The Mighty Cigalike

Published by Matt Brown on 15th Jan 2015

Electronic cigarettes come in all shapes and sizes. Particularly as we move into 2015, we're seeing a rise in the popularity of larger models, which often offer more in the way of tech and flexibility. We've been bowled over, for example, by the popularity of our most recent addition, the SERIES-E (and there's more where that came from in 2015... watch this space).

But what about the humble 'cigalike'? Small and unassuming, the cigalike has served as an important first step into vaping for millions of people all over the world. While many users eventually move on to more powerful systems, many others choose to stick with their 'cigalike' as it suits their requirements more closely.

So, why are 'cigalikes' so popular? Well, it really comes down to a couple of different things. For a start, they closely replicate the same design as the tobacco cigarettes that vapers are leaving behind. When making the switch, something which closely resembles and performs like a cigarette is less intimidating and far easier to get to grips with than more advanced devices.

Small form-factor devices such as our V3i range, offer far more portability than their larger cousins. If you are looking for something you can just grab and go, a 'cigalike' may be the way to go, and that's not just for beginners – many experienced vapers like to keep a smaller device around to use at the pub.

Their straightforward design is also a major selling point for many vapers. Cartomizers, for example, offer plenty of flavour and vapour as well as plug-and-play functionality. Simply screw your cart onto a battery and you're set to go.

While they may lack some of the bells and whistles of other, more advanced, systems, our V3i battery range has plenty of functionality of its own. Available in either automatic or manual models, these small batteries offer a couple of hours of vaping time per charge and work well with cartomizers, or the ever-popular Mini V3i tanks.

Shinyitis is prevalent among the wider vaping community, and there's a lot to be said in favour of bigger, more powerful electronic cigarettes. Remember though, the best option is the one which works for you. Don't be put off by other people's opinions of the 'cigalike' – they most likely started off with one themselves.

The V3i range also has another ace up its sleeve – a choice of two dedicated portable charging cases. The V1P and V1P+ PCCs allow you to charge a battery on the go, while offering storage space and protection for your kit. As most of our customers rotate between two or more batteries, this means that you can always have a battery charging while the other is in use.

These reliable and highly popular PCCs are at the heart of some our most popular starter kits. Their popularity has been regularly recognised, leading to awards glory. Our V1P PCC kits have won Ecigclick's Best Small E-Cig category for two years running.

We believe that the 'cigalike' is one of the most important devices for new vapers. They offer the flavour and performance users look for when making the switch from tobacco, but above all else, they are accessible.