South Beach Smoke Review
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South Beach Smoke does a great job of promoting their electronic cigarettes. Their website is very clean and user friendly. The packaging is exciting. They offer great rebate gifts and membership offers. So we wanted to see if the actual electronic cigarettes live up to the hype. We decided to test out the Deluxe kit as it is recommended on the site.
The kit comes with:
- 1 E-Cigarette Lithium Ion Battery
- 1 E-Cigarette Extra-Capacity (Long) Lithium Ion Battery
- 1 Portable Wall Charger
- 5 Large Nicotine Cartridges/Atomizers – Equals 7-8 Packs of Cigarettes (Variety Pack – Cherry, Chocolate, Vanilla, Menthol & Tobacco)
- 1 $100 Gas Rebate Certificate
- 1 South Beach Smoke Membership Card
- 1 Owners Manual
I like the presentation of the Deluxe kit. The packaging is crisp and bright and everything fits together nicely. The “membership card” is a neat idea that several other electronic cigarette companies are beginning to include in their kits. The card doesn’t get you any perks, but it does explain exactly what an electronic cigarette is. It is meant to be handed to bouncers, law enforcement, or any other person that would potentially give you trouble for vaping in their establishment. It reads:
The South Beach Smoke e-Cigarette is not a “cigarette”. The unit produces NO second-hand smoke, odor, flame or carbon monoxide.
The “smoke like” vapor that the unit emits is not smoke.
AS SUCH IT SHOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TO ANY STATE OR FEDERAL “NO SMOKING” LAWS.
The vapor is made up of nicotine, propylene glycol, water and other non-harmful elements such as flavoring. Please allow this Club Member to continue using the South Beach Smoke e-Cigarette in your establishment or transportation vehicle.
Thank you for your cooperation.
One of the main benefits of electronic cigarettes is that you can legally use them almost anywhere. However, I have had one experience where I was asked to stop vaping at a theater, and maybe this card would have helped my case.
Getting to the goodies in the box, I found two batteries – one long and one short. The short battery looks more like a traditional cigarette, while the long battery lasts surprisingly longer before needing to be recharged. Also included in the kit are a 5-pack of various flavored cartomizers and a short wall charger. Each cartomizer contains a fresh atomizer and is color-coded to indicate the flavor. Also printed on each cartomizer is a number specifying the nicotine strength.
It took me some time to get used to the draw on the Deluxe e-cig. There are four holes between the battery and cartomizer to allow air to be pulled into the cartomizer, which activates the battery. Typically, two-piece models have smaller holes or none at all. When I tried to take the light, slow drags that I’m used to with these types of electronic cigarettes, I wasn’t having much luck. After taking a harder and quicker drag, I got a pretty decent amount of vapor and a good throat hit. An advantage of having larger holes is that the increased airflow keeps the atomizer much cooler than normal. This means that the flavor doesn’t change the more you use it. Below is a rundown of each cartridge flavor:
- Tobacco – Highest vapor volume. Good flavor. Good throat-hit. My favorite.
- Menthol – Slightly less vapor production than tobacco. More minty that menthol. Great throat hit.
- Chocolate – Mediocre vapor production. Great taste. Minimal throat hit.
- Cherry – Good vapor production. Average cherry taste. OK throat hit.
- Vanilla – Good vapor production. Very subtle taste. Minimal throat hit.
South Beach Smoke insists that the cartridge life of the Deluxe cartomizers equals 1.5 – 2 packs of traditional cigarettes. Although it is difficult to determine if this is exactly the case, we believe that it is a good estimate after completely draining a few cartridges.
If you sign up for their Home Delivery Program (auto-ship), the costs come down by 30%. With the Home Delivery Program, South Beach Smoke automatically sends you 15 cartomizers every 30 days. We really like auto-ship memberships because you don’t have to worry about forgetting to order new cartomizers and running out.
When you add in the excellent customer service and fast shipping that South Beach Smoke provides, it’s easy to see that they indeed live up to the hype. The Deluxe electronic cigarette is a very sturdy, long-lasting, consistent model and would be a perfect accessory for clubbing out in Miami. Also we are obliged to mention that you will receive a FREE $100 gas rebate with no strings attached on the purchase of each starter kit!
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