Vuse Vapor has pre-filled e-cigarettes that are stealthy and portable. They are also easy to use and have three different nicotine strengths.
These features make Vuse vapes perfect for people who want something simple to use and available in different nicotine strengths, 1.8 to 5 percent. They are also great for former cigarette smokers since they are available in three flavors: golden, rich, and menthol.
Vuse vapes have outstanding features but also drawbacks, such as the limited number of flavors and some build quality issues.
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Best Vuse E-Cigs Review
Vuse Alto Review
- 350 mah battery
- Nicotine strengths: 5.0%, 2.4%, and 1.8%.
- 1.8 mL e-juice capacity
- Simple to use
- Hits well
- Does not hold pods firmly
This is the core component of any Vuse starter kit. It is the battery and nothing else.
Vuse Alto is compact, almost weightless, and has an integrated 350 mah battery protected by a hard metal casing. The pods are sold separately.
At the top is a recess for the pod and a green light on the battery that lets the user know when the device needs to be recharged.
The only problem with the device is that it does not hold pods firmly in place. They fall out easily as a result.
Vuse Solo Review
- 4.8% nicotine strengths
- Compatible with Vuse Solo carts
- Simple to use
- Portable and ergonomic
- Consistent hits
- No cartridges
Vuse Solo is an easy-to-use smart device that provides consistently powerful hits as long the battery has a charge. It is also lightweight, compact, and barely noticeable when in a pocket or purse.
The package comes with a battery and charger but no cartridges. Cartridges are sold separately.
- 3% nicotine level
- 600mAh battery
- Easy to use
- Nice form factor
- Long-lasting battery
- Does not come with cartridges
The Vuse Vibe is the ultimate vape for those craving performance and powerful consistency. It has a sleek and compact body that makes it easy to transport and comfortable to hold. Plus, it has a long-lasting battery and uses pods with 1.9 ml capacity with three percent nicotine.
Intuitive Pod Mod Vape
- 1.5% nicotine strength
- 260mAh battery
- Decent battery
- Good form factor
- No cartridges included
The Vuse Ciro has all the features a dependable and functional e-cigarette needs. It has a powerful battery that can last most of the day and an LED light that lets users know when the vape needs to be recharged. In addition, it has an ergonomic form that makes it convenient to use and uses a 0.9 ml cartridge. This device is perfect for beginner vapers who want something easy to use.
Vuse ePod 2
- 350 mAh Battery Capacity
- Nicotine strengths - 0mg, 18mg, 50mg
- Easy to use
- Not a full kit
The ePod 2 is almost the whole package minus the pod. It comes with a battery, a magnetic USB charger, and an easy-to-read user guide.
It is lightweight at 22.5 grams and long, slender, and comfortable to hold. Another thing it has going for it is its compatibility with Vuse and Vype ePod salt nicotine cartridges.
This device is worth considering because of its ergonomic design, simplicity, and cartridge compatibility.
Tobacco and Menthol Flavored
- Good flavor
- Solid throat hits
- Good capacity
- Occasional burn hits
- Limited flavor options
Pods are generally pretty good. Vuse Vapor flavors are delicious and conducive to throat hits similar to a cigarette.
The only problem in the flavor department is that they only have tobacco and menthol flavors. That is not necessarily their fault, though, because the FDA has made it impossible for vape companies to market flavors that are “attractive to children.”
Another problem is with the pods themselves. A few of them can give off bad flavors or burn hits. Just try not to inhale too deep on them.
How To Use Vuse E-cigs
- Setting up the Vuse takes no more than attaching the cartridge easily onto the battery and vaping your way until the battery runs out.
- It has a white LED light at the tip of the battery that glows each time you take drag out of the device.
- It works exactly the same as other cig-a-like units, only with a more gadgety look.
- When the battery is running low on power, the LED light flashes in red for two seconds.
- When the red light blinks continuously, you must charge the battery to be able to reuse the unit.
- Also, the white LED light blinks to let you know that the cartridge needs to be replaced.
Vapor Production and Performance: Vapor production is amazingly on the upper side of the gauge when compared to other cig-a-like units. A normal 3-5 second inhale on the Vuse gives a great amount of vapor that takes this e-cig apart from others within the same price range. The thickness and consistency of the vapor are astounding, as well, turning the usual ‘moderate’ feedback that cig-a-likes receive around.
There is a remarkable throat hit in every drag, with an intense flavor stronger than other pre-filled cartridges on the market. On the downside, the intense flavor and strong throat hit may be attributed to the high nicotine content at 48mg or 4.8%. That is around four times more than what you get from a real cigarette. This may be good for heavy and chain smokers who need such high nicotine content on their vape to get by. On the contrary, that may lead to worse nicotine addiction instead of gradually liberating yourself from the habit.
Battery Life and Atomizers: The battery life of the Vuse e-cigs is superior to other cig-a-likes today. For light and intermittent vapers, the device lasts for 8 hours or so. This is good enough for a $10 kit that is small and handy, although that is considered a bit high compared to other brands. The cartridges are designed to last for a few rounds of vaping, depending on how much and how heavy you vape.
How Long Does Vuse Take to Deliver?
Delivery usually takes 10 to 15 business days but shipping times vary based on the time of year and shipping volume. A tracking number is provided with each order and is available by email or the customer account. Customers must confirm they are over 21 at the time of delivery.
Discounts and Coupons
Anyone who registers with Vuse gets access to coupons as well as a store locator, access to exclusive products, and recurring subscription payments.
Products can be returned, but the customer will likely have to show the device is defective to get a refund or a new vape.
Vuse Vapor vs. Juul
Juul is the most established brand in the vaping industry. What puts Juul ahead is that the overall quality of its products is slightly higher. Also, Juul has more flavors than just tobacco, including mango, cucumber, and creme.
Vuse Vapor vs. Blu E-Cigs
The Vuse e-cig is similar to Blu in that it caters primarily to tobacco flavor lovers. But the advantage of Blu products is that they are a bit more portable and ergonomic and do not have as many problems related to functionality.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Vuse a Good E-Cig?
Vuse vapes are good when they work correctly, and most of them do, including the pods. However, a few pods underperform, and there is always an occasional dud battery.
Is Vuse Vapor Safe?
Vuse e-cigs are safe as long as the batteries are used in accordance with the instructions. For example, never leave batteries in hot rooms or direct sunlight and never use them for purposes they were never intended.
Is Vuse Being Discontinued?
These e-cigarettes are not being discontinued as far as is known. However, the process for getting permission to market from the FDA has been arduous.
How Many Cigarettes Are in a Vuse?
A single vape is the equivalent of 40 to 50 cigarettes, depending on the liquid capacity of the cartridge and the nicotine cartridge.
How Long Do Vuse Cartridges Last?
Cartridges can last a day to several days, depending on the vaping habits of the user. Of course, the more heavily they are used, the sooner the cartridge will deplete.
Is Vuse FDA approved?
They are in the process of getting its e-cigarettes FDA approval.
Closing Thoughts About This Vuse Vapor Review
These vapes and pods need improvement, but that does not mean they are not worth buying. The flavor is very similar to a regular tobacco or menthol cigarette, and the batteries and carts are easy to use.
One of the reasons the hits have that dry and burnt taste is that users pull too hard on the mouthpiece. Remember that these are not high wattage box mods but low wattage pod mods. Taking deep drags will cause those odd and burnt tastes. Instead, inhale just as you would from a regular cigarette, and everything will be fine.
The only area that really needs improvement is the connection between the pod and battery. It needs to be stronger so that the pod is less likely to fall out.
If you have any thoughts, please share them with us by commenting below.
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28 comments on “Vuse Vapor Review: Wide Range of E-Cigs and Cartridges”
Teresa WilkeJanuary 9, 2020 at 10:09 pm
Looking for disposable e ciggs
Sheryl ValantineSeptember 15, 2019 at 7:33 am
I bought 2 of these kits (one for me and one for hubby) @ $20 each. They were fine for about 2 weeks and then neither would take a charge. Like an idiot, I bought 2 more kits. The first one wouldn’t recharge at all and 2nd one lasted a week. $80 in the toilet! DO NOT BUY!
AngelaJune 9, 2019 at 6:21 pm
When do the cartridges expire?
CallakMay 20, 2019 at 9:19 pm
I like the nicotine content, as I am not a recovering smoker, but someone who is looking for a solution for lack of energy levels that also has a history of depression. I am aware that nicotine is addictive, but I have not found a solution for my problem. I have had doctors prescribe me medications that just barely raise me to a struggling level of functionality, but I still always felt drained. Recently I was introduced to vaping. I embraced it. No, I haven’t had a chance to see my doctor and counselor since I started. I plan to do so. But so far nicotine has been the best drug to allow me to feel normal. Buzz or no buzz… it has given me the energy I need to stay up with friends, and accomplish my projects.
DebraOctober 28, 2018 at 8:18 pm
I’ve been using the vuse and now solo for about three years now, it seems lately they don’t last as long, or I might be using them a little more often too. I really like them, but want to quit because I pay about $13 for the two cartridges and I puff about 1-2 cartridges a day!! I like the melon flavor the best, nector and chai once in awhile, I don’t like the menthol; that flavor actually causes my throat to hurt. I’m glad I don’t smoke regular cigs anymore. I’m not 100% sure these solos aren’t causing me problems. I can swim and it feels great, hiking though at somewhat high altitudes seems to be a little difficult to catch my breath, but im getting older too and not in as good of shape as I used to be. Main thing for me is they are too expensive for me! I tried the Vibe before the recall and those are a totally different experience, I felt like I was so addicted, they to me were way too strong!! I’m thinking it may be more cost effective if I switch to a regular Vape, with juice I add myself? Anyway….i recommend the Solo to people wanting to quit regular cigs, you may want to lay off the regular cigs for a couple days before trying the solo,, Also does anyone like the Ciro? Those for me didn’t seem strong enough. Signing off for now.
ErinOctober 16, 2018 at 5:16 pm
I’m not sure why everyone feels so deceived by the nicotine content. A single cigarette averages about 12mg of nicotine. I was a pack and a half a day smoker for 15 years. I vape about the same at 1-1 1/2 Vibe tanks per day. Simply do the math, this is by far much lower nicotine intake. These are intended for people who are actually trying to quit smoking, not just to start vaping.
ParkerSeptember 23, 2018 at 2:59 am
These things are always malfunctioning. At least 5 times I have purchased a refill and both cartridges were bad. I mean didn’t work at all! I’ve wasted like 40 dollars on duds.
JeanSeptember 11, 2018 at 2:04 pm
I have used Vuse solo for about two years, Recently, the last three months at least one of the two replacement cartridges DON’T WORK. I strongly suggest not to buy this e-cig or it’s refills. Literally SUCKS!!!!!
Disappointing Waste of MoneySeptember 7, 2018 at 2:46 pm
I bought the new Alto two days ago and now the damn thing won’t charge. It kept a charge all day yesterday and part of the night before, then I left in on the charger all night and it was dead after the second time I used it this morning. What a waste of money! I’m going right back to my Abay, it’s much more reliable, I’ve only had one bad cartridge out of thirteen so far.
kyle ulitskyAugust 21, 2018 at 8:04 pm
i feel vuse menthol does not taste like menthol. It taste exactly the same as original. there is no differance. Makes me so upset i dont want to buy any more flavors to try just to be let down again.
Skip VuseAugust 1, 2018 at 10:12 pm
I agree with most of the comments. The cartridges are leaking the oil and I’ve called to complain and sent them back. Probably 1 out of 10 have either leaked half of the oil or they blink red and white (according to the company, this is a faulty connection) which is such a waste of money. I’m looking at other brands because I’ve spent way too much money and sent these back enough that the company is well aware of the issues and they aren’t fixing them. I also agree that the cartridges don’t last nearly as long as they did when they came out.
Jill StanleyJuly 21, 2018 at 4:14 pm
I love the Vuse Solo Creams however lately I have gotten several cartridges that don’t work they instantly go red. It’s very expensive when you continue to get them and they don’t work. Any suggestions??
MarkMay 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm
The national recall for Vibe batteries has led local markets to stop ordering cartridges. It may be several weeks before you start seeing vibe cartridges on shelves again (maybe look for some online vendors?).
Becca WMay 10, 2018 at 6:55 am
Not sure why but now I can’t buy the monthol Vuse vibe from any store!!! I kinda started the solo and it’s good but I miss the vibe! Any idea why I can’t buy the monthol Vuse vibe??
JeremyMarch 3, 2018 at 8:22 pm
Bought this three days ago not a heavy smoker have gone through three cartridges and now it won’t charge piece of shit
Lainie BuffFebruary 28, 2018 at 3:28 am
I’ve been using the Vuse solos for quite some time now. Upon my most recent purchase, they had changed to packaging. Okay, so not a big deal, or so I thought. However, I think they may have also changed their whole manufacturing process, and not for the better. I NEVER had a cartridge leak EVER. However, since purchasing the product in its new packaging, I’ve had numerous cartridges leak! I went on-line to see how I might email the company to tell them about it, but alas, they only give you a phone number to call. I guess they figure if you have to make a phone call, whereby I’m sure you’re likely to be put on hold forever, you won’t be able to complain and/Or they won’t have to address your complaints. So, be assured, I’ll be looking for another brand.
Renee SmithAugust 2, 2017 at 10:46 pm
I’m really concerned about this product. I started with Safe Cig roughly 5 years ago. Then V2. Slowly, V2’s became less available in the convenience stores near me.
I switched to VUSE. WOW! Heavy stuff! Of course, I’m sucking down 2 of them a day, and finally am worried about what possible side effects could be (beyond a rapid heart rate, etc). I’ve had coughing fits that I can’t stop. My lungs feel wheezy, at times, and I’m a little concerned about the e-cigs, but too darn hooked to quit!
While doing a personal search on benefits and risks to e-cigs, I learned about the Popcorn Lung study. Researchers from Harvard found that the flavoring chemical, diacetyl, when inhaled, was linked to irreversible scarring to their lungs.
VUSE lists their ingredients, including “natural and artificial flavors.” What are the artificial flavors?
I called them directly, and a man named Chris, put me on hold to ask his supervisor. He came back to me and stammered “they are pro..pro…uh, I can’t say it.” He started to spell “proprietary.” Oh! So, they’re a secret for only Big Tobacco to know, right???
I asked for his supervisor. He put me on hold, again (1-2 minutes). He then told me I had to give them all of my information (DOB, full name, address) BEFORE transferring me to a supervisor. It made me feel uncomfortable.
Once John, the supervisor, answered the phone, he said he could not tell me the proprietary ingredients, but that he would forward the request to the appropriate parties.
I also asked him to tell me how much nicotine was in each cartridge. He had to put me on hold again, and finally responded “4.8%.” That’s 48mg of nicotine per cartridge.
I’m sharing my experience with others to see if anyone else has the same side effects (occasional uncontrollable coughing, wheezing) from using VUSE. Please share!
And as they refused to tell me the “artificial” flavorings, I must go back to V2’s. If they’re still around. I’d love to quit, so…maybe this is a good time to start.
I don’t trust R.J. Reynolds. I’m tempted to send my cartridges to a lab to have them tested.
annie flynnFebruary 23, 2018 at 3:06 am
I agree. TOTALLY deceiving the public as to how much nicotine they are putting in the Vuse VIBE. It’s not on the box or anywhere. How can that be legal . and to not talk about the chemical in the e liquid, which they know damn well contains the diactal or other ‘popcorn lung’ chemical .. I’m liking the V2, only 1.8 percent nicotine, and pretty strong hit. nothing compared to the vuse vibe, but did my research right after I bought it unfortunately, so now it’s a backup only in the drawer . they want to get people used to the insane amount, so it’s harder to go back to the weaker ones . driving out the competition.
matthew keenanApril 17, 2017 at 5:11 am
I hacked my vuse learning about it’s internal function and so far so good re using old cartridges my own vape liquid all off this because I am very poor currently not as cool as there original design but works. I definitely helped me quit smoking. On a side note there cartridges us a chip that is writable by it’s little processor similar tech that is used in ink cartridges for many printers. Also read the patent there not hack proof they just want you to buy more of there product cartridges
SheriJune 7, 2018 at 2:41 pm
Hi Mathew K.
I really hope that you get this reply. I switched from regular ciggs to the Vuse (after disliking a few others) & I LOVE my Vuse. I’ve gotta have one & I get nervous when I don’t have a replacement cartridge handy. The big problem I’m having is that I am kinda poor. I can’t really afford my almost box of 2 cartridges/day nor the dud cartridges at times (my store will not eat the cost because it’s Vuse’s fault & I understand that). So do tell…how are you modifying the Vuse solo cartridges? My email is [email protected] Thanks for your post & have a great day 😉
Amanda1982March 29, 2017 at 10:58 am
These suck, and not in a good way. I go through a two pack cartridge package a day. At $8 a pop I’m spending more $ on these than I did cigs. I’m looking for a good alternative that is like the vuse just not as expensive. Any suggestions?
ZettuMarch 27, 2017 at 3:27 pm
I never smoked, or vaped, i just kind of started off with vuse cause i didn’t have alot of money. it’s been 3 weeks and i love my vuse. the original flavor reminds me of my grand father’s old pipe. I don’t really care about what level the nicotine is cause i can control some of that with how i inhale. I must say i was a nervous wreck cause i was having money problems and filing for bankruptsy. This thing has calmed me down so well. I am not nervous anymore, i feel great. I love my vuse, i don’t care what people tell me or say about it. I chose my poison and i’m happy with it.
AmyFebruary 4, 2017 at 2:44 pm
I was a pack a day smoker for 25 years. I quit smoking analog cigarettes almost 3 years ago and switched to Vuse e-cigarettes. I tried several other brands before deciding on the Vuse. I use the Solo, I have tried the Vibe but the Vibe unit is bulky, heavy, and doesn’t have the same taste, my preference is the Solo. I love the flavor of the Vuse original, in my opinion, it is the closest taste to an analog. Over the course of the 3 years with the Vuse Solo, I’ve noticed that the cartridges don’t seem to last as long (or I’m vaping more) I don’t have scientific proof on the length of duration and I don’t count how many times I hit on it. I use 1 to 2 cartridges per day, so the cost is the equivalent to analogs. I do find that approximately 1 in 15 cartridges fail, but my local gas station I purchase then from allows me to exchange them. I like that they don’t stink, and I’m especially pleased that my smokers cough and wheezing have disappeared. I’m concerned about long term use, but overall I feel my health has improved significantly since I quit smoking analogs. I don’t seem to be out of breath as quickly and I feel like I have more stamina and endurance with physical activity. However, want I to know, is in 10 years, will I have popcorn lung or lung cancer? I’m sure I was on my way to lung cancer with the analogs. Overall, if you are desperate to quit the analogs, I’d recommend the Vuse. You are switching out one addiction for the other, but the benefits to me are clear. I wouldn’t plan on using the Vuse as a tool to quit, I’d plan on it as more of a replacement. With all that said, I like the Vuse, it’s my brand of choice. I love that I don’t stink, I hate the smell of analogs, and the Vuse is more discreet. I’ve found if I hit my Vuse and hold the hit in for 10 seconds, I don’t release a cloud of smoke, so it’s easier to be discreet. I was more of a closet smoker with my analogs, I didn’t wear the title smoker with any pride. I’d recommend the Vuse!
ShelbzMay 10, 2018 at 8:43 am
I agree with everything you said in fact your experience mirrors mine. I am having a problem with about one out of two packs of the solo originals I buy I have to throw out because of harshness. They are very expensive and my stores wont let me exchange them.
Truth SpeakJanuary 8, 2017 at 3:47 am
I’m searching online for a ecig that offers lower and lower nicotine levels, I have used the Vuse for a year at a steady pace and never knew the amount of nicotine…No wonder I can’t quite the damn things!! Will find something else so I can taper off, I have spent enough on these things!
NanSkatesApril 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm
Try the Blu System. The nicotine cartridges are offered in different nicotine levels. You must buy the System. NOT individual e-cigs.
SunshineJanuary 8, 2018 at 12:38 am
I totally agree! I quit smoking regular cigarettes easier than these. It’s ridiculous, the quality of the cartridges isn’t so great either, they don’t all last like they should. And they keep raising the price. I sent a bunch back and I’ve waited 3 weeks now, I called them and they said my cartridges were still being evaluated. I can’t wait to find something with less nicotine that I like.
My ReviewNovember 16, 2016 at 4:01 pm
Very frequent bad cartridges. Occasionally, I can shake a bad cartridge to get the fluid down to the heater end and start working, but not always. The battery and charger fails a bit too frequently, also. After a while, the fit becomes too loose to hold the battery in, and sometimes, a part of the charger comes off and gets stuck in the charger, preventing a cartridge from being attached. I’ve been through 5 batteries / chargers in less than a year. These are also very strong. It took me months to not gag on the first draw.