Published: 2nd Nov 2012
This is our review of the V2 Cigs standard starter kit purchased from http://www.buyv2cigs.co.uk/.
This is the first review we have done on V2 Cigs products and something I have been looking forward to for some time, as I have heard good things about this US company's products. V2 Cigs are relatively new in the UK but were established in Miami Beach Florida in 2010 and have since become one of the leading electronic cigarette providers in the US. I must say though, it seems just about every e cigarette provider seems to claim that they are the biggest! Infact..... I am going to claim that this website is the leading electronic cigarette review website in the world!
In terms of the purchasing experience, the UK V2 Cigs website is relatively nicely deisgned however doesn't look as professional as the US equivalent. Whilst it has a decent amount of peroduct information, I did feel the site was a little cluttered in terms on content. In terms of the options available with the Standard Starter kit, you have the choice of either black, white, blue or stainless steel batteries, 12 different flavours of cartomizers each in 4 level of nicotine strength. You also have the choice of either a UK or Euro power adapter.
Presentation box / packaging
The packaging the V2 Cigs standard starter kit comes is larger than your average e cigarette box and is relatively plain in design with the blue and white typical V2 Cigs branding. The box does have an almost clinical look and feel to it and is definitely one of the more professional ones I have seen. The box is opened from the front via a magnetic clasp.
Whilst this starter kit does not include a personal charging case (PCC), V2 have recently released one as an accessory priced at £17.99. A nice surprise with this starter kit is that it includes one manual and one automatic battery. Whilst automatic batteries at this size are relatively common in the industry, a manual battery is less so and something I have often wondered how would perform. I opted to go for the white batteries which come in white gloss and have the V2 branding at the base with the traditional red light at the tip. I chose the menthol cartomizers which come in a cool mint green colour and when attached to the white battery makes for a refeshingly young and stylish design. In fact as I am in the mood for throwing out claims, I believe these are the best looking cig-a-like products I have seen to date. One downside though is that the manual battery does not have a disable feature which would have been a nice.
The batteries are charged by attaching them to the USB charger which in turn plugs into your computer or mains adapter. Charging from dead, takes between 3 and 4 hours via the USB charger, but I did notice that it only took about 2hrs to charge via the mains. A point to note if time is against you! I was getting about 2hrs usage from the manual battery which is pretty good for one of this size.
The switch on V2 worked very well indeed, requiring little effort in terms of suction power and didn't go off when I blew on the tip which is a good indication that it will not activate in a windy environment. It is really good to see how far switch units in these products have progressed of late.
As mentioned above, I opted for the menthol flavoured cartomizers and I really enjoyed these. The flavour was nice, sweet and cool on the tongue with a peppermint after taste. The throat hit was perfect for me, giving me a nice subtle hit without knocking my socks off. The e cigarette itself also performed well in terms of vapour production, probably outperforming some of the larger performance ecigs I have reviewed.
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Written by Rob Patrick
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I love this product, it looks cool and throws out bucket loads of vapour. My preferred battery is the manual one as it seemed to last a little longer and looks better too. Whilst it is a bit on the expensive side it is one hell of a good electronic cigarette!