Boost that Battery: What You Need to Know About Performance

vz_battery_pro_650_11Your batteries are essentials to vaping; you aren’t going to get far without one! They are your power source (obviously) and they are the most important part of the vaping pen. Today, the e-cigarette market is loaded with all types of different batteries, but the one thing that all have in common is that they need to be taken care of properly to last any decent amount of time. Yes, batteries are entirely replaceable, but no one wants to be replacing them constantly. To ensure that your batteries are being treated right, and you are doing all that is humanly possible to make yours go the distance, here are some tips to keep yours lasting a while!

How to Store Your Battery

There are a variety of things not to do with your battery. How you store it is actually important, and certain other outside factors can actually dwindle its lifespan! We get it; daily life happens. You get into the habit of vaping and out of the habit of babying your vaporizer. Who has time to baby their vaporizer, in reality? Well, you may want to consider some extra precautions if you want your battery to last a decent amount of time. Heat and moisture, even indirect moisture like humidity, can do a number on a battery’s performance so you need to be careful. Leaving it in the car, leaving it on a hot windowsill, leaving it out on your patio, and especially leaving it near anything magnetic are all bad ideas and can cause damage to them. It’s also important to remember to keep your battery away from children, orally fixated pets, and any type of place they may be subjected to precarious situations like falls and what not.

Your best bet is one of our handy e-cigarette storage cases; designed for ultimate protection. They were designed to handle your e-cig batteries, and protect them when they aren’t in use.

Charge It Like You Mean It

Don’t wait for your battery to drain out of power completely, or get to that undesirable 0% level. Charging your battery when it’s at a 50% capacity or higher, is actually better for your battery. This method is less stressful, and will allow the battery to regain power more quickly.

Cleanliness is Next to…

You have to keep your vape stick clean. Yes, they are designed to be well-functioning, and to not leak, or accumulate grime, but things happen as you may very well know. Sometimes a little liquid may end up someplace it shouldn’t, sometimes it’s the added buildup of gunk on your hands, and other times the culprit can be dust particles in the air and moisture; however your e-cig gets dirty; it happens. And that is why you should have a regular practice of tidying things up.

A paper towel and an old toothbrush can be used to easily brush off and wipe off the areas of your battery where it connects to the cartomizer, as well as on the exterior, which obviously gets the most exposure. It’s a very little effort that can go a long way to keep your battery performing right.

So now that you know how to take care of your batteries right, we hope you do so! We want to see them last you a while, and now you have no excuse not to treat them properly! Use them right, store them right, keep them clean, and charge them before they get down to 0 capacity; there you have it! May you be blessed with exceptional performance!

What’s So Advanced About an Advanced Vaporizer?

VaporZone Advanced Vaporizer

Lately we’ve noticed that lots of e-cigarette retailers like to throw around the word “advanced” on their products—while continuing to offer the exact same device they came out with years ago. In the last couple years, a lot has changed in the world of vaping technology and many of the products you can buy from online dealers are simply outdated.

Not so with VaporZone.

What is it that makes a VaporZone e-cig so advanced you ask? Our personal vaporizers (PVs) are designed with both cool design and optimal functionality in mind.

Sleek Modern Exterior

Smokeless e-cigarettes that look identical to regular cigarettes tend to be the norm. But at VaporZone, we don’t believe that your progressive smokeless device has to mirror traditional tobacco smoking, which is why our vaporizers offer a new spin on how vapor smoking looks.

Just take one look at one of our vaporizers and you will immediately see a difference compared to basic e-cigarettes. For starters, our atomizer heads and tanks come in wide range of styles, shapes and sizes. Our tanks are designed with all different types of vapers in mind—and since the vaping community is so diverse in preferences, we’ve got plenty to choose from.

Plus, we think vaping should be fun! That’s why we offer vaporizers in a variety of different colors. You can pick a color to compliment your outfit or mood, and even mix and match the battery and cartomizer colors to add a personal touch.

High-Tech Design

It isn’t just the outward appearance that makes our personal vaporizers light years beyond the competition, but also the revolutionary technology that drastically improves the vaping experience by giving the user more control.

At the core of our advanced vaping device is a high-capacity battery which serves as the power source. However, our rechargeable batteries have a few awesome features that most basic batteries don’t have. They don’t just turn on and off – through an advanced vaping technique called variable voltage/wattage, our batteries also partner with the atomizer or cartomizer to get the best flavor and performance out of your custom e-liquids.

When you take a drag from you’re VaporZone PV, the battery sends a very exact charge measured in amps or mAh (which you set) into the atomizer, which in turn heats up the e-liquid and converts it into the nicotine-rich, flavored vapor that you inhale.

Feeling overdosed with information yet? We know that’s a lot of details in such a short amount of time, but these details are what make advanced vaping technology…well…advanced.

If you want to learn more about how our e-cigs work, visit our main site. Also, feel free to contact us at 1-855-93-VAPOR with any questions you may have.

Think Vaping is Expensive? Think Again

save-mony-on-cigarettes-with-smokeless-cigarettesWe all know that vaping is much more cost effective than smoking cigarettes, however there are still those who are wary when looking at the price of starting up with a kit that can cost over $50. While everyone is always looking to get the best deal, we are here to clarify things, and let you know: vaping is a whole lot cheaper!

Here is a look at the different costs associated with going the vapor route, and how they are truly much more affordable than opting to watch your money go up in smoke. When it comes down to it, whether you opt for the $25 vaping pen or the $179.99 Rebel Starter Kit, vaping is going to cost you less.

Liquids VS Tobacco

E-liquids cost way less than tobacco cigarettes, and especially if you smoke a lot. VaporZone liquids are sold in 30ml bottles that will run you $14.99 each, and with the average vaper’s use, comparable to about a pack a day, they last about a week. That’s right; imagine taking your smoking habit down to about $15 a week, as opposed to the $40-$70 you may currently be spending (depending on your locale and the current rate of a pack of smokes). Yes, the savings are very, very nice in that regard.

One-Time Fee VS Constant Spending

Whatever the cost of your starter kit, it’s generally a one-time cost. Sure, you may choose to add a few more vaping pens into your routine, you may want more accessories, and you may get into this whole thing as a hobby and want to try out everything. Even still, your general necessities are things you will not be constantly spending on, and you will not have to keep purchasing them. Unlike cigarettes, which you continuously need to supply yourself with, as well as all the extras such as lighters, fragrances, and whatever else you use to maintain the habit and cover it up.

Additional Costs

Traditional cigarettes can add all sorts of extra costs into your life, and you may not even think about them because you’re used to them. Because they are known to horrendously stain teeth, cause wrinkles, and dull the complexion, do you find yourself combating these effects with beauty products and teeth whitening treatments? Do you spend additional money keep your home and vehicle smelling good because of cigarettes?

There are many things that cause your expenses to increase as a result of smoking, and switching to e-cigarettes can really help cut many of these costs. And in the process, adding to your quality of life, offering a more convenient way to enjoy your nicotine, and increasing your enjoyment of it. Bottom line: vaping rocks. It costs less. And it’s more fun!

VaporZone is Proud to be a Sponsor at the 2014 Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival!

contestAmerica’s biggest, hottest gay pride celebration is about to kick off this week, and VaporZone is more than excited to be a sponsor this year! Joining the ranks of other world class cities across the globe, Miami Beach is celebrating their amazing LGBT community. The 6th annual Miami Beach Gay Pride kicks off on April 11 and goes through the 13th.

If there is one thing Miami Beach knows how to do, it’s through a damn good party. This year’s event will feature a parade, festival, and a wide range of other Miami Beach Pride sanctioned events. Each year the event has grown significantly from the last, and it truly is one of the best weekends of the year in Miami Beach. In fact, it is considered the biggest event to take over Miami Beach every year, and you bet it’s a blast for everyone who joins in the fun; it’s an event made to include everyone in the spirit of unity.

More than 125 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, celebrities, and musical performances will be there to keep the excitement, and it is an excellent place to show off your pride, and support the amazing Miami LGBT community. The parade will be especially exciting, with international celebrities Gloria Estefan and Kenny Ortega as the grand marshalls. An award will be handed out to the most creatively designed ensemble, in the spirit of pride, so make sure you look your prideful best. All are encouraged to enter, however only one will take home the award, which will land your image on a plaque to be displayed permanently at the Miami Beach LGBT Center!

The Gay Pride festival is extremely symbolic to the Miami Beach community because it supports the magnificent culture of diversity that makes the whole Miami-Dade Metro area exciting, unique, and a welcome place for all. Miami Beach Gay Pride is all about uniting in celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, along with their friends, their allies, and all who support the spirit and culture.

So, while you’re there this weekend, make sure to enter the parade contest by wearing your most spirited duds, look out for VaporZone e-cigarettes, and bring along plenty of unabashed pride! We’re sure it will be a blast!

 

5 Basic E-Liquid Safety Tips

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If you’ve been keeping up with our blog or popular news, then perhaps you’ve heard about the New York Times article that has people on edge about the danger of e-liquid poisoning. In case you haven’t, here’s a quick summary: A recent report showed that accidental poisonings involving e-liquid are soaring, most notably among children. This is causing many parents to ask the question: When it comes to e-liquid, what can, and should, be done to reduce the risks of harm, especially to my children?

As you would expect, the backlash from this article is all across the board—from those saying this is proof that e-cigarettes are dangerous, to others arguing that the report unfairly targets e-smoking and fails to address the larger issue of responsible parenting.

And while the latter response is clearly more grounded in critical thought as opposed to media hype, we do think that this mistaken report does bring up an important topic: basic e-liquid safety.

So here are 5 important safety tips to keep in mind when dealing with e-liquid:

  1. Safe Storage

    If you have young children, then naturally you can (and should) be smart about how and where you keep your extra vaping supplies. High, out-of-reach cupboards or locked boxes are ideal locations to store e-liquid, as this prevents most small children from getting access to a bottle. Also, pure nicotine and e-liquid are flammable, so it should be stored in a place that is dark and cool, away from sources of heat and flame. This helps it to last longer too.

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New Blends and Our Flavor of the Month!

safe_imageAh, e-cigarette flavors! So many choices, so little time, right? Not in our book! We are all about flavor, as you probably already know, and we have started something very exciting: offering a “Flavor of the Month” where we highlight a particular blend, and offer it at a rather sweet discount of 25% off! This month’s flavor is our amazing “Godfather” blend, which is a delightful combination of Amaretto and Top Shelf Bourbon. It’s basically the vapor equivalent of a luxury cocktail, and is so good when vaping slowly. So, if you have not yet had the pleasure of experiencing this flavor yet, now is the time to do it!

And while we are on the subject of flavors and custom blending, you should know that we’ve added even more Top Blends to our site for your choosing. We get a lot of pleasure from coming up with new flavors for vaping; having over 30,000 different options means we’re always discovering new flavor pairings that further intensify our excitement, and yours! Some of our newest blended e-cigarette flavors include Mango Orange Fusion, which is a deliciously fruity blend of – you guessed it – orange and mango; Watermelon Chill, which blends the juicy flavor of watermelon with cool Menthol Ice for a very refreshing take on vapor; and Tobacco Menthol, which combines the classic flavors of tobacco and menthol for a rather enjoyable taste that lets you enjoy the most coveted flavors of the smoking world. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, there are plenty more blends where that came from!

While you can find e-liquids all over the place, online and in shops, we pride ourselves in not only having the highest quality, but also bringing you the largest variety of flavors, especially with the enticing advent of custom blending. So, cheers to our flavor of the month, and all the exciting flavors that await you with our newest top blends!

E-liquid: What you Need to Know

1907313_480847725350646_1436428769_nWant to know about e-liquids? Here is a look at ours, why they rock, and why a little open-minded info goes a long way. Last week, the New York Times ran an erroneous piece on e-liquids, and we’d like to shed a little more light on this budding topic of discussion. Vaporizers and e-liquids are intended for use by adults over the age of 18, and should not be handled by those who are underage. Electronic cigarette products and liquids should be kept out of reach of minors. You wouldn’t give underage persons access to your liquor cabinet, would you? Knowledge goes a long way, especially when rumors start getting touted around town!

What’s in VaporZone E-Liquid?

VaporZone is pretty staunch about standards of quality; ask any of our satisfied customers! We use Malaysian palm-sourced glycerin, and all other ingredients are USP Grade Kosher. The quality level of these ingredients is considered “inhalation grade” making them specialized for their intended purpose; a step beyond just food grade (they are not meant to be eaten!).

How Do I Use it?

Once you get the hang of using e-liquids you will be confident in your ability to handle it safely. It is true, nicotine liquid is not meant to come into contact with your skin, however if you follow directions accordingly, you’ll have no problems. When pouring e-liquids into your cartomizer, you should hold the liquid bottle at an angle, and drop it slowly, one drop at a time, into the center sides of the unit; not directly downwards. Our e-cigarette vaporizers are meant to be filled only to 75% capacity for proper functioning, and just as a precaution, don’t vape on empty!

How Do I Choose a Nicotine Strength?

Nicotine strength is subjective; if you are a typically heavy cigarette smoker using reds, most likely 1.8% will be a good strength to start with. You may find you want a little higher of a level, and you can always upgrade. If you are used to something lighter, 1.2% is comparable to lights, and .6% is considered to be ultra light, and 0.0% contains no nicotine. Of course, we do offer strengths higher than 1.8; 2.4 and 3.6 are also available, but be warned, they are very strong!

E-liquids have become a regular occurrence among vapers, and their popularity is only increasing. Using them, rather than pre-filled cartridges enables users to have more control, and they happen to be extremely cost effective; imagine the equivalent of spending $14.99 each week on a pack-a-day smoking habit! However, with this popularity comes the responsibility of e-smokers to use their liquids properly, understand what they are working with, and by all means, keeping them safe from the access of children. Keep calm, and vape on, everyone!

Retailers are Saying “YES” to VaporZone!

img_rmu_displayIt’s always good news when we’re told by retailers that our products are doing well in their selection, and that they consider them to be great. It’s another thing altogether when one of our retailers is having such great success with our products, and considers them to be such high quality that they forgo all others because we rock. And that, my friends, just happened. It’s big news. Coco Cigars, the “aficionado’s oasis in CocoWalk,” has ditched all other brands of e-cigarettes in favor of VaporZone, with their VaporZone Express Location.

What Coco Cigars loves about us is our unwavering commitment to quality. As a leading retailer in the industry, they know a thing or two about quality, and they are immensely impressed with what we are doing. They are also pleased with our flavors, ability to offer slick customizations, and excellent design; standout points in the world of e-cigarettes where people are consistently disappointed in performance.

We are pretty stoked to be working with retailers, in addition to our own VaporZone locations. One of our unique concepts is the “store within a store” setup, which enables retailers to have a VaporZone Express satellite location, fully equipped with our most popular products and e-liquids, ready for selling. In addition to our very much in demand products, these Express locations happen to look very good, giving customers the added benefit of eye candy. Hey, it’s  no coincidence we’re attractive; a lot of hard work was invested there! It should be noted, however, that our Express locations do not feature a Vapor Bar, or have vapetenders to custom blend liquids on the spot, as they are satellite locations. Currently, there four of these stores operating, and we are in the works of bringing you more!

So, with that, here’s a big shout out to Coco Cigars for being one of our awesome retailers, and if you are interested in having a VaporZone Express location set up in your store, let’s talk!

Troubleshooting Tips: How to Fix a Leaky or Flooded Cartomizer Tank

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Is your vaporizer leaking e-juice or flooding? This is a fairly common problem with modern nicotine delivery devices—even in the advanced vaping products like we sell here at VaporZone.

In fact, the occurrence of leaking, flooding and gurgling e-juice in cartomizer tanks typically doesn’t have anything to do with the quality of the vaporizer whatsoever, but rather it’s all about physics.

What causes gurgling?

VaporZone cartomizer tanks have a base, and attached to the base is an empty cylinder. The cylinder allows airflow, which is essential for getting a smooth and full-bodied draw. The heating coil is attached to top of the cylinder with the wick strung through it. Lastly, above the coil and wick sits the liquid sheath, which protects the inside of the cylinder from getting nicotine liquid in it. (A lot of parts for such a small device, right?)

The idea is that the wick will soak up the e-juice and prevent excess liquid from dripping into the empty cylinder. Most of the time this works great. However, occasionally get over saturated or there is excess liquid in the coil area, creating the gurgling sound like you get from sucking on a straw when you’re at the bottom of your cup.

To fix this problem, you need to remove the e-juice from the cylinder. But since elements with the same viscosity like to stick together, it can be pain in the you-know-what to get all the liquid out from under the lip.

If this happens, one possible solution is to try blowing out the e-liquid with a reverse vape. Simply set your vaporizer on a paper towel and blow into the drip tip a few times. Turn it over and repeat this step until nothing comes out. Then let it sit on the paper towel overnight.

Preventing Leaking & Flooding

If your cartomizer tank is leaking, then there are few things you can check. First and foremost, you want to make sure that the device’s o-rings aren’t broken or the parts aren’t threaded on too tightly, thus compressing the orings too much. All of VaporZone’s cartomizer tanks contain orings, which create an air-tight seal to prevent leaking of the cartomizer tank.

To learn how to properly check your vaporizer’s orings, watch this instructional video from Mike of VaporZone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmWChdGNSqU

Need some more vaping coaching? Watch our series of instructional videos to get in in-depth look at our products before you buy and how to maintain your device.

Loyalty Pays!

Loyalty-1Ready for an exciting announcement? We are about to give you even greater incentive to being a customer, and we want to see every dollar you spend go as far as possible. We love you, our loyal customers! We love you so much we want to reward you for all the money you spend with us, so with that said, we’d like to let you know about our recently launched Loyalty Program!

The Vapor Rewards Zone is about rewarding you for simply being a VaporZone customer. Enrollment is automatic; simply by making a purchase you will be enrolled. For every dollar you spend with us, you will earn 1 point, and once you hit the level of spending $200, you will receive a $20 credit towards your next VaporZone purchase; how do you like the sound of that? You also have the ability to earn points by joining our Home Delivery Program, Following us on Twitter, Liking us on Facebook, sharing your purchases on Facebook, leaving product reviews, and every year on your birthday you will receive points!

We take your loyalty pretty seriously, and we are more than happy to send the rewards your way. With the Vapor Rewards Zone, your earning potential is pretty unlimited, and we’re happy to make being a customer so much more than just buying our products. It’s like having an inside track to awesome savings; $20 back on every $200 spent is basically like getting 10% off your purchases!

So as if our awesome e-cigarette vaporizers, huge selection of custom blendable USA-made e-liquids, top notch accessories, already low prices, and current savings possibilities weren’t enough, we’re giving you that much more reason to get in the VaporZone! Don’t think for a minute that your loyalty doesn’t mean a lot to us; our customers are the reason for our success, so we want to give it back big-time!