Hello, vapers! How are you all doing today? I decided it was probably about time I kept you all up to date with how things are going on with the Vapour2 VERTX. This weird little device came in my Vapour2 haul, along with the Trinity Kit, some CBD Oil, and a small EX Series Kit to try it with. You can find the review for the Vapour2 Trinity here, and the rest are to come …
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But yes, I got my hands on one of the newest designs released by Vapour2, formerly known as V2 Cigs or V2 Cigs UK. They’re a brand I’ve been a firm favourite of for many years, and I’ve continually gone back to them. I’ve found them to be a reliable brand of vaporisers and e-cigs, and I’ve never come across a model that’s let me down.
Well, until now.
Vapour2 VERTX – £49.99
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There are two VERTX options on offer – the regular one and the ‘Plus’, which has a little screen on the side. Oh, it’s a touchscreen too. Did I mention that? If you want to take a peek at the two kits, you’ll find them here:
I thought I had the ‘Plus’ initially because I saw the word on the box somewhere, but I actually had the regular kit. It’s probably for the best. Here’s a little *Spoiler Alert* > I wasn’t the biggest fan of the device.
You have three options – you can opt for the ‘Blank Cartridge Kit’ or the original kit – it comes with either tobacco or menthol flavoured cartridges that you CANNOT refill yourself.
*If you can, I haven’t figured it out yet. Feel free to educate me in the comments below.*
You can add on a pack of three pre-filled cartridges (with the kit) for an additional £9.95. You *do not* get a discount for buying the pre-filled cartridges at the same time as ordering the VERTX device. They are £9.95 for a pack of three regularly.
You get just one cart in the Blank Cartridge kit, but you can add on three further blank cartridges for £24.95.
In MY kit, I received the VERTX device/battery, a pre-filled cartridge with V2 Red (tobacco), the user manual and the charging cable. The charging cable IS labelled. (Little grievance of mine.)
I’m not going to talk about anything else now. I’m just going to let you know what I think of it as we go … ready?
Vapour2 VERTX Review
I’m going to start with a few things I *didn’t* like. I PERSONALLY feel that the pre-filled cartridges are pointless. I wouldn’t bother with them. Here’s why:
One cartridge is said to give, on average, 650 puffs.
One cigarette is said to be somewhere in the region of 20-30 puffs. Let’s go with 25.
So, one cartridge is worth approximately 26 cigarette’s worth. If you were buying this to replace your smoking habit and you were a 20-a-day smoker before, using the Vapour2 VERTX like you would regular cigarettes, one cartridge would last you for just over one day. Three cartridges are £9.95, so you’d be spending £3.31 on a pre-filled cartridge. That’s if it even lasted you the day. You’d need to buy at least two or three packs of 3 pre-filled cartridges to last a week, spending £30 a week on your vaping habit right away. Most people spend around £50-£60 a week, smoking 20 cigarettes a day. It’s not actually saving you that much money.
If I were to buy this, I would buy the blank cartridges.
The pre-filled ones just don’t offer value for money, I feel.
I’m scoring this down a big, fat star because it doesn’t offer value for money like other products, even other Vapour2 products. Maybe we’ll give it half a star back for bringing out those blank cartridges? What do you think?
Moving on …
EXTENDED BATTERY LIFE
It’s only a 420mAh battery, so I wouldn’t imagine this device would give a regular vaper the kind of battery power they need. If you were a light vaper, only using it occasionally or periodically throughout the day, it might work for you. A 420mAh battery wouldn’t last me the day. I would need to buy a second battery and you can’t buy a second battery, so I would need to buy a second kit …
Wait, things are getting really expensive again. What’s going on here?
To be fair, I didn’t use the VERTX for that long because I just couldn’t get on with the weird shape which I’ll talk about in just a moment, but the battery did last for a few hours. I think I used it for about five or six hours almost constantly before it died, and that’s not bad going.
For the record, it’s actually quite a powerful vaporiser too. I DID find the vape very satisfying. I just wish it came from a slightly differently-shaped device.
Shall we just get to that bit now?
LIGHTWEIGHT, SINGLE-BODY CONSTRUCTION
It is a lightweight, single-body construction, but it’s also a really weird shape. It’s square on one side and rounded on the other, and I found myself constantly spinning it around and around in my hand before I could find a comfortable position for it. Even then I couldn’t find a comfortable position. When the vape felt comfortable in my hand, my fingers couldn’t find the button, and then I spent another five minutes twiddling the damn thing around and around in my hand again until I finally found it.
I don’t know who designed this thing but it’s not for me. I found it really awkward. The button is very flush with the rest of the device, making it tough to find. Perhaps the touchscreen VERTX Plus kit would be better? Does it eliminate this? Anyone know? Does anyone disagree with what I said about the shape/design?
Oh, wait, I have one more point to make. Let’s talk about that weird mouth shape. It looks like you’re vaping with a musical instrument, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s the right way up or upside-down, it just doesn’t seem to fit against my lips quite right. I don’t know what it is about the mouthpiece. In theory, it should work so well. In reality … well, it just doesn’t. Sorry, not sorry. I’m not a fan of the design. At all.
LED INDICATOR SHOWS CHARGE REMAINING
I did like this feature, to be honest, and that’s what most smaller vapes are missing. This “micro-cig” (as they call it), has a series of five LED lights to show you how much juice the battery is still packing, and that means you shouldn’t be caught short and without a charger. You have time to get yourself prepared. I do like that.
HIGH CAPACITY CARTRIDGES
Again, I’m just not feeling the vibe with these pre-filled cartridges. I think they’re outdated. Just my personal opinion. I think there are too many better options these days. People who start on these ‘cigalikes’ and ‘micro-cigs’ generally don’t stay on them for long. Not in my experience anyway.
High capacity? I’m not sure. I got about a day, perhaps a tad more, out of my cartridge, but it was a vaporiser that didn’t hold my attention for long. I know that’s a really mean thing to say, but it wasn’t long before I found myself looking for something … Bigger? Better? More comfortable to hold?
You CAN use the Vapour2 VERTX while it’s charging, which sort-of takes back the one star I was going to take away for being too expensive to buy two kits and not being able to buy spare batteries. At least you can use it while it’s charging if you need to, although I probably wouldn’t advise this too often.
MAGNETIC CARTRIDGES & CHARGER
I really do love the magnetic-business about the VERTX. I love that you can just drop the cartridge in and it works, no screwing necessary. Same for the charger. However, with a magnetic charger, it’s easy to bump it and pull the thing apart. Or so I’ve found. There was a brief spell of about 15 minutes where I thought the VERTX was charging but it wasn’t actually fully connected. If it had been my only vape, that would have been a big problem for me, especially if I were charging it just before I ran out the door for work.
While we’re on the subject of cartridges, there is a window on the side so that you can easily see how much liquid is left. I like this – it’s obvious how much is in there, without being too open (if you don’t like the look of open tanks). I didn’t realise how much of a big deal this was to me until I used the Aspire Cleito EXO tank. You can barely see how much liquid is left in the black-tinted plastic of the black metal tank, and I dry hit with it all the time.
Repeat after me – YUCK!
Right, let’s get down to the real business. What does it vape like? Not bad, actually. I quite liked the way that it vaped, and that’s what frustrated me so much about the device as a whole. It’s a decent little device, especially now that Vapour2 have released those blank cartridges that you fill with your own liquid, but the shape and design of it? I just don’t think it works. I also think that if you don’t have the shape/design quite right, all the features in the world won’t make it likeable. It does look good, but it doesn’t feel good in my hand. It’s also really long … a bit magic wand-like.
Nope, nothing happened.
It really does give a decent vaping experience, however, from a 1.8% strength V2 Red (tobacco) cartridge. I liked it. Very much enjoyed it. I would have loved it from any other device. Just not this one.
Vapour2 VERTX Review – The Conclusion
It’s a decent device – it gives off decent vapour and provides a satisfying vape. It’s easy to use – click in and go – and it’s easy to charge up. The blank cartridges provide a cheaper option than the pre-filled ones, and it’s not bad for a beginner.
On the other side of the coin, it’s not that powerful. It doesn’t have the biggest battery capacity. If you have been vaping with something bigger than this – the Aspire Archon + Aspire Cleito EXO tank, for example, this one isn’t going to cut the mustard. It’s not a device designed for the more experienced vapers. Well, I don’t think so anyway.
I did not like the design. This is a personal thing to me, so other vapers might actually like the shape and size of this. For me, it was too awkward. I couldn’t find the button easily, and I found the half-square / half-round design a little weird. It was also too long for me, and a bit magic-wand looking. I think the disliking of the shape and design put me off the rest of it straight away. This isn’t entirely fair, admittedly, but it’s how I feel. I like to think of myself as a “regular vaper”. If I were to have bought this myself, I would have been disappointed by the weird shape.
But that’s just me – my opinion.
Mr. best-ecig is a smoker. I’ve mentioned that a few times. He DID like the Vype ePen (even though I didn’t). He also quite liked a few of the cigalikes / micro-cigs I passed his way. There was no love for the Vapour2 VERTX, though. He much preferred the Vapour2 Ex Series, mostly because of the shape. He is currently *regularly* using the Vapour2 Trinity box with a Kanger Geni Aero tank together.
Taking everything into consideration, I think I’m going to rate this Vapour2 VERTX review with 2.5 stars out of 5.
-1 star: I think it’s too expensive for what it is, comparing it to other vaporisers I’ve tried.
-1 star: I don’t like the shape at all. I’m sorry, I just don’t.
-0.5 star: That hard-to-find button is a real pain in the butt.
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More Vapour2 reviews:
- Series 3 Review
- Series 7 Review
- V2 Cigs / Vapour2 Eliquid Review
- Ex Series Review
- Trinity Kit Review
*Prices & information correct at time of writing.
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