The Safe Cig Review
Price: $69.95 - $137.95
Nicotine Levels: 6
Cartomizer Price (7 Pack): $17.50
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The Safe Cig has been around since 2006, and although some claim it’s been surpassed by a lot of its competitors, our review of the Safe Cig showed nothing could be further from the truth. Constant innovations, excellent customer support and decent pricing have helped keep this experienced manufacturer in the top e-cigarette brands on the market.
For our Safe Cig review we used their popular Starter Kit Pro, a mid-level entry package that contains:
- 2 Safe Cig Batteries
- 1 USB Charger
- 1 Wall Charger
- 5 Refill Cartridges
It’s currently priced at $89.95, so an average price for a fairly average kit. To be honest I would have hoped for at least a car charger, because it really comes in handy when your batteries are running low, but sadly that only comes with the Safe Cig Starter Kit Deluxe ($137.95). Still the package we got contained all the basics, plus it had this nice high-quality feel to it, the kind that makes you tell apart a serious company from one that’s just in the game for a quick buck. It also contained this neat “Start Here” guide for those new to e-cigarettes, which has all the information you need to know before you take your first draw.
Like most premium electronic cigarettes these days, The Safe Cig is a 2-piece device made up of a battery and a cartomizer. Judging by the look of the e-cigarette, it’s clear the company really takes replacing traditional tobacco cigarettes very seriously. Although it’s slightly longer and thicker than an analog cigarette, the Safe Cig does look a lot like a 100, with a white battery complete with faux rings and orange cartomizers featuring those little flecks. The LED tip also lights bright orange, so when you’re puffing on this device you won’t draw any more attention than an average smoker.
Battery life is one of the most important things we keep in mind when rating an e-cigarette, and dealing with an established product like the Safe Cig, we tried to be even more thorough. This particular brand has a reputation for building quality products, and their batteries definitely fall under that category. Ever since they’ve partnered with a leading battery manufacturer, they’ve raised the bar and produced some pretty special devices.
Safe Cig claims their new batteries last 50% longer than those of any other electronic cigarette maker, and though I can’t say if that’s really a fair estimation, I will say these things can really take some punishment (in the form of puffing, of course). I’ve personally abused one for about 3 hours before it showed any signs of exhaustion, which isn’t half bad, taking into consideration I’m a pretty heavy vaper.
Their great performance may have something to do with the Safe Cig’s “flow sensor” technology, which allows the e-cigarette to power down instantly when not in use, in order to preserve around 99.9% of its stored energy. Yet it shows great response at the sligtest bit of drag, offering a rewarding throat hit every time.
Staying true to their philosophy of offering the world a viable substitute for tobacco cigarettes, the Safe Cig delivers a satisfying amount of vapor. Sure, it’s nothing like the puffy clouds you get from a modded electronic cigarette, but then again those don’t have the refined look of this particular model. All in all, the e-cigarette I tested delivered a nice throat hit on the first draw, without me having to prime it one or two draws, and that’s pretty special.
I won’t say it’s the best electronic cigarette I’ve tested in this department, because I’d be lying, but the Safe Cig e-cigarette has taught me that vapor volume isn’t that important when dealing with such high quality tobacco juices like the ones they offer. But we’ll get to that in the next section. But it does produce a decent hit on a very smooth draw, very consistent volume throughout the entire smoking session, so I was quite pleased with it.
As previously stated, The Safe Cig started out in 2006, with the clear goal of creating a product that could successfully replace analog cigarettes. They’ve stayed true to their cause throughout the years, and until a short time ago they offered just three kinds of flavor cartridges. There was a time when I’d have told anyone looking for fruity and chocolaty aromas to stay away from this e-cigarette, as it was strictly for ex-smokers in search of a less dangerous alternative. But that was a long time ago.
Safe Cig has given in to market demand and launched a strong line of new flavors, for a total of 14 different options to choose from. Apart from the Original – a flavorless vapor aimed at those who just need the nicotine, Traditional – a smooth tobacco taste, and Menthol, you now have exotic choices like Trinidad, Mandalay, Turkish or Madagascar. And let me tell you some of them are really tasty.
If you’ve read any of my other e-cigarette reviews, you know I’m a tobacco flavor fan, and don’t care much for these adventurous tastes, but some of the ones included in our Safe Cig Starter Kit Pro weren’t bad at all. Like the Turkish, a pretty hard to describe flavor, but one I found myself craving even after testing was over. There were also some I really didn’t like, but flavors are so subjective you really can’t go by anyone else’s opinion. All in all, I found the new Safe Cig cartomizers to be a nice surprise, packing some strong and pleasant aromas.
For those of you looking for an authentic smoking-like experience, the Original, and tobacco-flavored Traditional are pretty safe bets.
Price vs Value
With six years of experience making electronic cigarettes, The Safe Cig is one of the strongest brands in the business, today. Their standard starter kit could include an extra one or two useful accessories, but their premium electronic cigarettes are some of the best you can find, and their prices are pretty decent for what you’re getting. If I was to label the Safe Cig e-cigarette I’d say it’s probably the best options for ex-smokers who still the taste of tobacco, but don’t want all the associated toxins.
- looks just like an analog cigarette
- impressive battery life for its size
- lifetime warranty
- impressive range of flavors
- average vapor volume
- slightly overpriced