If you're interested in purchasing the V2 Cigs Standard Kit, it's not surprising as there are a mother-load of electronic cigarette review websites out there that are listing V2 Cigs ecig brand as their top choice. The V2 Cigs company has done a great job of getting their name out there. This is no small feat when you realize just how many ecig brands are vying for consumers' attention.
But... is all of the hype and attention warranted? Can V2 Cigs, an ecig brand that is nestled comfortably in the budget price range, actually earn a #1 electronic cigarette rating?
ECCR takes on V2 Cigs and puts it through the paces. We give you the real stats after testing the product thoroughly as part of our uncompromising electronic cigarette review process.
We test. You decide. Here's our V2 Cigs Standard Kit e-cigarette review.
What You Get:
Priced at $59.95, the V2 Cigs Standard Kit comes packed with:
- 2 V2 E-cigarette Batteries (choose either automatic or manual and choose from 5 color options)
- 10 V2 Flavor Cartridges
- 1 Wall Adapter
- 1 NEW Smart Charger
- 1 V2 Manual
Packaging and Presentation
You'll receive the V2 Cigs e-cigarette product in a large standard magnet flip-top box. Everything is laid out nice and is easy to unpack. One cool feature is that V2 gives you a packet of ecig coupon tickets with a discount code. Pass these out to friends and family and they get a 15% discount off starter kits. In turn, you'll receive a $15 credit on your next order. They've dubbed this the "smoke 4 free" program. If you're up to passing out the cards, you could save some serious money!
Also don't be afraid to use V2 Cigs coupon code STARTERKITS to save 10% off of any order from V2Cigs.com.
Check out the video ecig review or the photos posted below in order to see the layout of the packaging. It's not the cleanest packaging we've seen but we wouldn't say it's cheap-looking either. A quick word about the video above, it is about 20 minutes long as ECCR's e-cigarette reviews go into great depth. We are not like ever other review site, we give you real details and real data after extensive testing.
Battery & Charging Performance
You'll get 2 batteries in the V2 Cigs Standard Kit. You choose the battery style. You can opt for a standard battery, a long battery or a short battery. There are manual and automatic e-cig batteries available. We recommend you go with the automatic e-cig batteries. You have a choice of colors and whether you'd like the standard, shorty, or long variations. Trust us, the long V2 Cigs e-cig battery may last longer, but it's REALLY long. It's one of the longest batteries we've ever seen from any e-cig company. Almost freaky-long.
On to the stats. All of the data in this e-cig review is based on averages determined after long-term usage. After testing we found the long battery to last approximately 150-175 puffs. This is average among budget-range ecig starter kits, but considering the length of the battery, we were honestly expecting a lot more.
The standard manual battery we received in the kit provided a disappointing 85-120 puffs. The manual batteries are supposed to be more efficient but after testing it repeatedly we just could not get more than 120 puffs out of it. We're not big fans of manual batteries as you must push the manual button for each puff. You'd think you would get more life out of a battery that makes you work harder, but alas, this is not the case.
The V2e-cigarette battery charger is nice as it has a long cord attached (see photos) so you can be a bit flexible with where the e-cig charges in relation to the USB port. Charging the batteries takes approximately 2 hours for each battery even though they may be different lengths. Not the quickest, but certainly not the longest charge times.
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Refill Cartridge Efficiency
The highlight of the V2 Cigs e-cigarette cartomizers are the flavors. They are bold and flavorful. You'll love the flavors V2 Cigs has on offer and the e-liquid they use provides really good nicotine satisfaction.
Flavors on offer are: V2 Red, Menthol, Sahara, Congress, Chocolate, Vanilla, Peppermint, Green Tea, Grape, Coffee, V2 Cola and Cherry. The nicotine levels range from 0, 6, 12, and 18mg respectively. Very good in terms of flavor options and nicotine levels.
The V2 Cigs cartomizers provide approximately 125-175 puffs, which is average (but a bit disappointing). After being sucked into the world of their yummy-licious e-cig flavors, you'll experience a let down after about 50 puffs when the flavors' boldness drops off considerably. The nicotine satisfaction drops off a bit too after around 50 puffs. From 50 puffs to about 150 puffs you'll get a much lighter flavor and a bit lower of a throat kick with the nicotine.
Customer Service & Shipping
You'll be pleased to know that V2 Cigs has a flat rate of $5 for shipping within the continental United States. All domestic orders over $50 are granted the "free shipping" status.
They've also got expidited shipping options if you're willing to shell out a few extra bones to get the vaping products into your hands quicker. And yes, they also ship worldwide.
Review Wrap Up & Summary
For the price, the V2 Cigs Standard Kit is a good value, but it does not top the charts. The batteries are acceptable (even though the paint on them is bit cheesy and cheap looking), but it's the flavored e-cigarette cartomizers that need to be upgraded. It's very disappointing when cart after cart, they lose the flavor so quickly. Even though V2's flavors are great, there are other electronic cigarette brands out there in this price range that hold their flavor and nicotine satisfaction a bit longer. In the end, this is entirely what it's all about. Overall, V2 is a solid product with some real positives. There are just a few cons that are holding them back from a top 3 spot. Additionally you can read the consumer reviews page for V2 Cigs and hear what other customers are saying about the company and their personal experience with the product. Feel free to leave your own thoughts!
That's our story, and we're stickin' to it.
Other Products Offered By V2 Electronic Cigarettes
- V2 Beginners Kit – $34.95
- 1 V2 Rechargeable E-cig Battery
- 1 USB Charger
- 5 V2 Flavored Cartridges
- 1 Disposable E-Cig
- V2 Ultimate Kit – $149.95
- 3 Batteries
- 5 Packs of Flavored Cartridges (5 cartridges in each)
- 1 Carrying Case
- 1 Personal Charging Case (PCC Charger)
- 1 USB Charger
- 1 Wall Adapter
- 1 E-Cig Lanyard
- 1 USB Powered Cig Battery
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