Blu e Cigs Review

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Blu e Cigs Finally Arrive in the UK

Blu e Cigs, for those that don’t know, are a US based company that were one of the first to be bought by one of the big tobacco companies, namely Lorillard. They haven’t started from scratch in the UK however, Lorillard again have been on a spending spree and taken over British e cig brand SKYCIG in a £30 million deal. This in turn has seen Sky Cig re branded as (yes you guessed it) Blu e Cigs.

So there we have it, a little background of the current situation. If you are a Sky Cig customer don’t fret too much, as you will learn from the review that the products are indeed cross compatible. So off we went to blucigs.co.uk and bought the Premium kit (£29.99) for this Blu Cig review.

In the box / Presentation

The Blu Cig Premium Kit comes complete with:

  • 2 x Rechargeable batteries
  • PCC
  • 3 x Cartomiser Refills
  • USB Charger

Battery/Responsiveness

The 2 Blu batteries in the kit are of course mini e cig batteries which while good for familiarity when smokers are making the switch to e cigs they aren’t exactly known for there long life. By life I mean how long the battery lasts between charges so just something to keep in mind when searching for the a product to fit your needs.

Even with cig-a-likes (mini e cigs) there are a number of different size batteries and setups, for example, Green Smoke and Jacvapour offer a few different capacity batteries whereas Blu offer just the one.

In terms of how long the Blu battery lasts for, I was getting around 1.5 hours of use before a re-charge was needed. This isn’t a long time but it has to be expected if a small e cig is what you want. Blu e Cig do however have a solution and while it doesn’t solve the battery life issue it does go some way to helping. What am I talking about? The portable charging case or PCC as it is known for short.

PCC

The PCC is not only a handy little case to carry around spare cartomisers (3) and batteries, it also allows to charge a battery when out and about on the move. This is done by placing the battery in the charging slot and closing the lid. A light will then indicate to show the battery is being charged, simple as that. The case, once fully charged, should allow for 3/4 batteries to be fully charged so should see the average vaper throughout a working day.

The actually quality of the PCC it has to be said is very good, with a rubberised coating the slimline box slides effortlessly in and out of my jeans pocket and unlike other PCC’s I have seen is non intrusive.

When it comes to replacing the batteries, Blu have priced them at a reasonable £6.99 or £6.49 if two or more are bought.

Overall – The Blu e cig batteries are good quality and while they have a short life the PCC does help to extend this when you are out and about away from a power source.

Vapour / Flavour

Blu offer just two options when it comes to the Blu premium Kit flavours, Tobacco or Menthol both in an 18mg nicotine strength. So not the widest choice for sure but I can see why they are limiting options, nothing like the selections available at V2 Cigs. Blu e Cigs are targeting new electronic cigarette users and with that they are trying to keep things as simple as possible and rightly so. I remember when I first started using e cigs, I wasn’t interested in alternate flavours at the time, it was all about the tobacco flavours. Since then I gradually moved over 99% to alternate options such as fruit or sweet flavours. This may or may not be your thing but that is something you can move to at a later date. As with the size of the Blu Cig the flavours are all about keeping things familiar, this in turn offers an increased likelihood of staying off cigarettes.

Anyway! Enough of that, what do they actually taste like?

I went for the Menthol option and it was good, a nice icy hit to the back of the throat with a fresh minty aftertaste on the exhale. It wasn’t as good as the Menthol from Green Smoke (for my personal tastes) but as a starting point it certainly does the trick. The vapour volume was also decent.

The kit only comes with three refills which as starter kits go is a couple short than most. When coming to buy refills they are on the expensive again due to the fact that they only come in packs of three as opposed to the standard five that most other brands supply. Price wise if you buy 5 packs (each contain 3 cartomisers) the price is at it’s lowest at £5.99 upto £6.99 when buying packs separately.

As touched on in the opening paragraph, if you currently vape SkyCig you can use the Blu Cig cartomisers with their batteries and vice versa.

Overall – The Menthol flavour wasn’t the best I have tried but was decent. The only real downside was the price of the refills and that are available only in boxes of three.

Returns/Warranty

There is a 30 day no questions asked return policy offered by Blu Cigs even if you have used and tried the kit. While this seems good on the surface the T&C’s need to be read carefully. Blu charge a restocking fee that for the kit on review here is £10.

Customer Service

Blu have numerous options to get in touch. A free phone number, email an live chat are available via the website.

Discount Codes

We have not come across any Blu e cig discount codes at the moment. As usual, as soon as we do we will list them here.

Bottom Lane

The Blu e Cig Premium Kit is without doubt a quality product and the brand as a whole looks very slick, it’s plain to see that a lot of money has been invested in the Blu brand. Does all that mean it is the best e cigarette available? Well of course that’s a matter of opinion and while I think it’s a decent kit I do prefer the offering from Jacvapour and Green Smoke with the latter being my top pick in terms of flavour.

Another thing to keep in mind when looking to buy an e cig is how heavy a smoker you are. Heavy smokers may struggle with Blu e Cigs due to the short battery life, the constant charging of batteries may start to get on your nerves. The only way to combat this is to have a stock of 3/4 batteries and have them in a rotation.

So to summarise, I would recommend this for:

  • Light to moderate smokers that specifically want a cig-a-like e cig.

This may not be right for:

  • Heavy smokers due to the limited battery life
  • Those that a are not concerned about starting on a small e cig such as this.

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Final Blu e Cig Review Verdict

Good product but recommended only for those that are light/moderate smokers .

Blu e Cigs Review, 3.7 out of 5 based on 10 ratings
 
15 Responses to “Blu e Cigs Review”
USER REVIEWS

  1. E Chapman ( Mr ) says:  
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    Nothing , lasted one day !
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    Dont but this
    What cigarettes do you / did you smoke?
    B & H
    How many did you smoke per day?
    20
    Do you still smoke? If so how many per day?
    10
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    Didnt last as long as I was informed , 300 puffs more like 50 !

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    not much
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    terrible battery - awful customer service
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    Battery died after just 2 weeks use. Retailer refused to exchange the unit. Spoke to manufacturer directly and they imposed so many ridiculous conditions on battery exchange that I gave up and bought another brand. Terrible experience and will never buy from this brand again – ever!

    You have been warned,

  3. Quintus says:  
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    Good looking case, easy to use,
    Con
    Questionable quality for Portable Charging Case (charging broke 2 times on normal use within 3 months)
    Bottom Line

    Blu cigs are easy to use, slick, and offer a wide range of flavours. I personally like NRG and Vanilla. The downside is the charging case. Although it is priced low and easy to use, the charging connector is very unreliable, often breaking under usage.

  4. graham coombes says:  
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    great vapour and size
    Con
    leaking while smoking and filling up though mouthpiece
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    Clearomiser is leaking filling and smoking is this a faulty clearomiser

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      How long have you had the clearomiser for Graham and how many times has it been re-filled? If you have used the clearomiser for more than 10-15 refills then it could just be that a new clearomiser is needed as they do have a limited life before the coil ruins.

  5. Debbie folan says:  
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    not found one , as i can not used it batt dead , no one wont to help me
    Con
    can not find address of this company ,as customer service will not help me
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    well to be honesty it not charge i brought a stared kit , and batts did not charge . i went back to shop to buy a battery, but hey didn’t sell them , not that i should , but hey i wanted to get it to work , try to get some help with custom service , and after giving me the run around , there want me to send the battery back to them so there can test them , which is great, but you can not send battery thought the post like there wont me to, so now i have a starer kit i pay for but can not use , and not getting any help, need address of ceo jacob fuller

  6. MR DISSAPOINTED says:  
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    Pros
    small size
    Con
    Battery doesnt last long and cartridges LEAK - I BOUGHT V.MANY in one go - BAD MOVE!!
    Bottom Line

    Customer Service pretend to help you but will actually not do anything to resolve FAULTY products! They make it hard work so you dont bother and give up.

    I REPEAT – AVOID AT ALL COSTS AS ME AND MY FRIENDS ARE!!

    PLEASE DO NOT BUY THEM!! – I HAVE NO AFFILIATION WITH ANY OTHER BRANDS & WANT TO HELP OTHERS NOT GET RIPPED OFF ALSO. DO NOT BELIEVE THEM OR TRUST THEM. ONCE THEY HAVE YOUR MONEY THEY DONT WANT TO KNOW YOU ANYMORE.

    1/9 cartridges are faulty or leaking! by experience

  7. Claire says:  
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    Handy case for carrying , like the menthol and cherry flavour slim design like the black colour with blue light
    Con
    Refills dont last long, some have been duds , battery life not the best
    Bottom Line

    Overall Blusky cig is a good ecig , packaging idea is good makes you feel like your carrying about a packet of cigs. Just need a better battery life and some more choice of flavours.

  8. Caroline Wilkes says:  
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    Pros
    tried the disposable e cig and the vapour was ok
    Con
    I bought the menthol but it didn't taste of menthol at all, had a hint of coffee
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    Ive only tried the menthol disposable e cig and to be honest the ‘Menthol’ flavour is lacking in ‘Menthol’ taste!. It has more of a chocolate/coffee flavour wirh a hint of mint! Also wasnt keen on the colour (black). Price was ok for disposable but why oh why do all e cig starter kits only include tobacco flavour and not any menthol starter kits!? So you lost a sale on starter kit as I’m fed up wasting my money throwing away the 2 tobacco cartridges in the kits and have to then buy a separate pack of menthol cartridges!!

  9. Ratings
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    I really liked the amount of vapour, the solid feel of it and the price for the starter kit.
    Con
    Cartomizers are a bit expensive (£5.99 for 3). The case feels cheap.
    Bottom Line

    Id like a nicer case, more flavour options and maybe better battery life but its still my favourite e-cig so far. Im gonna keep going with them for now and id recommend anyone bought one just to try at least.

    Im using e-cigs to save money and reduce the health dangers. The other ecigs ive tried have either been tanks or disposable. Tanks are effort and i kept breaking them. Disposable have naff flavour and they either last 2 days or 2 hours so not very cost effective.

  10. Richard says:  
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    Having used Skycigs for about three years, I was a tad annoyed at having to change to the black Blu, but was needing a new charge case anyway. The new design is much slimmer and attractive.
    Con
    Having bought several Blu refills, I simply find they do not last as long, plus I've had several duds, I'd say about 1 in 5 doesn't work. The new charge case is, however, appallingly designed. The lid is very flimsy and tore off completely within two months. By design, it keeps pushing the cig back into the battery every time it closes, meaning the battery in the case doesn't last as long as the Skycig ones did. Seriously bad design.
    Bottom Line

    Having started with Skycig three years ago, I’ve not smoked a single cigarette. I feel Blu have ruined my experience of the product and seems to be a very major case of image over design and production. A huge disappointment.

  11. trevor says:  
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    charging when im out from the case, its black so not to look like a real cig
    Con
    it only comes in 2 flavours
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    great little kit charged my batts up in the case when i was out, it looks so stylish all in black, the flavours are the best ive tried, the feel of it was nice to n ot to heavy like some ive tried. the case fits in to your pocket nicely. it took about 3 weeks for me to stop smoking a real cig and just use my blu kit

  12. Glen says:  
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    Simple easy and USB charger uncluded
    Con
    battery life perhaps?
    Bottom Line

    As my first e-cigarette I was impressed how easy it all was, and how cheep too.

    I’ll probably buy another starter pack so I have spare batteries and a case, esp at £9.99

  13. Peter says:  
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    Feel of the mouth peace very comfortable.
    Con
    No express delivery given the choice to pay for quick delivery 1st tracking
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    The look feel touch relaxed comfortable smoke gives a very satisfying
    Smoke first class in everything sale and first class service must be the
    Best in UK staff are quick and helpful 1 class standard which is something we have lost in UK in the past 30 years
    It is putting the great back into Great Britain
    The customers are there business this firm must go to the top very soon
    Of e-cigs they are very pleasant to customers they give first class product
    Quality by or e-mail

  14. Ratings
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    Recharging case, easy to keep in your bag just like a pack of cigs
    Con
    None
    Bottom Line

    I find these e-cigs easy to use, they charge quickly and as a reasonably light smoker they work perfectly for me. The pack fits nicely in a hand bag and keeps everything together in one place. I started with Skycig (the white version) but am pleased that the Blu e-cigs are even slicker and slightly slimmer. I think that this is a great product and would not change.

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