|Mark from Syracuse, UT reviewed South Beach Smoke model 'Deluxe' on November 19 2010:|
OverallThis is my second attempt at using electronic cigarettes. My first experience was very disappointing. I was using the Smoking Everywhere brand. The complaints I had were the battery did not last long, shipping times varied from a few days to a few weeks, and most frustrating was the inconsistantcy of the cartridges. In the same box of cartridges, I could get one filter that would last a day and worked well. Then the next filter would not work at all, a few puffs and it was used up. Being that is was from the same box as the one that lasted a day, it had nothing to do with storage, age, or the atomizer (as I had two atomizers). The only explanation is the lack of quality control. This inconsistancy is why I stopped using them. I would be out and needed to replace the cartridge. When I put the new cartridge on, many times it was a bad one and was usless. Since I would only carry one extra filter at a time I would try my best to make it work, I would draw so hard it felt like I could swallow the whole cigarette if I lost my grip.
Value vs. Cost
I decided to try one more time, and I bought the South Beach brand. I wasn't expecting it to be much different than the Smoking Everywhere system. I was pleasantly surprised. I bought the one with the built-in atomizer. The batteries can last a full day or longer. Just like the battery, the cartridges can last a full day or longer. The vapor was more than adequate. It was consistant from the first puff to the last. I have no complaints with any aspect of the South Beach brand. I highly recommend it to people who have not tried e-cigs or to people who tried other brands and were dissatisfied.