Apollo Superior eGo Editor Review
After reviewing the Apollo Standard Kit and seeing that Apollo truly is about quality, we were curious as to what the performance of their other kits would be like. We spoke to Apollo about their products and they pointed us to their Superior eGo Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit. So, we took them up on it and ordered the eGo kit with some eliquid and some accessories.
We realize that many visitors to ECCR are new to electronic ciggies and the prospect of having to buy nicotine eliquid… and refill their own cartridges/ cartomizers /clearomizers seems a bit daunting. No worries, guys! This product is actually a really good starter kit for learning how to refill yourself- if that’s what you’re interested in. It’s super simple to refill and to be honest, you can save a bit of money buying your ejuice and refilling yourself.
One other positive is that if you’ve got a product where YOU refill the ejuice, you can choose any ejuice you want… from any company. Many people find this a powerful point when considering just what type of ecig they want to start out with… or upgrade to.
We’ve really dug into this product and learned all about it. Make sure to watch the video review as it contains a very short tutorial as to how to refill your clearomizers. Good stuff!
Shipping and Delivery
Shipping is a breeze with Apollo. We know you guys out there want your product fast without delay. Who doesn’t? Especially the new ecig users. It’s a big deal to try these things and it’s exciting. Who wants to wait?
We found that the average shipping speed within the continental US is about 2-3 days. Oh yeah, don’t forget that the shipping is free to US customers.
If you’re shipping overseas, make sure your country allows ecigs to be shipped in. One other tip…. make sure you don’t choose the “regular mail” option for shipping overseas. It can take up to 3-4 weeks for your shipment to arrive. If you choose some type of “express” mail, it will be more expensive yes, but it will get there much quicker. Sometimes as quick as 5 working days.
Our suggestion is to pay the extra bones to get the kit quick. Then just reorder ahead of time so that you can choose the cheaper “regular mail” option. But yes, Apollo ships pretty quick. We haven’t had a problem yet and we’ve placed several orders.
What You Get
Priced at $69.95, the Superior eGo Kit from Apollo comes packed with:
- 2 Apollo Superior eGo Batteries – last for up to 9 hours of continuous use (choose from 8 colors)
- 2 CE4 Clearomizers – the latest cartridge technology that produces a better vapor and is simple to use and refill
- 1 10ml bottle of USA Made e-liquid in your choice of flavor and strength
- 1 USB charger and 1 wall adapter
Battery Life and Performance
This is where the Superior eGo kit really shines. Yes, the battery is much bigger than standard batteries (there are people out there who will balk at the size), but…. that’s the purpose of this product. It’s bigger for a reason.
We do sympathize with those of you who are worried about the size, as we were too when we first received it. Nevertheless, it faded away with time. The size really isn’t that bad. After a few days we were puffing away and not even worried about it. It seemed to really be just a psychological thing in the end. The huge plus though is that the battery really does last a lot longer than standard batteries, and that makes it all worth it.
So how long do they last? Great question! Well, it was kind of odd. We ordered 3 batteries and tested them all. The first battery, after the first pre-charge, got only 450 puffs. After the second charge, it went up to 854. All the other batteries seemed okay after the pre-charge. The puff counts for the batteries settled in at an average of about 800 puffs. The highest count we got was 944.
So, as you can see, getting an average of 800 puffs per charge is pretty good and that should justify the extra size. On the plus side, these larger batteries only take approximately 2.5 hrs to recharge. Very nice.
One other quick note is that the battery does not have an LED light on the tip. It’s completely shiny stainless steel. The LED light on the tip has been moved to the manual battery button on the battery itself. All “light signals” from the battery will appear on the clear plastic manual button.
Speaking of manual batteries, if you order an eGo, that’s what you’ll get. Apollo does not offer an automatic battery with the Superior eGo kit. No worries though, it’s as simple as pie and you’ll forget you have a button to push after a while.
Cartomizer Life and Performance
We left the header here as “cartomizer” on purpose. We don’t want to confuse anyone. Apollo calls the “cartomizers” for the eGo kit – “clearomizers”. This is because the cartomizer on the eGo kit is completely clear. You can see the tank where the eliquid is and you can see the tube mechanism in the middle where the atomizer is encased. The “clearomizer” actually has measurements in milliliters listed on the side so that you can see how much ejuice you’ve used.
The clearomizers come in a few different varieties. There are the CE4′s that have wicks and there are the “wickless” CE4′s as well. They have options for bottom coil atomizers and even ones made out of titanium. The Titan clearomizer actually holds up to 6mls of eliquid! That should last a while!
For our review, we ordered some CE4 clearomizers with and without wicks. These are the standard clearomizers and these are what most people will order. Don’t forget that the kit comes with two CE4 cartomizers with wicks.
After testing the eGo extensively with both the wick and wickless clearomizers. We found that the wickless performed a bit better than the ones with wicks. The ones with wicks came in at around 175 puffs. Wickless racked up around 250 puffs. One other note is that the taste seemed a bit smoother with the wickless clearomizers. They were clearly our favorite.
One last tip for the Apollo eGo clearomizers. Do not, we repeat, do NOT let the clearomizers get too low on eliquid! We recommend topping them off when you get down to about .6mls. If you let them get lower than that, you are risking burning out the wick or wickless mechanism. If you do that, it doesn’t matter how much fresh ejuice you put in…. it will be a waste as it will all taste burnt. Better off to just chuck it in the trash and bust open a new one.
We’re fairly confident that if you keep your clearomizer topped up properly, you’ll get 10+ top offs on each one before you have to replace them.
E-Liquids and Flavors
Now that you’ve decided to get an eGo starter kit, you’ve entered the world of refilling which includes choosing your eliquid and flavors. Not to mention your nicotine strength level.
It’s a bit different than just choosing an ecig and picking some cartomizers. Now you’ve got a product where you can choose any eliquid you want; even if it is from another company. This opens the doors to all kinds of different eliquids with different qualities and flavoring. It means you’re not locked into the flavors that a particular company offers. It means more freedom.
Apollo’s flavors are pretty good. Again that is subjective and may change from person to person, but overall they’re pretty good. We tested the regular tobacco, rocky road, and RY4 flavors and they were all very good. Of special note was the RY4 as it was our clear favorite. We highly recommend trying the RY4. It seems to be a blend of light sweet tobacco with a hint of caramel and a very slight cotton candy finish.
Overall, Apollo has done an outstanding job with the Superior eGo kit. We didn’t experience any leaks, the vapor was great, the nicotine satisfaction was really nice, and the overall experience was a real positive one. It’s just so darned simple to use. It’s definitely a kit that would make it real easy to transition into refilling with your own eliquid.
Even though the battery is a bit larger and heavier than a typical ecig, it makes up for it with the long-lasting power of 800 puffs. It doesn’t take long to charge and the user will get used to the weight and general use of the product in no time.
The clearomizers work well (especially the wickless ones) and they are a breeze to refill. Simply put, the eGo is a great product that opens new doors for consumers who want a longer lasting battery and want to gain entrance to the world of e-dripping.
We highly recommend the Apollo Superior eGo Electronic Starter Kit. If you’re not too concerned about size and are more concerned about battery length and flavors…. this is the kit for you.
Oh yeah, if you decide to purchase the Apollo eGo kit, why not come back and leave your own consumer review? That would be awesome.
Other Products Offered By Apollo Electronic Cigarettes
Apollo Extreme Kit – $54.95
- 2 Rechargeable Batteries
- 5 Flavored Cartridges
- 1 Wall Adapter
- 1 USB Charger
- 1 Car Charger
Apollo Standard Kit – $69.95
- 2 Apollo Standard batteries
- 1 five-pack of Standard Cartomizers in the flavor and strength of your choice (equals 5-6 packs of cigarettes)
- 1 Portable Charger Case (PCC) to conveniently charge your battery on the go
- 1 USB charger and 1 wall adapter
- Comes in Black or White
Apollo VTube Kit – $89.95
- 1 Chrome variable-voltage Regular (5 inches) or Mini VTube (3.75 inches)
- 1 Black Apollo leather carry case
- 1 High capacity 18650 rechargeable battery for the Regular VTube, or 18350 for the Mini VTube
- 1 Battery charger
- 1 Blank 510 Cartomizer and 1 CE4 clearomizer