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Augvape AIO Review

The Augvape AIO (or all-in-one) was sent to me for review from Augvape. This is a refillable and easy-to-use kit designed especially for beginners. So let’s talk about it.

Specs:

  • Size: 117.5mm x 24.5mm
  • Minimum 0.2 ohms
  • Power: 30 watts
  • Material: Zinc alloy
  • Colors: White, Black, and Silver
  • Price: $29.99 from VaporDNA

In The Box:

  • Augvape AIO
  • USB Cable
  • User Manual
  • 2 x coils

It’s a Little Funny Looking

As with anything in the vape industry, looks are subjective. Personally, I’m not a fan of the shape of the Augvape AIO. It’s small and comfortable to hold, but it just a little funny looking to me. But that’s just my opinion.

It’s 4.6 inches tall and close to an inch wide, so it’s pretty compact and easy to carry around.

To turn on the Augvape AIO, press the firing button four times fast.

The LED Light Is In a Strange Place

The LED is on the opposite side of the button, which I think can be a con for some people. If you fire with your thumb, you’ll be able to see the LED light while you’re vaping, but you won’t if you fire with your index finger. And when you turn the device on or off, you won’t be able see the LED light to confirm that it’s on or off without turning it around really fast to catch the light. That’s been pretty annoying in my experience.

There are two colors on the LED. Blue tells you that it has a good charge and red tells you that battery is nearly dead.

Mouthpiece

The drip tip is a standard 510 drip tip, so you can use your own if you want. There’s nothing special about the included tip, but it’s comfortable to use, so I have no complaints. That fits right into the top cap.

The Super Loose Airflow Control Ring

The top cap screws into the top of the device. This has your airflow control ring which moves left to right and stops on either side. It’s reaalllly loose, so you’ll have to adjust it every time it comes out of your pocket. It’s so loose that you might even have to adjust it in-between hits. That’s a really big con of the device.

Aside from the looseness, the adjustable airflow works well. Wide open and you get a pretty loose mouth to lung or a restricted lung draw. And of course you can shut it down if you want a really tight draw. I personally find that I like it set all the way down to where I can barely tell that it’s open. The restriction is perfect for me and works great for using high-nicotine e-juice.

The bottom of the top cap holds the pre-built coil.

Just screw the coil head on and that’s it. There is a little o-ring between the coil and chimney section to prevent leaking.

Great Flavor From the Coils

The kit comes with two 0.6 ohm coil-heads. The coils are made of mesh, so they’re designed for flavor. And since these are mesh coils, the AIO fires fast. You can get a really satisfying hit every time.

I’ve found that they perform really well and the flavor is pretty good. They fire fast and the coils seem to last quite a while too.

They cost about $9.99 for a pack of five coils, so coils are pretty affordable too.

Filling and Cleaning The Tank

Since this is an all-in-one setup, the tank is built into the device. All you need to do is unscrew the top cap and add your e-juice.

There is a little line on the glass that shows you how far you can fill it.

On a new coil, you’ll want to add a little e-juice to prime it and then you’ll want to let it sit for a couple of minutes so that the wick gets saturated.

You can see how much e-juice is in the tank from the little windows on both sides of the device and there are lines showing you the max level to fill. Those are a little hard to see depending on the lighting. so that kind of sucks. The windows also don’t reach all the way to the bottom of the tank, so you can’t see how low the e-juice is when it starts to get really low.

If you want to clean the AIO, you’ll need to be really careful not to get water into the rest of the device. What I do is take the top cap off and fill the tank with water from the sink. I rinse it out a few times and then wipe it down with a paper towel. If you don’t want to risk getting the device wet, you could also use a wet paper towel or a cotton swab.

Slow Charging Battery, But It’s Big!

The battery inside the AIO is a non-removable 1500mAh battery, so that’s pretty big. You should have no problems using this for at least a couple of days before needing to recharge it. It takes about 3 hours to fully charge a dead battery, so I would suggest just always making sure the battery is topped off before leaving the house.

It charges with the included USB cable and you can’t vape on it while it’s charging, so no passthrough functionality here.

Safety Features

  • Low battery voltage protection (3.3v)
  • Atomizer short circuit protection (< 0.1 ohm)
  • Output over current protection
  • 5s cutoff time

The 5 second cutoff time is interesting, because that’s a pretty short cutoff. I wonder why they made it so short. Maybe to prevent the coil. I think that cutoff is fine for people using high-nicotine e-juice and tight draw airflow, but if you like the airflow open and long draws, 5 seconds might not be enough for you.

It’s My Go-To Tight Draw Device

The Augvape AIO has been one of my favorite tight-draw devices, just because it performs so well. I get great hits, the airflow is nice and smooth, and the flavor is very good. Most of the cons I’ve mentioned are small enough that it doesn’t really bother, BUT that loose airflow control ring really borders that line. That airflow control ring is really truly annoying. Even still, I find myself constantly grabbing this device over others, so I really enjoy using it.

I’ve seen it online for around $20-$30. Check out some of the sites selling it below (affiliates).

Artery PAL AIO Starter Kit Review

The Artery Pal was sent to me for review from BuyBest.com (affiliate). This is heavily inspired by the popular, high-end Billet Box device.

Specs

  • All in one kit
  • 1200mAh internal battery
  • 3.2 – 4.2 volts
  • Size: 91mm tall x 47mm wide x 19.4mm thick
  • Made of Aluminum 6063
  • Coil Resistance: 0.7ohm LQC coil(15-25W)
  • Unique built-in e-juice chamber
  • 3.5ml/2ml optional liquid capacity
  • Protections: overcharge, overheat, 8-second cutoff, short-circuit
  • Colors: Black, Grey, Red, Carbon Fiber, Blood Diamond, Azure Resin, Cracked Paint
  • $34.21 from BuyBest.com

In The Box:

  • Artery PAL Device
  • Two Coils
  • Replacement Glass panel
  • 1 spare o-ring
  • USB Cable
  • User manual, Warranty card, Certification card

Design and Size

There are at least six different plate designs to pick from. There’s a solid black and solid red model if you like to keep it simple. There’s also a carbon fiber version. If you want something a little more artistic, there’s a blue & red resin version, a cracked paint model (which is a lot like stained glass windows), and then a version they call blood diamond, which is the model they sent me.

I’m a big fan of the design that BuyBest sent me. I love the way it looks.

The plates on both sides are removable, but here’s a major con; Artery doesn’t sell the covers separately and they’ve said that they have no plans to do it. I think that’s a huge missed opportunity.

The size of the device is another nice plus. It’s small so it’s very portable and it’s also very thin so it’s really easy to carry around in a pocket.

E-Juice Tank and Coils

The refillable tank is very unique. It’s a removable block that comes out of the device so that you can replace the coil. The tank is held in place by the cap on top that the drip tip fits into.

The newer models of the PAL come with this really cool collectible coin, which is the size of a quarter. You use this to unscrew the plate that holds in the tank. It works okay, but a large flathead screwdriver or a smaller coin like a dime work better. It’s still cool that they included it though.

So to put the coils in, you need to slide down the glass plate, push the coil up from the bottom, and then reach in and push the coil up the rest of the way. It’s not as simple as I think it could’ve been but not a big deal.

There are two coils that Artery sells for the PAL; the LQC 0.7ohm coil which is designed for around 15-25 watts, and a 1.8-ohm ceramic coil designed for 5-9 watts. You can get those in packs of five for around $15. I haven’t tried the ceramic coil so I don’t know how well it performs, but if it’s like most ceramic coils, it probably has better flavor. This device is also compatible with Aspire Nautilus coils.

The flavor from the 0.7-ohm coil is good. Nothing amazing, but good. Even though these coils are rated at different wattages, the device is non-adjustable, so you get as much wattage as the device is able to push. They perform well in the PAL.

To fill up the tank you’ll need to tighten it back down into the device. Then slide the glass panel down, and fill it up. You can fill it up laying down or standing up, but standing up makes it easier to see how full it really is. Then slide the cover and you’re good to vape.

Airflow

There are two versions of the Artery PAL on the market. The old version pulled airflow in from below the e-juice tank under the panel. Supposedly this created a lot of condensation behind the panel, so Artery replaced that airflow with the version that I have, which pulls in airflow from the side of the device below the firing button.

This is actually the reason for this channel that’s built into the panel. The airflow on the older model used to come in from the bottom and travel to the coil. So it has no purpose anymore but it probably didn’t make sense economically for them to redesign it so they just left it.

The new airflow now comes in from the side. I really dislike the positioning of it because I constantly cover the holes by accident while trying to vape. I’m a little more careful about it after using it for a while but it’s still annoying. I think they could have figured out a better place for it.

As the airflow resistance itself, it’s pretty loose. It’s like a restricted lung draw. It doesn’t work too well for mouth-to-lung tight draw vaping. So if that’s the kind of vape you’re looking for, you’d probably like this.

Performance & Flavor

The device can push anywhere between 3.2 and 4.2 volts, so that means you get an amount of wattage based on the battery charge and coil resistance.

Using an ohms law calculator on the 0.7-ohm coil, that would come out to about 14-15 watts on a nearly dead battery or 25 watts on a full charge.

Using the 1.8-ohm coil, you’d get about 5.5 watts on a nearly dead battery and 9 watts on a full charge.

Artery PAL vs Billet Box

I’ve never used a Billet Box, but I’ve known about them for a long time thanks to the guys from the Plumes of Hazard channel on Youtube. I’ve wanted one for years, but Billet Boxes are just way out of my price range. So when I opened the Artery PAL box, I was surprised to see that it was nearly a clone of the Billet Box. It’s not an exact clone, but it’s obviously heavily inspired by the Billet Box in a lot of ways. Since I’ve never used a Billet Box, I can’t really speak to how the two compare, but I will say that for someone in my position who can’t afford one, I’m really excited to own something like it. This doesn’t replace my desire to own a Billet Box, but I think the Artery PAL is a nice cheaper alternative.

Final Thoughts

So that’s it for the Artery PAL. It works well, it looks very nice, it produces decent flavor, and it’s affordable. The location of the airflow sucks and replacing the coils might be a little more work than a new vaper would be interested in dealing with but I think a hobbyist vaper who likes restricted lung draws would enjoy using this.

If you’re interested, you can pick up the Artery PAL (affiliate) in six different designs from BuyBest.com for about $34