This is the Smoke 51 Review. Just to clarify there are 2 types of Smoke 51 starter kits out there. The Trio and the Duo. What’s the difference? The trio is a 3-piece system which uses a battery, atomizer and cartridge. The duo is a 2-piece system which only uses the battery and cartomizer (atomizer and cartridge in one.) Since things are always evolving, the Smoke 51 Trio kit is eventually turning into a duo. You can now purchase Trio Cartomizers (atomizer and cartridge in one) so basically the Trio and Duo kits are now the same. The only difference is the threading so when you purchase refill cartridges, make sure to purchase the correct one for your kit.
This review is based on the Smoke 51 Trio starter kit. Now that I’ve explained how the trio and duo are pretty much the same kit now, the choice is really yours. Trio kits seem to be on the cheaper side so if price is a factor, go with the Trio.
The Smoke 51 Trio Starter Kit comes with everything you need to get started with electronic cigarettes:
ONE or TWO rechargeable lithium ion batteries
FIVE + ONE Refill cartridges.
ONE Home charger
All Smoke 51 (Fifty One) electronic cigarettes are automatic so there is no button to push. All you do is smoke it like a regular cigarette. It activates when you puff on it.
You have the choice of how many batteries you want. The starter kit comes with 2, however if you don’t need 2 batteries, you can opt for only 1 and save yourself some money.
Inside the box comes with 6 refills in 11mg of Tobacco for your Trio. That’s equivalent to about 10-12 packs of regular cigarettes. There are other flavors available so be sure to purchase additional cartomizers if you don’t regularly smoke tobacco cigarettes.
The Smoke 51 brand is under Vapor Corp and is the only electronic cigarette company that is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (OTCBB: VPCO) You know that this is a major company backed and funded with millions of dollars so the product is of high quality. It is not a fly by night company and that is how they can offer the lifetime warranty.
Quality and design: 10/10
The Smoke 51 Trio is a high quality product with a realistic look of a traditional cigarette. It is not cheap in design or quality in anyway. The standard battery is just the right size. It feels great in your hands.
Throat hit: 9/10 (Depends on strength of nicotine)
There are different strengths and I was able to test the 0mg, 10mg, 15mg and 20mg menthol.
If you are looking for a good, strong throat hit, start with the 20mg. This is considered their high strength nicotine and will satisfy all smokers. The 15mg is the medium and gives an average throat hit. The 10mg and 0mg give a small throat hit so if you do not like the throat hit at all, I’d recommend the 0mg or 10mg.
Battery life: 10/10
The battery life for the Smoke 51 Trio lasts a couple of hours. If you are puffing on it occasionally it can last about 6 hours on one charge. For those who smoke about a pack a day of traditional cigarettes, I would recommend going with the 2 battery starter kit so you can always have one battery charging. The last thing you want is to have your battery die on you and you have to wait 2 hours to recharge it.
There are only 2 flavors to choose from: Tobacco or Menthol. No empty cartridges are available to fill up with your own e-liquid. I would say that is the only downfall to this e-cigarette however you can check the e-cig compatibility chart and use other cartomizers with different flavors on this electronic cigarette.
You get what you pay for and this electronic cigarette is more on the higher end of the price spectrum. You do have to remember that it is a publicly traded company and they offer a lifetime warranty. Those are the 2 big pluses. With that said it does come with a hefty price. The Smoke 51 Trio starter kits with 2 batteries start at $129 and 1 battery kits are $99. If you want a company that stands behind their product and offers a lifetime warranty so you never have to worry, go with the Smoke 51.
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