Which E-Cigarette Starter Kit Should I Get?
Which E-Cigarette is The Best?
What’s the best e-cigarette you can buy? Vapor Cigarettes NZ is probably the best vape shop NZ has to offer. I know that is a bold statement, but from all of my research, it does seem like the truth. We have all the most popular brands and models and also the best prices. and I also attend personally to all my customers. Apart from all that I also spend a lot of time educating people about e-cigarettes by writing these articles. This article is no exception… I think you will find this one particularly helpful.
I am guessing, because you are here, you have already made the decision to quit smoking with e-cigarettes. You really want to give e-cigarettes a go, but you just don’t quite know where to start… if that’s the case keep reading.
The good news is that this website was created especially for you. Whether you are a complete beginner and never even tried an e-cigarette, or a total pro who has been using them for years, this website has something for you. There is a big selection of e-cigarette kits to choose from and it is growing all the time.
What Type of E-Cigarette Should I Buy?
Knowing the basic types of e-cigarettes is the first step in determining what type of e-cigarette to purchase. I have both 2nd generation and 3rd generation e-cigarettes to choose from. If you don’t know the difference, keep reading…
- First generation e-cigarettes are the type you throw away, the disposable e-cigs. They are expensive, don’t last very long and are a total waste of money. I don’t sell them on this site… period!
- Second generation e-cigarettes are the best kind for those switching from regular smoking to electronic cigarettes. The 2nd generation e-cigarettes have an atomizer/tank which can be filled using your own e-juice. The batteries can be recharged, and all the parts can be replaced, including atomizers, coils and batteries. They often mimic real cigarettes and come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, however they are usually slim and circular. I recommend 2nd generation e-cigarettes for all beginners and intermediates.
- Third generation e-cigarettes are the type experienced vapers often prefer. These are the box shaped mods. These mod type batteries are usually high voltage and high wattage and can deliver huge vaping power. The larger box shaped batteries have several settings and can be recharged normally with standard rechargeable batteries in a regular battery charger unit. Mod e-cigarettes are often re-buildable, especially the coils, and kits often come with RBA (re-buildable) components. I offer various 3rd generation models in starter kit format ranging from those wanting to try a basic 3rd generation mod for the first time, right up to ultra pro’s who want top of the line mod experience. These mod kits are only for experienced users, and I recommend anybody fresh into e-cigarettes to start with a 2nd generation e-cigarette kit.
What’s The Best Type of E-Cigarette to Get for a Beginner?
So… Which e-cigarette is best for me? For those of you who want to skip all the details of all the different types, …just scroll to the bottom of each of the following e-cigarette reviews where I have a written a general recommendation. So just read that.
Each electronic cigarette starter kit I have is slightly different, and has its own unique features. So you may have a preference over one from the other, and it doesn’t really matter which one you choose because they all work totally fine. But your personal taste will probably sway you to like one over the other, so I have made this page to help you choose the best starter kit for you. One you’ll be happy with for many months to come. So don’t rush into it, check them all out and then choose your favorite.
And don’t forget, every full starter kit sold qualifies for a free 10ml bottle of e-juice!
The following guide is for you to compare all the different e-cigarette products available to you on this website.
Second Generation E-Cigarettes
The Ego CE5 E-Cigarette
The CE4 and CE5 is the most basic e-cig vaporizer I have and it comes in 3 different packages.
- The Ego CE5 Blister Pack – Simply an e-cig atomizer, battery and USB charging cord in a plastic blister packet. (This is the cheapest, most basic kit I have, except for the ce4 blister kit which I only sell on occasions… the ce4 is exactly the same as the ce5 except its coil can not be replaced.)
- The Ego CE5 Double Zipper Kit – Just the same as the single kit but with two e-cig atomizers, (tanks), a charging cord, a NZ wall adaptor plug, and two Ego 1100mah batteries in a compact black ego zipper case. (This is the 2nd most basic and is a very good deal considering it has two of them.)
- The Ego Skull E-Cig Kit – This is exactly the same as the double zipper kit except with just one e-cigarette and battery. The atomizer features a metal skull design on the end, and the battery also has a cool swirly design.
Features of the Ego CE5
- Easy to fill the e-liquid. Just take off the CE5 atomizer inhaler tip, fill the e-liquid (careful not to get any liquid in the air tube), and then screw back the inhaler tip onto the eGo CE5 atomizer.
- Big capacity, eGo ce5 atomizer tank can hold about 1.6ml of E-liquid.
- Fits nicely on an eGo battery giving a clean finished look.
- With scale on the eGo CE5 transparent clearomizer, you can see how much nicotine you inhaled.
- Longer wicks for more consistent flow of e-liquid to the coil in any position. The coil is easily replaceable and I sell spare coils on the accessories page.
- No burning, no leaking. Very large vapor.
- Cheap (the double zipper kit is one of the best deals I offer.)
In general the CE5 e-cig vaporizer is very easy to use by anybody, if you want something to start and mess around until you get used to vaping. The 1100mAh battery will give you a good experience to start with, and will keep you a day easy. And if you want to look cool while you vape get the skull kit. The CE5 is perfect for beginners, and many choose to stay with it even after years.
Vision 1 Variable Voltage Battery and Protank Mini Atomizer E-Cigarette Kit
The Vision 1/Protank Mini kit is the next level up in quality from the CE5.
Features of the Vision 1 and Protank Mini Kit
- It uses Pyrex glass and hard metals instead of plastic made out of poly-carbonate. This makes the device more durable and more resistant to acidic e-liquids, the Pyrex glass surrounding provides best safety and healthier environment for e-liquid, best taste.
- The metal tube in the center of this Clearomizer leads from the mouthpiece to the battery end. Avoid getting liquid in this tube when filling the Clearomizer.
- It is a Bottom Coil Changeable (BCC) “glassomizer” heating from bottom, the heating coils are placed at button which is much better for evaporating e-liquid, there is no need to tilt the clearomizer.
- It is an interchangeable atomizer too, so you can easily check the atomizer directly, and can replace/wash the coil head inside and keep the protank mini atomizer unit clean so you can renew it like a new one. See the accessories page for spare atomizers and coils for the protank, and also spare Vision 1 batteries.
- Good capacity, ego protank glass tube can hold about 1.6ml.
- Simple to fill, easy to clean, smooth airflow.
- No burning smell, no leakage, very large vapor..
- Fits nicely on an eGo or Vision 1 battery, giving a clean finished look.
- Made of sturdy pyrex glass and solid chrome plated metal tank.
Now about the Vision 1 Spinner:
- Button LED light color: White.
- Variable voltage: Can be adjusted from 3.3-4.8V volts.
- 510 & eGo threading connector.
- it fits perfect with the Protank Mini.
The Vision1/Protank Mini e-cigarette starter kit is for vapers that are tired of the usual Ego batteries or just want something of reputably higher quality. This kit is very similar to the ego and evod kits but slightly more refined. A great kit for beginners or intermediate vapers.
Kamry Mini X9 Starter Kit
The X9 starter kit has a longer lasting battery than the ego and the kit also comes with an extra coil unit.
- Stainless steel.
- Easy to operate .
- Exquisite mini style.
- Larger smoke vapor.
- 5-clicks locking system.
- 510 Thread.
- Shiny Durable Metal material.
The Kamry mini x9 is what you might call a pen style e-cigarette. The battery will take you to almost 2 days of vaping and the atomizer gives you the best taste. This is for you taste chasers. The X9 mini e-cigarette is also a very smooth and elegant design so would suit the more sophisticated tastes. It is also well made of high quality materials and the extra coil will come in handy later on down the track, saving you the cost of buying a new one. The X9 mini e-cigarette starter kit is also perfect for beginners to intermediate vapers, and is a very sleek and beautiful model.
X6 Variable Voltage E-Cig Starter Kit
The X6 E-cigarette is a sturdy and strong model that delivers good hits. The X6 is a good model in the next stage of 2nd generation e-cigarettes.
Features of the X6 E-cigarette
- Stainless steel, strong and bigger.
- Grunty battery with 3 variable voltage settings
- Large holding tank with 3ml capacity.
- Big vaping clouds and good lung hits.
- 5-clicks locking system with different colors for each setting.
- 510 Thread will fit with all ego and evod batteries although the x6 battery looks best with the x6 atomizer of course…
The X6 atomizer e-cigarette starter kit is the right upgrade from the Ego CE5, so if you want something similar but a little better go for it. The 1300mAh battery will give you vapor for days. The X6 is probably the best you can get in this style of e-cig before upgrading to 3rd generation electronic cigarettes. It’s bigger, more grunty and lasts longer than all the other 2nd generation e-cigarettes. There is one small fault with this model and that is the battery button can be pushed into the chamber if you press it down too hard. So don’t do that, knowing about this now so you don’t press the button down too far, you will have no problems. I use the x6 myself and have no issues. I love it.
Evod MT3 Variable Voltage Twin E-Cig Starter Kit
The Evod MT3 Twin Kit is very similar to the CE5 with 2 vaporizers and batteries. This is one of the most popular kits I have, and it’s no wonder why… because it’s awesome. I also have the Evod MT3 Single Blister kit (very similar to the ego ce5 blister kit, but the evods are bottom filled while the egos are top filled.)
- Fits for evod and ego series e cig as it has the universal 510 thread..
- Detachable, convenient to use, easy to fill with E-liquid.
- With no wick no hole, heating from the bottom. This type of coil works very well and can be easily replaced. See the accessories page for spares.
- Inhaler is with nice transparent color.
- Special designed visible window, you can see the e-liquid when you are using it.
Evod is a very reliable brand and this starter kit is the best double kit we have. The airflow tube in the Evod MT3 is larger than the CE5 making it easier to get a bigger vape. Another advantage of the Evod MT3 is the variable voltage Evod battery which gives you 3 stages of power to choose from. Renowned for its reliability, no leaking and high durability, the Evod MT3 twin pack is a really good option, and only a few dollars more than the CE5 double kit. Perfect for both the beginner and experienced vaper. The Evod MT3 Twin Starter Kit is one of the most popular kits I have, and there’s a very good reason why that is. Because it’s awesome!
Joytech Ego AIO E-Cig Starter Kit
The Joytech AIO (all in one) Starter Kit is a relatively new kit into the inventory and is fast becoming one of the most popular kits in the entire inventory.
- No leaks compact unit
- Child-proof (pressure-twist) cap
- Modifiable air-flow (excellent feature)
- 2 security circuits shielding you from over-charging, over-discharging and also over-current
- Spiral Framework for boosted vapour generation
- Max filling line so you don’t over-fill
- Pick eight lighting alternatives: red, yellow, blue, indigo, white, purple, or off (Turn it off with five clicks then hold down the fire button to go into color choice ).
- Coils readily available in 0.5, 1.0 and also 1.5 ohm resistances to match your vaping preference.
- Micro-USB charging.
- 2ml container capability.
The Joytech Ego AIO e-cigarette is another one similar to the X6. I say that meaning it is as grunty an e-cigarette you can get before moving on to a 3rd generation kit. I have had several customers who have already tried the ego and evod kits before finally moved on to the AIO, and they all say they have found their favorite. The AIO is the one they are sticking with. It is no wonder why they like it so much, it is really easy to operate (being an AIO, it is so simple… no need to pull things apart when charging, simply plug it in.) It is also really grunty and gives good strong vapes, the battery lasts easily all day, and the entire kit is extremely cheap. This is one of the cheapest kits I have, although still high quality. So if you are wanting something better than the average 2nd generation e-cig without getting into a 3rd generation, and you don’t want to break the bank, then the AIO is definitely for you!
Third Generation E-Cigarettes
As 3rd generation e-cigarettes are more grunty than 2nd generation, they pack a much bigger punch. Therefore it is highly recommended to use less nicotine in your e-juice mixture as to keep your hit from becoming too dry. Because the coil burns hotter, the nicotine becomes concentrated and can easily feel too strong if you take big vapes with regular high strength nicotine e-juice in the tank. See more about e-juice strengths here.
The Kanger Topbox Mini Kit is the best product we have on this entire website. This is a very high quality e-cigarette product made by the number one electronic cigarette manufacturing company in the world, Kangertech.
Features of the Kanger Topbox Mod E-cigarette
- Dimensions: 2-5/8″L x 7/8″D (with drip tip)
- 510 Connector, fits with all 510 thread parts from other models
- Beautifully crafted for excellent flavor and operation
- High quality glass tank
- Adjustable airflow control
- Japanese organic cotton coil make for clean taste
- The Mini RBA Base Allows the User to Build His Own Coils
- Hige 4mL e-Liquid Capacity
- 510 Drip Tip Compatible
- 510 Drip Tip Included in Every Purchase
If you don’t want anything but the best then choose the kanger topbox mini kit. This product is probably the highest quality e-cigarette model in the world. Everything about this unit is of highest possible quality. It is better in every single way than any other model at all. Top of the line. If you are one of those people who only the best will do, then the Topbox is the device you want, period. Everything about this device is simply exceptional! NOTE: Not recommended for beginners. (unless you want to skip the initiation step of starting with a 2nd generation e-cigarette.)
The Kanger Dripbox E-Cigarette Kit is also a high quality e-cigarette product made by Kangertech. This model is very similar to the Topbox but has a few less settings and is also a little cheaper. The speciality with the Dripbox is that it is what is called a Squonk Box. That simply means it’s a bottom-feeder mod. It uses a special RDA with an open channel in the shaft. Rather than the normal dripping e-liquid onto the top, there is a plastic bottle that holds the liquid actually inside the mod. There’s a cutout on the side to allow pressing the bottle. Pressing will force the eliquid up to the RDA saturating the coil. Basically, it’s dripping without the pissing about.
- Measurements: 58mm W/ 21mm D/ 120mm H
- Output Power level wattage: Consistent 60W
- Huge 7ml juice storage capacity
- RBA components
The Kangertech Dripbox is a phenomenal e-cigarette kit. This is for those of you who want high quality but can’t afford the Topbox. The Dripbox is 2nd best! This e-cigarette kit is perfect for those moving on to the third generation experience. This is a well made, powerful mod and made to last. And as with all my kits, it comes with everything you need including, chargers, and e-juice. NOTE: Not recommended for beginners. (unless you think you can handle it… :))
Elox Mod E-Cigarette
The Elox e-cigarette atomizer and box mod is an entry model for those wanting to experience a third generation e-cigarette without the high price tag!
- Well made box mod variable voltage 15-45 watts
- Beautiful silver, gold or black steel
- Massive 5ml juice container capacity
- Comes with charging cord, NZ wall adapter plug, and two extra grunty coil heads.
The Elox Mod Kit is an awesome kit for those wanting to try out a 3rd generation e-cig. It packs a mean punch and is really cheap. It is reliable, looks good and is very powerful. The downside is it doesn’t have any airflow settings, so the air hole is open all the time. This is fine if you like big vapes and strong hits, as this wee mod sure does deliver. So if you like big hits and want to experience a third generation e-cig but also you don’t want to spend a lot, then this is for you. NOTE: Not recommended for amateurs. (unless you think you can handle big hits… :))
The Magic Stick E-Cigarette
The Magic Stick Box Mod Starter Kit is a brand new third generation electronic cigarette kit. This one is powerful, compact and easy to use. The magic stick has a well made high quality steel tank with high resistance atomizer and coil. The atomizer features air intake control which is vital because the grunty 2200mah battery has no voltage settings so it’s constantly set. However, the air hole control allows for awesome controlled vapes so the lack of variable voltage adjustments doesn’t matter. And you can use the other coil which also changes the vapour levels.
- Size: 82.5 × 37 × 21MM.
- Power: When the atomizer is 0.3Ω, the output power can reach 40W, when the atomizer is 0.3-0.5Ω , the output power is PWM output
- Material: zinc alloy, aluminum alloy.
- Battery capacity: 2200MAH.
- Resistance range: 0.3-2.5Ω.
- 22MM atomizer.
- Size: 22 × 51.2MM.
- Weight: 47g.
- Material: Stainless steel.
- Capacity: 2 ml.
- Thread: 510.
The Magic Stick is a fantastic 3rd generation e-cigarette, and is perfect for anybody wanting a cheap but issue free box mod experience. I recommend this to anyone wanting something a bit more power than the 2nd generation vaporizers. (not quite as powerful as the Elox but still gives big hits and capable of mammoth clouds). It is a perfect entry level box mod to start with. The only drawback is it doesn’t have variable voltage settings. However, the air intake control and extra coil makes up for that very acceptably. And… another good thing about the magic stick kit is that it’s cheap. (under $50)
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