Please don't let this become a smoking flame-fest. This is to talk about the technology and all the available gadgetry out there.
I bought an Njoy NPRO starter kit 3 days ago. Njoy is the brand, NPRO is the model. It's currently being sold at all 7-Elevens around here.
The Njoy NPRO starter kits @ 7-Eleven are pretty cheap @ $19.95 and come with:
- 1 Battery
- 1 Charger (USB)
- 2 x Cartridges
The cartridges it came with where the regular flavor so I also bought a pack of 5 menthol cartridges for another 20 bucks.
From my short experience a cartridge will last like 3/4 of a pack so price is almost the same per cartridge as buying regular cigs.
The regular flavor cartridges actually taste like grape, weird. The menthol ones compare to newport lights.
I did some research and it turns out that the cartridges I bought are 1.2% nicotine content which is suppose to be an equivalent to a "light" cigarette. Cartridges with more nicotine content (1.8%) are available on the internet.
Now, these e-cigs are a 2 part device. The battery and the cartridge. Inside the cartridge you will find both the "atomizer" (what makes the water vapor) and the nicotine liquid. Higher end e-cigs are 3 part devices, with battery-->atomizer->cartridge where the cartridge only has the nicotine liquid. On this higher end models you can refill the cartridges yourself and reuse the atomizer a few times before trowing it away.
So, I made more research...
It turns out that the Njoy NPRO is based on a design called the "RN4081". Many popular e-cigs are also based on the RN4081 and parts are compatible. Atomizers and Refillable cartridges for the RN4081 are supposed to fit like a globe on the NPRO batteries.
I'm gonna hit the local smoke shops tomorrow to see if they carry the RN4081 compatible Atomizers, Empty Cartridges, E-Liquid (the nicotine solution) and Flavors... If I can't find them, I'll be ordering from the internet. Will let you know how it goes.
I haven't own the thing long enough as to make proper review. But I've been using at work when the cravings kick in (every 2 hours) and it kept me from getting out the building for a "real" smoke break. Pretty cool smoking in the office too... lol