The Joyetech eRoll Mac starter kit is from a brand that’s been around in the vaping scene from 2007.
Today we’ll be looking at the eRoll Mac, a throwback to the days when vaping was mostly just cigalikes that lit up at the end and looked just like the real thing!
What Can We Expect From The Joyetech eRoll Mac?
The eRoll MAC is a tiny little device comprised of a battery and a disposable cartridge.
It weighs just 17.3g, houses a 180mAh battery and holds 0.55ml of eliquid.
Built to be used with high nicotine eliquid, will the eRoll Mac be the perfect way to stop smoking? Let’s find out!
Thank you to VapeSourcing for sending the Joyetech eRoll Mac over for review. As always, all opinions are from my own testing of the device.
What’s in the Box?
- 1 x eRoll MAC Battery
- 1 x eRoll MAC Cartridge
- 1 x eRoll MAC Chargin Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
eRoll MAC Specs
- Size: 9.2 x 100mm
- Battery: 180mAh Internal
- E-liquid Capacity: 0.55ml
- Coils: 1.5ohm
- Output: 3.7V constant output
Features of the eRoll Mac
Two main things really stand out for me with the eRoll Mac – size and simplicity.
I don’t have one to compare but from memory, it’s about exactly the same size as a cigarette. You could definitely fit one into your shirt pocket.
And you really can’t get much more simple than this little kit!
Charge the battery, fill it up and vape. No changing coils either as the whole cartridge is made to be thrown away once it’s past its best.
If you’re looking to make the switch directly from cigarettes to vaping then Joyetech have made it as easy as possible with the eRoll Mac.
Design and Build Quality
The Joyetech eRoll Mac comes in a plastic, blister pack style packaging which kind of reminds me of something you’d buy from your local petrol station and does give it a bit of a cheap feel.
I received the red colour but you can also get eRoll Mac in silver and black.
There is also a portable charging case (PCC) available which has a 2000mAh battery and can charge your eRoll on the go. Unfortunately we didn’t receive this for review but we cover a little more about that later.
The eRoll Mac is super lightweight at only 17.3g. The overall feel of the kit is good and surprisingly it doesn’t feel cheap once it’s in your hand.
Everything is super smooth with a nice finish and the kit feels pretty sturdy.
There’s no buttons or switches anywhere on the device as it has a constant output of 3.7V and is draw activated, so will only start to fire as you vape on it.
Charge Port | Charger
The charge port is basically non existent. It’s a tiny magnet with a small hole on the end where the LED is located.
The charger itself is pretty old school. If you’ve been vaping a while you’ll definitely recognise the style of it.
It comes with a standard USB on one end and a little cylinder attachment on the other that has a magnet inside which will connect to the magnet on the base of the eRoll Mac device once it’s been inserted.
Mouthpiece | Airflow
The mouthpiece is plastic and threads directly onto the “coil” part of the cartridge. This is also how you will fill it with e-liquid.
The air intake on the eRoll Mac is located on the very bottom of the cartridge and is one tiny little almost pin prick sized hole.
I really enjoyed the feel of the eRoll Mac whilst I was vaping it. It sits in your hand nicely (you could even hold it like a cigarette if you really wanted to) and the mouth piece is really comfortable to vape on.
The Joyetech eRoll Mac’s 0.55ml capacity cartridges are powered by a 1.5 ohm ceramic coil.
The cartridge screws on and off of the battery super easily as the threading is well machined and really smooth.
As I mentioned before, the mouthpiece is made from plastic and is rounded off nicely which makes it really comfortable to vape. It also unscrews to expose the inside of the cartridge where you will fill up with e-liquid.
Quick Start Guide
How To Fill The Joyetech eRoll Mac Cartridge
- Unscrew the mouthpiece
- Fill the tank with eliquid by placing the nozzle of your bottle between the outer part of the “tank” and the inner chamber of the coil
- Screw the mouthpiece back on
- Leave it to stand for 5 minutes to let the cotton fully saturate
You’re ready to vape!
( The cartridges are disposable so once your coil has burnt out, simply chuck it in the bin and buy another!)
How To Charge The Joyetech eRoll Mac
- Connect the supplied charging cable to a suitable USB outlet
- Insert the battery into the charger (LED indicator first)
- The LED indicator will go out once it’s fully charged
Indication and Protection
There’s a couple of safety features built into the eRoll Mac
- When the voltage of the battery is less than 3.3V, the LED will flash 10 times and the device will not produce any vapour.
- If a short circuit occurs, the LED will flash 3 or 5 times and the device will not produce vapour.
- If you puff on the eRoll Mac for longer than 10 seconds, the LED will flash twice and vapour production will stop
How Does the Joyetech eRoll Mac Perform?
For this review I’ve been using Menthol Mist by Double Drip which is a nic salt e-liquid in 10mg strength and 50/50 VG/PG.
The vaping experience from the eRoll Mac is the closest to a cigarette that I’ve ever tried.
From the restriction on the draw and the powerful nicotine delivery to how it feels in your hand, I think this is an absolute cigarette killer.
It’s all Mouth to Lung (MTL) though, way way too restrictive for Direct to Lung (DTL) which you can tell almost immediately based on the size of the air intake.
The cartridge wicks really well and doesn’t give you any e-liquid into your mouth but the whole cartridge will heat up quite a lot if you’re chain vaping so do bare that in mind.
Flavour and Clouds
Flavour has been pretty average for me but not terrible. I’ve enjoyed the flavour but it doesn’t really compete with the more popular pod vape systems I’ve been trying recently.
The eRoll Mac does produce a decent amount of vapour for a device of its size but you won’t be chucking any clouds. Let’s face it though, you wouldn’t grab this kit expecting to win cloud competitions.
How Long Does The eRoll Mac Cartridge Last?
I’ve been using the Joyetech eRoll Mac alongside my bigger kits for over two weeks now and have filled the tank multiple times. The cartridge shows no signs of giving up and vapes just as well it did on day one.
Battery life is ok. I get around 3 hours of solid usage before I need to recharge but it does only take 30 minutes to charge back up to full so isn’t so bad.
Joyetech has also come up with a way to combat the small battery issue (as briefly touched on above) but we’ll chat more about that in a minute.
- Pocket friendly
- Great for beginners
- Easy to use
- Good build quality
- Charges quickly
- Easy to fill
- Good pod life
- Battery life isn’t great
- Flavour is average
- Cartridge does heat up quite a lot if you use it too much in quick succession
- Cheap and cheerful packaging
Final Review Verdict
The Joyetech eRoll Mac is a great kit for a beginner. It’s easy to use and maintain, pocket friendly without the big clouds and has the perfect restriction to mimic smoking.
The only issue I’ve encountered in my time spent with the device is the overheating problem. The cartridge does get really hot if you vape it too much and too quickly in succession but it doesn’t really affect functionality other than me worrying that it’ll overheat.
Otherwise, there’s been no leaks or misfires and it’s been pretty much smooth sailing.
I did mention that although the eRoll Mac has a pretty small battery capacity if you only pick up the Simple Kit that I received, Joyetech has a great idea to increase the battery massively and that is the Advanced Kit.
The Advanced Kit comes with a portable charging case that has a capacity of 2000mAh and space to charge one eRoll Mac kit and store the another.
Although this doesn’t change the functionality of the kit, it certainly adds a hell of a lot more battery life with each fully charged case being able to recharge the eRoll Mac up to 8 times.
I’m not really sure how popular the eRoll Mac will be with seasoned vapers and I probably wouldn’t replace it if I lost. But, if you’re brand new to vaping, after a small device for CBD or still smoking and looking for that perfect e-cig to mimic a cigarette then definitely consider this little kit but probably grab yourself the Advanced Kit rather than the Simple Kit.
What do you think? Would you buy the eRoll Mac kit? Let us know what you like/dislike about it in the comments below.