AIOs (all-in-ones) are some of the easiest vapes to operate outside of pod mods. While they do have a lot of similarities to other kinds of 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 on the ins and outs of AIO vapes.
The Voopoo Drag X is a single-18650 powerhouse of a pod mod! It is rated for 80 watts and introduces the 0.15 and 0.2-ohm PnP coils that cover the 40-80 watt territory. The Drag X is powered by the reliable GENE.TT chipset and comes in seven color options, each with a different leather or fabric backing.
The Geekvape Aegis Boost Pro comes with a series of updates over the Boost Plus. It is rated for 100 watts, comes with new pods that are compatible with the P series coils, and charges through a Type-C port. The Pro can also be used with an RBA attachment as well as a 510 adapter that allows it to be used with any sub ohm tank.
The legendary Nautilus BVC coils have been implemented in compact vapes in the past, but the Aspire Nautilus Prime rises above its competition. The Prime is a sexy but classy AIO powered by an internal 2000 mAh battery. It is rated for 60 watts and comes with a 0.69-inch screen and Type-C charging. Available in six colors.
The Vaporesso Target PM80 SE is a fully adjustable AIO capable of up to 80 watts. Most of the specs of the original PM80 remain unchanged, but the SE replaces the built-in battery with an 18650. The PM80 SE pods hold 4 mL of juice and take a variety of coil options (including an RBA deck,) all cross-compatible with the PM80.
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.
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 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 to 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.
AIO vapes are some of the easiest devices to operate. Follow these instructions to get a problem-free vape out of your AIO:
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 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 cartridge. No need to take stuff apart and get messy. You just pop it in, vape, and replace 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.