Nicolites is an English company, established in Birmingham nearly 6 years ago which has been steadily growing. Interestingly, it has recently become an official partner of Birmingham City FC, so you can expect to see their advertising if you follow English football. The most noticeable thing about Nicolites is that their starter kit is very basic when compared to others. However, it is also cheap, so this may be suitable for the more cost-conscious among us.
Nicolites review – Packaging/shipping
For this review, I bought the Rechargeable Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit, for £19.99. I mentioned above that this kit was extremely basic, and it really is the case. I would say the price is fair, since the kit is cheap but not the cheapest on the market. It comes in a small disposable packet, with no case or box. The kit simply contains:
- Rechargeable battery x 1
- Cartomizers x 2
- USB charger x 1
As I said, there are other cheaper, disposable kits, but at least with this one, you receive 2 carts and a rechargeable battery, so it can be reused. That said, with just two carts, a battery and a USB charger, this is one of the sparsest kits on the market.
One thing that surprised me was that the web address is printed down the side of the battery, but it is not the correct address and leads you to a non-working page, while their actual page is slightly different. I am not sure how this has been missed, but was definitely something I haven’t encountered before!
Overall, for the price, what you get is ok, but I would personally prefer to have some kind of box to keep your E-Cig in.
Nicolites review – Battery/responsiveness
I found that the battery life itself was fine – in line with other good E-Cigs – but for me, having a second battery is a huge bonus, and if I can help it, I normally go for kits which include two, so you are not left needing a vape while you are recharging.
Other packs also include a wall socket charger, while with this starter kit, you are slightly more limited. You need either to have your computer or laptop handy, or possibly charge it in your car. This kit might suit you if you are often around your computer though, or have a newer car with a USB socket.
So this really depends on the individual – if you are often around a computer, or have a newer-style car with a USB socket, then this kit can be a good starting point in your journey with E-Cigs.
Nicolites review – Flavour/vapour
Ok, so another thing where Nicolites are slightly limited are the flavours, since they only produce 3 – tobacco, menthol and cherry. If you like trying out new tastes, then consider this before you buy, but this won’t be a problem if you are looking mainly to replace your tobacco cigarettes. For the price of the kit, being the same as about 3 packs of normal cigarettes these days, what you get is enough to keep you going for a good while.
The flavours themselves are actually good though – I tried the medium-strength tobacco flavour, and it replicated the taste of real cigarettes as well.
Nicolites review – Customer service
As with the other brands I have reviewed, I wanted to test Nicolites’ customer service, so I sent them an email, and it only took a few hours for me to receive my response, which was also very helpful. I can only say from my one experience with this, I was pretty satisfied, with the way Nicolites handles their customers.
Nicolites review – Starter kits
Nicolites only really offer the starter kit I have covered in this review, so it is pretty straightforward – if you like the sound of this spartan but good value kit, then it is worth having a go – nothing complicated here, and one reason it could be a good choice to start out is that there is very little packaging, meaning there is very little in the way of waste if you decide to switch to another brand, so it is better for the environment which is always a bonus.
I would recommend Nicolites if you are completely new to the world of vaping – they are cheap, basic and very uncomplicated, while still giving you the basics that you need to start vaping. I was a little disappointed by the wrong web address on the side, but I thought the actual look of having it printed there was ok. If you are looking for something a bit more substantial, then check out our reviews of some of the other top brands, e.g. Green Smoke and E-Lites.