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Halo Element Review

I believe that one of the most difficult things for smokers to get a handle on when they haven’t tried e-cigarettes yet is the difference between cartridges, cartomizers and dripping. It seems as though every e-cigarette company calls its refills “cartridges” even though they’re technically cartomizers, and what the heck is dripping? Let’s be honest — some of the terms associated with e-cigarettes must sound pretty silly to people who haven’t switched to e-smoking yet. The Halo Element is an e-cigarette that might help answer these questions for you. With a price low enough to appeal to beginners, the Halo Element allows you to try all of these e-liquid delivery types and find the one that’s best for you. But is it worth the money? Read my Halo Element review to find out.

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Halo Element Review

About the Halo Element

Shipped in a little aluminum case, the Halo Element is a surprisingly complete e-cigarette kit in a very small package. It includes two batteries with the necessary charging accessories, a bottle of Halo’s USA-made e-liquid, two atomizers, five empty cartridges and two empty cartomizers. As long as you add a drip tip to your order before checking out, the Halo Element is an e-cigarette that you can experience in three different ways — which is a really cool thing if you’re a total beginner.

One of the major selling points of the Halo Element is the fact that it comes from one of the nation’s most respected e-liquid makers. I’ve been buying Halo’s e-liquids for well over a year now and I’m constantly amazed by their flavor quality and volume of vapor. Nearly every other vendor sources their e-liquids from China, and although the hardware they sell is often top-notch, the flavor is never quite as good as what you’d get from the best USA-made e-liquids.

Halo Element Review

For what you get, I think that the $59.99 asking price for the Halo Element is extremely fair. If you’re willing to spend just a little more, you can get free shipping and a great e-liquid sample pack if you buy the Halo Element Advanced Starter Kit and add a drip tip to your order. That’s the kit I recommend, since you’re bound to find an e-liquid you like if you buy several at once. So, value for money is definitely something that’s strongly in Halo’s favor.

And then there’s the e-liquids. I strongly recommend Halo’s Turkish Tobacco if you’re a tobacco lover, Mystic Menthol if you think you’d enjoy a crisp menthol with a mild mint flavor or Belgian Cocoa if you want something sweet. I’ve tried all of Halo’s e-liquids and these are my current favorites. In different ways, each of these e-liquids highlights the best of what e-cigarettes have to offer, and if you don’t like any of them I think it’s pretty safe to say that you won’t like e-cigarettes at all.

I love the fact that the Halo Element lets you try all three of the most popular ways of using e-cigarettes without purchasing three separate kits or a bunch of unneeded accessories. To use a cartridge, dampen the filler material with some e-liquid, screw an atomizer into the battery and push the cartridge into the atomizer. To use a cartomizer, pull the cap off of the top, dampen the filler material with e-liquid and screw the cartomizer directly into the battery — it requires no separate atomizer. To drip, connect the atomizer to the battery, push the drip tip into the atomizer and send a little e-liquid down the hole before puffing.

You’ll find that each way of using the Halo Element has its own benefits. Cartomizers are clean and convenient, cartridges are easy to fill in one or two seconds and dripping produces the most vapor. After you find your favorite, you can buy pre-filled cartomizers from Halo or buy your e-liquids by the bottle for less and fill your cartridges or cartomizers yourself.

If the Halo Element has a drawback, it’s the fact that it doesn’t quite seem to produce as much vapor as other offerings such as the V2 e-cigarette, even if you use it with a drip tip. On the other hand, V2 uses e-liquids made in China, which don’t taste quite as nice as Halo’s e-liquids. If this is going to be your first e-cigarette, I think it would be unreasonable of me to suggest that you make two purchases by buying your e-cigarette from V2 and your e-liquids from Halo.

So, that leaves you with a decision. What do you think is the primary factor that will make your switch to e-cigarettes successful? If you really need that feeling of nicotine satisfaction, I’d say that you should take the e-cigarette with better vapor production and go with the V2 e-cigarette. Remember to use the coupon vapegrl15 when you check out so you can save 15% on your order. If you want something that really produces some good flavor, I’d suggest going with the Halo Element because Halo’s e-liquids are really second to none.

View the Halo Element at the Halo website. It costs $59.99 and ships free if your order total is over $75.00.

Halo Element: The Pros

  • Full-featured e-cigarette at an affordable price
  • Best e-liquids on the market
  • Try cartridges, cartomizers and dripping with one package

Halo Element: The Cons

  • Not the best vapor production available from a small e-cigarette

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