South Beach Smoke Review South Beach Smoke Review
Starter Kit Range: $59.99 - $159.99
Cartridges Cost: $2.66
Cartridge Life: 150 - 220 Puffs
Battery Life: 250 Puffs
Charger Options:
Wall, USB, Car & PCP
  • More Combinations of Stater Kit Options
  • Good Value for Price
  • Good Flavor Selection
  • Lack of Innovation
  • Only 1 Main E-Cig
  • Some Customer Service Issues
4.6 of 5
South Beach Smoke South Beach Smoke has been around a while and they've stuck with what worked in the past. While they don't come out with new products, theirs do work well.
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Introduction:

South Beach Smoke has been one of the top e-cig brands in the industry for a long time.  They’re constantly coming up with innovative new products and expanding their line of devices to cater to every level of vaper.  South Beach Smoke began by offering high-quality cig-a-like e-cigs and various starter kits.  Since then, they have expanded their line of devices and used the most cutting-edge technology to ensure that all of their products of are of the utmost quality.

They offer a wide range of cig-a-like starter kits that come with batteries, cartridges, chargers, and a variety of accessories depending on the kit.  Their starter kits are extremely affordable, ranging from $19.99 to $53.75, ensuring that you’ll get everything you need for a great price.  They even have a starter kit for couples so you can make the switch with your significant other, family member, or a friend.

They also expanded their line of devices to include a variety of vaporizers including pen-style devices and mods.  These are perfect for advanced vapers or those looking to make the switch from cig-a-like style e-cigs.  They also offer the option to create your own vaporizer on their website.  In addition, they also have an extremely large selection of e-liquids and you can even make your own custom blends so you can get exactly the flavor you’re looking for.  Regardless of whether you’re just starting out in the world of e-cigs or are an advanced vaper looking for a device that will produce huge clouds, South Beach Smoke has something for you.

 

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Electronic Cigarettes:

South Beach Smoke’s electronic cigarettes are extremely easy to use and give off huge clouds of vapor.  Their original patented technology uses a unique cartridge that is disposable and contains a built-in atomizer, so you’ll never have to worry about buying separate atomizers for your device.  The cartridges are also available in a variety of nicotine strengths and flavors so you’ll be able to find one that’s perfect for you.  Once the cartridge is connected to the battery, operating the device is extremely easy to use.  Just start inhaling on the cartridge and the device will automatically turn on.  When using a manual-style battery, simply press down on the button and hold as you inhale.

Their electronic cigarette batteries have a long life and use a distinct lithium ion battery and charger system.  To charge your device, simply unscrew the cartridge and screw the battery into the charger.  They charge fast, around 2-3 hours, and you’ll know it’s fully charged when the indicator light at the tip of it turns from red to green.  This indicator light at the end of the device also turns on while inhaling, so you’ll know the device is on and working.  They also have a unique cleaning function that is controlled by a built-in micro-computer program.  When the user inhales 1500 times in accumulation, the indicator light will shine continuously for 20 seconds, meaning that the device is automatically carrying out this cleaning process.

South Beach Smoke’s unique technology makes their electronic cigarettes one of the best we’ve tried.  The cleaning function is a great feature, especially since not many other brands utilize this kind of technology.  The batteries are very long-lasting, so you won’t have to worry about constantly re-charging.  Their cartridges are also so easy to use and because each one has their own atomizer, you’ll get a fresh taste and hit every time.  Whether you’re just making the switch to electronic cigarettes, or you’re an advanced vaper looking for a good travel option, the starter kits by South Beach Smoke are definitely worth checking out.

Deluxe Starter Kit:

The Deluxe Starter Kit is one of the most popular kits on the South Beach Smoke website because it comes with everything you need to start vaping for only $19.99.  It comes with one deluxe standard battery, one deluxe high-capacity battery, one portable wall charger, one USB charging adapter, and 10 large nicotine cartridges/atomizers.   This kit is equivalent to paying approximately $1.41 per pack of traditional cigarettes, which is a great deal.  The 10 cartomizers/atomizers that are included equals about 14-16 packs of cigarettes.  When you consider the price of a pack of traditional cigarettes, it’s clear that switching to South Beach Smoke is a great investment.  This kit is perfect for those just making the switch to e-cigs who are looking for a starter kit with everything you’d need.  For the price, this kit is definitely a steal and I can see why it’s rated 5 stars by users on their website.

Deluxe Plus Starter Kit:

The Deluxe Plus Starter Kit comes with everything in the Deluxe Kit, but loaded with must-have accessories.  This kit comes with one deluxe standard battery, one deluxe high-capacity battery, one portable wall charger, one USB charging adapter, one universal compact carrying case, and 10 large nicotine cartridges/atomizers for $29.99.  The included carrying case is great because it’s able to store one battery, two cartridges, and a USB charger.  This kit is perfect for those looking for a kit with everything you’d need, with a few accessories added in to make your vaping experience more enjoyable.

Deluxe Ultimate Starter Kit:

This kit is our favorite because it not only comes with the essentials, but it also comes with so many accessories.  It’s also the most popular kit on their website, with a 5 star review by users.  This kit comes with one deluxe standard battery, one deluxe high-capacity battery, one deluxe manual high-capacity battery, one personal charging case, one portable wall charger, one USB charging adapter, one universal car adapter, one universal compact carrying case, one electronic cigarette lanyard, and 20 nicotine cartridges/atomizers for $53.75.

In addition to the compact carrying case, this kit also comes with a personal charging case that allows you to charge your e-cigs directly from the case.  This is perfect for those who are constantly on the go and aren’t always nearby a wall outlet or USB port.  Another great thing about this kit is that it comes with 3 batteries, one of them being manual.  Manual style batteries are perfect for those looking to get a bigger hit because it lets you have more control when you inhale.  It also comes with more cartridges than the other kits and comes with a lanyard so you can carry your e-cig around your neck.  This kit is great because it’s an affordable price and comes with so many accessories, cartridges, and batteries.  If you’re looking for a great comprehensive starter kit, the Deluxe Ultimate Starter Kit is for you.

Deluxe Couples Kit Combo:

Switching to e-cigs is always better when you do it with a significant other, family member, or friend.  This is why South Beach Smoke also offers a unique Deluxe Couples Kit Combo starter kit.  This kit comes with everything two people would need to make the switch.  You get two Deluxe Starter Kits with two car adapters for a special couples discounted price.  In total, this kit comes with two deluxe standard batteries, two deluxe high-capacity batteries, two portable wall chargers, two USB charging adapters, two car adapters, and 20 large nicotine cartridges/atomizers for $43.99.  This kit is perfect for couples, family members, and friends to make the switch together.  It also makes for a perfect gift!

Reusable Express Kit:

Looking to try out e-cigs without committing to a full starter kit?  South Beach Smoke offers their reusable express kit that’s perfect for anyone looking to try out an electronic cigarette without spending a lot of money.  This kit comes with one deluxe standard battery, one USB charger, and two nicotine cartridge/atomizers.  They’re available in your choice of tobacco or menthol for $9.99.  This kit is so affordable and it gives you everything you need to try out electronic cigarettes.  This kit is great because it’s completely reusable, so you can purchase additional cartridges on their website and keep using it without having to buy an entire starter kit.

 

Vaporizers:

South Beach Smoke has expanded their line of devices to also include vaporizers and mods.  If you’re an intermediate or advanced vaper, or just someone looking for a device that will produce gigantic clouds, their vaporizers are definitely worth checking out.  They carry devices from top brands like Kanger, Eleaf, Smok, Innokin, and many more.  They have a variety of pen style and mod boxes available with features like variable voltage and temperature control.  They also offer a wide variety of tanks and atomizers, so you’ll be able to customize your device exactly how you want it.  They also have a handy “Build Your Own Vaporizer” tool, which gives you even more control over the specs of your device.  Regardless of the type of vaporizer you’re looking for, you’ll find the perfect one on South Beach Smoke’s website.

Smok Vape Pen 22 Kit:

Smok is one of the most popular brands in the industry because they produce high quality devices and tanks that are sure to get you some gigantic clouds.  The Vape Pen 22 Kit comes with everything you need to start vaping and comes with one Smok Vape Pen 22, one pre-installed 0.3ohm dual core coil, an additional 0.3ohm dual core coil, one Micro USB cable, and one instruction manual.  It also comes in your choice of black or stainless steel.  This all-in-one vape pen gives off huge clouds of vapor without comprising the flavor of your e-liquids.

The built-in tank holds 2mL of e-liquid, which will last you all day if you vape moderately throughout the day.  Its 1650mAh battery lasts a very long time, so you won’t have to worry about constantly re-charging your device.  The 0.3ohm coils are perfect for your favorite VG e-liquids and it includes an additional one so you won’t have to worry about buying more coils right away.  However, when you do need to buy more coils, South Beach Smoke offers an extensive variety on their website.  This device also includes a custom designed bottom airflow ring, so you’ll be able to adjust it to your liking.  This device gives off huge, thick clouds of vapor that is sure to satisfy.

Aspire Plato All-in-One Vaporizer Kit:

Aspire is another top brand in the advanced vaping industry because their products are innovative and give you those huge clouds you’re looking for.  The custom designed Aspire Plato All-In-One Vaporizer is built for performance and has a huge tank so you won’t have to worry about constantly re-filling it with e-liquid.  It comes with one Aspire Plato All-In-One Vaporizer Kit, one Aspire Plato (BVC cartridge with a 1.8ohm coil pre-installed, one sub-ohm atomizer cartridge (a 0.4ohm Kanthal Clapton coil), one stainless steel drip tip, one Delrin drip tip, one Aspire 2500mAh 20A 18650 battery, one micro USB cable, and one key.

One great thing about this kit is that it includes a 18650 battery, so you won’t have to purchase one separately.  This battery lasts a long time so you won’t have to worry about your device dying halfway through the day.  It also has a gigantic tank that holds 5.6mL of e-liquid.  This is one of the biggest tanks I’ve ever seen, and it’s perfect for those who vape a lot or don’t like re-filling their device all the time.  Since it comes with a 1.8ohm and a 0.4 ohm coil, this device is perfect for those who like vaping with both PG and VG e-liquids.  It features a wattage range of 1.0-50.0 Watts and a temperature control range of 200-600 degrees Fahrenheit.  It also supports coils as low a 0.1ohms while in wattage mode, 0.2 ohms while in bypass mode, and 0.05 ohms while in temperature control mode, which means this device is built for huge vapor clouds.  There are also multiple coil options available, so you’ll be able to customize your device exactly to your liking.  If you’re looking for an advanced device that’s capable of getting massive clouds without compromising flavor, the Aspire Plato All-In-One Vaporizer Kit is definitely worth checking out.  Also check out their full line of device on the South Beach Smoke website.

Cartridge and E-Liquid Review:

Cartridges:

South Beach Smoke’s cartridges are made with their patented VaporFlo technology.  Their cartridges are super convenient because you never have to worry about replacing atomizers; each cartridge has one built-in, eliminating the need for any maintenance or upkeep.  Simply dispose of the cartridge when the vapor and taste start to diminish, screw on a new one, and you’re ready to go with a fresh vaping experience.

Their cartridges come in 16 flavors: Golden tobacco, Classic Tobacco, Tobacco Blue, Tobacco mint, Menthol, Peppermint, Orange mint, Watermelon, Frank’s Lemon Lime, Double Apple Hookah, Grape Hookah, Pina Colada, Peach, Cherry, Chocolate, and Vanilla.  They come in your choice of 5 different strengths: No Nicotine (0mg), Ultra Light (6mg), Light (12mg), Full Flavored (16mg), and Bold (24mg).  They also come in packs of 15, 30, and 45.  The 15 pack is available for $39.99 and is equivalent to paying approximately $1.77 per pack on traditional cigarettes.

If you’re looking for a cartridge that will taste just like your favorite traditional cigarettes, South Beach Smoke has you covered.  If you smoke Marlboro, Pal-Mal, Winston, or Doral, the Classic Tobacco flavor is for you.  The Blue Tobacco flavors closely mimics the taste of Parliament, Viceroy, and Benson & Hedges, while the Golden Tobacco flavor closely mimics Camel, Marlboro, and American Spirits.  The Menthol flavor is perfect for those who enjoy Kool, Salem, Newport, and Marlboro Menthol flavors.  The Peppermint flavor is also very similar to the taste of Marlboro Menthol Smooths.  If you’re looking for a more fruity option, the Cherry, Watermelon, Frank’s Lemon Lime, Double Apple Hookah, Grape Hookah, and Peach flavors are great options.  Regardless of what type of flavor you’re looking for, South Beach Smoke has you covered.

 

E-Liquids:

South Beach Smoke has a massive array of different flavor options to choose from.  They have so many flavors available that we can’t even list them all in this review!  South Beach Smoke has partnered with industry leader VaporFi to bring you the most advanced and high quality e-liquid offering in the vaping community.  They have some of the strictest standards in the industry when it comes to manufacturing, which is evident when you experience the taste and vapor that these e-liquids produce.

If for some reason you can’t find the flavor you’re looking for, South Beach Smoke gives you the ability to create your own custom blend.  You can choose between MAX VG or a 70%PG/30%VG blend, depending on the type of device you’re using.  You can then choose between 5 different strengths and up to 3 different flavors to create a blend that’s perfect for you.  Their custom e-liquids are extremely affordable, with the 30mL bottle retailing for $15.99.

While we can’t list all of their flavors in this review (there’s far too many!), here are a selection of some of their most popular flavors: classic tobacco, mighty menthol, sahara gold tobacco, carnival caramel apple, American red tobacco, watermelon wave, strawberrylicious, amaretto sunrise, cherry crush, java jolt, Cuban cigar, raspberry razz, juicy fruit, blue razzle berry, double espresso, strawberry milk, island pineapple, marshmallow, and orange crush.  To view their full selection, head on over to the South Beach Smoke website.

 

 

 

 

Archived Review:

South Beach Smoke has been around for a while, but it is still standing strong compared to the many new e-cig companies that are popping up. The South Beach Smoke e-cigs really speak for themselves, but the company is still constantly coming up with new rebates, coupons, and promotions to offer their customers. If you are looking for a good deal, you’re going to like South Beach Smoke. If you’ve had a South Beach Smoke kit for awhile, you might want to considering upgrading to one of the brand new kits because their latest e-cig model is highly superior to their older options. You will know you have one of the brand new kits if the box has an orange corner. Both of their older versions were packaged in boxes with a blue corner.

South Beach Smoke currently offers 5 starter kit options, but I opted to try the deluxe kit. The kit included a standard SuperMax battery, an extra-capacity SuperMax battery, a USB charger, a wall adapter, 10 large cartridges/atomizers, an owner’s manual, and a membership card. I thought the South Beach Smoke membership card was a neat little touch. It’s pretty handy to keep in my wallet in case anyone gives me hassle about vaping in public. Just keep in mind that every establishment has a different policy about whether using e-cigs is allowed or not so just respectfully ask if it’s okay and follow the rules to be a respectful vaper.

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  • starter

  • Deluxe Kit
  • Cartomizer
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  • $59.99

  • standard

  • Deluxe Plus Kit
  • Cartomizer
  • 2
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  • $89.99

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  • $159.99

South Beach Smoke had a lot of good flavors. I really liked the Peppermint Flavor. It had a sweet aftertaste that was awesome. Cartridge flavors are available in 10 options: Tobacco Classic, Tobacco Blue, Tobacco Gold, Menthol, Chocolate, Vanilla, Cherry, Peppermint, Pina Colada, and Peach. You can get a variety pack if you want to try a few flavors and that is what I always recommend. You never know what you will like until you try them all! The South Beach Smoke e-cig gave me pretty decent vapor and a great throat hit.

I could definitely tell a difference in their newest updated e-cig in terms of vapor production. It had a much fuller vaper that was a lot more satisfying than their older 3-piece designs. I also noticed that the tobacco flavors seem to have a better vapor volume than the other flavors. Of course, you can read more about that in the South Beach Smoke cartridge reviews so I won’t give you all the details here.

In early 2013, South Beach Smoke updated their operations and now supply 100% American-made e-liquid in their cartridges. Juice made in the US is known to have better ingredients and quality control standards. They also taste much better than e-liquids made in other countries in most cases. While most of the e-cig industry is still relying on Chinese-made e-liquids, South Beach Smoke has really stepped up their game by using liquids made in country. The results are noticeably better flavors and an overall better vaping experience.

With this change, South Beach Smoke is definitely moving up in our rankings! You will definitely be able to tell a difference from the older kits when you try this new design. So ultimately, if you’ve never tried South Beach Smoke, I recommend that you get a kit and see what you think. They have some good affordable options and you get a really good quality e-cig that will last you a long time. If you are already a fan of South Beach Smoke but you are still using one of their previous kits, it’s definitely worth it to do an upgrade. You will appreciate the difference when you try their new USA-made e-liquids and the new SuperMAX battery technology.

Here are a few details on the new kits from South Beach Smoke…

Deluxe Kit – $59.99
• 1 standard SuperMAX battery
• 1 long, high capacity SuperMAX battery
• USB charger
• Wall adapter
• 10 large cartridges
• User manual

Deluxe Plus Kit – $89.99
• 1 standard SuperMAX battery
• 1 long, high capacity SuperMAX battery
• 1 Power Cig
• Wall charger
• USB charger
• Car Adapter
• Universal Carrying Case
• 10 Large cartridges
• user manual

Deluxe Ultimate Kit – $159.99
• 1 standard SuperMAX battery (automatic)
• 1 long, high capacity SuperMAX battery (automatic)
• 1 long, high capacity SuperMAX battery (manual)
• 1 Power Cig
• Wall charger
• USB charger
• Car Adapter
• Personal Charging Case
• Universal Carrying Case
• Lanyard
• 20 Large cartridges
• User manual

Deluxe Couples Kit Combo – $109.99
• 2 standard SuperMAX batteries
• 2 long, high capacity SuperMAX batteries
• 2 USB chargers
• 2 Wall adapters
• 20 large cartridges
• User manual

Reusable Express Kit – $21.99
• 1 standard SuperMAX battery
• 1 USB charger
• 2 cartridges

South Beach Smoke has been around a while and they've stuck with what worked in the past. While they don't come out with new products, theirs do work well.
  • More Combinations of Stater Kit Options
  • Good Value for Price
  • Good Flavor Selection
  • Lack of Innovation
  • Only 1 Main E-Cig
  • Some Customer Service Issues

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Katie Bercham - CocktailNerd Editor

Katie actually had a negative first experience of electronic cigarettes, picking up a cheap and horrible model from my local mall. Thanks to a chance meeting with co-editor David, she hasn’t had a tobacco cigarette in over 5 years. She brings a strong female voice to the e-cig community.

  • HonestAbe

    January 23, 2015 #1 Author

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    I tried South Beach Smoke and honestly, I just wasn’t that impressed. I mean it’s not that it’s awful or anything. It’s just nothing special. When there are hundreds of ecigs to choose from, I’m not going to pay out my hard earned cash for something less than spectacular and SBS failed to wow me. I moved on to another brand.

  • Kelly

    January 25, 2013 #2 Author

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    The flavor was great! The shipping took a long time and I thought it was over priced. I didnt have a great expereince. I was over charged three times and two times I didnt even get the product. (not great when you just quit real cigs and you are waiting for a shippment.

  • Gladiator78

    December 2, 2012 #3 Author

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    I would let you know how I got on with SB but USPS lost my package! Unacceptable. Sb offered to send another out but I don’t trust USPS. They refunded my money straight away, but it took over a week to appear back on my card before I could buy elsewhere. SO FRUSTRATING I COULD CRY !!!!!

  • RileyC

    August 28, 2012 #4 Author

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    From the moment I tried these guys they just didn’t seem right for me. I didn’t like the taste of any of the cartridges and they just didn’t feel the same as my old cig. I was impressed with the battery and the battery pack, which seemed to be of a good quality. I used my right to my money back in the first 30 days, however they refused to refund my now open cartridges packs. This made my wife very upset as we had bought a 30 pack with our kit and I was disappointed this wasn’t made CLEARER. I’d say stay away from large cart purchases if you’re buying a new brand. All in all south beach didn’t live up to my expectations.

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  • Amit

    June 11, 2012 #5 Author

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    Both of my SBS batteries from my starter kit died within a month but were replaced for free. Still, they both died around the same time and it was very inconvenient, and the shipping did take 4 days to NY. I have also had one or two bad cartomizers. I then bought a Green Smoke starter pack and compared the two. Green Smoke is definitely in a higher class, but does cost more to start. I don’t like having to prime the battery with the SBS, but the GS works on the initial pull, and produces loads of vapor. I am definitely going to stick with GS from now on.

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