Magic Mist Review
Widely known for their compatibility with several brands of e-cigs, Magic Mist electronic cigarettes have become an aftermarket opportunity for many vapers. Starter kits and cartridges are sold 25% cheaper, on average, than competitors. But does a lower price give Magic Mist a better overall value than other brands?
- Extremely low priced
- Compatible with over 25 brands
- Easy draw, no priming needed
- Decent vapor production
- Excellent customer service
- Lifetime warranty on electronic products
- Bland, generic tasting cartridges
- Only two flavors to choose from
Bottom LineThe Magic Mist electronic cigarettes target current vapers of other brands with cross compatible cartridges and batteries at prices up to 25% lower than competitors. However, their performance and overall value is left in the hands of personal preference.
Magic Mist Review: Our Expert Opinion
The Magic Mist is offered in two packaged deals, an Express Kit for just $14.95 and a Deluxe Kit for $37.48. Their brand also offers blank and pre-filled cartridges as well as replacement batteries compatible with over 25 brands.
Packaging and Design
Packaging on the Magic Mist Deluxe is standard for most electronic cigarette kits. Ours was boxed in a glossy white cardboard case with a magnetic flap. Contents were printed on the side with the branding on the top and a warning label on the bottom of the box. Inside you will find the user manual and a foam top tray holding two batteries, one short and the other standard length. Below that are two boxes the size of playing cards, one containing 10 cartridges and the other a USB charger and wall adapter.
Out of the box, Magic Mist e-cigs have a pretty standard design as well. You will have a choice of three battery colors to choose from. I chose the black batteries which have a matte finish and the word “Vertigo” printed along with the company website near the tip. The cartridges that come with the kit are also compatible with the likes of V2 Cigs, White Cloud Cigarettes, and Bloog, among other brands of batteries. The menthol carts match up well with the black battery while the tobacco flavored are a beige color to mimic the filtered end of a cigarette.
Flavors and Vapor
For now, the Magic Mist cartridges and e-liquid are only offered in two flavors: tobacco and menthol. The company is focused on building compatibility with as many brands as possible and will develop new flavors of e-liquids in the future. Unfortunately it seems as though flavor was sacrificed somewhat for a lower price. The tobacco cartridges had a generic and bland taste that reminded me of my first cheap-o electronic cigarette from 7-11. They lack the “smoked” taste a tobacco flavor should have. Magic Menthol cartridges were a little more pleasing but still a bit on the sweet side.
On the plus side, I had no problems with the draw as they provided excellent air flow and didn’t require priming. Throat hit was oddly about the same for both flavors and barely there. Normally I get a far greater throat kick from menthol flavors as opposed to their tobacco counterparts. Vapor production was satisfying, although not the best. I was able to produce nearly as much vapor as a V2 carto on a manual battery, which is pretty commendable. Magic Mist uses a mix of 80% PG and 20%VG in their cartridges.
Magic Mist Deluxe offers batteries in three different sizes. Deluxe Kits come with a short 180mAh and standard 280mAh battery while additional long 350mAh batteries are available for purchase separately. Both the standard and short versions should get you through the day without a recharge, depending on how often you vape. When you do run out of juice, the provided usb charger and wall adapter will give you a recharge time of 1-2 hours.