Davinci IQ Review

Headquartered in Las Vegas, DaVinci has been manufacturing some of the industry’s trendiest vaporizers since the early 2010s. Of all the company’s major products, however, the most talked-about vaporizer remains the DaVinci IQ Vaporizer. First released in 2016, this dry herb vaporizer has received high marks for its potent vapor quality, sleek portable design, and ease of use. 

Are you interested in learning more about this celebrated conduction vaporizer? If so, then please keep reading. Below, we’ll review the specs on the DaVinci IQ so you could decide whether this device is right for you.

Vapor Quality

A major selling point for the DaVinci IQ is its 100 percent zirconia ceramic airpath. This solid material helps insulate the heat and provides a cool yet potent, vape experience. DaVinci uses 360° conduction heating and is only intended for use with dry herbs. 

To bump up the flavor even more, each DaVinci IQ comes with a “flavor chamber” insert that users can place below the device’s mouthpiece. If you want to, you can load this chamber to enjoy herbs without total conduction. It’s also possible to experiment with adding flavor-enhancing herbs in this chamber like mint, basil, or cloves. Incorporating different herbs could add more nuanced flavors with healing terpenes to various strains. Besides, much like cannabis, herbs have their own beneficial properties.

Even if you don’t place herbs directly in the flavor chamber, this insert acts as a buffer that helps cool the smoke before it ends up at the mouthpiece. By giving the smoke more space to pass through, the flavor chamber keeps your vaping session fresh and speeds up the cleaning process. 

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Cleaning

Speaking of cleaning, you can easily do it with a q-tip and some isopropyl alcohol. However, after some time, the device tends to accumulate some gunk in harder to reach areas (especially in the non-removable oven). 

For those harder to reach areas, we recommend taking a pin and scraping the tiny holes between the flavor chamber and the bottom holes of the oven. That way, you will remove much of the dirt that will inevitably accumulate. And believe us, it won’t be long until residue starts to form!

Portability

Measuring 4.5x9.2x2.5 cm with a weight of 6 ounces, the DaVinci IQ is extremely easy to transport in a bag or pocket. The device’s palm-sized design also makes it easy to hide when vaping in public.

For those who are concerned with stealth, DaVinci offers three different color designs for its IQ vaporizer. The stealthiest of these colors—appropriately named “stealth”—is totally black, but you could also order DaVinci IQ in cobalt or gunmetal. 

To make portability even simpler, DaVinci offers a carrying case to customers who purchase an IQ on the company website. 

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Build Quality

The DaVinci IQ has superior durability thanks to the heavy use of zirconia ceramic. Not only is zirconia ceramic great at containing thermal conductivity (the conductivity of zirconia is 1/10th that of other similar materials), but it’s also considered one of the sturdiest ceramics in manufacturing. Zirconia ceramic gives the DaVinci IQ a sleek look while also protecting it from minor bumps that might occur when traveling. 

Battery Life

The DaVinci IQ uses a 3500mAh 18650 battery that’s fully replaceable. Users can expect about 1.5 hours of usage time from a charged battery, depending on usage (higher temperatures will drain the battery faster). Each DaVinci IQ also has a micro USB port that can be used with a charging cable. According to DaVinci, it takes about 6 hours to charge the 18650 battery.

Temperature Control

The DaVinci IQ has an official temperature range between 250 – 430° F. You will be able to instantly see the current temperature on the vaporizer’s LED light display. You’ll also know when the IQ reaches its intended temperature when the vaporizer vibrates.

A novel feature of the DaVinci IQ is its trademarked “Smart Path Technology” that helps users customize their vaping temps on the company’s mobile app (available for iOS/Android). The device connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth, and you can control it from there. 

Most of the time, the app works as intended and will easily connect with the device, offering a smoother user experience. Although the LED display is discreet and looks stylish, it might need some getting used to, since the controls aren’t always intuitive.

In addition to four pre-set vape sessions, app users can create their own preferred vaping experiences using Precision mode. All you have to do is select the temps you’d like the DaVinci IQ to hit at different times and then start whenever you’re ready. It’s really that simple.

If the Smart Path you’ve chosen isn’t getting as hot as you’d like, then you could use the manual “Boost” mode while vaping. Hold down the power button and watch the LED display. You should see arrows pointing upwards, which means the temperature is steadily increasing. When the temp reaches a level you like, release the power button, and enjoy a more intense hit!

Heat-up Time

DaVinci IQ can reach 300°F in 30 seconds. As mentioned above, your device will automatically vibrate once it reaches its intended temperature.

Keep in mind, all vaping sessions on the DaVinci IQ last for a maximum of 10 minutes. For safety reasons, DaVinci IQ devices are designed to shut off after this pre-set timeframe. However, this should be enough to get a few good tokes before your bowl is used up.

Ease of Use

The DaVinci IQ is very easy to handle thanks mainly to its hi-tech mobile app. On top of setting your preferred temps, the DaVinci app allows you to turn on and off your IQ from your preferred mobile device.

Of course, the DaVinci IQ also has many built-in smart features to ensure users have a safe vaping experience. This includes vibration notices when the device is ready to use, a clear LED display, and automatic shut-off after 10 minutes.

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Who Is It Best For?

The DaVinci IQ is an excellent device for connoisseurs who are picky about their vaping experience. Thanks to DaVinci’s Smart Path Technology, it’s effortless to set up a vaping session tailored to your tastes with the mobile app. The DaVinci IQ’s flavor chamber also helps users customize their vaping session by adding nuanced herby notes.

Thanks to DaVinci IQ’s portable design, this is also a great option for people who do a lot of traveling. The device will not raise any eyebrows even if you want to use it in public.

Price

The official price for the DaVinci IQ is set at $230 on our website. In addition to the actual vaporizer, customers also receive: 

  • 1x USB charging cord

  • 1x Keychain-stash (very useful)

  • 1x 10mm adapter

  • 1x Carry case

  • a few alcohol wipes for easy clean-up. 

Plus, each DaVinci IQ comes with a 10-year warranty. You can also get a personalized engraving on your DaVinci IQ, but that will cost extra.

 

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