Blu eCigs has been around since late 2008, and no other e-cigarette brand has enjoyed so much hype as it does. But does the Blu e-cigarettes live up to their hype and promise? We take a look. Since being purchased by the Lorillard (maker of cigarette products such as Newport and Kent), the brand is now synonymous with the increasing role of “big tobacco” in the industry. The company’s marketing is top notch and far-reaching, and therefore they command a considerable market base. You have probably heard or seen about their recent campaign “Rise from the Ashes” that was spearheaded by the famous Stephen Dorff (known for his roles in movies such as Immortals and Blade). Blu eCigs name is unquestionably illustrious, but does its e-cigs deliver the good for vapers and smokers? Let’s take a quick overview of the pros and cons before we conduct a meticulous analysis.
Blu eCigs Pros & Cons
- Propylene glycol-free cartridges
- Seven well-executed flavors
- Outstanding portable charging pack
- Smart pack with “Social” feature
- Great looking kit and branding—small and portable
- Limited vapor production
- Not ideal for heavy smokers and vapers
- Battery life too short
The Battery and Charging Performance
Blu eCigs starter pack comes with two shorter-than-normal (almost mini) rechargeable batteries. This mini like design is meant to provide a very light feel to make it a nice experience puffing and holding the e-cigarette. Each battery gives the user only about 75 to 100 puffs max and takes about 105 minutes (1.75 hours) to charge. Short life, yes…but very consistent. The Blu’s starter pack, however, comes with a great charging pack to lessen the worry. The Blu eCigs charging pack charges about 4 to 5 batteries at a go and charges a lot quicker than a USB. The charging case has a meter that shows the charge power as well as the cigarette level of charge. There is also a “social” button on the side. This “social feature” means that the pack buzzes every time you are nearby Blu E-Cigs’ vendor or when it detects the signal of another user’s case.
Packaging and Design
The premium 100 kit comes with a minimalistic black box, decorated with white and blue text as well as an image of the charging case. Even though this packaging is uniquely glossy and classy, it is a little bit hard to open and close it as it lacks a press-stud. The Blu E-cig has a matte black finish that feels great in hand. It is also very light to hold and puff. The LED display on the pack indicates how much power you have left. Another handy feature is that the LED light will flash five-time indicating that you have hit more than five puffs in the space of one minute. The case slips comfortably into the pocket, so portability is not an issue.
What exactly do you get with the Kit?
- USB Charger
- 10ml Bottle of Classic Tobacco E-Liquid
- Clearomizer with replaceable coil
- Two 950 mAh batteries
- User manual
With the cartridge attached, the Blu Cigs are usually the size of an ordinary cigarette, but a little bit on the heavy side. Also, its hard casing makes it a little bit awkward to hold in the normal in-between fingers (V shape) way. Therefore, it is more comfortable holding this e-cigarette as many would hold a cigar. The tobacco-flavored cartilage produces the most authentic smoking experience with this device. The atomizer aid in the production of a fairly thick, odorless vapor. However, as aforementioned, the battery life is rather weak, and you have to keep charging the batteries to use this vaping unit continually. It is certainly not ideal for heavy smokers. Some users also claim that the vapor cloud you produce is quite thin along with the tobacco taste starting to dull after some extended use with the Blu eCigs.
What are the Nicotine Levels?
In the Blu E-cigs, you have four levels of nicotine High (13-16mg), Medium (9-12mg), Low (6-8mg), and no nicotine. These levels are potentially meant to manage users’ nicotine intake; this is probably the reason why it is not recommended for heavy.
How to Use Blu ECigs
- Remove the clearomizer off the battery,
- Take off the mouthpiece from the clearomizer,
- Fill the clearomizer with e-liquid, but do not overfill,
- Give it some time until the e-liquid soaks up entirely,
- Vape, and enjoy your flavor.
Blu E-Cigarette Starter Kits are great for anyone trying to make the switch. It is a nice product and within a reasonable price range—there are three kits to pick from; Premium 100 ($89.95), Premium ($79.95), and Original ($34.95). The kit is, however, not ideal for heavy vapers as it lacks a good nicotine throat hit. But for the light smokers, this is a go-to product for you. Click the button below and acquire this beautiful, portable vaporizer kit.