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Does The ROK Star Rock?
ROK Universal are a UK e cig brand that we have come across before in the form of the ROK Original mini e cig starter kit. While that kit was OK for those that wanted a cig sized e cig but the battery life, as with all these super mini’s, leaves a lot to be desired.
So when we were offered the ROK Star to review we jumped at the chance to see what their ‘higher end’ kit was like. As always even though this e cig kit was received free of charge we will always keep it real and tell you what it is really like!
So onto the review.
ROK Star Video Review
In The Box / Presentation
The ROK Star comes in a nice compact presentation box that contains two layers that on first inspection looks full of bits and pieces! Not to worry though as it all becomes clear what everything is for.
In the box you will find:
2 Batteries (one 650 mAh, one 900 mAh)
2 E-liquid chambers/tanks
2 Pen clip lids
6 Mouth pieces
2 Spare airflow bands
1 USB charger
1 Instruction manual
I think that’s pretty much it! E-liquids are sold separately as with the majority of these type of ‘refillable’ kits and if you don’t already have your own then these are available to buy from ROK for £6.29 per bottle.
First impressions are very good.
The ROK Star kit comes with two high capacity manual batteries, the 650 mAh and a 900 mAh battery.
With my moderate vaping I was getting all day out of the 650 battery and well into 2 days out of the higher capacity 900 mAh battery.
If you are unfamiliar with the terminology of mAh (milliamp hour) the best way to look at it is the longer the number in theory the longer the battery should last for.
It is also said that 100 mAh should provide 1 hour of battery life. So a 650 mAh would in theory last 6 1/2 hours and the 900 mAh 9 hours.
Obviously, the time your battery lasts will differ from user to user and what e-cig setup you have but this can be used as a general rule.
Back to the battery in question! There are a couple of things I like about these batteries, the first is that they can be turned on and off. This is done by 3 presses of the button in quick succession, a simple enough function but it does help to stop any accidental powering of the battery if you are carrying it around in your pocket. Which in turn will help prolong the battery life.
The second thing which is the first time I have seen something like this is the air flow switch. It might only be a small thing but it really can make a difference to the way you vape. This basically gives you the option to change the air flow as you draw, if you prefer a tighter draw turn it one way, want it a little more free flowing simply turn it in the opposite direction. Great stuff.
The battery performs very well overall, it reacts only when the button is pressed, I had no problems at all. This is all rounded off nicely by the look and feel of the battery itself which is nicely branded with a smooth to the touch finish so great to handle.
Overall 5/5– I struggled to find any negatives with the ROK Star battery, the performance was spot on and it also looks great. I really liked both the on/off and air flow control function that just adds that little bit extra.
The ROK Star electronic cigarette kit doesn’t come with any e-liquid, this needs to be purchased separately if you haven’t already got some.
I received a bottle of the Original Tobacco 1.1% nicotine from ROK to test the e cigarette with. I am not normally a big tobacco vaper but this was a really good flavour that wasn’t too heavy, I found myself using for a couple of weeks on and off.
I will be trying more of their e-liquid flavours and reviewing them soon.
The chamber that holds the e-liquid is nice and easy to fill, just a case of tilting and pouring/dripping the liquid down the inner wall. The design also fits in seamlessly with the rest of the e cigarette and also has a small window on either side so you can see the liquid level, which comes in handy.
Once the chamber is filled with enough liquid (about 2/3rds full) all that needs to be done is to screw it into the atomiser which will already be screwed into the battery if you have followed their instructions! To finish off just press the mouth piece in to the chamber and you are ready to go! The kit also comes with a cap which finishes off the e cig nicely when not in use and helps keep the mouth piece from getting any crap in it.
The actual vapour volume produced is on a par with anything I have tried so far, a consistent plume of vapour with every drag, this was with both of the batteries.
One thing to be careful with (and I actually stupidly did it twice) is not to unscrew the chamber when the open end is facing down. I know seems obvious. I’m not sure how I managed it once, let alone twice but I did and it does leave a mess! They do warn against removing the chamber the way I did in the instructions though so it is no ones fault but my own.
Overall 4/5– I liked the ease of use of the chamber, filling and cleaning it out is very simple. The vapour volume produced was very good and I enjoyed the Original Tobacco e-liquid.
ROK Universal have 4 kits currently available that cover most budgets and requirements.
ROK Discovery Hard Pack – £19.99
Includes one battery, 2 cartomisers, USB charger and a hard case.
ROK Original Starter Kit – £39.99
Includes PCC, 2 batteries, 5 cartomisers, mains & USB charger
ROK Jet Black Starter Kit – £49.99
Includes Advanced PCC, 2 batteries, 2 cartomisers and USB charging cable.
ROK Star Starter Kit – £53.99 (Kit Reviewed)
Includes 2 high capacity batteries, 2 chambers/tanks, 2 caps, 6 mouth pieces and USB charging cable.
ROK Universal offer a full refund for unused and unopened product within 7 days of receipt. Full details can be found on their website, please check for the latest terms.
ROK can be contacted by telephone and email, they also have an active Facebook and Twitter account if you really want to get your stalk on!
When it comes to the ‘higher performance’ electronic cigarettes I have tried, the ROK Star has jumped to the top of my list. It is priced at £53.99, a touch higher than the VGO (another quality ‘big battery’ kit) that is £44.99, performance wise there is not much in them but the extra features and the tank/chamber tip it for me.
I personally still use these bigger capacity batteries alongside my mini e cig. I use mini e cigs when I am out and about and the likes of the Jac Vapour VIM or Apollo Ohm Go when at home, this also gives me the chance to have my mini e cig batteries charging and ready for use when I need them.
So if you already have a mini e cigarette such as the Green Smoke or Jacvapour V1P and are looking for an upgrade this is ideal. If you are just looking at a bigger capacity battery kit to add to your mini e cig setup you certainly won’t be disappointed.
If this is your first e cigarette and you just want one that will be good for all occasions then this could still be a good option but you will need to decide if the size is going to be an issue for use when out of the house, I don’t personally like taking big devices out with me, not just because I feel a bit stupid vaping them but I don’t want to be carrying around e-liquid bottles and having to refill and all that jazz. Look at the trouble the guy caused on the M6!! Joking aside mini e cigs are easier (for me) when I am out, no one even notices.
Final ROK Star Review Verdict:
The ROK Star Electronic Cigarette Is Highly Recommended By www.ecigclick.co.uk!