I purchased the Finiti Rechargeable Starter Kit at my local Walgreens. After a little research, I found that Finiti and Fin are the same company, the contact phone number is the same on both sites (mfFiniti and fincigs). The kit was $39.99 before tax.
The kit came with:
(2) 510 threaded batteries
(1) Full Flavor Tobacco
(1) Mild Flavor Tobacco
(1) Menthol Flavor Tobacco
(1) PCC (Personal Charging Case)
(1) USB to Mini USB Charging Cable
(1) Wall Adapter
The presentation is actually good for this Mini Starter Kit. Simple design, the layout of the inside package is also very nice, similar to a few products in this category. All in all my first impression was very good.
The new website, fincigs, is stylish as well, gives off an “Old school” charm. It’s almost too simple, but gets the info across none the less. The old website, myFiniti, is just basic. If they was critiqued by the old site alone, it would not be a favorable one.
No contest really for delivery, they are available locally. There is no greater speed than being able to go to a local store and pick one up. But, they did not have refills, which worry me. I hope they have them by the time this review goes live. (*UPDATE* They do have refills now.)
On the Fincigs site, they offer 2 shipping methods:
Fedex 5-7 day ($9.25)
Fedex 2-3 day ($21.00)
They offer free shipping (the 5-7 day option) on orders over $30. (I do not know if the products on the fincigs.com site ore compatible with the kit, I’m waiting on feedback from them).
Quality on this kit is good. The Batteries are 510 threaded and are on the small side (like Blu). The PCC (Personal Charging Case) is also good. For those who don’t know, these hold a charge (recharges through a mini USB connector) and lets you charge your batteries on-the-go so you don’t have to wait till your near a PC or power socket. It’s slim, charges each battery in about 2.3 hours a piece. It can charge about 4 times before you need to recharge the PCC. But, it has no indicator light. So, you just have to keep checking until the light goes out on the battery. It has a small size, so that is also a good point. The PCC charges in about 5-6 hours.
The cartomizers are small, but don’t look cheap, so that’s a plus. Also, it doesn’t look to be made to refill, at least not easily. It has a hard top cap with no easy way to remove it. I’m sure, with a few tools it can be done, but for that effort, I’ll not take the time myself. Over all it’s not too bad of a job on the quality.
The Batteries are 510 threaded and are on the small side (like Blu). They last about… an hour and a half for me. Not that great, but about what’s expected. They heat the Vapor pretty well, so they do their job. They seem to run at 3.7 volts with not a lot of mAh to back it up. They don’t seem to be the problem.
And this is where the problem comes. If it wasn't for the vapor, I’d swear there was no e-liquid in the cartomizers. There was no flavor in ANY of the three cartomizers in my set. None for Full Tobacco and Mild Tobacco. Plus Menthol had no menthol OR tobacco flavor… just a hint of something. I did my due diligence… over the course of a few weeks; it was so hard to vape on these things. NO flavor. I know theirs nicotine, if I inhaled enough I chocked and didn't crave a cigarette, but no flavor at all. I was so disappointed. I was hoping this available-anywhere option was going to be my go-to recommendation for my friends who don’t want to shop online.
Throat Hit :
In a word: non-existent. There is no throat hit at all, just like its disposable cousin. Again… disappointed. For an ex-smoker like me, even about a year later, throat hit matters. Throat hit usually depends on nicotine level… The full and Menthol each have 16mg levels and the mild has 8mg… so the the Full and Menthol cartomizers there should be some throat hit. But, I believe, like the Blu, they use only Vegetable Glycerin, but I’m waiting for confirmation from them again. Propylene Glycol usually has a good throat hit. That’s… really all I have to say about that.
The vapor is just average. Not too horrible but not great either. But, not as good as the Blu, just a little under.
Over All :
Overall, I’m disappointed, much like the disposable. They have great promise with solid presentation and concept, but fall short where it matters… on delivering great performance. I just cannot recommend this to anyone unless they are looking for zero throat-hit and flavor. Now, I do not know if this goes for the Fincigs.com products, but I will find out soon.