Apollo E-cigs Disposable Review
Just got my disposable in from Apollo E-cigs today, figured I'd post up my thoughts on it. While they billed them as "free", I did have to pay $4 to have it shipped to me. In a sense, I did have to pay for it, but $4 isn't bad for a disposable. Regardless of how much I paid for it, my review is unbiased and purely based on my first-hand experiences with it.
Hardware: This unit really is disposable in every sense: it's only one piece, not a batt/carto setup. It has a hard-top mouthpiece, two breather holes, and looks like a 510 Mega carto and 510 Mega batt put together. For what my money's worth, there's probably a 280mah batt in there, and an oversized carto filler area.
Appearance: I *really* like the looks of this unit. The Apollo logo on the side of the "filter" looks rather slick, and the flat black finish lends to it's looks. It has a red LED in the end, and a "flat" LED cap, not the LED cap that looks like an ash.
Flavor/Vapor/TH: Apollo's disposable e-cig really wins in this category, in my opinion. I'm not too big on tobacco flavors, but I kinda like the flavor in this one. It's like a rich, caramel-ish RY4/555 blend. Due to my previous experience with one-piece disposables, I was expecting for this thing to really suck in the vapor department, but that's quite the contrary...It vapes like a 510 with a LR carto on it!!! The throat hit is above-average as well. Not too much TH, but definitely not too little. Just where TH needs to be for a device of this class.
Overall Impressions: In all honesty, I think that other one-piece peddlers could learn a thing or two from Apollo's disposable e-cig. The large batt/carto mean longer life, and the flavor/vapor output are SUPERB when compared to a couple of the other one-piece disposables. I keep emphasizing one-piece because I can't honestly compare this to other "disposables" (such as the Q510) on the market...Gotta compare apples to apples, folks. And as far as these apples go, I really think this is the best one of the bunch, at least of all the ones I've tried so far (Smokeless Image, Krave, Gamucci).
Looking at the device from a marketing/demographic perspective, I think the Apollo team has the right device for the "ummm, I'm not sure if e-cigs are for me" market. If I would have started vaping with this instead of my $200 mall kiosk rip-off, I think things would have been much different back when I started, and the mall kit wouldn't have even piqued my interest. Long story short, I think that prospective vapers would be easily converted by this disposable. The price is a little out there for a one-piece, at something like $15...especially when you can get a Q510 for $8-10...However their target demographic is the uneducated/non-researching type, and I think they would enjoy it nonetheless. Could stand to be a bit cheaper, though...Given that I've been vaping for quite a bit, there's no way I would've paid the full price for this thing, especially not having known anything about it.
Alright, there's my two cents...Hope it helps!! :D