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    Okay, here is my honest review of the Blu. It's the only e-cigarette I own and I've had it for about a month. I've read/seen reviews that praise it as the best thing since sliced bread. Yet other reviews slam it for sucking more than your average Hoover. The truth , as with most things, is somewhere in the middle.

    The CONS:

    1. Battery life. yeah, the battery life is terribe. 30-45 min?

    2. The carts SUCK. That's my opinion and I used 4 of each flavor. To me the Java Jolt tasted like coffee. The Classic tobacco tasted like... coffee. the Vivid Vanilla tasted like... coffee and the Cherry Crush tasted like... tasted like... what's the word??? Oh yeah... coffee! The Menthol (although it didn't taste quite like menthol) at least tasted minty and was pretty tasty.

    3. The vapor production sucks. Well, at least with the stock carts - I'll address this again in the PROs.

    4. The batteries can be very sensitive. Use caution when vaping around electrical equipment. I vaped at a friends apartment in close proximity to a very large wireless computer server and afterward my batteries were FRIED. (They would activate on their own and became sensitive to the SLIGHTEST vibration - got so bad that everytime I drove I would have to take them out of the blu pack and set them on the passenger's seat and had my own little light show inside my car as they continually went off.)

    and now...

    The PROS:

    1. Price. At 59.95 almost anyone can afford them.

    2. They are refillable. Once I started refilling my Blu, I really fell in love with it.

    3. Vapor Production is awesome! That is once you start refilling your carts and do a simple PTB mod.

    4. The Blu Pack is awesome. So far, I've been able to get 7 charges out of an unconnected Blu Pack. Enough to get me home so that I can plug it back in and charge it up again.

    5. The batteries are resiliant. although they got fried. I didn't have replacements and had to keep using them. Today, I put them on the drivers side seat as I have for the past 4 days and noticed that they didn't go off once. Not on the ride to work and not on the way home.

    6. They LOOK like a cigarette! I know that this isn't important to a lot of people on this forum, but for me, the "screwdriver PVs" just won't cut it. You may get loger battery life, better TH, better flavor and all of that, but it's bad enough looking like you're smoking a cigarette in public without looking like you're smoking a CRACK PIPE!

    Okay, so that's my review based on my own personal experience. Are they the greatest? I doubt it. Are they as horrible as people make them out to be? Definately not. I think they are a great and affordable way to introduce yourself to vaping. And although I'll be in the market soon for a 510, I still plan to keep and use my Blu. To quote TripleSlevin from the Vapor Dojo, "If you are into vaping, you can never own too many cigarettes in the first place."

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    It was my first kit also. So frustrated with the negatives you pointed out, I returned the kit under the money back guarantee.

    I now have a Joye eGo. No comparison! Like night and day. That eGo just goes on and on and on, like the Eveready bunny

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    Blu was my first ecig for 3 days .. it was terrible

    1. Next was Joye 510

    2. Next was MOD off 18650

    3. Next was MOD off 18650 RY4 from Vaporstation...

    Save your money and go straight too #3

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    I was kind of afraid that after I had it for more than a month I would see all the problems and be out 60 bucks.......

    I had a couple attys give me fits and a battery too..... Funny thing that one year warranty thing.... They actually send you stuff for free when you send stuff to them! Perish the thought that they might actually stand behind their product. WOW

    So, here I am with 4 attys and 4 batteries. I spent 30 bucks extra to have enough supplies so that when one pair goes down or T.U. either way I can send em items and get stuff in return that works as advertised.

    Right now I have 4 good batts and attys and I do mean good! My wife is vaping a Luci and the atty from the Blu actually works better than the Luci in hers. So that means I have 3 attys and she has 1

    The biggest pro I have come across is that it takes 1 1/2 week turnaround from Blu for anything that breaks. They are 2 for 2.... I want to see if they can keep that up for the year that they say they are willing to. If they keep up with their current record with me, next year I will just have to buy another PCC so I can go another year without having to buy any extras.

    The only mod right now is the fluval polishing foam mod. It wicks great and as long as I keep my attys clean (or replaced for free for a year) I don't see any other needs.

    I am accidentally responsible for them selling 4 more to a couple of co-workers because they watched me go from 2 pks/day to zero acoustic cigarettes! That's the real plus.....

    It is definitely advanced smoking that we have taken up folks. But then again, I used to roll my own at a cost of $2 per pack $4 per day. I am now with refilling spending $1 per day. Thats is the real pro right there.

    Just my 2 cents..... damn that's a drop of juice right there. Must regain that!

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    it was my first e-cig too. It almost turned me off too e-cigs luckily it steered me towards this site which in turn led me to the 510 and now I'm a happy vaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radicaljd View Post
    It was my first kit also. So frustrated with the negatives you pointed out, I returned the kit under the money back guarantee.

    I now have a Joye eGo. No comparison! Like night and day. That eGo just goes on and on and on, like the Eveready bunny

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    Dido! I returned my Blu for a refund. The only good thing I can say about Blu is it got me into vaping! The biggest problem with this product are the vast number of potential converts that get turn off to vaping by it!!!
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    I haven't touched mine in over a month. Once I got my Vapor King from V4L, there was really no comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefox335 View Post
    I haven't touched mine in over a month. Once I got my Vapor King from V4L, there was really no comparison.
    That is probably the most drastic turnaround I've ever seen in my life.




    My mom is disabled and doesn't have very steady hands so I'm probably going to pick her up a Blu simply because it seems easy to use. Refilling carts and whatnot just ain't happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xg4bx View Post
    That is probably the most drastic turnaround I've ever seen in my life.




    My mom is disabled and doesn't have very steady hands so I'm probably going to pick her up a Blu simply because it seems easy to use. Refilling carts and whatnot just ain't happening.
    It's not that easy to use. It's a pain to screw and unscrew the batteries from the blu pack. The carts have this foil piece that requires fiddling. Bad news all around

    I would get your mom a product like the eGo and prefilled cartomizers so she doesn't have to mess with liquids.

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