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Did Electronic Cigarettes Really Crash CES 2011 in Las Vegas : Ecig Judge

Did Electronic Cigarettes Really Crash CES 2011 in Las Vegas?

Ces 2001 LogoTheir seems to be quite a buzz around the e-cig community on the net the past few days about the fact that Electronic Cigarettes were on display CES 2011. If you’re not a gadget freak, CES or the Consumer Electronic Show, is the electronic industries annual buzz and trend event. It takes a look at look new innovations and pretty much the future of what we’ll be spending are hard earned money on. All the big names attend from Microsoft to Apple, Sony to Samsung. Many niche electronic companies also attend and, the possibly exciting bit for us, according to some reports Electronic Cigarettes were at the party too.

The Judge sadly couldn’t convince its bank manager that we needed a week’s trip to Las Vegas.  However we did take a quick look around the Exhibitor Directory of the show to see what the true story was. Despite hearing about many e-cig brands that were allegedly there, sadly, we could only find 2 American companies and a handful of manufacturers and distributors from China. Although this might seem like a glass half empty way of looking at things, the impact of electronic cigarettes would have been slightly limited.

Firstly I’ve seen a lot new/little brands claiming to ‘be there’. I thought this would be those companies displaying maybe new exciting electronic cigarette products that they had been developing themselves. However it appears that these brands are just taking credit for their Chinese Manufacturer being there. Now a lot of high quality e-cigs are made there (and some not so good) , but I should think they have a stand at CES just to look for more distribution opportunities. This is why you see quite a lot smaller brands with generic e-cigarettes which are essentially the same equipment with a different logo on it.

Ok, so about the American e-cig guys that were actually there? First up we have Smoke Anywhere, which actually goes by the more infamous name of Smoke 51 electronic cigarettes. Now I’m going to put aside our bias here, because we have a friend who had nothing but trouble from this company, and actually look at what they had to offer. The directory says they were displaying a range of disposable electronic cigarettes. Now these are a great way of catching the casual smoker in gas stations, and may encourage a few of them to look at better brands and become proper vapers. However they are hardly the future of electronic cigarettes? By definition they have to be cheaply made because they only get used once, so are usually of a very low standard. Not to mention the waste they produce as very few I’ve seen can actually be recycled. So nothing game changing e-cig wise here either.

Here is a video of a guy getting exciting about Karma Electronic Cigarettes, the other American company that were exhibiting at CES. Nothing really exciting here either other than maybe the promo girl’s hypnotizing white teeth (honestly amazing dental work!). The guy’s reaction to the stand reminds me of people seeing those e-cigs stalls at the mall. Smokers tend to be really exited the first time they see an electronic cigarette, I know I certainly was. But just like the stand at the mall, this appears to just a disappointing below par e-cig too. No mentions of any game changers here, in fact it reminds me of a slighter cheaper version of Blu Cigs.

Now I know some of you will dislike this piece for getting on the back of some positive PR for electronic cigarettes. However we believe that this should be earned rather than spun into a non story, which is basically just a sales tactic to sell what are probably some very average electronic cigarettes. We have heard that some of the bigger names are really putting in some research and development into their products, The Safe Cig & Smoke Tip in particular. So hopefully in the coming years we’ll see some positive, and moreover worthy, stories coming from tech shows like this about e-cigs.


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