V2 Cigs E-Cigarette Review
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V2 Cigs is widely regarded as one of the best electronic cigarettes in the world, today. Although the company hasn’t been in the game nearly as long as other big players in the business, their high quality products and elegant presentation quickly earned V2 positive reviews and praises from satisfied vapers. To find out if their e-cigarettes are really as good as everyone says they are, check out our V2 Cigs electronic cigarette review:
V2 Cigs electronic cigarettes come in a variety of starter kits to meet every ex-smoker’sneeds, from the cheaper V2 Economy Kit, to the impressive V2 Ultimate Kit which includes pretty much everything an e-cig user could ever need. We tested their popular V2 Standard Kit that contains:
- 2 batteries
- 10 e-liquid cartridges
- 1 USB charger
- 1 standard A/C Wall Adapter
That sounds pretty basic, but V2 does offer some pretty attractive choices. For example, they let you choose what kind of e-cigarette batteries you’d like included in your starter kit, meaning you can choose between 1 Auto and 1 Manual Battery (we’ll talk about these in the next section) or 2 of each. You can also opt for short, standard or long batteries, and a customized selection of flavor cartridges, according to your tastes.
While the V2 Cigs Standard starter kit includes everything the average electronic cigarette user needs, we were rather impressed with their Ultimate Kit offer. Apart from the contents listed above, it also comes with a stylish metal carry case, a useful car charger, a V2 Power-Cig which connects to your computer via USB and delivers a more consistent vapor thickness, and the coolest item of all – a slick Portable Charging Case (PCC) that fits into your pocket and allows you to recharge your V2 electronic cigarette up to 5 times before having to plug into a power outlet.
Whether you opt for the standard, shorty or long V2 batteries, you’ll end up with an elegant, slick electronic cigarette that will keep you puffin’ on vapor for anywhere between 2 and four hours. The shorty obviously stores less power but it’s the perfect choice for vapers who find large e-cigarettes somewhat cumbersome, the long battery delivers about 100 extra puffs, while the standard battery is a compromised between the two. A fully-charged standard V2 battery will produce about 200 puffs and has a charging time of 2-3 hours. All batteries come in a variety of colors and LED tips.
One of the features that make V2 Cigs electronic cigarettes stand out is the manual switch option of their V2 manual batteries. Unlike the automatic batteries used by most e-cigarette companies, which are drag-activated, these manual devices offer more control over the heating element of the electronic cigarette and provide considerably more vapor. Whereas in the case of automatic batteries you have to puff a few times to heat up the e-liquid and insure a healthy breath of vapor, with V2 manual batteries all you have to do is press the small plastic button on the battery before taking a puff, and you’re rewarded with a thick plume of vapor, without having to prime the cigarette. Some users find the manual switch option somewhat uncomfortable to use, but we liked it, a lot.
Compared to other premium electronic cigarette brands, V2 Cigs offers some of the most versatile yet robust batteries on the market, proving that research and innovation go a long way. Plus all their batts are rated at 4.2 volts, which is higher than a lot of other e-cigarette batteries and means you get a lot more vapor with every puff.
Because this is one of the most important features people consider when choosing an electronic cigarette, we here at E-cigarette Reviews take vapor production very serious. V2 e-cigs are notorious for producing impressive clouds of thick vapor, but that sounded too good to be true, so when we decided to test them ourselves we didn’t get our hopes up. That’s probably why we were so impressed with how they performed during this brutal stage of our review. Basically we took the two fully charged batteries and two cartomizers and started vaping until either the batts or the cartos were depleted. Under heavy vaping, both the automatic and manual devices proved very impressive and produced the same amount of vapor consistently throughout the entire test. That’s a very important aspect, because other e-cigs have the tendency to produce considerably less vapor in the last stages of battery life.
The most common question smokers ask about an e-cigarette is “does it taste like a real cigarette?”. To be honest I have yet to find the perfect match, but I have stumbled across some pretty good close alternatives, and the V2 e-cigarette is definitely one of them. Their tobacco flavors, V2 Red, Congress and Sahara are aimed at previous smokers of Marlboro Red, Parliament and Camel, and are very appreciated by V2 e-cigarette users who still long for the taste of tobacco. I personally fell in love with the smooth refined taste of Congress, but I have some friends who swear by V2 Red. Ultimately it’s a matter of personal taste, I guess, but the bottom line is V2 Cigs nailed its tobacco flavors.
For those of you who enjoy flavors other than tobacco, V2 Cigs offers a selection of e-juices that includes coffee, menthol, peppermint, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, and cola. According to V2 Cigs, each flavor cartomizer is the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes, but we found they last more the equivalent of 15 cigarettes, which is not so bad. Since pre-filled cartomizers cost more than empty ones, you can save some money by buying blank cartos and V2 e-liquid and fill them yourself. It takes some getting used to, but it’s considerably cheaper, especially if you’re a heavy vaper.
Price vs. Value
V2 Cigs e-cigarettes are probably the most popular vaping devices on the market right now, and for good reason. Their batteries perform great even under heavy vaping, and the cartomizers are some of the best we’ve had the privilege of reviewing. To convince customers of the quality products they supply, V2 Cigs offers a lifetime warranty, which is definitely a big plus. At $74.99, the V2 Cigs Standard Kit may not be as cheap as the crappy e-cigarette kits you can buy at your local gas station, but after you’ve taken your first draw, the price difference starts to make sense.
- automatic and manual batteries
- impressive vapor production
- multiple size e-cigarettes
- fine tobacco flavors
- lifetime warranty
- 4.2 volt batteries
- not the cheapest e-cigarette
- product popularity leads to back orders
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