I decided to get into the boro game in January of this year with the VandyVape Pulse AIO but did not post, my bad. The AIO or All In One is a good thing and became popular with the invention of the Billet Box at the end of 2012. There are a few things I dont care for with an AIO set up. The atty’s are small and dont give a lot of airflow in general because they were initially designed for MTL draws. I prefer RDL or DL draws. Condensation… the atty is enclosed in a box and unless you draw out all the air after you take every normal draw there will be condensation created in the boro tank area and its can become a constant mess making you remove the tank and cleaning out the tank space, doors and inner space. In other words, they need constant cleaning. On the other had, flavor is generally good because of the small chambers that surround the coil. Most boro device dont give more than 80 watts. This is because most of the rba’s are built using small single coils. Accessories are king in this game sometimes costing more than the device itself. Everything beyond what you get from the manufacturer is custom made.
Things have changed, more airflow is trending. The tanks the rba’s fit in generally hold 2-4ml of eLiquid. The Stubby comes with a 9ml tank! The AIO Abyss mod (not pictured) is not only a boro mod but also a SBS or Side by Side mod. Search the blog for pics.
Dont get me wrong, the AIO is a good design but it is a niche design and not for everyone because of its fiddly nature.
Modern mainstream boro devices usually come with whats called a bridge. The bridge will adapt plug and play pre made coils, but not every one of them. Plug and play coils have been used by the masses for a long time in pods and pod mods and are very convenient if you dont want to build and install your own coils. I find them to be easier to work with and more consistent than RBA’s. They do cost more over time than building your own.
If you do decide to go down the boro rabbit hole, be ready for frustration and a learning curve. If you can get over those two things then you will be surprised how fun and good they can be.