|Creed002 from Los Angeles, CA reviewed blu cigs model 'Blu Cig' on December 28 2010:|
OverallI got the Blu after a fair amount of research into getting a budget e-cig that wasn't going to fall apart on me. I was hesitant about Blu since there have been issues with customer service and quality control in the past, but it seems like more recently they've been stepping up their game. For example I actually got the starter kit in less than a week (shipped to SoCal). I ordered on a Thurs and received it on the next Tues. Right out of the bag one of the atomizers didn't work. It put off very little vapor and the vapor it did produce tasted like burnt metal. Fortunately the other one worked. The vapor was initially a little light, but after I twisted the cartridge and removed the foil remnant, the vapor came pretty easily. Battery life is pretty short at about 20-30 min of continuous usage, but the portable charger case prevented that from becoming an issue. FYI the battery charges much faster on the USB or the wall charger than the portable case. The 5 flavors were nothing special, though I was surprised to find I liked the cherry. Though the flavors initially seemed very frou frou, inhaling it did remind me of hookah (albeit a very light flavored hookah). Also the cartridges last less than the purported 100 puffs, I averaged about 70-80 regular drags, which was still cheaper than a reg cigarette. I've tried adding some of the e-juice from truevapor with VG to the used cartridges as recommended by others, and the vapor came out pretty heavy (better than the factory). Overall I'd recommend this, especially if you're a light smoker. I smoked about 5-10 cigs/day and it was easy for me to substitute this e-cig for the real thing. The only downside is that they upped the price to $70, but I still think it's a great deal compared to some of the other brands out there. Also if the cig is not producing any vapor, it's likely that the atomizer is busted, just call up customer service and demand they send a new one.
Value vs. Cost
j nelson commented on January 14 2011:
Could you (or anyone else ) elaborate on the e-juice from truevapor? I've not heard of it. thank you