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.
Vaporesso’s latest AIO vape comes with an 8 mL capacity and a whopping 3000 mAh battery which will get you easily through the day. The OMNI chip powered Sky Solo Plus is compatible with Vaporesso’s GT coils, with the 0.15-ohm GT8, the 0.18-ohm Meshed and the 0.3-ohm GT CCELL2 being the recommended ones for this device.
The PAL 2 is a collaboration between reviewer Tony B and Artery. This compact box-shaped AIO is an update to the original PAL. It comes with a 1000 mAh battery and fully adjustable airflow. The PAL 2 can be used with 0.6-ohm mesh coils for restricted lung hits as well as 1.2-ohm regular wire coils for MTL vaping.
The Vaporfi VAIO GO will satisfy all styles of vaping. Its 1.5-ohm coil is geared towards a mouth-to-lung vape, while its 0.5-ohm coil is ideal for direct-lung inhales. The VAIO GO has adjustable airflow, holds up to 3 mL of e-liquid and comes with a 2000 mah built-in battery. Available in six color options.
Loyal to its name, the Compact 14 by Justfog is a small AIO kit that slips easily into any pocket. Its 1.6-ohm coils deliver great flavor and a superior MTL performance and the 1500 mAh battery allows you to refill the 1.8 mL proprietary tank roughly 4-5 times before needing to charge. The kit is available in 5 color options.
The Nord pod system turned into a full-sized AIO! The 22 edition of the Nord comes with a 2000 mAh battery and a capacity of 3.5 mL, and implements the same coils that made the original Nord a hit – including the two mesh coils. With options for both MTL and restricted DL vaping, the Nord AIO covers all your vaping needs.
The Uwell Whirl 22 all-in-one starter kit utilizes the new pro-FOCS (Professional Flavor Optimization Core System) technology. Its direct output 1600 mAh battery fires up to 25 watts, and the 2 mL tank takes 0.6-ohm coils that are good for both restrictive lung and mouth to lung inhales. Available in six color options.
Augvape’s AIO comes in the shape, size and weight of a typical AIO, but ups the ante with its 0.5-ohm mesh coils. Featuring a 1500 mAh battery, an easy top-fill mechanism, and a fully adjustable airflow, the Augvape AIO is a compact and lightweight vape that can be used for both MTL and restricted DL hits.
An AIO is a vape in a compact, usually single-piece design, that comes with everything you need to vape out of the box.
Most AIOs come in a pen-style shape, with the bottom part housing a built-in battery, and the top part being a tank section. There are exceptions though, and many of the AIOs currently in the market will come in different shapes and sizes.
The anatomy of an AIO is very similar to that of a full-blown vape kit, with the only difference being that the clearomizer part of the AIO is not removable from the battery. In fact, AIOs come with replaceable coils that operate the same way to the coils that are used in vape tanks.
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. On top of that, many pod systems will come pre-filled with juice, while AIOs let the user fill them with the e-liquid of their choice.
Performance-wise, AIOs have a slight edge over pod systems at the moment. 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 — especially when it comes pre-filled. 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 coupled with more options in the e-liquid department, then an AIO is just what you are looking for.