Monday, October 25, 2010

Review: White Cloud Cirrus II Electronic Cigarette

If you are already familiar with E-Cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, then you know the quality and performance of the hundreds of brands out in the marketplace varies tremendously as do the prices! I have tried many different brands of E-cigarettes and have wasted so much money on brands that didn't perform very well, or didn't work at all, that is makes me very reluctant to want to invest any more money in them based on my past experiences. So when I learned about White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes and how fabulous they are, especially with the launch of their new and improved Cirrus II, I was excited yet still apprehensive as to whether they were going to actually live up to the top of the line quality and performance I had been hearing about.

The very generous folks over at White Cloud agreed to send me the NEW Cirrus II Electronic Cigarette Kit to Review. I have to say I was delighted at the chance and now I am super enthusiastic to share with you about my very positive experience using White Cloud's Cirrus II. I am not advocating anyone to smoke, but for me using E-Cigarettes, or "vaping" as some call it, enables me to continue being an ex-smoker, it takes away my urge to want to have a traditional cigarette, and it is a great, alternative to traditional smoking, no smoke smell, only vapor, no ashes, no mess, no odor, no carbon monoxide or harmful carcinogens, and more! I will get into all that in my review. My success in using the Cirrus II from White Cloud has been so marvelous, the exceptional quality of the brand is so high, that it is without hesitation and with great pleasure that I include this product in my 2010 Holiday Gift Giving Guide. Now allow me introduce the White Cloud Cirrus II to you:

{Taken from the White Cloud Website}

The new "Clouds" have rolled in! You've asked for a smaller battery with better performance than the original Cirrus...well here it is!

Introducing the Cirrus II

- 30% shorter
- 30% lighter
- Twice the amount of vapor
- 7.5 hours of smoking pleasure per charge

After 12 months of research and design we have finally produced a successor to our original Cirrus, and we know you will love it as much as we do! Combined with our new Smooth Draw cartridge the Cirrus II is by far the most advanced, easiest smoking cartridge electronic cigarette on the market today. SmoothDraw Cartridges are now available in all strengths of Regular and Menthol Flavors, and also in Extra Strength Vanilla! More to come soon!
Not only is the Cirrus II much smaller and lighter, but it requires only a very gentle draw to activate the atomizer inside the cartridge - making for a truly realistic smoking experience.

The Cirrus II is compatible with all the original Cirrus cartridges and accessories.

Your kit includes:

- (2) Cirrus II Electronic Cigarette batteries with red LED
- (5) SimpleSmoke cartridges
- (1) Express USB Charger
- (1) User Manual

Your search for the perfect e-cig ends here. E-cigarette users have voted White Cloud the best e-cigarette in the world! White Cloud Cigarettes are built to last, enabling you to smoke when and where you want. Plus, they provides a richer, better-tasting and more satisfying smoking experience than any other e-cigarette.

Why are White Cloud E-cigarettes the best?

1. Build Quality

Many e-cigarette brands offer cheap Chinese knock-offs that malfunction easily and leak messy nicotine fluid everywhere. Our patented SimpleSmoke™ cartridges have been specially engineered to withstand the rigors of daily use. So go ahead! Keep your Cirrus E-cig in your pocket or purse, and don’t worry about leaving it in your hot car. It won’t leak or malfunction, and it can take the heat.

2. Better smoke

The White Cloud Electronic Cigarette tastes better than any other brand. It also provides more vapor per puff and gives you more puffs per cartridge than any other e-cig brand. Better flavors plus more vapor equals a truly satisfying e-smoking experience!

3. No maintenance required

The White Cloud smokeless cigarette is supremely convenient. While other e-cigarette brands require you to frequently change their atomizers (which involves the handling and leaking of messy nicotine fluid,) you’ll never need to handle or maintain any part of the White Cloud Cirrus. That’s because a new, fresh atomizer is included inside each White Cloud Cigarette cartridge. So when it’s time for a new cartridge, simply throw the old one away and replace it with a new one. There’s no inconvenience, and no mess!

4. Faster charging and longer-lasting battery

The White Cloud quick charger gets your e-cigarette battery ready in just 50 minutes (instead of 3 or 4 hours)! Plus, it maintains a charge longer to truly enable you to smoke everywhere.


Before I get into the many reasons why I am forever grateful for White Cloud's Cirrus II, let me first comment on how White Cloud includes with every order a brochure outlining in complete details about ALL the ingredients found in their "Smoothdraw" cartridges. When you read the specific description of each ingredient as explained in the brochure provided, I know it gave me a sigh of relief to know that there are none of the chemicals found in tobacco cigarettes that put me and others around me at risk.

The Main Ingredients in White Cloud's is 80%-92% Propylene Glycol which is approved by the U.S. FDA and this can also be found in food, flavors, fragrances, cosmetics and personal care products. It is proven to not be a skin sensitizer or carcinogen.

You can also select from 0% - 2.4% of Nicotine in your White Clouds and nicotine is an alkaloid found in the leaves of the tobacco plant. There is 0.5% - 4% of Water and lastly 0.5% Ethyl Acetate which is primarily used as a solvent and dilutant. Coffee beans and tea leaves are decaffeinated with this solvent.

White Cloud takes pride in the research and development of their exceptional products and they want their customers to be informed consumers.

MY THOUGHTS: First and foremost the White Cloud Cirrus II succeeded in providing me with the ability to enjoy all the pleasures of smoking without the harmful additives and second-hand smoke found in tobacco cigarettes. As someone who has enjoyed traditional smoking for many years, this is a miracle! I quit smoking cold turkey just over a year ago and have found White Cloud to be the best alternative on the market today for mimicking a traditional smoking experience.

They are a no brainer to use! Easy as pie to begin your e-cigarette experience. The battery comes almost completely charged so all you do is screw the cartridge into the battery and you can begin to inhale, it is that simple! When your battery needs to be charged it will blink 3 times and you will also notice it won't be working, you just unscrew the cartridge off of the battery and screw the battery into the USB charger. Put the charger into your computer, wait about an hour if it needs to be fully charged, and then you are good to go again!

E-cigarettes do not burn like traditional cigarettes. They have an atomization chamber containing nicotine, flavoring, water and propylene glycol (which is a food additive commonly found in mouthwash). When air is drawn through the e-cigarette, a heating coil is activated. As liquid from the atomization chamber passes over the heating coil, it is flash heated and produces a smoke-like vapor that you inhale and exhale like a tobacco cigarette, now how cool is that?!!!

What makes the Cirrus II different from other 2-part e-cigarettes out in the marketplace is its patented Smoothdraw cartridge contains a disposable atomizer that needs absolutely no maintenance. Plus, it won't leak. So instead of spending your time replacing atomizers, you simply throw away the entire used cartridge, atomizer and all. All you need to do is replace it with a new cartridge which contains a fresh, clean atomizer! It really is that simple.

The Cirrus II also gives you more hours of smoking pleasure than other e-cigarettes. While other e-cigarettes give you approximately 120 puffs per cartridge, the Cirrus gives you 400! You also get more choices of flavors and nicotine strengths with which to choose from.

White Cloud Kits:

NOTE: The White Cloud cartridges, which are called “SimpleSmoke cartridges”, come in 6 flavors and 5 nicotine levels and each cartridge is equivalent to about 2 packs of tobacco cigarettes.

Products & Pricing:

- Cirrus Starter Kit – $189.99 – 5 SimpleSmoke Cartridges – 2 Rechargeable Batteries – 1 USB Charger – User’s Manual

- Cirrus II Starter Kit – $249.95 – 5 SimpleSmoke Cartridges – 2 Rechargeable Batteries – 1 Express USB Charger – User’s Manual

SimpleSmoke Cartridges:

- White Cloud SimpleSmoke cartridges are equal to approximately 2 packs of traditional cigarettes
- White Cloud SimpleSmoke Cartridges – 5 Cartridges – $19.95 ($3.99/cartridge)

- 6 Flavors – Tobacco, Menthol, Vanilla, Espresso, Chocolate and Clove
- 5 Nicotine Levels – each cartridge is equivalent to 2 packs of tobacco cigarettes


-Cirrus Rechargeable Battery – $89.95
- Cirrus II Rechargeable Battery – $119.95
NOTE: The Battery lasts for approximately 6-8 hours of continued usage!!


- Express USB Charger – $24.95
- Car Adapter Combo – $29.95
- AC Adapter Combo – $29.95


You receive a 6-month warranty on batteries and chargers with option to upgrade to 2-year warranty for $29.95.

CONCLUSIONS: I have tried several E-cigarette brands and the White Cloud Cirrus II is by far the most enjoyable and pleasurable vaping experience I have had so far. The batteries work perfectly for well over a day, and I am constantly using them, so I am finding they last longer than any other battery I have used. Also, the customer service folks over at White Cloud are phenomenal! I had a few questions and not only did they answer their phone (yes I got an actual person) but they also went above and beyond my expectations, providing me with useful tips on how to get the most out of my White Cloud experience.

I used the Ultra Light, Light and Full versions of the cartridges and they all performed outstandingly with the Full Cartridge giving me the strongest, most robust feeling! However, the Ultra Light and Light cartridges also gave me a strong sensation in my throat, I just had to draw a little harder and a bit longer to get the same effect as the Full cartridges.

I received a variety pack of cartridges and I have to admit I am not much for flavors when I "smoke", the Chocolate and Vanilla were very pleasant to the "taste" but not flavors I want to be vaping with on a regular basis. The Regular and Menthol flavors were my favorites and honestly so close to a traditional cigarette flavor!

So if you know of someone who is trying to quit smoking, or perhaps you yourself are trying to quit smoking, perhaps White Cloud is an alternative for you. It received my highest recommendation based on my experience with e-cigarettes and worth every penny in terms of cost. The price matches the exceptional quality!

A very special thank you to
White Cloud for providing me with the Cirrus II Kit to use for this review.

Disclosure: I received the Cirrus II Kit from White Cloud for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ. I am not employed or affiliated with White Cloud in any manner. Registered & Protected

1 comment:

Shala Ohms said...

It's very hard for smokers to quit smoking because of the addictive nicotine. But now, kicking the habit will be so much easier for them because of E Cigarettes. Now they don't have to worry about the health risks an average cigar can bring. =)