“Finally, a portable that does what you want it to do: vape like a plugin without the hassle of the cord.”
SPEED REVIEW (SUMMARY)
DaVinci's IQ is a straight up beast. Its vapor production is incredible, it's small enough to fit in your pocket, and it offers useful features that include an app, vibration-style notifications, intelligent temperature control, and the ability to quickly swap out the battery for a fresh one - allowing you, not your battery, to dictate how long your vape sessions last. Truly one of the best portables out right now.
*This is a quick summary, in-depth review below.
This little DaVinci portable boasts some seriously awesome digital temperature control. It breaks down into two distinct modes and offers one particularly useful feature that we just can’t get enough of: boost mode.
Before we get into what boost mode is all about, we’re going to tell you about the two temperature modes available with the IQ. The first is precision mode. In precision mode, you simply use the up and down arrows on the side of the device to adjust the set vaping temperature. Both the temperature you set/select and the current temperature can be seen via the LED display, which is composed of 51 LED dots that illuminate to show you the temperature in the form of an integer. When the desired temperature has been reached, the LED display will blink once while the vaporizer vibrates.
In order to check the temperature, press the control button. The control button, for reference, also doubles as the on/off switch – among other things.
To switch between the two different modes, simply press the control button on the side while the device is turned on.
While in what DaVinci calls “Smart Path” mode, there are four temperature schemes to choose from. These four settings each begin at one temperature and end at another. By default, they are pre-programmed as follows:
- Smart Path 1 – Begins at 350°F and ends at 370°F
- Smart Path 2 – Begins at 370°F and ends at 390°F
- Smart Path 3 – Begins at 390°F and ends at 410°F
- Smart Path 4 – Begins at 410°F and ends at 430°F
Pressing the up and down buttons while in Smart Path mode allows you to cycle through the different settings.
While on Smart Path 1, you’ll notice a single square illuminated on the display – a square which is composed of a 9 LED dots. On the Smart Path 2, you’ll see two squares; on Smart Path 3, three squares; and on Smart Path 4, four squares illuminated on the front of the device.
In order to customize the paths, you’ll need to use the app, which is designed to work with both iOS and Android devices. With it, you can completely customize your temperature settings for your Smart Paths.
Now it’s time to discuss one of our favorite features, the boost mode we mentioned earlier. In order to rapidly raise the vaping temperature, simply press and hold the control button. Doing so will activate the IQ’s boost mode, which causes the temperature to climb so long as you continue to hold it. If you continue to hold it, the temperature we rise until it reaches the vaporizer’s max temperature, which is 430 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows you to crank up the heat near the end of your session and squeeze out whatever remains of your blend.
For reference, the low end of the IQ vaporizer’s temperature spectrum is 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, you can switch back and forth between Celsius and Fahrenheit modes by pressing all three buttons (control, up, and down) at the same time.
» Heat Up Time
While DaVinci boasts that the IQ heats up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit in just 16 seconds, we tend to use it on higher temperature settings that take longer to reach. For instance, with the first default Smart Path setting, which kicks off at 350°F, it takes somewhere around 45 seconds to heat up. While quite a bit longer than the boasted 16 seconds, it’s still fast enough for our needs. Plus, unlike most other dry blend portables, it actually produces really good vapor on its lower temperature settings.
» Battery Life
With a single, fully charged battery, the IQ is capable of providing as much as 1.5 hours of continuous use. That’s a lot high quality vapor. For many, that’s surely enough to make it through the day. But for those who need more, there is a solution. DaVinci designed the IQ to use a single 18650 battery that can be replaced within seconds. As a result, you can constantly swap dead batteries for fresh ones while recharging them externally with an easily acquired 18650 battery charger. Or in other words, you can vape for as long as you want so long as you have some fresh batteries on hand. And thanks to the fact that the 18650 is basically the gold standard of the day with vape mods, they’re extremely easy to find. You can pick them up at your local vape shop or online at various stores.
It takes about 3 hours to fully recharge the battery when it’s inserted into the vape and charging via the micro-USB cable it comes with. You can always use an external battery charger to charge multiple batteries at the same time – good for keeping a constant supply of fresh batteries to use with your IQ.
Replacing the battery is surprisingly quick and painless. All you have to do is open the mouthpiece, pull the latch that opens the compartment housing the battery, and out it comes with the assistance of a cleverly inserted spring located at the bottom of the compartment. Pull out the battery, pop in a fresh one. Simple as that.
In order to check how much battery life you have left, press the up and down buttons at the same time and then watch the LED display as it lights up to show you how much juice you have left.
» Weight & Size
The IQ weighs a mere 5 ounces and measures roughly 3.5 inches from top to bottom. And somehow, it still manages to feel solid when you hold it – a real durable feel to it.
Its exact dimensions are 1.65 inches (W) x 3.54 inches (H) x 0.94″ (D).
Early in the IQ’s life, DaVinci’s engineers went with a design in which the vaporizer’s internal battery was not user changeable. After some issues with some of the early batteries used in this design — issues such trouble charging and early expiration — DaVinci went with a user replaceable design employing the standard vape mods battery, the 18650.
Some of the vape’s internals can get really hot while it’s powered on and shortly after use. So if you’re going to handle them for whatever reason, be it for cleaning or what have you, make sure you give it some time to cool before handling any of its hot components, being particularly careful when it comes to its internal heating components.
As the IQ doesn’t actually have any real problems, we’re going to offer some additional advice. If you’re not going to be using it for a while, be sure to remove the battery. And when it comes to replacing the battery, make absolutely sure you’re using the right battery.
» Hydro Adapter
The 10 millimeter adapter that the DaVinci IQ comes with is both an extended mouthpiece as well as an adapter for use with various glassware, such as hydro tubes of various sorts– offering the added benefit of water filtration.
Personally, we really like this little mouthpiece / hydro adapter. As merely a mouthpiece extension, it’s nice. Not only is it a little more comfortable to use, it also serves as a cooling conduit of sorts, which allows the vapor some time to cool before it reaches your lips.
Then there’s the water filtration / rehydration aspect, which we can’t help but note that DaVinci has down to a science with the IQ. Using the standard threading seen across most modern vapes allows the adapter to connect to just about any modern water filter accessory. Using the popular Nectar Collector Honeybird Core as an example, all you have to do is connect the Honeybird Core to its screw-on 10mm adapter and then slide it into the IQ’s extended mouthpiece adapter. And like that, you’re vaping with a water filter. Definitely check out the Nectar Collector Honeybird Core if you haven’t already, it’s an awesome little water filter for vapes that we just can’t get enough of. And in conjunction with the IQ, it’s utterly insane – an absolutely marvelous combination.
For reference, the mouthpiece is made from 100% zirconia ceramic, which offers the same benefit to flavor as glass, only it’s about 20 times stronger.
The image above shows the four different color options currently available for the IQ. Keep in mind that there could very well be more colors to choose from by the time you read this review.
One of the main takeaways from the DaVinci IQ design is its intelligent use of materials. While the company was obviously onto something with their incorporation of an all-glass vapor pathway into the Ascent’s design, one could see where there might be concern over how easily the glass parts can potentially break. Fortunately with the IQ, DaVinci made a point to replace the glass with what is, for all intents and purposes, a more suitable material: ceramic zirconia. This material, which you may have been previously unaware of, is similar to glass in the sense that it’s highly inert – which makes it great for vaping as it does well to avoid distorting the taste and diminishing the quality of the vapor’s flavor and purity. Only, unlike glass, it has the added benefit of being about twenty times stronger. Which is almost certainly why DaVinci’s engineers decided to use it in place of glass to line the IQ’s entire vapor pathway, all the way from the oven to the mouthpiece. This is in part why the IQ produces some of the best vapor we’ve seen come out of a dry blend portable.
As far as durability is concerned, it actually comes off as a lot more durable than you might expect. After having tested quite a few cheap plastic vapes, we’re happy to report that it’s nothing of the sort. Its tough outer shell is made from anodized aluminum, which can definitely take a bit of a beating before it shows any sign of serious damage. More in line with what you might expect from the new Pax. Or in other words, something that you could probably a drop without much concern of failure, so long as you don’t mind a ding or two. All in all, it really feels like quality craftsmanship, which we can’t help but appreciate after having tested too many cheap plastic vapes along the way. Everything from its nonchalantly inserted oven spacer–which allows the oven to be fully packed with a minimal amount of blend–to its 360-degree conduction heating system that allows it to produce what is quite possibly the best vapor we’ve ever come across in a portable conduction vaporizer.
» Cleaning & Maintenance
Cleaning your vaporizer, particularly your portable, can be a pain and unfortunately, the IQ isn’t much of an exception in that regard as it does take some effort to clean. Thankfully, due to its design, it can be cleaned in its entirety and it is, at least in comparison to most other portables, relatively easy to clean so you don’t have to worry too much here. And once you’ve gone through the cleaning process a bit and have a better understanding of the parts that you need to clean, how to clean them, and where they’re located, it’ll all begin to fall into place and you’ll find yourself cleaning it in your sleep. The step by step cleaning process, in its entirety, is as follows:
- Remove the mouthpiece by flipping the lid up, it’s held firmly in place by a hinge on one side.
- Separate the gasket wrapped around the metal mouthpiece from the mouthpiece.
- Remove the built-in metal tool and use it to extract the flavor chamber by inserting it into the top of the chamber and using it as a hook to snag the chamber and lift it up and out.
- Use the metal pick tool like a crowbar to pry the lid off the flavor chamber.
- Use your fingers to remove the o-ring from the flavor chamber’s lid. Be careful while doing so and make sure not to lose your o-ring as it could prove difficult to find if you find you’ve lost it in a less than ideal setting.
- Open the lid on the bottom to expose the heating chamber (also known as the oven).
- Using the metal pick, gently scrape out the contents of the oven.
- Use the “chimney brush” to sweep out any remaining material from the oven.
- Dip a q-tip in isopropyl alcohol (ISO) and use it to wipe the inside of the oven and the spacer/ball. You can also use an alcohol wipe to further wipe things down, which you may want to do if the q-tip alone doesn’t seem to cut it for you.
- Wipe down any heavy residues using ISO alcohol wipes.
- Soak all of the pieces in isopropyl alcohol.
- Rinse soaked pieces in warm water.
- Allow time to dry.
- Heat cycle the vaporizer by running it on its highest temperature setting, 430 degrees Fahrenheit, for a couple of minutes without any material in the heating chamber. Repeat this process if you feel it necessary. This is used to burn off any residue leftover from the cleaning process before use.
- Wipe down the outside with a DaVinci cleaning cloth dampened with warm water.
- Enjoy your freshly cleaned vape.
While not every aspect of this cleaning process needs to be addressed every time you clean the IQ, as a good rule of thumb, you’ll want to give it a thorough cleaning after every eight or so sessions. But for the most part, what you’ll find is that the parts you can dip in ISO (which are easily cleaned with a soak and a rinse), are the parts that you’ll be cleaning the most often. Which is obviously a good thing as it makes it fairly easy to keep up with the cleaning and maintenance. But to be more specific as to what exactly requires the most cleaning, it’s almost certainly the flavor chamber. This piece in particular is what you really need to clean the most often if you’re just trying to keep up with basic maintenance while only cleaning what you have to, when you have to.
» Usage Tips
Here are some tips we’ve compiled to help you get the most out of your IQ.
- Take advantage of the spacer to conserve blend, as it reduces the amount of space required to adequately fill the heating chamber. With the spacer in place, it takes about one-third of a gram of dried material to completely fill the oven. You can definitely use less if you want.
- If you pack the oven full, you’ll want to take more so into consideration how you grind your blend. If you grind it fine, you’ll have some noticeable draw resistance while pulling through it. And if you grind it into a somewhat course state, you won’t have the resistance but your blend won’t vape as evenly, at least not without a bit stirring and perhaps a boost button or two. But even then, it does surprisingly well. What we suggest is that you grind your material into small bits, but avoid creating finely ground particles reminiscent of dust. This way, it still vaporizes nice and even but without too much draw resistance.
- For the thickest hits, grind it somewhat fine and draw in slow while roasting it on a high temperature or with the boost button engaged.
- Be sure to experiment with lower temperature settings because unlike quite a few portables we’ve tested, this one actually works quite well on lower temperature settings. Better than you might expect. You might be pleasantly surprised with what you can achieve on a lower temperature setting than you’d otherwise use. We know we were.
- You really CAN vape some forms of concentrated blend types with the IQ. While its manufacturer might advise against it, it is able to vape non-liquid concentrates. The higher the viscosity the better. So if it’s thick and won’t liquify and run when it’s heated, you can actually layer it between some dried blend and vaporize it without any issue, or at least no issue that we’ve come across. Works great. Seriously. Just be careful what you put in it.
- Use the BOOST feature regularly. We like to use it when we’re vaping concentrated blend types using the technique outlined above, but we also like to use it near the end of a session to sort of blast through what’s left and squeeze the most out of it before calling it quits. We highly suggest you play around with this feature because once you get a hang of it, it’ll allow you to take more control of your vape session and fine tune it on the fly based on your own intuition. Definitely a fun way to vape.
- If the boost option isn’t really your thing or even if it is, you’ll want to take advantage of the app’s ability to allow you to customize your Smart Path settings. With it, you could potentially customize your perfect vape session, although we’d probably still find ourselves using the boost mode to manipulate our sessions on the fly.
- The mouthpiece is a nice attachment. Unlike some mouthpieces we’ve used, it doesn’t taste funny in your mouth. Plus, it’s fairly comfortable, a bit more comfortable if you ask us because it somewhat emulates what we’re accustomed to, and it does well to extend the vapor path just a little bit further, allowing the vapor more time to cool. While this isn’t really necessary as the vapor production occurs on the other end, the bottom, of the vaporizer, the area where it really shines is as an adapter for a water filtration device. This is where it comes in clutch. We highly suggest you use it with a water filter because unlike some of the other attempts at combining vaporization with water filtration that we’ve seen, it actually works and works well.
- When you first get it and after cleaning, make sure you heat cycle it to burn off anything that shouldn’t be there. You may also want to clean it right off the bat. We didn’t, but that’s entirely up to you. We heat cycled it like we do with basically every new vape we get our hands on. We suggest you do the same. In order to do so, just run it dry (without any blend in its heating chamber) at its highest temperature setting for a couple of minutes and repeat the process as necessary.
- As with all vaporizers, you really want to stay on top of your basic maintenance with the IQ. This is why we suggest you clean it regularly.
- Only use manufacturer recommended batteries. Make sure you’re using the right batteries because doing otherwise could be a complete failure on your part. So don’t be a fool, double check that you’re using the right battery type – especially if you’re using batteries that you’ve acquired from a source other than DaVinci. This isn’t to say that you can’t buy batteries elsewhere, just that you want to be absolutely certain that they are 100% compatible with the IQ before you use them with it.
- Buy an external battery charger that can handle the recharging of multiple batteries at the same time. This will greatly enhance your ability to keep fresh batteries handy for when the battery inside runs out. With a quick swap, you’re back in action. Much better than waiting around for the battery to recharge using the micro-USB charger. DaVinci does sell an external battery charger accessory that can recharge multiple batteries at the same time, but you can also buy one elsewhere so long as it works with the same 18650 battery type.
- Always keep an extra battery or two on hand when you’re using your IQ, especially if you use it anything like we do where we’re constantly sucking the juice out of it hitting high temps in boost mode.
- If you spend a lot of time in the car, be sure to pick up the USB car charger accessory, or any other comparable USB charger for that matter.
Wondering just how well the IQ stacks up against the top portables? You’re not the only one. Below you’ll find our IQ Vaporizer comparisons in which we pit the IQ against worthy adversaries, including some of the most popular and highest rated portable vaporizers around.
- Pax 3 VS DaVinci IQ – This is actually somewhat of a difficult comparison to make given that both of these popular new portables have their strengths and weaknesses, as well as a number of key differences that make them difficult to compare. The Pax 3 is a little more compact. It’s a bit easier to use. And perhaps more importantly, it offers the ability to vaporize liquids as well as dried blends, whereas the IQ is only designed to support dried blends. It also heats up faster, about three times faster at that. But when it comes right down to it, we still prefer to use the IQ. It’s not quite as small, nor quick to heat up, and it can’t handle liquids, but its vapor production is clearly superior. If you want to vape liquids and dried blends alike without the need to switch from one vape to the next, the Pax is the obvious choice. But if it’s just the dried blends you’re after, it’s the IQ all the way.
- Firefly 2 VS DaVinci IQ – The Firefly 2 is a bit too bulky for a portable. It’s not like you can’t fit it in your pocket so much as you might not want to. We know we’d much prefer to pocket an IQ over the new Firefly any day. But size aside, what’s really worth comparing is the vapor production. With the IQ, you have a nice, steady supply of strong vapor pumped out over the course of your session. With the new Firefly vaporizer, what you have is the ability to take some quick tasty draws. For those who like to sit back and relax as they enjoy their blend, the IQ is the obvious answer. If we had to choose between the two, we’d have to go with the IQ.
- VaporBlunt 2.0 Comparison – This is hardly a comparison but seeing as they’re both portable vaporizers with hydro tube attachments, we feel as if this is a necessary comparison to make. The water filter on the VaporBlunt 2.0 DLX looks cool, and in reality, it is cool. But it’s also big and when it comes to portability, it has its obvious drawbacks. It’s definitely not going to fit in your pocket – that much is for sure. But the real problem is that the VB 2.0 just doesn’t have the vapor production to support the water filter, or itself for that matter. As a standalone vaporizer, it just can’t hold its own. As a result, it basically takes a really cool concept and just turns it into a joke – more of a novelty than anything really. In stark contrast, the IQ takes that same concept and transforms it into something not only usable, but exceptional. If we had to choose between the two, we would choose the IQ every time.
- Crafty VS DaVinci IQ – This is one vaporizer comparison that the IQ just can’t win, unless you count portability as the main variable. In which case, the IQ would be the clear winner. While the IQ’s vapor production is nothing short of incredible, the Crafty Vaporizer’s vapor production, as you might expect from a Storz & Bickel creation, slightly better. And it too has an app, digital temperature control, and even a boost mode. But it does have one drawback, it’s a lot less portable than the IQ due to its somewhat large (at least by portable vaporizer standards) size. So if you need something a bit more portable than what the Crafty can offer you, something you can actually comfortably fit in your pocket alongside your cell phone, then you’re going to want to go with the IQ. But if it’s raw vapor production you’re judging, the Crafty takes the cake. However, there is still one big variable to consider and for some, plenty of reason to choose one over the other. And that’s the price. The price tag on the Crafty is, for some, unreasonably high. By portable vaporizer standards, it’s among the highest – perhaps only exceeded by the cost of its cousin, the incredibly powerful but also expensive Mighty Vaporizer (also made by Storz & Bickel). Given that the Crafty vape costs substantially more than the IQ, there’s at least one big reason why one might sacrifice a bit of vapor quality for the sake of portability. In regards to how much of a difference in portability we’re talking here, we feel it best to describe the Crafty is a “portable” in the sense that you don’t have to plug it in while you use it because it is battery powered, but you’re not going to be casually slipping it in and out of your pocket – not unless you have some pretty big pockets and don’t mind being seen using a somewhat large black gizmo. The IQ on the other hand is sleek and compact, making it a bit more inconspicuous while simultaneously more portable – something you could actually fit in your pocket with ease. So if you’re looking for something that you can carry around with you everywhere you go, you’re likely better off with an IQ. But if you just want something to leave in the car and use around the home or office, then the Crafty might very well be the better option due to its superior vapor production. But if the Crafty sounds good but simply isn’t something you can pencil into your vape budget due to its high cost, the IQ is an excellent alternative.
- Mighty Vaporizer VS DaVinci IQ – This is an interesting comparison to make. The Mighty is actually the better vaporizer in terms of vapor production, but it’s so big and expensive that the IQ actually gives it a real run for its money. Not only is it more expensive than the already pricey Crafty, it’s quite possibly the most expensive portable vaporizer there is. Not that we’re surprised given how much Storz & Bickel’s Volcano vaporizers cost, which have been among the most expensive desktop vaporizers on the planet for years. Still, for anyone who wants a really big, bulky portable that’s even larger than the already large Crafty, this is the one. Its vapor production is unmatched. The main difference between it and the Crafty is that it has digital temperature controls built directly into it so you can control it without the app, which are actually two features that the IQ offers in one tight little package. So if you’re looking for the more affordable option, it’s clearly the IQ. Also, if you’re looking for the blatantly more portable, it’s again the IQ. But if it’s superior vapor production that you’re after and you simply don’t care how big your “portable” vaporizer is, then it’s the Mighty that you want – assuming you don’t mind the somewhat hefty price tag that goes with it.
- DaVinci IQ VS Ascent – While the IQ obviously leverages some of the same concepts that helped make the Ascent a hit, it’s really a vaporizer all its own. One of the major selling points for the Ascent and admittedly one of the reasons why we’re fond of it is its all glass vapor path. From the ceramic heating element to the mouthpiece, the entire path is either made from or lined with glass. But while this decision to use glass comes as a benefit to the vapor purity and flavor, it has one major drawback: it’s fragile. With the IQ, DaVinci didn’t look to ditch the idea, but rather to improve upon it. Through their research, they came across a more suitable material to use: zirconia ceramic. At twenty times the strength of glass, it offers the same benefits to vaporization as glass, but without the issue of it potentially breaking. With the Ascent’s advanced digital temperature controls, we were pretty sure that DaVinci was onto something, but it wasn’t quite there with the Ascent. But with the IQ, they’ve finally figured it out. The IQ’s temperature controls are not only superior to the Ascent’s, they’re superior to most other vaporizers. But temperature controls aren’t the only reason to choose the IQ over the Ascent as there are plenty more reasons why it’s obviously the superior between the two. For example, its vapor is better. It boasts a similarly pure taste, only noticeably denser when you want it to be. It’s also smaller than the Ascent, making it that much more portable. When it comes right down to it, the only reason why we’d even consider buying the Ascent with the IQ as an option is the fact that it’s a bit less expensive and thus, more affordable. But otherwise, there’s really no question of which vape is better. Even with the Ascent’s ability to vape liquids thanks to its glass oil jars, the IQ is still clearly superior.
The DaVinci IQ comes with quite a bit, but there are also some accessories available that might interest some. While the available accessories are certainly subject to change without our immediate awareness, we’ve compiled a list of all of the accessories currently made available by the manufacturer – although, to say that we assume DaVinci will come out with more IQ accessories in the future would by no means by a stretch as that’s exactly what we assume they’ll do. But until then, here’s what’s available:
- Soft Case – This basically speaks for itself. It’s just a little zippered case where you can store the IQ and some of its accessories or whatever it is you think to store in it. Nice for keeping everything in one place so it’s all there when you need it.
- USB Universal AC Adapter – This is great for those who travel. You can use it to get plug into an electrical outlet in the UK, Europe, the United States, and even Australia. So no matter where you go, you can rest assured that you’ll have power wherever there’s an electrical outlet to plug into thanks to this little universal power adapter.
- 18650 Battery Charger (External) – This DaVinci made battery charger is designed to charge two 18650 batteries simultaneously. This is an awesome accessory to have because it allows you to keep a fresh supply of fully charged batteries on hand at all times.
- IQ Flavor Chamber – If for whatever reason, you find yourself in need of a replacement flavor chamber or just want some extras, you’ll have no trouble finding them.
- DaVinci IQ Zirconia Mouthpiece (With Gasket) – If you need a replacement or just want some extras, you can get them.
- IQ Pearl – The “spacer” as we like to refer to it, the little ball found in the bottom of the oven, is technically known as the “Pearl.” Replacements are available.
- 3500mAh 18650 Batteries – You can buy the exact battery that the IQ is designed to work with, the 3500mAh rechargeable 18650 battery, directly from DaVinci.
- IQ Accessory Kit – This little kit comes with alcohol wipes, two o-rings, a spare mouthpiece gasket, and a chimney brush. Basically some spare parts and some cleaning supplies.
- 10mm Adapter – In case you lose the one it comes with, you can pickup a spare or replacement mouthpiece adapter. And don’t worry, they’re not all that expensive.
- Keychain Tool – This is actually a nice little accessory almost regardless of what you’re vaping out. It’s basically just a little keychain but inside of it is a nice little metal poker that comes in pretty handy. Worth buying even if you don’t need it for the IQ given that it has its own little metal poker built into it.
- USB AC Adapters – DaVinci makes a USB AC Adapter for the UK, US, and Australia so no matter where you are, you can always find a way to charge your battery.
- USB Cable – In case you lose the one it comes with, DaVinci sells USB charging cables for the IQ.
- USB Car Charger – This is one of the more important accessories available. If you’re in the car a lot, or even a little bit for that matter, there’s a good chance you’re going to want to pick one of these up. They’re cheap, useful, and they can be used to charge more than just your vape.
The DaVinci IQ is covered by a 10-year limited manufacturer’s warranty that covers the vaporizer itself, not its accessories, against defects in craftsmanship and materials under what Organicix refers to as “normal” use. The warranty is only valid if you are the original end-user purchaser, you purchased it at retail, and you have proof of purchase. So you’ll want to keep your receipt handy just in case you do run into any issues.
» The App
While you’re probably aware of the fact that there’s an app for the IQ, what you might no realize is that it’s not something you need to access all of the vape’s features as what it really offers is the ability to further customize your vaping experience.
With the app open and synced to your IQ, you can access the Smart Path temperature settings and modify them to your heart’s desire.
Stealth Mode, a feature that you can access without the app by pressing the Control and Up and Control and Down buttons simultaneously, can also be activated and deactivated from within the app. Pressing the Control and Up buttons at the same turns it on, dimming the LED lights. And pressing the Control and Down buttons at the same time turns it off, restoring the lights to their full brightness. By default, the lights are pretty bright – bright enough that you might actually want to use this feature. Up to you.
As we stated, it’s really not critical that you have the app because the vape is fully functional without it. But when it comes right down to it, it’s actually surprisingly useful. With it, you can, as we mentioned, customize the Smart Paths and toggle Stealth Mode, but that’s definitely not all you can do. You can also use it to check what Smart Path setting you use the most, what your average vaping temperature is, and even check how many hours you’ve clocked using it. And there’s even an option to turn off the vibration style alerts, which we wouldn’t suggest doing unless you have some good reason to because that’s actually quite useful.
So all in all, you really don’t have to use the app but it’s worth the download. It’s actually really well made – clean user interface, no apparent issues. And for reference, it’s available for both Android and iOS devices.
» Vapor Quality
Next to the Crafty and Mighty, the much more compact and portable IQ by DaVinci produces the best vapor we’ve ever seen a dry blend portable vape. Its taste, assuming your blend tastes good to begin with, is incredible thanks to the purity offered by its 100% ceramic air path. And thanks to its powerful internal heating element, the density of its vapor is never in question as it’s always thick when you want it to be – surprisingly, even on lower temperatures that you might otherwise not expect to produce dense clouds of vapor at. The thick, delicious vapor that it produces is surprisingly comparable to high-end desktop vaporizers, which is impressive to say the least. Finally, a portable that does what you want it to do: vape like a plugin without the hassle of the cord. Incredible.
» Final Thoughts
There’s no question about it, the IQ is definitely one of the best conduction vaporizers around and quite possibly the best dry blend portable on the market — assuming your definition of portable entails it actually fitting in your pocket. Not only does it have an app, vibrating alerts, digital temperature control, incredible vapor production, and a quick heat up time, it’s also easy to use and fairly reasonably priced. Given all that it entails, we’d buy it all over again if we had to. It’s just that good. If you’re interested in buying your own, we suggest you buy it through this authorized online dealer.