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ecig or mod?
May 22, 2013
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kmkcaleb
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what would be better for a beginner who smokes a pack a day? I've only tried an E-cig once and it was a Chinese brand that was very cheap and didn't taste to great. I have yet to try a mod or even a good E-cig for that matter so what would you guys recommend?

May 22, 2013
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I would get the Ego twist for a beginner and get the feeling of that one. You can change the voltage on it for a better throat hit. Chris does a video on them check it out.

May 22, 2013
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That depends on the user. If you are looking for more of a cigarette type feel, then I mini ecig would be the way to go. Alot of people looking to get off of cigarettes need to have something that is very close to what they were or are used to with an analog. If you are not one of those people and feel like you can do it with something larger there are many devices out there that you can get. I would not recommend getting a full on variable voltage device like a lavatube, vamo, provari, or zmax to a beginner. Using a mod and variable voltage device requires a learning curve, there is alot to learn and economically it can be expensive. This can be very costly for something that someone who has never used an ecig and may not even like. The Ego C Twist is a good beginners device into variable voltage as you can turn the voltage up and down to find the vape that you will enjoy without too much of a learning curve. There are many good ecigs out there, alot of people here speak highly about Halo and their devices. Hope that helps you a little bit.

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May 22, 2013
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Well, it really depends a lot on what you are looking for. Will you be vaping more on the go or more at home?
Let me try to explain the differences overall.
The cig-a-likes (looks like a cig) are the most common starting point for people b/c it's so simple to use – buy pre-filled cartomizers and connect it to the battery and vape on. However, their batteries are low mAh (milli Amp hours) so they don't tend to last all day long like my eGo batteries or other mods do. Cig-a-likes are great for on the go, and most of them will last between 4-6 hrs of vaping before needing a recharge. You can buy blank cartomizers OR mini-tank systems for many of the popular brands which allow you to purchase ejuice of your choice, fill up, and to vape with.

I was a pack a day smoker…sometimes more, sometimes less, and I love my eGo setup. It is fairly simplistic but works great at home or out and about. They are about the size of a marker or sharpie pen. There are a bunch of different sized eGo batteries as well, all with different mAh levels. The bigger the mAh, the longer it will last you until a recharge is needed. I got two eGo batteries in a kit so when one is charging, I still have another fully charged to vape on. Also, the clearomizers and tank systems both work well on the eGo setups. There are even eGo batteries that have VV (variable voltage) – which are the Twist and Spinner versions. I have recommended eGo batteries to others as a first setup b/c they are still very easy to use but allow for more customizations than the average cig-a-like.

Mods are the ultimate in vaping tech right now. It usually consists of a body, which houses the replaceable batteries, and a clearomizer or tank system connected to it. Most mods allow for Variable Voltage (VV) and/or Variable Wattage (VW), as well as reading atomizer ohms, detecting battery life, etc. Mods are a bit bulkier than eGo batteries but house larger batteries (higher mAh) for longer use. Because they have all these extras, they tend to be the most expensive in price and the most complicated out of the bunch (but still not very complicated at all).

But like I said at the beginning, it all really depends on what you want it for. I would research the differences before you buying a kit and you will likely understand which one is the best fit for you. I have a cig-a-like kit and 2 eGo batteries that work very well…have yet to move into the Mods. So you don't have to jump into mods right away, but you can if you feel that is best for you. If you have any more questions or anything at all, just ask. Someone here would be glad to help you out! Smile

May 22, 2013
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I could not have said it better then that brad. You are a fast typer. lol

May 22, 2013
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Another point to remember is as a beginner, most beginners want something that is simple and easy to use. It is not fun trying to mess with changing coils while you are really wanting a cigarette. My recommendation would be to get a couple of Ego batteries and a charger and a couple of clearomizers like Kangers or Evods. They are simple to use and easy to fill and work great.

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May 22, 2013
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Some of my friends also said they like the hand to mouth. That is why they stay with the e-cigs and commented on my big mod saying it is too big. They prefer the smaller hand to mouth so they know they feel like they are really smoking.

May 22, 2013
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Agreed Steve it really depends on the user, Alot of people when they first quite they do want something similar in size to a cig so it still feels like your smoking one. If you don't mind that I would say an ego twist or vision spinner, Both ego type batterys you can change the voltage on, a little larger than a standard ego and battery life would last 1 1/2 to 2 days of heavy vaping. A more cig type battery isn't going to last you as long and you'll need to recharge more often. hope that helps a little.

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May 22, 2013
5:08 pm
delores
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Yes that is the only problem with the smaller batteries.

May 23, 2013
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Thanks everyone for replying, I'm pretty broke right now, but once I get some money I've been looking around and watching indoorsmokers reviews and I'm thinking either a Halo G6 or Halo Triton Tank System I just don't know between the 2 they both look good and now the G6 has it's own mini tank but I feel like the Triton might give off more smoke and a better throat hit.
Have any of you tried both of these?

May 23, 2013
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From what I hear and from what I have read, either of those would be fine. Just to clarify, your throat hit is going to come from the e-liquid not really the device. If you are looking for throat hit, then you are going to want a higher based PG level as well as a moderate level of nicotine. Now vapor production is going to come from the VG level in the e-liquid, so probably a good 70pg/30vg would give you what you are looking for.

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May 23, 2013
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Yes both seem to be really good devices, and good call on the throat it Steve

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May 23, 2013
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I started with the G6 but soon moved up to the Triton. If I knew more about vaping and batteries, I probably would have started with the Triton and their tanks. The only bad thing is they are an 808D-1 threading so you can't use any other clearomizers but theirs without an adapter because most other clearomizers are,I think, 505 threading. I'm not trying to sway you, this is just my opinion. They are both good, but I only got 4 hrs of charge time out of my G6 and with the Triton, a day or so, depending how much you vape. Halo is an awesome choice either way. Happy Vaping! Smile

May 23, 2013
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I started with the Green Smoke Chris sent me and the Ego T I bought.

May 23, 2013
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ka55vape said

I started with the G6 but soon moved up to the Triton. If I knew more about vaping and batteries, I probably would have started with the Triton and their tanks. The only bad thing is they are an 808D-1 threading so you can't use any other clearomizers but theirs without an adapter because most other clearomizers are,I think, 505 threading. I'm not trying to sway you, this is just my opinion. They are both good, but I only got 4 hrs of charge time out of my G6 and with the Triton, a day or so, depending how much you vape. Halo is an awesome choice either way. Happy Vaping! Smile

Thanks for chiming in Karen, I was hoping one of the Halo users was going to chime in. All good points from a Halo user perspective and the most common thread type is a 510. Hopefully we have helped him make a good decision and thanks for chiming in.

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May 23, 2013
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Oh yeah, 510 duhhhh lol

May 24, 2013
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ok sounds good I think im just gonna go with the triton thanks for all your help. maybe I can win one of these green smoke starter kits and see if ill even like an ecig

May 24, 2013
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Let us know how you like it kmkcaleb! Laugh

May 26, 2013
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will do :)

May 13, 2014
4:40 am
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hello kmkcaleb…………….V4L(Vapor Zeus Dual Mode Starter Kit) would be better for a beginner.The Vapor Zeus Dual Mode features technology the electronic cigarette industry has never seen before. The Vapor Zeus is regulated to 5 volts of power and can be altered to work as an automatic or as a manual device. It can be used as a stand-alone battery, or as a passthrough. Attach a Smileomizer to give this battery the realistic look of a cigar. This kit comes with a Vapor Zeus Dual Mode Battery (choose black or cigar-colored), 2 Smileomizers, a USB Charging Cable, a Slim Wall USB Adapter, and a 30ml bottle of e-liquid.

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