On Saturday night, the blu Music Tour took over the home of Sheffield’s underground dance scene – Fez Club.
Eliphino warmed things up nicely with his genre-warping blend of House, Garage and Grime. The Leeds-born, Berlin-based producer mixed underground tracks with classics like Armand Van Helden’s U Don’t Know Me.
Autumn’s here and we’ve been digging out our thick jumpers, beanies and mittens. And they’re all cigarette-smell free, of course. That’s because we only vape blu™ e-cigs here, thank you very much.
Our super fresh woollens got us thinking about the other benefits e-cigs have over cigarettes. And, as vain as it sounds, why vapers might just be better looking that smokers. Let’s see why…
Some moments are just better with an e-cig in your hand. Christenings, PT meetings and jury duty probably aren’t those times. So, what are?
That’s what we asked you guys in our recent e-cig survey. Here’s what 120 of you had to say.
In joint second place, with 21% of the vote, you guys picked “after some food” and “with a drink” as your favourite times to vape. Third place was also a tiebreak. “First thing in the morning” and “‘smoking’ breaks at work” both got 16%. So, “what came first” we hear you cry? Drumroll… “another time” with 27% of the vote.
Your favourite times to vape
We ferried the blu bus over to Ireland for the latest leg of the blu Music Tour.
It’s a good thing we asked Dublinites to get there early. 600 people packed out the Middle Abbey Street venue. They got there just in time to enjoy an epic night of dance music at Dublin’s Twisted Pepper.
The scientists behind blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) have just won the 2014 Nobel Prize for physics. Yup, that’s the very same LEDs that light up when you puff on your blu™ e-cig.
Professors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura scooped the award in Sweden. They’ll share prize money of eight million kronor (£0.7m), and join a list of great minds including 2013 winner Peter Higgs (of “God particle” fame).
The results from our e-cig and vaping survey are in. Thanks to the 120 of you who took part.
One of the questions we asked you was, “Now that you use e-cigs, which benefit have you noticed most?” Here’s what you said was the best part about using e-cigs over cigarettes.
And the winner is…
blu UK picked up the prestigious ‘Product Launch of the Year’ award for 2014. Woohoo!
We won the prize at the 2014 Industry Retail Awards. In a glitzy ceremony at London’s Park Lane, we fought off competition from e-cig rivals NJOY, Vapestick and Vivid to come first.
If you’re asking yourself whether to take the plunge into the world of e-cigs, then both the blu™ Pro Kit and Premium Kit make fine choices. But really, it’s a choice you don’t have to make.
It’s a bit like comparing shorts with trousers – they do different things. Perhaps the questions more worth asking are how and where am I going to use them?
As a daily and occasionally heavy social smoker of 30 years, here’s why I’ve switched from tobacco to using both e-cig kits. On the one hand, the Pro is more satisfying – it consistently delivers a great ‘hit’. On the other, the Premium Kit comes into its own when you’re out and about.
If you’re thinking of switching from cigarettes to e-cigarettes, you might be keen to know how much money you’ll save. Let’s take a look.
The puff testing machine
First things first, puffs. To test how many puffs you get for a traditional cigarette and an e-cigarette, we use our own “puff tester” machine. The machine takes two-second puffs and 30-second pauses between puffs. We use it to test cigarettes and e-cigs.
“I puff longer than two seconds!” Okay, easy. Truth is, everyone’s different. You might mix up short and long puffs. And you might take different size puffs to the guy next to you. These affect how many puffs you take on a cigarette or e-cig, and how long they’ll last. We found two-second puffs with a 30-second pause between puffs to be the average with smokers. It’s what our competitors base their puff readings on too.
Our guest bloggers from the Music Brewery caught up with Norwegian rising star Finnebassen – just moments before he went on stage at the Glasgow School of Art. What followed was an insightful, funny and interesting interview with an awesome guy.
So, Finnebassen how did your musical journey start?
“The first thing that really caught my ear was Silent Shout by The Knife…I was into more rock, blues, R ‘n’ B – I was all over the place genre wise and when I heard that track I was like ‘woah what’s going on with that thing’.”
“I went to more techno parties in Oslo and I was really enjoying the dark theme of the club, on contrary to seeing everyone, you were on your own. You are individual but at the same time you’re among other people.”