The DaVinci IQ vaporizer is the “smartphone” of vaporizers, designed to deliver pure vapor by heating herbs at precisely the right temperature. Even though you can’t get your hands on the IQ just yet (it’s available for pre-order right now), many people are already calling it the best dry herb vaporizer on the market.
What Sets the DaVinci IQ Apart from the Competition?
With dozens of portable vaporizers on the market (many of which look and behave the same way), it’s hard to imagine that the IQ could offer anything different.
What makes the IQ unique is its focus on purity and vapor quality, rather than design and gimmicks.
Ceramic Zirconia Mouthpiece
Starting from the top, the IQ has a ceramic zirconia air path that delivers the purest vapor you’ll ever taste. Made from the highest-quality materials, you never have to worry about the mouthpiece holding onto flavors from previous sessions.
The ceramic zirconia mouthpiece plays a big role in making DaVinci IQ vape so pure.
Bluetooth App for a Customized Experience
The IQ joins other modern vaporizers by incorporating app integration. The free companion gives you complete control of your session. Track your Smart Path usage and view other information about the IQ right from your smartphone.
The app is available for both Android and iOS.
While the app is convenient, it’s completely optional. You can control the settings right from the device itself. If you’re one of those rare people who don’t always have their smartphone on hand, you can still use the IQ using the onboard controls.
Smart Path Technology
The IQ’s Smart Path Technology allows you to choose between four smart temperature settings, so you can select the best setting for your material and session.
Another unique thing about the IQ is that it offers three smart functions: Precision mode, Smart Path mode and Boost mode. Each mode guides you through a customized vapor experience.
Through the app, you can customize each Smart Path mode (four in total). Essentially, you can set the vaporizer to increase in temperature as the 10-minute session progresses. You can customize this temperature range through the app for a personalized experience.
Precision Mode allows you to set a precise temperature and maintain that temperature throughout the session.
Flavor Chamber & Removable Battery
The IQ has two really convenient features that all users will welcome: a removable battery and a flavor chamber.
Now you can finally swap out batteries when you run out of juice, so you can keep the session going.
The flavor chamber is a nice addition, too. Pack an extra boost, or use the compartment for storage.
For on-demand temperature changes, the IQ has a Boost Mode. To activate it, just hold down the power button. Once you’re in boost mode, the IQ will continue increasing the temperature until you let go of the power button.
The IQ looks and feels different. It’s light as a feather, compact and sleek in design. Most people won’t know it’s a vaporizer.
The anodized aluminum casing protects the interior components without weighing the device down. The grid LED lights on the front of the unit (51 in total) display the temperature and other settings.
The design of the grid lights is unique and eye-catching – one of our favorite aspects of the unit.
You’ll love that the IQ comes with a removable battery, and you’ll also love that’s it’s easy to recharge.
The IQ has a micro-USB port for easy charging on the go. It takes about 3 hours to fully charge, and you’ll get about 70-90 minutes of use before you need to recharge.
DaVinci IQ Features & Specs
- Material: Dry herb
- Temperature Range: 250F-430F; 3 pre-set heat modes
- Heating: Conduction
- Weight: 5 oz.
- Dimensions: 1.65” W x 3.54” H x 0.94” D
- Heat-Up Time: 16 seconds
- Charging Time: 3 hours
- Warranty: 10-year warranty
- Air Path: Ceramic Zirconia
- Extras: Smartphone app for additional controls
- Battery: 1850 rechargeable/replaceable
- Colors: Blue, Copper, Gunmetal (green), Stealth (black)
How to Use the DaVinci IQ
The IQ is one of the easiest portable vaporizers to use.
The oven is located on the bottom of the device. It has a decent-sized oven, but because this is a conduction vaporizer, you’ll want to use a fine grind for your herbs and pack it tight.
The loading compartment has a sleek stainless steel finish, too, that’s easy to keep clean.
Once you’re loaded up, just turn on the device, choose your mode and you’re good to go. The IQ heats up lightning fast – 16 seconds – so you won’t have to wait long to start your session. You’ll feel it vibrate when it’s ready for use.
After 10 minutes, the IQ will automatically shut down.
The LED grid lights on the front will display the temperature and settings information, like boost mode, which will display a series of “up” arrows.
DaVinci also offers a nice collection of accessories to go with the IQ, including:
- 10mm adapter
- 10mm – 14mm water adapter
- Keychain tool with metal pick
You can also choose from a variety of AC adapters, charging cables and a car charger. The adapters, by the way, work great with glass rigs.
Where to Buy the DaVinci IQ
The IQ is still on pre-order until October 31, and you can order right now on the official website.
Right now, the DaVinci vaporizer price is around $275, and it’s worth every penny.
- DaVinci IQ vaporizer
- USB charging cable
- Herb funnel
- Alcohol wipes
- 10mm adapter
- Chimney brush
When it comes to conduction portable vaporizers, the DaVinci IQ is about as good as it gets. The oven is easy to load, the unit heats up extremely quickly, the vapor is clean-tasting, it’s easy to draw from, and the LED grid lights are a great feature. We really like that you can customize the Smart Path modes to your own custom temperature ranges, and the accompanying app offers a lot of useful features.