|Matt from Champaign, IL reviewed blu cigs model 'Black' on August 28 2011:|
OverallI have been using my Blu starter kit exclusively for about a month and I have reserved final judgment until now. The verdict: I love my Blu!!!
Value vs. Cost
Look and Feel - The Blu feels more like a real cigarette than any other e-cig I have tried. The black battery looks sleek, and the blue light definitely lets others know that this is something new and innovative.
Two-piece design - Cartomizers are fantastic and last all day, and this is definitely the future of e-cigs.
USA Made Smoke Juice - Love the flavors that are offered, and the fact that they are not made in China, but here in the USA. Amount of vapor is amazing!
PCC - This brings the whole experience together. It looks and feels like a real cig pack, and holds 5 cartomizers plus 2 batteries so you have everything you need in one place. You can charge your e-cig throughout the day so you are never without the use of your e-cig.
Battery Life - The battery lasts 30-45 minutes of constant vaping before needing to be recharged. Being a pack-a-day smoker, I go through about 4 battery charges per day. Not too bad, but I do wish that the batteries lasted longer.
PCC Battery Charging - You need to unscrew the battery right after it is recharged, otherwise it will begin discharging. This is annoying because you need to monitor the PCC instead of recharging and forgetting. This is being addressed with the next-gen PCC from Blu.
No blank Cartomizers - I enjoy the flavors offered by Blu, however I also enjoy flavors from other companies, and it would be great if Blu would offer blank cartomizers so I can use other flavors.
Blu has created a wonderful e-cig experience and they definitely deserve to be at the top of the industry. If I were to compare the e-cig industry to the personal computer industry, Blu would be Apple. The product is simple and effective, and does not contain too many options that may be confusing to the casual user. Blu is doing it right and is the best choice for me.