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All-in-One (AIO)

Are you new to vaping and stumbled across the term AIO, leaving you curious and wondering what exactly it is? You've come to the right place! Let's gain some insights into what AIO devices are, learn about their key components, and discover their pros and cons. Moreover, we'll guide you through the process of choosing an AIO vape that fits your needs perfectly and share some tips on how to use them.

What Is an All-In-One Vape?

An AIO, or All-In-One vape, is a type of vaping device that contains every component needed to vape, such as battery, the tank or reservoir for the e-liquid, and the coil or atomiser head, all enclosed within a single, cohesive unit.

Unlike other types where you have to purchase and assemble each part separately, AIOs are designed to provide a convenient and simple vaping option for beginners or those seeking simplicity.

However, despite its simplicity, many AIO vapes still offer options to adjust different settings like airflow and power output to allow you to customise your vaping experience. And, while smaller AIOs may not deliver the strongest cloud production of larger devices, they are often praised for delivering excellent flavour.

What Are the Key Components of AIO Vape?

Understanding the key components of an AIO vape and their roles can help you optimise your vaping experience. Let's explore these parts one by one: 


Serving as the power source that heats up the coil and vaporises the e-liquid, the battery is typically a built-in element in these AIO devices. Its capacity usually measures in milliamp hours (mAh), influencing how long the device can be used before it needs recharging. Most AIO devices have a rechargeable battery that can be easily charged via USB.


This is where your e-liquid is stored. In traditional vape mods, the tank is screwed onto the device. However, in AIOs, the tank is a permanent part of the device, which means it can't be removed or replaced by a different one. When the e-liquid runs out, the only thing you need to do is refill the tank and you are good to go! The size of the tank varies depending on the device, affecting how often you'll need to refill it.


Inside the tank, there is an atomiser containing a coil and wick. Coil is the heating element responsible for heating up the e-liquid and turning it into vapour after you activate the device. AIO vapes typically use replaceable coils which allows you to only change the coil after it burns out instead of replacing the entire tank. It's important to regularly replace your coil for optimal performance.

Mouthpiece/Drip Tip

This is the part of the device that you draw the vapour from. Mouthpieces in AIO vapes can come in various shapes, sizes and materials, each providing a slightly different draw and feel. Some vapes have a removable mouthpiece that can be replaced, allowing you to customise your device.

Airflow Control

Although not featured in all AIO devices, some do allow you to adjust the amount of air drawn into the device when you take a puff. By changing the airflow, you can adjust the temperature and volume of the vapour, as well as the intensity of the flavour.

Firing Button

This is the button or switch that activates the battery, heating the coil to produce vapour. In some models, it may be replaced with an automatic activation system, firing up upon inhalation.

What Are the Benefits of AIO Vapes?

AIO vapes offer numerous benefits, making them a popular choice among many vapers. Let's look at some of them:

  • Convenience: The single-unit design makes them compact and easy to carry in your pocket, perfect for on-the-go vaping.
  • Ease of use: Ideal option for beginners as it requires minimal setting adjustments and provides straightforward operation. 
  • Cost-efficiency: They are also usually less expensive compared to advanced setups where you need to buy separate components and frequently replace them. With all-in-one vapes, you only need to purchase coils and your preferred e-liquid, offering great value for money.
  • Less leakage: Due to their compact and integrated design, AIO vapes generally have lower risk of leakage.
  • Safety: Most AIO models come with automatic power-off features and built-in protection against battery overcharging, overheating and short-circuiting, ensuring safe use. 

What Are Some Drawbacks of AIO Vapes?

Despite the many advantages, they also have some drawbacks which are worth considering before making a purchase:

  • Limited Customisation: Compared to more complex devices, AIO models offer fewer customization options.
  • Shorter Battery Life: Given their compact size, some AIO vapes may have smaller built-in batteries, resulting in the battery life draining faster compared to larger devices.
  • E-liquid Capacity: They often have a lower e-liquid capacity, potentially requiring more frequent refills.
  • Coil Compatibility: Not all AIO models are compatible with a wide range of replacement coils, which may limit your options.
  • Cleaning: Due to its built-in battery, the device can't be cleaned by submerging it into water, which makes the cleaning process slightly more difficult. However, you can try to clean it using a damp cotton swab.

How to Choose the Right Device?

Choosing the right device for you largely depends on your personal preferences, vaping style, and budget. Here are the main factors to consider:

Battery Life: If you're a heavy vaper or often out and about, away from a charging point, choosing a vape with a longer battery life is essential.

Price: Vaping devices come in a range of prices, from budget-friendly starter kits to more advanced mods. Consider your budget and what features are the most important to you, also keeping in mind the cost of ongoing essentials like e-liquid and replacement coils.

Design: Do you prefer a sleek and compact model or something bolder and bigger? These devices come in many different styles and sizes which allows you to choose based on your preference.

At Rhythm N Vape, we offer an extensive range of vaping devices to suit all preferences and budgets. Our knowledgeable team is always ready to assist you in finding the device that best fits your style and needs.

How to Use AIO Devices?

Using an AIO vape is designed to be user-friendly. Here are some key steps to get you started:

Setting Up Your Device

  1. Before using your AIO vape for the first time, it's best to charge it. Connect your device to its charger and wait for the battery indicator to show it's fully charged.
  1. Before putting in a new coil, it's recommended to "prime" it. Simply apply a few drops of e-liquid directly onto the cotton inside the coil. This will help prevent a dry, burnt hit on your first puff. 
  1. Insert the primed coil into the tank following the manufacturer's instructions. 

Refilling the Device

  1. AIO devices usually have a top-fill or a side-fill system. Simply unscrew or slide open the tank, depending on your device's design. 
  1. Pour your e-liquid into the tank, making sure not to overfill it. Avoid getting e-liquid into the central hole which is for air-flow.
  1. Once your tank is filled, securely close it up and allow the e-liquid to soak into the coil for a few minutes, especially if it's a new coil. 


  1. You'll eventually need to replace the coil when it starts to taste burnt or the device doesn't perform as well as it should. To do that, unscrew the old coil and replace it with a new one. Remember to prime the new coil first!
  1. Regular cleaning extends the lifespan of your device. Clean the tank with warm water and dry it thoroughly before reassembling. To clean the mouthpiece or the outside of your device, use a damp cloth or a cotton swab.

Easy to set up, convenient to carry, and simple to maintain - now you can enjoy your vaping journey!


Ask the Expert! Sam – Your Trusted Vape Connoisseur

Introducing our resident professional vape expert, Sam – a seasoned connoisseur and owner of Rhythm N Vape with a wealth of knowledge and a passion for all things vaping. Sam is here to be your go-to guide, answering your questions, offering tailored advice, and sharing insider tips to elevate your vaping experience.

Is It Safe to Use AIO?

Yes, AIO vapes are generally safe to use, especially models with built-in safety features such as short circuit and overheat protection. As with all devices, it's crucial to use them responsibly and choose reputable vendors.

How Long Does AIO Vape Last?

The lifespan of an AIO vape can vary depending on usage, brand, and maintenance. Generally, the device itself can last anywhere from six months to over a year. Keep in mind that the coil needs changing more regularly.

How Often Should I Change the Coil in My AIO?

The frequency of changing the coil in your AIO vape depends on usage, but typically, it should be replaced every one to two weeks for optimal performance.

Do AIO Devices Need to Be Refilled?

Yes, AIO vapes have a built-in tank that holds your e-liquid which will need refilling as you vape. The frequency of refills depends on your vaping habits and the tank's capacity.

Are AIO Vapes Hard to Maintain?

No, AIO vapes are some of the easiest devices to maintain. They require simple cleaning and regular coil changes. However, always refer to the manufacturer's guide for maintenance procedures.

How Can I Reach Out to Sam for Personalised Vaping Advice?

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I hope that helps and if you have any more questions I would be happy to answer them! Get in touch today! Sam. 

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