Comparing vaping products can be a lot like trying to compare apples to bananas: you can’t judge them against the same criteria. The most effective reviews of products pit similar items against each other.
Helpful reviews of dissimilar devices are for people trying to decide if they are ready to attempt a different style or level of vaping. Here are some things to think about when reviewing vaping products.
A lot of products in this industry look much alike because they are in every respect, except for the logo they wear. The same machinery or even the same factory churns out thousands of identical items daily, coating and coloring them in a variety of shades and patterns but filling them with the same technology.
There are, however, cheap imitations and low-grade examples of every item you can think of. That is why reviewers recommend brand-name products. They might cost more but clients pay for quality and reliability. Customers could possibly wind up with flimsy eGo batteries that lose its charge faster than a higher-priced version or feels like a strong breeze could bend it in half. They might even catch fire.
It’s unfair to judge e cigs against eGos: there is no contest. Nor can one vaper determine what is right for another.
Advanced vapers sometimes look down their noses at cigalike users, but cigalikes have helped thousands of people stop smoking.
Some people want a product to feel as much like their cigarettes did as possible.
High tech devices and more power are not always a priority to everyone.
An Eye for Pricing
Take care when comparing prices attributed to products. Look at what the caption or heading for an item says. One example refers to the device while another item is actually a kit with more pieces included. That’s why it costs more.
Overall Pointers for Choosing Miniature Vaping Products
Rushing into the advanced vaping world will only frustrate a person and leave his wallet empty of the means to backtrack. Start slowly with an eGo or cigalike.
When the industry talks about e cigs, they are usually referring to cigalikes: cigarette-like products of similar size and weight to analogs. Disposables are the most similar because you don’t replace or recharge anything. They last about as long as 1 ½ packs of cigarettes but cost around $6 to $10. Choose one with the same amount of nicotine as you’re used to: 1.8% is typical.
With rechargeable products, consider this: if you buy a device, chargers, and refills, your total cost is more than the price of a bundle. Starter kits containing all of these items save you about 20% in the long run. You’ll have to replenish supplies, but with coupon codes and reward points it’s not hard to save money. In this area, you are most likely to buy items from American firms like Eversmoke, Green Smoke, White Cloud, or Halo.
One day you are going to feel confident enough to try refilling a blank cartridge or a clearomizer, even bold enough to go out in public holding a vaping pen that does not resemble a cigarette. If you bought a Halo G6 or a VaporFi Express, it’s easy to upgrade without changing providers and losing reward points. Both companies sell upgrades: the Halo Triton and VaporFi Air or Pro provide three examples. If you shopped with Green Smoke or White Cloud, you will either have to stick with their mini pens or switch companies.
Choose items that suit your lifestyle. A number of brands make accessories for individuals who travel, like charging adapters for the car and portable charging cases for long journeys. Office workers or individuals who work from a laptop make excellent use of USB cigs. You can buy an Express kit with 1 battery, 2 cartomizers, and a charger, but what’s the use of that? The battery is going to need recharging in under half a day. Use a disposable and if you like it buy a 2-battery starter set.
Advancing to Higher Levels
As you examine eGo starter kits, you will notice two basic formats: the blister kit and starter kit with a case. Carry cases are available from many vendors and extremely handy for keeping small items in place.
When they get knocked around, there’s a greater chance of things breaking, leaking, or getting lost. You might just want to work out the difference between a one-battery starter kit and a blister kit. If it’s more than $10, you should buy the blister pack and purchase a case separately, but only if the hardware comes from a decent supplier. Kanger, Smok, Joye, Innokin, and Aspire are all good choices. No-name brands aren’t always sturdy products.
The same is true when you compare starter kits. They should contain brand-name goods. Find out if clearomizers have replaceable heads. Look for kits that come with e liquid. Those are often excellent deals. It’s important for a mini cig kit to contain two batteries, but an eGo kit can come with 1 battery and still work all day, especially if that cell is rated 1100 mAh.
Advancement in the Vaping World
With confidence, you can now say it’s time to upgrade. Don’t do it to impress your friends: eGos are cost effective but gadget addicts will be sucked in by expensive APVs. There are so many ways to improve performance and appearance, many too small for most people to notice.
Others are only important to people who consider vaping a hobby rather than an alternative to smoking. The average person who considers upgrading to a VW mod will stick with low watts: no more than 20. This is plenty for enjoying relatively safe low-ohm vapor.
You can do justice to high quality 30/70 propylene glycol/vegetable glycerin juices. Items like the Innokin iTaste MVP 3.0 and many other Innokin products, the eLeaf iStick 20W, and Volcano LavaTube 2.5 provide all a vaper needs without added cost or risk.