If you are looking for an electronic cigarette that won’t break your bank account, Blu eCigs could be a good choice for you. With a reasonable investment of $69.95, you can get their entire starter kit with everything you need. Blu has been featured in numerous headlines since tobacco manufacturer Lorillard bought them out and made some big improvements to their product line and advertising.
They also made big changes in flavor thanks to a partnership with Johnson Creek Smoke Juice. They are working together to provide ecig smokers with unique flavored nicotine liquid that is compatible with the Blu cartridge refills. Blu is setting a higher standard with their flavored solution made in the USA, while most of their competitors sell solutions made in China.
One of the most popular features for Blu is the charger pack that comes with their newest kits. This is a little carrying case that fits in your pocket and charges your e-cig batteries on the go. You just place your battery in the charging slot and the Blu pack will charge it up for you while you go about your daily routine. So essentially, there is no need to plug in your actual e-cig. Just put it back in your charger pack and it’s always fully charged and ready to go.
Each of the Blu batteries can be recharged up to six times before you need to buy a new one. The Blu battery is easy to spot because it has a blue light on the tip instead of the typical orange or red light featured by most brands.
There are tons of celebrities that use Blu ecigs. You can do a quick google search and find photos of celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio and Lindsay Lohan puffing on a Blu Cig. The company even sponsored a car in the NASCAR Spring Cup Series.
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We recently tested a couple of Blu’s newest kits to see how they have improved and where they should be ranked on our updated e-cig reviews. The first kit we tried was the Blu Premium Pack, available online for $79.95. This kit includes a charger pack with social features, 2 batteries, 5 cartridges in the flavor and strength you prefer, a wall charger, and a USB charger.
The Premium pack’s social feature is really cool. You hit a button to turn on this feature and if you get close to another Blu ecig user with a social pack, you will see your pack light up and vibrate. This is a great way to find other vapers in a big crowd and could even be a good conversation starter at a party.
The Premium pack is about the size of a pack of cigarettes, but maybe a little thinner. It easily fits in my pocket and I like that I can charge my battery when I’m on the go. You don’t have to actually screw in the battery or anything. Just sit it in the charging slot and close the pack. After a couple seconds, the indicator light on the side will light up to let you know that your battery is charging.
The batteries in this kit are so small! Once I assembled my e-cig, I was surprised to see tha thte Blu ecig is about the size of an actual cigarette, much smaller than the typical ecig that I see from other brands.
I also tried the Blu Premium100 Kit, which is a little more expensive at $89.95. It’s a good choice if you want longer battery life. It comes with the Premium 100 social pack, 2 batteries, 5 cartridges in your choice of flavor and nicotine strength, a USB charger, and a wall charger.
Blu offers refill cartridges in seven flavors: Classic Tobacco, Magnificent Menthol, Cherry Crush, Vivid Vanilla, Pina Colada, and Peach Schnapps. Nicotine strengths range from 0 to 16mg. I tried a couple of different flavors and thought they were all pretty decent.
The tobacco flavor is pretty close to the taste of cigarette tobacco. It reminded me of a discount cigarette brand with a milder taste than more robust tobacco flavors. It has the strongest vapor production of their cartridge line. My favorite Blu flavor is Cherry Crush. It’s by far the best cherry cartridge I’ve ever tried with a sweet, fresh taste that is just perfect. The Java Jolt was also delicious. It tasted just like a cup of coffee, but it was well balanced and had decent vapor production.
The only Blu flavor I didn’t enjoy was the Magnificent Menthol. The flavor was just too mild for me. It wasn’t even really menthol… just a hint of mint. The vapor production was way too slight for my taste and there was just no throat hit at all. It had to be primed a lot and I just didn’t enjoy using this one. I wouldn’t buy it again.
Ultimately, I think Blu eCigs is a strong brand that is going to continue to be a crowd favorite. They have some really good flavor options and I love their social pack feature! No one else in the industry is doing that and it sets them apart as cutting edge. While I don’t think Blu is the best brand out there, I think they are still a contender in the Top 10. I would just recommend that you buy your Blu products online to get cheaper prices.