Most of the e cigarettes I’ve reviewed over the last couple of months have had one thing in common:
They are two piece electronic cigarettes comprised of a battery, and a cartomizer which contains both the nicotine liquid and the atomizer.
Back in the day most devices were actually know as three piece because they had a separate atomizer and nicotine cart. When Green Smoke brought the first two piece onto the market it was a bit of a revelation and heralded a new age in the world of electronic cigarettes. The new design made vaping easier thanks to the fact that you didn’t have to worry about changing your atomizer every so often as the performance of the old one started to degrade. Every time you change your cartomizer with the 2 piece units you get a new atomizer which means improved, more consistent performance.
With that said, it’s still possible to buy e cigs which are true to the old idea of having a separate atomizer and cart; but things have moved on somewhat from the designs of old. A couple of the newer products available from Electronic Cigarettes Inc fall into this category and this review will hopefully enlighten you as to whether they might be something you should think of buying.
Electronic Cigarettes inc were good enough to send my through two of their products to review and today I’m going to take a look at the Vapor King eTank.
This smokeless cigarette doesn’t look too different from the 2 piece units we are used to seeing on e cigarette shop although it is a bit bigger than the Green Smoke. It’s shape resembles a large traditional tobacco cigarette, although it comes in a variety of different colors. The one I received is a cool black color with a blue LED which lights up when you inhale. This design really makes the Vapor King stand out from the crowd and will certainly get you noticed when you use it in public.
The thing that sets this device apart from those I’m used to using is in the way it is constructed. It has a battery much like any other electronic cigarette, but from there things start to get a little different. To the battery you attach a separate atomizer before plugging in a cartridge which you have to fill with nicotine liquid yourself from a little plastic bottle. This might seem like a lot of hassle to someone who uses 2 piece e cigarettes but it is actually kind of fun. Think of it as rolling your own tobacco as opposed to buy a pack of 20 Marlboro.
What do you get when you buy Electronic Cigarette Inc’s Etank?
- 2 eTank Batteries
- 2 eTank Atomizers
- 5 eTank Cartridges
- 1 Mains Charger
- 1 USB Charger
- 1 Manual
- 1 Nice Quality Gift Box
Once I had unpackaged the Vapor King I was dying to see how it would vape. The product looks really great and I was impressed with the quality of the build, with an awesome feel compared to the 3 piece e cigarettes I remember struggling with just a few years ago.
Dripping e liquid into the empty cartridge was a relatively simple process. You put the top of the bottle into the hole in the cart and squeeze gently. The only thing you have to look out for is not to be too rough or to overfill which will lead to e liquid going where it shouldn’t ie. All over your hands.
With the nicotine liquid injected all the parts of the Vapor King screw securely together and you are ready to give it a blast. As soon as I take my first inhale on it I know what I’m going to say in this e cigarette review about the Vapor King experience:
1. The Vapor King lives up to it’s name and produces bags of quality vapor.
2. There is a nice throat hit which gives that familiar sensation similar to smoking tobacco.
3. I’m not overly keen on the taste of the tobacco flavor nicotine liquid supplied with the device.
After prolonged use of the product I have to say that I’m pretty impressed with it. It’s certainly a well made piece of kit and I think most people who pick one up are going to enjoy using it, but that’s not to say that it’s perfect by any means. The fact that I didn’t like the nicotine liquid which was supplied with it isn’t really a big deal as there are plenty of companies out there who will supply these liquids in an flavor you might desire, you just have to do the work and spend a little cash to find your favorite.
A downside to the Vapor King which wasn’t immediately obvious was the fact that it is prone to leak when not in use. If you have it lying in your pocket all day then you are going to find liquid seeping out when you reach for it. This means getting nicotine liquid on you hands and even in your mouth when you take a draw. Although this isn’t a deal breaker for me, it is a little unpleasant compared to the experience of using a model with a sealed cartomizer.
All in all the Vapor King Electronic Cigarette provides a positive vaping experience, and it’s obviously an e cig which has been manufactured to a high standard with a quality feel which is missing from many e cigarettes on the market. If they could just fix things so the e-liquid wasn’t prone to leaking all over the place this device could be a real winner. I know that I will occasionally vape with this product in the months to come, the only change being that I’ll buy some better tasting liquids from one of the many specialist retailers out there.
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