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OneVape Mace55 Pod Device Review: Better than the SMOK RPM40?

OneVape Mace55

8.1
Design 8.0
Build Quality 8.5
Performance 8.0
Flavor 8.0
Pod & Coils 8.0

Pros

  • Light
  • Clear Pod
  • Good Flavor
  • DL or Restricted DL Draw
  • Doesn't Leak

Cons

  • Feels Cheap
  • Longish Charge Time (1h20mins)
  • No Adjustable Airflow on 0.3ohm Coil

The Mace55 is a pod device from OneVape, the same company behind the OneVape Lambo. It looks similar to the SMOK RPM40 and even a bit like the Voopoo Vinci. 

The Mace55 has a 1500maH built-in battery, three adjustable power levels and a 3.5ml pod capacity. It comes with a 0.3ohm coil and a 0.6ohm coil. The Mace55 is a DL pod vape and interestingly enough, the 0.6ohm coil has an airflow control ring built into it.

 The Mace55 is more affordable than the RPM40 or the Vinci but is it worth picking up?


Box Contents

  • 1 x Mace55 Device
  • 1 x Mace Pod
  • 1 x DM 0.3ohm Coil
  • 1 x M 0.6ohm Coil
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Warranty Card

Specifications

  • 102mm x 26mm x 28mm
  • 1500mAh Battery
  • 3.5ml Pod Capacity
  • 55W Maximum Wattage Output
  • Three Power Levels
  • Button Activated Device

Design & Build Quality

  • OneVape Mace55 Side Shot

From a quick glance the Mace55 looks a lot like the SMOK RPM40 or Voopoo Vinci devices. It’s tall and thick with an octagonal body shape. The Mace55 is built well and everything about its construction seems solid but to me it just feels cheap. Part of the reason for this might be that it’s pretty light, despite having a bulky appearance.

The Mace55 comes in seven different colors and each one has a different design on the front panel. I got the rainbow colored device (which Danielle would have loved). It looks good but it’s not for me. It’s a mirror finish paint and it holds fingerprints like nobody’s business.

Along the top portion of the Mace55 are two large square window cut outs that let you see how much ejuice is left in the pod. Right below each window there are five airflow slots.


Pod & Coils

  • OneVape Mace55 Pod

The pod for the Mace55 is circular and honestly massive. It’s a huge pod that holds 3.5ml of eliquid. The pod attaches to the battery magnetically and the magnets are acceptably strong. There’s a bit of wiggle to the pod though.

The mouthpiece on the pod also acts as the fill cap. It’s actually quite difficult to remove because it’s hard to get a grip on the mouthpiece but on the bright side, at least it’s secure. The mouthpiece has two plugs that seal the two fill ports on the pod. The fill ports are lined with rubber and are a bit small but I had no trouble filling the pod with pointy tip bottles.

The Mace55 comes with two coils:

  • a 0.3ohm DM Dual Mesh Coil
  • a 0.6ohm M Single Mesh Coil

These coils are plug n play and  push into the bottom of the pod. The 0.3ohm coil is a dual mesh coil that fires from 24-36W. The 0.6ohm coil is a single mesh coil that fires from 12-18W. 

The 0.6ohm coil is interesting because it has an airflow control ring built into its base. Although both coils are direct to lung coils, the 0.6ohm coil can be adjusted for a restricted DL draw.

I used each coil with a 50/50 ejuice as well as an 80VG ejuice. Neither coil had trouble wicking and neither coil leaked. I’ve used each coil for 3-4 refills and while the 03.ohm coil is starting to taste a bit off, the 0.6ohm coil is still going strong.


How to Use the Mace55

There are three wattage output levels on the Mace55: red, blue and green. To chance the wattage level you press the fire button three times. An LED indicator around the fire button will light up to indicate the wattage level. Each wattage level will output a different wattage depending on the coil that is inserted. This is the chart from the OneVape website:

OneVape Mace55 Power Output Levels

The 0.6ohm coil will fire at 12W, 15W or 18W. The 0.3ohm coil will fire at 24W, 30W, or 36W. There’s also a 0.2ohm coil sold separately which can fire at up to 55W and an RBA deck that will fire at 2.7V, 3.0V and 3.3V. The wattage output will depend on the resistance of the coil that you build. I don’t have the RBA deck so I can’t say much about it.


BatteryOneVape Mace55 Charging

There’s a 1500mAh battery built into the Mace55 and it charges with Type-C charging. The Mace55 charges in around an hour and 20 mins which is quite lengthy for Type-C charging. I expected much faster.

Battery life is good. I used the Mace55 on the highest power level, green, for an entire day of heavy vaping and it only died at the start of the next morning. It’s not stellar by any means but the battery will last through a full day. That’s good enough in my books.


PerformanceOneVape Mace55 Performance

The 0.3ohm coil feels underpowered at the red power level of 24W. It vapes much better at the blue (30W) or green (36W) outputs. The vapor isn’t quite warm enough and feels more on the cooler side; I’m going to have to put this down as a con. Flavor is good but like the battery life, it’s nothing stellar or game changing. As for the draw, it’s an open DL vape but I wouldn’t call it airy.

The 0.6ohm coil, like the 0.3ohm coil, is best at the blue or green outputs. I tended to leave it on blue which is 15W. The vapor is suitably warm with the airflow restricted down. The draw is also more to my liking with this coil; a restricted DL draw. The flavor from this coil is maybe slightly worse than the 0.3ohm coil but they’re very close.


Verdict

The OneVape Mace55 is a good pod device but it’s nothing too special. If you want something in the same style as the Smok RPM40 and Vinci but don’t want to shell out the cash, it could be a good purchase. The clear pod and ejuice viewing windows are nice, the flavor is good and the DL draw is nice. For regular nicotine ejuices It’s more portable than a mod and tank and it gets the job done. Overall, I think that OneVape did a good job with the Mace55.

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Robert B

For both health and financial reasons, I knew I had to quit smoking cigarettes. At a certain point I felt as if I had tried everything and it was too difficult to quit cold-turkey. That's when I found vaping and I've been off the stinkies ever since! I love testing and reviewing the latest vaping gadgets, marathoning television series and playing with my awesome dog Lupa.

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