The IQ is a State-of-the-Art Vaporizer by DaVinci
DaVinci IQ is the new vaporizer from DaVinci, the company that created the legendary Ascent vaporizer. The IQ vaporizer is actually a “boosted” Ascent, meaning that DaVinci took all the knowledge and expertise they have and put it into creating a state-of-the-art device.
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The IQ is a conduction vaporizer for use with dried herbs. There are 3 modes you can operate the IQ with: Smart Path, Precision, and Boost.
The IQ has 3 buttons to operate it with simplicity, the control button, and the Smart Paths (up/down) buttons.
To start using the IQ press the control button 5 times to unlock the device, the IQ will power up in Smart Path mode, to move between modes click the up/down buttons.
Smart Paths are actually 4 pre-defined temperatures:
- Smart Path 1 – Start temp 350°F, End temp 370°F
- Smart Path 2 – Start temp 370°F, End temp 390°F
- Smart Path 3 – Start temp 390°F, End temp 410°F
- Smart Path 4 – Start temp 410°F, End temp 430°F
You can always move to precision mode if you like to set a specific temperature. Click the control button once when the device is on to do that, then use the up/down buttons to set your temp.
Another cool feature for temperature control is the boost mode, this will crank up the IQ to the maximum temp of 430°F. To boost the IQ click & hold the control button, you will see the temperature climbing to the top.
All settings can be changed using a smartphone app that can be paired with the IQ over Bluetooth. The app has an intuitive user interface and can control things like turning the vape on and off, customize smart paths, change other temperature settings including boost option.
The battery is a replaceable 18650, this is an important feature that gives a chance to take a spare battery for longer use without charging. With the micro-USB port for charging it will take about 3 hours to charge a full battery. A full charge will deliver 70 minutes of usage @ 375°F.
Low maintenance (cleaning)
|Short battery time|
Hot at high temps
The IQ is designed beautifully, not like any other vaporizer around, it has its own unique design. The exterior material is made out titanium, but what makes this vaporizer stand out is the use of ceramic zirconia for the vapor path and mouthpieces, more on that in the vapor quality section.
In terms of size, the IQ is very small and fits perfectly in hand. Personally, I find it a bit too heavy, but this is because of the replaceable battery – which in this case I prefer the replaceable battery that adds a bit of weight but makes it much more portable since you don’t have to use a charger – simply use another battery.
On the front of the IQ there is a LED display built from 51 mini LED lights, making all the device information visible. I find this feature great since you don’t have to connect a smartphone every time you need information.
Device Dimensions 1.65″ W x 3.54″ H x 0.94″ D
Device Weight 5 oz
Vapor Quality & Taste
Like all new vaporizers, the IQ is also equipped with a vibrate feature, letting you know when the vaporizer is ready to use and also when it shuts itself.
Using Zironia, a high strength ceramic for the vapor pathway gives this vaporizer its advantage. The vapor path is a removable chamber, with the purpose of letting the vapor to cool down before it gets to the mouthpiece.
The vapor is full of taste, and on the higher temps, you can get really nice clouds. For me, the possibility of making a big “hard” draw was one the best things in this vaporizer. It’s built for both “soft” and “hard” users.
The oven is an average size with about 0.3g of capacity. Packing the over tight and full are important for a better performance since this is a conduction vaporizer. I also found that grinding fine is provides a smoother hit.
What’s In the Box?
- IQ Vaporizer
- USB Charging Cable
- Alcohol Wipes
- Chimney Brush
- Keychain Tool
- 10mm Adapter
- Carry Can
Makes Me Happy
What makes me most happy in the IQ is the option to draw “hard” with this vaporizer, especially when using the straw mouthpiece.
As mentioned before, I really enjoyed the vapor taste at low temps and even at the high temps you get a lot of flavor, it takes much time until the “burnt taste” is felt on the high temps. You can literally see this process when looking at the brownish color of the leftover herbs at the end of the session.
Makes Me Sad
After using the IQ for more than a few minutes in the higher temps it gets very hot to hold in hand. I am a fan of high temps so this was quite surprising for me, I did not expect this from a company like DaVinci – BUT it does not get hot in the mouthpiece area so you can continue on vaping.
The Battery usage time is also short than I expected, after 2-3 sessions (depending on the temp of course), you will need to recharge the IQ – BUT luckily this vape has a replaceable battery so all you have to do is make sure you have one spare with you.
It’s a Wrap
The DaVinci IQ is a state-of-the-art vaporizer, it sells for $274.99, this price is on the high price scale for portable vaporizers. But in return, you will get a premium vaporizer that actually works, plus ten-year warranty, this means it will be your friend for a long time, a time that you won’t have to buy any other vaporizer.
If you want to buy the DaVinci IQ vaporizer do that only at authorized dealerships, this promises you will get an original unit (no fakes) and a valid 10 years warranty. I recommend this store, it has excellent customer service and free shipping within the US. Plus they are giving a free grinder!
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