Variable Voltage E Cigarette From Ecigzone
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Ecigzone have been a trusted source for e cigarettes for years now, supplying both beginner and more advanced vapers. I have to say as well this is something they do really well as the range of kits they have on offer cover pretty much all bases.
The e cig starter kit we are reviewing today is the variable voltage Carnival Vaping Air kit, many may now this style of kit as a ‘vape pen’ or EGO style device.. This was sent for the purposes of this review, as always my views are my own!
In The Box
The Carnival Vaping Air kit comes in a standard faux leather zip carry case and contains the following:
- 2 X Variable Voltage Batteries (manual 900 mAh)
- 1 X 10ml E-Liquid
- 2 Bottom Dual Coil clearomisers
- 3 Spare coils
- USB + Mains Charger
- Instruction manual
Carnival Vaping Battery
The design is based on the familiar Evod type design. The kit I received came with the two 900 mAh batteries, one black with a smooth rubberised finish and one stainless steel, both with tasteful branding on the side. The power button is also flush with the battery creating a seamless finish with no protruding parts.
The batteries themselves look and feel top quality. I was taken a back initially with the size of them though, they are pretty long! But this is to be expected, not just because of the larger capacity batteries but also due to the built in variable voltage control function that sits at the base of the battery.
You may be new to e cigarettes or maybe just looking for a change/upgrade from standard EGO’s/pen style or cig-a-like e cigs. Either way don’t let the variable voltage function put you off! It is simply there to offer a more tailored vape to your personal needs. The rotating dial on the bottom of the battery starts at 3.2V, slides through 3.6V/4.0V and 4.4V until it stops at 4.8V. So moves in 0.4 increments.
Basically, (there is a bit more to the inner workings), the lower the voltage the cooler the vape. This may also produce a touch less vapour volume as well. Moving up the settings increases the power being supplied to the coil which in turn provides more heat and vapor volume. You just need to be careful here as different e-liquid types and flavours react differently.
If you find a slight off/burnt taste then you have gone too far and need to notch back down a touch. I would recommend starting on the lowest setting and work your way up until you find your sweet spot.
See, not complicated at all!
In addition to the above you can also switch the battery on and off. This is done simply by pressing the power button 5 times in quick succession. Especially handy when carrying around in your pocket or bag, preventing accidental firing.
Now onto the battery life. With a 900 mAh capacity I was expecting there to be a very good battery life. I’m glad to report this is certainly the case with this particular e cigarette. The initial charge from new saw me through around 2.5 days of moderate vaping with subsequent charges touching on 2 days.
With pretty much all e cigs I always recommend having a second battery or back up device for emergencies or simply to use in rotation. The Air kit has this covered. With the second 900 mAh battery used in rotation even the heaviest vapers will see loads of vaping time. Just be sure to get in a routine of charging the batteries and having them waiting and ready.
Overall – The look and feel of the ‘Air’ batteries is excellent as is the battery life. No matter how heavy a vaper you are the two high capacity 900 mAh batteries will do the trick. The only thing for me here was the actual size of the batteries, they are pretty long! They do contain the variable voltage function however so it can be expected.
The Carnival Vaping kit comes with two clearomisers and a total of five coils (two pre-fitted in the clearos). So plenty of gear to keep you going.
The clearomisers themselves are a 1.8ml capacity and are filled from the bottom. First impressions for me were that I wasn’t too keen on the all plastic design with the fixed drip tip.
Things got better though the more I used them, maybe it was just getting familiar with the plastic material. Having said that I do personally prefer clearomisers with removable drip tips.
Anyway, that’s just me going on! What does it actually perform like?
Performance: Vapour / Flavour
I received a 10ml bottle of Blueberry Hangsen e-liquid, when buying the kit the flavour choice is yours however and E Cig Zone have plenty to go at.
Filling the clearo was simple, unscrewing the steel base and dripping the e-liquid down the inside of the wall.
Give the coil a couple of minutes to soak up the fluid and you’re ready to go.
I found my sweet spot was around the 4V mark and this provided a good amount of vapour along with a good flavour from the Blueberry, this Hangsen flavour was a lot nicer than expected. Very nice.
As mentioned before the voltage you settle on may be different, just have a little play with it to see what suits you. The atomiser coils used here are similar in appearance to the Aspire coils and the results are not far off either it has to be said.
There is another positive that makes this clearomiser stand out from other standard clearomisers and that is the airflow control. Generally only found on bigger, more advanced tanks this feature allows further control of the way you vape.
How does it do this? Well, the airflow control is a ring at the base of the clearo, when turned it increases or decreases the flow of air making the draw tighter or looser. This is a good feature but I found it was fairly limited on this particular device.
For me it was only really giving two results, yes I could tell the difference but I would have hoped for a more reactive airflow control. It has to be said though the two settings will be fine for most vapers, until you start getting into vaping using tanks such as the Aspire Nautilus that you can expect more control of.
You should be able to refill your clearomiser around 10-15 times, this could be more and it could be less. This will depend on a variety of things from the voltage you vape at to the type of e-liquid you use. You will know when a replacement is due as the flavour will likely taste on the crap side. The coil replacement is super simple, just be sure to screw it in firmly to prevent leaks.
It is also worth saying that if you do ever find leaks with any types of clearomiser like this that when refilling with e-liquid just give the coil head a check to make sure it hasn’t come loose. This is the main reason for leakage.
Replacement Carnival Vaping Clearomiser & E-Liquid Prices
The Air clearomiser should last a long time as it’s just the coils that need replacing. If you want spare clearomisers say for separate flavours then ecigzone sell these separately.
Overall – While the actual plastic clearomiser isn’t my favourite, the coils are very good and produce top results in terms of flavour and vapour. The Hangsen Blueberry e-liquid was also very good.
Returns / Warranty
Ecigzone offer a 14 day refund the amount of which is based on whether you have used the product or not. If it is unused a full refund will be given. Please heck their website for warranty details.
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Carnival Vaping Air Review – Overall
The Air would make a very good starting point for any new vaper and overall is a quality kit.
Here are our final thoughts:
- Build quality of the battery very good.
- Battery life excellent.
- Two batteries in the kit.
- Cartomisers perform very well, plenty of vapour and good flavour.
- VV function works well
- The Air Kit has everything needed to get going.
The not so good
- For my personal tastes I didn’t really like the all in one plastic clearomiser, not able to change drip tip.
- Batteries are long in size.
Final Carnival Vaping Review
Verdict: Very Good: Recommended