Today, I’m having a look at the ePuffer Magnum Snaps E-Pack Kit. In addition of sporting a 10 foot long name, The Magnum Snaps have a very interesting design (for a change): the cartomizers attach using magnets.
Let’s see how that works out!
- 1 Personal Charging Case (PCC, or E-Pack as ePuffer puts it)
- 2 Batteries (55mm x 9mm – one with blue LED, one with red LED)
- 3 Sample cartridges
- Micro-USB cable and USB Charger
- Wall charger
- Car Charger
That’s more than enough to get you started! Let’s start with the portable charging case. It has a very unique design, and while it’s not exactly visually appealing, it looks modern and solid. More importantly, it’s a very unique design – I’m glad it’s not just a re-branded version of the same old thing.
Now, for first impressions: the PCC is very small, narrow and thin. Unfortunately, it makes a very loud noise when you open or close it. Believe me, that gets very annoying. Everything slides in very easily – and since the battery has a magnetic connector, you don’t need to push it on spring connectors. I’m very confident that nothing will break in there, as the whole thing (including the hinges) feels fantastically solid. Even the spare cartridges are held solidly in place, while being very easy to remove.
It’s clear that a lot of attention was paid to the design of this PCC. The same can be said of the cartridges (cartomizers). Magnetic cartridges are a big plus – especially since cartomizers never last as long as the manufacturers will claim. Changing them is a piece of cake, and it can be done using only one hand! You don’t realize just how much it matters until you actually try it. Everything feels very solid – the battery just grabs the cartridge right in, and it doesn’t move until you want it to.
One possible concern with the ePuffer Magnum Snaps is that since it doesn’t use standard threading, you cannot buy cartomizers elsewhere – but I wouldn’t be too worried about that, since ePuffer prices them fairly and also sells blanks that you can use with your own e-liquid.
It’s worth mentioning that while the batteries have a pretty standard 9mm diameter, they’re very short at 55mm – this is one of the smallest e-cigarettes available. It looks a bit stubby at first, but the small length is a real treat.
So how does it vape? It’s on par with most KR808-based systems, which is impressive considering that this is a much smaller product. I wasn’t expecting much, and so that’s a pleasant surprise! I will do a separate review of the e-liquid flavors on offer by ePuffer, but overall vapor production was excellent – at the expense of throat hit, which was nonetheless sufficient.
If you’re satisfied with sourcing your cartridges from a single source, it’s definitely a product you should try – think of it as a shorter, more convenient version of your typical KR808-based product. Now if only I could get past the loud “click” the PCC makes when you open it…