The Augvape AIO is as the name suggests an all in one device with a large internal battery and a chunky pen style design.
The tank is attached to the battery and you screw the 0.6 mesh coil onto the top cap. Mesh coils are all the go these days and whilst many suggest a flavoursome vape – others don’t live up to the billing and as to if this one does we shall see.
OK I’ve worked closely with Augvape for quite some time and have overall been impressed with their mods – tanks and rebuildables with many of them in my regular rotation.
Indeed the BTFC RDA is my go too dripper – the Druga Foxy mod goes with me when I want to look ‘posh’ and myself and Michelle had input on the Skynet sub ohm tank. So Augvape definitely has a good track record, let’s see if the AIO follows in the footsteps of some outstanding vape gear.
This was sent to me for the purpose of review direct from Augvape – thank you – and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
A very smart box and inside you’ll find:
Inside the Box
- One Augvape AIO Device
- Two 0.6 ohm Coils
- Micro USB Charging Cable
- Instruction Booklet
Augvape AIO Specs
- Size: 117.5×24.5mm
- Battery Capacity: 1500mAh
- E-liquid Capacity: 2.0ml
- Coil Resistance: Minimum 0.2ohm
- Power Range: 30W
- Voltage Range: 3.3V – 4.2V
- Material: Zinc alloy
- Charging Time: less than 3h
- USB Port: USB DC/5V
- Adjustable airflow
- Single button operation
Quick Start Guide
- Remove top cap and screw on coil
- Do NOT fill above the black lines
- Prime for at least 5 minutes
- X5 clicks on and off
- Press fire button to vape
- Adjust airflow to suit
AIO stands for ‘all in one’ which in effect means the tank is fixed to the battery and cannot be removed making the style one of the cleanest and easiest to use vape devices out there.
The Augvape AIO is powered by a 1500mAH internal battery and has a 2ml tank capacity no matter where you are in the world. The coils are 0.6ohm and there are two in the box – so all you need to start vaping.
There is an adjustable airflow ring and the device is operated by a single button used for turning on and off and obviously for vaping! Augvape says the device can fully charge from flat in around 3 hours.
The kit comes in x3 colours – gunmetal – red and the white I received and looks to be very competitively priced.
Design and Build Quality
In my experience of using many Augvape products the build quality is generally first rate. The AIO is made from zinc alloy which gives a nice weight to the hand and the paint finish looks like its solid and chip proof.
However the threads – particularly on the coil to the top cap are certainly not silky smooth and at least on mine took more than a few twists and turns to get them spinning – crunchy too even after being lubed up by eliquid.
I had the same issue with the top cap – I had to reverse a couple of times to get those threads lined up – again even after use. And once screwed in there’s a perceivable gap between the top cap and battery which triggered my slight OCD. Don’t get me wrong it all seals up nicely and may just be design feature – but that gap whilst not gaping annoys me a little ha!
This has a 3mm bore and 510 mouthpiece which suggests a tightish draw – if that’s the case we shall see.
As to the design – it’s a kind of pen style vape. I say kind of – as it’s a kind of round octagonal with ridges that not only stop it from rolling away – but also add a nice grip – it is very comfortable in the hand. The fire button adds to the perception of angles and is kind of lozenge shaped and very clicky.
There’s a refreshing lack of logos – indeed the only ones are on the base of the device – and the clear view tank window is big enough to see your juice level no bother.
The USB charge port is on the rear and the device is solid when standing/charging however you cannot vape whilst plugged in which is a little disappointing in this day and age.
How Does the Augvape AIO Perform?
From the off the coil to top cap as I’ve said can be a little fiddly to secure – make sure you have screwed it in fully but don’t over tighten as I did once.
Filling is an absolute doddle – it doesn’t get any easier than an AIO – but as I’ve said do not fill past the black mark as it will overflow when putting it back together.
OK first off the flavour – pretty good – not amazing – but close! I used my current go to juice Punk Grenade Raspberry from Riot Labs – and whilst not as crisp and fresh as off my BTFC RDA [another Augvape product!] – it was certainly passable – especially with plenty of power left in my battery.
Not sure how many of you are interested in cloud production from an AIO but I can say this one does make pretty good cloudage for what it is. It’s most definitely not designed to be winning cloud chucking competitions but certainly does a good job! Let’s put it this way it’s not one for a stealthy toot at work!
Flavour Drop As Battery Level Depletes
I did notice that after an hour or so of use the flavour began to drop despite that rather large 1500mAH battery. 2 hours in after a fresh charge and it dropped off significantly so it’s not a kit I’d take out for a day without a back-up let’s put it that way. It might only be a 0.6ohm coil but to all intents and purposes this is a sub-ohm, albeit restricted, set-up that does start out at around 30w but dips pretty quickly IMHO.
I say sub ohm – 30w is the cut-off after all as to what is or isn’t classed as sub ohm. This is where even with a relatively large battery – the Augvape AIO switches to Mouth to Lung (MTL) if you like as the battery wears down.
In other words you can enjoy a really good sub ohm vape for an hour or so but then find yourself automatically taking mouth to lung hits if that makes sense!
Find out more about mouth to lung [MTL] and direct to lung [DTL].
BTW using this as a go to vape for a day I found 3 hours was about the best I got – pretty average battery longevity but maybe a tad less than some.
I recently reviewed the Innokin DV pod kit and was wondering who that was aimed at and it’s the same with the Augvape AIO. The 0.6ohm coils are middle of the road as in neither definitely DTL nor MTL but maybe edging slightly towards mouth to lung…
Turning the airflow right down gives an airy MTL vape whilst wide open gives a slight and I mean very slight restriction to a decent DTL vape!
Maybe if Augvape bring out some higher resistance coils the vapers will be able to decide how they want to vape it…
Speaking of coils I’ve had mine in for 10 days and no sign of flavour drop.
- Dead simple to use
- Great design
- Good flavour
- Decent clouds
- Solid build – device
- Good paint job
- Takes other 510 drip tips I’ve tried
- X3 colour choice
- Competitive price
- Battery life not the best
- Threads a little crunchy
- Just 0.5ohm coils – needs a higher option IMHO
- No battery life indicator
Final Review Verdict
It’s another case for me of who is this for? As in what level of vaper would naturally be attracted to this one.
The battery means you can’t use this as your all day go to vape especially if you’re going for lung hits. Even turning the airflow down to use as an airy MTL vape still means the battery is pumping out 30w fully charged. Had they added even the simplest wattage control that may have helped with battery life and power choices significantly.
Don’t get me wrong it’s not that I don’t like the Augvape AIO – I’ve enjoyed a very flavourful vape but would put it definitely in the ‘popping out’ category and not one to use as an all-day device. Let’s put it this way if you’re going shoe shopping with the missus – take a back up device….ooooo sexist 😛
Another niggle is the lack of a battery level indicator light – and this one will catch you out trust me! Once again I was that vaper and not being able to vape whilst it’s charging is a real pain.
So given the flavour is good would I recommend it?
I wouldn’t for a new vaper – not a tight enough draw even with the airflow practically shut off. However let’s say an intermediate user looking to step up a ‘little bit’ to see if sub ohm vaping is for them?
This might be a good choice – but I hasten to add that battery life means don’t rely on it to take you through longer than a couple of hours down the pub – and given 4 hours seems to be my minimum stay…I now leave mine at home 😉