V2 Cigs Ultimate Kit Review

Recently, the kind folks over at V2 Cigs sent me a bunch of their products in order to review here on southatlantic-cancer.org. Today I will be reviewing the V2 Cigs Ultimate, which retails for about $146 on the V2 Cigs website.

For the purposes of this V2 Cigs review, I will be reviewing the kit itself and not the e-liquid flavors. I will review the V2 Cig e-liquid flavors in a separate e-liquid review in order to focus on their taste and compare vapor production. Included in the V2 Cigs Ultimate kit were the following items:

V2 Cigs Ultimate Kit Contents:

  • Standard V2 Starter Kit
  • 3rd V2 battery
  • 25 Vapor Cartridges (in your choice of Flavor and Strength)
  • Car Charger:
  • Metal Carry Case
  • Portable Charging Case
  • V2 Power-Cig

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Upon receiving the kit, I was looking forward to trying both the v2 Cigs Portable Charging Case alongside the V2 Power Cig. I have previously reviewed the Madvapes 510 PCC and I found it to be a great way to recharge batteries when I’m out for long periods of time. The device did have a few flaws however, so I was excited to try a different PCC design.

For those of you unfamiliar with PCCs, The V2 Cigs Portable Charging case is a case which contains a battery that recharges e-cigarette batteries that are plugged into them. In my experience, the V2 Cigs PCC was able to charge about 5-6 dead or almost dead batteries in about 2-3 hours depending on the size of the battery. I tend to carry two e-cigs with me at all times, so having one constantly being recharged is a nice thing. The PCC is very well thought out, and it can fit all types of V2 Cig batteries including both automatic and manual varieties. The design has you screw in the batteries, and this way they don’t come loose like they tend to do in the 510 PCC.

The V2 Power Cig was another product that I was excited to get to try. It is essentially a USB passthrough which you can connect to your PC and puff on your e-cigarette without needing to worry about battery charge levels. The Power Cig’s cord was securely attached to the system, and it has been sturdy during my three weeks of use. The cord itself is also nice, as it is compact yet can be stretched out as desired.

The batteries themselves are solid, and I have yet to have any of them fail on me. If they do, you can always return them to V2, as V2 cigs has a good return policy. From their site:

The V2 Lifetime Warranty is limited to a maximum of 5 replacements on any given order. The item must be defective (this is not an exchange system), and will be replaced with an equal item from current inventory.

The V2 Warranty can only be used within 90 days of your last cartridge or eliquid purchase. As long as you have purchased eLiquid or Cartridge products from V2 within the last 90-days, you may make full use of your warranty for the life of your V2 electronic product. Your V2 warranty will never expire.

My favorite battery was the regular sized manual steel battery. I found that it resembled a real cigarette in terms of size and feel, but it looked really nice as well! All the batteries created large amounts of vapor, but they all lasted for different lengths of time. In my experience, I found the batteries to last the following amounts of time:

  • V2 Standard Cig: 2 hrs of heavy vaping
  • V2 Shorty Cig: 3.5 hrs of heavy vaping
  • V2 Long Cig: 5 hrs of heavy vaping

Combined with the V2 PCC, the shorty and standard sized batteries lasted me comfortably for a day without having to wait for another e-cig to charge.

V2 Cigs use a cartomizer system, and I found the system to be well done. Out of the 15 carts that I have vaped, only one had low vapor production. Due to the content of the e-liquids, some flavors did have noticeably more vapor than others. However, all of them had a strong throat hit, which helps make the transition from analog cigarettes much easier.

Overall, The V2 Cigs Deluxe package is a great buy for heavy smokers who are looking for a complete e-cigarette package.

Stay tuned for the upcoming V2 Cigs e-liquid reviews this week!

Update:

About a month after receiving my V2 Cigs kit, my manual V2 stainless steel battery broke down. I was no longer able to press the button to activate the e-cigarette (it felt like it was jammed). Fortunately, V2 Cigs comes with a lifetime warranty on all product components. After speaking with a representative, I was sent a new battery which has been working much better. The lifetime warranty is valid for 90 days after the most recent purchase of V2 cig cartridges.

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E Cigs Health Benefits

An electronic cigarette, or e-cig, is an electrical device simulating the act of smoking through puffing out inhaled vapor and has the sensation, appearance, and also the flavor (with or without nicotine) of tobacco smoke, without its odor or health risks. It is a very recent invention that is becoming increasingly popular for its help in recovering from addiction to tobacco. For people who are so much addicted to tobacco, this device can help to come out of the addiction as it is often difficult to suddenly quit the habit.

These are often referred to as e health cigarettes as they avoid the health risks of normal cigarettes. The device is based on use of heat (or in some cases, ultrasonics) for vaporizing a propylene glycol- or glycerin-based liquid into an aerosol mist, similar to the functioning of a nebulizer or humidifier. It is primarily designed to provide the same sensation as that of smoking thereby excluding the health risks caused by using tobacco.

Originally these e-health cigarettes were developed in China in 2003, later making their way into the US market and also now available in many countries around the world. When looking at the e-health cigarettes the main thing to look for is their long battery life is that you can use for a long time. You also need to find out if it is reusable that you can recharge again and again.

For someone who doesn’t know about e health cigarettes, there are many reviews for e cigarettes available on the internet which gives detailed information on the various brands available in the market, their price, user reviews, ranking of brands, etc. These reviews for e cigarettes also help us to choose the top e cigarettes by giving an account of the cost and benefits of each brand. These sites also display the comments of the users which would make it easy to assess the quality of these top e cigarettes. So you will be able to choose the right one.

Some e health cigarettes are designed to look like real cigarettes, cigars or pipes, while others resemble a pen or USB memory device. There is no real tobacco involved in e health cigarettes and also no smoke either. Instead, they do what is commonly called “vaping.” As users inhale the smoke, they take in nicotine-filled vapor and not real tobacco.

By isolating nicotine, e health cigarettes should carry far fewer chemical risks than regular ones, said Michael Siegel, a tobacco researcher at the Boston University.

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Even though studies have deemed e health cigarettes to be safe, an FDA report showed high levels of carcinogens and toxic contaminants in them, that are determined to be worthy of concern. So without any regulation on e health cigarettes use, cartridges may happen to contain unknown chemicals that could end up being even more toxic than the actual tobacco smoke.

When from one side tobacco is harmful, from the other side there are positive effects too. It is said that Nicotine, which is made from the dried leaves of the tobacco plant, acts as a mild stimulant to the nervous system. Some benefits of tobacco include the increase of pulse rate and blood pressure occurring due to constricting of blood vessels, concentration, relaxation, reduction in anxiety levels, etc. Many young women are attracted to tobacco because it considerably increases the metabolism rate of the body and lowers appetite, which finally results in reduced intake of food.

However, research show that a long time constant use of tobacco actually makes the user very much dependent on nicotine. People who like the effects of nicotine get used to it which increases their desire for more intake of tobacco which destroys the benefits of tobacco. This dependence on nicotine is more of psychological than physical. Smokers get their mind set to the fact that they need tobacco to relieve their mind from stress and relax, reduce anxiety or anger and control their appetite, as they mainly use tobacco so often to come out of these problems. This makes their mind think that smoking can be the only way to be in control. Thus the dependence on tobacco begins for many people.

So as with any device this also has many harmful effects, so when being used as an alternative to cigars, excessive care should be taken by users not to get addicted to this device and also adequate studies are required to be carried out to find out the various chemicals used in e-cigs and the effects they can have on human health. It is also required to take control measures to avoid leaking of the cartridge that brings the chemicals in contact to human skin to further avoid the risks. With all these measures e health cigarettes can really be a boon than a bane to human.

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