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  • Our Picks For The Best Electronic Cigarettes Of 2014

    Posted on 10/07/2014 by | 1 comment

    There are just a ton of electronic cigarette brands, and more companies keep sprouting up than we can count. We’ve reviewed hundreds of brands and vape shops, and have created this page with reviews, and our recommendations of the best products available.

    This is an insane time in this industry, as it has enjoyed exploding popularity, and we the consumers reap the benefits as various companies compete with each other, offering the best possible products, prices and service they can, to keep us happy :)

    We’ve scoured the internet in search of the best e-cig on the planet, going through hundreds of sites, looking at reviews, company websites, and most importantly, buying and trying out all the products we can get our hands on.

    We have a team of three people, all of us love vaping (electronic smoking), and at the same time, we all have our own taste, which we hope will offer value to our readers, as everyone has different taste.

    Now, as far as who is the best, there are typically two main categories of electronic cigarettes. You have the standard sized mini cig, which resembles an actual cigarette, and then there are advanced vaporizers, which are typically what people move to once they have enjoyed vaping on a standard 2 piece e-cig, and want something with more power, which lasts longer.

    For Newbs:

    Our top pick for mini cigs is V2.

    Read our full V2 Cigs review

    Advanced:

    Our favorite advanced personal vaporizers are from a company called Vapor Zone.

    Read our full VaporZone review

    Of course, no matter which vapor cigarette brand you choose, you should know about the obvious benefits of switching to an electronic experience in comparison to traditional tobacco cigarettes.

    Electronic cigarettes are a healthy alternative for traditional cigarettes as they do not contain a plethora of harmful chemicals. The atomizer, which is one of the most important components’s of an electronic cigarette, heats the e-liquid and produces vapors. Hence, users fulfill their nicotine craving without having to burn tobacco. Users of electronic cigarettes have stated that these devices have helped them control their nicotine consumption. Some users have even stated that they have successfully quit smoking with the help of electronic cigarettes. Nevertheless, health advocates are raising their voice against these devices as they claim them to be harmful.

    A Healthier Alternative 

    Vapor Zone Pens

    The Vapor Zone brand launched in late 2013 and is already a leading e-cig brand.

    Compared to traditional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes have a less harmful impact on smokers’ health as they do not contain deadly chemicals such as carbon monoxide, tar, formaldehyde and acetone. These devices only contain nicotine which is inhaled in the form of vapors. Furthermore, they do not produce any smell and Oder.

    Advantages for Passive Smokers 

    As electronic cigarettes do not emit any kind of smoke, they can be used in public places. These devices can even be used at places where smoking is banned. Moreover, users of electronic cigarettes don’t have to worry about the effects of these devices on kids. The vapors, which are exhaled by the smoker, vanish in the air within seconds.

    Storage and use 

    In order to use an electronic cigarette you do not need to have a lighter and an ashtray. These devices are powered by a battery which is rechargeable. Once you have used the device, you can easily keep it in your pocket. Moreover, these devices are extremely easy to use and maintain.

    Cost 

    E Cigarette Cost

    Not only are e-cigs a less wasteful alternative, they can also save users a lot of money!

    When it comes to costs, these devices are less costly than traditional cigarettes in the long run. As these devices are not yet regulated by the government, the tax on tobacco is not applicable on them. You will also save a lot of money that you would otherwise spend on purchasing lighters, ashtrays and matches.

    Again, there are 1,000′s of companies with very unique offerings that appeal to different people for different reasons. Our site aims at being the top resource for reviews, advice, commentary, and thoughts on every type of brand, style, and price point.

    Check back often as we come across new products and always like to share our experiences.

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  • Best Portable & Desktop Vaporizers

    Posted on 09/07/2014 by | 0 comments

    The market for vaporizers is becoming heavy with excellent choices. Variety and quality abound, so if you wondered where the choices were five years ago, today you might wish there weren’t so many. In fact, how are you going to choose just one, or will you select just a single machine? There is at least one good reason to own two vaporizers.

    Portable vs. Tabletop

    You want a vaporizer to perform, but the highest-performing units are too big to carry in your pocket, so portability is important too. Rather than compromise, own one of each. A lot of people use their box mod or electric candle at home and take a handheld or even pen-style vaporizer to work or carry it when they travel.

    Features of Tabletop Vaporizers

    There are three types of vapor delivery: whip style, whip style with assisted air, and forced air. A fourth variety works with the whip style: hands-free vaporizing. In this case, you literally don’t have to do anything but puff, but forced air devices will need a hands-on approach.

    In particular, a balloon delivery method requires two hands with which to grab the balloon. A balloon is attached to the top of your vaporizer. It fills up with vapor, then you remove it. Take your time inhaling vapor as it escapes or pass it around to friends. This is an enjoyable and easy method of sharing vapor.

    Whip delivery requires more puffing which can be hard on the lungs. Consider how many vaporizer consumers were smokers, and also the number of people who use aromatherapy materials to relieve symptoms of lung problems: they need some help. For them, the balloon method is great, but puffing is preferable to others.

    Forced air is noisy. A fan inside the unit whirs away constantly to push vapor upward, and it’s not to everyone liking. Puffing on vapor is completely silent.

    The best vaporizers on the market are also expensive units. A Volcano by Storz and Bickel costs anywhere from $400 to over $500 depending on whether you select analog or digital controls. A Silver Surfer by 7th Floor costs over $200 before you customize it. Arizer is another popular brand from Canada with multiple sleek options.

    Features of Portable Vaporizers

    These travel models might also be just the size of your hand. They aren’t just light: they’re tiny. If you can imagine a fancy pen — the commemorative kind you get when you graduate from high school — that is the size you are looking at. There are few parts to assemble but they cost around $80, give or take $10. Herbal or oil capacity is small. A Micro G and Trippy Stix are two examples.

    Personal vaporizers like the PAX are also small but not pen-shaped. Several companies have created discrete vaporizers one might mistake for a cell phone, walkie-talkie, or an inhaler. The Puffit resembles asthma medication in color, size, and shape. The newer Puffit-X is the first portable forced-air vaporizer. A Davinci Ascent could be mistaken for a sleek portable phone. Iolite vaporizers have the look of a handheld radio with an antenna.

    They are quiet, fit into a pocket in your bag, and come with rechargeable batteries or replaceable butane tanks in the case of Iolite devices. Their antennae are made of glass or silicone and fold or slide away into the body when a device is not in use.

    Comparing Tabletop and Portable Vaporizers

    Now it’s crunch time. Do you pick a funky little portable thing that is as novel as it is ingenious and convenient, or do you go for a desktop monster that does everything? That’s not the right question. You choose both: one for home, one for the road.

    Instead, ask yourself what your priorities are. A few portable units vaporize dry and wet ingredients. Many only vaporize one or the other. Numerous tabletop units handle both.

    Several vaporizers are made with glass pathways and ceramic heating elements, but some are made from heat-resistant plastic and stainless steel. They contain ceramic and/or glass elements, but there is the risk of vapor flavor being tinged with metal or plastic. Read reviews of products and you can tell which ones seal off a neutral vapor pathway from materials that interfere.

    Check for features like the cooling coil. The Plenty by S&B is made with a coil that cools vapor between the chamber and the mouthpiece. Select a device that provides plenty of tubing so you aren’t crammed in close to the mod (which can happen with box mods).

    Think about noise: is the fan notoriously loud or have engineers devised a quiet system, or perhaps multiple fan speeds? Is there a pass-through feature, meaning one can vaporize and charge a battery at the same time? Can the battery be removed from the unit or is it built in?

    Is temperature adjustable? If so, how is it adjusted (digitally or using a dial) and what is the temperature range? Usually the top temperature is 400 to 420F. The lowest is slightly above 200F. Find out how long it takes a device to heat up. Many portable units require just a few seconds to reach vaporizing temperature.

    A common refrain among reviewers refers to the ease of filling the chamber. Several models make this difficult. The chamber is too narrow or angled wrong. Access is tough. On the Ascent, the bottom part swings out to reveal the chamber and makes access easy for emptying, refilling, and cleaning.

    Starter Packages

    When you buy a vaporizer new from the manufacturer or an authorized dealer, it comes as part of a package. Other pieces inside the box usually include cleaning items and screens. If you buy a vaporizer and it doesn’t come with these things, it’s probably not being sold by an authorized dealer. It might be used. Be careful about your supplier. Unauthorized dealers cannot provide warranties which you might need for replacing expensive hardware that arrives in bad shape, or DOA batteries. Starter kits are also good value. Buying just the vaporizer and adding cleaning supplies later is always costlier.

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  • Beastly Monster Vapors Review

    Posted on 27/08/2014 by | 0 comments

    Monster Vapors isn’t a bad shop to buy your e cigs and e liquid from. They offer a decent selection of products. Prices are not excellent, but you aren’t being robbed either. They carry starter kits, mods, tanks, and accessories and also post videos about vaping for individuals who are brand new to the concept.

    monstervapors.comMonster Vapors Review

    Their starter kits begin with an ego Express for $27.99. It’s on sale: in fact, everything is on sale. I find that confusing: is this a tactic to make you think you are lucky to have found the site just in time and encourage you to buy in a hurry so as not to miss the sale?

    Is Monster Vapors really hosting a sale? It wouldn’t be the first time a vaping company (or other retail operation) has used this technique to put consumers under pressure, but I can’t say for sure what the deal is here.

    Kits for New Vapers

    That $27.99 kit contains a single e cigarette (tank and battery) with USB charger. The next item is a DCT Budget Kit costing $51.99. The latter item supplies you with an 1100-mAh bttery, 510 DT Tank, USB and wall adapters, drip tip, XL cartomizer, and a carry case. The price is okay but could be better since you only get one battery; however, when it’s 1100 mAh, you only need one anyway.

    ZMAX Kit: What Kit?

    The ZMAX Kit left me baffled. Why is it referred to as a kit? What they really mean is you get the ZMAX for $94.99 which is a steep price when nothing else is included. The word “Kit” implies customers receive more, and though you are told in no uncertain terms to add a tank, charger, and juice, I still think they should change their wording at Monster Vapors.

    Batteries

    The prices here are fine. Bling and Stylin’ Egos cost $17.99 each. An 1100VV twist costs $23.99; add $3 for the 1300VV/VW. A fun item, the light-up battery, costs $20.99 for 420 mAh. It glows near the base just to be different. This is a pretty item, ideal as a gift. Buy one for a friend and one for yourself.

    Tanks

    You can pick up the Artemas UDCT for $14.99. Buy an $8.99 clearomizer. The Trophy is $11.99 and an iClear costs $6.99. Select the Pyrex DCT and this will cost $14.95. A Trident RBA is priced $20.99 because it’s an EHPro clone. Your price for the Octopus RDA is $8.99. While the cheaper ones might or might not be authentic, the latter two are low-cost knock-offs that get you where you want to go.

    Drip Tips

    I love drip tips. You can have loads of fun for $5. Monster Vapors has swivel, ribbon, marble (groovy), clear, flat, bullet, dragon, and snake styles. They cost from $3 to $5 so it is possible to own an assortment, make changes daily, and spend less than $40 for a week’s supply of tips.

    Mods

    I mentioned clones above but those were rebuildable atomizers. Monster Vapors also carries the Maraxus by EHPro for $54.99 and an equally affordable Chaser Chrome Pipe. You don’t have to spend $150 for the joys of mechanical vaping.

    E Juice

    A choice of 10-ml or 50-ml bottles is childproof for safety. Nicotine values are zero, medium (11 mg to 18 mg), and high (24 mg). Juices cost $5.99 for 10 ml, which is very reasonable: about mid-table if you lined up all the e liquids sold in the United States. A selection of flavors satisfies drinkers (beer, black raspberry champagne, rum), consumers who like sweets (coconut cream pie, rainbow sherbet), and people with unusual tastes (Cauldron is a blend of citrus and fruit with black licorice). Tobacco styles include 555, Burley, Havana Cigar, and spiced pipe.

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  • The Vapor Corner Review

    Posted on 26/08/2014 by | 0 comments

    Seven days a week you walk into the Vapor Corner in Hampstead, North Carolina, and buy e cigs, mods, and/or e juice. The website is only a contact point and a reference. Use it to find their hours of operation: 10 to 8 Monday to Friday, 11 to 8 Saturday, and 11 to 4 on Sunday. Use this as a place to contact the company or look them up on a map. The Vapor Corner is located between Woodside and Edgecombe on Highway 17. You can’t miss them if you’re on the main road.

    Facebook-Friendly

    The Vapor Corner uses Facebook to advertise products. I know this is not everyone’s favorite thing. Social media turns people off, but it can be an excellent advertising medium. The Vapor Corner joined in 2013 and has since loaded the page with pictures and product alerts. They run contests and join events. One thing I love about their Facebook page is that customer photos are posted when they win prizes: regular, lovely people who represent the approachable side of vaping. Too many vape stores post pictures of seductive, half-dressed women.

    Products at The Vapor Corner

    E liquids on the menu have been added and dropped along the way and new ones will take the place of lines that lose popularity. Right now you will find Suicide Bunny, Ruthless Vapor, Crossroads, Seven E-Liquids, Banzai, TastyClouds, and several others. New brands but also extra flavors join these regularly. This is a premium lineup of juices that cost an average of $12 per 15 ml. Such a wide selection of brands gives customers a tremendous amount of choice. Just ask the winners of free e juice. It’s their smiling faces that feature on FB.

    Hardware at The Vapor Corner

    Many of the most popular and highly promoted mods in the United States actually come from the Philippines or Korea. The Beacon Mod is a USA-made device made from T6 Aircraft-Grade aluminum with 303 Stainless Steel 510 caps, a bottom firing button, and silver-plated brass contacts. It is also telescopic.

    Other mods include the Hades, Panzer, Hammer, and AR Mod. They’ve got the Patriot RDA, Flip V3, and Big Nasty 26650. You can expect to spend $150 or more, and often more than $200 on these devices.

    Among their electronic devices there are the ZMAX VV APV, e-LVT, Seven 22, and more. Tanks for these include the Aspire Nautilus and Smok ARO II and Mini Aero Tanks. Various juices are excellent for standard atomizers.

    They carry the EPower and iTaste MVP 2.0, two similar devices, the EPower being slimmer. Buy Sony and EFest batteries for your mods. Selection in this department is affordable but advanced. You can expect to enjoy variable voltage and top-class electronics from these genuine products.

    Bountiful, but Big Prices: The Vapor Corner Review

    By the look of things at The Vapor Corner, the average customer is an advanced user. Their selection is excellent but favors authentic, expensive products. I don’t see starter kits listed: if The Vapor Corner carries them they don’t say so, or the information is buried in the Facebook page somewhere.

    Newbies are usually welcome at vapor stores but you can’t expect to see mini cigs. New vapers will find advice and support but not low-power cigalikes. You could also come here for DIY parts if you rebuild atomizers; Kanthal wire being just one example. Expect to find knowledgeable support from staff at the Vapor Corner in Hampstead.

    Check out spw.org’s main page for more electronic cigarette and vape store reviews

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  • Lost Art Liquids Review: Lost But Now Found

    Posted on 25/08/2014 by | 0 comments

    There are two companies named “Lost Art Liquids,” both e juice companies, and both located in California. How could something like that happen? I can imagine two firms wanting the name “Vapor Clouds” or “E Juice Zone,” but not this name; at least not both of them in California. Rather than choosing one to write about, I thought it would be fun to consider what each vendor considers to be a lost art (they are very dissimilar notions), and also see if there were any flavor similarities.

    Lost Art Liquids Review Times Two

    One art that seems to have gone missing is the art of letter writing, according to one of the founders of the first Lost Art Liquids. Ryan Thomas and Brian Worthy connected the death of old-fashioned epistles with various other qualities now seemingly absent from society: Etiquette, Solitude, Simplicity, and Chivalry. I have to agree: all of these features are gone from most modern North American communities.

    Their version of Chivalry is a honey, custard, vanilla, and banana e juice. I would love a bit of Chivalry in more ways than one. Etiquette tastes like strawberries and cream; satisfying yet light, pleasing but not overwhelming, just like good manners.

    For Solitude, we have Peanut Butter (eating peanut butter from the jar with a spoon is not a social indulgence) and Simplicity tastes like creamy pineapple because that’s pretty straightforward. A couple more juices will be coming eventually, but the ones they have ready now sell for anything from $10.99 and up in 15-ml bottles.

    Another lost art isn’t really art at all, unless cereal companies are artists now. These are the people responsible for Honey-nut Cheerios, Captain Crunch, and Nesquick. Beez Kneez, the most recent Lost Art Liquid being offered, tastes like those honey-nut breakfast O’s. Cottontail Cream is reminiscent of strawberry milk, the powdered kind. Peanut Butter Captain Crunch comes across strongly in the Kaptain Peanut Butter vape. With Unicorn Puke you should taste rainbow sherbet ice cream.

    Something Odd

    Okay, so the logos are different: scroll-style lettering vs. cartoon characters; old-style charm vs. cable TV. Yet, Cottontail Cream and Etiquette sound strangely similar. The same is true of Solitude and Kaptain Peanut Butter. The other two pairs are different from each other, but I can’t help but wonder what the chances are of there being so many coincidences.

    Can these be the same people operating under the same name, but selling one brand to a certain audience and another to a different audience? Did a single company change its approach from civilized to cartoon and cereals?

    They are both USA-made, but one longs for the simple days of 1980′s and 1990′s childhood. The other yearns for days even further in the past when people could truly find solitude without the interruption of cell phones and text messaging.

    The Fun of Either One

    But these vaping quartets share some of the same qualities. There is fruit in both collections, strawberry especially. There are also many milky or creamy notes, peanut butter included. Thirdly, something is missing from all eight of them: tobacco. They do not feature tobacco or menthol; not even mint.

    Each collection possesses a sweet nature, and although their labels look backwards, they are truly modern phenomena. They follow a trend whereby e juices don’t resemble analog, pipe, or cigar flavors in any way. They are their own products, making a distinct statement.

    More Chatter

    The one that’s getting the most press right now is the series covered in cartoon-style labels of bees, bunnies, unicorns, and Captain Crunch. Breakfast vapes — especially cereal-styles — are hugely popular. They also seem to appeal to young vapers who make up the biggest audience for dessert style e liquids. Mature vapers (over 40) are drawn to tobacco while 20-somethings want to be reminded of everything sweet and light.

    Lost Art Liquids like Bees Knees and Unicorn Puke consist of 50% propylene glycol and 50% vegetable glycerin. They can be purchased with up to 1.8% nicotine, 1.2%, 0.6%, as little as 3 mg per milliliter, or zero nicotine. Find them wherever you buy quality e liquid.

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  • Perfumers Apprentice Review: Taste And Aroma Unified

    Posted on 18/08/2014 by | 0 comments

    The senses of smell and taste are linked by the fact that much of what we taste is influenced by how something smells. You know how you lose your appetite when your nose is stuffed: that is because you cannot smell what you are eating. This is not to say that scent and flavor are the same thing, but it is easy to see how the two go together to become a single business and one which has served customers for a decade.

    The Perfumers Apprentice Review

    I say this because consumers who blend their own e juice might have overlooked Perfumers Apprentice products before now. The title is deceptive. They carry aromas for making perfume, but they also carry flavorings for use in baking, confectionery, cooking, and e juice mixing. Take a closer look at what they carry.

    Making Perfumes the DIY Way

    Under this heading are aroma and flavor molecules, natural isolates and molecules, bases, blends, fragrance oils, carrier and diluting oils, and tools. Items are listed alphabetically, including Florosa, Galaxolide, Kephalis, Okoumal, Rosyrane Super, and Silvial. Perfume makers know what it’s all about. Prices are set according to 4, 15, 80 ml or 1-oz bottles.

    Flavors for Baking and Mixing

    New flavors on this list consist of cereal, desserts, fruits, and candies. They have Acai, Mojito, Red Licorice, Fruit Circles, and Rice Crunchies. Horchata and the rest come in the same-sized bottles (look for bulk sizes under a separate heading to buy anything bigger than 15 ml). Some of these are undoubtedly influenced by the e cig industry which was in fetal stages when Perfumers Apprentice first opened.

    Professional Flavors

    These are divided into sub-categories to make searching easier, although there are times when classification doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. An example is the way Chicken and Waffle is classified under Sweet and Sour, not Savory flavors.

    Other headings are Nutty, Organic (which is an empty heading), Spices/Floral, Tea/Soda/Liqueur, Tobacco/Wood, Non-propylene glycol, and Menthol/Mint. Fruit/Veg is all fruits unless some of the flavors I identify as fruits are actually vegetables. There are Chocolate/Vanilla and Coffee items as well.

    Jalapeno, Cinnamon Red Hot, Pumpkin Spice, and Sweet Woodruff fall under the “Spices” heading. Cubano, RY4, Smooth, and Flue Cured are a few of their tobacco flavors. Key Lime, Lemon, and Apple Candy are all fruits. So are Mango, Wild Blueberry, Quince, and Raisin. Certain fruits are classified as wild or candied (blueberry is one of them). There are others you will see represented multiple ways such as apple.

    Molasses and Cinnamon Sugar Cookie join Chicken and Waffle under the “Sweet and Sour” heading.

    Culinary Corner

    The primary purpose of the Perfumers Apprentice website is to sell products. Their business was once large enough to support a walk-in location in Scotts Valley, California, but it’s all online now according to one report. This might have changed once more in recent months and I’ll get to that in a minute. It would be safer to check before driving out to their address if you live a long way away.

    The company sets aside some virtual space and time for another purpose, namely education. In their Culinary Corner, Perfumers Apprentice offers advice on how to use their flavorings and aromas in the making of sodas, coffee, cocktails, and baked goods. Learn to create candy and desserts with their various flavors and suitable bases. The small bottles she carries are ideal for amateur bakers and candy makers creating gifts for special days. Big sizes are excellent for chefs and other professionals working with huge volumes of a product.

    Chance for Advancement

    When the Perfumers Apprentice retreated to online operations, only I suspect this was in response to a depressed market. There were overheads to pay for, like lights, insurance, heating, and possibly employees. Operating a store was no longer wise given the state of American finances which affected everything non-essential like perfume and candy making, but e cigarettes have wrought a change in this unique field.

    DIY juice makers abound, providing the chance for economic renewal and perhaps a good reason to re-open real doors. Even if perfumery is what the Perfumers Apprentice’s owner loves most, she can continue running a custom perfume business but support her self with the more substantial business of supplying vapers with flavor drops.

    There is even the chance here to extend business and create e liquids if the owner has any desire to branch out. Her shop would offer a pleasant alternative for many vapers to the often intimidating vape lounge. She has no reason to sell e cigs: lots of companies in California do that already. It’s the juice her clients would be after.

    FAQ

    This is the spot for answers to questions about using essences safely. If I were you I would visit this section anyway to see if there are questions you should be asking but haven’t thought of. Here she talks about the shelf life of essence and shipping regulations. Her contact details are all on the website too, so if a question is not answered under the FAQ heading, customers can email or phone. Walk-ins are welcome, but as I say, I’m not certain that she really does have walk-in hours right now.

    Perfumers Apprentice Reviews

    Perfumers Apprentice customers do not spend a lot of time writing reviews, and those which are posted mostly date back too far to be helpful today. Still, the ones you see online talk about her strong and accurate flavors. No one should take for granted that a flavor essence provider would achieve either of these things. Many products you taste today are weak, have a chemical aftertaste, or are off the mark. Good quality products remind a person of what they should: a ripe apple as opposed to a candied one; raisins, not grapes.

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  • The Vaporblunt Review: California’s Vapor People

    Posted on 13/08/2014 by | 0 comments

    The Vaporblunt is a maker of portable and handheld vaporizers available online. They hang out in sunny California. That is vapor central to you and me. All The Vaporblunt products are manufactured in America, products including the Pinnacle line, Palm Vaporizers, and the self-named Vaporblunt.

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    The Vaporblunt released the Vaporblunt, tweaked it, and re-released it as the Vaporblunt 2 more recently. Customers and writers for vaporizer articles had things to say about the first one, ideas and criticisms the company used to develop a newer, better model. The result is a decent portable unit that is better than before, but not something to get overly excited about either.

    The Vaporblunt 2 is for use with herbs and concentrates at whatever altitude you like. America is a topographically diverse country, so that should reassure you. It’s going to work as well in the mountains of Washington as in the flat stretches around Florida’s Everglades.

    The Vaporblunt Package

    A Vaporblunt 2 comes complete with everything you need to begin vaping immediately except for herbs or concentrates. Sorry about that. You should prepare yourself for this fact: hardly any vaporizer manufacturers send herbs or concentrates out with their products. In the world of e cigs it’s different: loads of starter kits are packaged with e liquid, but not here.

    A kit features one flavored and one unflavored mouthpiece, an oil cap, stand, scraper brush, and chargers plus the manual. If you can find an original and hold it next to the latest model, take a look at what R&D departments do all day: the newer version is half its big brother’s size. Pay $170 or more for the Vaporblunt 2.

    Vaporblunt 2.0 DLXThe Vaporblunt Review: the Deluxe

    As you have probably noticed while shopping, vaporizers don’t come with water tools, but they often work better with one. Water is used to cool vapor before it reaches your lips. Without this tool, your vapor might be harsh and the mouthpiece could feel hot.

    It’s just a downside of handheld vaporizers that there is so little space between the heating element and mouthpiece and things get a little warm sometimes. With bigger devices, there is space for a cooling coil (they can be added to the Silver Surfer, Da Buddha, and come as standard with The Plenty.)

    If you wish to purchase a water tool, you have to pay extra and it will also nearly double the length of your portable vaporizer. With this glass piece in place, you have to exercise more caution and probably would not want to transport it unless it was carefully packed in a special box.

    Once you have used a water tool, however, the difference in flavor becomes clear. Vapor is so much smoother.

    Word on the Street

    One of the foremost complaints about the Vaporblunt is this issue with the water tool: the cost of it and how big it makes your “portable” vaporizer. With this attached it is no longer truly portable, so clients should be aware of that before they make a purchase without thinking through the dimensions.

    Customers have been more than happy with the Vaporblunt sans water tool and its black and red appearance. Heating your element takes no more than 1 ½ minutes: that’s pretty fast. Vapor is consistently thick and pretty smooth, even without the water tool. If you worry that a handheld unit takes a long time to load, empty, and clean, and that the prospect is a messy one, fear not: you won’t find this to be the case.

    Finely grind herbs before inserting them into the chamber: that way they vape efficiently, but don’t jam them into place. Pack them gently so air can get around them and your mouth is filled with tasty vapor, not just hot air.

    Use of the flavored tip is not recommended. Although it really does taste good, the flavored tip is not as secure. It wants to fall off, so the best thing to do is leave it aside and install the regular tip.

    Among major issues consumers have with other models, the battery is one. It either takes too long to charge or the charge is too quickly depleted. The Vaporblunt requires just ½ an hour to charge and that power will last for 2 hours. Users are satisfied with this kind of power.

    Pinnacle ProMore Products from The Vaporblunt

    If the Vaporblunt 2 was not available, what other The Vaporblunt product could you choose instead? I would recommend the Pinnacle Pro as your safest bet. There are 5 heat settings on this sleek portable vaporizer packed neatly in an attractive box. It features a 10-minute auto shut-off mode and a stand.

    The Pinnacle Pro, which is handheld but not a pen-style vape, gets rave reviews and is often considered among the best portable vaporizers one can purchase. The battery life is better than that of the Vaporblunt 2: 4 hours per charge, but charging requires nearly as long. Vapor is dense and delicious.

    The Pinnacle Pro contains a relatively large chamber. Herbs are efficiently vaporized but not burnt. It takes a short time to reach your optimal temperature. If anything, I would say that the Pinnacle Pro is better value than the Vaporblunt, which would explain why it gets more press.

     

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  • Juice Mafia Review: Harmless But Full Of Flavor

    Posted on 21/07/2014 by | 0 comments

    Don’t get the wrong idea about Juice Mafia: it’s not what you think. Their store in South Bend, Indiana, only sells e-liquid and e-cigs and doesn’t put out contracts on users of other juices and stores (at least I don’t think so). Their e-liquids are made in the United States. Top selling items are listed on the right in case you are having trouble deciding on a flavor. Current favorites are Vanilla Custard, Tropical Tobacco, and Turkish Tobacco.

    JuiceMafia.comE-Liquids by Juice Mafia

    In this Juice Mafia review, I will mention a handful of the many flavors fitting different profiles, sometimes two at a time. Tropical Tobacco, for instance, takes you a long way from what you once identified as tobacco when you smoke cigarettes.

    Find yourself landing on a deserted island with a vape that tastes of tobacco with cocoa and coconut. Express Line brings you the smoothness of English Tobacco with hints of hazelnut and vanilla. Express Line is part of the White Label Premium Line costing $6.99 for 10mls in glass bottles.

    Desserts like Raspberry Truffle (chocolate and raspberry), Apple Pie, and Vanilla Lemon Swirl take their lead from real foods, but these are reduced to vapor which has no calories and is, thus, guilt-free. Mandarin Cream plays with the idea of an orangesicle; that favorite hot-weather treat. They could be classified as dessert or fruit vapes. Most of these (except the last item) are also part of the White Label Premium Line.

    A popular trend among vape makers is to simulate energy drinks. Toro Blue is one such, a blueberry-candy energy drink.

    Juice Mafia bottles liquids in 10ml, 30ml, and 50ml formats, the smallest of which costs $5.99 for standard flavors. It’s a great price when you compare this brand with most others. Nicotine increments rise by 3mg at a time from 0 to 12, then by 6mg to 24mg. You can add a flavor boost for $0.50.

    Select a single bottle or buy a sample pack. What is the good of a sample pack? You see them listed by juice vendors all the time and they offer customers a way to taste multiple flavors without paying as much as they would have for individual bottles. It’s a kind of advertising in one way, encouraging consumers to widen their experience, but also a sign of consideration towards consumers.

    Electronic Cigarettes and Gear

    Another great thing about Juice Mafia is the prices for their hardware. An EHPro Sentinel costs $32.99. Pay $54.99 for the Vamo V5. A Single Starter Kit costs just $23.99 with a zipper case. A 900mAh eGo battery is priced $10.99. These are excellent price tags.

    Replace your Smok RBC Tank for just $4.99. They have many other parts and accessories to satisfy a wide range of vapers at various levels, whether you are a new vaper or an advanced one.

    More at Juice Mafia

    The website is organized to show featured items (including nicotine juice, e-cig parts, and accessories) with headings for sale items and t-shirts too. If you like Juice Mafia, you can promote this Indiana business by getting dressed in the morning.

    Juice Mafia: the Company

    Juice Mafia was begun by people who used to smoke then started vaping, only to discover how much sub-standard juice was being passed off as e-liquid. They were unsatisfied, to put it mildly, enough so that it seemed like a good idea to try and make nicotine juice independently. From there a business bloomed. Juice Mafia sells its e-liquids wholesale in bottles featuring black cell-block font on a white background.

    Their Facebook Features

    Even though Juice Mafia has its own website which is very easy to use, don’t let that stop you from visiting them on Facebook. This is where the community is and also a place to discover Juice Mafia’s contests and promotions.

    Eager to Please

    Juice Mafia really wants to hear from customers and would-be customers. They make it easy to get in touch by providing multiple contact options: old-fashioned and new-fangled ones.

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  • Space Jam Robo Fuel Review: Orange County Favorite

    Posted on 11/07/2014 by | 0 comments

    Explore websites for California vape stores or hit brick-and-mortar locations and read menus. Space Jam Robo Fuel is everywhere. The makers of this e-liquid have also designed a new label of e-liquid, but their original endeavor portrays vaping in a futuristic but also humorous light. Their labeling is something like a cross between Star Trek and Dr. Who; funny but also fantastic. If these guys don’t love Battle Star Galactica and Star Wars, I will be shocked.

    Final Frontier

    Here are the names of their liquids just to give you a taste of where their minds are at. They are Omega, Eclipse, Pluto, Galactica, Andromeda, Starship 1, and Astro. Galactica is the newest item on their menu, so new that hardly any of their online distributors are offering it for sale yet. Their original was the Andromeda. With Starship 1, it might cross your mind to wonder if the mixologists at Space Jam Robo Fuel are leaving themselves open for a sequel.

    spacejamjuice.comSpace Jam Robo Fuel Review

    One great thing about this small company from Orange County in California is that they are so popular, reviews abound. If you want to get a feel for their quality before testing their vape juice at an e-juice bar, click on Youtube. This stuff is all over the place.

    Starship 1 is rated by some as, surprisingly, the best Space Jam flavor. I say surprisingly because the combination is so unusual: custard and kiwi. Vanilla custard on its own make sense: there’s a whole body of custard fans seeking the ideal vape. Adding kiwi to vanilla, however, makes my taste buds wonder what would happen. Apparently, the fresh citrus of kiwi cuts through the heaviness of custard to create an all-day vape.

    Andromeda

    If you like fruits then this could be one of your preferred Space Jam Robo Fuel vapes. Pomegranate and Blueberry form a super-pairing. Imagine the drink “Pom” and similar juice mixtures, and you can conjure the darkness of this e-liquid.

    Pluto

    It might not be a planet anymore, but Space Jam Robo Fuel vape makers still rate it enough to name a juice after Pluto. In e-liquid land it becomes melon bubblegum with mint.

    Astro

    This is a lovely, light flavor. Astro blends apple and strawberry; sweet and tart. The two fruits complement each other well: one is fleshy, the other juicy.

    Eclipse

    If you thought there was no room for tobacco in a Space Jam e-liquid, think again. Cavendish tobacco is blended with sweet vanilla custard: it’s Starship 1 all over, but with kiwi removed. This fine tobacco and vanilla complement each other beautifully.

    Omega

    A point has been made in descriptions of Omega that Space Jam Robo Fuel makers have used natural peach flavoring, which mixes here with cream and sweet vanilla. It’s not quite custard, but heavier than a straight fruit vape like Astro. By implication, are all other flavorings unnatural?

    Galactica

    It took some time to choose, develop, and refine a new flavor, but at last the public will soon have this lightly sweet hibiscus/cranberry tea flavor in their hands. It’s a strong one.

    Choices

    Most of the juices, as you can see, are sweet and fruity in some way. Every one of them is available in 0, 3, 6, 12, 18, or 24mg nicotine formats. Space Jam Robo Fuel is bottled in 15-ml glass with vibrant, cosmic labels. The company welcomes you to what they term “The Final Frontier of Vaping.”

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