This review covers the disposable version of the e-cigs sold by blu. The Blu disposable e-cigs are sold on their website, blu, and at several retail outlets (here). The Blu disposable e-cigs are listed as having the same nicotine as 1 and a half packs of cigarettes. They come in regular tobacco and menthol flavors.
As far as delivery, nothing beats local availability. Having this shown to me is the one reason I decided to give e-cigs another try. I was informed by a friend that the local drug store had plenty available and I went out that day and purchased a few (check in your area). As impulsive as I am, 2 years earlier when I ran out of cartridges and none were readily available, I simply switched back to cigarettes. Outstanding job for getting these out there at a well-known drugstore chain, making it a clutch e-cig at pivotal times and giving e-cig smokers that comfort of knowing it’s available in cases of emergency.
I must admit, the simple design, very elegant in its stark blu on the black expanse. Simple name in a simple format really works for these guys. It’s very appealing and makes its distinction from traditional cigarettes clear. I knew for sure I was stepping away from cigarettes into a bold new world. The website follows that well laid format and kept me coming back reading more and more. Very impressed with the effort and determination put forth by this team. If this is the future of e-cig production, we are in good hands.
The functionality is very simple. Remove from the package, remove the safety cap from the end and peel the small sticker from the side of the disposable. The unit is ready to go. Several disposable e-cigs follow this format with a few with a few more complex steps. The black finish of the paper that wraps this e-cig has a fine pattern on it that stands out. I wasn’t really sure what to expect taste wise, but I was impressed. The menthol is right on and vaped very well. There was enough resistance to make the draw steady enough. But, there wasn’t a big throat hit. I haven’t tried the starter kit and this may be something that’s addressed with it. Overall, I am very pleased with this disposable e-cig. Great flavor with great resistance makes this a hit.
Considering that this is a disposable e-cig, it doesn’t have a long life expectancy. It met my expectations and a few times exceeded them, lasting me from 3 to 4 days, but at times only lasting 2 days. Not sure why there was a variation. Considering I smoked half a pack of cigarettes a day before switching over, I couldn’t clear this discrepancy. But, it could also be I simply increased my nicotine consumption.
Over all, this is a great product. From production to use, it delivers in a big way. This may change once I try the starter kit, so I will post an update once I get to try one out. The fact it comes with a portable case that acts as a charger has me intrigue.