Alto represents VUSE®’s attempt to reinvent the smoking experience – and I must confess, they’re doing a hell of a job.
The Alto Original Kit includes the Alto power unit, a flavor pod, and a neat magnetic USB charging cable inside of it.
As for the Alto device itself, it’s got a low-profile design that isn’t that much bigger than a typical cigarette. Unlike the first generation of cigarette-shaped e-cigs to hit the market, VUSE Alto is more refined with neutral clean aesthetics. It subtly rocks the VUSE branding and an LED status indicator. I really like how the design is modern and not at all flashy.
Upon examination of the flavor pods, I noticed that it is a sizable 1.8mL pod. That’s a heap of juice and quite the good value. Alto users can purchase additional pods for about $13.50 plus tax for a two-pack. In my experience with this device, 1.8mL pods last me roughly three days each. However, how long it lasts for you will depend on how often you are vaping.
Immediately after removing the flavor pod and power unit from the box, I went about setting up the Alto, which literally only consists of dropping the pod into the top of the unit. It’s super intuitive because there’s a magnet inside that properly guides it into place.
Thanks to SmartDraw™ technology, within seconds, I was taking my first draw – and all I can say is ‘Wow’! I was absolutely amazed. VUSE highly touts the company’s VUSEVaporSystem™ as “quiet, smooth, and satisfying,” – and that’s precisely what I noticed. Vuse is on record saying they’ve engineered the Alto to be as quiet as possible. By using state-of-the-art technology in their VUSEVaporSystem and QuietDraw™ mouthpiece, the company has managed to achieve a super convenient and quiet vaping experience.
As for the quality of the vape experience, the first sensation to strike me was the clean taste of the tobacco-flavored pod. As someone who’s tried quite a few e-cigs, I was floored by the pleasantness of the vapor. Although the flavor pods are 5% nicotine, there’s something wholly different about the juice VUSE uses. In my opinion, they are much tastier and satisfying than other vape juices.
At present, the available pod choices include Original Tobacco, Rich Tobacco, Menthol, and Mixed Berry.
If I had to pick one standout advantage of the VUSE Alto – I’d say it’s the battery life. As mentioned above, in my opinion, this vape system definitely performs quieter and smoother than other products I’ve tried, but those advantages are worthless if your device won’t stay charged. Thankfully, that hasn’t happened with my Alto. I can get several sessions throughout the day from a single overnight charge. What’s more, if for some reason you find your Alto is running low on power, you can recharge while you vape, which is a huge plus.
Considering the quality of its tasty pods, its smooth vaping experience, and ease-of-use, there’s virtually nothing not to like about the VUSE Alto. The fact that it’s priced super affordably is icing on the cake.
All in all, I’d recommend the VUSE Alto to anyone interested in making the move from smoking to vape. Since my Alto arrived, I haven’t had any desire to pick up my old cigarettes.