LOGIC vs Blu eCigs from PCMagazine

LOGIC vs Blu eCigs from PCMagazine

This is a great review of the LOGIC vs Blu eCigarettes from PCMagazine. Everyone has their favorite choice of smoke-free electronic cigarette brands, so even though the Editor’s Choice is Blu, I still prefer my LOGIC eCigs for the same reasons as Samara Lynn states in her article below.
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By Samara Lynn

If Blu eCigs target the hipper, younger vaper market, then LOGIC appears to target an older, more sophisticated crowd. The black, shiny eCigs’ appearance and very name suggest calm, cool reasoned “vaping”—eCigs don’t exude smoke, they release flavored, nicotine-infused vapor, thus the terms “vaping” and “vaper.”

I tested the LOGIC Power series starter kit. The kit is cheaper than Blu’s starter kit: $22.99 versus $69.95. The LOGIC eCig had a longer battery life than the Blu eCig because the Logic has a bigger battery.

However, I found a slight chemical aftertaste using Logic that I didn’t experience with Blu.

Still, this big, classy-looking eCig allows you to exhale a billowy cloud of vapor and provides a decent throat hit that mimics the mechanics of smoking “analog” cigs, fairly well.

And, the aftertaste of Logic didn’t make me as queasy as another competing eCig brand, NJoy.

The Starter Kit
LOGIC’s starter kit is nowhere near as fancy as Blu’s. You don’t even get a carrying case, which is unfortunate. You do get the Power Series battery and two Black Label cartomizers—a portmanteau of cartridge and atomizer.

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As with Blue Cigs, the atomizer, a mechanism which helps the device create the plume of vapor, is built into the cartridge that contains the nicotine-infused liquid. The cartomizer screws into the battery, making up the whole eCig.

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Each cartomizer contains 1.8 percent of nicotine by volume. I prefer how Blu breaks down the nicotine content of its cartridges by milligrams. LOGIC’s website says that each cartomizer is good for 400 puffs.

One cartomizer is tobacco flavored, the other menthol. I was surprised by the fact that I actually enjoyed LOGIC’s menthol vapor better than the tobacco, considering that I never smoked regular menthol cigarettes.

Cartomizers comes in three strengths: Platinum, which is 2.4 percent nicotine (my recommendation if you smoke a pack or more of analog cigarettes a day), Black, which has 1.8 percent nicotine, and the nicotine-free Zero. In comparison, Blu eCigs range from 16-0 mgs of nicotine, and NJoy offers 4.5 percent and 3 percent nicotine-levels.

eCig companies represent nicotine levels in one of two ways: in milligrams per milliliter (mgs) or in percentage. Blu represents levels in mgs. Its highest level of nicotine is in the classic tobacco catridge at 16 mgs or 1.6 percent nicotine.

Comparatively, LOGIC’s highest eCig cartridge is 24 mgs per ml or 2.4 percent. NJoy offers the highest concentration of nicotine—a Traditional Bold cartridge rates at 4.5 percent.

The kit also includes a universal USB charger. I prefer Blu’s charging setup: a case that you not only use to charge your battery but can use to tote around the batteries and cartridges.

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With LOGIC, you have to have a device with a USB port on hand to charge. LOGIC does sell a carrying case on its site for $16.00

Cartomizer Ingredients
LOGIC cartomizers are made of the following ingredients: Propylene Glycol, water, “a combination of flavorings that give the vapor a flavor”—that ambiguous descriptions is direct from the company’s website, and nicotine. As with the Blue Cig ingredients, I’d prefer to know what the flavor combination ingredients are, too.

The Experience
The LOGIC eCig provided a thicker plume of vapor than the Blu. Again, it’s a bigger device than the Blue Cig I tested—that may be why. Like the Blu eCig, the LOGIC eCig’s tip has an LED which lights up blue when you take a pull.

As mentioned, the LOGIC eCig had slight chemical aftertaste. I actually felt a little queasy whenever I vaped with it on an empty stomach. The more I used it, the less nauseated the taste made me, but the aftertaste never lessened, even with continued use.

Something I did notice about LOGIC eCigs: you can find them everywhere, at least where I live in New York. Most candy stores and bodegas are now carrying eCigs. While not all of them carried Blu, just about all of them had LOGIC.

LOGIC’s battery life is fantastic but its taste is not as good as that of Editors’ Choice eCig Blu. However, if I didn’t have my Blue eCig on me, or it was charging up and I was jonesing for nicotine, the LOGIC would do. LOGIC gets a three and half out of five stars for eCigs; Blu is the Editors’ Choice eCig.

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My comments:
I never tried the Blu so I can’t compare it to the LOGIC. But I LOVE my Logic eCigs. I’ve been using them for a few months now and have yet to experience any aftertaste.

For a carry case, I have an empty hard-cover eyeglasses case and it works perfectly. As for the charging, I always carry my portable wall charger and portable USB, so I never have a problem with the charging.

I have two batteries, that DO last a LONG time, so I can use one while the other charges.

I was a heavy smoker for 35 yrs and had quit about 5 yrs before starting to use eCigs. I never smoked menthol as a former smoker, but LOVE LOGIC’s menthol flavor. It’s as close to a “real” cigarette as I got with all the brands I’d tried.

I tried a few different brands of eCigs before settling on the Logic and was really happy when LOGIC started their affiliate program. 🙂

Want to try the LOGIC Power Series? Get a starter kit here!

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