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 Frenzy is Geekvape’s response to the boxy AIO craze. Housing the AS chipset, the Frenzy features automatic temperature control and is powered by a 950 mAh battery. Coming with adjustable airflow, the Frenzy can be used for both MTL and restricted lung vaping. The device is compatible with the NS coils used also in the Flint tank and comes in eight stunning color options—four carbon and four resin.
Designed by Phil Busardo and the VapinGreek, the Z-Biip is a pod-based AIO that is made for MTL vaping. As with all Platform line products, the Z-Biip is very easy to use and takes the Z-Coils—quite possibly the best MTL coils on the market. The device is powered by a large 1500 mAh battery, has three power presets, and features audio feedback for battery levels—yes, it beeps!
The SMOK Trinity Alpha is a box-style AIO that takes the excellent Nord coils! It comes with a 1000 mAh battery, stylish resin-style panels, and three power presets to choose from. The pods fit 2.8 mL of e-liquid and can be filled through a convenient sliding top-fill mechanism. Available in six color options.
The Asvape Micro is a boxy AIO with some tricks up its sleeve. Powered by a 1100 mAh battery, the Micro is a real variable-wattage AIO that charges through a Type-C USB and features a bright LED color screen that displays your vaping data and battery levels. The Micro can be used for both MTL and DL vaping, depending on the coil used. Comes in five stunning resin color options with matching drip tips.
A rebuildable box-style AIO? It was about time! The Smoant Pasito can be used with the premade mesh 0.6-ohm DL and 1.4-ohm MTL coils, but you can turn it into a rebuildable vape by purchasing the compatible RBA deck. The Pasito has a 1100 mAh battery and features adjustable airflow and a convenient top-fill that can be accessed by removing the mouthpiece. Available in four bright, resin-style color options.
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.
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.
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.