|Fladnag reviewed SmokeTip model 'Smoketip' on June 29 2010:|
OverallI am an e-cig noobie, having just purchased my SmokeTip Starter Kit this past week. I placed my order Tuesday Night (11PM), and my kit arrived Friday. I charged the first battery in a few hours and tried an e-cig for the very first time Friday evening. The physical size of the SmokeTip is a little bigger than I was used to, but in just a couple of days, I have gotten used to it.
Value vs. Cost
The cig is simple to use, just screw on the cartrige & puff. Battery charging is not the simplest, though. I have trouble making sure the battery is all the way in, it feels like I'm about to break something when I put it in the charger. Battery life is great so far, though. SmokeTip says they last 3 hours, but that must be 3 hours of puffing. It is now 11:30PM, and my 2nd battery is still going strong. (started using battery 1 at 6:15AM, recharged that one after lunch, but haven't used it yet)
One of the reasons I went with SmokeTip was because of the flavors, and I have tried several so far. The flavors are subtle, not overpowering.
Smoking in the house for the first time in 15 years, and in the car again is wonderful. No more smoke burning my eyes, ashes burning my skin or the smell on me & my clothes. I will be purchasing a second kit in the next week or so, & then I will try to get my wife to make the switch. (even if she doesn't go for it, the price is great for 2 more batteries, another charger & some cartriges.)
I highly recommend SmokeTip for a first time buyer.