Today we’re taking a look at the RELX MagicGo disposable vapes. Five fruity flavours have arrived to delight or deter my sensitive taste buds.
RELX are another disposable vape brand I know very little about. I could be excused in part because it may be their first venture into this particular sector of the vape market.
And it seems they’ve got their gaze firmly set on UK vapers with their latest disposable vape, the RELX MagicGo (GA600).
In case you were wondering, RELX is an abbreviation for Responsibility, Empathy, Leadership and Experience. Put this all together and we end up with a team of dedicated employees based in over 15 countries worldwide.
Empowering adult smokers through technology, product and science, RELX sees a world without cigarettes.
The RELX MagicGo disposable vape might not be able to achieve this objective alone but if they perform well enough and contain great flavours, it’ll certainly be making a contribution.
Just how much of a contribution we’re about to find out.
What Can We Expect From the RELX MagicGo Disposable Vape?
I’d like to write that this is a device aimed squarely at the new or casual vaper.
In today’s vaping climate that statement is a little outdated because it’s amazing the number of seasoned vapers I now see turning to disposables for mere ease of use and convenience.
It’s powered by a small 400mAh integrated battery, designed to last the best part of a day if you’re a moderate vaper. You’ll squeeze two days in if you’re a light vaper and less if you chain vape like me!
It uses a mesh 2.0 coil to bolster flavour but I was unable to find out the resistance. As with most disposables it’s likely to be around 1 – 1.2ohm region.
Salt nicotine is ideal for the newer vaper as it provides the same smooth inhale as a cigarette as well as delivering that ‘early morning’ nic hit.
We’re told the RELX MagicGo disposable is capable of anything up to 600 puffs ‘based on consumption’. By this I can only conclude RELX are referring to inhale duration. It can and does make a difference to overall figures.
There’s a choice of 10 fruity, icy flavours and I’ve been given the pleasure of reviewing half of them.
So let’s see what they’re like for flavour replication, consistency, vapour production and of course, life expectancy across 600 puffs.
- Dimensions: 104 x 15mm
- Weight: 30g
- Battery capacity: 400mAh
- E-liquid capacity: 2ml
- E-liquid ratio: 50VG/50PG
- Nicotine strength: 18mg (1.8%) salt nicotine
- Coil: Mesh 2.0 (resistance unknown)
- Number of puffs: Up to 600
- Activation: Auto draw
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to glean any flavour descriptions for the disposables so I’m once again going in blindfolded. Sometimes that’s the best way – free from a certain level of expectation.
Kiwi Passion Guava
Very nice! Very refreshing!
This combination can often lead to overkill with the Kiwi and Guava, especially taking up too much space during the exhale.
But there’s a very, very nice blending of fruits on offer here. Everything starts with a soothing chill to the back of the throat – I say soothing because it doesn’t rip into the tonsils. Always a pleasant change with a disposable vape.
The exhale is cram packed with tropical notes to soothe the soul on a hot Summer day.
RELX haven’t gone mad with their sweetener, either so the Kiwi and Guava have room to groove together.
There’s just the merest hint of roughness from the Guava but never affects the inhale. The Passionfruit does tend to sit behind the rest of the flavour notes but generally speaking, the blend is consistently on par.
This one is very moreish thanks to reduced sweetness. RELX have done a fine job.
A glorious mix of Summer fruit flavours and one that instantly falls into the drinks based category.
Full marks to RELX for not overloading Pink Lemonade with sweetener. You do still get your fair share and most noticeable during inhale but it doesn’t smother the overall flavour experience.
So the Strawberry comes through, not too intensely and resembling the flavour of a chewy sweet such as Starburst or Opal Fruit.
But it’s the Lemonade that keeps this one on track and sits firmly in the vaping seat. It’s light, refreshing and highly tasty on the way out. It definitely the driving force behind this fusion of fruity flavour.
Each vape is as good as the last and there’s a great deal of consistency throughout. The cooling agent kicks things up a notch.
Subtle when it needs to be, punchy where it matters. Good work!
The mouthpiece carries a faint aroma of fresh Strawberries. Should I be asking too much to expect natural flavour from a disposable vape, though? That’s the question.
And the answer is a resounding yes!
It’s not a bad version of a sweets inspired Strawberry and is certainly flavoursome enough on a consistent level. Remember this is a no thrills vape – a single fruit flavour and in this respect it more than gets the job done.
If you’re happy to vape along to an artificial tasting Strawberry this version will suit just fine.
It’s not too heavy on the ‘ole Ice factor, either. I’m just not too sure that it works that well in this instance. Given there’s not an overwhelming level of sweetener I think Strawberry Ice would’ve been – well – more effective without the Ice.
A more than passable mainstream flavour designed for the vaping masses.
Actually a lot more satisfying than I was expecting.
Watermelon vapes are often overloaded with sweetener and use an artificial tasting concentrate.
On this occasion, Watermelon Chill manages to pull off a miracle. In that it refrains from the usual intense flavour trappings and instead offers us a somewhat subdued, more subtle tasting vape.
I’m liking that. The Watermelon has a much smoother, pleasant exhale than many other disposables of this ilk. A slight dryness, a touch of bitterness but nothing to ruin the overall enjoyment this fruit brings me when handled sensibly.
Put it this way. I could quite easily vape this all day for the flavour level. The only blot on this particular vaping landscape is the cooling effect.
It’s too damn cutting on the throat. It lingers far too long. The only way to really combat this is to not chain vape.
So, yeah. The Koolada does take some of the shine off what is otherwise a very pleasant tasting Watermelon vape.
I’m not the greatest fan of Blueberry vapes but this one just about manages to avoid the usual flavour pitfalls, in my opinion.
You see, I very often liken the fruit to vaping ammonia. It’s the only way I can describe it. So you’ll obviously understand why I usually detest it.
RELX have somehow overcome this problem and it does make me wonder if others feel the same about Blueberry in its generic form.
We still get a rather standard version of the fruit – still ‘in your face‘ as opposed to the delicate subtleties of the real thing. In other words, very concentrated but in this case, masked by a chalky sweetness.
There’s plenty of chilling Ice on the inhale too, providing an added layer of depth to this simple, single flavour profile.
Yet I’m still not 100% convinced. It’s a fruit that can and should be represented better in a disposable vape.
Having said that, Blueberry Blast is much better than the majority out there.
Battery Performance and Number of Puffs
I managed seven and a half hours uninterrupted vaping and I think it could’ve pushed eight were it not for the dry hits developing towards the end. I hate dry hits so wasn’t about to continue as it got progressively worse.
That’s a crying shame because up until that point the disposables were screaming flavour consistency.
So it seems the battery is outlasting the 2ml E-liquid capacity on this occasion.
I would still suggest 600 puffs to be a reasonable claim, though. Based on my vaping patterns with the occasional cheeky RDL (Restrictive Direct Lung) thrown in I think you’re getting decent value for money.
Final Review Verdict
It’s really all about flavour consistency with the RELX MagicGo disposable vapes. Yes, they’re your basic flavours and we’ve probably vaped very similar before but by now we shouldn’t be expecting miracles from disposables, should we.
They’ve done a decent job at restraining usually high sweetness levels but do fall into the age old trap of too much Koolada at times. As I’ve seen before, this upsets the balance between flavour and cooling.
One aspect that could be seen as a negative is the battery/E-liquid compatibility. This is one of the few disposable vapes where E-liquid has run out before the battery.
I don’t like dry hits but that’s what you can expect as the disposable comes towards the end of its life span. And every time I was caught off guard.
The argument could, however, be that when a battery runs out first you aren’t getting the your full ‘moneys worth’ of e-liquid so to speak. I’ll leave that for you to decide.
Otherwise the RELX MagicGo scores highly in terms of performance. The auto draw is sensitive and flawless and the MTL restriction is on point. Absolutely no complaints there, at all.
If you’re coming off the cigs the vapour production will also remind you of what you’re leaving behind – in a good way. It perfectly replicates the volume commonly associated with cigarette smoke.
Have you used the RELX MagicGo vape? Let us know what you thought in the comments below.