NJOY King – Is this disposable a viable option?
NJOY is a huge player in the US e cig market with 70,000 retail locations and if you have heard the TV blaring out “Friends don’t let friends smoke” then you would have seen their latest TV ad campaign and with their product in Sainsbury’s/Tesco Express as well they are certainly a force in the UK as well.
Unlike their closest competitor (in terms of product) in the UK, Vype, NJOY aren’t owned by a Big Tobacco corp, instead they have raised funds through a number of different investors. So from the off the fact this isn’t a Big Tobacco owned company is a definite plus point.
For this Njoy review we purchased the Njoy King Gold e cigarette from their website. Lets see what it’s like!
In the box / Presentation
The Njoy King Gold comes in a plastic flip top box and contains the following:
- 1 Disposable e cigarette
- Flip top carry case
- Information leaflet
NJOY have gone for a design that is pretty much the same size as a cigarette, just a touch longer. This does help make an easy transition from cigarettes to cigs but it does come with it’s problems which we will get to shortly.
The first thing I notice is the weight, this really is a lightweight e cig. I have however been vaping on the EVOD, Vamo V5 and Cool Fire 2 recently though so any mini e cig is going to be lighter than these big fellas.
The Njoy also has the soft filter tip and paper on the body of the battery complete with ‘rings’ which finishes off the e cig nicely. If an e cig that looks the same as a cigarette is your thing then this is as close you are going to get.
Something to keep in mind
Now if you are considering an e cig like this or indeed Vype there is one important thing you will need to realise. That one thing is the battery life, it’s very short, this is no surprise though due to the size of the e cig.
Once that battery dies then you have to buy another, if you are a moderate to heavy smoker it’s possible you will go through 2+ of these per day. At that rate it is going to get expensive very quickly.
If however you are a light smoker, maybe around 5 cigarettes a day then this could definitely be a viable option.
Overall – NJOY is certainly a realistic looking cig-a-like, the downside to this however is the life of the e cig, light/occasional smokers will be fine but moderate/heavy smokers will likely be left frustrated. just keep that in mind if you are thinking about trying these out.
Vapour / Flavour
There are three e cigarette options in the NJOY range, the Traditional Bold (4.5% nicotine), the Traditional Gold (3% nicotine) and the Menthol (3% nicotine strength). I opted for the Gold which I have to say had a good flavour. I’m not the biggest fan of strong, robust tobacco flavoured e-liquid so this hit the spot pretty well for me.
One thing that Njoy don’t do is promote these e cigs as ‘being the equivalent to xx amount of cigarettes’ or that you will get xx amount of puffs. This is a good thing for me as this kind of information can be misleading at the best of times.
The throat hit was just OK, enough to know you are taking a drag on something and the vapour volume to start was also decent. After around 80-90 drags though the vapour volume started to diminish to a point where nothing was being produced.
I actually thing this is the first time I have used a disposable where the e-liquid runs out before the battery so very disappointing on that from for me. The life of this was pretty dreadful and this of.
When it comes to replacements there are strangely no discounts for buying more than one.
All of these come with the flip top packaging as well which for me is complete overkill.
Overall – No problem with the flavour, I actually liked it a lot, this is where the positives end though. After 80-90 drags the flavour and vapour all but disappeared, even before the battery had run it’s course.
NJOY do offer a satisfaction guarantee which of course is a real positive. Simply return if you are not happy within 30 days for a refund. As always check out their website for the latest T&C’s.
NJOY are available by phone, email and are active on Facebook and Twitter.
There are no Njoy discount codes at the moment but as soon as we come across any we will post them here. They are (at the time of writing) offering ‘sample’ e cigs where all you pay for is the postage so a great way of trying for yourself. don’t have any Vype discount codes at the moment.
Overall NJOY King Gold Review Verdict – If you skipped through everything!
The NJOY King, like Vype, is targeting those that are new to e cigs and either don’t know much about what else is available or are adamant they want a cig-a-like e cigarette. If you fall into the latter category then I would urge you to take a look around this site for other options that are available (the best cig-a-like e cigarettes can be found here).
The NJOY had a good flavour but the life of the e cig was pretty terrible, a very light/light smoker may be OK with them but any heavier than that be prepared to spend ££ on replacements. I personally found my flavour and vapour had disappeared after 80/90 drags, even before the battery had run out of charge.
So to sum up…. moderate and heavy smokers will struggle with this. If you still want a cig-a-like then I would suggest looking at either Vapour2 Cigs (review here) or Jacvapour (discount code here) for some great products. If you are not too bothered about buying an e cig that looks like a cigarette and performance is more important to you then take a look at our best vape pens and best vape box mods.
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