Electronic Cigarette Brand Ratings & Comparisons
Electronic cigarette brands are growing, and with so many brands to choose from, consumers can become confused. Being the premier electronic cigarette brand review site on the Internet, we put in time to make a factual site with all the information you’ll need to make an educated purchase. We update this page frequently, and often times we’ll change our recommendations based on shipping times, inventory, and customer service complaints.
There are many places you can find ratings of the top electronic cigarette brands on the web – but our site is different, and this page details the idiosyncrasies that make each brand unique. It’s important you know how to use the e cigarette brand reviews you read so you can find the top electronic cigarette that suits your social and mental needs. While some people look for a casual puff of vapor, others seek nicotine delivery and “throat hit.” We try to note where brands differentiate in these regards in our reviews.
We do our best to post our own opinions while still allowing consumers to rate the various brands as well. That is why this electronic cigarette brands review site is more of a database for information more than a typical product review site. We like to think of the wealth of information posted here as a guidebook to help consumers help each other by posting reviews and experiences.
Now, on to the e cigarette reviews and analysis of the major electronic cigarette brands. We update the site frequently and are on top of the latest changes in packaging, batteries, cartridge offers, and of course, sales. We’re all about saving money along the way.
Note: This page compares electronic cigarettes. If you want to skip to our top e-cigarette recommendation, click here.
Electronic cigarette comparisons: bracket style format!
Comparison #1: There Is No Comparison. Read about the #1 Brand: V2 Cigs
V2 Cigs: World’s Most Popular Electronic Cigarette
V2 Cigs has stood out from the other electronic cigarette brands since late 2010, and is the obvious choice by our blog readers, review team, and according to Alexa.com, ex-tobacco smokers across the world!
The Facts about V2 Cigs:
- V2 Cigs is rated the top brand according to Alexa.com, which tracks popularity of internet traffic.
- V2 Cigs won over our entire panel of ex-tobacco smokers.
- V2 Cigs customers all post great things about their customer service.
Our personal experience, dating to mid 2010, has been nothing but on the “up and up” with V2 Cigs. The V2 Cigs brand has grown it’s product line substantially, and has become the number one selling brand due to all of the hard work their core team of engineers has put into the company. Keep in mind, V2 Cigs started selling electronic cigarettes in a very primitive, grassroots manner with one goal: to change the way society gets their nicotine, one puff at a time. Their simple approach to making quality products has worked, and consumers have flocked to V2 Cigs in droves. Congratulations to V2 Cigs, the #1 best selling electronic cigarette, hands down.
We used to compare V2 Cigs to The Safe Cig, but due to many complaints about The Safe Cig, notably about their customer service (or lack of) we didn’t think it was fair to put V2 Cigs in the same category. While we have enjoyed the Safe Cig products (scroll down for a Safe Cig Review) the customer service is a major concern for us.
Another e cigarette brand comparison is below.
Electronic cigarette comparison: Battle of the Colored Brands:
Green Smoke vs. Blu Cigs
Where Green Smoke Wins:
- Vapor production. Green Smoke has much more vapor than Blu Cigs and it’s e cigarette is more on par with the size of an actual tobacco cigarette.
- Consumer reviews usually side with Green Smoke over Blu Cigs.
- Customer Service. Hands down, Green Smoke has much more organized customer service and support.
- “Real” ex-smokers feel it’s more realistic.
Where Blu Cigs Wins:
- Innovation. Everything from the logo, to the design, to the charging pack, points to Blu Cigs. The new social marketing apparatus is going to be epic and will certainly be the choice of the bar and club scene crowd.
- Social smokers prefer Blu Cigs over all other brands. The small size is easy to transport and the charging pack makes it easy to keep the batteries charged.
- Women seem to prefer Blu Cigs from online reviews we read and feedback from our one female panelist.
- Cheaper e cigarette. In a price comparison, Blu Cigs is about 47% cheaper.
To read our e cigarette reviews, based on personal use by our four panelists, please follow the links below.
Tier 1: The best electronic cigarettes – buy with confidence from this list. Our panelists smoke these brands on a regular basis, and on any given week one of us, or our fellow readers, do business with these brands. They have upheld top quality products and customer service and are the creme de la creme of e cigarette brands.
Click on the brands titles in RED to visit the review & analysis page. You’ll also find consumer comments on those pages.
People really like the vapor they get with V2 Cigs. Huge line of accessories and great customer service.
Industry leaders with an excellent core team of customer service and sales support. Long lasting cartridges.
Incredible marketing and branding. New “smart pack” is most innovative e cigarette of 2011.
Hot new brand, very impressive product line-up and so far, great customer service.
South Beach Smoke has released it’s new SuperMax batteries. Popular with celebrities!
Quickly becoming a popular electronic cigarette for those who like a simple offer and traditional look at a great price.
Tier 2 – Either we don’t have as much experience with these brands or they have generated complaints in recent months. While we do enjoy some of the products on this list, we do our best to keep up with who has inventory and who treats their customers with care. Accordingly, we do our best to warn consumers before buying any electronic cigarette.
We like the products The Safe Cig offers, but the customer service has been a major disappointment. If you absolutely have to order The Safe Cig, keep the recent Safe Cig complaints in mind and always call to check inventory before placing an order online.
Some quick notes about The Safe Cig’s products, which again, we do really enjoy.
- Cigarette-like look and feel.
- More popular with “ex smokers” and the “hardcore, throat-hit-seeking smokers.”
- The Safe Cig has a cult following among the people looking for that “real tobacco taste.”
If you boil down all of the electronic cigarette brands we review on this website, a lot of it comes down to be personal preference and what fits your style. In the tobacco smoking world, there are probably 100+ brands that offer similar products. Just like in that marketplace, electronic cigarettes come down to personal brand preference as well. If you read each review carefully, or are shopping for a certain price point, there is something for everyone on our site.
We don’t mean to confuse anyone with rave reviews, but we’ve tried many poorly made brands and these ones have stood out above the crowd. We also aren’t shy to point out flaws that lie within companies as we truly try to help consumers find the electronic cigarette that will not only help them “smoking-wise,” but not give them headaches when they need to reach out to the company with questions or re-order cartridges.
What exactly goes into the electronic cigarette ratings we are so eager to provide?
1. Consumer opinions.
You, the consumer, count! Let your voice be heard. Good reviews, bad reviews, ugly reviews, they are all welcome and as long as they are clean (we will censor reviews of harsh tones as well as weed out any direct promotion of other websites). Consumers are the most important part of this blog, and YOU are the consumer. Submit your opinion and help keep the site up to date with all the latest information on the subject of electronic cigarette reviews.
You Spoke, we listened. In late 2011, the Safe Cig generated many complaints. Accordingly, we issued a warning on all people who are considering purchasing from this brand. Your voice was heard, and we thank you.
2. Our personal use and reviews.
We like to try the e cigarettes just as much as you. For that reason, we will post our own opinions on the site and ensure the consumer sentiment is not only on-target but factual. If a company changes their offer, we like to ensure we are up to date with all of our information. (remember, it was only a year ago Blu Cigs had a three piece offer and now they’ve made drastic changes to their devices).
3. Customer service and reliability.
Many companies make great products, but if their customer support lacks, they can take a hike. We’ll expose brands that have sub-par customer support or who run blatant rip-off schemes. You can count on us pointing out the ugly companies out there and telling you which ones to avoid.
With many more electronic cigarette brands coming soon, we’ll continue to be the best electronic cigarette review site online. Please bookmark this page and check back frequently for new reviews.
Also, your comments are welcome and really help consumers find the best electronic cigarette brands for their liking. Should you need any guidance on anything, please email us. (staff@ecigaretteReviews.com) Alternatively, leave a comment in this thread and we usually address all comments within 24 hours, even on weekends!
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