The Smok Badge Rolo: Does the Shield-Like Design Influence Performance?


by James Bickford

Updated: December 22, 2020

The Smok Badge Rolo desktop

Review Score: 80/100

Price Range:
73.3mm X 50mm X 12mm
Battery Capacity:
250 mAh
Pod Capacity:
Works with:
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  • Portable
  • Easy to clean
  • Well built


  • Spit back
  • A little too heavy for its size

Starting Price: $ 11.99

The Smok Badge is an all in one system inside of a chassis that looks like a badge for a lapel. Its small size makes it easy to carry around throughout the day, and it can also be vaped inconspicuously without drawing much attention.

It is also effortless to use and put together, allowing the user to simply plug the pod into the device and begin vaping immediately courtesy of the draw activated Smok Rolo Badge auto firing system. The device features a 250 mah battery that can last an entire day, and it provides 10 to 16-watt output, 3.3 to 4.2 voltage input, as well as a 2 ml holding capacity.

Smok Rolo Review

The Smok Badge Rolo desktop

The first thing the person purchasing a Smok Rolo starter kit will notice is how easy it is to set up and use one of these devices. There is only the pod and the Badge to worry about, making it great for beginners and experienced users who do not want to be bothered with some of the hassles that come with buying box mods.

All of the parts hold together well, and there are very few reports of leaking e-juices. To get started, just open the ports to the pods, fill them up with the salt nicotine e-juice of your choice, and charge the battery. The Smok badge will fire up once you take a drag.

Smok Rolo Badge blue image

Another thing people will like about these starter kits is that there are a lot of different colors available, including vivid rainbow designs. The only problem with the Smok Badge is that it smudges easily, depending on the color you get. But, most people do not notice this, and the smudges can be easily removed with a damp cloth.

Internal Building Quality and Design

The internal building design and the overall quality of the vape pen make it a capital choice. The Smok Badge has a good pod coil system that should last several weeks, and the pod is held in place nicely with a magnet. Some do not like the magnet, preferring something that snaps in place, but it works as well as any locking device.

Smok Rolo Badge pod magnet image

How to Use the Smok Badge

As mentioned earlier, the Smok Badge is very easy to use. First things first, charge the device. This should take an hour or so. One it is charged, open the rubber slots on the pods and fill them with just enough e-juice to soak into the coils. After a few minutes, finish filling the pod. The device uses an auto-firing system, so inhale to get started.

All You Need to Know about the Pods

Smok designed a good set of pods to go with this vape pen. They have 2 ml of holding capacity, and they have 1.2 ohms of resistance. They can last several weeks, and are easy to refill.

How Long do the Pods Last and Can They be Refilled?

The pods can be refilled, and they can last a long time. Expect the pods to last one to three weeks or five to six refills. The longevity of the pods depends on how often the pod mod is used.

How to Open the Pod Cartridge

As mentioned earlier, to open the pods, open the plugs and use a needle tip bottle to put in the juice. Allow some time for the coils to absorb the salt nicotine e-juice.

Smok Rolo Badge image

Once the juice is absorbed, finish filling the vape pod. If the pod is not allowed time to absorb the juice, there will be problems with spit back.

The Best Juice for the Smok Rolo Badge

There are several good juices, and all of them have a satisfactory flavor, but the apple and choco flavors go best with the Smok Badge. They both have a sweet, satisfying aroma and flavor, but they are not too sweet. Both of these flavors really hit the mark. To get the best experience from whatever juice you decide to buy, choose salt nicotine juices.

Great Battery for the the Size

The battery life for the Smok Rolo is awe-inspiring; it can last five to six hours if it is used heavily, or 10 to 12 is used infrequently. The only drawback is that the Smok Badge is heavy because of the battery, but its long life makes up for the extra weight.

Charging the Battery and Charging Time

Smok Rolo Badge battery image

The USB port is located on the side of the Smok Badge, and it takes one hour more or less to charge. The LED light will turn off when it is fully charged.

Smok Rolo Badge Blinking Light

Many people wonder what the blinking lights mean. When the light blinks, it means that it needs to be recharged. If it blinks four times, that means there is a short circuit. If the voltage is too low, it will flash 15 times.

Vaping Experience with the Smok Rolo

The Smok Rolo offers its users a very positive experience. First off, it is effortless to put together, and it charges quickly, so getting started is fast and hassle-free. Once the drag is taken, it gets started thanks to the Smok Rolo badge auto firing system. The throat hit is nice, and the flavor is good, but those wanting a deep mouth to lung hit should choose a different device because the Rolo cannot handle such drags.

Smok Rolo Badge black image

It is better to do short puffs as one would do with a traditional cigarette, cigar, or pipe. All in all, the Smok Badge produces a good cloud, and users are sure to look forward to their sessions.

Protection Systems

The Smok Badge has several built-in features that will protect the device from malfunctioning or harming users. It has eight seconds cut off protection, as well as short circuit protection. It also will protect you from low voltage. As the reader already knows, the device utilizes blinking lights to notify users if there are any problems.


A lot of people have mentioned that they are having problems with the Smok Badge breaking and spitting back. The solution to these problems is cleaning the device, and this is very easy to do. To do this, remove the pod and clean out the inside of the docking port, including the gold prongs, with a cotton cloth, ball, or swab. Once this is done, wipe off the bottom of the vape pod. Doing this should solve most problems.


The Smok Infinix and the Suorin Drop are the Smok Rolo’s biggest competitors. See how they all compare below.

Smok Rolo Badge vs. Smok Infinix

The Smok Badge and the Smok Infinix are devices that are made to be portable, and they can both be carried around without inconvenience. The Infinix, however, is lighter and more comfortable to hold and handle, and it also has better airflow and battery life (6-7 hours).

SMOK Infinix Ultra - Pod Vape Pen

The Badge is smaller and more portable, though, making it ideal for purses and pockets.

Suorin Drop vs. Smok Rolo Badge

These two devices are similar looking, both utilizing an ergonomic design that makes them easy to carry around and handle. The Drop has a better draw switch, but the Smok Badge has better flavor, and it is built more sturdily.

Suorin Drop Review Image

They are both great buys, but for those wanting something that has more flavor and is better designed, go with the Rolo.

Smok Badge Rolo Specifications

Dimensions 73.3mm X 50mm X 12mm
Battery 250 mAh
Resistance 1.2-ohm
Pod Capacity 2mL
Output 10 to 16-watt
Voltage input 3.3 to 4.2

Pros & Cons


  • Portable
  • Easy to clean
  • Well built
  • Good battery life
  • Easy to use


  • Spit back
  • A little too heavy for its size

Final Thoughts about the Smok Badge

The Smok Rolo is an excellent vape starter kit for those who are looking for portable vape that is not difficult to use. It is easy to clean and take apart, it is well built, and the battery life will allow the user to vape the whole day for the most part. It also delivers a good hit, and the flavor of the cloud is excellent. The only real problem with the Smok Badge is the spit back, but if cleaned, maintained, and properly used, this should not be much of a problem.

Published: May 28, 2019Updated: December 22, 2020

James Bickford

My way of understanding the significance of vaping came not only through the disruption of smoking but its effects on society as a whole. Now I bring people to vaping and bring vaping to people. I love using new gear, writing in-depth reviews and generally nerding out about vaping to like-minded people.


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