Manufactured by White Cloud, a U.S-based e-cigarette company, The Cirrus 3X Starter Kit is designed to be an all-encompassing e-cig solution. Coming with 3 battery sizes, a three pronged charger, 5 packs of e-cig cartridges (for a total of 25), and a two year warranty instead of the 6 month warranty on other White Cloud Kits.
Upon opening my White Cloud Kit, I noticed that the packaging was professional and the batteries shipped pre-charged, allowing me to use them right away. The batteries ranged from short to long (the shortest being close to a real cigarette in terms of size), and they provided long lasting vaping action. Between the three batteries, I was easily able to go an entire day without needing to recharge. I also received a three-pronged squid charger as an extra item, which came in really handy, as I tend to recharge multiple e-cigarettes at once during the night.
The cartridges lasted quite a long time (I got about 15-17 cigarettes worth per cart), and after going through 10 cartridges I have yet to have one fail on me. White Cloud offers several e-cig flavors including:
- Menthol: The menthol was nice and icy cool. It provided a strong throat hit for a menthol flavor, and left a nice aftertaste.
- Kick: Kick was a spicy flavored e-liquid, and it reminded me a lot of cinnamon hearts. The throat hit with this one was very strong (which some people may not enjoy), and it left a pleasant spicy aftertaste in my mouth afterwards.
- Regular: This is a straight tobacco flavor, and reminds me quite a bit of Marlboro Reds.
- Moscow Mule: Another tobacco flavor, Moscow Mule was stronger tasting than Regular, and was more on par with unfiltered Lucky Strikes.
- Snap: This flavor was a very minty, and it reminded me a bit of Marlboro Skylines, a mint flavored cigarette.
- The Lime & Coconut: This flavor tasted quite a bit of lime, and had a coconut aftertaste. The Lime & Coconut had a medium throat hit, and was my favorite flavor of the group.
Overall, the White Cloud Cirrus Starter Kit is a great starter kit, and serves as a great total vaporization package. The three batteries provide an all day vaping experience, and the flavors offered were unique and tasty. The extended two year warranty also provides peace of mind when it comes to anything going wrong. You can purchase this starter kit here on White Cloud.
For the purposes of this review, I received both an Eonsmoke Premium kit, and a sampling of all the flavors currently available. Each EonSmoke Premium kit comes with two rechargeable batteries (one long, one short), a charging kit, a pack of 5 flavor cartomizers of your choice, and an instructional booklet. Upon receiving the kit, I noticed that the packaging was quite nice, and the kit was well put together. The batteries shipped pre-charged, so I was able to begin vaping with my ecig right away.
The shorter battery produced a stronger throat hit for me, but it lasted less than the long battery. With average use, I was able to get about 4 hours out of my small battery versus 6 with the longer one. Recharging took about an hour and a half for the small battery, and 3 hours for the larger one. The batteries I chose were automatic, and they were easy to activate when smoking.
The EonSmoke uses a cartomizer system, with replacement cartridges sold online on their website. All of my test cartomizers worked well, and no atomizers inside died while I was using them. They also produced a medium throat hit and a lot of vapor. The flavors varied on how long they lasted, with tobacco lasting the longest (70ish puffs) and strawberry the shortest (40ish puffs).
The flavors I tried with my kit included:
- I really enjoyed this flavor. The menthol was smooth and cold, and didn’t taste like mint. Out of all the flavors, this one was my favorite.
- Strawberry was my second favorite flavor. The vapor was very tasty, and reminded me of candy strawberries. The only downside was that the flavor ran out quickly and was replaced by a much more mellow strawberry flavor after about 30 puffs.
- I really enjoyed this flavor, and preffered it to the menthol. It had a strong taste of mint and menthol, and each puff was quite nice. Near the end of the cartridge, it provided quite a big throat hit.
- This flavor was also very nice. It left a smooth berry aftertaste in my mouth, and reminded me of a smooth cigarette such as a Winston or Camel. The flavor also lasted quite a long time.
Overall, I was quite impressed with EonSmoke’s offerings. Their batteries and cartomizers lasted quite a long time, and produced a pleasurable vaping experience. In addition, their e-liquid flavors were quite tasty, and offered a selection to suit a wide range of tastes. You can purchase an EonSmoke Premium Kit here on the EonSmoke website.
For the past few weeks, I have been trying out the Crown7 Luxury Edition Kit from the e-cigarette retailer
Crown7. Founded in 2007, Crown7 has been in the e-cigarette business for over 4 years, and has a wide lineup of e-cigarette starter kits to choose from.
The LXE kit comes with quite a few items designed to get you vaping as quickly as possible. The LXE kit I received included the following items:
- 2 batteries
- USB charger
- 2 Cartomizers
- Carrying case
- Car charger
- Home charger
- 2 packs of 5 cartomizers
consistently produce quite a bit of vapor with a good throat hit. Under heavy vaping conditions, I found that the batteries were able to last me about 4 hours of use before they began to weaken and eventually needed to be recharged. The batteries remind me a bit of the KR808-D1 model of e-cigarette and cartomizer.
here on E-Cig Central. I’ve heard good things about Vapor4Life on the E-Cigarette Forum, so I was excited to give this e-cigarette kit a try. My value starter kit contained the following items:
- 2 batteries (Vapor King Diamond Series)
- 1 carrying case
- 1 wall charger
- A 5-pack of cartomizers.
The Vapor King Diamond Series automatic batteries I received were a bit longer than a regular Joye 510, but had much better battery life in comparison. As a heavy vaper, I was able to get about 4 hours of usage out of each battery, and having both of batteries on me allowed me to easily get
through a full day. On a full charge, the batteries produced a very strong throat hit. The batteries have a new
diamond style tip which I’ve never tried before. I find the diamond tips create a cleaner color, and the shape makes a neat style. They are brighter than other batteries that I have used, but not overly bright. The draw on the automatic batteries was good, and vapor was produced in a short amount of time.
The cartomizers are KR808D-1 compatible, and create a good amount of vapor. They run well, and none of my 5 have had any taste or reliability issues. The cartomizer flavors I received were the following:
Dunhall - This flavor produced a strong throat hit, and had a strong tobacco aftertaste. I liked having this e-liquid in the
morning right after waking up to pick me up.
Hilton – This flavor was quite smooth, and had a mellow aftertaste which reminded me of turkish tobacco, similar to a cigarette brand such as Camel. I enjoyed using this one after meals and also in the evening when I felt like relaxing.
The Value Kit also came with a carrying case which holds two batteries and four cartomizers. I like the form factor of the case, and its a great place to store your extra parts while you’re on the go.
Overall, I’m impressed by Vapor4Life’s product and customization level. They have a wide range of products to suit every vaper’s needs, and allow you to choose your battery type, flavors, and more. If you’re a fan of cartomizer based e-cigarettes, I recommend giving Vapor4Life a try!
Not too long ago, the kind folks over at SmokeTip sent me one of their electronic cigarette kits in
order to review here on E-Cig Reviews. For most of this week I have been using the device, and now feel ready to report my findingss back to readers here.
The SmokeTip electronic cigarette is a mini sized e-cigarette, which closely resembles a real cigarette in terms of both looks and size. The kit that I received for purposes of this review was the E-Cigarette Kit, and it arrived with the following items:
- 2 Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
- 6 Disposable Flavor Cartridges
- Wall Adapter
- USB Charger
- Instruction Card
heavy vaping conditions. The lights on the tips of the batteries were red, which simulates the look of a real cigarette quite well. Charging the battery takes about an hour and a half, which makes having two batteries very handy (especially if you are out and about).
The cartridges themselves were filled with SmokeTip’s regular flavoring, which is a sweet tobacco flavor with undertones of brown sugar. I felt a good throat hit and nicotine buzz with them at 16mg of nicotine, and was able to get almost a pack’s worth of cigarettes out of each cartridge before I finished them. Although the cartridges were reliable, they didn’t last as long as the GreenSmoke FlavorMax cartridges nor produce as much vapor. The FlavorMax carts are slightly longer in size, but hold more e-liquid.
Overall, I enjoyed the SmokeTip experience. Although the cartridges didn’t last as long as GreenSmoke’s FlavorMax or a fully loaded Joye eGo-T, this kit has excellent value for the money, especially since they are much cheaper than a comparable GreenSmoke kit. I also like the form factor of the SmokeTip, as its small size makes it easy to use handsfree in the car. If you’re on a budget and are looking for a quality e-cigarette, then the SmokeTip Electronic Cigarette Kit is for you!
About a week ago, I received an E-Lites E200 e-cigarette from the folks over at E-Lites. E-Lites is a UK-based electronic cigarette retailer, which has also recently been expanding into American markets. The kit I will be reviewing today is the E-Lites E200, which comes with the following accessories:
- 1 E-Lites G9 Battery (Green LED)
- 5 Tobacco flavored nicotine cartridges
- 1 Sturdy Case with built-in USB charger
The E-Lites brand of e-cigarettes uses G9 battery technology, which according to them
utilises the strongest, highest grade Li-Ion composition to guarantee a long, stable and reliable
battery life. This ‘Diamond Core’ allows for over 300 genuine re-charges without noticeable ‘user time’ degradation and is encased in a strong, high grade rubber protective surround (like a G-Shock watch) to guard against accidental drops, knocks and bumps.
So far, I have found that the E-Lites battery lasts quite long for its compact size. I consider myself to be a heavy vaper, and I can get an entire day of usage out of a single charge. I also find that the
battery produces enough power to create quite a significant throat hit, and mimics the feeling of an actual cigarette quite well. The battery is also automatic, and I prefer automatic batteries over manual ones, due to the advantage of being able to vape hands-free. The battery has also outperformed my Joye 510 battery, lasting for much longer under a single charge. Normally I can only get about 3/4 of a day out of my Joye 510 battery under heavy vaping conditions.
The battery itself is guaranteed under a comprehensive, 6 months warranty, so if anything goes wrong with it during this period, you will receive a replacement free of charge. This warranty is nice, because in my experience, if anything is going to fail with the battery, it will likely be within the first few months of purchase.
The cartomizers have been of a consistent and high quality, and the 8 that I have tried have all functioned perfectly, bringing me a consistent vaping experience. I really
enjoyed the tobacco flavored cartridges, which had a very nice balance which wasn’t to sweet or too bitter. The menthol was also tasty, but not as tasty as Unsmoke’s Cool, which reminds me of Camel Crush cigarettes.
One thing I really enjoyed about the E-Lites e-cigarette is the pack it comes with. Not only does the pack serve as a classy looking case, but it also doubles as a charger for the battery, which screws into the case. My only wish for the pack is that it would be able to charge the battery on the go like the 510 Smart PCC does.
Overall, the E-Lites E200 is a great e-cigarette for those who want something that truly resembles a real smoking experience. The small battery size, great flavor, and elegant case combine together to provide a lasting vaping experience!
Its been several months since I wrote my last post regarding the top e-cigarettes, and since then, I have had the opportunity to try a number of new electronic cigarette brands, a few of which quite surprised me. Below is a revised list of the top 5 best electronic cigarettes of 2011. If you wish to read the full product review, simply click on one of the titles.
Since I began vaping, I have constantly been on the lookout for an e-cigarette which both replicates the look and feel of cigarette smoking while at the same time providing decent battery life in a compact package. The South Beach Smoke line of electronic cigarettes fills all of this criteria perfectly.
Not only does the South Beach Smoke electronic cigarette resemble a real cigarette in terms of draw and throat hit, but it also provides a huge amount of vapor for its compact size. The automatic batteries are breath activated (unlike the M401 which is sound activated), and between the two batteries provided in my kit, I have been able to make it through a day (or night) of heavy vaping on a full charge. In addition, the cartomizers have been of a very high quality, and I really enjoy the e-liquid flavors.
The V2 Cigs brand provides a quality vaping experience, and the deluxe kit includes everything you need to get started with vaping. V2 Cigs offers the choice between manual and automatic batteries, allowing you to build a kit
to your preferences. I also really liked the V2 Cigs charger pack, which allowed me to recharge my e-cigarettes on the go, so I never had to worry about running out of battery power. My only hang up with this kit was that I wasn’t a big fan of some of their e-liquid flavors as they gave quite a harsh throat hit.
Hailing from sunny Hawaii, the Volcano V-Kit Deluxe is another great offering. Not only is it relatively inexpensive, but it also provides a nice and smooth throat hit. The V-Kit deluxe has a wide array of e-liquid flavors to satisfy the needs of most
smokers, and also includes a portable charging case (PCC) in order to ensure that your V-Kit batteries are always charged and ready to go.
4- Joye 510
The Joye 510 is one of the most standard e-cigarettes around, and is a solid choice for anyone looking for a good entry level electronic cigarette. The 510 is compatible with most e-cig mods, and
produces a large vapor cloud with a good throat hit. My only issue with the 510 is the battery life, which can be quit poor at times. Fortunately, a 510 PCC exists, and can help maximize battery life.
5- Joye eGo-T
Another offering from Joye, the eGo-T is a tank e-cigarette. Rather than use an atomizer or cartomizer, the eGo-T has a large reservoir which you fill with the e-liquid of your choice.
The eGo-T has a large and powerful battery which should last the average vaper at least a day or two. The tank system, combined with the powerful battery works wonderfully for heavy smokers, however the atomizer inside the tank runs the risk of clogging. Due to this issue, I recommend that users of the eGo-T stick to clearer e-liquids (darker e-liquids tend to clog the atomizer inside the tank).
Overall, electronic cigarettes have come a long way in both quality and features since I began using them. I look forward to seeing these amazing products continue to be revised and updated in order to create the ultimate smoking experience without ever having to light a cigarette up again!
A few days ago, I received a complimentary South Beach Smoke Deluxe Kit in order to review for the readers here on E-Cig Central. After having tried a number of different electronic cigarette brands, I was excited to give South Beach Smoke’s products a try. Known as Entourage star Jay Ferrara’s brand of choice, South Beach Smoke is also a BBB-Accredited business, which gives me confidence that they have faith in their product.
Each South Beach Smoke Deluxe Kit comes with the following items, which were all packaged in a nice and portable box:
- 1 Premium Electronic Cigarette Lithium Ion Standard Battery – Standard (2.5 inches) – 300-400 puffs
- 1 Premium Electronic Cigarette Lithium Ion High-Capacity Battery – High Capacity (3.25 inches) – 500-600 puffs
- 1 Portable Wall Charger – charges your battery wherever you have a wall plug.
- 5 Large Nicotine Cartridges/Atomizers – Equals 7-8 Packs of Cigarettes (Variety Pack – 5 Flavors).
- Owner’s Manual – Click here to see it now Deluxe Starter Kit Manual
The South Beach Smoke Deluxe Kit came with a clear set of instructions which where very well designed and helpful. There were even a few pages explaining exactly how the electric cigarette works!
After charging both batteries for about two hours, I decided to give them a try. Both of the batteries are automatic, meaning that there is no buttons to press to activate it. Simply take a long, slow drag. Unlike my M401 ecig, The SouthBeachSmoke sensor appears to be activated by air rather than sound. As a fan of automatic e-cigs, this is a good thing as I no longer have to worry about my e-cig ever going off when I’m at a loud concert or nightclub. I was also quite impressed with the size of the batteries, which were quite lightweight and small. Despite their small size, I was still able to get quite a bit of use out of them without needing to recharge, and I could easily make the batteries last for an entire day of light vaping. When I did recharge the batteries, I left them plugged in for about two hours before using them again.
The South Beach Smoke electronic cigarettes use a cartomizer system in which the atomizer and e-liquid cartridges are combined. Of the cartridges I have tested so far, all of them have worked great, producing a lot of clean tasting vapor with a strong throat hit. I found that the larger of the two batteries tended to produce more vapor, but with less of a throat hit. Conversely, the smaller battery produced a harsher throat hit, with slightly less thick vapor.
As for the South Beach Smoke e-liquid flavors, I was able to try cherry, tobacco, and vanilla. Out of the three, cherry was a great flavor, producing a strong throat hit and an aftertaste of sour cherry candy. I also liked the tobacco flavor, which had a very sweet taste with a hint of brown sugar. The vanilla flavor was also surprisingly good, and the flavors were especially easy on my throat.
Overall, South Beach Smoke electronic cigarettes are an excellent bang for the buck. With good vapor production and a good price point, I can see why many people have had nothing but good things to say about South Beach Smoke. In addition, the Deluxe Kit with the opt-in ‘Home Delivery Program’ is one of the lowest priced, best quality Electronic Cigarette Starter Kits you can buy at just $49.99., which is a lot less than a cost of a carton of cigarettes here. In addition to this, if you purchase any Deluxe Kit with or without Home Delivery using the link below, you can save an additional $10!
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After having the wonderful opportunity to try a V2 Cigs Ultimate Kit, I decided that I would individually review a few of my favorite products in the kit, which are also available standalone. This includes one of my favorite items in the kit, the V2 Power Cig.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Power Cig, it is essentially a USB passthrough which operates at 5.1 volts. This voltage runs much higher than the average e-cigarette battery, and as a result it can create large quantities of vapor with a great throat hit. Since the V2 Power Cig is powered by a standard USB port, there is no need to worry about running out of power –simply plug the V2 Power Cig in and enjoy!
The build quality of the Power Cig is great, and I have yet to have any problems with it. The power cord is designed to be stretched, and can reach a maximum length of 7 feet, which gives you ample room to vape with.
Overall, I highly recommend the V2 Power Cig to those who find themselves at a PC for extended periods of time. The Power Cig is compatible with standard V2 cartomizers, and is a great addition to any vaper’s arsenal. In addition, customer reviews of the V2 Power Cig have given it 4/5 stars overall.
The V2 Power Cig is available for the low price of $29.28 and includes 5 V2 cartomizers with the flavor of your choice.
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Recently, the kind folks over at V2 Cigs sent me a bunch of their products in order to review here on E-Cig Reviews Blog. Today I will be reviewing the V2 Cigs Ultimate, which retails for about $146 on the V2 Cigs website.
For the purposes of this review, I will be reviewing the kit itself and not the e-liquid flavors. I will review the V2 Cig e-liquid flavors in a separate e-liquid review in order to focus on their taste and compare vapor production. Included in the V2 Cigs Ultimate kit were the following items:
- Standard V2 Starter Kit
- 3rd V2 battery
- 25 Vapor Cartridges (in your choice of Flavor and Strength)
- Car Charger:
- Metal Carry Case
- Portable Charging Case
- V2 Power-Cig
Upon receiving the kit, I was looking forward to trying both the v2 Cigs Portable Charging Case alongside the V2 Power Cig. I have previously reviewed the Madvapes 510 PCC and I found it to be a great way to recharge batteries when I’m out for long periods of time. The device did have a few flaws however, so I was excited to try a different PCC design.
For those of you unfamiliar with PCCs, The V2 Cigs Portable Charging case is a case which contains a battery that recharges e-cigarette batteries that are plugged into them. In my experience, the V2 Cigs PCC was able to charge about 5-6 dead or almost dead batteries in about 2-3 hours depending on the size of the battery. I tend to carry two e-cigs with me at all times, so having one constantly being recharged is a nice thing. The PCC is very well thought out, and it can fit all types of V2 Cig batteries including both automatic and manual varieties. The design has you screw in the batteries, and this way they don’t come loose like they tend to do in the 510 PCC.
The V2 Power Cig was another product that I was excited to get to try. It is essentially a USB passthrough which you can connect to your PC and puff on your e-cigarette without needing to worry about battery charge levels. The Power Cig’s cord was securely attached to the system, and it has been sturdy during my three weeks of use. The cord itself is also nice, as it is compact yet can be stretched out as desired.
The batteries themselves are solid, and I have yet to have any of them fail on me. If they do, you can always return them to V2, as V2 cigs has a good return policy. From their site:
The V2 Lifetime Warranty is limited to a maximum of 5 replacements on any given order. The item must be defective (this is not an exchange system), and will be replaced with an equal item from current inventory.
The V2 Warranty can only be used within 90 days of your last cartridge or eliquid purchase. As long as you have purchased eLiquid or Cartridge products from V2 within the last 90-days, you may make full use of your warranty for the life of your V2 electronic product. Your V2 warranty will never expire.
My favorite battery was the regular sized manual steel battery. I found that it resembled a real cigarette in terms of size and feel, but it looked really nice as well! All the batteries created large amounts of vapor, but they all lasted for different lengths of time. In my experience, I found the batteries to last the following amounts of time:
- V2 Standard Cig: 2 hrs of heavy vaping
- V2 Shorty Cig: 3.5 hrs of heavy vaping
- V2 Long Cig: 5 hrs of heavy vaping
Combined with the V2 PCC, the shorty and standard sized batteries lasted me comfortably for a day without having to wait for another e-cig to charge.
V2 Cigs use a cartomizer system, and I found the system to be well done. Out of the 15 carts that I have vaped, only one had low vapor production. Due to the content of the e-liquids, some flavors did have noticeably more vapor than others. However, all of them had a strong throat hit, which helps make the transition from analog cigarettes much easier.
Overall, The V2 Cigs Deluxe package is a great buy for heavy smokers who are looking for a complete e-cigarette package.
Stay tuned for the upcoming V2 Cigs e-liquid reviews this week!
[Update, October 11th, 2011]
About a month after receiving my V2 Cigs kit, my manual V2 stainless steel battery broke down. I was no longer able to press the button to activate the e-cigarette (it felt like it was jammed). Fortunately, V2 Cigs comes with a lifetime warranty on all product components. After speaking with a representative, I was sent a new battery which has been working much better. The lifetime warranty is valid for 90 days after the most recent purchase of V2 cig cartridges.