and grey finishes.
Joyetech suggest a retail price of £24, $23, €25 for the Joyetech Cubis.
Coil head packs (5pieces) are around 10 £/$/€ and the RBA price has not been announced at the time of writing.
As usual you might be able to find them cheaper if you shop around.