I used Blu and I have about 2 or so cartridges left, the battery life is not great and the flavors were good. I did like having the battery pack, but it was unreliable and I have had to replace it four times. The expense was going to go beyond what I was expecting. After visiting a local vapor store, they set me up with a Kanger Mini Protank with a 70PG/30VG Apple with 18mg of nicotine and an ego battery. The battery lasted me from Friday to Sunday last week. This flavor is a replacement for the cherry crush because it tastes like an apple Jolly Rancher. My opinion only and I am still in the wow phase.
I found out that there are two vaping stores within 6 miles of where I live. I will be going to check them both out very soon. I've had my Blu Premiums for over 2 months now with no problems except for wanting something a bit more intense. Thanks to this forum I will half way know what I am talking about and looking for.
I first started out here over a year a go. Purchased the Joye 510 and a bunch of e-liquids. While it was neat at first being able to try all the different flavors, I soon began to hate vaping. The constant smell of all of the flavors in my room made me nauseous, and the complete inconvenience of having to carry all of that stuff around with you just to feed a nicotine habit got tiresome. I use smokeless tobacco and this was my tool to get me to quit.
Well, after 4 months of not dipping, I got tired of carrying around all of that e-cig stuff with me and started dipping again. Fast forward to 2 days ago. Dentist tells me my gums don't look healthy and he wants a biopsy done on my gum tissue within the next year if I keep dipping. I immediately picked up a blu stater pack on my way home.
I love the convenience of it. Being able to pick up cartridges on the way home and not wanting a week for the post office to send it to me is nice. It all comes in a pack, so I'm not carrying around several smelly e-liquids, carts, batteries, etc. I love it. I can see the battery life complaint, as I go through a battery every 2 hours, but it really doesn't bother me because one is always charged.
Blu does offer a year warranty on their products as well, so for $35 I paid for the starter kit, I'm not going to complain if I have to send in for a new battery or 2. I can see where blu isn't for everyone, but I'm already enjoying it 10x's more than the Joye.
Not that I'm trying to talk you off of Blu, mine suits me just fine and I've had no problems either, but your Joye 510 batteries will work with the Blu cartos, and offer a little more battery life. Lots of other companies also offer prefilled 510 cartos that will work with your Blu batteries AND the Joye 510 bats too.
You know what I picked up a Blu starter pack and for me its been working perfect. It's exceedingly easy. I will get some refillable cartos for it so I don't have to buy the expensive ones. It's convenient and its quick and easy and its SMALL I like small. I like something that is easy to carry. Now keep in mind I was not a heavy smoker. In fact I had nearly quit smoking all together I just couldn't get rid of the last one or two analogs a day maybe 3 or 4 on a stressful day. So I don't work it nearly as hard as alot of people do. I understand they have some problems with batts dieing so I saved my receipt and will use the warranty when they die. But overall I am impressed with the system. I will stay with the cig a like system I am fairly sure as it works for me. I might buy a better one when this setup dies but until it does it seems to be working just fine for me.
I went to Boca Vapes yesterday and picked up some blank black and stainless carts, which by the way the stainless look great with the black Blu premium 100 batteries, plus some different flavors. They seem to be working just fine and even fit in the case. I will reserve further judgment until I have used them a bit longer.
Well, since having fresh new carts to refill for a week now, it seems to have given new life to my Blu Premium 100's which are still working great and now even more satisfying. I bought some e-liquid from them, as well, like most of them, but, I probably won't be going back there. They have no hardware to speak of and they are mostly just a lab making juice and I was not impressed by the cleanliness of the place, although the sales people were nice. I must say that the other customers I met were very interesting and made a couple of friends. I am beginning to experience the culture of vaping a bit, other than online, and so far I've met very entertaining and interesting people. So my next stop is Clouds of Vapor, also in Boca. I still haven't decided on my next level of vaping yet but, I feel like I will always keep my Blu's around. Call me sentimental.
Whether refilling a Blu carto or a blank, you'll get the same amount of draws or more than a new prefilled Blu carto. I've had refilled Blu Premium 100 cartos last as short as 4 ml of refill juice and as long as 15 ml before the coil gave out. Because you need to refill before technically "running dry", that would amount to refilling 6-20 times. Your mileage may vary. I've also run Joye 306 and Boge 510 cartos on Premium 100 batts. Both worked well and both fit in the Premium 100 PCC. I prefer the Boge 510 cartos though. They hold a little more juice and the coil seems to last longer.