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Does anyone prefer cigalikes to the bigger, more powerful models that most use?

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  1. Captain America

    Captain America Full Member

    Oct 4, 2013
    South Jersey
    Just wondering what folks are up to. It was hard for me to make the switch from cigarettes to e cigs. At this point I have a big, refillable e cig and the Cig 2 O cigalike with replaceable cartomizers. The Cig 2 O feels and looks more like more like a cigarette, but doesn't produce the vapor that the big boys produce. However, I do like the smallness of it and the feel of having a real cigarette in my hand. Also, I don't ever feel like cleaning my big e cig, so I'm torn about which one to use. I have about 100 cartomizers in my cabinet that I bought in January, so if I stick with the Cig 2 O cigalike, I won't have to buy anything for probaly 6 months.
  2. Coastal Cowboy

    Coastal Cowboy This aggression will not stand, man! Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 13, 2013
    Alabama Gulf Coast
    You might want to look into the Kanger Evod starter kit. It has a small form factor, though still bigger than the cig-alike.

    High quality, low maintenance and good performance.

    Around $50.00 shipped.

    Kanger eVod Kit - Black
  3. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Nope, only used cigalikes for the first three weeks and then jumped up to a small and large mechanical mod and never looked back. And since I've experienced variable voltage and regulated voltage with a Provari, I primarily use a regulated mod 99% of the time.

  4. azzaman

    azzaman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    You answered the question yourself. Use up what you have and when you are ready to make the next step you won't have a bunch of gear left over. If and when you are ready, consider getting a higher end mod, like a reo mod. They are small, powerful and produce a tonne of vapor. Reos Mods
  5. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2013
    My wife and female coworker like the cigalikes

    I bought these for my wife

    You can use a standard eGo charger with a tiny bit of modification (only to the shell)
    as you can see I had to remove the tiny plastic ring around the charging threads, the 510-X battery is a tiny bit larger than a cigalike but much smaller than a eGo battery, the gold collar is just a bit larger than the standard neck diameter of an eGo 510 post.
    ('s a Totally Wicked charger from a Titan Tank! Cost me $40 for something I got for less than $20 for 2 batts and 5 atomizers + tanks!!!!!! [that's what people refer to as a "stupid tax" for not doing your homework first!!])

    At 400mAh compared to a regular cigalike 180mAh...she can vape MUCH longer!
  6. DSullivan

    DSullivan Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 10, 2013
    Spring Lake Heights
    I think you may find a good cross over using the cigalike batteries with the minitanks. Still the size and feel of a cig, but with better taste and less mess than cartridges. The clear color ones lets you see how much juice is left. Still discrete enough to not be noticed much in public.
  7. pablo_h

    pablo_h Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 5, 2013
    I don't really prefer cig-alikes, for one I used to roll my own, two, I like the odd cigar.
    An ego 650mAh twist with an CE4/iclear16 I can can use anywhere, and I hold it just like a cigar and it's about the right size too.
    Haven't got onto mods or VV/VW devices yet that's a totally different thing.
    But no problem here with a ego 1000mAh or spinner 1300mAh either. They're just larger cigar sized; people have had no problem with that size of burning tobacco leaf for a long time.
    I guess it might be different for people that always smoked tailor cigarettes, but it's not really a huge jump to get into ego sized batteries and learn to hold/wield them like a cigar...
  8. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2013
    Out of curiosity, how long have you been vaping?

    Also, you will see many post on these forums regarding battery safety.
    I can't stress enough that if you do decide to go with something else, get the proper charger or batteries for it.
  9. Captain America

    Captain America Full Member

    Oct 4, 2013
    South Jersey
    I've been going back and forth between real cigs and e cigs for about a year. I wasn't until just a week ago that I finally turned the corner and went to vaping only and have sworn off cigarettes for good.
  10. dudaisdd

    dudaisdd New Member

    Jul 15, 2013
    Wichita Ks USA
    The key is, what ever works for you to get off a nasty habit. I have a fishing tackle box full of ecig experiments, but I've found what works best for me. I go with the theory, whoever has the most toys, wins. Total dollars spent? One hell of a lot less dollars spent while smoking. Eight months without a cigarette, 9,600 cigarettes not smoked.
  11. Talyon

    Talyon Vape 4 Life Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 21, 2013
    Pretty soon the ciga like well be our favorite device, if the FDA gets its way.

    That being said I know several people who prefer ciga likes because of their profession etc.
  12. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
    And now you know why most move on to a larger PV.

    There is no right or wrong, it's simply a matter of what will do the job of ending the need to smoke.
    I started out with an eGo -T, and I smoked my last cigarette the next day. So it was enough to get me off cigarettes, but I question if it would have been enough to keep me off cigarettes. Now, I find, that the last thing I want is for it to look like a cigarette, feel like a cigarette, or taste like a cigarette, and I damn sure don't want it to stink like a cigarette.
  13. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

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    1) You do NOT have to move up to anything bigger if you don't want to.
    2) Plenty of people use cig-a-likes exclusively. For years. Forever maybe. Because they WANT to.
    3) Form factor is a very important thing for many.

    Please investigate other cartos/coils. Particularly different ohms and capacities. That will change the "hit" but also reduce battery life. The harder it hits, the more electricity you use per second. So you'll need even more spare batteries. Also, if you go too low on ohms, it could damage them (hard to say for sure, probably depends on make/model and exact circuitry). So....small adjustments in ohms. Lower ohms = hotter/more vapor.

    Fill em yourself, of course. Maybe research PCC's.

    Also, there are USB based PT's that have a separate battery from the handheld mouthpiece so they are more-or-less cig-sized but they have a cord hanging off them. There's 5v ones too.

    Or upgrade. It's all about battery capacity and features. But it's more about YOUR choices. Do what works for you.
  14. Khala

    Khala Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 29, 2013
    Illinois, US
    I have larger PV's, but I love my eRoll. In my opinion, it's one of the best cigalike's out there.
  15. Nightcall

    Nightcall Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 29, 2013
    I prefer cig-alikes when I'm around people who I wouldn't feel like explaining the bigger devices too. I always bring the cig-alikes when I leave my house just in case, along with the bigger stuff.

    Recently I started a new part time job that you technically can smoke during, and I vaped my cig-alikes in front of my new boss (who I knew before-hand). That's the perfect situation for when cig-alikes are useful. They satisfy enough to get me through these times, but not enough on their own all day every day.
  16. skoony

    skoony Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 31, 2013
    saint paul,mn,usa
    i started on v2's and still use them along with my ego c's and generic 510 batts.
    ce5 iclears etc..
    the're standard size auto batt is perfect for when one wants to be discrete.
    fill my own carto's and use a aluminum drip tip.
    the larger hole enables me to get quite a healthy vape out of them.

  17. Racehorse

    Racehorse ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2012
    USA midwest
    Given that the Joyetech eROLL topic is about 81 pages long now on the forum, I'd say that there are a lot of people happily using cig a likes.

    Glad you like yours. Whatever keeps ya off the stinkies
  18. Amraann

    Amraann Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2011
    I use a cig alike with a small tank.

    JJOOHHNN Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    Only at times do I prefer them. When I want a hands free device.

    I am using cigalikes but am usually on my 18650 device. I really want to find the ultimate cigalike for hands free use.
  20. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 4, 2013
    Scranton, Pa USA
    There are members here that do like the ciga-likes over the more powerful mods out there. It's just a matter of preference. I started on Blu's for about a few days until my MVP 2 arrived and haven't touched the Blu's since..... but again, that is just my preference.
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