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Best Electronic Cigarette Reviews

 

 

Top 10 Best Electronic Cigarette Reviews
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15 %
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Latest E-Cig Reviews

  • Smok T-Storm Review

    June 14, 2020
    T-Storm Dual Battery Box Mod
    Smok has very much cornered the “affordable vape mods” market, putting out countless cut-price mods that offer the usual selection of features packaged in unique and often well-designed mods. The T-Storm is another device that, much like the A-Priv and D-Barrel, costs and impressively-low $30 and offers high-power vaping (up to 230 W) and a full-featured TC mode in addition to bells and whistles like the full-color TFT display screen. But the real question is: does the T-Storm do enough to set itself apart from the competition? Does it have anything unique to offer or is it another in a long line of variations on exactly the same theme? Our Smok T-Storm review aims to find out.
  • Smok Pozz X Review

    April 2, 2020
    Pod systems are the best way to start vaping in 2020. Offering a satisfying vape in usually user-friendly, compact and portable devices, they’re the perfect blend of simplicity and capability. The Pozz X from Smok takes things further than most pod systems, too, adding variable wattage up to 40 W as a feature and having a sizeable 1,400 mAh internal battery. Couple this with the single-button operation and coils compatible with those for the RPM 40, and it’s a very tempting option if you’re in the market for a pod system. But can you get something better for your money? How does it compare with the RPM 40? Our Smok Pozz X review has the answers.
  • Voopoo Drag Mini Platinum Review

    March 24, 2020
    Voopoo’s Drag series of mods is one of the most well-known lines of mod in the vaping industry, and the biggest benefit if you’re looking for a new device is that there are tons of options suited to different needs. The Drag Mini Platinum is a great middle-ground if you’re looking for something with the capability of a bigger unit like the Drag 2 but in a more compact form. It packs in the key features of the bigger version, including temperature control vaping, “FIT” mode and customizable power curves, along with variable wattage vaping up to 117 W and a 4,400 mAh internal battery. But for $79.99, is it really worth buying? Read our Voopoo Drag Mini Platinum review to find out.
  • Smok A-Priv Review

    March 8, 2020
    Smok has so many devices on the market it’s hard to keep up with them all. While many of their mods have been pretty excellent, one of their biggest selling-points is the often low prices for quality devices. The A-Priv is the perfect example of this: a 225 W dual-battery device, with a full-featured TC mode, available for less than $30. It has an interesting design too, with LED lights built into the body that you can even set up to respond to music the room. But is it all gimmicks for a low price, or does the device genuinely manage to stand out from the crowd? Our Smok A-Priv review aims to find out.
  • Smok D-Barrel Review

    February 14, 2020
    Smok D Barrel Mod
    Smok is one of the biggest names in the vaping industry, combining solid performance with low prices and tons of options on the market. The D-Barrel is one of many Smok mods out there, a dual-battery device offering an impressive 225 W maximum output and TC with every type of TC coil. With a cool look and a solid set of features, it’s a tempting option on its own, but the fact that you can pick it up for less than $30 makes it a serious contender for vapers on a budget. The question is: does it perform well enough, or would you be better off spending a little more? Our Smok D-Barrel review has the answers.
  • Voopoo Drag 2 Review

    January 21, 2020
    Voopoo Drag 2
    The original Voopoo Drag was a favorite mod for many vapers, and the new version aims to improve on what it had it to offer with a higher wattage output and a new and improved chipset. It’s a dual-battery mod, offering up 177 W of power and coming with a full-featured TC mode that supports all common TC vaping materials. It’s priced at $79.99, but for that you also get the Uforce T2 Tank, along with a 0.2 ohm and a 0.4 ohm coil, which are designed to work with the new chipset in the unique “Fit” mode that tailors the performance of your mod to your preferences and to suit your tank. It all sounds great, but is it really worth it? Our Voopoo Drag 2 review takes a detailed look at what it can do.
  • Smok RPM 40 Review

    November 13, 2019
    Pod mods have become increasingly popular over the last few years, but the often-used term “pod mod” isn’t usually that accurate. Pod devices usually offer simple vaping platforms with little in common with traditional mods. But the RPM 40 (“Real Pod Mod” 40) from Smok actually justifies the name, offering a pod-style vaping platform with variable wattage up to 40 W and a 1,500 mAh in-built battery. The aim is to offer a pod vaping platform with performance you’d expect from a mod, while still keeping the device simple enough for a newcomer. So has Smok succeeded? Is it worth the $44.99 price-tag? Our Smok RPM 40 review finds out.
  • Nu-X CBD Disposables Review

    October 26, 2019
    Nu-X CBD Review
    CBD vaping is really rising in popularity in recent years, but if you’ve never tried CBD before, you might be understandably wary of spending a lot of money on juices and a rechargeable device. This is what the Nu-X CBD disposable range is designed for: offering single-use vape pens with 150 mg of CBD in each and five flavors to choose from, you can test out CBD vaping before making any big purchases. The pens cost $19.99 each, and come in fruity and pine-infused flavors, aiming to offer an easy-to-use and enjoyable introduction to CBD vaping. But are they any good? Are they worth trying out? Read our Nu-X CBD disposables review to find out.
  • Smoozie E-Juice Review

    October 4, 2019
    Smoozie Liquid Review
    Smoozie E-Juice is a brand from Apollo, with a focus on fruity flavors and alternative menthol versions of every juice to double the size of the line-up. The goal is to offer something for everybody, and they seem to have done a pretty good job of hitting the major bases. They have a standard line-up of 60 ml bottles in a 70% VG mix with 0, 3 or 6 mg/ml of nicotine, intended for longer-term vapers and people using sub ohm devices, as well as a salt line offering the same flavors in 50/50 PG/VG with 25, 35 or 50 mg/ml of salt nicotine. The bottles are priced at $21.95 for the standard 60 ml line and $19.95 for 30 ml of the salt options, though, so are they worth the investment? Read our Smoozie E-Juice review to find out.
  • Urbul Review

    September 25, 2019
    Urbul CBD Vape Review
    CBD vaping has been taking off for a few years now, and alongside the rise in pod-style vaping devices, CBD pod devices were pretty much a guarantee at some point. The Urbul is one of the many devices aiming to offer CBD vapers a user-friendly, intuitive platform for vaping the cannabinoid, with a Juul-like appearance and a simple puff-to-vape operation. The device comes with a 250 mg CBD pod in one of six available flavors, and the $50 kit also includes the pen, a USB charger and an instruction manual. The start-up price is pretty good, but what about the refills? How does the device perform? In short, is it worth picking up? Our Urbul review answers these questions and more.

Guide to Choosing the Best E-Cig

 

Buying the Best E-Cig Brand

 

If you’re new to vaping, the multitude of options on the market can be a little overwhelming. Do I want an electronic cigarette that looks like a cigarette? Do I need a higher-powered e-cig, or will something smaller and less hard-hitting be enough? What should I look for when I’m buying an e-cigarette? How much does it cost to vape in comparison to smoking? What’s the best e-cigarette brand?

 

That’s a lot of questions, and that really just scratches the surface. You might also wonder about the potential risks of vaping in comparison to smoking, what the ingredients of e-juice are, how you should set up your e-cig and more.

 

Although there’s a lot to cover (and we have addressed many on our blog), here’s a brief guide to everything you may want to know if you’re just getting started with vaping.

 

What is Vaping?

 

The most basic question you may have is simply: what is vaping anyway? What are electronic cigarettes?

 

An e-cigarette is a device used to turn a liquid that usually contains nicotine into a vapor, which you inhale in the same way you would with cigarette smoke. The difference is that e-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco and they don’t involve combustion (so nothing is burned). A battery supplies power to a small coil, which heats it up and causes the “e-liquid” to turn into a mist of tiny droplets, and this is what you inhale. The word “vaping” is the equivalent of smoking, but for this vapor instead of smoke.

 

Types of Electronic Cigarette

 

When you’re first considering picking up an electric cigarette, one of the first things you’ll notice is the huge variation in the different types of e-cig you can get. From ones that look like cigarettes to ones that are big and boxy, each type of e-cig has its own benefits and drawbacks. Here is a quick guide to the most common types:

 

Cigalikes

 

These are cigarette-sized devices composed of two parts: a battery (that looks like the tube of tobacco in a traditional cigarette) and a “cartomizer” (which looks like a cigarette butt). The cartomizer contains a cartridge – which holds the e-liquid you vaporize – and an atomizer – which turns the e-liquid into vapor. The batteries in these types of e-cigarette are generally small, to keep them the size of cigarettes.

 

You usually vape using these by just inhaling from the end in the same way you would with a cigarette, but some “manual” devices are activated with a button on the body of the battery. Cartomizers are usually disposable, which means you just throw them away and screw a new one into place when it’s empty.

 

Benefits

  • Cigarette-like appearance
  • Portable
  • Very easy to use

 

Downsides

  • Limited battery life
  • Cartomizers are generally a little expensive
  • Very little cross-compatibility between brands
  • Vapor production could be better

 

eGo-Style E-Cigs & Vape Pens

 

eGo-style e-cigarettes are a little bigger than cigalikes, being more like the size of a marker pen or cigar. They have bigger batteries, which means they last longer between charges, and almost all work “manually,” only activating when you press the button. They also use “clearomizers” or tanks instead of cartomizers, which can be refilled several times and only need replacing when the atomizer head (the coil that heats up and the wick used to soak up the liquid) starts to falter. In many cases, the atomizer head can be replaced, so you can keep using the clearomizer’s body indefinitely.

 

Benefits

  • Easy to use
  • Portable
  • Good vapor production
  • Better flavor
  • Much longer battery life
  • Generally cheaper to keep using
  • Can use with any e-liquid

 

Downsides

  • Still limited battery life compared to bigger models
  • More complicated than cigalikes
  • Less features than more advanced e-cigs
  • Can’t use with many of the atomizers on the market

 

Variable Voltage & Variable Wattage Mods (VV/VW)

 

“Mods” are the main other class of ecigs, and can be divided into two types: variable voltage/variable wattage (VV/VW) and mechanical vape mods. VV/VW vape mods can come in many different shapes and sizes, with most modern devices looking like boxes, but some (especially older models) being tube-shaped. These are all operated manually, but unlike the other models, they have adjustment buttons which allow you to set the voltage or wattage applied to the atomizer and extra features too. As well as providing consistent power, this also allows you to tailor the performance of the device to your preferences.

 

Mods often have in-built batteries (like cigalikes and eGo-style devices), but may also require separate batteries. This adds a little bit of complexity, but ultimately isn’t too different from other electronic devices that use external batteries.

 

Benefits

  • Vastly improved battery life
  • The most feature-packed e-cigs
  • Excellent vapor production and flavor (depending on your atomizer)
  • Support a wide range of atomizers
  • Allow you to choose your own voltage or wattage
  • Can use any e-liquid
  • Come with safety features not present on mechanical mods
  • Running costs are very low

 

Downsides

  • More complicated than other devices
  • Dealing with separate batteries isn’t ideal for newer vapers
  • Devices are more expensive
  • Not as portable as other types

 

Buying Your First E-Cigarette

 

Even with all of this information, buying your first e-cigarette can still be a daunting experience. How do you find the best electronic cigarette brand for your needs? Where should you go to make the purchase?

 

First off, finding the best e-cig isn’t particularly easy. The problem isn’t that it’s hard to find a high-quality device; it’s more that your personal preferences have a big role to play in the best choice for you. Here are a few things to consider when you’re looking for the best-rated e-cig brand on the market:

 

  • Ease of use: The biggest factor you should consider is how simple you want your experience to be. In general, the more complicated the device, the better it will perform, but new users understandably want something easy to use. The best advice is to either choose an eGo-style e-cig, or an “all-in one” option, like the Aspire Plato, the Joyetech eGo AIO or the Joyetech eGrip II. If you don’t mind something more complicated, you could start with a VV/VW mod, but if you want something as simple as possible, cigalikes are the easiest to use, despite being less satisfying.
  • The battery: One of the most important things to consider when you’re buying a device is the lifespan of the battery. If the battery doesn’t last long, you’ll have to charge a lot more and may end up draining it while you’re out at work. The lifespan of the battery is shown through it’s milliamp-hour (mAh) rating – higher numbers are better.
  • Portability: Higher-capacity batteries are good, but they’re generally less easily portable. So if portability is important, you’ll probably be better off getting two smaller batteries (around 650 mAh) so you have one to use while the other charges. Box mods are also quite portable, and have much longer battery life.
  • Power/voltage settings: Many modern e-cigarettes give you a choice for voltage or wattage, and devices like this generally offer better performance. They’re more complicated, but if you want a more satisfying vape, it’s well worth it.
  • Build quality: This is hard to judge without physically inspecting the device, but check out e-cig reviews to get an idea of how well each device is put together.
  • Extra features: There is a lot more to consider, but the most important is what extra features you get. Ensure the e-cig you choose has some safety features, for example, the ability to lock or be turned off, low voltage protection and short circuit protection. Other features like temperature control (only found on mods) are nice extras but not essential.

 

There is a lot to consider when you’re looking for the top e-cigarette brand, but thinking about these few things and how they match up to your preferences should point you in the right direction. And check out plenty of e-cigarette reviews on the devices you’re considering to see if there are any issues you may have missed.

 

But where should you shop? There are tons of great online vape stores, but we’d personally recommend DirectVapor: they offer free shipping, great prices and a huge range of e-cigs, tanks, e-liquids and more.

 

How Much Does Vaping Cost?

 

In general, vaping is much cheaper than smoking. How much cheaper it is can vary, but we did a detailed cost comparison for each of the three main types of electronic cigarette, and found that vaping will save you between $1,000 and $2,000 per year in comparison to smoking. Depending on what you choose and how much you vape, you could save even more than that.

 

How to Set Up Your Electronic Cigarette

 

So you’ve picked up an electronic cigarette starter kit and you’re ready to start vaping. The big question is “what the hell do I do?!” Thankfully, regardless of the type of ecig device you’ve gone for, the process of getting set up is quite straightforward.

 

Cigalike devices are the easiest: all you have to do is screw a cartomizer onto the battery and then start vaping. You should really charge the battery before you start – just screw the battery into the USB charger you get with the e-cig and wait until it’s done – but it’s not absolutely necessary.

 

For eGo-style electronic cigarettes and vape mods, the process is a bit more complicated because you have to deal with coils and e-juice. In most cases, your device will come with a coil already installed. But if there isn’t one screwed in, this is quite easy to do. Simply open up the tank (most just unscrew from the bottom) and look for the empty space where the coil goes. This is usually on the bottom section of the tank, and you should be able to see the threading and contact point. Just screw a new coil in there and it’s done.

 

Then you have to fill up, which is really easy. First, get access to your vape tank. Most tanks are still filled from the bottom, so you’ll probably have to open it like you did when installing the coil, but some are filled from the top. Once you’ve found the right spot, use the dripper top on your e-liquid bottle to fill up the tank, being careful to avoid the stem in the middle of the tank.

 

Finally, screw your vape tank back together (being careful not to spill!) and connect it to your electronic cigarette. All you have to do now is wait five minutes for the e-liquid to soak into the wick. If you don’t do this, you can ruin your wick.  After five minutes, you can start vaping.

 

This brief guide covers the basics, but we also have a post with some more detailed instructions. If you’re looking for advice relating to a specific device, electronic cigarette reviews for the device will usually have the information you need.

 

Don't be Overwhelmed

 

Vaping is more complicated than smoking. This may put you off making the switch, but just remember that it really doesn’t take long to get used to. As you gain experience with vaping, you’ll learn what nicotine level suits you, the type of device you prefer and how to look after your gear. And once you’ve learned the basic safety tips here and elsewhere on the site, there really isn’t much to worry about at all. The key point is that even though there’s a lot of information to take in, it really isn’t as complicated as it might seem! Once you get to grips with the basics you’ll be able to keep vaping without issues.