Friday, January 18, 2013

I apologize for the lack of posts lately...

I just got out of the hospital this morning; I have not been feeling too well this past week after stopping a medication at the urging of my doctor. This eventually wound up with me having a tonic-clonic (Grand mal) seizure while at school yesterday and having to go to the ER.

So, again, I apologize for the lack of posts. Once I start feeling better and less seizure-y, that will be fixed.


Friday, January 11, 2013

eLiquid review: Vapin' In The Cape Strawberry Lemonade

Got a new flavor in the mail this week, Strawberry Lemonade. And it's a 60mL bottle too, a nice glass one.

They had a more limited selection of flavors than the smaller bottles, flavors like "Mountain Dew", "Strawberry Cheesecake", and "Loopy Fruit" but the Strawberry Lemonade just sounded appealing for reasons unknown.

As soon as I opened the package I saw this bottle, it was nicely wrapped in bubble wrap and had a plastic seal to maintain freshness.

I immediately ripped it off and loaded my eCig up with some of the wonderful smelling liquid. It had that lovely citrus smell with just the right amount of strawberry.

The first hit was everything I was expecting it to be based on the smell; delicious, just the right amount of both flavors, and massive vapor.

Overall I am very satisfied with this flavor, I would definitely recommend it, and the size is nice for people who go through liquid quickly like I do.

(Another thing I like is that the company, Vapin' in the Cape, donates $1 from every bottle to The Wounded Warrior Project; A charity for wounded veterans.)

Strawberry Lemonade 60mL - Vapin in the Cape

Vapin' in the Cape


Friday, January 4, 2013

eLiquid? Which kinds are good?

Ah, choosing "your" flavor for eCigs... Personally I think that this is the most difficult part of the entire process, forget the whole "quitting" thing. I think that this is even harder than that.

Why, you ask?

Well because of the huge selection mainly, I've seen every flavor you can imagine; From standard tobacco favors and fruit flavors like watermelon or strawberry, all the way to odd picks such as Butter or Almond.

Truly there is an astounding variety of flavors out there, but not all of them are good.

Before I continue though, I must say that as our sense of taste is a very "subjective" experience, what flavors I may like, you might hate & vice versa. (Except the Tobacco flavors, I have yet to meet someone who actually enjoys those)

1. Your first eLiquid bottle - This choice will usually come when you buy your starter kit. Some retail locations I have been to suggest you just get the tobacco version of what you normally smoke, but I find that this just makes switching fully to an eCig harder than if you were to pick a pleasant taste. So choose something that will taste good, if you can't decide just go with Vanila. It's always a good starting point, and I have yet to come across a manufacturer of eLiquids that screwed up Vanilla.

2. What size should I get? - Most outlets sell the liquid in 10mL, 30mL, and some even sell 60mL.

- If its your first bottle, get a small 10mL so if you don't like the flavor you picked you don't have to go through a ton of it before buying a new one.

- Most of the time though I usually get 30mL bottles of flavors I know I like, and I occasionally also get a 10mL of a new flavor.

3. Buy a 30mL of Tobacco Flavor and set it aside - I know I said these taste horrible, but if you're like me and you don't always have a constant supply, chances are you'll run out of the good stuff before a new bottle comes in the mail or before you go pick another one up. So keep bottle of the tobacco flavored stuff handy so you still have some on hand while you wait to get the good liquid again.

(Will be updated with more later)

Monday, December 31, 2012

Taking a break from the norm...

Figured I'd break up the monotony of just eCigs eCigs eCigs constantly, and ring in the New Year with a little bit of music. =]

If you like Electronic music, Dubstep, Hip-Hop, etc. Then hopefully you'll like this.
Ran across this on a group I'm part of on Soundcloud and thought it was pretty good. What do you think?

Mt. Eden - Sierra Leone (Arrows' Re-Remix) - Soundcloud

 Happy New Year everyone!

Where can I buy an eCig?

Because a user asked, I decided to make a list of reputable online eCig vendors.

Here is the list I have so far (will be updated as I find more)
  • - Vapin in the Cape. Based out of Cape Coral, FL. Great service and they have a rewards program too!
  • - Vape Dojo. I have heard good things about these guys, good service and great products.
  • - Sierra Smoke Shop. Based out of Reno, NV. Great liquids and decent selection of vapes.
That's all I have so far. I'm looking for online retailers either based internationally or willing to ship internationally, so if anyone knows of some please let me know in the comments.


Friday, December 28, 2012

Kangertech Squareone Kit

The Kangertech Squareone (or Kanger S1 as I've seen it in some places), is a relatively new entry to the eCig market, or at least new to me. I had a chance to briefly use this eCig when I ordered it for a family friend who wanted to quit smoking the same way I did, but they didn't want to pay over $60 for their kit. So I found a retailer here that sells the starter kit for $49.99.

The Squareone is essentially a square version of the eGo-T, although it can hold a lot more liquid than the eGo due to its square shape. Although filling can sometimes be tricky because of the tall atomizer.

In terms of vapor output, it is also on par with the eGo it seems.

It does have its downsides though. One slight annoyance is the fact that the thread that connects the tank to the battery is made of plastic, so if you over-tighten it the plastic threading will break and the tank will be unusable. Luckily it, like most eCig kits, included two of the tanks. But it is still an annoyance nonetheless.

Overall it is a pretty decent product, another good one for starters or someone looking to purchase a backup in case their main unit breaks.


The Blu "Premium" E cigarette Review

I'm sure you've seen ads for this company all over the internet for a while now. BluCigs is a company that has been around for a few years now and their product has gotten some pretty big attention, including being featured in a few big-screen movies.

Their product is essentially the same as the Joyetech 510, even down to being able to interconnect and use each other's charging cables, batteries, atomizers and the like. But is their product really as great as they make it out to be?

Personally? I don't think so. (Now it has been almost 4 years since I have used their product so they might have improved, but they're still using the cartridges so I don't think so.)

Whenever anyone asks about my eCig (Joye eGo) usually they remark: "Oh it's like one of those Blu cigs! My friend has one of those" or "I saw it at the kwik-e-mart" or something similar and then they go on to say they're going to go buy one of the Blu's. It's usually at that point where I have to jump in and advise them not to.

When I first found out about eCigs, even before I saw my buddy at college with an eGo, I decided to try the Blu. I mean it looked so appealing. An electronic cigarette that even came with it's own portable charging case? Wow! Sign me up!

I remember being so excited when the postman finally came and delivered the package. I ripped it open as soon as I could, got everything set up and started using it right away.

It was great, it tasted much better than regular cigarettes, and it certainly didn't smell like them. I loved it!... Until about 2 days later, when I had blown through all of the cartridges included with the starter kit.

25 cartridges in less than two days...

And I had specified the cartridges with the highest strength nicotine...

So I packaged it back up, wrote the company a nice long letter asking them to improve their product and asked for a refund (which they were at least nice enough to give me).

Now like I said before; I haven't used a Blu product since that first time almost 4 years ago, so they may have improved how long the cartridges last. But from my experience, if you are a pack-a-day or more smoker, then you should avoid the Blu cig, as it will not give you sufficient satisfaction and might even turn you off to the idea of eCigs (and that would not be good!).

If you're a light smoker, the Blu system should work fine for you. If you're a heavy smoker, avoid it and go with a Joyetech product, as they seem to satisfy the heavy smokers more.