By now I’m sure most of you, if not all, have heard of vaping. If you haven’t, well you must be a hermit. Vaping is an alternative to smoking, designed to be a healthier option to cigarettes; aka the lung torpedo.
There are many, many different types of vape products, pens, boxes, pipes, cigars and more, and all of those have different designs that can be confusing if your new to vaping. I myself have been using vape products for a little over a year now and it still baffles me when I walk into a shop to upgrade my now outdated vape box, so much so that I turn around and walk back out in confusion.
To help some of you newbies out a little we’ll be checkout out the KiK Cloud 30W Sub-Ohm Starter Kit from KiK.
This Starter kit comes complete with the KiK Cloud Sub Ohm tank and replacement sub Ohm coils. The built in 1200mAh battery can be charged using the provided micro USB port, on the device.
Straight out of the box you will notice it has a fair bit of weight to it. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It feels very well built, and has a very simple design consisting of one button and the micro USB charging socket on the base.
The power button is used to switch on (by pressing five times), initiate the vaping process (press and hold), and to also switch between power modes (by pressing three times).
Next in the box you will find the chamber.
Again, this has a solid feel to it and unlike many that I’ve come across in the past this one doesn’t feel like it will shatter by simply being knocked over. All you have to do with this is simply turn it over, fill with your chosen vape liquid and screw it onto the base (make sure you screw together upside down or you’ll have a vape liquid everywhere).
Now, in order for this to be a fair test I used one of my first vape pens for a day just so I could compare it as an upgrade or as a first time purchase.
Usage wise, it’s very similar to most boxes on the market. The plus side to this one being that, as a first time box user, you’ll only really have to worry about one button. This is a great feature for beginners, unlike some other boxes that have multiple other buttons to control wattage and temperature. The singular button makes it incredibly easy to use when you need that quick hit of nicotine.
It gives out a decent amount of vapour when you exhale; more than you would get when using a pen, but not so much that when you do use it you look like a steam train (some people favour that when they purchase a box, I personally don’t).
I would say I’m an average to heavy user and the built in 1200mAh battery lasted me for the typical working day. It should easily last the average user a whole day, and even for a heavy user I would be very surprised if it died whilst you were away from a socket. There is nothing worse than going out for the day and not knowing if the battery is going to last. The only downside to this would be if you were literally going to be away from a power source for a ridiculous amount of time (which lets face it, who is nowadays), seeing as though the battery is built-in and you would be unable to carry a spare and switch it out. Your only option would be to carry another box with you, which isn’t exactly ideal. Most people shouldn’t have this problem though.
The chamber holds around 2ml of liquid, which is a fair amount for the average user. If, like me, you’re a heavier user then this will become a slight issue during the latter parts of the day.
The only other thing that took some getting used to for me was the lack of a display. I’m one of those people who likes to actually see the remaining battery level.
The only way you will know the remaining battery life on the KIK vape box is by the colour of the small LED on the front, which changes colour depending on the remaining battery life. Blue is healthy, purple/pink is roughly half way and red is low. This isn’t really an issue as such, it just takes some getting used to.
Overall this is a great box for the novice user, or for the low to moderate user. The kit can be purchased from KIK.co.uk for £29.95, which is a great price for what you get.
So if you’re wondering whether you should switch from cigarettes or a vape pen then I really can’t recommend the KIK Cloud 30W enough. It is everything you need to get off of cigarettes, or to move up to from vape pens.
- Built quality is excellent
- Battery life is great
- No display for battery life
- Moderate-sized vape liquid chamber, not big enough for heavy users