Surprising (04 April 2017)
Blimey - Cigalikes have come a long way since I started vaping.
When I first quit the cigarettes, I used to use a Vype pen. It did the job early on, but I quickly got engrossed into the world of mods, atties, VW, TC, Sub ohming etc...but recently, I've been craving the simpler things in vaping. I've grown tired of trying to find the perfect setup for MTL and DTL and just wanted a simple pick-up and vape device that would deliver my nicotine hit with minimal fuss.
This device does exactly that. It's surprisingly good! The draw is nice, the device is extremely lightweight and feels extremely well put together, it charges quickly (from empty to full in approx. 1 hour attached to a PC), it's stealthy and the pods really do the job. While they are slightly more expensive than the "traditional" liquids in, say, a Nautilus, they last a while and are really good quality, with no "scratchy" nicotine taste.
On to the downsides, and there are always downsides with pretty much every device.
Firstly, I wish the pods came in 20mg and/or had a slightly higher PG ratio. Being a slightly underpowered device, it'll take a few primer puffs to get a solid throat hit. I would suggest this would be fixed with higher PG content and a higher nicotine level being available.
Secondly, if you want to re-fill the pods yourself, these one's are slightly harder to pry apart than other closed pod systems. That's understandable, as it slightly defeats the purpose of a closed pod system, but having that as an option that was easier to work would be nice.
Lastly, the price. It's slightly more expensive than the "My Von Earl", which is understandable as it's a better device IMO, and the pods are cheaper, but in all, it's more expensive than buying an attie and refilling the liquid yourself. They also offer a separate power bank for the device, which is nice, but it's more expensive than the device itself!
Aside from the above, i'm extremely happy with the purchase. It's exactly what I was looking for, and once filled with some 20mg 60PG liquid of my own, it gives a great vape. It's no nonsense approach is really quite refreshing.
One tip - The charge unit for the device is a little ill-conceived. It's fine in a laptop or a PC, but if you wanted it charged from a power socket, it proves to be a pain. While BO are offering a separate charger (which seems to be out of stock everywhere in the UK) , you can just pick up a male-to-female USB cable from Amazon for a couple of quid and it'll work fine with the supplied dock.
Also, as always, special mention to VapeClub. Been ordering from them for over a year now and their service has always been impeccable. Ordered at 4:45pm last night, arrived this morning.