Fin Cigs Disposable Electronic Cigarettes Review


Fin Cigs Disposable e-Cigarette Review

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I recently reviewed the e-cigarette starter kits from Fin Cigs.  The company also carries disposable electronic cigarettes.  The disposable models are available online through the Fin Cigs website as well as a number of bricks and mortar retailers (under the My Finiti brand).

Disposables, especially ones that are readily available at local stores certainly have their place in the e-cigarette world. They’re great for emergency purposes and for introducing unsure smokers to e-cigarettes without a huge upfront cash investment.  This review of the Fin Cigs disposable will see if the Fins fit those needs.

Disposable e-Cigarette Design

Generally, there’s not a lot to be said about the design of disposable e-cigarettes.  The Fin take and toss models are not really any different.  They are a simple monolithic tube with LED, battery and cartomizer all worked into the same tube.

The Fin disposables pretty much look exactly like their rechargeable counterparts.  They are slightly larger as a result of the increased battery and e-liquid capacity.  The disposables feature the same signature white LED light.

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The marketing blurb on the pack claims up to 2 packs of cigarettes equivalency. Other than the somewhat liberal claim of lifespan, the disposable packaging looks just as good as the other Fin offerings.  That is to say, this company does a nice job on aesthetics.

The disposable e-cigarette housed inside features a brown cartomizer section and an off white battery part.  There is a small Fin logo printed on the “paper” section.  A green or red band runs on the “filter” portion of the disposable to denote menthol or tobacco.

Much like the regular Fin Cigs e-cigarettes, there are only two choices in the disposable model.  You can select either menthol or tobacco and both come in only 16mg/ml nicotine strengths.

Experiencing the Fin Cigs Disposable

The flavor in the original tobacco model is pretty close to the regular starter kit cartridge flavor.  That is to say a somewhat sweet, but fairly subdued tobacco flavor.

fin cigs disposable e cigarette 300x211 imageI can’t compare the menthol flavor to the starter kit version because I only had regular tobacco.  Not that was a big deal since I generally dislike menthol.  However, I live for my art here, so I went ahead and tried one of the Fin disposables in menthol flavor.

Speaking as a menthol hater, I found it wasn’t bad. The flavor was more mint than menthol and there wasn’t a lot of tobacco notes in the flavor.  Like the tobacco, the overall impression was a somewhat subdued flavor which suited me just fine.

Vapor production on these units is better than on Fin’s regular rechargeable e-cigarettes.  The disposable cranks out a good amount of vapor. As with all automatics, I recommend double puffing the e-cigarette (taking a short puff which is immediately blown out followed by the real puff) to make sure the heating element reaches its peak temperature and vapor production.

The vapor is also fairly warm. Not high-voltage hot or anything, but there was a moderate amount of warmth there, which was nice.  Throat hit on the tobacco flavor was a bit light for my tastes.  The menthol produced a decent throat hit (which is common for menthol).

Lifespan

Probably the most important thing to consider when evaluating a disposable (other than making sure it doesn’t taste gross) is how long the thing will last.

I’d have to put the Fin Cigs disposable e-cigarette right in the average class of disposables.  I coaxed around 3 1/2 hours of heavy use out of the e-cigarette in my testing.  Regular to light use could probably easily double or triple that number.

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Yes I cut one open to see the cartomizer

If you’re not a chain vaper, you should be able to get through most of a work day or more.  It’s probably still a far cry from the two pack claim, but it’s decent battery life.

I did say battery life.  Not that it particularly matters on disposables, but some disposables run out of e-liquid before the battery gives out.  The Fin model’s battery puttered out before it ran out of juice.  If that happens, you might be able to coax a few more puffs out of your device if you let it sit and rest a while after you get the blinking low battery warning on the LED.

Too Long; Didn’t Read

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The Fin Cigs disposable e-cigarette which is also available at a range of physical retailers under the My Finiti brand is a reasonable choice if you need to pick up a disposable e-cigarette.  The flavor isn’t what I call stand out, but it’s also not offensive.  The unit produces pretty decent vapor and has about an average lifespan for a disposable e-cigarette.  You can find these online at FinCigs.com

Pros:

  • White LED
  • Nice packaging
  • Good vapor production
  • Decent flavor

Cons:

  • Light throat hit in tobacco flavor
  • Only available in two flavors and 1 nicotine strength
  • Average lifespan

Details:

Product name: Fin Disposable e-Cigarette
Available From: Fin Cigs (and retailers nationwide under the Finiti brand)
Price: 10.99


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14 thoughts on “Fin Cigs Disposable Electronic Cigarettes Review

  • David

    You didn't show your photos of the insides of the cartomizer and type of battery inside the device. Inside this device, did it resemble something like the basic 510 type e-cig and did it use felt padding for the liquid or a fluid container? I'm always curious to see the insides and how they're put together too, is why I ask.

  • David

    Interesting photos, thanks. Looks like they did use a polyfill pad to hold the liquid. Battery must have been some standard non-rechargeable AAA style, destined to burn out quickly.

  • David

    I tried both the menthol and tobacco. Menthol is ok…..BUT the Tobacco is HORRIBLE!
    I dont even know what they call it Tobacco. Its as bland as it gets.

    • Steve K Post author

      I think that's the reason I like the tobacco. I'm not a huge fan of tobacco flavors, so I prefer them to be more understated. To me, a little weak is far better than a bad tobacco with a strong flavor. Goes to show how subjective flavor can be

  • Tammy Weigel

    I purchased a fin disposable menthol gig and for $10.00 and the battery was dead within a hour. Went to the store that I purchased it from and was told that I would have to go back the next day when a manager would be there.So I purchased another one just to see what would happen and it did the same thing….Not too happy about this matter..Going try to return them both…

    • Steve K Post author

      An hour! wow that's not good. Even I got more than an hour out of mine and I vape beyond excessively :)

    • Frank1955

      Mine lasted about six hours last night with less than 8 drags every half hour to 45 minutes. Tried a different brand last week, and it lasted 5 days. Switching back to the other brand.

  • general zod

    any ideas on how many puffs you can get out of a rechargeable unit before it runs out of juice? i am talking about the nicotine pack, not the battery as i can always recharge it when necessary.

    • Steve K Post author

      I never really count. I've tried but end up losing track. It depends on the liquid capacity of the cartomizer and how long you puff. I'd say probably somewhere in the 100-200 range for 3-4 second puffs, but that is kind of a wild guess on my part.

  • eleanor gajda

    i just found 2 of the original finiti that are bigger than the new product. much better last longer. the new shorter ones even tho theyre cheaper are awful. ive got a drawerful that last less than 1/2 day, and walgreens actually get mad when you try to get money back or exchange them. frankly, i think walgreens have a hand in their production. theyre both located in deerfield ill.
    do we need a tribune investigation?

  • james

    I bought a fin recharge kit. I would say it work very good. The whole kit was 30.00. Easy and quick recharge. I would recommend the product to anyone.

  • Frank1955

    I tried a Blu e-cig last week for the first time. Took about 4 to 6 drags on it every half hour or so, and the thing lasted me five days doing that. Bought a Fin last night and puffed on it pretty much the same amount of times, maybe a few more drags because I was drinking Whiskey. The Fin crapped out on me this morning. Feel as though I got ripped off on the Fin.

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