Stop! Don't let the word “intermediate” scare you off! Just stay where you are. When we use the word 'intermediate', we're speaking in terms of the power-level of the device, not complication. In fact, these devices are about as easy to use as pod systems are, they're just bigger and pack a bit more heat and vapor production, hence the intermediate classification. We probably didn't choose the best name for this section, but we kinda hit a brick wall when trying to think of names for this category of starter kits.
Most of the vape starter kits in this section are referred to as AIO style devices. AIO itself, is short for All-in-One. All-in-One devices have everything you need built into the device, so you don't have to worry about buying a tank, batteries, or anything else; All you'll need to worry about is replacing the coils and purchasing vape juice. They're pretty similar in design philosophy to pod vapes, in that they're easy to use and come with everything you need to get going.
Where the devices in this section begin to branch off from pod systems is in the level of power they can achieve. All-in-One style devices are typically capable of achieving greater levels of power than pod vapes can, providing the user with more vapor-production and warmer puffs. AIO-style vapes are able to reach these greater power-levels largely because of their size. Pod vapes are much smaller than AIO vapes are and, while it makes them much easier to carry around or slip into a pocket, that small size is a constraint for pod vapes when it comes to battery and coil size.
All-in-One vapes, like the Joyetech eGO AIO, have much larger batteries in them, which allows them to crank the power up a bit more than pod vapes, while still maintaining decent battery life through-out the day. They also tend to have much larger coils than the coils contained within pods, which means they'll be able to soak up and vaporize more juice at any given time, allowing for much more vapor-production than most pod systems are capable of.
This category of vape devices is great for those who want to be able to enjoy the habitual act of vaping through-out the day, rather than focusing on squashing the physical nicotine urge as quickly as possible. With pod vapes, the frequency of your vaping habit will typically be limited by either by the sheer nicotine strength of the ejuice or battery capacity of the device, while neither of those will be much of an issue with AIO-style vapes. So if you don't want to go the route of high-strength nicotine salt ejuice, but want a battery that will keep up with the increased vaping you'll do as a result of that, this is the route for you!
Joyetech eGO AIO
The eGO AIO was released over two years ago and remains one of the best all-in-one vapes on the market. It's very easy to use, has a variety of different coils to choose from, and packs some impressive battery life and flavor. Not only that, but the eGO AIO is available in an absolutely massive number of colors. If you're looking for ease-of-use, consistency, and good performance, look no further.
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Uwell Whirl 22
The Whirl 22, from long-time vape manufacturer, Uwell, is a fantastic entry into the all-in-one market. All-in-one style devices have never been the most popular style of vape, so a lot of manufacturers don't bother making devices in this style or don't put a whole lot of effort into the AIO-style devices they do make, which has allowed Joyetech to practically monopolize the market for years. With the release of the Whirl 22, Uwell is looking to change things. The Whirl 22 boasts fantastic flavor, superb build quality, and practically oozes polish, though it is bigger than the eGO AIO and, since it's newer, coil availability at local vape shops may be spotty.
Joyetech eGO AIO Probox
The eGO AIO Probox is the EGO AIO's bigger brother. The Probox retains everything that made the original eGO AIO great, while giving the user more battery life and a couple different power modes to choose from. One of the two power levels will provide the exact same experience as the eGO AIO, while the other, when the battery is fully charged, will provide a more powerful vape. The larger battery capacity of the Probox does come at the expense of size, making it considerably bulkier than the eGO AIO, which may be a deal-breaker for some.