I finally got my hands on the V2 Cig a few weeks ago, if you have read my other post “Should I Just Buy A Cheap Electronic Cigarette?” you will know that I’ve been looking forward to this day for quite a while now. I had tried a friends V2 Cig briefly and was hugely impressed with it, so I had to get my own. Since I got my hands on the V2 I haven’t put it down, it really is a great piece of kit, I would say it was even better than my previous favorite the Safe Cig.
Using V2 Cigs
V2 Cigs use the favored 2 piece design for their cigarettes so getting started using yours is easy, just screw the cartridge into the battery and away you go. In my kit I asked for a manual battery, this is the key to getting a lot of vapor without needing to put a lot of effort into it. You push the button and drag away, there isn’t a lot of resistance when you drag from the V2, its really effortless and with a big puff you create huge amounts of vapor, more than any other smokeless cigarettes on the market, I would say.
The manual batteries power outlasted the refill cartridges, these cartridges gave me about 20 cigarettes worth of use, so if you are a 20 a day smoker you wont have to worry about running out of power when you are out and about. I also got a normal, automatic battery, though I’ve only used it briefly, but this should last even longer than the manual battery. The batteries also come in a few different finishes – white, black and stainless steel – I’ve got one white and one black, they are really nice to look at and to touch, the stainless finish is a little too much for me, I feel it would look out of place if I used it in public.
I also ordered a variety pack of refills so that I could sample all the different flavors that they offer. The range goes as follows –
Red Tobacco, Congress Tobacco, Sahara Tobacco, Menthol, Coffee, Vanilla, Cherry, Peppermint, Chocolate, Cola.
Pretty much all of the flavors do exactly what their name would suggest, they taste how they should, they all create the same levels of vapor, but I do have a few favorites. So far I’m really enjoying the Red Tobacco the most, it tastes exactly how it should and makes me feel like I’m smoking a tobacco cigarette. This is followed pretty closely by vanilla and cola, both of the cartridges have got great flavor that I could sit and smoke all day long, they are nice if you feel like a change from straight forward tobacco.
Portable Charging Case
V2 Cigs offer a portable recharging case for your E cigarette, like many other E cigarette companies do. But this case seems to be a little better made than many of the others. There is enough space inside it for 2 refill cartridges and your battery, there is also a little LCD screen that lets you know how much charge is left in the case, so you know when it needs charging again, and so that you wont get caught short. If you are buying any E cigarette then I recommend that you always get a recharging case, I cant live without mine now. Not only does it make carry your E cig around easier, but you don’t have to carry any other chargers with you either.
Power Cig/NoteBook Cig
The NoteBook and Power Cig are perhaps the best accessories you could buy for your electronic cigarette, especially if you spend a lot of time at a computer. Basically you plug the Power Cig in the USB port on your computer, attach a cartridge and smoke away. But, because it is connected to your computer it creates quite a bit more power, resulting in a much bigger hit and even thicker vapor, it really is quite an awesome piece of kit. Not only that but it means you don’t have to worry about running out of battery power, or you can conserve your batteries for when you are away from your computer. You really need to try one of these things out!
When people talk to me about electronic cigarettes, the one thing they always mention is how expensive starter kits cost. V2 Cigs pricing would suit these people I imagine, they are very affordable and to be honest they could actually charge a lot more for everything that they sell, the quality of product that you get its way above their price range.
I opted for the V2 Traveller Kit because it had the Portable Charging Case, the NoteBook Cig (Power Cig) as well as 2 batteries and all the other usual bits and pieces, cartridges, chargers and so on. At just under $110 this kit is perfect for what I would class as a “normal smoker” – someone who smokes 15 – 20 cigarettes a day normally. If you are a heavier smoker you may want to go for the Ultimate Kit, which gives you another battery and more cartridges.
When you need to buy more cartridges there are some good deals to take advantage of, buying in bulk would be a really good idea. You can buy 80 cartridges at a time for $135 (less than $1.70 each) and as mentioned above one of these will last about 20 cigarettes worth of use.
Should You Buy This Smokeless Cigarette?
The simple answer is YES! I don’t think there is another smokeless cigarette on the market that can compete with V2 Cigs on price, flavor, vapor and quality. It excels at everything. I don’t think there is a thing that I would change about it, the tobacco flavors are great for purists and the other flavors are great for people looking for something a little different.
To find out more about V2 Cigs, visit their website – Click Here.
As I mentioned in my “Cheap Electronic Cigarette” post, you can get 10% off of any purchase at the V2 Cigs website. Just use the code originalsmokeless or originalsmokelesscigarettes at the Checkout. This makes a cheap E cigarette even cheaper!