Blu Cigs Brand
Blu Cigs is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Blu Cigs was founded in 2009 and has been a BBB Accredited Business since August 2010. In April 2012, Blu Cigs were acquired by Lorillard, marking the first foray by Big Tobacco into the rapidly growing electronic cigarette sector. Lorillard is the company behind the Newport, Kent, True, Maverick, and Old Gold brands.
A rechargeable V2 Cigs vapor cigarette is a two part automatic device. It’s a stylish cigarette featuring a signature glowing blue tip at the top of the battery. The blue tip will flash rapidly when the e-cig needs recharging. Blu cartridges come in black and natural (tan) color, and batteries are available in black and white. Single-hole intake is meant to maximize draw and resistance for real cigarette feel, while the silicone tip to prevent leakage. They are for being user friendly and simple and convenient to use. Blu Premium packs include a no screw feature that eliminates the need to screw the spare battery into the pack to charge–as long as the battery is in the pack, it’s charging. All Blu Cigs starter kits include an on-the-go case to hold cartridges and charge batteries. In addition, every starter pack contains a car and a USB charger. Blu refill cartridges are designed not to be refilled and refilling their cartridges with other manufacturer’s e-liquid can potentially damage the battery and void any warranty.
Blu Cigs have recently released a new rechargeable kit Blue PLUS, which is a revolutionary system within the mini cigarette range. It features an advanced two-piece design that contains a battery and a tank, instead of a cartridge. A tank system contains pure e-liquid with no stuffing, therefore it eliminates a burnt aftertaste and lasts twice longer. It is typically used in personal vaporizers (three-piece devices) that are preferred by heavier smokers. A Blu PLUS starter kit elevates a cig-a-like to a totally different level.
The Blu Cigs batteries come in two sizes. The standard battery is 2.1 inches (53mm) long. The Blu Premium100 and the Blu Plus battery is 2.4 inches(62mm) long and is designed to last longer than a smaller one. Blu Cigs smaller batteries should last for 80-100 puffs and get charged in approximately 70 minutes. A bigger battery can last three hours or longer (200-300 puffs), which is adequate for its size. A sleak portable charging case is not only a nice touch of the design, it is meant to compensate the short Blu Cigs battery life by charging your batteries on the go. It takes around two hours to charge a BLU PRO portable charge, and it only takes up to 30 minutes to charge a Blu PRO battery in a charger case. That is 10 times of its discharging time! Moreover the portable charger can charge around seven batteries with one charge. The Blu batteries are also one of the most responsive batteries on the market–you don’t have to draw very hard to get a right hit of vapor. They deliver a consistent amount of vapor and a throat hit similar to a tobacco cigarette.
Cartridges & Flavors
Blu cartridges come in two sizes – bigger and smaller ones to match different battery sizes. Blu Cigs larger cartridges hold more e-juice and are meant to produce approximately 350 puffs in comparison to a smaller ones that produce around 250 puffs per cartridge. Blu PRO tanks last twice longer than the cartridges. With moderate to heavy smoking a tank would last for a day, which should satisfy pack-per-day smokers. Containing vegetable glycerin Blu cartridges provide a great amount of vapor and a decent throat hit. The Blu tanks were specifically designed to deliver a more cigarette-like draw. Blu Cigs cartridges are not refillable.
Blu Cigs e-liquid is made in the USA in FDA registered facility. Vegetable glycerin is used instead of propylene glycol in their cartridges (propylene glycol is known to cause throat irritation to some users), which deliver a great amount of vapor. The e-liquid in the tanks contain a mixture of vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol for a stronger throat hit. The brand currently offers cartridges in 7 flavors and blu tanks in 5 flavors. While it is not the widest range in the market Blu flavors are ones of the best in the market.
Flavors of cartridges: Cherry Crush, Magnificent Menthol, Java Jolt, Classic Tobacco, Vivid Vanilla, Pina Colada, Peach Schnapps
Nicotine levels of cartridges: 2.4% (high), 1.2% (medium), and 0%(zero)
Flavors of tanks: Carolina Bold Tank, Classic Tobacco, Magnificent menthol, Cherry Crush, Vivid Vanilla Tank
Nicotine levels of cartridges: 13-16mg (high), 9-12mg (medium), 6-8mg (low) and 0%(zero)
Starter Kits & Cost
Blue Cigs offer six types of kits to choose from. The main differences are in the accessories, battery power and ability to customize. Their Premium100 series feature larger cartridges and more powerful batteries. The Blu PRO starter kit features a revolutionary tank system that is the closest experience to smoking a tobacco cigarette within the mini vapor cigarette range. The best thing about Blu Cigs brand is that every starter kit comes with a portable charging case, which holds three cartridges and charges batteries on the go. The charging time of the Blue PRO portable charger is yet another advancement in the industry. A car charger and USB charger (but not a wall charger) are also included in their basic starter pack.
Blu Cigs e-cigarette starter kit cost ranges between $26.25 and $89.95. Their starter kits were always between affordable e-cigarette range and their current advancement in technology would make the Blue PRO kit one of the best if not the best buy in the starter kit range, if not the price of the tanks. At the moment the Blu tanks cost twice more than their cartridges, and they are not interchangeable with other brands.
One Blu cartridge/tank produces from 250 to 350 puffs (Premium and Plus), which equals a pack of tobacco cigarettes (this approximated figure will be affected by different variables like strength and length of your draw). Based on their online prices (before any discounts), a pack-a-day smoker would be spending around $80 each month on Blu Cigs flavor cartridges. In case of the Blu PRO e-cigarette it would be approximately $150. It may not look very cheap but it is very much inline with the quality.
Blu Cigs offer free shipping on all their products delivered by USPS throughout the US. Blu ship internationally through the International Checkout.