PLEASE READ If You Are Considering The Clear Smoke Trial Offer!
There have been a number of ClearSmoke customers that have been in touch with us here at www.ecigclick.co.uk to make there views known regarding the trial offer that Clear Smoke are offering.
To say they are unhappy is probably an understatement so if you are considering the ‘Trial Offer’ then there are things you need to be aware of!
First up, read their T&C’s carefully! They are not immediately visible on the page you buy them on (at least they weren’t on the page I read), there is a link to the T&C’s though. The short of it is that if you do not contact customers services and return the starter kit within 15 days you WILL BE CHARGED £59.95. This is a trial and once the trial runs out after 15 days you will be charged, don’t mistake this for being a free e-cig starter kit! If you like the kit and want to keep it you will be charged the £59.95 after the 15 day period is over!
Thats pretty much it, things could and should be a lot clearer on the purchase page but just make sure you know what you are signing up for to avoid any problems!
Clear Smoke Review – Updated
I originally wrote my Clear Smoke e-cigarette review on a 3 piece model but this has now been discontinued, which can only be a good decision by ClearSmoke! I was recently contacted to see if I would like to do an updated review so here I am with the new Clearsmoke kit! For full disclosure I want it to be known that this kit was received free of charge. As always though I will give you my honest opinion!
As part of the review process I thought I would try and find out a bit about the company themselves, where they are based, the time they have been producing e-cigarettes and all that sort of stuff. First call the website, which is very clean and easy to get about but, unless i am missing something, there is nothing about the company themselves?
Anyway, i am here to try their product, not write a company history!
So, with the starter kit in hand lets take a closer look and see what its like.
On opening the Clear Smoke package I was pretty impressed as the presentation box looks good with its magnetic flap closure. On opening the box there is the usual charger, user manual and their ‘e-cig pack’ tucked snugly into the foam surround. I am not as keen on the internal packaging they use to house the batteries, cables and carts. This part feels a bit cheap.
There is a USB cable in the box as well as the cartridges and the battery. The e-cigarette itself is one of the smallest I have tested (when the cartridge and battery are connected) on a par with Sky Cig.
The Clear Smoke battery is responsive and doesn’t need much to get it producing vapour, it will also send you a warning if the battery is running low on juice by the red light flashing on the end as is standard for most e cig batteries.
As mentioned before the size of the battery is good and as close to the real thing as you can get.
A light is activated on the end of the battery when you draw on the e-cig, this will also flash when a recharge is required. I have not tested the battery to see how long it lasts but I have found that the mini batteries from other brands do have a shorter life, this is one thing you will have to put up with if you are looking for a ‘cigarette sized’ e cigarette. The only thing I didn’t like was the low quality feel of the battery.
The major drawback Clear Smoke have is that they do not have a PCC (personal charging case) which allows batteries to be charged on the go. If you are out for more than a few hours, even with the two batteries, they will run out fairly quickly leaving you with no working e cigarette. Not a good situation to be in!
Overall 2/5 - Battery life and quality isn’t the best. Small batteries need a PCC, this doesn’t have one.
The vapour produced on the Clear Smoke e-cigarette is good with a nice amount of vapour. The new cartridge now comes as one with the atomiser built in so it is nice and easy just to switch over once it runs out, no replacing the atomiser separately.
The other thing I had a problem with was that the e-liquid had leaked slightly from a couple of my cartridges and I could smell the e-liquid on my fingers, the other two were ok though. Clear Smoke also only offer 3 flavours, tobacco, Marlboro and cherry, these are available in three strengths, light 12mg, medium 18mg and strong 24mg. They do also offer a 0mg nicotine option as well. It would be nice to see more flavour options added especially a menthol.
Overall 2.5/5 - Even with an improved cartridge I had a bit of ‘leakage’. It gives a better taste than the previous model but it still didn’t do much for me. Flavour is a personal choice though!
Clear Smoke have just one starter kit on offer, which is not unusual. They offer their premium kit that includes 4 cartridges, 2 batteries, a mains and a USB charger. This all comes in a presentation box.
At the time of writing the Clear Smoke starter kit was £59.95.
Clear Smoke offers a one year warranty on their products, full details can be found on their website.
There is no returns policy on site but I spoke with customer services and they informed me that if you were to buy their starter kit and change your mind once it is delivered then they will only accept returns on unused and unopened packs.
If, however, you wanted to test out the kit to see if it is for you then they have a 15 day trial offer. This offer allows you to pay £7.95 for P&P and the Clear Smoke starter kit will be sent to you. You then have 15 days in which to try out the e cig. If you like it you do nothing and a charge of £59.95 will be made to your card once the 15 days are up.
If you don’t want to keep the kit then you will need to get in touch with Clear Smoke customer service within the 15 days to arrange the return of the kit. Its all very simple but be sure to read all the T&C’s on their site so you are clear on the process!
I was really hoping I would like this e cig enough to be able to recommend and although Clear Smoke has definitely improved with the upgraded cartridge the product still lacks massively when compared to the other brands we have reviewed.
At £59.95 for the new starter kit this doesn’t come cheap, that price immediately puts them up there alongside the most expensive kits on the market, more expensive than the base Green Smoke kit, £5 cheaper than E-lites top of the range E Pro 4 kit with their charging carry case and £25 more expensive than the excellent Jacvapor PCC kit. These products are also a lot better.
For me there are still far better options available (see other electronic cigarette reviews) at better prices and I would recommend you look at these unless of course you have your heart set on Clearsmoke!
Final Clear Smoke Review Verdict:
The Clear Smoke Electronic Cigarette Is Not Recommended By www.ecigclick.co.uk