Sunday, December 23, 2012

So many choices! How do I know what to pick?!

When shopping around for your first e-cig (especially online), it might seem overwhelming at times due to the huge selection, different brands, and many different styles of PV (personal vaporizer - the technical term for "E-Cig"). But I can help clear up that confusion with a brief guide to these choices.

First you're going to need to gauge how often you will be puffing on your e-cig, as this will be a major factor in deciding whether or not to get a drip tip or a tank system.

  • If you don't smoke that often then you will probably be best off with the standard Drip Tip that is included with most kits
  • If you are a moderate to heavy smoker then you will probably want to invest in a Tank Atomizer that will hold a reserve of E-liquid so you do not have to constantly refill your atomizer. (This is the system that I use)
  • They also make Cartridge Atomizers but these usually do not last longer than a quarter of a day and in my experiences are a total waste of money.

Another factor that comes into play is the form factor of the e-cig. Do you want it to be discrete, or is it something you don't mind people seeing and asking you about all the time?

I say this because there are models that are made to look almost identical to a regular, analog cigarette. And then there are models that look nothing like a cigarette, I have even seen one made to look like a lipstick container.
The pipe is actually an electronic cigarette... Seriously... You would get some looks if you whipped that out in public for sure.
 A more "normal" style of E-cig, and actually the exact setup I am currently using. (Works well, fyi. I will be doing a writeup on it later this week...)

Pictured below is the Joyetech 510 E-Cigarette. It is the model I was first introduced to almost 4 years ago. It is a drip tip system, although they do make it in a tank variety (and I have seen cartridges for it).

Overall, it is a very reliable unit, one that is easy to take care of and maintain. It provides a pretty decent amount of vapor and has one of the best battery life's out of all the units I have used.

If I had to recommend a unit for someone just getting into the world of digital tobacco, this would be the one. It is reliable, it is effective, and best of all, it is relatively inexpensive; Most places I have seen the 510 go for $40-50 for a starter kit.

Later this week I will go deeper in depth about the setup I use and the various other products the Joyetech company puts out, stay tuned...



  1. Dibs on the pipe!

  2. This pipe looks great. I'm using e-cigarette actually, but maybe in the future I'll buy this pipe.

  3. The Queen product of electronic cigarette is Sparta 26650 don't agree? try it one time and you will agree with me i am sure you gonna love it.