Battery Life - 3.5
Vapor production - 10.
Throat hit - 10
Cut off - 10
Down time - 10
Switch reliability - 10
Consistency - 8
Overall reliability - Tentative 8.
Customer Service score - 10
Shipping - 10
Overall score - 9
Hardware review criteria -
1) In all cases I will use a fully charged battery, removed from the charger within 5 minutes of the start of the review.
2) In all cases I will use a clean, freshly primed atomizer. All atomizers will be past the "factory prime" stage in order to provide accurate expectations.
3) In all cases, I will use a brand new cartridge, unpackaged on cam.
All hardware will be tested over time before it is reviewed. Each review will simply be a visual summary of the information I have gained from using the hardware over at least a 24 hour period.
Review scoring as as follows;
Battery life - Scores the full life of the battery, from first draw to flashing light. - 1 point per hour.
Vapor production - Scores the amount of vapor visible on exhale.
Throat hit - This covers the amount of throat hit ON AVERAGE. Some models give a better hit when warmed up so this will be taken in to consideration
Cut off - Scores how long the e-cig can be drawn on before it cuts off and stops cooking the atomizer.
Down time - How long is the user forced to wait after a cut-off. Longer wait = lower score.
Switch reliability - Does it not light when it's supposed to? Does it light up when it shouldnt?
Consistency - Does the E-cig provide reliable, consistent vapor production and throat hit?
Overall reliability - Does the e-cig just work or does it require voodoo magic and constant fixing to make it go?
Customer service (This only applies to the supplier)
Shipping (This only applies to the supplier)
Overall score - This is the final, overall score and is NOT an average. It encompasses my feeling for all aspects of the e-cig and supplier experience.