I picked up a Krave disposable 505 from yet another tobacco shop! The 500 series claim to last up to 500 puffs, and are available in numerous colors, styles, and flavors. Mine was all black with a blue indicator light, in original tobacco.
Krave is one of the many off-shoots of Smoke 51, or Vapor Corp.
Cost after taxes came to $12.98, so this is not considered a cost effective solution for vaping pleasure. Rather, it is targeted to those that would like to try electronic cigarettes for the first time, or are in need of a temporary replacement to their cigarettes for an area that bans smoking. It is, after all, a throw away.
The Krave 505 is a one piece unit. The cartomizer and non-rechargeable battery do not separate like some of the other disposables on the market, and this would ultimately be its downfall, for me, anyways.
To say I liked the Krave is an understatement. In my opinion, this was fantastic. I really liked the vapor volume, and the taste! I thought I found the perfect solution for the times when I might find myself out of my favorite e-liquid, or atomizers used on my favorite vape sticks.
Unfortunately, I found its weakness…it didn’t deliver the promised 500 puffs.
I did not come close to 500 puffs before my blue indicator light started to blink rapidly, signalling that the battery charge was gone. I don’t know if it was because of shelf life, or that the battery doesn’t live up to the claim, or by chance…it was how I vape? Early on, I really did enjoy this disposable e-cigarette, more so than many other rechargeable ones. If it lived up to 500 puffs, I definitely would have purchased more, for those “in case of emergency” situations.
Even though I REALLY enjoyed the vapor and taste of the Krave disposable, because of the battery life, I have to give this a thumbs down.