Product Review: V2 Cigs Electronic Cigarettes

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When I opened my Starter Kit from V2 Cigs, I wandered in wide-eyed and with no idea what to expect. While the e-cig market has recently exploded, the only prior experience I had with them was ribbing a buddy who totes his e-cig carrying case and essentials every time he leaves the house.

As a casual cigarette smoker, I never understood why a person would smoke an e-cigarette, rather than just fire up a smoke. But after using the V2, there are several obvious benefits that challenged my perception.

The first series of benefits of V2 Cigs are that they tar-free, carbon monoxide-free and ash-free.

The second set pertains to social stigma and ease of use. Nobody wants to be the “ash-hole” with cigarette holes in your clothes, getting ashes from your cigarettes all over the place. And if you want to smoke in public, you don’t want to be judged or blow smoke all over your friends in a public setting.

With V2 Cigs, there is no odor that lingers, thanks to the incredible vapor production. Additionally, there are no nasty cigarette butts to dispose of, no danger of starting a fire and you don’t have to carry a lighter to smoke.

Here’s how V2 Cigs work: The main body of the V2 electronic cigarette is a smooth-looking 4.2 lithium-ion battery. Located at the tip of the battery is a series of five LED nodes that light up when you inhale. The V2 disposable atomized cartridges store the flavor and liquid nicotine solution, and screw directly into the V2 battery.

The cartridges come in five nicotine strengths: 2.4%, 1.8%, 1.2%, 0.6% and zero. Each flavor cartridges are designed to be equivalent to one pack of 20 conventional cigarettes, and provide up to 250 mouthfuls of vapor. There are six flavors to choose from: V2 Red, Sahara, Congress, Menthol, Peppermint and Mint Tea.

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As you smoke, you can gauge how much battery life your V2 has left thanks to the LED nodes, which light up with ever puff. The V2 Cig Charger plugs into computers via the USB adapter, which can also be plugged into a regular wall adapter.

How does smoking with a V2 Cig compare to a tobacco cigarette? Surprisingly, it’s a smoother incarnation of an actual cigarette. There is no residual odor due to the vapors, which makes a bigger difference than I anticipated. You don’t have to plan your wardrobe or smoking times around being the “smoker guy” in office who smells like smoke, cologne or a mix of both.

I tried the nicotine strength of 2.4% in both the V2 Red and Menthol flavors and was amazed at the taste and the sensation of smoking. Upon exhale, it really tastes and feels like an actual cigarette, without the mess.

The cartridges retail for around two dollars a piece, and considering you get roughly 20 cigarettes worth of vapor in each, it’s cheaper than a pack of cigarettes. The V2 Kits range in price from $34.95 to $149.95 based on accessories and the products you select.

V2 Cigs are more economical, less messy and easier to use than a traditional cigarette. Each order includes a 30-day money back guarantee and free shipping on domestic orders.

For ordering information, check out the V2 website here, or reach out to V2 on social media via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

Also, enter for your chance to win a V2 Cigs e-cigarette starter kit today!

(You must be of legal smoking age to buy and/or use any V2 Cigs product.)

  

Luke Kuechly talks Old Spice, arm wrestling Brian Urlacher and tackling Marshawn Lynch

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Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is the kind of impact player that NFL teams envision when they select a player in the top ten of the NFL Draft. Selected ninth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, he was named Defensive Rookie of the Year that season and NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2013.

What can he do for an encore in year three? Kuechly’s eyes are set on the Super Bowl. Kuechly’s old-school physical style and “Smelf-confidence” lends itself perfectly to a partnership with old-school icon Old Spice.

Talk about the partnership with Old Spice.

“I partnered up with them to talk about the hair product that came out earlier this year. There’s shampoos, conditioners, different gels. The biggest thing behind them is the simplicity to use the product. You can use it real quick and don’t have to take a whole lot of time. We use it quite a bit in the locker room. I passed it out to some of the linebackers and everybody is loving it right now.”

Click here for the full interview. 

  

Product Review: Solace Ducati iPhone 5/5s Case

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From the millisecond I opened the package and viewed the box and branding of the Solace Ducati iPhone 5/5s Case from Element Case, I knew it was potentially the most gorgeous case in the world.

The packaging of the Rogue made me carefully open the box, rather than tearing it apart, the way your grandmother gently removed and folded wrapping paper from a cherished gift.In an era of phone case homogenization, the case from Ducati stands out and makes you take note and look at it.

More than once I set my neatly encased iPhone on the conference table of a work meeting and watched clients and coworkers attention and line of sight shift directly to my phone. Some of them even remarked on how smooth the Solace case looked, how it was a real attention grabber.

Solace-Ducati-Element-Case-Review-2 Thanks to the design and the Ducati brand, the case has an air of regency and class. And, it’s light weight, yet durable and tough.

Assembling it was easy thanks to the included instructions and specially crafted tools. It made my phone look cool; more than once I held my phone and gazed at it, affection rekindled and amplified.

The Solace from Element Case featuring the Ducati brand made me feel like I had a completely new device, the way a new high-quality dress shirt makes you feel like your wardrobe has been reinvigorated.

Take Solace in the fact you will never need another iPhone case.

For ordering information and product specs, follow this link. Check out Element Case on Facebook and on Twitter.

  

Barbershop Blog video interview with Adam Carolla

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This week is “Car Week”, presented by Edmunds.com. We talked to the ultimate “Car-Head” Adam Carolla, the former host of Love Lines, The Man Show and current host of the most downloaded podcast in the history of the world, The Adam Carolla Show. 

In the video below, we asked Adam about being a lonely man in a hotel room, his self-anointed middle name (Lakers) and Car Week, sponsored by Edmunds.com.

Check out this video of Carolla helping some unsuspecting Edmunds.com customers:

For any further questions on how Car Week works, call Edmunds’ “Car People” hotline at 1-855-782-4711 or text ED411.

  

Top 10 States To Find A Summertime Fling

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If you are a guy looking to get a little stank on your hang down, ”head” west, young man.

In a recent survey, DirtSearch.org, a free and anonymous background check site that searches public, criminal, arrest, civil, speeding tickets and more has just released the Top 10 Best States to Find a Summertime Fling for Guys and the state that tops the list is Arizona.

Here are the top ten states for guys to find a summertime fling:

1. Arizona
2. California
3. Illinois
4. Texas
5. Ohio
6. Massachusetts
7. Florida
8. Missouri
9. Pennsylvania
10. New York

“California girls may be an inviting illusion, but many are certainly not long-term or marriage material,” said Erik Knight, founder of DirtSearch.org. “It may be that girls there are just concerned a little too much with aesthetics and really aren’t looking for substance.”

Here’s a quick “Fling Checklist” for judging a hot babe even though you may be short on time:

- Past behavior can be an indicator of future behavior; if she made a mistake once she’s more likely to repeat it. Perfect fling material.

- Watch out for the girl who makes excuses and plays the victim of past mistakes. Use her emotional rawness to get “raw”.

- Does she listen to you or spend a lot of time talking about herself and trying to convince you how great she is? Clearly she’s insecure. #Perfect

- If she constantly gossips and puts people down, she’s probably a real tiger in the sack.

- Any idea if she’s serial cheater or has multiple divorces? She cheated on her boyfriend with his best friend, and cheated on that best friend with his brother…#ThatsHot

- Does she come from a good family? Move on, not fling material.