Hello, vapers! How are you doing today? It’s time for a brand new device review, and I would like to put one of my recent discoveries under the spotlight – the blu Pro Kit.
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blu Cigs recently got in touch with me to see if I wanted to try this kit, plus a few of their brand new eliquids. I’ve developed a bit of love for pen-style devices recently. I find myself switching from the bigger box mods to these smaller vapes, usually when I head out and about. I recently had an awkward exhale moment at a street crossing where I almost got myself run over because of my the foggy haze around my head, so it’s probably in my best interests to leave the big cloud-producers at home …
This is not the first time I’ve tried blu products. Over the years, I’ve picked up a few bottles of blu eliquid from petrol stations and local convenience stores. They’ve come in handy for emergency purchases, especially in the days before eliquid was accessible absolutely everywhere. These guys were established in 2009, and from what I can make out, they’re owned by a company in Amsterdam, called Fontem Ventures B.V. I think that company is owned by Imperial Brands. I’ve never heard of either, to be honest.
I’m also pretty sure that blu used to be called Sky Cigs, one of the very first brands I used when I first started vaping. (I checked an old review, they definitely were called Sky Cigs before.)
blu Pro Kit
The blu Pro Kit is marketed as a vape with a battery that lasts all day, as well as having indicator lighting to show you how much charge is left in the battery, and a large window on the tank (called clearomiser) to make it easy to see how much juice is left.
On its own, the Pro Kit retails for £14.99. In terms of price, this one’s pretty cheap, especially when you look at some of the others on the market, and from brands that have only been around for five minutes too.
In the box, you get a clearomiser, the battery, and also the USB charging cable. It gives you everything you need, with the exception of a spare battery. I would always advise buying a second battery. What are you going to vape with when this one is plugged in and charging?
However, the blu Pro states that the battery will last all day. That says, to me, that I should be able to start using it in the morning and then not need to charge it up until I’m ready to go to bed at night. Ish … If that is the case, you could probably survive without your vape device for a couple of hours while it charges up in the evening. You could be eating dinner or having a bath or something, you know? Although, I do vape in the bath. Do you do that too?
You should be aware that the bits and pieces for the blu Pro Kit are NOT the same as the older blu Cigs Pro Kit. This one is newer and remodelled, and it would appear that there is no backwards compatibility. (I saw a few annoyed customers talking about this in various places on the web … )
blu Pro Kit Review
The first thing you’ll notice about this vape pen is that it’s quite long. It’s about an inch longer than the Vapour2 Pro Series 3X (which is also in the review queue), and it’s also longer than the Vype ePen and eTank. This *WILL NOT* fit in the pocket of my skinny jeans. In fact, I don’t think this will fit in the pocket of any jeans.
I measured it. It’s almost seven inches long.
I’m just going to leave that where it is and back away slowly …
Despite being ridiculously long, it’s not difficult or awkward to use or hold. It looks massive in my little hands, but everything does. Again, I’m just going to leave that where it is and back away slowly …
The blu Pro has a really smooth, soft-touch finish, but does only come in one colour — black. I liked it, but colour is important to some people, y’know? We want options now, and there will always be someone who wants a white one, or a pink one, or a rainbow one. Ooh, I’d like a rainbow one!
Colour-snobbery aside, it all screws together nice and easy and is actually quite durable-feeling. Being quite cheap (when compared to other brands), I kinda figured this one would feel a bit … well, cheap. It doesn’t. It actually feels like something that might last. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now with no problems, and I’m the clumsiest person in the world. I’ve dropped it. Nothing happened. Nothing fell off. It all still worked. There wasn’t even a scratch on it, and it fell on to concrete.
I actually feel like this one should be more expensive when you compare it to some of the other cheap, plastic, and tacky £20 kits out there. Am I allowed to say that?
I hate that word. Why can’t we just have one word for it? It’s a tank. What’s up with clearomiser and atomiser? And why does every company seem to call it something different?
Let’s start from the top.
You fill your tank from the top, unscrewing the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece itself is actually a really nice shape, and when you screw it all together, there are no gaps. I’ve been using the blu Pro for a few weeks now, and I haven’t experienced a single leak from it. Not once has it gurgled. I’ve not found myself covered in eliquid after refilling it, although the space around the centrepiece of the tank is pretty small. It can be fiddly to refill if you don’t use thin-tipped bottles. Oh, and the mouthpiece can be a bit stiff too. I had four clearomisers and I found them all to be a little stiff when screwing/unscrewing the top to refill.
Moving down, we come to the window that shows you how much juice is left in the tank. There’s one on either side of the tank. I like this feature, although I don’t really know why the windows need to be tinted blue. I think I would have preferred a clear tank window, to make it slightly easier to see. It sounds really petty and a bit odd, but in certain lighting conditions, you couldn’t *easily* see how much liquid was left in there.
How long do blu Pro clearomiser last?
Right, I’m going to be brutally honest with you, I’m still using them. I tried all four of the clearomisers with the four liquids I was sent. The website and box state that you can only use blu liquid in the tank, but I’ve used other liquids and absolutely nothing has happened. Well, nothing bad. It’s worked perfectly fine. I don’t know why they say that? (I’ve probably just voided any warranty by using a different eliquid in the tank. I might check out the T&C’s.)
Anyway, I’ve been using these clearomisers, mixing and matching with various flavours of eliquid, from different brands, for WEEKS. I’m talking actual weeks. I keep waiting for the burnt taste, but it hasn’t happened yet. I used one clearomiser every day for about a week and a half, constantly, and it still didn’t burn out.
I’m going to make a bold statement and say that these tanks/clearomisers/atomisers/whatever you want to call them last for a ridiculously long time … Whether you use blu liquids or not.
Final note: I don’t think these are compatible with anything else I own. I’ve got a few. I’ve still got actual cigalike e-cigarettes from the late 2000’s … These aren’t even compatible with the older blu systems. I think I’ve mentioned that already.
- Replacement clearomisers for the blu Pro Kit are £4.99 each and can be found HERE.
The battery is what makes this vape pen as long as it is, a 1100mAh beast. I would estimate that this would give you about 11 hours of fairly regular vaping. That’s what I tend to find from these mouth-to-lung style devices. The same ‘rules’ don’t apply to sub ohm vaping because it uses more power.
Does this give me 11 hours of vaping before I need to charge it up? Yes. I get about 10 or so hours of vaping with it usually. On the days that I find myself chain-puffing away, I probably only get about 7 or 8 hours out of it, but that’s still not bad going when you consider this kit is less than £20.
The button is pretty easy to find. You don’t spend ages hunting for it with your thumb or finger, but the USB port is actually really close to it, which I don’t think helps. Sometimes I find myself trying to push the USB bit, instead of the actual button.
The button lights up when you use it, and so does a section on the bottom. It took me a while to work out what this section at the bottom did. There are little boxes, and the number of boxes corresponds to the amount of charge you have left in the battery. It honestly took me about three or four days to figure that out, and that was only because I finally got around to reading the instructions. I actually thought it spun for a while, like a variable voltage option. What an idiot …
- Replacement blu Pro batteries are £12.99 each and can be found HERE.
I didn’t expect much when this kit turned up, but it’s actually quite impressive. It’s not going to give you big clouds, but it also won’t confuse the crap out of you. It’s easy to use, simple to put together and so far, nothing has gone wrong. It hasn’t gurgled or spat at me, it works every time I pick it up. More than that, I find myself looking for it. I’ll get up from my desk to go and pick it up, rather than use something already by the side of me. That says a lot to me because I’m super lazy.
I do have individual reviews of the various flavours coming soon, and a video, but I will just say that they’ve all been pretty enjoyable to vape with. In terms of vapour production, this isn’t built to give you loads of the stuff, but it does give you a satisfying amount. More than some, less than others, but generally not bad. Again, more powerful than I had expected form a vape pen like this.
I used a mixture of eliquids in my blu Cigs Pro, including a few that weren’t blu Cigs, and they all vaped really well in it. The throat hit obviously depended on the liquid’s strength, etc., but it worked well and delivered what I expected from the non-blu liquids.
blu Pro Kit Review – Conclusion
Well, what a turn-up for the books! I honestly didn’t expect to like this much, considering it’s what I would consider a cheapie little starter kit. I’ve been experimenting with bigger devices lately, and although I do love them, these simpler kits sure do come in handy. They won’t get me run over, like that little situation I mentioned at the beginning of this review.
The clearomisers honestly seem to last forever.
The battery is pretty impressive too, but I still recommend getting yourself a couple of batteries, rather than relying on just one. If this is your first/only vape device, you’ll have nothing to use when the original battery is charging up, or if it conks out.
It vapes well, the liquids I’ve used taste exactly as they’re meant to (and how they do in other, more expensive tanks), and it hasn’t broken on me. It’s never leaked. It’s not the most powerful beast on the market, that’s for sure, but I really like it. It actually does have a battery that will last you most of the day. With the exception of being a bit too long for my liking, and some of the bits being a bit stiff, the blu Cigs Pro has actually proven itself to be a reliable and durable vape pen.
Would I buy the blu Pro again?
Yes. When these cartridges run out, I’ll buy new ones.
Would I recommend the blu Pro to you?
Yes. If you’re looking for a first-time vape, this one is simple enough to put together, doesn’t do anything it shouldn’t, and delivers a satisfying vape that I think a smoker would appreciate. (My smoking other half does agree. No, I still haven’t managed to make him switch entirely. I think he’s doing it on purpose now.)
Even if you’re not looking for a first time vape, this device has a lot of pros, long battery life and long-lasting clearomisers being just two of them. I like taking it out when I don’t want to use a big and hefty sub ohm device. It is a bit long for no-handbag days though …
⭐I’m giving it 4.5 stars out of 5. The size is a *little* off-putting, but the rest of it is pretty damn good!⭐
You can find the blu Pro Kit for £19.97 (+ 2 bottles of 10 ml eliquid) HERE on blu Cigs.
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