V2 Cigs Review
V2 Cigs Review
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During the past several years, electronic cigarettes have become increasingly popular. Many longtime smokers are tired of being forced to stand outside in the cold, snow or rain to smoke while you’re at work or in other public places. Others hate having their clothes, hair and breath smell of cigarette smoke while even more really hate the escalating price of cigarettes. Although there are numerous brands of electronic cigarettes on the market, V2 is an undisputed industry leader which is rated highly with reviewers as well as with customers. With a variety of flavors, cartridge strengths and paraphernalia available, it’s possible for nearly every smoker to find a combination of V2 products to suit his or her needs and preferences.
V2 touts itself as the most popular brand of electronic cigarettes in the United States, with more than one million customers. Each V2 electronic cigarette has two major components: the battery and the flavor cartridge. Each cartridge contains its own atomizer, which eliminates the need for cleaning or maintenance. V2 also offers refillable blank cartridges and LiquiMAX Blanks – a popular beta product.
Unlike many companies offering electronic cigarettes in the United States that only market electronic cigarettes, V2 is involved in every stage of production of its electronic cigarettes. The design of every variety of V2 electronic cigarette is initiated by in-house engineers located in California and Florida. The cigarette components are manufactured by assembly plants that are certified by V2, and each subcomponent is obtained by verified suppliers. The flavor cartridges are packed in foil to prevent contamination, and the proprietary e-liquid is packed in child proof bottles.
V2 has also redesigned and reconfigured its website storefront, with the intention of making navigation streamlined and more user friendly. V2 has also updated the packaging of its products to be both more attractive and easier to use, with prominently displayed expiration date.
V2 offers s variety of starter kits, with each starter kit representing a significant savings over conventional cigarettes. In addition to the components listed in the chart below, each starter kit allows customers to choose batteries in a variety of strength ranging from full strength to no nicotine. Customers also have the choice of a broad array of cartridge flavors. Customers can mix and match battery strength and cartridge flavor to suit their particular preferences. Each starter kit also includes at least one owner’s manual
Some smokers just don’t want to be bothered with recharging batteries and certainly not with refilling cartridges. In this respect, disposable electronic cigarettes offer the closest possible equivalent to smoking conventional cigarettes. V2 disposable cigarettes require no assembly and no recharging; users are able to enjoy pure smoking enjoyment whenever and wherever they want, and responsibly dispose the product once it has been exhausted. V2 disposable electronic cigarettes are available in either full or light strength and in either Red or Menthol flavors.
|Kit Contents||V2 Express Kit||V2 Economy Kit||V2 Standard Kit||V2 Couples Kit||V2 Traveler Kit||V2 Ultimate Kit||V2 Power Cig||V2 Notebook Cig|
|Portable Charging Case||-||-||-||-||1||-|
|Portable Charging Case Xl||-||-||-||-||-||1|
|Metal Carry Case||-||-||-||-||-||1|
V2 also offers a variety of starter kits with batteries available in strengths ranging from non nicotine to the equivalent of an unfiltered cigarette, at a range of price points to fit nearly every budget, along with rechargers. Each V2 e-cigarette battery has the smoking equivalent of a full pack of conventional cigarettes, but with none of the tar, smoke or ash. Batteries for V2 electronic cigarettes are available with various levels of nicotine. Descriptions for each battery strength are listed below.
Cartridges and Liquids
One advantage of electronic cigarettes over most conventional cigarettes is the availability of exotic flavors. The secret behind the rich flavor of V2 cigarette cartridges is the proprietary e-liquid formula which combines propylene glycol, water and flavorings. V2 tests each batch of e-liquids and publishes the results of its tests on the company website, with results available for download. V2 electronic cigarette cartridge flavors range from bold conventional and Turkish tobacco to fruity cherry to decadent chocolate, with descriptions listed below.
|V2 Red||American tobacco Flavor|
|Sahara||Turkish tobacco flavor|
|Congress||Tobacco flavor with distinction|
|Menthol||A minty edge|
|Peppermint||A sweet, festive sense|
|Mint tea||Refreshing and sweet|
|Cherry||Sweet, fruity flavor|
|Chocolate||Dessert with every puff|
|Coffee||Your morning java with each puff|
|Vanilla||Rich creamy flavor|
|Cola – limited edition||Quenches your cravings|
|Grape – limited edition||Fruity and sweet|
|Level||MG||Conventional Cigarette Equivalent|
|Full Strength||18||Unfiltered Cigarettes|
|Medium Strength||12||Full Flavored Cigarettes|
|Light Strength||6||Ultra Light Cigarettes|
An important element in the satisfaction gained from smoking conventional or electronic cigarettes is the “throat hit,” or the sensation of smoke (for conventional cigarettes) or vapor (from electronic cigarettes) hitting the back of the throat. In general, the richer the throat hit a cigarette produces, the more satisfying the experience is for many smokers. Because electronic cigarettes do not produce smoke; smokers experience the equivalent of throat hit of conventional cigarettes through vapor production. In the past, V2 cigarettes received criticism from smokers who were unable to achieve a satisfying throat hit without making considerable effort. However, recent reviews of V2 cigarettes are nearly universally positive concerning throat hit, as well as deriving the full effects of the flavor of the cartridge.
Pricing / Value for money
In general, electronic cigarettes are a much better value for money than conventional cigarettes. This is especially true as many states and local governments attempt to attach steep “sin” taxes on products such as alcohol and tobacco. Although electronic cigarettes represent a greater up front investment than purchasing a pack or even a carton of regular cigarettes, the cost per unit is much lower with electronic cigarettes than with conventional cigarettes. V2 enhances the favorable value for money comparison with conventional cigarettes by offering its own referral program, called Smoke4Free, which issues a $15 US credit each time a friend or family member uses a customer’s assigned referral code to order V2 products. Prices listed below for various V2 products are current as of December 2012 and listed in US Dollars.
Starter Kit Pricing
|Kit Level||Express Kit||Economy Kit||Standard Kit||Couples Kit||Traveler Kit||Ultimate Kit||Power Cig||Notebook Cig|
Cartridges, Tips and Adapters
Many of the elements included in V2 starter kits are available individually. They can replace items from a starter kit, or provide an upgrade from a less expensive starter kit. Other items that are not included with any starter kits are also available.
Customer Service and Warranties
V2 offers its unique Smoke4Free referral program. Customers who refer friends and family to V2 receive discounts on their own electronic cigarette supplies. With enough referrals, it is possible for an individual customer to avoid paying any cash at all.
V2 Cigs ships products sold through the online storefront by UPS or by United States Postal mail. Shipments within the United States that are processed by 3:00 p.m. local time and designated for overnight shipping are processed the same day. Orders shipped outside the United States may require up to thirty days to account for time spent clearing customs and may be subject to duty or VAT charges. Products are also available for immediate purchase through retailers worldwide.
V2 provides 30 day money back guarantee for starter kits purchased through the online storefront; products purchased from a retailer should be returned to the retailer if there is a problem. Products purchased through the website are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the product under normal circumstances. Products purchased through retailers should be returned to the retailer for repair or replacement.
Pros and Cons
With its wide variety of flavors, range of battery strengths and choices of starter kits, V2 electronic cigarettes have many points in their favor. Review sites expressed nearly universal high praise for V2 products and service. Customers raved about the realistic smoking experience provided by V2 cigarettes as well as excellent customer service. Quality control is high, but for the uncommon circumstance where there is a problem; customers nearly always report a timely and satisfactory resolution to the situation.
Several customers also report that V2 electronic cigarettes offered much if not all of the pleasure of smoking, without the drawbacks of regular cigarettes. Customers who had been multiple pack a day smokers for decades reported that V2 cigarettes offered so much smoking satisfaction that they had quit smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes altogether.