What to expect from the Abyss AIO by Suicide Mods and Dovpo?
The Abyss AIO offered by Suicide Mods and Dovpo aims to revolutionize vaping with an almost universal device. Will he keep his promises?
The Abyss AIO wants to take a gigantic step in the compatibility of coils and the fact that you only need one device regardless of the coil or vape you prefer. Teased for weeks, we finally got previews of this one-of-a-kind AIO that was made in collaboration between Suicide Mods and Dovpo. You can see the Mike Vapes and Vaping with Vic reviews that previewed it.
The principle of the Abyss AIO
The Abyss AIO offers a unique principle, but it is not original. The Billet Box, which has been around for several years, is the one who invented the concept. You have a box and in the case of the Abyss AIO, it is a Side by Side, the battery (only one) is located in parallel next to the atomizer. The atomizer, when you buy it, is empty. In the sense that there is no base and chimney for the coils.
Then you have accessories called Bridges. You have different bridges for different popular coils in the market. You install this Bridge in the Abyss AIO and you can vape with the compatible coils. Currently, the Abyss is compatible with Nautilus, Caliburn, PnP or GTX, EUC and Nord coils.
This means that the Abyss is compatible with all the coils that have been proven and that you can have an ultra-MTL vape, for example, by using coils from the North of Smok or those from the Caliburn of Uwell or going to DL with Voopoo’s PnP or Vaporesso’s GTX. And the Abyss AIO is also compatible with the RBA of the Ether RTA, the latter is an atomizer created by Suicide Mods.
The Abyss AIO, a revolution in vaping?
Dovpo and Suicide Mods consider the Abyss AIO to be a true revolution in vaping, that it will be the only AIO we will ever need. This is true for some vapers, but the box is limited in power. It can go from 5 to 60 watts and for big vapers, who are vaping to 100 or even 120 watts, this is clearly not enough. But it’s a revolution anyway, and Dovpo killed the squonk market by releasing his Topside.
This time, his collaboration with Suicide Mods allows him to permanently destroy the market for Subohm and MTL pods. Why bother buying all the pods or even pod mods that come out when the Abyss AIO can be compatible with all the coils you love on the market. And both brands will also add more Bridges in the future and therefore more versatility for a device that is already one of the most versatile on the market.
How does the Abyss AIO work?
The Abyss AIO atomizer fits into the mod and a sliding valve attaches it from above. Where the Abyss is really superbly designed is that when you install one of the Bridges then you have a spring system on the base (which is not an 510) of the mod. This implies that it stays perfectly in place. The settings screen is under the mod and it’s a little uncomfortable, but when you see the extreme “compactness” of the mod, then you think they didn’t really have a choice.
You also have a Side by Side Bridge which allows you to use an 18650 battery, but also a 21700 battery. And this Bridge offers you an 510 connector. Because the Abyss AIO does not include an 510 connector on the base. mod. But with this Bridge, you can easily convert it to a standard Side by Side mod like Aspire’s Mixx or Dovpo’s College DNA60.
Now, in terms of how it feels to vape. What I mean is it’s good to be able to put a coil from the Caliburn G or the GTXs. But did it feel the same as if we were vaping on a Caliburn pod or a Vaporesso or Voopoo tank? Well, according to the reviews, Airflow plays its role perfectly.
If you put the Caliburn Bridge on, then you will have a pretty tight vape. And the PnP or GTX Bridge will give you an airy vape. This is where the beauty of the Bridge lies, as the thread is designed for each compatible coil, but the chimney is also different.
The Billet Box has become a legend of the vape, because you could customize everything. Panels, button, materials, etc. The Abyss AIO is not as customizable, but you can buy a kit to change the button type.
Currently, it has a rectangular shape with rounded edges, but you can unscrew it and replace it with a round button for example. After launch and if the Abyss is successful then one can expect other possible customizations like changing the panels and color as desired.
The Abyss AIO for all vapers?
The answer is no, the Abyss AIO is clearly a new step in the vaping industry, dedicated to pods and classic AIOs. But it just can’t replace the best of the current rebuildable like the Asgard RDA or Steam Crave’s RDTA Ragnar. The Abyss is clearly going to hurt the pod and AIO industry which is already at a standstill by releasing too many products on the market.
The Abyss AIO comes at a price. Currently, it’s listed for around $ 125 on some sites. The problem is, Dovpo and Suicide Mods totally missed their launch. The reviews were published on February 10, 2021 for availability on February 12, and currently there are hardly any sites, even the official Dovpo and Suicide Mods sites, which offer it for sale.
It’s terrible, because if they had launched it correctly in early February it would have been a huge success. Because due to the Chinese New Year, there are currently no new products on the market. The Abyss could have been the only product worthy of the name for a whole month and that would have boosted its sales. I think that’s what they wanted to do, but their logistics did not follow.
The price of the Abyss
We already have product sheets, but nothing in stock. And a failed launch can mean commercial failure of a product, as first orders account for the majority of sales. So ask Vapefly who released their Jester Pod, arguably one of the best rebuildable pods even today, days after Smoant’s first Pasito arrived!
The Abyss AIO’s $ 125 price tag may seem steep, but be aware that you will get a very complete mod and a tank compatible with the best coils on the market. And the mod can also evolve over time. It takes a lot of inspiration from the Billet Box, but the latter simply does not match the Abyss.
On the one hand, the Billet Box costs around 300 dollars while the Abyss costs 125 dollars. And the Abyss takes the compatibility of coils and the personalization of its box to a level never reached in a device for the general public. Am I going to buy it? No, because it’s not within my means.
I don’t see how this will help me with my vaping profile, as I am almost 100% rebuildable. But if by some miracle Dovpo or Suicide Mods come through and they want to send it to me for review, I’d love to give it a try.