IPCPR 2018: Cigar Oasis

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The Cigar Oasis was one of a dozen or so affected by the small fire at the A.J. Fernández booth and the subsequent triggering of the fire sprinklers. That said, the booth itself was fine, including the screens the company uses.

Cigar Oasis’ booth is the same as the one that was introduced last year, though some of the graphics has been updated to show the new products.

One thing I really like is that it had iPads set up for retailers to demo the company’s new app, which should roll out this week.

Cigar Oasis 3.0

The new Cigar Oasis 3.0 units are on display. In many ways, the improvements can be divided into two categories: hardware and wifi. On the hardware side there is a larger screen, soft touch buttons, updated foam inside the smaller units and new ribbon connectors.

Then there is the big improvement: wifi. The new units have wifi built into them, an improvement over the old system where you would need to buy a separate Cigar Oasis Wi-Fi Attachment ($100).  The use of wifi is optional but does come with a small ~$3 per month fee. Cigar Oasis says this helps to offset the cost of putting in the wifi module instead of the $100 separate device.

Perhaps the most notable part of the Cigar Oasis 3.0 units is the price: it’s the same. The company opted to not increase the price of the models despite the improvements and the inclusion of the wi-fi features.

MSRP: Varies

Production: Regular Production

Launch Date: August 2018

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Charlie Minato
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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.

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