Vaping has changed a lot in the last 5 years. And while people still use bigger and heavier systems with 18,650 mAh batteries, all-in-one (AIO) systems are setting a high bar with portability, reduced cost, and less maintenance.
Some AIO vaporizers nowadays even come with rebuildable atomizers, which can no longer be a deterrent for trying a low-wattage system. They offer a decent throat hit (given your choice of juice, of course), they are lighter, easier to carry around, and they generally cost about half the price of the bigger systems.
I intentionally did not include any SMOK devices in this list – personally, I've had a lot of issues with them – leaking and general reliability. I've also skipped all AIO systems like Joyetech eGo, where the glass is a part of the case, and in case of damage to it the entire device would need to be replaced.
This is a list of the best AIO vaporizer systems that you can currently buy on the market. Also, AliExpress prices are much lower than what you would normally find in stores, so these are likely going to be the best deals you can find around.
VOOPOO Vinci is the best choice at this time.
1. Gene.AI chip, that can automatically adjust the power based on the resistance of the new coil – to prevent them from burning out prematurely.
2. Anti-spill mod design – the fill hole is on the bottom, and is only exposed when the mod is removed for refilling.
3. Smooth drags and auto/manual modes for starting.
The 1,500 mAh battery, which charges through the micro-USB cable, will easily last you through the day.
It has a 0.96″ TFT color display, which shows all the basic stats, along with the puff counter.
I've been using my GeekVape Aegis Boost for about a year now.
I bought an additional RBA section for it (highly recommended for using your own coils). I use it with the 0.8 fused clapton coils – each coil lasts me for about 4 months with heavy daily use – I drag it every few minutes when I work right at my desk: the joys of working from home 😏
GeekVape Aegis is shockproof, waterproof, and dustproof with an IP67 Rating.
The display is small, but it shows the battery status, the puff counter and the current wattage.
The stock mod comes with a plug coil type-system, two types of drip tips, and a cover to keep the dust and debris out.
If you prefer to not use an RBA kit, you should get extra coils ahead of time.
Like a JUUL, but better.
It is a pod system, but the coils are replaceable. No need to throw the pod out – less plastic waste.
The maximum wattage is 18W, and the wattage will adjust automatically based on the resistance of the coil (there are options for 0.8Ω and 1.0Ω).
Welcome to the 21st century! This vape comes with a USB-C port for faster charging.
No display, and the power indicator on the bottom shows the charge level (green = 60%+, blue = 60-30%, red = under 30%).
The design of the pod is actually genius: the airflow is on one side or the bottom. Since the magnet will connect regardless of which side you insert, you can flip it over for MTL/DTL flow. See the image below for explanation.
You can fire it up with either a push of the button, or just by dragging it.
Don't let the price mislead you: this is a cheap vape that doesn't feel cheap.
If you have been put off by vaping because of the buttons, screens and menus, this would be an ideal device to make the switch.
Wenax automatically adjusts the power output depending on what coil is in, and you can also fine-tune it.
The 0.6Ω coil lets you choose between 14,15 or 16W. The 1.2Ω coil lets you choose between 9, 10 or 11W.
If this is what your choice is, make sure to get extra coils.
The UWELL Caliburn KOKO is basically a regular Caliburn, but with a smaller square battery.
The coils aren't replaceable – you need to get a new pod once the coil burns out, but with the smaller wattage, each coil should last you for a good while. The link I have below will give you 4 pods, and you can always buy more here or locally.
A nice touch with the KOKO's design is the notch on the top right corner. You should be old enough to remember that some cell phones used to have that – it's a nice throwback 🙂
Other things you will need if you go with an RBA kit (much cheaper than using ‘regular' coils in the long term):
Simple coils (0.4 – 2.2Ω): Check the price on regular coils on AliExpress
Specialized coils (0.12 – 0.6Ω): Check the price on AliExpress
Cotton – this is the one that I use myself: Check the best price on AliExpress