AIO (all-in-one) vape kits are incredibly easy to use. They can be more economical and versatile over other starter kits like pod mods. Although they share similarities with either pod mods or vape pens, they have the added advantage of using replaceable coils with your 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.
Voopoo Drag X
The Voopoo Drag X is a power-packed pod mod. Able to output up to 80W of power with a single 18650 battery, the DRAG X can handle cloud chasing with ease while remaining accessible to newer vapers. The reliable and quick-firing GENE.TT chipset powers the Drag X, and it comes with push-fit PnP coils with a 0.3ohm mesh, and 0.15ohm mesh coils make replacements quick and easy. The Drag X comes in seven color options, each with a different leather or fabric backing.
Aspire Nautilus Prime
The Aspire Nautilus Prime is a compact AIO that uses the Nautilus BVC coils, great for MTL vaping. The Prime has a striking design powered by an internal 2000 mAh battery and rated for 60 watts. It comes with a 0.69-inch OLED screen and USB-C fast charging. The Nautilus Prime uses a precise airflow with an independent channel to ensure smooth air intake, adjusted using the slider to suit personal preference. Available in six colors.
Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus
The GeekVape Aegis Boost Plus vape kit is an intelligent refillable AIO pod kit for intermediate to advanced vapers. Powered by a 18650 vape battery, it can output 40W max for mouth-to-lung or direct-to-lung vaping. The Aegis Boost Plus comes with the popular Aegis Boost pods, which are refillable and can hold up to 2ml of e-liquid. Available in six colors.
Vaporesso Target PM80 SE
The Vaporesso Target PM80 SE is a stylishly designed sub-ohm AIO pod mod. Power comes from a single 18650 battery giving 80W of output power displayed on the sizeable 0.91inch OLED screen. The Target PM80 SE features the AXON chip for fast coil activation and smart VW to detect coil resistance and recommend wattage settings automatically. The pod is a top-mounted push-fit and utilizes the GTX coils available in both DL and MTL options.
Vandy Vape Kylin M AIO
The Vandy Vape Kylin M is a dedicated rebuildable AIO pod. It is designed to take a mesh or regular coils. The rebuildable atomizer takes 5ml and 2.5ml capacity for pre-built coil, and if you are not a fan of coil building, you can use the M with the 0.3-ohm stock coils. The Kylin M is rated for 70 watts, takes a single 18650, and comes in four colors.
OXVA Origin X
The Oxva Origin X pod kit is an innovative update to an already excellent pod device. Powered by a single 18650 battery, the Origin X features a max 60W output. The 2ml Origin X pods are compatible with the OXVA UNI coil series, including mesh. The Origin X kit pairs with the unique Origin RBA tank for more advanced DIY vapers. A 510 adapter transforms the device into a fully capable mod.
SMOK Mag 40W
The SMOK Mag Pod kit is a compact AIO vape that is great for new and existing vapers. A built-in 1300mAh battery outputs up to 40W of power. The ergonomic firearm grip ensures the Mag Pod remains comfortable to hold. The pods take 3 ml of e-juice and are fully compatible with the RPM coil line, including an RBA option. Available in five matte color options.
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 commonly 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. Most will only be able to use their designated tank or cartridge. Meaning 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.
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 you to start from the lower setting and then gradually raise the level until you find your sweet spot.
AIOs vs. Pod 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 can replace the entire pod.
It is usually cheaper to buy replacement coils than replacement pods, as there’s less disposable material. All AIO systems also allow you to use your e-liquid, whereas some pod systems only come with pre-filled pods, which 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 that can vary in resistance can give the user the ability to use different levels of nicotine strength and provide a more versatile vape experience. Some can offer 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, designed for use with only higher nicotine strengths. We are seeing more manufacturers releasing different style pods with varying resistances. However, 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 as you pop in the pod, fill it, and vape it, and then replace it when the pod drops its performance. It’s even easier if the pods are pre-filled, and you merely replace them when 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, we’d suggest that a pod system is the best place to start. However, if you want a bit more versatility in e-liquid and nicotine strengths and overall better performance, then AIOs would probably be your better option.