Play Vapor Electronic Cigarettes is an exciting looking brand. In this review we will see if the product quality matches the product marketing. The marketing of the product is top notch. The starter kits come in packaging we haven’t seen before and the cartridges are as eye catching, if not more so, than the Blu Cigs brand. Everything is very colorful on the products as well as on the website at Play Vapor.
While some brands focus on expanding the amount of e-cigs they offer, PlayVapor has decided to focus on making one quality e-cigarette with the model of one size fits most. They don’t claim to be the top of the line, best of the best, luxury edition e-cig; instead they created a product at a reasonable $30.00 entry price so everyone can enjoy their e-cigarette within their budget. Right now the price is marked down even lower to $24.99 on their website (as of 7/25/2013).
The packaging of the starter kits is unique in the fact that it is a clear square package that shows off the contents of the kits without opening it. With the mystery gone of what’s inside, you know already that you are getting 2 cartridges, 1 battery, and a USB charger. The plastic piece that holds these items slides right out and leaves a folded over piece of cardboard at the bottom that could be utilized better in our opinion. When you open that piece up, there is a coupon for use and some directions, which are both great to have. With that said, I believe they could offer some more expanded product kit options to include extra cartridges and have those packaged right inside there at a higher cost. The current cartridge refill pack size allows only one pack of 5 to fit, but it would still be a nice option to have.
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With that said, to the part that we’ve all been waiting for, the use of the product. For this review, I used the Real Tobacco starter kit with a black battery and the Light Tobacco starter kit with the black battery as well. The unit is just about ¾” longer than a traditional cigarette and a little bit of a bigger circumference, meaning this is one of the smaller units on the market. The real tobacco flavor brings the bigger kick when it comes to throat hit. The flavor is more geared towards Marlboro / Camel type smokers in my opinion. While it isn’t the largest throat hit I’ve ever had, it definitely has one of the strongest in the size category that I’ve tried. Much of this can be attributed to the nicotine strength and flavor mix rather than the battery.
The light tobacco flavoring has more of a sweet taste to it than the real tobacco. It’s more for those who have gained their taste back from no longer smoking cigarettes and want something with a little bit cleaner taste than traditional cigarettes. The throat hit is a little bit less than the other one with this flavor, but it is still a decent throat hit.
The vapor produced by both units is less than Green Smoke, but fully adequate when compared to the amount of smoke you would get with traditional analog cigarettes. To get the maximum amount of vapor you will need to execute a very slow draw pulling with your cheeks, which is the same method for any e-cigarette I’ve tried, but it is still a good tip to point out to beginners!
The unit lacks a wall charger and since they are targeting a younger crowd, it can be assumed that most people who buy this brand would have a computer, if not all. In their store you can get a Play Vapor Premium USB Car Charger that will allow you to charge away from home. Not having the wall charger is a drawback in our opinion, so we would like to see the option of buying one added. The USB charger included indicates an output of 5.0 Volts which charges the battery at a decent speed. When you plug the unit in to the USB port; the tip of the e-cig lights up blue.
Play Vapor also sent us over 4 packs of cartridges in 24 MG strength and the flavors were orange, blueberry, watermelon, and menthol. We will put up a cartridge review when it is complete and you will be able to find out if the menthol flavor lives up to the hype according to the letter Play Vapor sent us. You won’t be disappointed with the watermelon, blueberry, and orange flavors for matching their intended taste. I am not a big menthol smoker, so we will make sure the cartridge review is posted by a menthol smoker to reveal our results. I can tell you that I enjoy using the watermelon cartridges to satisfy my sweet tooth!
Overall, Play Vapor Electronic Cigarettes are a great entry brand and priced incredibly competitive. The vapor production is adequate, the flavors are good tasting, and it packs a surprising throat hit for the size of the unit. So if want to get a great bang for your buck, check out Play Vapor Today.