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South Beach Smoke Review


Editor, eCigs HQ

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South Beach Smoke Review Summary

Price: $59.99

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We have awarded South Beach Smoke 3.5 STARS and DO NOT RECOMMEND IT. There are better brands available for less. Other than the high quality batteries, we can provide no justification for purchasing this particular product.

Kit Includes

  • 1 Deluxe SuperMAX Electronic Cigarette Lithium Ion Standard Battery – Standard (2.5 inches) – 300-400 puffs
  • 1 Deluxe SuperMAX Electronic Cigarette Lithium Ion High-Capacity Battery – High Capacity (3.25 inches) – 500-600 puffs
  • 1 Portable Wall Charger – charges your battery wherever you have a wall plug.
  • 5 Large Nicotine Cartridges/Atomizers
  • Owner’s Manual
  • 30 day money-back guarantee
  • One year warranty
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We liked the South Beach Smoke website. Prominent phrases about money-back guarantees and lifetime warranties always put us in a positive mood. Our mood changed a bit after we selected the Deluxe Starter Kit and realized we were being charged $99.99 PLUS $9.95 for shipping.

Five flavors were available, but we decided to order the Assortment Cartomizer Pack (available in only the Light Nicotine level), that would allow us to try them all.

The kit arrived four days after we ordered it. We were impressed that South Beach Smoke could process, ship and deliver a product in such a short time. However, our opinion of this manufacturer would not be completely positive.

If you are not a purist when it comes to the flavor of your tobacco, this could be the electronic cigarette for you.”

eCigs HQ Editor

The first disappointment with this product occurred when we noticed that the flavors of the cartridge atomizers were not labeled clearly. Each cartridge atomizers had a color band which represented a flavor. While this may not be an issue for long-time users, it was not ideal for a new customer. In fact, we had to go back to the South Beach Smoke website to correspond colors with flavors. Light brown signified the tobacco flavor. Dark brown stood for chocolate. Green was for Menthol and red indicated the cherry flavor.

After choosing the tobacco flavor cartridge, we attached it to the long battery. A few drags later, we could tell that the battery had arrived well-charged. The LED glowed orange with every draw on the device. However, we also noticed a disappointing sound as we continued smoking. Each inhalation evoked crackling noises from the unit which became more pronounced the harder we dragged on it.

The flavor of the tobacco cartridge was mild. There was a slight vanilla tinge to it. It was not however, very satisfying. The other flavors lived up to their names and will probably please smokers of flavored cigarettes.

The kit’s two SuperMAX batteries measured out to 3.1875 and 2.6875 inches in length. They were true to their name and performed well — even prior to our first charging. Overall the components were solid and easy to hold.

Though the South Beach Smoke Deluxe Starter Kit comes with an AC wall charger, it does not contain a USB charger. The end caps for the cartridge atomizers, we are pleased to note, include stoppers to prevent leaks.

In our estimation, it would cost $898.06 annually to maintain a one-pack-per-day habit with South Beach Smoke. That breaks down to a daily cost of $2.46. We think that this presents a good, long-term value. This value increases if you take advantage of the bulk pricing option of $31.99 for 15 cartomizers (only $2.13 per cartomizer). Compare these costs to a single-pack-per-day habit with real tobacco cigarettes. At $6 a day, that totals $2,190 over the course of a year. South Beach Smoke e-cigarettes could save you more than $1,000 during the same time period.

The Good

  • Solid construction
  • Well-crafted
  • Two powerful batteries
  • Generous 15% discount with coupon code
  • End caps on cartridge atomizers prevent leakage
  • Thirty-day money-back guarantee

The Bad

  • Mediocre tobacco flavor
  • No USB charger in the starter kit
  • Cartridge atomizers need primer puffs before vapor volume increases substantially
  • Noisy cartomizers
  • Shipping charges

The Bottom Line

We have awarded South Beach Smoke THREE STARS and DO NOT RECOMMEND IT. There are better brands available for less. Other than the high quality batteries, we can provide no justification for purchasing this particular product.

South Beach Smoke Coupon Code

  • First click the “Visit the Official South Beach Smoke Website” link below, and then enter SMOKE15 in the Coupon Code box at checkout to receive 15% OFF any South Beach Smoke order!

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6 Comments

  1. Great site. Lots of good info. I disagree with you about South Beach Smoke. It’s my favorite brand. It has one of the strongest flavor profiles, vapor enters mouth fast (faster than Green Smoke which is also a good brand) and the flavor is amazing with a nice sweet finish.

    If you don’t like a sweet finish South Beach isn’t for you; however, I love it. I have several kits and turn to SBS most often (unless I’m out of cartomizers).

  2. Just wanted to say THANK YOU for taking your time and money to make a review for this E-cig. I have been considering a few different online e-cig stores to purchase from and which e-cig to pick, let me tell you its a TASK!!

    Again, Thanks!
    Brandi.

  3. IMO best e-cigs for the money for sure. I was going thru cartridges and batteries like crazy with the last brand. Glad I stumbled on SBS. I see why they’ve won a lot of awards, and are so popular amongst users. They are great and they do not cost too much. I’ve spent more on very bad products- e-cigs that arived dead and cartridges not even filled, so having this kind of quality is wonderful. SBS is worth every penny.

  4. Yes! This company is worth it! They do not disappoint me- EVER! And the customer service is really awesome. No matter how you get into contact w/ them, if you have a problem or just questions, they do everything in their power to help. As for the products, they make me feel great! Working 60 hours a week a stressful, these take the edge off just right and are not a problem when i use them at my desk! They dont have any weird after taste or burnt flavor from the cartridge like other companies are known to. they are not too heavy, and they are easy to carry around and use wherever I like. My results have been great, I know Im really satisfied with south beach smoke!

  5. Hi mates, its wonderful e cig review entirely
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  6. Very good post. I’m going through a few of these issues
    as well..