|Ian from Jackson, MS reviewed Apollo Cig model 'Standard Kit' on March 20 2011:|
OverallAfter researching several different e-cig brands, I decided to order the Standard Starter Kit from Apollo. My decision was based on customer reviews and the customer service I received via internet chat. I connected with a customer service agent four or five time in one night to get clarification about their products, and every time they were extremely patient and informative.
Value vs. Cost
I ordered the kit, along with a few extra packs of cartomizers, and everything arrived in 3 days! After the first day I was completely sold. The feel of the drag "hit" was comparable to a cigarette, the vapor was adequate enough, and it completely satisfied my cravings. I ordered three different flavors, and have really enjoyed the two that I have tried so far (coffee and menthol), especially the menthol. The flavors really last a while and leave an after taste that is much like the aftertaste of smoking a real cigarette.
The battery pack that it came with is awesome. It can charge the batteries about 10 times before needing to be recharged, holds several cartomizers and two batteries, and is just about the same size as a pack of cigarettes ... slightly larger, and a good bit heavier. Having the pack adds to convenience and aids in the overall habitual feel of having a pack on you.
One of the best things about Apollo is the option to choose between automatic and manual batteries. In the past, I had heard that manual batterie were the way to go, due to battery life. However, with the desire of creating a genuine smoking experience, I wanted to have at least one automatic battery so I could hold it exactly the same way that I hold a traditional cigarette. Apollo gives you the option to buy one automatic and one manual, allowing the genuine smoking experience and ensuring adequate battery life. With the battery pack that is included, you don't have to worry about differences in battery life as you can charge them on the go.
I could not be happier, and HIGHLY recommend them!