Hotcig R-AIO 80W TC Starter Kit Review

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Hotcig R-AIO 80W TC Starter Kit

Hotcig has released a new AIO (all-in-one) device based off of last years successful R-Mini. It’s called the Hotcig R-AIO 80W.

So what is it? It’s a single 18650 mod, 80-watt max power and a built-in cartridge for the juice and coil. You also have the option to swap in a 510 connector to use with other RDAs or tanks. It shares some features with its predecessor, along with some new additions. Let’s find out what they are as we go more in depth.

Hotcig R-AIO Mod Specs

  • Size: 79mm x 48mm x 25.5mm
  • Battery Type: 1 x 18650 Cell (not included)
  • Material: Zinc Alloy and Aluminum Alloy
  • E-juice Capacity: Built-in 2ml Cartridge
  • Coil Resistance Range: 0.1-3ohm
  • Output Wattage: 1.0-80W
  • Output Mode: VW/TC
  • Thread: 510 Spring Loaded Connection

Hotcig R-AIO 80W TC Starter KitHotcig R-AIO 80W TC Starter Kit Contents

  • Hotcig R-AIO Mod
  • Micro USB Charging Cable
  • 510 Connector
  • 510 Kit
  • Warranty Card
  • Manual
  • Two Atomizer Coils
  • Three Silicone O-Rings

Hotcig R-AIO 80W TC Starter KitHotcig R-AIO Mod

It comes in three colors: Iron Grey, Red and Black. Looks wise, this device is wild! The front and back faceplates of the mod are engraved with this circuit chip looking pattern. It’s super loud and not really my cup of tea but each to their own.

I was impressed with the construction of the body. It wasn’t too heavy, but it did have some weight to it thanks in part to the zinc and aluminum alloy body. The construction felt really solid.

The total package when running it as an AIO device is pretty compact considering it is a box style mod. Since there is no tank or atomizer protruding from the top, it ends up being close in height to pod style devices like the Innokin EQ.

To access the battery, the mod has a cool magnetic door on the front. The magnets are strong and hold it in place securely. There’s no rattle whatsoever from the door or buttons which speaks for the superior build quality of the mod.

Hotcig R-AIO 80W TC Starter KitWhen using the mod in AIO mode, I was impressed with the battery life of the single 18650. This would be down to the fact the I was only running it at 22 watts with the included 0.6-ohm coils. The kit comes with a key tool you can use to screw a 510 connector into the internal tank allowing you to use your RDAs or sub tanks. You’ve got temperature control on tap if that’s your fancy as well.

Cartridge

The cartridge as they’re calling it is more like an internal tank built into the mod. It holds 2ml of e-liquid and has a built-in LED that you can set to different colors if you like.

They include 2 x 0.6-ohm coils rated at 20-25 watts. These coils look similar to the Aspire Breeze and have a similar resistance. I tried a breeze coil on the R-AIO and the R-AIO coil on the Breeze and can confirm they are cross compatible and vape great on both devices.

Hotcig R-AIO 80W TC Starter KitThe drip tip that screws on top of the cartridge has a super smooth threading making coil change and top ups a breeze. I love that there is an AFC ring under the drip tip as well although the plastic construction of the whole top cap feels a bit cheap to me.

Hotcig R-AIO 80W TC Starter Kit Performance

I’ve been putting this kit through some heavy usage over the last couple days and I’m a fan. The chipset fires super fast. There’s almost no delay from when you hit the fire button and the mod fires.

Switching from cartridge mode to standard 510 modes a breeze, but a bit messy as you have a tunnel section and coil that’s submerged in the juice you need to take out.

I’ve fit 25mm atomizers on no problem. 26mm and up, you will get some overhang.
It’s pretty powerful for a compact box. The 80 watts was more than enough for me in daily use. With only 1 x 18650 cell powering it, if you are going to be running a high wattage atomizer or tank on this, be sure to have some extra batteries on hand.

Hotcig R-AIO 80W TC Starter KitThis kit vapes nice. With the included 0.6 ohm coils I was getting nice flavored MTL hits with the airflow closed down and when wide open could DTL with some decent flavor and pretty good vapor production. For an AIO device at 22 watts, I was impressed. I tried the device with salt nicotine and freebase juice and the coils handled both no problem. The coils stayed saturated and I did not experience any dry hits.

Hotcig R-AIO 80W TC Starter Kit Video Review

Conclusion

This is a great starter kit if you’re looking for an AIO style device. It provides a nice vaping experience and I’m a big fan of how versatile it is.

The fact that they give you 2 x coils is a huge bonus for me, plus having cross compatibility with Breeze coils is killer. Being able to switch from cartridge to 510 modes to use other tanks or RDAs is such a cool feature. It’s packed with power and cool features like temperature mode colored LED lights and the magnetic battery door.

Visually speaking, I’m not a fan of the door panels at all. In my opinion, they kind of kill the overall look of the mod and take away from the nice alloy finish. With that said, I found myself getting over this pretty quick because I enjoyed how well it vaped. Great job on this device Hotcig.

Thanks for reading, dear vapers! What are your thoughts on the Hotcig R-AIO 80W? Have you ever used a device that you weren’t fond of looks wise but let it slide because the vape was great? Leave a comment below and share your experience.

Vapor Mike

My name is Mike Cardeno. I started vaping back in 2010 and have never touched a cigarettes since. I started using 810 devices, to 510’s, eGo’s, Nautilus etc. to the current offerings of Subtanks and RDA’s. I love how far the industry has come and look forward to what’s in the future for vaping. I enjoy collecting new devices and writing reviews to give my feedback on some of the newest gear.