When SMOK decides to make a pod system, you can be sure it's going to be amazing. The SMOK Rolo Badge pod vape not only looks amazing but also performs like a champ. It's made from high quality metal and the finish on it is absolutely beautiful. Intended for satisfying mouth to lung draws this device is great for trying out nic salts.
Comes with two pods
Nice mouth to lung draw
Mouthpiece takes some time to get used to
Vapor is not that smooth
What's in the box
The SMOK Rolo Badge pod vaporizer comes packed in a nice black cardboard box. Inside you will find the battery, two pods, a micro-USB cable, injection bottle and the user manual. This device is available in five different plated colors including Rainbow and Prism Gold. According to SMOK's website they will also release a rubberized series in the near future as well as new color options.
Design and features
The SMOK Rolo Badge pod system does look a lot like an upside down version of the Suorin Drop starter kit. It measures 73.5mm x 50mm x 12mm and weighs around 70 grams. Feels great in the hand, but due to its glossy finish it can turn into a real fingerprint magnet.
Has a nice diamond shape SMOK logo on the front and an LED notification light towards the base. Micro-USB charge slot is on the side and battery capacity is 250mAh. To be honest we did expect it to be bigger, but you do get decent battery life overall. Output power is between 10W – 16W and pairs perfectly with coil resistance.
The Rolo Badge pod vape has a cut-off period of 8 seconds. Additionally it also comes with short circuit protection and low voltage protection. The LED will start blinking when it's time to recharge and the whole process takes less than 30 minutes.
One of the best things about this tiny vaporizer is the fact that it comes with two pods. Each of these has a capacity of 2.0ml and two rubber gaskets you need to take out when refilling. You can use the provided needle top bottle; however we didn't have any problems filling up the pods even with standard droppers or chubby gorilla recipients.
The pods are magnetic and they easily snap into place. They are mostly intended for mouth to lung draws but you can ultimately direct lung them too. Vapor production and flavor are pretty good and the pods last for more than 4 – 5 refills.
Performance and how does it compare to the Suorin Drop
In terms of performance the SMOK Rolo Badge pod vape is a really good alternative. It delivers great vapor and flavor and comes with two pods out of the box. It also has an unbeatable price tag. However we do seem to prefer the Suorin Drop more due to the shape of its mouthpiece, rubberized finish and smoother draw. This doesn't mean we don't like the SMOK though; it's probably just a matter of personal preference.