- Best ever!Review by Thom
V4L is a good company, delivering what they said when they said. In Los Angeles, shipments take about a week to get here, but I can plan ahead. They stand behind their products, replacing my first battery and three Smilomizers quickly and without delay. With more experience, I wonder if the problem might have been me, not them. There's a little bit of a learning curve. Either I got a bad batch or it was my own ignorance that caused the problem.
The battery lasts all day if you take an occasional break between smoking sessions. Since I mostly sit in front of my computer all day, I leave it plugged in and disconnect when I go out. Leave it on the charger overnight, and you're green to go. If you let the battery run down all the way, you may have to let it charge for some time before it works again. It quit on me one morning when I forgot to charge it overnight, and I thought I had broken it, but two hours later it was back in service. Going back for that short time to my small tank and smaller battery from before reminded me of just how much better the Zeus is.
Last month, I took a three-day cruise with the family. They don't know I vape, so I planned to use nicotine patches to get by. At the last minute, I tucked the Zeus into my pocket, thinking I might get some time with it. I didn't charge it or put in more juice. I wound up ripping off the patch and sneaking hits on the Zeus, figuring I'd revert to the patches when it ran out. I didn't need to. While the taste was getting a bit sharp by the end of the trip, it was still functioning adequately, and the battery was showing no signs of flagging. A hint to new users: Take long, slow drags not hard, fast ones.
The Smilies require some getting used to. Unlike small cartomizers I've used, these need to rest for a while before they're ready to use the first time. There is so much filler in there that it takes a while for juice to spread around evenly and get down to the bottom where the heat is. To break in a new one, I put in 40-60 drops, let it sit for at least 10 minutes, and add another 20-40 drops. After another rest, you can add another 20-30. There is a mesh screen on top that helps keep the liquid in, but it also prevents you from seeing how full you've gotten. Watch carefully when you're getting near full. If it pools and doesn't sink in, use a napkin or swab to soak up the excess.
The rubber top on the Smilie feels a little strange at first, but I got used to it quickly. It's probably too big for the girls, like a large cigar, but there's a smaller battery and top that should work. I may get one for back up, just in case. But I kind of like the big stick and fiddle with it even when not smoking.
Even if I didn't like their liquids (which I do), I'd love their 30ml bottles with long but free-flowing tips. They are a big improvement on the ones I've bought before. As for flavors, I've tried Wowboy and Triple Nickel. Both are good, but I think I like the 555 better.
Happy vapor trails!
(Posted on 4/30/14)
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I stumbled across V4L while searching for something new. The more I read about the Zeus, the more it sounded like just what I was looking for.
I took the plunge and ordered the 'small' auto/manual Zeus with small smileomizer not expecting too much. Boy was I surprised when I filled my smileo and tried it out.
This is vaping nirvana! No joke ... every hit has been satisfying beyond anything I could have imagined. I can't wait for more small smileomizers to come in so I can fill with all kinds of flavors. I'll be like a
kid in the candy store.
I also love the soft feel of the battery and the silicone tip (I use the ming tip for smileos). It looks and feels great IMHO.
Thank you for coming up with a product that actually exceeds expectations!
I'm happy, happy, happy :-)
(Posted on 12/3/13)
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Who is Vapor4Life Electronic Cigarettes?
Vapor4Life is a leading distributor and manufacturer of Electronic Cigarettes and e-liquids in the United States. Vapor4Life is located in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago and serves Electronic Cigarette users (also known as “vapers”) across the globe. Vapor4Life is committed to delivering the highest quality Electronic Cigarettes and e-liquids to consumers.
What are Electronic Cigarettes?
Electronic Cigarettes, also known as ecigs or e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine to the user in the same fashion as a traditional cigarette does. An e-cigarette has two parts, the battery and the cartomizer. The cartomizer houses the e-liquid, a solution of nicotine and flavoring. The cartomizer screws onto the e-cigarette battery and the battery powers the heating element in the cartomizer, producing vapor. Vapor4Life e-cigarettes come in two styles, automatic and manual. Automatic e-cigarettes are designed to draw the same way as a traditional cigarette. Manual e-cigarettes have a button to initiate the draw. Pressing and holding the button will activate the heating element in the cartomizer, producing vapor. Vapor4Life is also the sole creator and distributor of the world’s first dual mode Electronic Cigarette, the Vapor Zeus and the first automatic variable voltage Electronic Cigarette, the Dial-A-Volt.
Choosing an e-cigarette flavor.
Vapor4Life offers over 160 flavors in tobacco, menthol, fruit, dessert, coffee and beverage options. When you first decide to make the switch to vaping, we recommend choosing a flavor similar to the brand of traditional cigarettes you are familiar with. We also offer six sampler packs of e-cigarette flavors that come with five unique flavors to try several flavors without committing to a whole box of one flavor.
Choosing a nicotine strength.
Vapor4Life offers seven different nicotine strengths to choose when you first make the switch to e-cigarettes. Vapor4Life's available strengths are 0mg (no nicotine), 4mg, 8mg, 11mg, 18mg, 24mg, and 36mg. You can refer to the Vapor4Life nicotine strength chart to see our general guidelines for choosing a nicotine strength. Vapor4Life suggests trying multiple nicotine strengths to find the appropriate nicotine strength for you.
Transitioning to e-cigarettes from traditional cigarettes
When you make the switch to e-cigarettes, there are a few things to keep in mind. The e-cigarette is powered by a battery that will need to be recharged. Vapor4Life's batteries have a lithium ion cell that can be recharged up to 300 times. The cartomizers are available in both pre-filled and blank options. The pre-filled cartomizers are the equivalent to 15-20 traditional cigarettes. Vapor4Life offers all of the flavors that come in pre-filled cartomizers, in 30mL e-liquid bottles. pre-filled cartomizers and blank cartomizers are reusable and can be refilled up to five times.
Another thing to consider when making the switch to e-cigarettes is cleaning and maintenance. Over time, e-liquid residue will build up on your e-cigarette battery and e-cigarette charger. For the best vaping experience we recommend cleaning your e-cigarette battery and e-cigarette charger at least once each week. To clean the e-cigarette battery and e-cigarette charger, use an ethyl-based alcohol and gently clean off the black e-liquid residue.
Vapor4Life offers several e-cigarette Starter Kits. Whether you're brand new to vaping, or have been using e-cigs for years, we've got your back! Our Starter Kits range in price from $29.95 for our Vapor King Slim Starter Kit to $94.95 for our Vapor Zeus Dual Mode Starter Kit so you can find a kit that will fit your budget and vaping style. If you're looking to switch from smoking tobacco cigarettes to using Electronic Cigarettes, try one of our beginner Starter Kits. If you're all about the variable voltage and techy-side of vaping, try our Dial-A-Volt battery. If you want the longest-lasting E-Cig battery that gives plumes of flavorful vapor, the Vapor Zeus is for you. Grab a Starter Kit today that includes everything you need to get vaping - a battery, battery charger, and a flavor (either in a prefilled cartomizer, or refillable tank or Smileomizer and juice). Happy vaping!