E-Lites Review – Original Full Starter Kit
E-lites are veterans of the E-Cig industry – they have been developing and improving their E-cigarettes since 2007, so I am not surprised that they are one of the biggest E-Cig brands in the UK. E-lites are authentic and top-quality E-cigarettes. For this review, I bought the E-lites Original Full Starter kit, which cost £13.99. So let’s take a look at this kit…
The E-lites Original starter kit is something very similar their old E200 starter kit. It comes in a standard carton box, which can hold 2 cartridges, one battery and a USB charger. In my opinion, the kit’s design is very simple and practical and, in addition, its size is pretty much the same as a traditional cigarette packet.
E-lites dispatch all orders within 48 hours, and all products are delivered by courier within 2-3 working days. (No delivery on Saturdays or Sundays).
The E-lites Original full kit includes:
- Battery x1
- Carton Box
- Cartridges x2 (Filled with EU made E-liquid)
- USB Charger
I have to say that I was most pleased with the packaging and shipping. At this stage, E-lites looked pretty promising.
The first thing that I noticed about the battery is that it is extremely responsive. With this battery, you get a good dose of vapour immediately, with no need for multiple drags. Compare this to some other E-Cig brands, where you have to inhale several times before you can really get a smooth drag.
E-lites electronic cigarettes have a green light, which lights up when you inhale the vapour (it also flashes to warn you when the battery is running low). You can also buy batteries with a red light instead, but the ones with the green light are more common since this allows you to use the E-Cig in public places without fear of misunderstandings.
The battery lasts quite a long time without the need to be charged (E-lites claim that the battery lasts the equivalent of 30-40 traditional cigarettes before needing to be charged). In addition, E-lites state that the batteries can be recharged 250-300 times before being replaced. This means that 1 battery can be used for approximately 6-12 months, obviously depending on how often you smoke. I would suggest you buy an extra battery as well, so you don’t have to wait while your E-cigarette is charging.
This is the aspect that impressed me the most. It tastes great and the feeling is really close to that of a real cigarette. After a few “vapes” you won’t even notice the difference. I enjoyed the taste from the very first drag, and after a few days, it really felt like this was just a regular tobacco cigarette.
The E-lites E-Cig has a clean taste, but you still feel a nice hit on your throat. In addition, the volume of vapour is really good, and it looks surprisingly realistic too.
There are also different refills available (light, regular, menthol and nicotine-free), and 5 cartridges cost £17.99. So let’s do a quick calculation – if 5 cartridges cost £17.99, then you get each cartridge for £3.6. Since 1 cartridge gives you the equivalent of around 40 cigarettes, we can divide it by 2, and we see that it works out at around £1.8 for 20 cigarettes which, I am sure you will agree, is great value.
Customer service is another important factor when buying from any company. I feel much more secure when I know a company offers reliable, friendly and helpful customer service, and I am pretty sure it is the same for you. For this reason, I always “test” each brand’s customer service as well as their products.
As usual, I sent them a complaint that my E-Cig wasn’t working as it should – they replied to my email after roughly 10h (pretty fast) and offered me various solutions. I was satisfied with their response and felt secure with the company, so that’s another big pro for E-lites.
E-lites offer a seven day return for packages that remain unopened. Batteries come with a six month warranty, while chargers and e-packs have a 12-month warranty.
Summary – Are E-Lites Recommended?
I am satisfied with E-lites electronic cigarettes; I think they offer a decent product. The product is quality, the packaging is simple, professional and looks really nice and, furthermore, their customer service is fast and helpful. Another positive is the battery, which I found lasted quite a long time.The flavour is smooth and clean and the vapour volume is great too. So overall, I am extremely satisfied with the E-lites E-cigarette.