The guys over at Cue Vapor, a new and unique vaping manufacturer recently sent us one of their new kits to take for a spin. It’s a cool little pod device that’s quite different to most kits that have come before it. We tested it out and have gathered our thoughts and feelings. Key Features of the CUE Vapor Kit The CUE is a small but sturdy and solid device. At just 10cm tall (with pod installed) and 3.5cm wide, the CUE fits very nicely in the hand but will easily slide into your pocket. It has a 750mAh built-in battery that is easily rechargeable via a USB C cable, but the port is awkwardly placed at the bottom of the kit so you have to charge it laying down. Each pod uses a 1.4Ohm coil, holds 2ml of e-liquid and is pre filled so there is no way to refill the CUE. The CUE is a draw activated device, meaning you just inhale to use and there are no buttons. CUE Specifications: 101.5mm x 35mm x 16mm (pod installed) 750mAh built-in battery Pod Capacity: 2ml Coil resistance: 1.4Ohm Output Voltage: 3.4V Output Wattage: 8.2W Auto Draw Mouth-to-lung (MTL) What’s in the box? Inside the box is the CUE Vape Device (thank god), a USB C charging cable and the user manual. Simple and easy. One thing we will mention is the packaging. The box is one of the nicest we’ve ever seen, it’s magnetic and folds out like a fancy perfume. It instantly feels like quality, kudos on that CUE. CUE Design, Build Quality and Battery Life Design There’s no doubt the design of the CUE device is easy on the eye. It’s a fairly slim and subtle design. The word CUE is presented on both the front and the back of the kit in a shining base finish over a black background. It’s a mostly box like shape, with slightly curved edges. The box design means it sits well on a table or pub bench for example. There is an e-liquid window on the side to easily view how much juice you’ve got left. On one side of the kit towards the bottom is a battery indicator which has 3 bars to let you know how much battery you’ve got left. Overall, it’s a slick design and does have a premium looking finish which is what I believe they’re going for. Pod Design We felt it worth mentioning the pod design. It’s a 2ml pod as per TPD compliance but it’s very unusual in the way it sits flush in the side of the kit. It is also quite difficult to actually get the pod in at first, almost counterintuitively. Once you’ve worked out the way it goes in and sort of pivots off of the kit to click in, it’s fine but it took me more attempts than I care to admit to get it in. Given that this is clearly a device for older vapers, people may not like this initially. Build Quality You can’t say much about the build quality of the CUE without simply stating its premium. It is a heavy, clearly metal device that feels absolutely solid. It feels almost like an Apple device with its slickness. The worry for me is it would be very easy to scratch and I’m not sure the pod would hold up if you dropped it, I think it would easily crack due to the weight of the kit. It’s clearly well built though and has a cracking finish. Battery Life The CUE has a 750mAh built-in battery which is quite similar to most kits of it’s size. It uses a USB C charging port which is the new rapid way to charge. The battery life is really good actually and you’ll comfortably get all day vaping from the CUE kit. There is a battery indicator on the side of the kit which lights up according to how much battery is left. <30% is 1 bar 30% – 65% is 2 bars 65% – 10% is 3 bars How long do the CUE pods last? We got around 600 puffs from the pods we used which is actually more than CUE claim (500). Flavour Test So now for the big one, the most important thing for any vape kit – particularly closed systems is its flavour. The CUE uses a 17-18mg strength (depending on the pod) and this seems like free base nicotine rather than nic salts (this is a mistake in our opinion). The flavour on the CUE is good, but it isn’t great and it certainly isn’t consistent. If you really inhale with depth, you get good flavour but it does lack consistency. It is a smooth draw, but it’s not as good as a good quality nic salt you would find. To caveat this, I don’t think that this is the point. This isn’t a kit designed to replicate a disposable for example, it’s designed to help people quit. For that purpose, I think it is good enough but the e-liquid quality is definitely lacking which is a shame because it’s a great kit otherwise. Pro’s Fits nicely in the hand Good battery life Good pod life E-liquid window Exceptional build-quality Cons Flavour is inconsistent USB port is on the bottom of the device In summary… The CUE is a premium device there is no doubt about that. It’s a really cracking little pod kit that has long lasting pods and really is leak free from our experience. The biggest downside for us is the flavour, but this is clearly a kit designed at an older audience who I think prefer a slightly less sweet liquid. We would recommend this kit to a smoker serious about quitting, but maybe one that prefers tobacco flavours or a slightly harsher vape. The battery life is solid, the device fits fantastically in the hand and all round it is a high quality device. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Need help with anything vape related or have a question about our products? Click the button in the bottom corner to chat with one of our UK-based vape experts and get real-time advice from our team. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Disclaimer: Look, we know what you’re thinking. How can a retailer publish a review and expect us to take it as gospel? The truth is we don’t expect you to. We’re here to help you make better, more informed decisions to help you quit smoking. To accomplish this we pledge to offer you absolute honesty in all products we review and content we publish. Keep your eyes peeled for more reviews and blogs coming soon! CUE provided us with the device, but have not sponsored this post and were not involved with any of the opinions formed.