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Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Rodney Conforti, May 11, 2011.

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  1. Rodney Conforti

    Rodney Conforti Senior Member ECF Veteran Verified Member

  2. WomanOfHeart

    WomanOfHeart Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2010
    What a ridiculous marketing idea!
  3. TNT

    TNT Senior Member ECF Veteran Verified Member

    Apr 5, 2009
    York, PA
    The people leaving comments aren't all that bright, either. Their are a few people who've obviously at least seen an e-cig, but most of the comments are based on zero knowledge of the things. It shows how much education still needs to be done.
  4. Rosco

    Rosco Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 23, 2010
    ya can't fix stupid, and it's proven every day.
  5. Cage024

    Cage024 Full Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Elkhart, Indiana
    Love the comment "Glows blue when orcs are nearby" :)
  6. Caddyman

    Caddyman Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2010
    Delaware USA
    its actually a very cool marketing idea imo, regardless of the manufacturers merits.
  7. banjo

    banjo Vaping Master ECF Veteran Verified Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Rio Oso, CA
    I personally don't want my PV to act like a GPS. And, I don't see how this will advance vaping as an alternative to smoking.
  8. cozzicon

    cozzicon Ultra Member ECF Veteran Verified Member

    Jun 19, 2010
    Chicago IL
    Well, they didn't do anything original.

    They just turned Blucigs into a mini Twitter. Radio based social networking.

    Of course, this might get them some business! More experienced vapers will be buying these as an alarm box to avoid Blucig users, or alternatively give a small seminar on decent e-cigs.
  9. Ez Wider~Z

    Ez Wider~Z Full Member

    Apr 16, 2011
    It definetly is not a fufilling idea.. Its to simple not really something next generation. But it sounds like its new sloppy copy (testing example) so its a start i guess.. I didnt happen to notice if they hav already done this but,they should just make an option to be able to turn off the e-cig friend finder/gps. Instead of satisfying the people who like this idea satisfy the ppl who dont as well by making a switch that would make the most sense lol.
  10. jlarsen

    jlarsen Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 23, 2011
    Helena, MT
    It is ridiculous because it is from Blu, so it is all about marketing, and not about quality, and like almost everything else Blu (the 510 connection is an exception), it is proprietary.

    Some commenter to the article suggested a smartphone app. Rather than giving Blu an extra $50, vapers could download an app for $1, and get the same function, their phone would let them know another vaper was nearby, and it could be someone vaping any device, not just Blu.

    Not totally a bad idea, to know that a fellow vaper is nearby, hang out with them and avoid the secondhand smoke. I wouldn't buy Blu again, even without the smart pack, and certainly not with it.
  11. Secti0n31

    Secti0n31 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 13, 2011
    I agree with that 100%. I'd rather have an app that buzzes my phone when another vaper with the app is nearby, than bust out the blu from mothballs (I keep it as a backup). I thought it was a cute idea at first but now that I actually start to think about it, I think its never gonna go anywhere. First if you actually do bump into anyone with a blu it'll drain your PCC battery. Second of all Why? I can spot a PV 100 yards away, be it a 510 gas station model or a gigantic mod. I just can. I don't need to be buzzed when I'm within 50 feet of one. Hell where I live I'd be happy to be within a quarter mile of one.
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