Fin Cigs Disposable e-Cigarette Review
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.
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.
I 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).
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.
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
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
- White LED
- Nice packaging
- Good vapor production
- Decent flavor
- Light throat hit in tobacco flavor
- Only available in two flavors and 1 nicotine strength
- Average lifespan
Product name: Fin Disposable e-Cigarette
Available From: Fin Cigs (and retailers nationwide under the Finiti brand)