Here is a brand new e-cigarette review to kick off 2012. This time we are going to take a look at the “South Beach Smoke” e-cigarette deluxe kit.
The guys at South Beach sent me this review kit, which contains a 5-pack of tobacco flavored cartridges (as part of the deluxe kit) and also 2 extra 5-pack’s with additional flavors – Cherry and Vanilla.
Size & Weight
This deluxe kit came with 2 slim e-cig batteries: 1 long and 1 short. These look pretty similar to the V2 electronic cigarettes that I have tried in the past but they perform a lot better (I’ll cover that later in the review).
Compared to other brands on the market, the South Beach Smoke e-cigarette batteries look almost like real cigarettes, even up close. The nicotine juice cartridge even mimics the filter or butt of an analogue cigarette.
The battery life is on part with the other brands of slim electronic cigarettes that I’ve reviewed in the past, and you can expect each fully charged battery to last about half a day if you are a chain smoker, or 3/4 of a day if you only smoke around half a pack of cigs a day.
As with all other batteries, you will have to charge each battery for around 3-4 hours before first-use, and then 2-3 hours for consecutive recharges, to maximize the performance and battery life. Although, I think these batteries came already pre-charged, as it only took me about 20 minutes to charge them up.
A green light on the e-cigarette battery charger signals when a charge is complete.
Here is what really impressed me about the South Beach Smokes electronic cigarette. The type of vapor that I experienced out of my deluxe kit was surprisingly thick, and plentiful.
I was also pleasantly surprised that the vapor was also a lot warmer than other brands of e-cigs I’ve tried and that’s a very, very good thing! The “hit” I get at the back of my throat is solid, and far exceeds other brands like the V2 electronic cigarette.
After a few hours of use however, the vapor produced was about 40% less due to the battery getting drained. A quick battery change later, and I was back up to producing clouds of vapor again.
You can watch this electronic cigarette in action, and check out what I think about the flavors in my video review below.
The Taste: The Most Important Aspect
The guys at South Beach Smoke only sent me 3 different nicotine liquid flavors: Cherry, Tobacco and Vanilla. Since I only had these 3 flavors to try, I can’t say much about their other flavors. If any of you have tried them, please share your experiences in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you.
I personally love these flavors (check out my video for details). The taste is REAL, rich and a very pleasant experience. Combined with the good throat hit, this product definitely sits high up on my preferred e-cig brands list.
The flavors available from South Beach Smoke are:
It would be great if the company offered more flavors, but I’m sure they’d be releasing some new e-liquids in the very near future.
Are The E-cig Cartridges Refillable?
No, these cartridges are non-refillable but it may be a good thing for those who just want a hassle-free vaping experience. I’ve learned from speaking to many people that refilling cartridges is not for everybody. Some people just don’t want to go through issues with leaking cartomizers, dripping to refill, just to save a couple more dollars.
Price of Cartridge Refills
The price of cartridge refills are not the cheapest I’ve seen. In fact, they cost a little bit more than other brands I have come across. But hey, you get what you pay for. I’d rather pay a few more dollars to enjoy vaping, than to go down the cheap and nasty route.
The good thing about these South Beach Smoke cartridge packs is, that you can buy them in bulk, which makes it a lot cheaper. Buy a small batch to try, decide on your favorite flavors then buy bulk – easy.
Conclusion: Are South Beach Smoke E-cigarettes Good?
As I’ve mentioned many times in the past (and even in this video review), I do not review e-cig products if they are low quality, and taste like crap. Why waste time talking about and recommending a product to others, if I personally wouldn’t use the products myself, right?
I’m pleased to give South Beach my two-thumbs up. The South Beach Smoke e-cigarette is a high quality product, that is hassle-free and extremely easy for a beginner to use. Best of all, I really like the e-liquid flavors. I highly recommend it.
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