Bloog E-Cig Review
Bloog is one of the more talked about brands among e-cig aficionados. To find out what all the buzz was about, I recently reviewed the Bloog Mobile Kit with PCC as well as their 650 eGo style battery kit. Did they live up to the hype?
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- Long battery life
- Automatic and manual battery options
- Balanced throat hit
- Substantial vapor production with cartomizers
- Heavy vapor production with clearmoizers
- Good variety of flavors
- PCC kit was a bit flimsy
- No passthrough charging option on 650
- Weak taste
- Manufactured in China, liquid too?
Bottom LineBloog's Mobile Kit failed to impress on the whole. Weak flavored cartridges were mostly to blame. The 650 kit, on the other hand, was a beast when it came to vapor production!
Bloog E-Cig Review
The Bloog Mobile kit retails for $49.99 and contains two KR-808 style 78mm batteries, a personal charging case with detachable battery, a USB cable, two battery sheaths, and five prefilled cartridges in your choice of flavor. For 20 bucks more, customers can opt for the 650 mah kit which includes an 808 threaded rechargeable ego battery (not compatible with 510 cartomizers), two 1.6ml refillable clearomizers, a USB charger with wall adapter and a 30lm bottle of e-liquid.
Packaging and Design
Both starter kits come in your standard cardboard jewelry box-style cases with magnetic enclosures. The mobile kit is packaged in a black “MaxxFusion” box printed with an image of party goers enjoying an electronic cigarette. Contents are layered in three tiers. The top layer contains two batteries in a velvet covered closed cell foam tray. Next up is the PCC in a supreem foam shell. And below that are instruction manuals, sheaths, and two boxes, one containing the cartomizers and the other the PCC battery and USB cable. Each cartomizer is further packaged in plastic tray with aluminum wrapping similar to a pack of gum.
The 650 Kit is packaged in a white box printed with the new Bloog logo and contains a much simpler two layers of goodies. Up top in the same closed cell foam as the Mobile Kit are the battery and clearomizers. And directly below you will find the bottle of Liquid Fusion e-liquid nestled in some more supreem foam sitting next to a white box that contains the charger and USB adapter.
Design-wise, both assembled products are very compact, elegant and sturdy. We chose white batteries for the Mobile kit but they are also sold in black, blue, green, pink, purple, red and silver. For an extra $10 you can select the Aurora battery for an anodized look. The only criticism we have is with the PCC which seems a little fragile and scratch prone. Like a standard Ego-T, the 650 is black with a thin rubber coating. It has 5 small ventilation holes at the base and the Bloog logo printed near the top. The clearomizers both have clear blue plastic tanks with steel bases that are diamond cut for added grip. No major gripes here!
Bloog offers both replacement cartomizers and refill juice in six different nicotine levels to help you gradually step down. Heavy smokers will want to opt for their 36 or 24mg strength cartridges and juices while casual smokers and intermediate vapers can choose from 16, 11 and 6mg. Those ready to cut out nicotine altogether have the option of 0mg cartomizers or juices.
Flavors and Vapor
With the Bloog Mobile Kit we opted for the regular strength(16mg) non-tobacco sampler pack of cartomizers. Included flavors were watermelon, mint, grape, coffee and chocolate. Flavor-wise, Bloog is on the weak side in comparison to some of the various sweet tasting juices we've tried. Only the coffee flavored cartridge really accurately replicated the full taste of its namesake. The other four cartomizers all somewhat hinted at their respective flavors but just didn't quite reach their full potential. The same could be said for the watermelon juice used for the 650 model.
Vapor production varied greatly throughout the three styles of batteries used in our testing. Taking two second puffs, the automatic 78mm battery performed the worst out of three, producing a light vapor that dissipated in just a couple seconds and had minimal throat hit. Next up was the manual 78mm battery from the Mobile Kit. This little guy produced about twice as much vapor with a decent throat hit. Bloog really shines with their 650 model, however. The 650 packed as much of a punch as we've felt with an ego style battery, possibly due to the wicking ability of the supplied clearomizers. We were able to exhale thick, warm clouds of vapor that rivaled those produced by larger, rebuildable mod atomizers.
It looks as though the standard 78mm batteries supplied in Bloog kits are 320mAh which is pretty darn good for mini-ecigs. We got around 3 hours of heavy use from both 78mm batteries. The 650 battery is much larger and gave us around 5 hours of heavy use. A neat thing about it, in comparison to other ego-style batteries is that the 650 has 5 little lights near the tip which blink in succession while charging. As it becomes more charged the lights stay solid, one by one until, when fully charged, all remain lit.