The MyBlu Vape Starter Kit is a tiny pod mod style device targeted at starter vapers or those who want a stealthy hard hitting little device for out and about.
Blu are a well-known name in vaping who tend to sell devices and consumables via local shops, petrol stations and supermarkets in addition to online.
The MyBlu Vape Kit
The kit includes the battery part of the device which has a 350mAh capacity and outputs up to 3.9V.
You then install “pods” into this battery. The pods are like tanks which contain the e-liquid pre-filled and also the heating element to heat up the e-liquid for you to inhale.
You cannot refill the MyBlu pods so you will need to buy replacements when the e-liquid runs out.
This kind of system is ideal for people new to vaping and scared of anything too technical like filling and changing coil heads.
According to the Blu website you can fully charge the battery in 20 mins.
There are a huge range of flavours each in different nicotine strengths available in the MyBlu Liquidpods:
Intense Nicotine Salt range:
- Strawberry Mint
- Blue Ice
- Bourbon Caramel
- Cafe Latte
- Eucalyptus Lemon
- Cherry Crush
- Ginseng Ginger
- Green Apple
- Mango Apricot
- Tobacco Creme
- Coconut Breeze
I bought the MyBlu Starter kit when it was on special offer and there were 3 packs of replacement MyBlu pods included – Tobacco, Tobacco Creme and the Cherry Crush flavours.
Updated August 2019 – I was sent a new device and 4 new packs of pods:
- Mango Apricot
- Strawberry Mint
So I have added these to the review below.
I will report back my findings using the kit I have in my possession to see if this can be one of the best vape kits for beginners.
Right let’s get stuck in!
What’s In The Box
- MyBlu device
- Tobacco Liquid pod
- USB cable
- User manual
- Fully charged in 20 mins via USB
- Battery capacity: 350mAh
- Output: max 3.9V
- Pre-filled pods
- Inhale activated
- 16 flavours of pod available and 3 nicotine strengths
- Pod capacity: 1.5ml
- Magnetic charger connection
Build Quality & Design
So this is a tiny lightweight little device.
It is quite cute in a dull way.
You have a viewing window on the side of the battery which exposes the clear part of the pod so you really do get a good view of your e-liquid level.
The front has the Blu logo – but it isn’t garish in any way.
At the base of the battery is the micro USB port for charging.
The legal symbols are printed on the back of the battery but in black paint so they don’t stand out or look terrible.
The mouthpiece is a nice shape and it is so light you can hold the whole device in your mouth like a cigarette if you really wanted to.
Push the pod into the battery and you get a nice click and it feels sturdy. However I did keep trying to push the pod into the device more as I was getting misfires.
The device is not fully assembled when it arrives.
Simply charge the battery, install the pod and off you go!
- To vape – inhale on the mouthpiece.
- Battery Indicator- Blue = 20-100% charged, Orange = 5-19% charged and Red = recharge now!
- Passthrough – you can vape on this whilst charging.
- 10 second puff cut out – if the device fires for longer than 10 seconds it will cut out to prevent overheating
- Short circuit – during use 5 flashes of light and shuts down, not in use 3 flashes of light and shut down.
How To Charge The Battery
- Attached the included USB charger to the Micro USB charging connection in the base of the battery.
- Install the USB connector into a suitable USB outlet.
- The LED on the battery will be lit up red whilst charging and will go off when fully charged.
How To Change The Pod
- The pod just pulls out from the battery.
- Remove a new pod from the packaging.
- Push the new pod into the battery until you hear a click.
How Does the MyBlu Starter Kit Perform?
Flavour & Cloud Production
So fully charged I started testing this device with the pods below.
I can tell you already this is not very good.
After leaving it on its side for a while – it has leaked.
Vaping I have to suck until I start seeing stars to get the sensor to trigger it to fire. I will say that the replacement kit I got doesn’t seem to have this issue.
And just to top all of that off I keep getting a mouth full of e-liquid. Usually blowing down the mouthpiece should clear that – but this is an auto fire device and that can damage the sensor. So in these cases remove the pod, wrap it in tissue and blow down the mouthpiece. I have done this several times and it clears for a while…
I have seen that other people got on OK with this device – but mine is really not trying to impress me at all.
*storms off in a strop.
Tobacco Flavour Pod – 1.6mg Nicotine
Oh my lord this is horrific…
Not only does vaping this make me gag I also had a gob full of e-liquid spit out.
I really can’t describe this taste – it is vile. Very musty and mouldy with a burnt chocolate mixed with chemicals – is about the best I can do in-between heaving. Wow – nasty!
Sadly this is also the flavour that comes in the kit – so I would warn people buy some other flavours before you write off the kit completely – the others are way better than this – urgh.
Tobacco Creme Flavour Pod – 0.8mg Nicotine
This is quite pleasant – more of a vanilla caramel type vibe but there is still the back taste of chemical tobacco. Not really a winner with me sadly but preferable to the other flavours I had!
Cherry Crush Flavour Pod – 0.8mg Nicotine
Eeeew this really isn’t nice at all.
Such a strong chemical taste – that is the tobacco flavouring and barely any cherry about the gaff at all.
Really not for me either.
New MyBlu Pods Received – Updated August 2019
Mango Apricot Flavour Pod – 0.8mg Nicotine
This is a surprise – I usually hate mango flavours – good job this doesn’t taste much like mango isn’t it!
This tastes like a Menthol e-liquid with a lot of cooling going on!
There is a slight background fruit tinge but not much – the menthol seems the predominant flavour. It is like a fruit ice lolly where there are so many fruits mixed in you can’t actually recognise a specific flavour?
Or if you eat a whole packet of Skittles at the same time!
But this is one of the nicer flavours I have tried in the range and is very vapeable (is that a word? It is now!).
Blueberry Flavour Pod – 1.8mg Nicotine Salt
I really got a very good taste of this e-liquid considering the pod decided to fill my mouth with it – good start – not!
This is a really chemically taste, almost what you would imagine Zoflora disinfectant to taste like. Perfumey and synthetic.
Sorry but the mouth-fulls of nic salt e-liquid are not nice at all.
Terrible. In fact I just looked at the wrapper the pod came in and there is e-liquid in there so it was leaking before I even unwrapped it.
I decided to try the other pod in the pack and guess what that wrapper is full of e-liquid too – no thanks!
Menthol Flavour Pod – 1.6mg Nicotine
Great even the outside of the wrappers have e-liquid on them – this is not going well at all.
Flavour wise this is a bit more like it!
This still has a musty type taste but there is more mint there.
The taste reminds me of the old Mint Imperial sweets – the round white ones.
This is ok flavour wise – not horrendous.
Strawberry Mint Flavour Pod – 1.8mg Nicotine Salt
Oh goody another packet with e-liquid in and this time the mouth piece is covered in e-liquid.
The things I have to do for you – so you don’t have to!
So I wiped off the e-liquid and had a vape.
This isn’t horrific but not great either. A musty strawberry in the background with some Menthol coming through.
In fact there is very little flavour or throat hit at all. I wasn’t sure I had actually got a vape out of this pod until I exhaled some vapour.
Yeah give this flavour a miss if I was you!
Can You Refill The MyBlu Pods?
I thought I would have a play to see if you can refill the pods.
This is usually not recommended and to be honest there is a limited amount of times you can do this as the coil will fail eventually.
Plus I was also dubious as the bloody thing leaked enough when the sealed pods were new – let alone after me bodging them!
Anyway it did work – there is no need to remove the mouthpiece – I realised this after I removed it. But the structure of the pod is in the photo below.
Basically use a small flat blade screwdriver and prise the bottom cap off the pod – you will get liquid coming out if it isn’t empty.
When this is removed the internal white silicon seal might come out with the coil and bottom cap assembly – make sure not to lose it.
If you are feeling ambitious you may be able to re-wick the coil – far too fiddly for me so I ran the pod and coil under the tap.
Make sure to replace the white silicon seal on the metal tube inside the pod and fill with e-liquid to about half full.
I used the Apollo Smoozie 20mg Nicotine Salt e-liquid as this is 50/50 PG/VG so should be fine for a pod mod.
Replace the bottom cap and press in firmly.
I had to wipe all the base and electrical contacts and I did notice a slight leak.
The first few vapes as expected were a bit watery and crackly as there was still some damp left in the pod from rinsing it out.
It did work – I got to taste the Smoozie a bit and got a small amount of vapour – but to be honest the vape from this device isn’t really worth the hassle of the refilling for me.
Obviously your vaping habits will dictate the battery life.
I do try to always give a guide of how long I got the battery to last – but in this case I was struggling.
I did get 2.5 hours before the mouthfuls of e-liquid and struggling to get the sodding thing to fire finally made me give up. Sorry.
- Simple to set up
- No difficult maintenance
- Can buy supplies at local stores
- Easy to swap between flavours and strengths
- Replacement device I was sent did work better
- Leaks if left laying on its side
- Keep getting a mouthful of e-liquid
- Sometimes hard to get it to fire without popping out a hernia
- Liquid flavours are not great
Final Review Verdict
If you are looking at JUUL Vs Myblu I would say the JUUL is better but comapring those to the Apollo Brez, then the Brez wins out all day long.
The MyBlu works – sometimes, the pods are super easy to change and you can buy them from local shops. The flavours are not great, it leaked and mouthfuls of e-liquid are never fun.
Like I said above – mine might be faulty as I bought this out of the first batch when the kit was released so hopefully the issues may have been resolved?
Overall there are far better pod mods to buy – if you want a closed system look at the Apollo Brez – way better.
Updated August 2019 – New Device
This time around the device is working better – not all the pods spit! I think the massive issue with this kit is poor Myblu pods! The battery part seems to work fine I had no issues with the firing mechanism with this kit – it fired quickly when I inhaled.
The Blueberry pod left me with a mouthful of e-liquid! Most of the pods had leaked inside the wrapper before I had opened them. So the quality control still isn’t great. If I had paid £6 for a pack of leaky pods I would not be a happy Shelly!
The MyBlu is still not a great pod mod but it is leaps and bounds better than the original version I reviewed above. It is just let down by terrible pods.
Did you buy the MyBlu vape kit? Or considering buying? Let us know you thoughts and any questions please ask in the comments below!