Overall – 3.5/5 – Not every brand of electronic cigarette can be the best of the best, and what an individual consumer is looking for has a lot to do with what they actually want. With Cloud 9, users who are looking for a basic, no-frills option that does not cost much will probably be fine with this brand. If, however, you want more from presentation, vapor volume and taste, this may not be the best option for you. Feedback among users is mixed but mostly running about the middle of the road. While there are not a lot of obvious complaints about it, there is not an overabundance of rave reviews either. What you get is a nice average look, taste, vapor and price for your electronic cigarette starter kit from Cloud 9. If this is your first kit and you realize you may want a different one at some point this could also still be a great option for you. However, if you are looking to replace the kit you currently have, then this may not be the step up you want. The price and the option of having either a two or three part e-cigarette system are certainly advantages.
Presentation & Packaging – 3/5 – Of the choices available on the market today, Cloud 9 does not fare well especially against much of the competition. It honestly looks a little outdated and cheap when one looks at the other choices available. Of course, looks are not everything and if you are willing to look past the presentation and packaging you are bound to find Cloud 9 may make up for this drawback in other areas. Some former smokers prefer the look of an electronic cigarette that looks as close to a real one as possible. The Cloud 9 is somewhat similar but there are other options that look better.
Flavor – 3.5/5 – As far as options go for electronic cigarettes, the Cloud 9 is far from the most disappointing but does leave much to be desired. The taste is close to what you loved about your cigarettes, yet somehow weakened. The bottom line is that Cloud 9 flavor lacks the robust intensity real cigarettes and even many of the competing e-cigarettes do. If you were not a heavy smoker or did not smoke full flavor cigarettes this still may be a completely acceptable option for you. However, if you crave the thick, robust and intense flavor of a full flavor cigarette, this may be slightly disappointing for you.
Flavor Variety – 3.5/5 – Cloud 9 uses a unique system that utilizes smoke juice. So those who use the Cloud 9 system can purchase different flavors of smoke juice or even go with a sample pack that includes the different flavors of Cloud 9 smoke juice. You can also save money and get a free bottle with the Smoke Juice: Electronic Cigarette Liquid Elixir Value Pack. The number of flavors available is not that impressive when compared to the rest of the market. Those looking for the basics, though, will get what they need. Presently Cloud 9 offers tobacco, menthol, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla and cherry as flavor options.
Vapor Volume – 3.5/5 – This does vary between refill options or choices of the Cloud 9 two or three part electronic cigarette. This company is unlike many others because it does offer both. Generally, the two part e-cigarettes are more popular, and this is the one we chose to try to review. As compared to others on the market, again Cloud 9 was pretty much in the middle. The vapor volume is slightly above average, which is why the two part electronic cigarette from Cloud 9 gets a 3.5 instead of a 3. You still may miss the fullness from a real cigarette, but more than likely will not be too disappointed when it comes to vapor volume.
Battery Life – 3/5 – While our experience with the battery life was not the worst we have encountered, we also noticed we were not the only ones who seemed to feel this area falls flat. Online research seems to show consumers for the Cloud 9 system have been disappointed generally with the battery life. If you are going to opt for this brand, it would be wise to add at least one secondary battery and plan on charging it a lot. Battery life is a fairly common issue among many electronic cigarettes so this is not to imply there are tons of other choices with much better battery life. Generally, though, Cloud 9 would do well to fix this glitch for future versions.
Value – 4/5 – You get what you pay for and pay for what you get. Those who are looking for a well-priced starter kit for electronic cigarettes will find this one of the most affordable. The price is the same for both the basic two-piece or three piece starter kits. You also get the industry standard 30 day money back guarantee and a full one year warranty with this. This is vastly improved from the previous six-month warranty. Unlike other brands, there are no options for different levels of start kits so there is no worrying about choosing from these. However, other brands that offer varieties of starter packs include choices to have extra accessories such as extra batteries at a more affordable price level. You can, however, add on to the basic kit for a discounted price on other accessories. Aside from that, though, you get what you should for the lower price that is offered on the Cloud 9 electronic cigarette starter kit.
Shipping – 4/5 – The cost and speed of shipping was acceptable for the Cloud 9 electronic cigarettes. There are several brands of e-cigarettes that offer free shipping, but the cost for this brand was still not overly high. Our shipment arrived rather quickly too. While reviewing other feedback from customers, it seems only a few Cloud 9 customers had any complaints about shipping speed being too slow. Of course, it could depend when you place your order and where it is being shipped to, but the overall consensus seemed to be that the price and speed were decent.
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