Have you experienced the Volcano Electronic Cigarette? One of the most recent innovators in electronic cigarettes, more and more of our readers have asked us to review the Volcano brand. In this article we’ll compare the offerings from Volcano with other products on the market. They have a wide array of starter packs, e-liquids, disposable products and they have just announced the new LavaTube. So let’s cut to the chase and see how they stack up.
Part 1: Volcano Brand Starting Kits
Part 2: Volcano’s Innovative Lava-Tube E-Cigarette
Part 3: Volcano’s Product Array
Volcano Brand Starting Kits
Our team of reviewers thoroughly tested each of Volcano’s three starter kits and compared them to similar offerings on the market. When we research a new product, we look at three main categories. In our tests we have found these to be the most important factors in choosing an e-cigarette purchase.
Volcano got top marks for its consistent vapor quality, and its battery life was one of the best on the market. We were especially impressed with the “Inferno” model – at the size of a permanent sharpie pen, it’s a little bit larger than a typical cigarette, but its extra size is more than worth the reliable vapor you can get out of it! However, we know that some users prefer the inconspicuous portability of the Magma and the Volcano units. Each model has its own starter pack to make sure you get the most out of your purchase. These models offer the same quality as the “Inferno” at a more convenient, smaller size. What could be better than choosing your own style with three reliable, high quality options?
After weeks of thorough and extensive testing, we decided the Volcano brand vaporizers offer the most bang for your buck. Whether you choose the Inferno, Magma or Volcano, or if you’re looking for drip-tip configurations or the reliable 510 tanks, customizable or simple, convenient or long-lasting batteries, we’re certain you’ll be satisfied with the Volcano product line.
Inferno e-Cig with Starter Kit
The “Inferno” is worthy of its title. Just a bit wider than a Sharpie pen, you’ll notice it’s not your typical tobacco cigarette, but with this model that’s precisely the point! The Inferno delivers consistent, high-quality vapor production after weeks of regular use, hours of battery life, and a customizable interface. Need a drip-tip setup? No problem. Prefer the 510 tank setup? With Volcano’s cartomizer design, it’s easy. And at only $15 extra, it’s affordable, too. We tested both of the units (drip-tip and 510) and found the latter offered a longer, smoother vapor.
The “Inferno” e-Cigarette Starter Kit costs $75 and arrives with a newly engineered 650mAH USB battery. The package also includes a reliable 1000mAH Ultra INFERNO battery, with a very convenient portable USB charger (with a conveniently placed power switch), a wall-charger, a mini-USB cable that fits easily in your pocket, a stylish carrying case and 15mL of Volcano’s V-Liquid. And did we mention you can choose among 29 delicious flavors?
You’ll have two choices of packages. Those who select the “Drip Kit” package will be thrilled to receive a MAGMA atomizer, which creates the highest quality vapor around. They’ll also get a brilliant anodized aluminum tip and two stylish atomizer cones for easy replacement. Those who opt for the Tank Kit package will receive one INFERNO tank and five empty tanks that can be easily refilled with one of Volcano’s 29 tasty flavors.
Consistent, Quality Vapor Production
We were blown away when we first tried out Volcano’s INFERNO. This model produced huge white clouds of delicious vapor that as satisfyingly potent as they were easy on the throat. We found that the smaller, “trendier” models don’t quite deliver the punch we’ve come to expect from the INFERNO. When configured with the classic “drip tip” cart, the INFERNO delivers a rich vapor that will never disappoint. But the tank set-up is what we liked the best. We like to put our worries aside and get a cartomizer that won’t die. It’s well worth the extra price.
Extended Battery Life
When you purchase an Inferno e-Cigarette, you’ll have to choose one of two types of batteries. The awesome 650 mAH battery plugs in to your USB port and can be recharged straight from your computer, but if you don’t need that functionality then you’ll be just as happy with the Ultra 1000 mAH battery. It’s not a bad choice either. When we tested both, we ended up preferring the USB style. It’s great for vaporizing on-the-go because you never have to rely on a wall socket charger. And you can even use it while it’s charging!
The Ultra Inferno battery, when configued with the 1000mAH battery, lasted us for two days with charge to spare. No other starter model could match the long-lasting battery charge of the AMAZING 1000mAH battery. If you’re worried about your battery dying on you while you’re on the go, the Inferno Starting Kit is just what you’re looking for. It even surpassed the 510-style tanks which many reviewers have praised for lasting three days on a single charge.
Sleek, Stylish Appearance
If we had to pick a downside to the Inferno e-Cigarette – which isn’t easy, by the way — it would be its larger-than-most size. When connected to a 1000mAH Super Battery, it reaches just over five and a half inches in length with the “drip tip” option or six inches with the 510 tank setup. It’s about the size of a large permanent marker. But we would strongly recommend you don’t get put off by its larger size. Veteran e-smokers agree: the INFERNO model offers outstanding vapor with quality that just can’t be beat.
Besides its larger shape, our favorite INFERNO e-Cigarette leads the pack with its slick functionality and stylish appearance. Its sleek black color doesn’t shy away from its new age of technology. Batteries are your choice of either red or silver, so you get to pick a style that works for you, and looks pretty cool too. We were very impressed with the modern, futuristic appearance of the Inferno model.
Outstanding Quality at an Affordable Price
At an affordable $74.99, the INFERNO Starting Kit from Volcano is the best bang for your buck you’ll find at any e-Cigarette store. Its packaged Ultra 1000mAH battery (our reviewer’s favorite) will last you for days between each charge. In addition you’ll get the handy USB mini-charger, USB charger and battery for easy use with your portable computer. But there’s nothing to worry about if you’re traveling without a laptop. The kit comes with a wall charger too!
As if that wasn’t enough, Volcano includes 15mL of exquisitely flavored V-Liquid with every startup pack. For only $15 more you get your choice of drip-tip or tank cartomizer. Out of all the packages we tested, the Volcano INFERNO model stood out as one of the all-time best values we’ve ever reviewed in our e-smoking career.
MAGMA e-Cig w/ Starting Kit
The “Magma” model comes with a choice of either one cart or a complete tank setup. When our reviewers juxtaposed it with the INFERNO, its battery life is a bit shorter, but this is easily compensated for by its automatically charging battery. Ultimately, its “mid-size” design carries the perfect blend of style and portability. The Magma is just a hair wider than your typical 100-style cigarette and measures in at just under four and a half inches at 4.4” long with your choice of drip tip or 510 tank. At the same great value as the Infero at $74.99, you can’t go wrong with either model.
Both of the excellent MAGMA e-Cigarette Starting Kits come with everything you need for a satisfactory experience: 2 M-batteries, an M-Pack for portable charing, a wall plug-in charger, one very convenient USB charger, a miniature USB cable that fits in your pocket, and 15mL of your favorite flavor of V-Liquid. The Magma atomizer that arrives packaged with the drip-kit configuration and a sturdy anodized, shiny aluminum drip tip that won’t break if you drop it. The tank setup also contains a Magma tank and five empty tanks.
You may be wondering, which is better: the Magma or Inferno unit? First, we’ll look at the batteries: The Magma comes with your choice of either two automatic (best for convenience on the go) or manual batteries (for home charging) instead of the 1000mAH or USB batteries. It also includes a stylish charging case to charge your batteries with a convenient digital display. Simply look at the display to see your batteries’ charging progress. If you’re looking for something in the middle, the Magma is just what you’re looking for. It has an extended battery life with more than enough choice without the formidable size and super power of the favored INFERNO. If you’re new to e-smoking, try the Magma. We recommend getting both the drip-tip extension and tank to enjoy the extra long battery life that comes with it.
High Quality Vapor Production
In our tests, we found that the Magma wasn’t quite as intense as our favorite Inferno unit, but we were far from disappointed. It proved to match the style and sleekness of a time-favored “100” style tobacco cig with no loss in vapor quality. Just like the Inferno, its awesome drip tip has an incredibly smooth draw that will leave you enjoying that satisfying vapor. The MAGMA unit is what you want for a small, portable e-cig with the option to expand with a tank. According to Volcano, the Magma has these features to thank for its enormous popularity.
Vapor When You Need It
Most smokers hesitate to switch to an e-cigarette for the simple reason that it runs on batteries. They fear it will die on them when they need it the most. Well, with the MAGMA you will never have to worry. It lacks the 1000mAH Super Battery that comes with the INFERNO, but its M-Case will NEVER let you down! Its digital display makes battery charging a piece of cake and it works flawlessly. This is one of the features that most impressed us about the Magma’s M-Case. It looks slick on the go and you can carry your batteries as they charge. With your option of automatic or manual, you’ll be enjoying your new e-Cigarette on errands or trips without fear of it dying.
If you’re looking for a sexy e-Cigarette, we highly recommend the MAGMA. Its appearance is discrete and stylish, and it looks just like a “100” style tobacco cigarette. For the ultimate in style and portability, this model always gives you the best vapor! The Volcano brand really blows away the competition with this model’s red light-up LED tip. It matches the model’s sleek black design and trendy style. With its perfect design, cigarette-like size, and configurability, you’ll never regret purchasing the Volcano MAGMA.
The Most Bang for Your Buck
If you don’t take away anything else from our review, remember the super value of the Volcano MAGMA. Other devices twice the price on the internet don’t compare to the quality of this device. With its price matching the Volcano INFERNO, e-smokers everywhere get to choose between two great models at a price that can’t be beat. The awesome M-Case, three different chargers, manual and automatic battery options are MORE than worth the price of $74.99. No other manufacturer comes close to offering this value at such a low price.
Again, please let me reiterate how impressed we were with the Magma Starting Kit. It’s simply the best values you’ll ever find. You WILL NOT get this much customizability, endurance and quality without breaking your bank account with another brand.
Volcano e-Cigarette Starting Kit
The famous Volcano e-Cigarette got its reputation from its style and quality at an unbeatable price. Otherwise known as the “Vocano eCig,” it uses the new kr808d-1 battery design, but lacks the tank option of other Volcano models. If you’re new to e-smoking, I would recommend the Volcano e-Cig. It’s almost impossible to mess up, so it’s a good choice for those just switching over from real tobacco, and with Volcano’s quality design (gorgeous 3.46” c-Cigarette) you won’t regret your stylish and affordable purchase. You will never be disappointed with Volcano’s innovative ultra-miniature stand-in for real cigarettes.
When you buy the Volcano Starting Kit, you’ll get enough batteries, chargers and replacement tips to keep you happy for years. You get to choose the strength you want and flavor that you like best! For a rugged, stylish and high quality vapor experience, beginners everywhere will enjoy any Volcano brand model. If you’re an e-smoking “newbie,” you’ll hardly notice the transition from traditional tobacco cigarettes to these high quality Volcano devices.
The Best Vapor Quality?
You’re probably thinking, “An e-Cigarette as small as the Volcano e-Cig can’t match the quality of the other, larger models.” Well I’m please to tell you that you couldn’t be more wrong! Our extensive three-week review of the Volcano proved the kr808d unit was one of the best products on the e-Cig market. It passed on the gimmicky “bottom-lying cartomizer coil” that rip-off brands try to sell to deliver the exact same billowing clouds of tasty vapor at a much lower price. Again, you will never be disappointed with Volcano e-cigs. When we tested the Volcano and compared it to other leading competitors, the Volcano always won the “smoothest draw” contest. When it comes to quality vapor, it actually SURPASSED some of the more expensive brands in the market. GET A VOLCANO E-CIGARETTE!
Enduring Battery Life
Of course if you want to maximize your battery life, you’ll want the Inferno unit (or the Magma if you want style too), but the Volcano e-Cigarette’s miniature style is easily worth the slight loss of battery life. It’s just a trade-off of battery life for style – something that veteran and new e-Cig users will always appreciate alike. We were very, very impressed with Volcano’s innovative approach to the e-Cigarette. The innovative V-Battery holds its own against more expensive competitors with a style that is the best around. In our tests, the battery always held out when we needed it and it never died before we expected. In fact, several of our testers reported that it lasted twice as long as they expected!
If you’re looking for a quality, stylish and afforable e-Cigarette, look no further than the Volcano e-Cig. It’s simply the best model out there. The V-Pack that accompanies the Volcano Starter Kit is the best freebie you can expect. If a battery doesn’t last a whole day, your portable personal V-Pack charger will be there to help you out.
Out of all the models of e-cigs we’ve tested, the Volcano e-Cigarette was simply the most elegant design we’d ever seen. It’s convenient charging case, glowing red LED light, miniature design and battery color choice of black or white make the most impressive eye candy you could look at. Even though it’s trendy and “futuristic,” it has an attitude of dignity and style. It lacks the “alien” feel of other brands and is always a great way to start a conversation when we tested it in coffee shops, bars and even restaurants.
When we compared the Volcano Starting Kit to other brands on the market, we were blown away by its unbeatable price. Don’t forget about our 10% discount coupon to get this $64.99 device for only $58.49. You will simply not find that value anywhere else. None of our reviewers had ever found anything like the V-Packs awesome functionality at this price. Factoring in the Volcano’s plumes of delicious high quality vapor, you’ll know the difference. With so many flavor options to choose from and Volcano’s reliable and smooth vapor, it’s a wonder more e-smokers don’t choose the Volcano Starting Kit.
The Innovative LavaTube from Volcano
When Volcano came out with its new LavaTube model, we couldn’t wait to try it out. It’s quite different from many of the two-part cigs you’ve probably seen elsewhere. The Volcano LavaTube allows its user to select the wattage that’s right for your choice of vapor blend. This is how Volcano offers the most customizable vapor experience that beginners and experienced users alike will appreciate. If you crave huge plumes of tasty vapor that will blow you away, you can set it to 6 watts. If you’re out walking up to the store and wanting to be more discrete – or simply enjoy a smooth, easy draw of vapor – just set the device to a more traditional 3-4 watts.
Choose Your Voltage
This model has three buttons for quickly and easily tweaking the wattage. Its 18650 battery lasts far longer than we expected, much longer than other 510 style cigs. We compared it to the Joye eGo unit and found the latter didn’t stand up to the LavaTube’s battery life. The LavaTube excels by saving battery even more with its choose-your-own voltage capability and convenient and readable digital screen.
Volcano LavaTube Starting Kit
This kit includes the LavaTube e-Cigarette, a LiMN battery that is easy and fast to recharge, a LavaTube atomizer (3 ohm), a replacement drip tip for easy refilling, chargers for a wall socket or your car, and a stylish padded carrier case. This kit has everything a new user needs to experience all the benefits of e-Cigarettes. If that’s not enough, you can buy a huge variety of drip tips so you can refill the cartomizer in one easy step. At only $3, the replacement cartomizers are a great bargain.
Every one of our reviewers LOVED the LavaTube from Volcano. It’s never disappointed a veteran user and has enough options for anyone to get the experience that’s right for them.
V-Liquids, Accessories and Disposables
The V-Liquids from Volcano offer an enormous variety of flavor. We just had to try every one! Our favorite was a blend of Hawaiian Espresso with Coocoo Coconut. Our reviewers agreed it was like breathing a tropical breeze! And with 29 choices, we know we’ll never get tired of the awesome V-Liquid from Volcano. Here’s the complete selection:
- Aloho Apple
- Cherry Lava
- BlueWater Punch
- Red Hot Lava
- Red Wings
- Bonzai Banana
- Choconilla Haze
- Grape Escape
- Waikiki Watermelon
- Coocoo Coconut
- Cotton Candy
- Hawaiian Espresso
- Jungle Fruit
- Kona Coffee
- Mauna Dew
- Pineapple Punch
- Pipeline Peach
- Surfer Soda
- Vanilla Bean
- Sweet Tart
- Shaka Strawberry
- Hula Punch
- Tobacco Pure
WOW – what a great selection. Our reviewers joked about how “tedious” it was to try them all – as if! Each one was unique, and sometimes we blended them with other flavors for a truly unique vapor experience. Each flavor comes in a strength of your choise: 0mg, 8mg, 16mg, and 24mg nicotine. Any smoker will be satisfied with this array of choices, whether you’re just looking for flavor (0mg) or a veteran craving that 24mg nicotine power blast.
Volcano give their new customers users a choice of two packs for charging their e-Cigarette. If you get the Volcano, you’ll get the V-Pack, and if you get the bigger Magma or Inferno you’ll get then M-Pack. Both cases allow for fast, easy charging wherever you go.
Many of our readers may appreciate the ease and battery-free style of the disposable Volcano models. Volcano has an excellent selection here as well. For $13, you could purchase an e-Cig that is disposable in either Menthol or Tobacco flavor, with your choice of strength of 0mg, 8mg “lite” or 16 “max flavor” cigarettes. We preferred the Tobacco version’s more natural red LED, but you can also get the green LED Menthol version. Both illuminate just like a real cigarette as you enjoy your vapor.
Don’t forget about Volcano’s new “Express Disposable E-Cigarettes.” Our reviewers thought you would appreciate getting to try the Volcano products without committing to a larger purchase. This product line has a long-lasting rechargeable battery, one cart in 29 different flavors, and a USB charger. Upgrading is easy: get a wall charger, more batteries, more cartomizers in unique flavors and strengths, or take the plunge and get one of Volcano’s higher-end models. You won’t regret it.