Last updated on December 28th, 2015
Traditional styling, great flavors and impressive warranty
SmokeTip Electronic Cigarettes, while not the most popular brand on the market is holding it’s own with a dedicated following. They advertise as being “cheap” which does attract buyers, but what I find more attractive is the fact that they are one of the first (if not only) e-cigarette company to offer a “batteries for life” program which entitles customers to a free, fresh, new SmokeTip battery every time they order three or more ten-packs of cartridges.
You don’t even have to send the old battery back to SmokeTip. That’s a pretty good deal! You’ll have so many batteries on hand, there’s no excuse not to have one fully charged and ready for vaping. You can even give some away to your friends who still smell like cigarettes.
I’m not yet an expert on battery mAhs, but SmokeTip claims that their batteries are “lithium 180mAh’s” for longer life. I can only guess from my research that they are lithium polymer and not lithium ion batteries as SmokeTip doesn’t give you any clues.
You get two batteries in each starter kit and both are “standard” 2.5” size for vapers who prefer their e-cigarette to look like a real cigarette. And it does indeed. No fancy patterns, no slim or long lengths or colorful filters.
SmokeTip does offer many cartridge flavors. Along with two tobacco flavors, there’s Cherry, Apple, Grape, Banana, Orange, Peach, Pineapple, Strawberry, Blueberry, Watermelon, Menthol, Mild Menthol, Coffee Vanilla, Almond, Chocolate, Peppermint, Cinnamon and Clove. The flavors are decent, but if you want e-cig flavors with exceptional taste, you’ll have to shop V2Cigs or Halo which are more expensive.
I should mention that they do offer a longer, 4” battery for $15 if you want to double your use time, but it will not fit in their carrying case, and they now offer a second-generation ecigarette – a vaporizer where you can fill a tank with e-liquids.
Nicotine strengths range from Zero to 16mgs. That’s a bit shy of other brands which can go up to strengths of 24mg.
Shipping is free, but only if you order over $59 worth of product (which isn’t hard).
SmokeTip’s website is a bit clunky and some links don’t get you where you want to go; (the battery maintenance link for example).
Their URL slug says “Cheap Electronic Cigarettes”, but to be honest, in comparing it to other e-cigarette brands, it’s really no cheaper than the rest when you start adding up all options.
SmokeTip does have good, but not voluminous vapor production for a traditional electronic cigarette. Their cartridges last for about 1.25 packs of traditional cigarettes, a bit on the short side when you compare it to other Cartomizers like V2 Cigs or Halo. I did find it strange, that when it’s time to change the cartridge, it gets hot.
Sometimes SmokeTip’s batteries get clogged with dust. You have to either blow into the battery with no cartridge attached, or buy a cleaning kit. I’ve not experienced this with higher-rated e-cigarette brands.
SmokeTip warns customers about being wary of “bad connections” when charging the battery as well as taking precautions not to carry your SmokeTip e-cigarette with metal articles in your pocket, purse or other bags as this will damage the battery and cartridge.
The company does have a strong following with some positive reviews on the website, (if you can find them); mostly about good customer service and how SmokeTip helped them to kick the cigarette habit.
Best-E-Cigarette’s Rating 7.5
- Batteries for Life program
- Wide selection of cartridge flavors
- Modest vapor production
- Average cartridge life
- Limited nicotine strength levels
- Batteries may need some maintenance
- Only has free shipping on larger orders
- Website is short on details and difficult to navigate