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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Review: V2 Standard Plus Starter Kit

This is the kit that I ordered, the Standard Plus Kit. It came with two batteries, a wall charger, the USB cord, 10 flavor cartridges (two flavor packs of 5 each), and a charging case for charging while on the go.

The batteries come in a metallic blue, silver, white, or black. You can choose the standard length (what I got), or a shorty or long battery. The length of the battery determines how long it stays charged. A long will stay charged the longest, a shorty will stay charged the shortest amount of time. Pretty straight forward. I'm happy with the standard length. You can also choose manual or automatic for the batteries, or one of each. I preferred the automatic (just take draws from it) over the manual (press a button while inhaling) at first, but now that I've used both, I think I prefer the manual battery slightly more.

It came with two boxes of flavor cartridges, with five cartridges per box. These cartridges are supposed to be equal to about one pack of cigarettes each, but there's debate about that amongst ecig smokers. I think it's roughly 3/4 of a pack to one pack, because I go through one cartridge a day and that's how many regular cigarttes I smoked before. You can choose  the flavor and strength, from no nicotine to full strength (which is, supposedly, the equivalent of smoking an unfiltered cigarette).  I chose the medium strength in peppermint and menthol.

The charging case is really cool. All you do is plug it in to charge it up, then you can use it to carry up to three cartridges and one battery at a time, or two batteries. When you're out of the house, or otherwise unable to plug up your ecig, you just screw the battery into the case, turn it on, and wait  for the indicator lights to show that the ecig battery is charged.

These are by far the best ecigs I've ever tried. There's a lot of vapor, a good throat hit, and the flavor is great. The menthol, to me, is very similar to Camel menthol, after you pop the extra menthol bead in the filter. It's comparable to another menthol cigarette I've tried, but I'm not sure which. Probably either Kools or Salem, though. The peppermint is great. It's similar to Marlboro Smooth when they were new, and very peppermint-y. The last ones I tried were nasty, though, so I'm not sure how they taste now. Imagine being able to smoke the best peppermint tea, and that's sort of what it's like.

The battery life for V2 is pretty good, too. I alternate between my manual and automatic batteries, so I recharge every other day, unless my husband has been smoking one of them.

When the cartridge is empty, the taste changes. It starts to taste kind of burned. All you do to change a cartridge is pop a new one out of the blister pack (another great thing about these, because they stay fresh longer than carts in a box), unscrew and dispose of the old one, and screw the new one on the battery. It's recommended that when you begin a new cartridge, after around 12-15 puffs (about one regular cigarette), you give the cartridge at least a 30 minute break. I *think* this helps it last longer, but I'm not sure since I rarely smoke every 30 minutes.

With V2 you can also purchase blank cartridges and bottles of e-liquid and fill them yourself to save money. This is what I'm planning to do after I make sure of which flavors and  strengths I prefer. I believe that doing this averages out to be about $1 per pack, but it may be less with their new cartridges that last longer, and larger bottles of e-liquid now available.

I just got more cartridges in, so I'll do another review of those when I've used enough to do a review. I ordered two new flavors and different strengths.

If you're interested, get 15% off a starter kit from V2 Cigs with coupon code 1081278.


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