Envy NirVana Electronic Cigarette Review
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Recently, I opened my mailbox and found a package from Envy containing the company’s NirVana Economy electronic cigarette kit. I had previously been using my Envy Ego-Tank while away from home and was looking forward to giving its little brother a try. The Envy NirVana is actually quite a remarkable electronic cigarette, for reasons I’ll be explaining in this review.
Envy NirVana: The Bottom Line
The Envy NirVana Economy Kit costs just $19.95, or $14.96 if you buy through one of my links and use the coupon code posted at the top of this article. That alone should grab your attention if you are looking for a cheap electronic cigarette, because the NirVana Economy Kit actually costs about the same as a disposable electronic cigarette — and it isn’t disposable. Absolutely nothing competes with Envy in this price range. On top of that, the NirVana offers double the battery life of other competing “micro” electronic cigarettes, which can really make a difference if you are using it without access to a power outlet. The Envy NirVana is a great choice if you are thinking about switching from tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes because trying it requires such a small up-front investment and you don’t have to throw it away when the battery is dead as you would a disposable e-Cig.
Envy NirVana: Kit Selection
Envy sells the NirVana electronic cigarette in three different kits. Although I’m reviewing the Economy Kit here, the coupon code listed at the top of this article applies to all Envy products. If you decide that you would rather pick up one of the higher-end NirVana kits, the 25-percent discount will still apply.
Economy Kit ($19.95): One rechargeable battery, one USB charger, two refill cartridges, five bonus cartomizers.
Starter Kit ($34.95): One rechargeable battery, one USB charger, two refill cartridges, one carrying case, five bonus cartomizers.
Premium Kit ($49.95): One rechargeable battery, one USB charger, five refill cartridges, one portable battery charging case, five bonus cartomizers.
All of Envy’s electronic cigarette kits include a one-year warranty as well as a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. In the NirVana product line, the two best values are the Economy Kit for its low price and the Premium Kit for the addition of the portable battery charging case. The portable charging case — made of plastic and shaped like a cigarette pack — has the ability to store your NirVana e-Cig as well as several spare refill cartridges. The case has an internal rechargeable battery, and using it, you can recharge your Envy NirVana battery if it happens to die while you are unable to access a USB port for charging. The pack can charge a dead battery several times before it must be recharged. Companies that offer portable charging cases typically charge between $20-50 for them; the NirVana Premium Kit gives you a full electronic cigarette kit with a charging case for $37.46 if you use my coupon code. It’s a great deal.
Using the Envy NirVana
If you are considering buying the Envy NirVana, it is likely to be your first electronic cigarette. For that reason I think it might be helpful to provide a bit of information on how to use it. If you need a bit more help after buying it, check the electronic cigarette help section of this website or don’t hesitate to drop me a line.
Although the NirVana e-Cig battery arrives with a partial charge, you’ll want to charge it fully before using it to ensure that the battery always delivers top performance. Connect the battery to the included USB charger and connect the charger to one of your computer’s USB ports. After around a half hour, the light on the top of the charger will turn green. This indicates that the NirVana e-Cig is ready to use. Disconnect the battery, screw one of the refill cartridges in and remove the soft plastic cover from the end of the cartridge.
Draw air through the “filter” end of the NirVana e-Cig. You should see the light on the end of the battery turn green, indicating that the battery is on. The heating coil inside the refill cartridge is now vaporizing the flavored, nicotine-infused e-liquid. Enjoy the NirVana as you would a real cigarette. The battery will give you about as many puffs as around 8-10 cigarettes, while the cartridge contains about as much nicotine as a bit under one pack of cigarettes. When the light on the end of the battery blinks several times, it’s time to charge it — and when the refill cartridge starts to produce less flavor, it’s time to change it. It takes slightly over an hour to charge a dead battery from a USB port. If you plan to use the NirVana as a full-time replacement for smoking, I recommend picking up a few extra packs of refill cartridges with your order — Envy charges $14.95 for each pack of five, and one pack is the equivalent of about half a carton of cigarettes.
Envy NirVana: Performance
The most remarkable thing about the Envy NirVana — and the reason to consider buying it rather than another “micro” electronic cigarette — is its amazing battery life. Every electronic cigarette I’ve ever used that had the same shape and size as a real cigarette had a 90 mAh battery. According to the Envy website, the NirVana has a 180 mAh battery. I was fairly certain that was a typo, but my testing confirmed Envy’s claim to be correct. In my reviews of “micro” electronic cigarettes, I have begun to count the number of puffs that I can get out of a battery before it dies. The Safe Cig Micro was the first review in which I performed this test; in my Safe Cig review, you can see that I was able to get an average of 40 puffs out of the battery before it died. Remarkably, the Envy NirVana battery lasts an average of 80 puffs before it dies — I’ve seen larger electronic cigarette batteries that didn’t perform that well. With that kind of performance, you can be reasonably certain that the NirVana e-Cig battery will last through an extended time away from a USB port — all of your cigarette breaks during a typical work day, for example — without dying. Between the battery life and price, it’s hard to compare the Envy NirVana vs. the Safe Cig and not recommend the NirVana.
The NirVana e-Cig kit is available in Tobacco and Menthol flavors. I recommend the Tobacco — it has a pleasant, nutty flavor without too much sweetness, and it’s one of the better tobacco e-liquids I’ve tried. If you decide that you’d like to experiment with different flavors, the NirVana is also compatible with most cartomizers made by other companies. I find that the NirVana cartomizers perform exceptionally well for their small size, however — they consistently produce a pleasant, cool vapor from the beginning until they are empty.
Envy NirVana: Conclusion
The Envy NirVana is the cheapest electronic cigarette on the market that actually provides value for money. If you have considered buying a disposable electronic cigarette, the NirVana is a far better solution because it actually leaves you with two things — a USB charger and the best micro electronic cigarette battery I’ve ever used. If you try a disposable electronic cigarette and like it, you aren’t left with anything you can reuse and still have to buy an electronic cigarette starter kit. If you want to try electronic cigarettes and don’t want to spend more than you would for a few packs of real cigarettes, you can’t go wrong with the NirVana.