Have you ever wished a company would pull on the reins and not offer so many starter kits? Or did you visit a few companies that carry just one and wondered where the rest of your options were? Blu Cigs cuts down the middle with their three starter kits, but that number is deceptive in a way too.
Two Types of E Cigs
Blu Cigs starter kits contain either original or Premium 100 batteries, and they don’t work with the same cartridges. It’s not that big a deal, but the point is the product line is pretty small. Where certain kits (by V2 Cigs, etc.) contain things like USB cigarettes, cartomizer blanks, and various levels of vaping hardware, BluCigs.com offers one style of kit essentially.
Each of the 3 packages contains a portable charging case, two batteries, chargers, and five refill cartridges. They don’t have a couples’ kit, a bigger starter kit with two different-sized batteries, or one containing 10 or 20 replacement cartridges. They are all cigalikes.
A Blu Rechargeable Kit costs $34.99. The price tag is low for a product containing two batteries and a slim charging pack. A USB charging cord and 5 cartridges are included in tobacco, menthol, or a variety.
Since the next price up is $79.95, you will understandably wish to know why the difference is so big. The bigger charging kit costs $35 on its own compared to about $13 for the slim version found in the cheapest package. Also, the bigger kit contains an AC adapter. A Premium Charging Pack lights up with a social feature that tells users another Blu Cig consumer is nearby.
Finally, there is the Blu Premium 100 priced $89.95. A Premium 100 battery is longer than an Original battery found in the kits listed above. The extra vaping time you get out of it accounts for the extra $10.
They don’t offer blank refill cartridges, just pre-fills. Johnson Creek juice is designed to work with their atomizers and is probably pretty thick since it doesn’t contain propylene glycol. Original cartridges cost $12.80 for 5. Pay $13 to buy 5 Premium 100 refills.
Their seven flavors are Magnificent Menthol, Classic Tobacco, Vivid Vanilla, Cherry Crush, Java Jolt, Peach Schnapps, and Pina Colada. It’s a short menu, especially considering there is no possibility of retaining cartridges and refilling with e-liquid from a bottle. At least, Johnson Creek makes high quality liquid from U.S. ingredients. Cartridge prices aren’t bad either.
Batteries, even rechargeable ones, have a life cycle. Expect your Blu Cigs battery to wear out every few months, after which time a single Original will cost $7.95. Add another dollar and that is the price of Premium 100 batteries.
Even though they aren’t big batteries, when you look at what other brands are charging for theirs and how sleek these are with their blue LED tips, those prices look amazing. An AC, USB, or car charger costs you $7.95. The one other charger is for your portable charging case and it sells for $9.95.