Mirage Goldstar e cigarette (Ecig) review

Published: 22nd May 2012

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Bobby here and this is my review of the Mirage Goldstar mini ecig starter kit purchased from www.miragecigarettes.co.uk.

The Goldstar is Mirage's entry level product of which there are two kits available; the Goldstar Electronic 1 kit (£17.99) and the Goldstar Electronic 2 (£26.99) with the difference being an additional battery and more cartomizers in the Electronic 2 kit. In terms of the website, I personally found the website was relatively easy to navigate around, with all the products. It had some customer testimonials aswell, however I take these with a pinch of salt, as it’s not like they are going to put their complaints up is it?

My only negative would be that it was a little light in terms of product technical info, however I sneakily contacted Mirage to check out their customer service and the guy I spoke to was friendly and certainly knew his stuff. The website also invites you to come and visit their Vaping Lounge to try their kit which prompts images of a moroccan styled tent with low lighting, thick vapour cloud and cartomizers being served by beautiful scantily dressed women.........fun, happy times!

Presentation box / packaging

The presentation box comes film wrapped and has an outer card box which looks nice enough. Open her up and behold a shiny little case, similar in style to one of those business card holders with the Goldstar emblem on the top. It opens via a small clasp on the front and flips open. Inside it has a beige velour trim which houses the included components.

 

Included in the box are the following:

  • 1 x battery
  • 2 x tobacco flavoured cartomizers
  • 1 x USB charger
  • Instructions
  • 1 x carry case

“The Goldstar produced alot of vapour in a nice smooth consistent way”

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Battery

The Mirage Goldstar does not come with a Personal Charging Case so is simply charged via a USB charging lead which takes about 2 hours. The battery has the 'Goldstar' emblem printed on the base, which is a nice touch. The battery was lasting about 2.5 hours when fully charged, which is pretty standard for a battery of this size. I would consider myself a moderate vaper in terms of usage so it is worth noting that if your a more heavy user, you will get less than this.

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Vaping experience

The ecig is a two part device and is assembled by screwing the cartomizer into the battery. Once built, the Goldstar is definitely equivalent to a super king in size and is styled on a traditional tobacco cigarette with a white battery and brown filter. The thread is a KR808 which means it is compatible with other units with the same fitting style.

In terms of vaping, the Goldstar has an automatic battery, so there is no button to press when you take a drag. As with most e cigarettes, I find that in order to get the best hit you are better taking a slower drag than you normally would on a traditional cigarette. The Goldstar produced alot of vapour for a mini e cigarette and delivered it in a nice smooth consistent way. In terms of the flavour, I was using the 18mg tobacco flavour and I really liked it. It was definitely one of the better tobacco flavours I have tried, a little sweet on the tongue but not sickly on the exhale. Mirage offer 4 different strengths of e-liquid, Very High (24mg), High (18mg), Medium (12mg), Low (0.6mg) and Zero (0mg).  

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Written by Rob Patrick

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Donny's final thoughts

I really enjoyed the Mirage Goldstar. It vapes really well and is good value at under £20. Both the switch and battery performed really well and the tobacco flavour was one of the best I have tried. Mirage position this device as a good e cigarette for those just getting into vaping and I would definitely agree with that. Give it a try!
 

Ratings

Overall
21 / 30

21 out of 30

Vape

8 out of 10

Switch

8 out of 10

Battery

7 out of 10

E-Cig Stats

  • Price - £19.99
  • Warranty - 28 days
  • Battery MAH -
  • Battery voltage - 3.7v
  • PCC MAH - N/A
  • Tested battery length - 2.5hrs
  • Tested puffs per cartomizer -

User comments - keep it constructive

What do you guys think? Leave your thoughts and ratings below, but please leave it constructive!

 

 

i think this is a great product love it

By m taylor on 2012 08 18

It certainly is and probably one of the best value kits on the market. I still use mine now!

By Donny on 2012 08 20

great value way to start vaping and stop smoking. Looks good, Gold Star old school business card look. my type of vaping. quality.

By Suzi Quattro on 2012 08 22