I was full of nostalgia when I received a package from Blu E-cigarettes. The very first electric cigarettes I ever saw or tried was Blu. It felt almost exactly like a stinky cigarette, except it was black. It even had a charger than looked like a pack of smokes. It was different and new at the time and I remember puffing away with basically no throat hit or nicotine satisfaction.
But, that was years ago and the e-cigarette market is constantly changing, so I was excited to try what they had sent me. Blu’s myblu has the look and feel of another, very popular, small e-cigarette. Myblu is slim, flat and easy to handle. It’s also extremely light. I mention this because some people who consider making the switch from regular, ole smokes to an electronic cigarette or vape mod, don’t make the leap of faith due to weight and bulk. The myblu is compact and light, which impressed me.
Ease of use
Myblu takes a “liquidpod,” which clips into the end and is pre-filled with tobacco-flavored nicotine. Blu has made the design very user friendly. No on/off switch, no buttons to press. The end opposite the “liquidpod” lights up when you hit it, and what color the light is lets the user know how much battery is remaining.
Another note on the “liquidpod” is that it includes the mouthpiece, so every time you have to replace the pod, you always get a new mouthpiece. Always awesome.
Naturally, as soon as I got it I wanted to try it. The information included with the starter kit says that the myblu comes with a partial charge, but that it should be fulled charged before the first use. It took about 10 minutes for it to get a full charge. A bonus in my book.
Quick charging always ranks higher in my book. No one likes to wait around to use their device and these electronic cigarettes aren’t like a vape mod. You can’t just keep an extra set of batteries around, so you have to wait. Myblu: quick charge – awesome.
I’ve found that hitting the myblu all day, as my usual device, that I charge it about every day and a half. If I was going to use it regularly, I would probably be in the habit of charging it when I took a shower. It takes about 20 minutes to charge myblu from a red battery light..
The liquidpods are both neat and a pain in the butt. Neat because you don’t have to mess with a bottle or juice, or try to hit a small target to fill something up. You just remove the packaging and slip it into place, the little snap lets you know it’s in there right. They fit in secure. I haven’t had a problem with any slipping out on me when it was moved around. And, they seem to last. I’ve been hitting the same myblu liquidpod for about a week and I have used up about half of it.
Now, the liquidpods are a pain in the butt because they leak juice. I have not had them leak juice outside of the device. But, I have, frequently, gotten a mouthful of juice when I went to hit it.
I can’t find a rhyme or reason to why the juice comes out, I’ve tried basically hitting it and laying it flat, it still happens. I’ve tried hitting and keep myblu at a slight angle, still get mouthfuls of juice. Now, don’t misunderstand, it’s not every hit and the juice isn’t running out all over. It’s every few hits and just enough to be annoying.
Who should use the MyBlu?
Now, let me tell you why the myblu won’t be becoming my daily device. Some electronic cigarette users like something that tastes and fells like a smelly smoke. Others want exactly the opposite, they love the non-tobacco flavors and full hand mod feel.
My husband is the first and I am the latter. And guess what, he has been begging to steal my myblu. The myblu hits like a real smoke, with a strong throat hit.
If you are someone that wants to feel like you are smoking, but without the smell and nasty health risks, myblu is right up your alley. In that aspect, its really pretty awesome.
But, it’s not my thing. I do find myself grabbing it here and there for a different tasting hit. And it’s so convenient that I can’t help but have it with me. I think Blu did well with this product.
Blu offers eight flavors of liquidpods. I got to try Polar Mint, Gold Leaf and Magnificent Menthol. Each of these flavors tastes exactly like what it sounds like it will. And Blu usually stands true to form, so as a consumer I would feel that Vivid Vanilla, Classic Tobacco, Blueberry, and Carolina Blend would taste pretty much as described. Remember, Blu concentrates on a tobacco flavor, so even the Polar Mint has a tobacco taste, a pretty dang good minty tobacco taste.
Now, let’s talk price.
You can order the myblu starter kit from the manufacturer for $19.99. The kit includes the myblu device, a USB charging cable, and one liquidpod. A great price for everything you need to get started.
If a small, rechargeable device is what you are looking for, give the myblu a try. If you are a smoker trying to give it up, myblu is worth checking into. With the physical and taste similarities to a traditional cigarette, it may be just what you need to put down the old pack and start with something new and electronic.
The best place to buy the myblu is directly from Blu E-Cigarettes.