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South Beach Smoke Jane 4.7
  • Great Looking Products
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  • Older Models Inconsistent
  • Lacking Some Quality Flavors
Kelly Jameson :: 08/13/10

I went for the (cheap) Premium Starter kit as my first ever e-cig, and I wasn’t disappointed! Probably the best price I found online from a major e-cig brand. Was only $10 more than most of the free trails offered out there and saved me…

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South Beach Smoke has been a leader in the e-cig market for several years and we’ve ranked their products near the top since the beginning. Over this past year, they’ve released several big changes to their starter kits so if you haven’t purchased a new kit from South Beach Smoke lately, it might be time for an upgrade!

If you aren’t sure if your kit is the latest edition, here are some clues to help you find out. The easiest way to tell the difference is to look at the packaging. The box with the blue corner is the oldest. The next version also had a blue corner, but it had a sticker that said, “New and Improved”. The newest version of the South Beach Smoke starter kits has an orange corner. So if your box has a blue corner, you don’t have the newest version and you will probably want to consider buying a new kit to take advantage of the new improvements they have made.

How South Beach Smoke Is Improving

The biggest change we’ve seen has been with the batteries and e-liquids. South Beach Smoke has now launched their new SuperMAX Batteries. These batteries are Lithium Ion powered, have a higher voltage, and a longer battery life. They also have a new orange glow crystal tip to improve the look of the South Beach Smoke E-Cigs. Using Lithium Ion technology means you no longer have to “train” new batteries by fully charging and running them down several times. You can plug it in at any time. The higher voltage means you get more vapor than ever before! I used the new batteries yesterday and it improved the South Beach Smoke kit exponentially.

South Beach Smoke has also reduced the prices of all kits, cartridges, and accessories resulting in them being one of the most affordable electronic cigarettes on the market today with Starter Kits as low as $21.99!

They also offer 10 great flavors: Classic Tobacco, Tobacco Gold, Tobacco Blue, Menthol, Chocolate, Vanilla, Cherry, Peppermint, Pina Colada, and Peace. Nicotine strengths range from 0 to 24mg.

South Beach Smoke Deluxe Kit Review

So what should you expect with your new South Beach Smoke Deluxe starter kit? I recently tried the new Deluxe Starter Kit, priced at $59.99. Inside, there is a membership card with info on e-cigarettes. The card explains that the South Beach Smoke is not a cigarette, produces no second hand smoke, and isn’t harmful. It also says that it should not be subject to any federal or state smoking law. While the information is good, don’t be misled into believing this gives you a free pass to vape anywhere. Keep in mind you will need to follow local laws and respect the policies of each individual restaurant, bar, or theater.

The kit also includes a manual. The deluxe user manual gives you details on the e-cig, how to take care of it, and how it works. The book is full of good, relevant information that is helpful to the vaper. Plus, I liked the design and layout.

The kit includes 2 SuperMAX batteries (one high capacity long and one short). These new batteries last a little longer and they have a crystal tip with a metal ring around it. It lights up orange when you puff on it.

The kit also includes a USB charger, a wall adapter, and 10 large cartridges. These 10 cartridges should last as long as 14-16 packs of cigarettes so when you do the math, you’re getting a good value! That brings us to the other big change in South Beach Smoke’s latest product updates. The liquids included in all South Beach Smoke cartridges are made in the USA… not China. That’s a huge bonus! Most companies use China-made ingredients, but South Beach Smoke is stepping up their game and making all their ingredients in the USA. That really gives them big points in my book!

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  • starter

  • Deluxe Kit
  • Cartomizer
  • 2
  • 10
  • yes
  • yes
  • no
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  • Jane 4.7
  • $59.99

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  • Deluxe Plus Kit
  • Cartomizer
  • 2
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  • Jane 4.7
  • $89.99

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  • no
  • Jane 4.7
  • $159.99

Recommended South Beach Smoke Accessories

In terms of accessories, we really recommend you get some kind of case to keep your e-cig in when you aren’t using it. You can choose a carrying case of a portable charging case. The South Beach Smoke Universal Carrying Case will hold a short battery, a long battery, a cartridge, and the USB charger. It’s a good option for people that don’t need a PCC, but still want an organized way to store and carry their e-cig stuff.

The Portable Charging Case comes in a box similar to the iPhone. It looks like a pack of cigarettes. The charger plugs into the side and it has a light indicator to show you when it’s charging. This one has an LED display that shows how much battery is left. It lights up orange and shows you four battery bars, which will go down as the battery charge runs out. There are three buttons labeled B1, B2, and B3: the first one lights up LED display. The second one lights up a little flashlight on the PCC that stays on for about 30 seconds. That is handy if you’re looking for something in a dark closet or trying to find the right key to unlock your door. The third button turns on another light to illuminate the interior contents of the case.

The PCC holds six cartridges and one battery. You have to screw the battery into place for it to charge. There is no indicator light or anything to show you the battery is charging so that would be a nice feature that South Beach Smoke could potentially add to the PCC in the future. Another downside is that the long batteries don’t fit in the PCC. So don’t buy the long batteries if you are going to use the PCC case!

My Overall Opinion of South Beach Smoke

They claim the new e-cig is better than ever and after putting it to the test, I definitely agree. The new South Beach Smoke e-cig definitely produced more vapor and it has a great throat hit. This will vary based on the cartridges you choose, but you can read more about which cartridges give you the best throat hit and vapor by reading our cartridge reviews.

As far as vapor, South Beach Smoke is a real contender in today’s market. It gives you a solid amount of vapor, but it’s not overwhelming. Sometimes you don’t want an e-cig that produces huge clouds of vapor anyway. For instance, I was recently at an MMA event and I wasn’t 100% sure whether I was allowed to use my e-cig or not. I wouldn’t have wanted to use a Green Smoke or V2 because the vapor would have been way to noticeable. South Beach Smoke gave me a good satisfying amount of vapor without drawing a lot of attention to myself. Score!

Overall, the new battery is more powerful and delivers an excellent throat hit. But the best thing of all is that South Beach Smoke is now using all American-made e-liquids. That means they are really standing out from competitors and working hard to make sure their products are the best on the market today.

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South Beach Smoke User Reviews

  1. Trent S. Renken
    November 19th, 2010 at 16:25 | #1
    10 out of 11 users found this review helpful.
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    Had 2 weeks, long battery went bad in just 3 days, and the car charger was broke out of the box. Customer service was excellent if calling, get robo response by e-mail, then finally a real helpful response. Tap, blow, recharge. Helped 1 day then just no go at all. Would get just the regular deluxe kit, the extra $50 for USB/car charger and carry case, not worth it. Sent failed/broken items back today, will see how quick turn around is. Using the short battery as I type this, overall I’m pleased, just dissapointed by failed/broken items.

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  2. kittypooch
    March 24th, 2013 at 17:42 | #2
    7 out of 8 users found this review helpful.
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    Ive been smoking South Beach Smoke since I’ve quit cigarettes this year January 2013 as a new years resolution to my family. I did research online and decided to try this brand. My first order; the Deluxe Starter Kit plus an extra multi-flavor cartrigde pack (so I can decide what flavor I most liked). It took 2 weeks for me to recive my order! When it finally arrived I was satisfied with the product and I actually quit smoking! I thought it was a great subsitute. Once I finished trying flavors, I then ordered a 15 pack (Only took a few days!) Wow I was impressed! Compared to the 2wk wait on my first order. Each cartridge lasted about 3-4 days for me;(I used to smoke anywhere from 5-10 cigarettes a day; a pack could last me anywhere from 5 days to a week.) Really, I wasn’t saving much, money wise, but I enjoyed the subsitute. I then put in my 3rd order. Took 7days. I ordered a multi-pack and a 15 pack. Boy oh boy am I totally disappointed this time!!! Each cartridge is lasting a day! I definitely haven’t increased my smoking habit. If anything I’ve decreased. And the flavor isn’t quit the same as the first 2 times around. One flavor I enjoyed the first time was absolutley horrid that I don’t feel safe smoking it! I’m not sure if they changed the makers of these cartridges recently, but it’s not worth buying anymore! I spent about $80 on 25 catridges and that’s lasting 1 a day! Crazy! I’m now doing my research again and will purchase a different brand.

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  3. Enola Howse
    January 2nd, 2013 at 07:10 | #3
    2 out of 4 users found this review helpful.
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    So here’s my opinion – South Beach is okay, but it’s not great. I mean they offer a lot of flavors but I personally didn’t like any of the more exotic ones. Like pina colada… I was picturing a cocktail on the beach and instead, it was just like burned pineapple. Might just be me, but I wasn’t impressed with this ecig.

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  4. Vicki
    January 11th, 2014 at 02:43 | #4
    1 out of 1 users found this review helpful.
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    @ Patty Thrussell
    I am not finding anything that reports how long one of the cartridges last. I guess it would vary some, but it seems there should be a rough estimate

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  6. Corinne219
    August 23rd, 2012 at 20:11 | #5
    1 out of 3 users found this review helpful.
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    After reading so many good reviews of South Beach Smoke, I was sure it would be “The Brand” for me. But unfortunately, it isn’t. I was really kind of disappointed because it felt too artificial. I was used to that old throat hit from smoking regular cigs and South Beach doesn’t give you that same kind of burny feeling in the back of your throat. It just doesn’t do it for me.

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