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VIP Electronic Cigarettes are another UK brand but one that also has a retail presence.
You may of seen retail vendors in a shopping center near you similar to the stands that E-Lites have.
VIP80 Cartomizer Kit
This is where I first came across the brand and decided to order myself a standard starter kit to see what they were like.
So, lets get to the review!
VIP E Cigarette Video Review
In the box / Presentation
The standard kit comes with a cardboard cigarette style box with the following:
- 1 Battery
- 2 cartomisers
- 1 USB charger
All straight forward and basic.
The e cig battery is designed to look like a ‘real cigarette’ but the quality feel isn’t there as it is with the likes of E-Lites or V2 Cigs.
The good thing is though that it doesn’t affect the actual performance of the battery in terms of aiding a nice smooth draw.
The switch was good, which basically means the battery didn’t activate with sudden movements or in windy conditions.
The only thing that isn’t so great is the battery life, it is not too bad out of the box but after the first few charges my battery was running out of power far too quickly for my liking.
If this was the only e cigarette I had then I would find myself having to wait too long between charges and not having enough vaping time when that came round.
The standard VIP kit is only supposed to be an introduction really, you would definitely want to buy a spare battery if you found this e cig was for you.
Overall – 3/5 Battery life is not great and the lack of a portable charging case (PCC) could leave you without an e cigarette if you are out and about away from a source to charge your battery.
Vapour / Flavour
I received 2 tobacco flavoured e liquid cartomisers in 2 different nicotine strengths, 16mg and 24mg.
Everyone is different when it comes to flavours, for me the VIP tobacco flavour was not to my taste, it just seemed a little flat, I have had better tobacco cartomisers/e-liquid. So, not the best but it did give quite a smooth vape with just the right throat hit.
When it comes to the vapour volume though they have definitely nailed it, the plumes of vapour were good and better than may e cigs this size.
As for the amount of time the cartomisers last for, another thing that will differ from user to user, I didn’t get an exact count but I certainly didn’t get the 40 cigarettes worth stated on their website from each refill. I would say it was closer to 20-25 for me. Again this something that will differ from user to user depending on how they vape.
Overall – 2/5 Bit of a mixed bag with the refills, I personally didn’t like the taste of their tobacco refills but they were very good when it came to the amount of vapour they produced.
VIP Electronic Cigarettes do offer a refund for product that is returned in unused, original condition. They also offer a warranty on non consumable items.
Please check their website for full and up-to date details.
Overall – If you can’t be bothered reading through everything!
There were both good and not so good things when it came to the VIP E Cigarette. The vapour volume was excellent and provided a very smooth draw.
The flavour for me though wasn’t quite there and neither was the battery life. The flavour is a subjective thing though.
This is however a cheap option, although I still think there are better options available if you are a first time user, two such kits being the Vapour2 Cigs Starter and the Epuffer Magnum Snaps. You get a lot more for your money with both when comparing to the similar VIP kits.