The blu is probably no better or no worse than other mini's.
I think they're a registered supplier on this board.There are limitations to all minis, but some people seem to accept the trade off because the mini is most like a regular sized cigarette. Many people start with that and move on or a light smoker or someone that never smoked long or a lot may stick with it. If you only smoke a couple nights a week in bars, that might be a great pv for you.
All mini's cost more than the ego that Washvap suggested. That's a setup where you get some value for your money. For about $70 or so you'll get a kit, cartomizers and enough juice to keep you going.
I'm still using that exact same setup 8 months later. Worked for me.
Edit: I don't see their name listed.
I think having the look of a real cigarette is really important to me. Even with all the bad feed back I feel like I will give them a try. I can always upgrade later. Since analogs are so expensive here if I can get a weeks use out of it I actually already saved money but I will have to see how long these carts last for me. I will have 10 carts when it arrives and because I live in the city I can buy more carts from a store within walking distance.
I was hoping to save money by using the cartomizers but it seems like using those would still be more expensive if a 5 pack equates to 10 analogs for $10.
Last edited by Chims; 10-23-2011 at 04:58 PM.
I am very new to the world of vaping as well. I decided about a month or so ago to begine the exploration. As noted above, all the google searches I did led me to "rating boards" which had me down to selecting V2 or Blu. Then I remembered a friend of mine had switched to e-cig, so I got in touch with him (him in Ohio, me in Florida). He led me to the Joye 510, and said he was in the process of switching to an ego-t type B. He explained alot to me, then told me about this forum so I came here and searched and asked questions.
1. Thanks to everyone here who replied with so much info initially as I was looking into things.
I smoked for 27 years, with the past several being 1-2 packs per day. After the review from my friend, and talking with people here, I came across a local guy who sells the ego-t. His is a type A and a 650 mAh battery and was goign to run about $55. I was able to go to his place and try it, and decided it would work for me (although the juice he had me sample was horrible) So I came back here and asked questions again.
I was led to Liberty Flights. (upper left hand corner of screen 20% off icon) and place my order for and Ego-T Type B with 900 mAh batteries. I included in my order 5 different bottles of juice (4 were 5 ml, one was 10 ml) and the total cost was just under $80.
Since that time, I have had a small problem with one atomizer seeming to go bad. In corresponding with Liberty-Flights, Jaacob has been OUTSTANDING in solution based problem solving, has credited my account under the "trust" that I will send back the bad atty when my newest order arrives (I checked my account and he sure did just that), and of course I will certainly send the atty to him. I am also asking about cartomizers, and he recommends I try the BOGE (which I have also seen recommended here but I am seeking more info on them).
Since this first order, I have ordered "juice" from BlueMistVaping.com and Mrs. T's Bakery, and have liked nearly everything I have gotten (from BMV: Blackjack Tobacco (180ml), Key Lime Pie (10ml), Cinnabun(10ml), Pina Colada(10ml), Rum and Cola (10ml), Belgian Waffle (10ml)and from Mrs T's (5ml each): Snickerdoodle Cookie, Cheesecake, Vanilla Ice Cream, and Kentucky Bourbon. BMV also sent a couple very small samples of Honeysuckle Tobacco). I will be ordering the Kentucky Bourbon and snickerdoodle cookie again for certain and likely the Turk-USA Tobacco from Liberty Flights that I got with my initial order)
ANYWAY.....now that I have rambled, the ego-t that I have looks NOTHING like an analog. When out with friends at the bar or playing cards it had drawn attention from them and strangers. Some say they wouldn't use it because of the appearance (end does not even light up) some are very curious and love the flavour variety. A couple get a kick out of watching me change tanks and/or flavours saying I look like a mad chemist. Either way, after 27 years, it has worked for me. Since the initial use, I have lit ONE analog and immediately threw it out due to tasting like total dung.
Best of luck to you, and WELCOME
BluCigs almost completely turned me off from e-cigs, I spent more time trying to figure out why they weren't working (battery or cartridge) and never could get a satisfying hit. If I hadn't ran into someone with a 510 who was happy with it I probably never have tried e-cigs again. I now have ego-t and I love it, never go back to analogs again.
I have been on-off vaping for a while think i am sticking to it. To the op keep in mind it really is different then analog, most of the nic hits your throat. My gf cant give up on the analogs just solely because of that difference. Oddly she coughs from e-cigs but not from analogs
Well you've already ordered your blu so for the time being, if you dont want to return it unopened, try it while you search for something else A LOOOTTT of people have suggested to me the VOLT by smokelessimage. Honeslty the reviews and videos for it look freaking fantastic and I cant wait to order mine. Also the size is small like a real cigarette (slightly bigger) but the vapor is intense and the battery life is 2 hours for the smaller 65 mm ones and 3-4 hours for a 78mm.
On a side note: I love the blu disposables so if you DO end up returning your kit, buy one of those at Walgreens, they are awesome and last over a day. I bought 4-5 of these while waiting for my Volcano and I totally quit analogs. I dont ever want to smoke again...e cigs are THAT effective.
Remember they arent the same, and what sucks is that when you buy a bad product that doesnt produce a lot of vapor/flavor like the blu model cigarettes your increasing your chances of never quitting and switching over to vaping only. Get a good kit and youll be so happy!
I went for the Blu's for my first e-cig too, I think the next day after ordering I discovered this forum, crap. Oh well I figured I'd try them to get a taste of vaping. Well it really almost ruined everything, I actually did not mind the taste of the carts and they did have a decent warm hit but you would get about 5 of them and the battery would die and start its 30 blinks. And there is no way a cart can even come close to their stated 250 puffs/per. I think I got about 20-30 each but discovered you could re-fill them. The Blu went back (they refunded the unit price but not the 4 boxes of carts) but I can see the underlying appeal of it, if it worked, it looks nice has the charging case and is convenient. Again it is missing one thing - it doesn't work so good and is bound to frustrate real smokers looking for an alternative. It is probably good for teenagers looking to sneak a smoke in their bedroom.
I moved on to 510s and egos and most recently to an Infinity Pro (with a Lil' Mama tank) which makes amazing vapor! I think all the tinkering; filling tanks, researching equipment and flavors etc. also adds to the distraction from analogs. Some people don't want to mess with all that and just screw on a cart to an automatic battery like the Blu - if only they worked.