- Starter Kit Cost: £39.99
- Battery Cost: £6.99 – £7.99
- Cartridge Cost: £1.79 – £1.99
- Money Back Guarantee: 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
- Charger Options: USB, Wall, Car
- Cartridge Life: *40 Cigarettes * I found approx. 8 – 10 cigarettes
- Battery Life: *28 Cigarettes* I found approx. 15 cigarettes
- Free Delivery: Over £35
From the moment you click on to the Magicig website, you feel the air of simplicity. Clean and white, with just the right amount of blue and purple to keep it interesting.
“Discover your freedom” the tagline says. Will you really discover the freedom from smoking with Magicig…?
Magicig Pro Starter Kit – £39.99
I decided to go with a half decent starter kit. If I’m going to get into it, I might as well get into it properly. Sadly, Magicig doesn’t offer tank-style personal vaporizers as yet, although I’m hoping that this won’t be long off. The two-pieces fulfil a purpose, but I seem to have much better luck with the tanks these days. Maybe it’s because I’ve been smoking e-cigs for years?
The starter kit itself is pretty simple but to be honest, it’s not a bad price. You get two batteries, six refill cartridges, a wall charger, USB charger, plus the usual stuff – box, users manual, disclaimer card, etc.
The good thing about Magicig is that if you can get a group of you together to buy your starter kits at the same time, you’ll save a decent amount of cash. The price drops down when you buy 2-5 kits to £37.99, and if you’re buying 5 or more you’re only going to pay £34.99 per kit.
The battery is only a 180mah battery but that seems to be the trend among the two-piece starter kits these days. If you want a bigger battery capacity, you’re probably better off looking at one of the tank style personal vaporisers rather than the smaller and more discreet classic e-cigs.
For more information on batteries, why not check out – The Different Types of ECigarettes.
The website states that when the battery is fully charged, you should get about 28 cigarettes worth of use out of it. I’m going to disagree with this ever so slightly sadly. I’d say you probably get about 15 cigarettes worth of use out of a full charge, and that’s if you use it just as you would use a ‘regular’ cigarette.
Most e-cigarette users tend to find that they puff away on their e-cigarette much more than they would have smoked regular cigarettes so you can’t expect the batteries to last for the full amount of time that they state on the website. I would have expected to get about 20 cigarettes worth if the website stated 28, but it felt a bit short of that.
A new battery will set you back £7.99 but if you’re buying in bulk there are savings to be had. You’ll save £1 if you buy more than one at a time. I normally just get two.
The website states that you’ll get around 300 charges out of the battery. Thinking about this logically – the battery lasts for about 10-15 cigarettes so you’re going to be charging two batteries (rotating them) at least once each per day. This means that ideally, you’re going to be getting 300 days worth of charging out of them – about ten months or so. The first battery I had lasted about 3/4 weeks before it died (but I did drop it out of the car and kick it halfway down the road), and the second one is still going strong about 6 weeks later…
I would probably recommend starting with three batteries to make doubly sure everything goes according to plan, and whenever you buy new refill cartridges, add a battery to your order. It’s just another £6.99, right?
Each refill cartridge is said to be good for about 40 cigarettes or so but I didn’t find that they lasted anywhere near that long. I would have said about 8-10 cigarettes is the reality of it here. This isn’t disappointing, although I would have preferred if the website was a bit more honest. Most cartridges for the two-piece designs last for about 8 – 15 cigarettes generally.
A pack of five refills is £9.99 and again, the more you buy, the cheaper the packs are individually.
Now for the important bit – flavours and strengths:
- Strawberry – High & Medium
- Grape – High
- Menthol – High & Medium
- Cola – High & Medium
- Vanilla – High & Medium
- Blueberry – High & Medium
- Apple – High & Medium
- Mixed Flavour – High & Medium
- Cherry – High
- Tobacco – High, Medium, & Low
- Grape – Medium
You can also find mini refills too for a smaller, more discreet vaping experience.
Throat Hit & Vapour
I will be honest, I did wish for a little more throat hit from the Magicig e-cigarette but it wasn’t all bad. There was a decent amount of vapour – probably just about enough in my experience, but the throat hit was pretty disappointing even with the high strength cartridge refills. It wasn’t bad once I’d refilled the cartridge with my own high-strength e-liquid which suggests it’s the liquid used that proved to be not strong enough, not the actual cartridge makeup. They need to add a bit more of a kick to their e-liquid and make the cartridges last longer and then they would have been in the running for one of the better e-cigarettes on the market.
Why Should You Buy Magicig E-Cigarettes?
There are a lot of good things to be said about the Magicig brand. For a start, their simple website and design makes for an easy user experience, and there aren’t too many choices either. If this is your first branch-out in to the world of e-cigs, you don’t want too many options thrown at you. For this reason, I’d suggest it’s not a bad brand to use if you are relatively new to the world of e-cigarettes.
There’s a 30 day money back guarantee that you can make use of if you’re not satisfied with what you get, and there’s even Royal Mail free shipping too which is an added bonus. You’ll soon learn to checkout the shipping costs before you get excited about how much money you’ve saved by purchasing your components elsewhere.
There’s a simple ‘Product Returns’ page on their website so you don’t need to spend a lifetime on the phone to their customer service agents in order to report a dodgy battery or whatever. I actually think this is one of the best features I’ve found – those phone calls are a real pain in the backside after a while.
Taking everything into consideration, I was only able to rate Magicig 3 stars out of 5. They are a decent e-cigarette brand but they promised a lot on the website that I didn’t feel they were able to deliver. Their cartridges don’t last for as long as they assure you they will, and the batteries felt below par when comparing them to some of the other e-cig brands.
This isn’t a bad e-cig to try if this is your first experience with e-cigarettes because they are easy to use and learn with, but you probably won’t find yourself using them for very long, especially when you find yourself charging them up every five minutes without a personal charging carry case.
Probably not the best idea for an experienced e-cig user, and a tad on the expensive side when compared to other kits too!
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