There are several different e-cigarette companies vying today to become king of the sub-$30 e-cigarette market, but most of them do it with disposable e-cigarettes. You’ve probably seen more than a few of them online and in convenience stores. Disposables are a fine way to introduce yourself to e-smoking, but I think you’re much better off buying an e-cigarette with components you can keep. In this Envy NirVana review, I’d like to speak a bit about why I believe the NirVana is the best deal under $15 that you’ll ever find in the e-cigarette industry.
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About the Envy NirVana
The Envy NirVana is in a class of e-cigarettes that I like to call the “Express Kits.” These e-cigarette kits usually cost between $20 and $30 and include a battery, a USB charger and one or two pre-filled cartridges. A lot of them are pretty good deals compared to disposable e-cigarettes, but with the exception of the Envy NirVana, none include enough cartridges to keep you going for more than a day or two. So, if you really want to switch full-time to e-cigarettes, you’ll need to order more cartridges as soon as you get your kit. I find the Envy NirVana to be a far superior value because it includes your first seven cartomizers. So, the Envy NirVana not only costs less than any other inexpensive e-cigarette, but it also includes more refill cartridges than any of them.
You can also get the Envy NirVana in an upgraded kit called the Premium Kit. The Premium Kit costs $37.46 with the coupon vapegrl and includes a battery, ten refill cartridges, USB and wall chargers and a portable storage case that can recharge your battery when it dies.
How the Envy NirVana Works
If you’ve ever seen an e-cigarette in person, you probably know that most of them are longer and thicker than real cigarettes. An unfortunate reality of battery technology is that battery life tends to correspond roughly with size. So, you end up with e-cigarettes such as the V2 Cig which can have batteries as long as 140 mm in order to maximize life and help the e-smoker avoid charging his or her battery ten times a day.
I think that the Envy NirVana is a good compromise between size and battery life. Although it’s the same length and thickness as the cigarette you’re smoking now, it actually has twice the capacity of other batteries with the same size — 180 mAh. For comparison’s sake, the Volcano Fine Electronic Cigarette has a capacity of 90 mAh and is the same size as the Envy NirVana battery. The longest V2 Cig battery has a capacity of 380 mAh and is quite a bit larger.
The Envy NirVana uses a two-part e-cigarette design, which is the simplest for new e-smokers to get used to. After you open the package, you’ll simply need to connect the battery to the charger and wait for the charge light to turn off, then connect a cartridge to the battery and puff just as you would with a real cigarette. It’s that simple. You’ll know when it’s time to recharge the battery because the light on the end will begin to blink.
Envy NirVana Cartridges
If you use the Envy NirVana full-time, you’ll need to begin thinking about buying refill cartridges within the first week unless you added a couple of refill packs to your order. Envy NirVana cartridges — also called “cartomizers” because each one contains its own heating coil to vaporize the nicotine liquid — cost $14.95 per five-pack and are available in Tobacco and Menthol flavors. My coupon code vapegrl applies to all Envy products, so you’re welcome to return here and buy through my link to save a few dollars. With the coupon, the price is $11.21 per five-pack.
If you decide that you’d like to branch out from the traditional Tobacco and Menthol flavors, it’s worth mentioning that although I believe the Envy NirVana is the best e-cigarette for the money, there’s nothing wrong with giving another company’s refill cartridges a try. Volcano’s pre-filled cartomizers work with the Envy NirVana, giving you a total of 24 more flavors to try.
While the Envy NirVana may lack some of the bells and whistles of other e-cigarettes, it’s a great choice for new e-smokers because it costs so little and includes so much. It’s one of the best introductions to e-cigarettes that you’re likely to find. Buy the Envy NirVana now or take a look at my article about the best e-cigarette for beginners if you’re curious about those “bells and whistles.”