Intellicig Evolution E Cigarette
We searched around the Intellicig website and decided to buy their entry level Start Kit.
Intellicig still use the 3 piece design (that we haven’t had the best experience with in the past) that many other electronic cigarette companies have moved away from so we were interested to see how their offering performed.
In The Box / Presentation
The Intellicig Starter Kit is different straight away in that the packaging consists of two fold out card cases that contain the e cigarette and cartridges separately.
All nicely branded and designed but looks on the cheap side.
In the packaging you will find:
1 USB charger
The Intellicig kit comes with just the one battery which isn’t ideal for starter kits especially if they don’t come with a PCC (portable charging case).
The battery build itself is OK with a smooth to touch clean white finish but it just doesn’t feel as solid as other batteries out there.
When it came down to the performance though there were no problems, the battery was pretty reactive to my drags although on occasion I was finding myself having to take harder draws to get things flowing.
What is a must for me with this particular kit, or any other for that matter that comes with only one battery, is to buy a spare as soon as you are sure the brand is right for you. Two or even three batteries are a must so you always have at least one on the go at all times, if not you could find yourself slipping back to the cigarettes!
Intellicig do actually sell a kit called the Intellicig XC which comes with two batteries, a PCC and 10 re-fills but is topping the more expensive side of things.
Overall 3/5– The battery life is not fantastic but this is to be expected with the size, the build quality wasn’t the best I have seen but it was responsive to each draw although I had to draw a little heavier on occasion. The downside to this particular kit is that it only comes with one battery, buying a spare is a must!
This Evolution starter kit comes with 5 cartridges and one atomiser. The setup is known as a 3 piece kit meaning there are 3 components, the battery, atomiser and cartridge. Many other brands have moved on from the 3 piece kits now onto the 2 piece which is basically just a battery and a cartomiser (atomiser and cartridge in one).
There are plus and minus points for both of these options but my personal preference for mini e cigarettes is for a two piece with the only difference to this being if the e cig has a tank system.
This is something else though, I don’t want to confuse things too much here!
The cartridges I received were 10mg nicotine strength and come packed in foil sealed packaging which is a definite plus point. As well as this it is also reassuring that there is an ‘EXP’ date on the pack that shows how long you have to use them, this is a great feature to have.
Intellicig are also very proud of the fact that they produce their e-liquid, known as ECOpure in the UK to medical standards and tested by a UK university.
Their refills come in 3 flavours, Regular – This is for the mainstream tobacco smokers, Rich – Provides a fuller tobacco flavour and Menthol. These are also all available in 0mg up to 15mg nicotine strength.
Intellicig sell the re-fills in packs quantities starting at 10
This might seem good value compared to other brands but keep in mind they have a smaller capacity so will not last as long as some cartomisers.
As mentioned before though the added bonus is that they do appear to produce their e-liquids to a high standard and know exactly what goes into the cartridges.
I was vaping the Regular 10mg and found the flavour to be very good, definitely one of the better ones I have tried. Their e-liquid is also produced with VG rather than PG which also gives of great amounts of vapour although it has been known that VG does get used up a lot quicker than it’s PG counterpart. The throat hit for me was also good.
Overall 4/5– The fact they produce their own e-liquid will definitely be a plus point for many, I also liked the flavour of their regular flavour ECOpure refills and the amount of vapour they produced. The only downside for me is the three piece setup and that the cartridges do feel cheap.
Intellicig have 4 kits currently available that cover most budgets and requirements.
Intellicig Starter Kit (Kit Reviewed)
Includes one battery, 5 cartridges, 1 atomiser, USB charger.
Intelliicig Starter Kit Plus
Includes two batteries, 25 cartridges, 2 atomisers, USB charger.
Includes PCC, 2 batteries, 10 cartomisers, 2 atomisers, mains & USB charger
Includes 2 EGO Type batteries, 10ml e-liquid, 5 tank capsules, mains & USB charger.
Intellicig are obviously very confident with their products and it is good to see them stand behind them by offering a 30 day money back guarantee even if you have tried the product. They also offer a 30 day warranty. As always please see Intellicig.com for all the latest T&C’s.
Intellicig can be contacted by freephone UK number and email. I found them to be responsive through email so no problems for me on this front.
I was initially disappointed with the Intellicig mainly due to the build quality and the 3 piece design. I also think their kit prices are a little on the high side especially when this is taken into account.
There were definitely positives for the kit though and this came in the form of their e-liquid. It is for sure a very good thing that they are able to control what they are putting out there and have the reports to back this up.
The ECOpure re-fills also do a good job when it comes to the tobacco flavour. One thing for sure is there are not many brands that can offer this level of transparency with their e-liquid.
If it wasn’t for their e-liquid though I don’t think I would be recommending the Intellicig as the ‘hardware’ for me was just a little too dated with the 3 piece and even felt a little on the cheap side.
Having said that. if this was your first electronic cigarette then this probably wouldn’t be a massive issue.
What I will be doing is buying more of their e-liquid to try out but will be using this in (what I see as) better quality components from the likes of the Vapour2 Cigs and the Epuffer Magnum Snaps kit.
Final Intellicig Review Verdict:
The Intellicig Is Recommended By www.ecigclick.co.uk