Personal Vaporizers vs. E-Cigarettes: What’s The Difference?
Let’s get to the heart of the matter here – e-cigarettes definitely aren’t the same as they used to be. Once upon a time, you were lucky if you managed to get a half-decent smoke out of your ecig, puffing away as hard as you can to fulfill that nicotine addiction that just needs feeding.
These days, technology has come a long way. Luckily, this can only mean good news for the relatively new industry that is e-cigs. Improvements mean that you’re not suffering at the hands of the vape liquid or a dead battery/cartridge that has run out of liquid but you don’t know yet…
These are great for beginners. A simple design crossed with ease of use makes them an obvious first choice for anyone looking to jump from being a smoker to a vaper. That’s what we like to call ourselves! 😉
You simply screw the cartridge to the battery and away you go. Aside from changing/refilling the cartridge, or re-juicing the battery, there is minimal muss and no fuss. Simple, easy, cheap.
Of course, you get what you pay for, and it does pay to shop around as well. There are some brands out there that simply don’t live up to expectations in the world of e-cigarettes, and that’s before you even begin to look at the scams. Names like SmokeTip and Vapor Couture just don’t live up to scratch. Even though they do look good.
Of course, at the other end of the spectrum, there are some names out there that are well worth their weight in gold. Halo, for example, is a brand I have recently fallen a little bit in love with, and before that, I was a massive fan of e-cigs like Eversmoke and Green Smoke. Plus they always seem to have the best discount codes!
With these smaller, two-piece designs, although they are simple and discreet; perfect for anyone looking to make an easy change from regular smokes to their electronic counterparts, they don’t really have the power needed to keep you satisfied for long. The battery will soon give up the ghost, and it won’t be long before you get annoyed with having to keep recharging them. Plus you’ve had enough of that burnt taste you get with the cartridges…
It’s at this point that you probably need to start looking at somewhat of an upgrade!
These are bigger, better, more bang for your buck if you like?
There are a lot of benefits to be had from these. For a start, the clear tanks let you see exactly how much liquid is left in the tank so you never have to experience that burnt taste ever again. You can see how much liquid is in there, whether or not it is going thick and goopy, whether it’s getting stuck anywhere it shouldn’t… There’s a lot to be said for these clear tanks.
Plus there’s the bigger battery too – the bigger battery means bigger capacity, and this in turn means that you will have a much longer battery life to enjoy. You won’t need to keep hunting for plug sockets throughout the day, or USB ports to plug your charger into. You also won’t burn them out as quickly. All batteries have a shelf life.
With the smaller e-cigs, you generally only have small battery capacities such as 650mah. When you look for the tank-style e-cigarettes, you’re looking at capacities such as 900mah and even over 1300mah in some cases. South Beach Smoke, for example, offers some pretty impressive battery capacities.
These days you can even get batteries that have a small screen built in to show you things like how many puffs you’ve already gotten out of it, plus how much juice is still left in it too! Now that’s smart thinking – that’s the kind of luxury you get with the personal vaporizers. That’s why you upgrade to them.
Of course, one final thing that separates the two types of e-cigarette is the price. You’ll generally find that the tanks are more expensive than the two-piece ones, but there is a good reason for this – you get what you pay for!