|Kathy from Tijeras, NM reviewed blu cigs model 'Premium Starter Kit Black' on January 18 2012:|
OverallAfter reading many reviews I chose the Blu Cig company for my first e cig purchase. So far I am really pleased. I decided that my lungs at 31 were just not going to keep going much longer if I didn't quit smoking 2 packs a day. I've been smoking on the Blu Cig now for about a full week. It satisfies just enough to keep me from running to the store.
Value vs. Cost
I ordered the Premium starter kit with the Magnificent Menthol cartridges and also ordered Vanilla and the Peach Schnapps packs as well. Five stars on the flavor for Menthol. Vanilla is a little weak but the flavor is still really good. The Peach Schnapps just isn't my thing and makes me cough. I have since ordered 4 more packs of cartridges and got them today. I got another menthol of course, but I also ordered Cherry, Pina Colada, and Tobacco.
I will post another review on flavors once I open the other packs of cartidges to try them out. So far though Menthol is my best bet (and I didn't smoke menthol regular cigs before).
I'm happy with the amount of vapor that is produced. I think the 250 puffs is definately an understatement. Some do last longer then others, but I can usually get by with 1 cartridge a day as long as I don't decide to change up my flavors several times a day and lose track of how many cartidges I go through because I have a few open at a time.
As far as delivery, I found that USPS and FedEx seem to take about the same amount of time to get here. I'm happy that they do free USPS shipping for orders that do not meet their free Fedex shipping $100 requirement.
The only downside to the e cig is the amount of battery time. I know I could have got the 100 style with the larger battery but I didn't want the extra weight. I wanted something as similar as I could to the size of a regular cig. I also noticed that the new flavors also didn't come in the 100 size. I ordered a 3rd battery with my cartridges just in case.
I'm a happy customer of Blu Cig so far.
Kathy commented on January 30 2012:
Mag Menthol is number one for me. It seems to produce the longest vapor time and the most vapor per cartridge. Vivid Vanilla is also a fav of mine. So much so that I have other available flavors but ran out of the Vanilla and am craving this flavor and may go check to see if Walgreens carries th cartridges instead of ordering online and waiting. **** Peach Schnapps the flavor is a bit off but for me it usually produces a decent and harder hitting vapor. It took me a long time to get used to this flavor. At first it was just gross. Classic Tobacco doesn't seen to have much of a taste. It's not tobacco flavored to me. The flavoring is pretty weak. I'm smoking this one more often just to get rid of it. Pina Colada is just ok. It's coconut but then at the same time that off flavor of vaping and heating up the cartridge competes with this flavor. Cherry doesn't taste like cherry but more like cough syrup. It's kinda gross. I was hoping for more of a fresher fruit taste, but it was more like a cherry robitussin cordial. *** I would recomend sticking to just the Menthol and the Vanilla. However, I do hear that the Java is supposed to be pretty good as far as FBook fans on the BluCig page are concerned. After my tries with most of Blu Cigs flavors, I'm not going to spend another $12 to see if that flavor is as yukky as the others. I'm sticking only with Vanilla and Menthol. *** One more thing about the Vanilla... I get a lot of comments from the non smokers in my family that they are more then happy for me to smoke in their homes/cars because they like the vanilla smell. The other cartridges dont seem to give off as good of a smell.