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If most of the e-cigarettes that you have seen have been at a local gas station or convenience store, you could be forgiven for concluding that there isn’t a lot of variety among small e-cigarettes. That’s because there are just a few e-cigarette brands with massive distribution in brick-and-mortar stores — and most of them are backed by tobacco companies. If you aren’t shopping online for your first e-cigarette, you’re really missing out on the enormous variety this industry has to offer.
The ePuffer Magnum Snaps is an innovative e-cigarette with an entirely unique selection of flavors and the best drop-in cartridge design we have ever seen. It’s also the first e-cigarette we’ve seen to date with refill cartridges containing cold-extracted organic tobacco essences. If you’re new to e-cigarettes, Magnum Snaps merits your attention.
ePuffer Magnum Snaps
Price: $49.95 or £29.95 and up before coupon
Includes: Two batteries, USB charger, car charger, wall chargers, extra refill cartridges and portable charging case, depending upon kit selected
As long as e-cigarettes have existed, nearly all e-cigarettes — from the smallest “cigalikes” to the largest sub-ohm mods — have used threaded screw-in systems for refill cartridges, tanks and atomizers. The threading creates a secure connection that makes it difficult for an e-cigarette attachment to fall off accidentally. Threading also allows for a certain amount of compatibility between different e-cigarette brands that allows people to try different cartridges with the batteries they already have.
Threaded e-cigarette batteries can occasionally cause problems, though. Cross-threading can potentially ruin a battery or expensive portable charging case. A few people have experienced e-cigarette battery explosions because they used batteries with chargers that were incompatible, even though the threads matched. So, there is a market for e-cigarettes with proprietary connections. E-cigarettes with push-on or drop-in cartridges have begun to appear online and in stores, and we believe that the Magnum Snaps magnetic connection is the best of the lot.
ePuffer Magnum Snaps Review: How It Works
You can buy an ePuffer Magnum Snaps kit with or without a charging pack. We like the charging pack, since it is a convenient way to carry accessories and keep your batteries topped up. To use the charging pack, connect it to a USB port or wall outlet with the included connectors. Drop in a battery, and it’ll start charging automatically. When the battery is fully charged, remove it from the case, drop in a cartridge and you’re ready to go. Simply puff on the Magnum Snaps as you would a real cigarette.
ePuffer Magnum Snaps Review
Among small e-cigarettes, the Magnum Snaps e-cigarette features some of the best vapor production — and longest battery life — you’re likely to find. The thing that really differentiates Magnum Snaps, though, is the flavor selection. ePuffer offers no less than five different tobacco flavors for the Magnum Snaps e-cigarette, and each one tastes dramatically different from the rest. A menthol flavor is also available along with several sweet flavors and a special nicotine-free valerian flavor that may help as a sleep aid.
ePuffer provided us with a sample pack including all of the tobacco flavors available for the Magnum Snaps e-cigarette. We didn’t have an opportunity to test the other flavors, but we were very impressed by the tobacco flavors — particularly Mirabella, which is a dead ringer for aromatic pipe tobacco. Each flavor is different from the rest, though, and none have any off-putting or “chemical” notes.
More impressively, ePuffer’s Magnum Snaps cartridges contain cold-extracted organic tobacco essences. Bottled e-liquid with natural tobacco extracts have been available for some time now, but this is the first time we’ve ever seen real tobacco extracts in a small e-cigarette with refill cartridges. If you’ve tried another e-cigarette and were put off by harsh flavors that didn’t taste anything like the cigarettes you were trying to give up, Magnum Snaps could be a real game-changer for you.
Magnum Snaps cartridges come in nicotine strengths of 6 mg and 12 mg, and they cost $11.95 (£7.95) per five-pack or $99.95 (£69.95) per 50-pack. We suggest starting with the Tobacco Variety Pack, which includes all five tobacco flavors as well as the menthol flavor.
One aspect of the Magnum Snaps that’s difficult to get across in a text review is how fun the drop-in cartridges actually are to use. Cartridges slide into place with a satisfying “click,” and switching from one flavor to another is much faster than it would be with threaded cartridges.
ePuffer Magnum Snaps Review: Conclusion
The Magnum Snaps from ePuffer is an excellent choice for any newcomer to e-smoking. The magnetic drop-in cartridges are fun to use and eliminate the problems associated with threaded e-cigarette attachments. We also love the fact that ePuffer offers so many different tobacco flavors for Magnum Snaps. Many of the common brands in brick-and-mortar stores such as Vuse and Blu offer just one tobacco flavor — and none that we’ve seen to date use real tobacco as a flavoring agent. So, if you’re looking for an e-cigarette that’s easy to use and tastes good enough that you’ll actually want to switch, look no further than ePuffer Magnum Snaps.
ePuffer Magnum Snaps Review: The Last Word
- Excellent flavor quality; only known small e-cigarette with flavors derived from real tobacco
- Proprietary magnetic connection is fun to use and eliminates the possibility of using incompatible charging accessories
- Perfect choice for new e-smokers who want to enjoy a variety of tobacco flavors
The Not So Good
- Doesn’t work with cartridges supplied by other companies