VIP Electronic Cigarette Review 2017
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Based out of Manchester, VIP Electronic Cigarette has experienced a boom in popularity alongside the general electronic cigarette industry. The recent media’s focus on the controversy surrounding e-cigarettes is mainly to blame for this boom. VIP offers a vast selection of electronic cigarettes, starter kits and accessories. In addition to traditional cartomizer flavours such as tobacco and menthol, VIP also offers coffee, strawberry and cherry.

A total of seven cartomizer electronic cigarette starter kits are currently offered. Those interesting in tank-based e-cig devices will also be delighted to learn that they offer two kits specifically for them. Although typically more costly at first, these tank e-cigarette systems will save users cash in the long run. Tank-less electronic cigarette starter kits range in market price from £20 to £69.98. Most users will find that VIP Electronic Cigarette’s Executive Starter Kit offers everything they need at a respectable price of £39.98. This starter includes: (1) lithium-ion rechargeable battery, (2) regular refills, (10) tobacco or menthol cartomizers, (1) USB charge adapter, and (1) Mains adapter. Comparable kits to this kit include the Green Smoke Pro and the E-Lites E-Pro 4 Starters. Let’s delve a bit deeper into how VIP’s Executive Starter compares to its competitors.

Reasons to Buy

  • Design

Reasons to Reconsider

  • One Battery
  • Lack of PCC

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VIP Electronic Cigarette Review – Aesthetics

The VIP E-Cigarette Executive Starter Kit comes with conveniently pre-charged batteries for out-of-the-box use. The included mains adapter and USB charge adapter are nothing out of the ordinary with the VIP logo embossed on both. The cartomizers are a solid cigarette orange colour with a silver screw end. The VIP battery included in the Executive Starter has a rather pleasant & quality appearance to it with evenly spaced silver rings encircling it.

“Executive Starter has a rather pleasant & quality appearance”

As is typically the case with electronic cigarettes, the brands logo can be found near the battery-cartomizer junction. A white cardboard box houses all twelve cartomizers, the USB adapter, mains adapter and battery. Unfortunately, VIP does not include a personal charge case with the Executive Starter Kit.

VIP Electronic Cigarette Review – Flavour & Vaping

Regarding cartomizer flavours, buyers are given the option between Tobacco and Menthol. Nicotine strength choices for the VIP E-Cigarette Executive Starter are restricted to strong (24mg), regular (16mg) or mild (11mg) for tobacco. Users that opt for the Menthol flavour are further limited, having to choose from either strong or regular nicotine strengths. VIP recommends that new users try out their 24mg nicotine strengths first.

The VIP Executive Starter is a two-piece electronic cigarette system that only requires users to screw the cartomizer into the battery for use. Vaping begins when the user inhales, causing the atomizer to heat up the e-liquid contained as well as turning on the LED battery light.

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VIP Electronic Cigarette Review – Technical Features & Battery

vip-electronic-cigarette-battery vip-electronic-cigarette-charger As mentioned previously, the Executive Starter Kit offered VIP does not include a personal charge case. This is rather disappointing since PCCs are becoming more prominent due to the obvious convenience of being able to charge on the go. The lack of a PCC along with only a single battery being included in this kit make it difficult for users to vape for an entire day without a fixed power supply.

Similar to other electronic cigarettes that use automatic batteries, users do not need to worry about when to turn on the device as the vaporizer is only on when a drag is detected. I recommend users planning that are on the road often to opt for the more expensive Platinum Starter Kit (market price £69.98) as it include a total of two batteries and a car adapter.

vip-electronic-cigarette-taurus “rather disappointing since PCCs are becoming more prominent” A 28-day limited warranty is offered by VIP Electronic Cigarette on products purchased through their website and is restricted to the original buyer. Cartomizers are not covered under this limited warranty due to their consumable nature as well as for health reasons. Electrical devices such as batteries, USB charge cables, car chargers and mains adapters carry the 28-day warranty so long as they are not tampered with or used improperly.

VIP Electronic Cigarette Review – About The Company

“website provides general electronic cigarette information”VIP is an electronic cigarette distributor was launched in 2009 and is currently based out of Manchester. The company’s comprehensive website provides general electronic cigarette information as well as the ability to order directly. VIP Electronic Cigarette is a member of the Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association (ECITA) that regulates the quality of the e-cigs sold by its members. Their customer support staff is available from 9-5:30pm Monday through Friday and can be reached either by phone or email.

  • Charliesback

    Thanks for the info on VIP! Still searching for that perfect ecig!

    • Al

      Take a look at JACvapour and search no more.

  • Kath

    Have used my VIP e-cig for 5 weeks now and although having been a heavy smoker I haven’t needed an ordinary cigarette. Saving a fortune already!

  • Roach

    Looks pretty good. I like the overall design and all of that however the one battery is a real pain for a frequent user like me.

  • metzymems

    I loved VIP at first, it was a great product which tasted good, lasted a reasonable length of time and gave me that smoking feeling. Sadly over the last 18 months the overall quality had dropped drastically. The tips last not even half a day, the batteries now die within a month and a half on the ecig. I also have a photon tank and I have noticed that the liquid (I use USA Tobacco) is lasting around half the length of time as it used to.

    I recently received a dodgy cartomizer, it didn’t vape. I let their customer services know. They took their time replying and when they did they said I would have to send it back to them, along with an unopened one so they could test the unopened one as they don’t test open ones. I explained to them that the other tips in the pack work but they were uninterested. They insisted that they had to test a sealed one and not the dodgy one. The cheeky beggars then said IF it was found to be faulty they would refund/replace.

    So basically they want to test a (most likely) working cartridge to check for a fault in a cartridge they are not even testing. Adding insult to injury they are saying IF they find a fault they will refund/replace. This made me feel like they were questioning my honesty.

    I’m tired of VIP, their poor products and awful customer services. They have even removed their facebook page because they have been getting a bad reputation and people took to FB to complain.

    The problem is I cannot find a similar tasting product to their USA tobacco, so if anyone know of one please could you let me know so I don’t have to put anymore money in their pockets! Thanks

  • Harriet

    6 months ago my boyfriends mum bought me a starter kit when I said I wanted to give up smoking. She purchased me a kit and herself and together we both tried to give up. Within days her battery stopped working and filter snapped. I on the other hand had my battery at least 3 months before purchasing a new one and have been happy with the product…yes the staff on the stalls in the shopping centres are ignorant and lazy whenever you have a problem but generally if an item has broken they have been happy to replace them even without proof of purchase. This was all fine up until a couple of weeks ago when I ordered a battery, some filters and liquid online. On arrival the battery wouldn’t work. They refused to send me a replacement until there ”faults” team had examined it. I offered to take it to one of their stalls to be replaced but apparently they wouldn’t do that…even thought I they have replaced items before. I returned the battery recorded delivery and told them that I was a loyal customer and had spent £100’s with them and wanted a new one sent asap they were so rude via email I just gave up and said I didn’t want a replacement just a refund. They confirmed that they would refund me the battery and cost of postage. Roughly £16. A day or so later a new battery arrived which I didn’t want as by this time I had purchased a kit from another brand…it was also faulty. I emailed them asking why this had happened and where was my refund. They advised that if I sent this battery back recorded delivery they would give me a refund. So due to there fault…twice…I was being asked to pay out another £6.00? How they can justify this…god knows. But to say the least I am thoroughly annoyed. They are a cowboy brand with an customer service. They have so much competition and yet they refuse to treat customers in the way they should. They take your money but then refuse to refund you! There are lots of other brands out there that have better ethics so don’t waste your money with VIP.