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Vape Pen Batteries

Vape Pen Batteries That Really Last

If you’re in the market for a new device but don’t want anything too complicated, finding the best vape pen batteries is a big part of getting the most satisfying option. Vape pens batteries don’t usually offer features like variable voltage/wattage or temperature control, so one of the most important considerations is how long the battery will last between charges. However, if you’re just getting into vaping, you may be looking specifically for a vape pen battery you can pick up for pretty cheap. So how do you find what you’re looking for? We’ve put together a couple of lists to help you get the best vape possible for your buck.

Vape Pen Batteries That Last the Longest

If you’re going to be using your vape pen out of the house a lot, battery life is a big concern. If you need to take a charger or a spare device with you whenever you leave the house, it not only gets annoying, but if you forget your spare or charger you may be left without something to vape. That’s why many of the best vape pen batteries offer huge battery life. All of the batteries in this list are “integrated” into the device, so they can’t be removed and are charged using a USB cable.

The “capacity” of the battery is a measure of how long it will last on a full charge, and this is shown by a value followed by mAh (which stands for milliamp-hours). If everything else is equal, batteries with higher mAh ratings will last longer before needing charging. Basic vape pens often have a rating of 650 mAh, but there are many better options on the market too:

5 – Joyetech eGo AIO / UD Starling – 1,500 mAh

The eGo AIO from Joyetech and the Starling from UD both offer a 1,500 mAh battery capacity with vape pen style operation. This is more than enough battery life to get most vapers through a whole day of use, despite being ranked at the very bottom of this list. In other words, these vape batteries are very capable on their own, but it only gets better from here.

The eGo AIO is an “all in one” style e-cigarette, which means it incorporates an atomizer and tank into the main body of the device. In other words, all you need to start vaping is the eGo AIO and some delicious e-juice. The AIO comes with a 2 ml capacity tank and two 0.6 ohm coils, and can put out up to 28 W of power. It costs $16.99.

The UD Starling is a bottom-firing device. This makes it a little different to the others on this list – it’s like a cross between a mechanical mod and a vape pen. It comes with a 3 ml sub ohm tank and 1.8 ohm and 0.5 ohm coils, for a maximum power output of 35 W. The tank is top-filling too, which adds to the ease of use of the device. You can pick this up for $34.99.

4 – VaporFi Rocket – 1,600 mAh

The Rocket from VaporFi isn’t the most affordable device in the world, but it’s high-quality and offers a substantial battery capacity of 1,600 mAh. It has a very traditional vape pen battery appearance, with a large firing button in the center, but also features a ring around the bottom which allows you to vary the voltage it puts out. This allows you to set the output from the Rocket anywhere from 3.2 to 4.8 V, giving you additional control over your performance. It also comes with a 2.5 ml tank and a 1.8 ohm atomizer head, which is well-suited to just-switching smokers looking for a smoking-like experience with mouth-to-lung inhales. The big sticking point for the device is the price, though, which is $89.99 for the kit.

3 – Smok eGo Cloud – 2,200 mAh / Stick One Plus – 2,000 mAh

Taking a big step up in this list of the best vape pen batteries when it comes to battery life are two devices from Smok. (We’ve combined them into a single entry here so we can feature more great vape batteries on this list.)

The eGo Cloud is the larger-capacity option, coming with a huge 2,200 mAh battery while still maintaining a simple appearance and operation. The device doesn’t have any fancy bells and whistles; it just puts out a solid amount of power for a long time. You can pick up the eGo Cloud for just $14.99.

The Stick One Plus is a kit from Smok which includes the upgraded Cloud Plus battery – offering a still-impressive capacity of 2,000 mAh – along with the Micro TFV4 sub ohm tank. The Cloud Plus is much like the original Cloud, but improves the consistency of the power output and also looks a little cooler. The Micro TFV4 is a 3.5 ml capacity version of one of the best sub ohm tanks on the market, with a top-filling system for e-liquid and coming with sub-ohm coils that support vaping at up to 60 W. The kit costs $34.99.

2 – Joyetech eGo One – 2,200 mAh

Joyetech’s eGo One is a “next-generation” device, which easily makes it one of the best vape pen batteries on the market. While many basic vape pen batteries only support high-resistance vaping, the eGo One is fully-equipped to power sub ohm coils. The result is a device which packs huge amounts of flavor and puts out serious clouds.

The 2,200 mAh version of the eGo One has the longest-lasting battery in the series, and comes with a 2.5 ml capacity tank and two atomizer heads (one 0.5 ohm and one 1 ohm option). It works as simply as any other vape pen – just fill up and press the button to vape – but the performance is exceptional, blowing most of the competition out of the water. It comes in a kit for $47.99.

1 – Eleaf iJust 2 – 2,600 mAh

Topping this list of the best vape pen batteries in terms of battery life is the iJust 2 from Eleaf, best known for their iStick series. The iJust 2 is very similar to the eGo One, having a chunky vape pen look and operation but offering support for sub ohm coils. This means two things: it’s easy to use and it performs excellently. With a 2,600 mAh battery, you really don’t need to worry about running out of battery during a day of vaping; it’s right up there with many box mods when it comes to battery life.

The iJust 2 comes in a kit with a huge 5.5 ml tank, which features adjustable airflow and sub ohm coils (with a 0.3 ohm option included). Combined with one of the best vape batteries on the market, it’s hard to beat. You can pick it up for $34.99.

Need More Battery Life? Try a Mod

Although the focus here is on the best vape pen batteries, it’s important to note that you can pick up many “mods” with integrated batteries, and these often match or even exceed the vape batteries in this list when it comes to capacity. They may be a little more complicated than the options on this list, but it’s worth considering if you’re looking for the very best performance.

A Note on Battery Safety

Vape pen batteries are safe as long as you follow safe charging practices, but if you’re venturing into the world of mods, there is a bit more to consider. For mods that need a separately-purchased battery, it’s important to learn the basics of battery safety to ensure you don’t run into any issues. We have a post with some key battery safety tips that has all of the information you need. 

Batteries for the Best Price

So there are plenty of great options if you’re in the market for a large-capacity battery, but what if you want to spend as little as possible when you’re picking up a vape pen battery?

Well, there are a lot of simple vape pen batteries you can pick up for cheap. For example, the Evod VV (650 mAh) costs just $7.95, which is cheaper than a single pack of cigarettes in some states. However, this device is fairly basic, and doesn’t offer fantastic battery life. There are many similar devices available for similar prices, and if you want to spend as little as possible you should get something like this.

But what if you want to save money but still get one of the best vape pen batteries you can? Rather than just choose the most affordable vape batteries, you might want something as capable as possible that doesn’t break the bank. We’ve put together this list with this in mind, looking through the batteries on offer at stores such as DirectVapor, My Vapor Store, My Freedom Smokes, Vape NW and VaporDNA to find vape pen batteries that are both affordable and capable. 

5 – Smok eGo Cloud – $14.99

As you may have guessed from seeing such a cheap device on the list above, the Smok eGo Cloud is one of the best vape batteries you can pick up on a budget. Since it offers a 2,200 mAh battery and supports sub ohm vaping, it’s a great offering overall and well worth the $14.99 it’s on sale for.

4 – Evod VV – $14.95

The Evod VV ranks among the best vape pen batteries for anyone on a budget because it offers some basic variable voltage (VV) functionality alongside a substantial 1,000 mAh battery capacity. The device allows you to set your voltage from 3.2 to 4.8 V, offering plenty of control over your vaping experience. It comes in a variety of colors and you can pick it up for just $14.95.

3 – Kanger EMOW – $14.95

The EMOW from Kanger ties with the Evod VV on the basis of affordability, but with a 1300 mAh battery, a spring-loaded center pin (to prevent issues with connectivity) and three voltage settings available (3.7, 4.2 and 4.8 V), it just comes out on top when you consider the whole package. It’s still a simple and affordable vape pen battery, but the increased battery life and improved design put it just a touch ahead of the Evod VV. The device costs $14.95.

2 – Eleaf iJust 2 Mini – $12.99

The ordinary iJust 2 topped our best vape pen batteries list when we focused on battery life, but the Mini version also takes a respectable second place for affordability. Offering a lower-capacity but compact and portable 1,100 mAh battery, it also supports sub ohm vaping like it’s bigger brother. It balances performance with ease of use, portability and battery life, and you can pick up the battery (without a tank) for just $12.99.

1 – Kanger Top Evod – $11.99

The Top Evod from Kanger is the most basic device to make this list of the best vape pen batteries, but it has a great design, performs consistently and comes with a top-filling 1.7 ml tank. Although the battery has just a 650 mAh capacity, the device has just about enough to get most vapers through a day of work, and offers a fixed 4.2 V output. Although the 650 mAh Evod VV is a bit cheaper and comes with variable voltage, the tank on the Top Evod has a Japanese organic cotton wick and generally offers better performance, even with a fixed voltage. The Top Evod starter kit is available for $11.99.

Battery Not Lasting Long Enough? Try These Tips

The only problem with these more affordable vape pen batteries is that they tend to have a smaller battery life than their larger counterparts in the first list. However, there are ways you can make sure you get the most out of your vape pen battery – check out our tips here.

Should I Buy My Vape Pen In-Store or Online?

The vaping industry really got its start online, but in recent years the number of brick and mortar vaping stores has increased exponentially. So where is the best place to buy your vape pen battery?

  • Brick and Mortar Vape Store: The big benefits to shopping in a vape store is that you get your device right away, you’ll usually be allowed to try it out before you buy, and you’ll have staff on-hand to help you get to grips with your device. However, the downsides are that you have less choice of devices, and it’s also much more difficult to compare prices of various stores.
  • Online Vape Store: Online, you don’t get any hands-on assistance in choosing the right device and you can’t try it out, but it opens up the options available to you hugely. Not only can you find pretty much any device you could want online, you can also hunt for good deals much more easily so you get the best prices. The biggest downside is that you have to wait for (and sometimes pay for) shipping, but the benefits of shopping online really outweigh these downsides.

On the whole, we’d say for the reasons above, it’d be better to buy your vape pen batteries online, but there are benefits to brick and mortar vape stores too, especially if you want some one-on-one support when you’re making your purchase.


Now you know a bit more about some of the best vape pen batteries on the market in terms of battery life and price, as well as where it’s best to make your purchases, you’re in a much better position to find the right device for your needs. If you’re looking for the best performance you can get from a simple device, a sub ohm capable vape pen like the eGo One or the iJust 2 is the best you can do without getting a mod, but there are also plenty of great options if you want to save as much money as possible by switching to vaping.

Lee Johnson

Lee Johnson

Writer at Black Note
Lee Johnson is a writer and vaper from the UK. He started vaping in 2012, and since then has contributed to E-Cigarette Reviewed, E-Cigarette Direct’s Ashtray Blog and Vaping360. He strongly believes smokers need accurate information about vaping and other reduced-harm alternatives to smoking. He has a degree in physics from the Open University and a passion for all forms of science.
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What is Naturally Extracted Tobacco E-Liquid?

E-juice, also known as e-liquid or vaping liquid, is the liquid that’s placed in the vaping device and subsequently atomized into vapor. When you go to buy e-juice, you’ll notice it contains a mix of several ingredients. These typically include vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), some type of flavoring, and nicotine.

VG and PG form the base of the e-liquid. VG is a component used in food and personal care products; its role in e-liquid is to create a thick, dense vapor. PG is another popular solvent used in a variety of everyday items. It carries the e-liquid flavor, provides the “throat hit,” and enhances the vaping liquid’s ability to soak into wicks or cartomizer materials.

Nicotine is an optional ingredient, often available in different levels. E-juice also contains some type of flavoring.

Black Note leads the pack of tobacco vaping liquid by using only natural flavoring – extract from real tobacco leaves to produce real tobacco taste. When you go to buy e-juice from other companies, you may find any number of chemicals used to create synthetic flavors that include fake strawberry, manufactured vanilla, and even man-made tobacco flavors.

If your aim when you buy e-liquid is to experience the subtle nuances, genuine flair and authentic taste of real tobacco, then you’ll be on the mark if you buy e-juice from the Black Note lineup.

Best E-Juice

When you’re going to buy e-liquid, it’s only natural you’ll want the best e-liquid. But what, exactly, does it “best e-juice” mean? We’ll tell you.

For starters, you’ll want an e-juice that doesn’t contain all kinds of strange chemicals and concoctions that you can’t even pronounce. True, even the best e-liquid will contain vegetable glycerin (VG) and proplene glycol (PG), which serve as the base of e-juice, but you don’t necessarily need a host of other chemical compounds.

The best e-juice will stick to natural ingredients, like real tobacco extract, rather than rely on synthetic flavorings, colorings and other additives. Diacetyl is one of those synthetic ingredients that has gotten a pretty bad rap, although its use is not all that uncommon for producing sweet e juice flavors.

Definitely read the ingredient list before you buy e-juice to ensure you recognize what’s on it. Better yet, see if the e-juice company offers a lab report to confirm what’s actually inside the e-liquid.

In addition to having as few chemical ingredients as possible, the best e-juice will have an amazing taste. For those who enjoy authenticity over imitation, the most amazing taste is the most natural taste, especially when it comes to tobacco. Since Black Note uses real extract from tobacco leaves, we not only avoid all those weird chemical flavorings, but we also produce the most authentic experience: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like tobacco.

Best E-Liquid on the Market

Anyone looking for the best e-liquid on the market need look no further than Black Note. Black Note tobacco vaping liquid ranks as the best e-juice across the board in every category, starting with the taste.

Black Note’s main claim to fame is producing a tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. That because we use real tobacco extract, not chemicals, to create the best e-juice tobacco flavor. Using extract from real tobacco leaves retains tobacco’s nuances and flavor notes, giving you the most authentic and multi-faceted tobacco experience.

In addition to being the best e-juice for tobacco taste, Black Note also has the best e-liquid manufacturing process. We spent years researching and testing various production methods, and finally landed on one that we believe is absolutely perfect.

It starts with growing carefully selected tobacco seeds, followed by an equally precise of steps that include an extensive natural extraction process. Even our bottling and packaging is done with the utmost care, using recycled and recyclable packaging materials to ensure our products are as earth-friendly as they are vapor-friendly.

One more category where Black Note ranks as the best e-liquid is with the value. Every order comes with free domestic shipping, one-to-three day domestic shipping guarantee, and a 90-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason, or don’t agree we’re the best e-juice on the market, send it back on us and we’ll refund your money.

Vape Juice Ingredients

Vape juice ingredients can be pretty straightforward – or not. At the very least, most vape juice contains propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and some type of flavoring. Nicotine has largely become an optional ingredient that can be included at varying levels or left out altogether.

Vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) are usually the two main ingredients that make up the base of most vape juice.

VG is a plant-based substance with the ability to produce a dense, thick vapor. PG is an additive found in many food items and certain medicines. It carries the flavoring, provides the “throat hit” and enhances the vape juice’s ability to soak into the wicking materials.

Nicotine levels can vary, as can ingredients that make up the flavorings. The components that make up vape juice flavoring are where ingredients can get rather complicated.

Vape juice that relies on artificial flavorings can contain any number of extraneous chemicals and other additives, whatever it takes to recreate the flavor the ecig juice is going for.

Black Note uses only natural flavorings: extract from real tobacco leaves. That keeps our ingredient list incredibly simple, backed by a lab report to prove it. You won’t find any strange chemical concoctions used to produce our tobacco flavor, just real tobacco extract that delivers a real tobacco experience.

What is the Best Flavor for Ecig Juice?

From strawberry shortcake to banana rum, ecig juice comes in tons of flavors. While folks can debate and discuss all the fruity, sweet or food-like flavors all day long, the best flavor for e-cig liquid is straight-up tobacco.

Why? Vaping was originally created as an alternative for traditional cigarettes, mainly for those who enjoy the taste of tobacco. And when you can find an e-cig liquid that is able to recreate tobacco’s full-bodied yet delicate flavor notes and nuances, but without the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, then you’ve found the best ecig juice.

Recreating tobacco’s complex flavor isn’t easy, especially when it’s attempted with artificial ingredients. That’s why Black Note sticks to the real thing, extracting the essence of real tobacco leaves to flavor our vaping liquid. Not only does this avoid the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, but it also eliminates the flavoring chemicals found in many ecig juices. The end result is real tobacco taste, an authentic tobacco experience and the best flavor for ecig juice you can find.

Notice also we said the best e-cig flavor was straight-up tobacco, not plain old tobacco. Black Note’s real tobacco vaping liquid happens to come in a variety of different blends, from the light and airy to the peppery and robust. Not all tobacco is created equal, and different blends capture the specialized subtleties that make each tobacco unique.

Best Sweet Tobacco E-Juice

When it comes to sweet tobacco e-juice, your options can be broken down into two categories.

The first category contains tobacco e-juice that overlays the tobacco flavor with artificial chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fruity or other dessert-like flavorings. We wouldn’t classify any such flavors as the best tobacco e liquid, simply because they typically use chemicals and other artificial ingredients to create the tobacco taste, the sweet taste, or both.

The second category of sweet tobacco e-juice is where you’ll find the best tobacco e-liquid, sweet or otherwise. This category contains vaping liquid created using only natural flavorings, which is exactly where Black Note fits in. Instead of concocting flavors using synthetic ingredients, Black Note uses an extensive extraction process that slowly and deliberately extracts the tobacco essence from real tobacco leaves.

The result is the best tobacco e-juice: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. And if you’re going for the best sweet tobacco e liquid, we have a few tobacco blends that offer varying levels of sweetness.

Prelude is our sweetest tobacco e-liquid, containing golden Virginia tobacco. Made from fire-cured dark Virginia tobacco, Sonata is our Cavendish blend with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. Solo is our menthol blend, giving you a semi-sweet minty taste created from natural menthol crystals extract from dried mint leaves.

For the best tobacco e-liquid that’s naturally sweet and remarkably delicious, Black Note is at your service.

WARNING: Black Note products are not smoking cessation products and have not been tested as such. Black Note products are intended for use by adults of legal smoking age (21 or older in California), and not by children or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Black Note products contain nicotine, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Ingestion of the non-vaporized concentrated ingredients can be poisonous. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

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