- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: blu
- Price of the tested product: 20 Euros
- Product category according to its selling price: Entry level (from 1 to 40 euros)
- Mod type: Classic drums
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: About 12W
- Maximum voltage: 3.9V
- Minimum value in ohms of resistance for a start: 1.3Ω
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
Admittedly, the vape has retreated a lot over the last three years. Riding on a success deserved and pushed by vapers happy to participate in the first sanitary evolution of the 21th century, it has grown, became more and more technological, assuming perfectly its moulting of chrysalis in butterfly. Control of temperature, powers pushing the limits that one thought were acquired, increasing autonomy, steam galore, blessed be the vaper geek, like you, like me.
In the process, she would have almost forgotten her initial goal, the one that allowed her very existence: to stop people from smoking. Indeed, how not to want to unscrew the head when we sometimes see that beginners enter shops and come out with a sub-ohm clearomizer, a box of 200W and e-liquid 3 nicotine? How to understand that almost 70% of the commercial offer is intended to seduce confirmed or expert vapers by leaving the portion of the smokers (14 million in France anyway!) Face prehistoric kits, developing as much pleasure as Waterman chewed?
Fortunately, this time seems over and 2017 will have seen the revival of a material finally adapted to smokers and up-to-date level of health and benefits. Finally, the tenors of the sector resume their drawing table and offer discrete kits, MTL and simple to apprehend.
blu we are going out myblu who enters totally into this new era, the one that will no doubt see, more or less long term, the disappearance of smoked tobacco. Taking over the Austrian Von Erl and his My who had made a strong impression at the time of its release, the American giant is using all its strenght to democratize the vape, both in terms of ease of use and distribution network because this myblu will be available not only in specialized shops but also in tobacconists. Oops, sorry for letting loose a big word ... but I have passed the age of inventing scapegoats. When I was a smoker, just like you, I was happy to find in my little village of 300 souls a tobacconist who sold me what I needed. I was not a victim, I was only my own hangman. I was the only one who made my own health discomfort and I do not need anyone to take over for me.
La myblu is therefore a small aluminum tool that works according to the principle of capsule systems. So you have a battery of 350mAh that sends 3.9V to a capsule containing a resistance of 1.3Ω and 2ml of liquid. All for a price of 20 €. A negligible investment when one has the desire and the desire to free himself from his chains of smoke to resume his destiny in hand.
The promise seems enticing but, beginner material or not, it will be necessary to go to the test to verify that! 😉
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width and thickness of the product in mm: 18 x 9.2
- Product Length or Height in mm: 106.6
- Product weight in grams: 20.3
- Material composing the product: Aluminum, PMMA
- Form Factor Type: Square Pen
- Decorative style: Classic
- Quality of decoration: Excellent.
- Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
- All components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
- Fire button position: No button, suction trigger
- Fire button type: No button, Suction trigger
- Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 0
- UI button type: No other button
- Quality of interface button (s): Not applicable interface button
- Number of parts in the product: 2
- Number of threads: 0
- Quality of the threads: Not applicable on this mod - Absence of no screws
- Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes
Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
The first of the qualities of the myblu is his lightness. 20 grams in the hand, so to speak that the weight is not embarrassing and it's a euphemism. Yet, we still have a black aluminum body quite sexy, small and discreet. The style of tool that smokers who stink on our exotic half-kilo set-ups with apprehension may want.
The size contained and the touch of anodizing are other strengths that make the object easy to hold and pleasant in hand. Almost invisible in a pocket, it takes significantly less space than a pack of cigarettes and the lighter that goes with it. Make no mistake, this is an undeniable strong point.
The design is attractive because of its formal simplicity and offers a rather marked elegance in the mouth. 18mm width for 9 thick 10cm long, almost a traditional cigarette, beginners will not be disturbed in their gestures, it's a plus!
The concept is successful because there is no switch and even less settings. The triggering of the vape is done by the aspiration and the rendering of vape is adjustable by the mouth by sucking more or less long according to the volume of vapor which one wants to aspire. So extreme simplicity, which goes in the direction of use without making head.
At the finishing level, we are on an entry-level product that exudes reliability. We could have expected a proposal of other colors more fun or more classy to seduce those who want to vaper differently and it is hoped that the manufacturer will offer in the future a more extensive range. Do not deny the importance of choice to stick to all the desires or needs. However, in this chapter, it will be the only downside that I will report, the rest being more than correct given the very aggressive tariff of the myblu.
- Type of chipset used: Owner
- Connection type: Owner
- Adjustable positive plot? No need, works with capsules.
- Lock system ? None, the mod only triggers by suction
- Quality of the locking system: None, the mod only triggers by suction
- Features offered by the mod: Protection against short circuits from the atomizer, Indicators of operation
- Accu Compatibility: Proprietary Accus
- Does the mod support stacking? No
- Number of used batteries: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
- Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Not applicable
- Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging function possible via Micro-USB
- Is the recharge function pass-through? Yes
- Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? No power bank function offered by the mod
- Does the mode offer other functions? No other function offered by the mod
- Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes
- Maximum diameter in mm of compatibility with an atomizer: NC
- Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested power and the actual power
- Accuracy the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage
Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4 / 5
Reviewer's comments on functional features
La myblu is part of devices called "capsule system" as the Bo JWell or Koddo Pod of the French Liquide. The operating principle is simple. We have a battery with an autonomy of 350mAh, which is little for you and me but is enough for a smoker in transit. This battery accommodates capsules that contain a resistance to 1.3Ω and 2ml of liquid to choose from eleven taste proposals that we will treat in review very soon. So just clip the capsule in the slot provided for this purpose, in any sense and voila, you can vaper.
The huge advantage of this type of system is the simplicity of operation. No resistance to change, we throw the capsule when it is empty. No hazardous manipulations, the tank is well sealed and the contactors located at the bottom of the device naturally find their place. Conversely, some may regret the waste generated in fact but it will still be better and more easily recyclable than twenty cigarette butts.
The capsules are available in pairs for the price of 7 €. A high rate in absolute terms but that we will sift later by a rather impressive fact: the weakness of liquid consumption by the device.
When you steam, a blue LED, iconic color of the manufacturer lights up at the end of the myblu to signify the proper functioning of each aspiration. When the color becomes orange, you have less than 20% charge. When the led turns red, you have less than 5% charge, it's time to seriously think about recharging! To do this, use the provided USB / Micro USB cable and, given the capacity of the owner's battery, it takes about 20mn for a refill in good standing. During this time, the led turns red and goes out naturally at the end of the charging cycle. Simple and effective since the device is passthrough, we can continue to vape at the same time!
The protections are not really necessary for this type of battery but there is the presence of a cut-off of ten seconds to avoid excessive discharge and a power off device in case of short circuit. The led flashes five times and the unit turns off, signaling a problem. It will be enough to change the capsule and make a quick cleaning of the contactors of the battery to return to normal.
Evaluation of the packaging
- Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
- Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? Yes
- Presence of a user manual? Yes
- Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? Yes
- Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes
Vapelier's note on packaging: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
The packaging is simple but complete. All the necessary is there to begin to vape immediately.
In a blue cardboard box, we find the myblu, a capsule "classic" taste (translate tobacco for those who still speak academic French) and the USB / Micro USB cord for recharging.
A notice in French is provided and explains perfectly the operation of the system.
No complaints, for the price, it's perfect.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an inside jacket pocket (no deformations)
- Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
- Easy to change the batteries: Not applicable, the battery is only rechargeable
- Did the mod heat up? No
- Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
- Description of situations in which the product has experienced erratic behavior
Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
As one might expect, the draw is tight and paves the way for a perfectly reassuring MTL vape for a primavapoteur. The triggering by aspiration is successful and can imitate, by its calculated latency, smoking a conventional cigarette. Moreover, the vape is perfectly adaptable depending on the length of the puff. A short suction will give a small volume of steam while a longer suction will develop a larger vapor. Again, we are really on a cigarette format and the parentage of behavior of the myblu was very worked so that the smoker does not find himself in unknown land.
The autonomy in energy is quite correct. Although 350mAh is not an impressive number, the power of the device and its low intensity means that the capacity is fully adapted to the intended target. Even in case of a blackout, the charging time and the possibility of continuing to vista plugged in, the lack has no time to settle. On the other hand, for pure nomads who do not have a source of energy available during their working day, a second backup battery will still be a plus.
The autonomy in liquid is, for its part, downright bluffing. While steaming all day, I can barely finish the capsule. It had been a long time since I had not steamed 2ml of juice in one day !!!
The proposed nicotine levels are three in 0, 8 and 16mg / ml. The satiety effect is achieved even for a fat smoker with the highest rate. We could have expected a rate in 19mg / ml for the most addicted and an intermediate rate in 12mg / ml. As for the 0 level of nicotine, it seems to me less relevant in view of the stated objective of the myblu : stop smoking.
In use, the weight and size of the object are undeniable assets. Discretion and lightness make the myblu a pleasant companion of vape. The grip is easy and ergonomic. It seems hard to do better.
A tobacco flavor liquid is provided in the kit. Dry and very sweet, it is very relevant for a first contact with the vape. We have here a blend of tobacco, mixing blond and brown, with chocolate and woody notes. Pleasant and realistic, it is one of the strengths of the kit and, if it did not suit your taste, ten other taste proposals exist to best fit your desires.
After a week of testing, there are no leaks. The device has been seriously thought and the tank seal of the capsule is just perfect. As for the mouthpiece, it is pleasant in the mouth and greatly contributes to the pleasure felt.
Recommendations for use
- Type of battery used during the tests: The batteries are owners on this mod
- Number of batteries used during the tests: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
- With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? With the capsules provided for.
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? With the capsules provided for.
- Description of the test configuration used: As it is
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: As it is
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.8 / 5
The mood ticket of the reviewer
Difficult, very difficult not to be conquered by the myblu... The tight price, the quality of the system, its reliability and the simple fact that we are in the presence of a kit really adapted to the needs of a smoker are all intrinsic qualities that appeal, and on paper, and in the reality.
The test is therefore more than conclusive and here we have a beginner's kit that can be recommended to a friend who smokes without a second thought. The energy autonomy is adapted to the situation and the autonomy in liquid is very interesting. In addition, there is already a good range of available tastes that will develop further in the future to meet all needs.
What deserve a Top Mod and revive the steam engine, one that will ensure that many smokers will join cloud lovers until the scheduled extinction of smoked tobacco.
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