What can I say, this is one of the absolute best starter kits I have seen yet. At $49.95, it is a little bit more expensive than some, but still cheaper than a lot of others. When you compare this against cheaper kits, keep in mind that the battery life is substantially longer. Drop a little more off with the iknowecigs coupon and it becomes that much more affordable.
*UPDATE* For Father’s Day 2013, 777 is offering a bullet kit for $59.95 that includes everything above, plus 4 empty clearomizers instead of 2, 1 ejuice bottle in your choice of flavors, and an electronic cigar. That makes this the best starter kit going right now, get them before they are GONE!
This kit comes with 2 Bullet batteries, 2 empty tanks, or “clearomizers”, a USB charger, a wall adapter for the USB charger, and an instruction manual. First time users, don’t get discouraged, these batteries also take 777 standard cartridges as well. These are KR808d-1 style cartridges and can be purchased from many companies, however, after tasting 777 flavors, I doubt you will look any further. In fact, I used only cartridges with this for the first couple of weeks, for a couple of reasons, first I was a little intimidated by the tanks, and second I really wanted to try out all of their flavors first. 777 offers a sample pack that contains 16 out of their 18 cartridge flavors, at a very economical price of $15.95 currently. I’m glad I ordered it at the same time as the kit, because it gave me an opportunity to figure out which liquid I wanted to try in the tanks first. One minor drawback I found was that the cartridges tended to whistle a little when on the Bullet batteries. It took a little bit of fiddling with how tightly they were screwed on to get the whistle to go away. This problem completely disappeared when I switched over to the tanks.
About their cartridges, tanks, and flavors, I smoked traditional menthol cigarettes for a long time before switching over to e-cigs. I have been trying ever since to find a cartridge that gave me the same flavor as a menthol cigarette, and sadly I’m still looking. I was very unimpressed with both 777 menthol and peppermint flavors, neither was very good in my opinion, however, your mileage may vary. That said, the remaining 14 flavors were FANTASTIC! I had a very hard time deciding which flavor to buy to try the juice in the tanks, and ultimately settled on Gold 7. It is wonderful, although the juice tastes a little different than the cartridge. I understand this is not unusual, and I actually think I prefer the flavor of the juice over that of the cartridge. Filling the tank was super easy, unscrew the tip, squeezed in the juice from the included dropper, screw the tip back on, and done. Since the tank is a smokey clear, I didn’t even have to measure out the right amount of “drops”, I just watched the scale on the side to determine when it was full. One tank lasted me about as long as 1.5 – 2 cartridges, and a single tank lasted for almost a full 15ml bottle of juice.
Battery life lasted 2 to 3 times longer than any of my “cig-a-like” batteries, either from PureCigs, V2, or SmokeTip. I found that I could easily get through over half a day at work with one battery, and while it was charging, get through the rest of the day and part of the evening on the other one. With the “cig-a-likes” I was charging pretty often throughout the day, much more frequently than with the Bullets.
Pros: Almost Everything!
Cons: Cartridges tended to “whistle” on the batteries, however, the tanks did not.