EonSmoke goes refillable.
Awhile back the folks over at EonSmoke asked me to review their 808 starter kit and disposable e-cigs. Since I started out with a similar kit myself I was happy to do the review. Recently they came back for another round asking me to review their new line of e-liquids. While I was happy to do so, I was unaware that they had come out with a new starter kit to go with these liquids. They included an EonSmoke Eternity kit in the package they sent me, so we will take a look at this new kit and 5 flavors from their new line of e-liquids in this review. The kit includes 1 battery, a clearomizer, and a charger. This sure beats the hell out of refilling cartomizers so let's take a look at it.
The following products being reviewed were not purchased by me. They were sent to me free of charge by EonSmoke for the purpose of reviewing the product. All opinions expressed here are my opinions based on using the product. I have received no payment or product other than what is featured here in this review from the manufacturer.
The battery in this kit appears to be a 650 mAh battery. It is an ego styled device, and as such will fit atomizers and clearomizers that are eGo or 510 threaded. From using it it did not appear to be a regulated device, meaning it seemed to perform better on a full charge and the power diminished the longer I vaped. This sounds like a bad thing, but I actually prefer this style over the JoyeTech eGo products that are regulated at a lower power and thus, while performing more consistently, never really put out a satisfying vape.
The clearomizer appears to be an RBC SmokTech clearomizer or some clone thereof. It is easy to disassemble for cleaning and filling, and it will take the heads that are made for the Pro Tank.
The Eternity kit performs quite nicely. It has no filler material in the clearomizer so it produces a much cleaner flavor than the cartomizers. The battery life is between 5-8 hours so it has a much better life than the 808 kits I reviewed earlier. The vapor production and throat hit are similar to the older kit and if anything slightly better.
Now with all of these improvements, one might think that this kit would be more expensive to use, but it is actually cheaper. The old style cartomizer hold about 1.5 mils of eliquid and are $12.99 for 5 cartridges. One bottle of the new e-liquid holds 15 mils and thus contains as much liquid as 10 cartomizers, but only costs $9.99. That is a nice savings for better performance.
Another advantage for the clearomizer is the silica wick. While you can actually use the liquid to refill the cartomizers, if you vape a carto empty you will get a burnt flavor that won't go away. With the new clearomizers, if you accidentally vape them all the way down and continue to vape until you get a burnt hit it won't ruin the clearomizer as the silica won't burn like the polyfill does.
I experienced no leaking or dry hits from this kit while using it. It performed well and is a nice kit for anyone looking to upgrade from the old "cig-a-like" style EonSmoke kits or for a person interested in trying out electronic cigarettes. Now let's take a look at the liquids that I received with the kit.
- Berry Mist
- This is a nice mixed berry flavor similar to a berry flavored drink. It has a nice sweet easy going flavor that is pleasant to vape. The throat hit is good on this liquid and I found it to be enjoyable, and the vapor production is good.
- This is a very good spearmint menthol flavor. That having been said the menthol is very intense. If I were making this liquid myself I would back the menthol down a bit, but I still enjoyed this flavor very much. The throat hit is phenomenal, partially from the nicotine level but in large part from the menthol. Once you get over the initial intensity of the menthol this liquid has a very nice taste much like spearmint chewing gum. This flavor also produces nice vapor.
- Grape Mint
- I didn't like this flavor because I found the description to be a bit misleading. It is a mentholated grape, not the mint and grape I was expecting. Also the grape flavor had a bit of a medicine flavor to it. Vapor and throat hit were good on this one, and I don't mean to imply that it was bad. If a mentholated grape interests you it is worth a try, but it was not my thing.
- This flavor was awful. I have never before said this about an e-liquid, but this one isn't sweet enough, and if it wasn't sweet enough for me then it just isn't sweet enough. The flavor is also very subtle. I don't recommend this one at all.
- I love this e-liquid. When I first started vaping I was looking for a liquid that had the flavor of an cigarette like a Winston or a Marlboro. This is it right here. A very good e-liquid that is incredibly similar to an analogue cigarette. The vapor production is good and the throat hit is very satisfying. I highly recommend this one, especially to new vapers having trouble kicking the habit. This liquid creates a very similar experience to smoking a traditional cigarette.
This kit changes the game as far as EonSmoke is concerned. Obviously, this company caters to entry level vapers. That hasn't changed. However, they now have a much broader appeal with the Eternity kit and their bottled liquids. Since EonSmoke is available in gas stations their liquids are now conveniently accessible for anyone who wants to try them. Experienced vapers and newbies alike who are running low on liquid or wanting to try new flavors should keep their eye out for the EonSmoke sign at gas stations. New vapers looking for something inexpensive and more satisfying than the "cig-a-like" kits now have a viable alternative readily available.