AIOs (all-in-ones) are some of the easiest vapes to operate outside of pod mods. While they do have many similarities to other starter kits, AIOs come with the added advantage of replaceable coils and the option of using your own vape juice instead of pre-filled cartridges.
If you are after a hassle-free vape, check the list with our favorite AIOs for 2018. For more information on how AIOs operate, keep reading further down the page. Our guide will offer some insight into the ins and outs of AIO vapes.
Freemax Marvos X
The Freemax Marvos X is a stylish 18650-powered pod mod with leather frames and an impressive transparent body surrounded by LED lights. But what catapults it to the top is Freemax’s dedication to producing excellent coils! The MS-D coils of the CRC tank are hands down some of the best coils on the market, both for flavor and longevity.
VAPORESSO LUXE 80S
The LUXE 80S by VAPORESSO is the 18650-powered edition of the LUXE 80, and one of the best-looking vapes on the market. It houses a large 0.96-inch color screen and features the latest edition of the AXON chipset. The 80S comes with the GTX Pod 26 which makes use of the dependable GTX coils. Available in five color options.
The PT80S is VAPORESSO’s latest pod mod of the GEN family of products. It is a compact and lightweight AIO that’s powered by an 18650 battery and can fire up to 80 watts. The kit comes with the xTANK that’s compatible with all the coils of the GTX line and features the SSS design, making it more leakproof than traditional tanks.
Geekvape B60 (Aegis Boost 2)
The B60 is the latest entry in Geekvape’s popular Boost line of AIOs. It comes with an internal 2000 mAh battery, an IP68 rating for water, dust, and shock resistance, and the latest edition of the AS chipset. It also features a manual lock switch that prevents accidental button presses, and the line’s signature Boost mode.
SMOK Mag 40W
The Mag 40W combines the firearm grip that made the Mag line popular with the compact form factor of an AIO vape. It features a 1300 mAh battery, pods that hold 3 mL of juice, and full compatibility with the RPM coil line—including an RBA option. The Mag is rated for 40 watts and comes in five matte color options.
What is an AIO?
An AIO is a compact vape that comes in a simple one or two-piece design. It includes everything you need to start vaping out of the box—you just need to add juice, and you are ready to go! AIO vapes come in a variety of sizes and shapes, with the most common being pen and pod-style AIOs.
Pen-style AIOs are two-part designs, with the bottom part housing a built-in battery, and the top part being a tank section. These devices are very similar to standard vape pens, with the main difference being that the atomizer part of the AIO is not removable from the battery.
Pod-style AIOs are almost indistinguishable from standard pod systems at first glance. The main difference is that they use replaceable coils instead of replaceable pods, combining the practicality of pod systems with the better performance that comes with standalone coils. And with the success of the Lost Vape Orion series in 2018, pod boxes that look like walkie-talkies took the market by storm, becoming the latest trend in vaping.
How to use an AIO
AIO vapes are some of the most straightforward devices to operate. Follow these instructions to get a problem-free vape out of your AIO:
- Prime the coil with a few drops of e-liquid
- Place it in the tank (or pod)
- Fill it
- Let the coil saturate
- Set the airflow (if it is adjustable)
- Press the button and vape
If your AIO comes with wattage or voltage adjustability, start from the lower setting and raise until you find your sweet spot. That’s it. Simple, right?
AIOs vs pods: which is best for you?
AIOs come with replaceable coils instead of cartridges. This means that the user only needs to change the coil when its performance drops, without having to purchase a new pod. That makes AIOs more cost-effective, as coils are usually cheaper than pods—although there are exceptions to the rule.
Performance-wise, AIOs have a slight edge over pod systems. Standalone coils will generally perform better than the tiny coils that are fitted inside cartridges. As a result, while pods will generally require higher nicotine strength e-liquid (usually in the form of nic salts,) many AIOs will come with sub ohm coils that will allow you to use them with lower nic concentrations.
Pod systems are winning over AIOs when it comes to ease of use. While an AIO is one of the easiest vapes to operate, you just can’t beat the convenience of a replaceable pod. No need to take stuff apart and get messy. You just pop it in, vape, and replace it with a new one when it’s empty.
If you are after the most user-friendly experience, pod systems are your best bet. But if you want better performance and less money spent in the long run, then an AIO is just what you are looking for.