AIO (all-in-one) vape kits are incredibly easy to use and can be more economical and versatile over other starter kits like pod mods. Although there share similarities with either pod mods or vape pens, they have the added advantage of using replaceable coils with your own vape juice.
AIOs can come in all shapes and sizes, but their main aim is to offer hassle-free vaping. Below is a list of our current favorites, and to find out more about AIO vapes and their benefits scroll to the bottom of the page.
The Smoant Pasito is a rebuildable AIO kit, that can also be used with pre-made mesh 0.6-ohm (DL) or 1.4-ohm (MTL) coils. However, its the RBA build deck that transcends the Pasito onto another level of flavor and performance. It features adjustable wattage, an 1100 mAh battery, adjustable airflow, easy top-fill, and USB-C charging. It’s a unique device and a complete AIO. Available in four resin-style color options.
The Frenzy features GeekVapes AS chipset, which uses automatic temperature control to prolong coils and prevent dry hits. It has adjustable power settings, powered by a 950mAh battery. The Frenzy also features adjustable airflow and can be used in both MTL or restricted DTL setups. The NS coils deliver excellent flavor, and the Frenzy has exquisite build quality. Available in 8 color options – 4 resin and 4 carbon.
The Z-Biip is an AIO device designed by Phil Busardo and the VapinGreek specifically for MTL vaping. It utilizes the impressive Z-Coils, which are some of the best around for MTL vaping. It’s a slightly larger device but comes with a massive 1500mAh battery. It also has adjustable airflow, three power settings and uniquely has audio feedback for power status.
Aspire Breeze 2
The Aspire Breeze 2 is an extremely compact and unique designed AIO. It has a 1000mAh built-in battery and utilizes replacement coils that come in 3 different resistances so they can be used as an MTL or DTL device. It has a designated fire button, and removable pods that come in 2ml or 3ml capacity have an easy refill system and adjustable airflow.
The JacVapour VIM is an elegant and unique AIO kit with exceptional build quality. It features a 2ml capacity top-fill tank and a massive 2600mAh internal battery. It can be used in either an MTL or DTL setup with two different airflow options and uses S-coils ranging from 0.42ohm and 0.5ohm (DTL) to 1.0ohm and 1.5ohm (MTL) resistances. JacVapour also provides pre-filled pods for the VIM.
Aspire Nautilus AIO
The Aspire Nautilus AIO follows the same design as the Breeze 2. However, it uses the popular Nautilus BVC coils and also comes with new NS BVC coils, which are specifically designed for use with Nic Salts. It also has a designated fire button, a 1000mAh internal battery, and the ability to adjust airflow. The pods come in a larger 4.5ml or 2ml capacity.
SMOK Trinity Alpha
The SMOK Trinity Alpha is an impressive AIO that utilizes the Smok’s Nord coils. It features a convenient sliding top-fill mechanism, a 1000 mAh battery, and adjustable power settings. The pods can hold 2.8ml of liquid, but there’s no adjustable airflow. It’s available in six color options, with stylish resin-style panels.
What is an AIO?
An AIO or all-in-one device is typically a single-piece device that comes with everything you need to start vaping.
AIO devices come in different forms. The most common used to be a pen-style vape, but more recently, we see pod system styles that also utilize removable coils. They usually consist of a bottom section which houses an internal battery, and the top part of either a tank or empty pod/cartridge.
The anatomy of an AIO is similar to other standard vape kits. However, some may have the clearomizer or tank incorporated into the battery, and most will only be able to use their own designated tank or cartridge. This means the user doesn’t have to worry about pairing the device with the most suitable tank. They simply just need to replace the coils when it’s time to.
How to use an AIO
If you’ve either used a clearomizer or tank that uses replaceable coils, then using an AIO s a very similar process. Here are some simple instructions
to get you started:
- Put a few drops of e-liquid on the coil (Priming)
- Place the coil into the tank or cartridge
- Fill the tank/cartridge
- Leave it for a minimum of 5 minutes to let the coil saturate
- Set your preferred airflow (if it is adjustable)
- Press the fire button and vape
Some AIO may have the ability to adjust the power output through wattage or voltage. If they do, we advise to start from the lower setting and then gradually raise the level until you find your sweet spot.
AIOs vs. Pods Systems: what's the difference?
AIOs come with replaceable coils that can be placed into tanks or cartridges, instead of pods that contain integrated coils. This means you only need to replace the coil when the performance drops, unlike pod systems where you have to replace the entire pod.
It is usually a lot cheaper to buy replacement coils than replacement pods, as there’s less disposable material. Also, all AIO systems allow you to use your own e-liquid, whereas some pod systems only come with pre-filled pods which again is a higher cost to replace.
AIOs tend to have the edge over pod systems when it comes to performance. The fact that they use standalone coils which can vary in resistance can give the user the ability to use different levels of nicotine strength, and usually can provide a more versatile vape experience. Some have the ability to provide either an MTL (mouth-to-lung) or DTL (direct-to-lung) type draw.
Pod systems typically only have a tiny coil integrated into the pod, which is designed for use with only higher nicotine strengths. We are seeing more manufacturers releasing different style pods with varying resistances, but they are still not as versatile as AIOs.
Where pod systems do have a slight upper hand over AIOs is with their simplistic ease of use. There are fewer parts to worry about, you just pop in the pod, fill it, and vape it, and then replace it when the pod drops performance. It’s even easier if the pods are pre-filled, and you merely replace it when it’s empty. That’s why pod systems tend to be a more accessible gateway for ex-smokers to transition into vaping.
So what's the best choice for you?
If you are looking for the most user-friendly experience, then we’d suggest a pod system is the best place to start. However, if you want a bit more versatility when it comes to e-liquid and nicotine strengths, along with overall better performance, then AIOs would probably be your better option.