Founded less than 4 years ago, Hawaii-based Volcano Fine Electronic Cigarettes has flourished along with the electronic cigarette market as a whole. Volcano proudly advertises that their products are made in the U.S. despite being sold worldwide. They currently offer 4 starter kits: Magma cartomiser kit, Magma tank kit, Inferno starter kit and their Lavatube 2.0 tank kit. This review will focus specifically on the Volcano Inferno Starter kit, which has a current suggested market price of £49.99. Included in the Inferno starter kit are: 2 batteries, mini USB cable, mains adapter, tube tank setup, 5 cartomisers, 1 tube sock and 1 15ml v-liquid. The features and price point for the Inferno starter kit place it in a competitive position with starter kits offered by Green Smoke cigs and ROK Universal. However, those interested in Volcano products are likely looking for a refillable cartomiser alternative to the non-refillable cartomisers offered by Green Smoke and Rok.
Reasons to Buy
- Refillable cartomisers
- Universal accessories
Reasons to Reconsider
- Bright battery colours
- Limited Warranty
Volcano Review – Aesthetics
The Volcano Inferno starter kit arrived neatly packaged in a black top cardboard box with “The Inferno” printed. The color of the base indicates which color you’ve ordered and mine was a cherry red as I ordered the red battery model. Pulling off the top of the box reveals two batteries of different sizes (different mAh) as well as the tank tube pre-assembled with an acrylic drip tip and cartomiser. Although I’m not particularly fond of the clear tank and bright battery colours, I must admit that the electronic cigarette apparatus had a quality appearance.
“electronic cigarette apparatus had a quality appearance”
Inferno tank tubes were clear with silver rings and a silver cartomiser. Pulling off the top compartment exposes the rest of the contents. The mains adapter and USB cable appear generic but the “Inferno” branding on the adapter is a nice touch. 5 x 1.5 ohm cartomisers are also included in a smaller box as well as the necessary documentation you’d expect from an electronic cigarette.
Volcano Review – Flavour & Vaping
Vaping is accomplished by first pushing the cartomiser (inside the tank) out every so slightly to expose the interior of the tank. Next you must fill the tank with the vaping liquid to roughly ¾ while avoiding the interior of the cartomiser. Then push the cartomiser back into place, attach the drip tip and battery. Pressing the power button 5 times turns the unit ON allowing you to vape. Vaping was typical of comparable electronic cigarette units but reliability may be a concern from such a new company with exceedingly limited warranty.
Volcano Review – Technical Features & Battery
Volcano Review – About The Company
“Founded less than 4 years ago”Volcano Fine Electronic Cigarettes was founded in 2009 in Hawaii, U.S.A. and has since become a globally known electronic cigarette manufacturer. Manufacturing and retail locations are now spread across the U.S., Southeast Asia and here in the UK. Volcano develops and distributes electronic cigarettes, e-liquids and vaping accessories all in the United States. Customer Service can be reached via phone or email during business hours.