E-Lites E-Pro 4 Review – The Latest Addition
After reviewing the E-Lites E200 electronic cigarette and finding it to be a good product I was contacted by E-Lites and offered an E-Pro 4 starter kit to review.
The new kit uses the same battery and cartridge technology as the E-200 but comes with their updated presentation packaging and portable charging case.
Just so you are aware, this kit was sent to me free of charge, this (as usual) will not sway my opinion one way or the other
E-Lites E-Pro 4 Video Review
The first thing I noticed is the actual packaging now looks a lot more appealing and professional. The compact black presentation box with its clear window really does look great and is a definite improvement over the E200’s presentation.
In the box we had the new E-Pro 4 portable charging pack, which is without doubt the star addition. The pack has a soft touch finish and slightly rounded edges which makes it easy to slip in and out of your pocket, it also has a digital display on the front that tells you how much battery charge the pack has remaining.
When you flip the lid there is room for one charging battery, a spare battery and two refill cartridges, all of these fit in snugly with no rattling about. The case itself is charged via a USB cable but E-Lites have just released a charging dock (similar to an iPod dock) that sits neatly on your desk.
The only downside is that this doesn’t come with the kit, its an extra cost which on top of the kit starts getting expensive. If you feel you need the dock I would recommend getting it at a later date so you at least have a time to decide if this it is something you need.
I would like to see an ‘ultimate starter kit’ that includes everything from the start, obviously at a bundled discount.
The E-Pro 4 comes with two batteries, which by the way is essential when buying ANY starter kit, if you only have one battery then what do you do when this runs out? You will be tempted to buy 10 cigs while you wait! That’s what you will do, I have been there I know!
The other reason is that the smaller batteries such as these can have a limited charge, not to say the battery life is bad, they are still better than Sky Cigs but I can guarantee its always inconvenient when they run out!
This starter kit provides you with a green light tip and a red tip, which for me is a good touch.
As previously mentioned the G9 battery is the same one that is used throughout the E-Lites range, they have gone for the ‘realistic look’ with the faux rings which I actually like.
Overall – The battery feels quality and although the charge time is ok it is definitely a good thing this kit comes with a spare.
The flavour is where personal preference kind of takes effect. I for one though liked the tobacco flavour E-Lites offer, I used the ‘Reds’ which are their regular strength nicotine cartridges.
They also offer ‘Golds’ which are lights, menthol and nicotine free. There are a couple of things here though that I think can be improved on, the first is the flavour offering.
When I first started to use e cigarettes I just wanted a good tobacco e juice flavour and wasn’t too bothered or interested in all the other flavours I saw brands offering. That was until I tried some of them, there are some great flavours out there which are a nice change from tobacco every now and then. Flavours such as cherry, coffee and strawberry as well as the different tobacco flavour options. This is an area that could do with being addressed.
The 2nd thing for me is the prices of the E-Tips. Whilst they still work out far cheaper than traditional cigarettes they are still a lot more expensive than other brands out there.
These do get cheaper the more you buy but for most people forking out triple figures for 100 e-tips isn’t an option for most.
When it comes to vapour volume E-Lites still do a decent job, I have however seen better vapour from the likes of Vapour2 Cigs though.
Overall – The battery and vapour volume are decent on their own but there were points lost on the lack of flavours offered as well as the price of the E-Tips.
E-Lites do offer a both a refund policy and product guarantee. At the time of writing they have a 7 day returns policy for unused product in their original packaging . They also have a limited 12 month warranty. To get the most up-to date T&C’s please check out the E-Lites website.
E-Lites EPro 4 Review – Overall
E-Lites electronic cigarettes will I’m sure do the trick for many and with the E Pro 4 portable charging case they have a well designed PCC that looks good and should ensure you won’t run out of charge on your battery.
The only two issues we had were the lack of flavours and the cartridge prices, they are very expensive especially when compared to other brands. The flavours aren’t a major issue though and the ones they do they do well.
If you are new to electronic cigarettes and are looking for a mini e cig kit then I would suggest checking out this Epuffer Magnum Snaps review for a better option.
Final E-Lites E-Pro4 Review Verdict
There are better cig-a-like e cigarettes available.