E-Lites E cigarettes are another one of the smaller companies that I have come across while I have been looking through forums and other E cigarette websites to see what everyone else is using. Quite a few people had good things to say about them, so I decided to give them a try and see how it went.
Looking at the E-Lites website they come across as a company that isn’t interested in all the fancy extras that many other companies go for, they’re just interested in the smoking. When my kit arrived this is the impression I got again, this isn’t a bad thing, the kit may look quite simple and only cost $65, but its still of a decent quality.
In both of the E cigarette starter kits that E-Lites offer you only get one battery, I guess this to try try and keep the price down as much as possible. From my use of the device I found that you could easily get over 300 puffs before the battery would need to be recharged. So that is over 30 regular cigarettes worth of smoking time, so for most people this is going to be more than enough to last them through the full day.
You might think that to get this longevity out of the battery it would need to be massive, this is not the case at all, while it is bigger than the tiny White Cloud Cirrus 3 battery it is actually a little smaller than the Safe Cigs battery and it lasts quite a bit longer too. It doesn’t weigh a lot either, only 11 grams (the same as the Safe Cig). Recharge times are decent as well, from my experience it only takes about an hour to charge the battery from nothing to full.
E-Lites seem to have taken a similar route to Safe Cigs with their refills, they don’t bother with all of the fancy, fun flavors, they stick to the simple stuff, good tobacco and menthol flavors. So, the only cartridges you can get are Tobacco, Light, Menthol and Nicotine Free. I got their E200 Tobacco starter kit. Being honest I would say that these are perhaps one of the best tasting tobacco cartridges on the market. They have a very authentic tobacco flavor and they don’t leave any funny tastes in the mouth after a puff. Not only do they taste really good but they produce a really good throat hit, its not massive but it is quite substantial. They also last for an age as well, from a single refill I got close to 400 puffs, which equates to about 40 normal cigarettes, I don’t think there are any other companies that offer that many puffs from a single cart. The vapor production isn’t too bad either, its not anywhere close to the V2 Cigs, but its good enough.
The only thing that I can fault the E-Lites carts for is that they do require quite a lot of work to get a drag out of them, there seems to be quite a lot of resistance. There is quite a noticeable difference between these and both the V2 and the Cirrus 3.
When you first look at the price of the E-Lites refills you might take a sharp intake of breath. $24.99 for a pack of 5 refills these days is quite a lot, but, you need to remember that these cartridges last almost twice as long as many other electronic cigarette refills. A pack of 5 refills gives you around about 200 normal cigarettes worth of smoking time, so for the equivalent of a pack of 20 cigarettes it will cost you $2.49, or there abouts. This isn’t the cheapest, but it is still very good value for money, considering how good they taste and the overall experience.
With the E200 starter kit you get a hard case for your E-Lite, this isn’t a portable charging case, but you can plug it into the USB port of your computer and charge your battery through it. It’s actually a pretty good case, it looks a lot like a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, the same colors anyway, it doesn’t weigh a lot and it stores 5 cartridges as well as your battery. It’s similar in shape to the case you get with the Apollo E Cigarette but the E-Lites version is slightly less bulky.
To charge your battery through the case, you just push the battery into its allotted space, no need to screw it into place, just push it and then plug the case into the USB port on your computer, a red light will come on to let you know its charging then this will go green when the battery is really. Very simple, but very good none the less.
If you don’t want to use the E-Lites case to charge your batteries then you can buy standalone USB sticks and wall chargers from the E-Lites store for the very reasonable price of $13.99. Also if you smoke more than 40 cigarettes a day and need another battery to last you through the day you can buy another battery for only $14.99, that is a bargain if you ask me.
There really isn’t a lot wrong with the E-Lites E cigarette, probably the only thing that I would like is for the cartridges to be a little easier to drag from and of course a little bit more vapor. Some people (myself included) do like a change in flavors as well, so maybe one or two fruity flavors in the range would be good as well.
The E-Lites E cigarette is very good, it might not be quite as good as the V2, but it is not far off of it. It is certainly in the same ball park as Safe Cigs and Green Smoke in terms of smoking experience. If you are looking for a first electronic cigarette you wont be disappointed with the E-Lite device.
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