Now that the Pro Series 7 is finally available for purchase it will be interesting to see how V2 Cigs competes with the likes of VaporFi and South Beach Smoke. These two other e cig companies also market intermediate devices while VaporFi carries the Orbit herbal vaporizer. Contrast and comparison between these three companies is an interesting experiment.
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Approach to Vapers
All three firms began with the desire to attract smokers to vaping. They developed mini cigs to start with: the V2 Classic, South Beach Smoke e cig, and VaporFi Express. While VaporFi added other devices right away, the other two remained cigalike companies for a long time before deciding they were about to be overtaken by the likes of Halo with its Triton and Apollo with their eGo batteries.
It used to be unusual for a vape brand to offer both newbie e cigs and vaporizers. Now, this is an obvious choice. Vapers have shown that they want the option to move forward after trying electronic vaping sticks for a little while. They love the freedom of choosing any kind of e liquid, of a charge lasting several hours, and other elements of their new vaping style.
V2 Cigs Pro Series
V2 released the Pro Series 3 in the summer of 2014.
This device cut across several categories at one time by appealing to intermediate vapers with its higher powered battery (650 mAh). They also attract herb and wax vapers. The Pro Series is a magnetic 3-in-1 system using dedicated cartridges for each material.
A sensor in the magnetic head of the Pro Series battery detects which cartridge has been inserted and automatically sets the right temperature. It’s like an eGo and alternative vaporizer in one discrete vape pen.
South Beach Smoke
This long-lived line has developed 4 types of vaporizers, none of them specifically built for herbs or wax. They are all e liquid pens: the Curve, Storm, Thunder, and Air. For someone hesitant to progress past the cigalike form, an Air is just 4″ long: discrete and easy to use but with 350 mAh power (a little more than the high-drain South Beach Smoke battery) plus refillable with a clear tank.
Storm and Curve systems are similar, starting at 650 mAh with the 1100-mAh option. Their colors are vivid and varied. Thunder vaporizers are for people who want to play with volt variation and airflow control. They are powerful PV’s for intermediate vapers. Patrons have the option to buy a starter kit for any of them or build their own kit by combining tanks and cells from any of the above models.
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While a South Beach Smoke Air clearomizer or battery is compatible with their other models, this is not so with the VaporFi Air. Their version of the Air looks different (elliptical, not cylindrical), but operates the same way. The VaporFi Pro tank, however, can be attached to the Rocket and vice versa.
Other products include the Pulse with its portable battery-charging stand, Rebel with variable voltage and airflow control, VOX 50W mod, and Orbit herbal vaporizer. The Boom E Hookah resembles a Starbuzz and carries a 2200-mAh battery. Many tanks/clearomizers can be swapped around between devices.
The V2 Pro Series 3 (and now the bigger Series 7 with 1100-mAh battery) is a convenient 3-in-1 pen which gives consumers the option: vape whatever you want without buying a new product. The others don’t offer anything like that.
Yet, there are more affordable choices from South Beach Smoke and VaporFi too: a $50 kit for intermediate vapers with tank, battery, AC adapter, and USB charger (Curve, Pro, or Storm) which is better value than about $70 for the Series 3 with only an e liquid cartridge, vaporizer, and USB charger.
Starter Kits Comparison
V2 makes more starter kits for new vapers than either company and they are decent value. They came up with the idea of creating a USB-cig kit for $25.89 with 5 cartridges.
VaporFi spares a passing glance for new vapers with their $30 Express and 5 flavors of cartridge refills priced $14.99 for 5. Not only is this a lot pricier than V2 Cigs (their cost is $10.33 for 5), but V2 Cigs makes 12 standard flavors plus limited edition alternatives.
Like VaporFi, V2 Cigs sells blank cartomizers to refill with e juice and you can use any flavors you like from any companies making juices containing at least 50% propylene glycol. V2 Cigs’ line of cartomizers is also available in bottles of e liquid: just the 12, however.
VaporFi makes thousands of possible flavors which include some you can buy pre-made (marshmallow, cotton candy, clove, etc.) and the opportunity to ask for your own unique blend. South Beach Smoke is doing the same thing now too.
Their starter kits compete well with those of V2 Cigs and are less complicated. The V2 Cigs EX battery is a bit of an odd duck.
It seems to be a mini cig battery, yet they market it as something better. EX cartomizers apparently hold more e liquid and are not compatible with Classic batteries, yet the biggest Classic cell is more powerful than an EX.
South Beach Smoke just carries two levels of e cig battery compatible with all their 16 cartomizers. Pricing for bundles is similar to that of V2 Cigs. Customers simply have more bundle options from V2 Cigs.
One important point that might tip the scales, however, is that South Beach Smoke liquids are made in the United States. V2 Cigs might want to move their liquid manufacturing from China to the US and use American ingredients too.
Disposable E Cigs and More
In this category, South Beach Smoke and V2 Cigs are comparable. They sell two flavors, menthol and tobacco. Each firm offers bundles only, at least online: no single disposables. Contact either business about recycling and they can help you dispose of empty cartomizers and batteries. Become an affiliate with either one: benefits are similar. So are the advantages of rewards points. All three of these companies have found a way to compete.