The IQ is the 3rd vaporizer released by Davinci. It is by far the best looking and most sophisticated vaporizer so far!
The IQ’s full alloy body gives a very quality feel and ruggedness. Its sleek shape makes sure that it is a comfortable-in-the-hand unit. With a clean surface, accented by the Davinci brand and 51 led lights, the IQ does indeed stand out! The IQ is powered by a 18650 removable battery. The significant thing about having a removable battery is that it gives you the option of using multiple batteries which is great for a weekend of pure vaping pleasure. Let’s not forget that not only is this unit sexy and well built, but the IQ also has some of the most sophisticated technology in vaporizers out in the market today!
After spending a lengthy time checking out the IQ by Davinci, I finally received mine early 2018. My initial thought was that there must be something missing because the box was small. However, and much to my surprise, it was all in there; nicely packed in the little and admittedly beautiful black box. For me, presentation is key for the best first impression because (let’s not deny it) unboxing is all part of the wow factor. More especially when purchasing a premium priced vaporizer. Thanks to Davinci for the beautifully designed box, it made for the perfect unboxing experience!
Back to the unboxing of the IQ and its contents. Upon opening, you are presented with only the IQ tucked-in safely in a molded foam insert. It is only after you pull the ribbon-like tab that you then unveil the rest of the accessories placed underneath in separate mini boxes.
The contents of the box are:
Inside the box you will find a sticker, a colored instruction booklet with pictures, extended 10mm mouthpiece/water adapter, key-chain mini stash carry can, USB charging cable, key-chain stir stick holder and a bunch of alcohol wipes.
The IQ :
Like I always say once you purchase your IQ, get the battery in the charger and get it fully charged before you begin usage. Once the battery is fully charged you will want to do a couple of burnoffs at the highest temp. This will rid the IQ of any contaminants left behind from manufacturing.
To begin your first session, pack the bowl nice and somewhat tight since the IQ is a conduction vaporizer. First thing you will notice is that the chamber is significantly large! I daresay it’s one of the largest in the portable vaporizers category. Another thing you will notice about the IQ is the unique flavor chamber. This chamber allows for better vapor cooling. Davinci also claims that you can add whole bud pieces for even more flavor enhancements. I do not recommend it, however, as it gets pretty icky in there after multiple sessions. But it does allow for some great reclaim! The IQ comes with the flat mouthpiece already installed, but the 10mm extended one is my favorite. I find it to be more comfortable and smoother even if it is less discreet.
This is another thing that makes the IQ stand out is its great APP! This is a must if you are one of those who like to customize their vape experience. The APP is very well designed and its Bluetooth technology is extremely good. I can simply turn on my IQ with the app from downstairs, so distance is not an issue for connecting with the app to the IQ!!! To turn the unit on/off, you’ll need to click the power button 5 times fast. The unit will also remember your last session temperature or ‘smart path’ used. The smart path is a very nice option and makes for a better vaping experience if you want to take full advantage of the large bowl.
The IQ will give you crazy thick vapor, hit after hit, even as soon as the unit gets to temp. The flavor is a little muted after a few good hits like any other conduction but it will take way many more draws before you get the popcorn taste. The IQ will extract the bowl evenly, but a stir will ensure a better and flavorful session. Available for the IQ are glass spacers. I am yet to try these out but I’ve been informed that it eliminates the need to stir and it also enhances the flavor quite a bit!
The vapor of the IQ is dense and the smoothness from the flavor chamber is something you’ll absolutely love. The flavor chamber does what it is supposed to do, it gives you a cool vapor for a more enjoyable session even at higher temps.
The IQ’s full alloy body and super sleek design does make for a very comfortable feel in the hand. Also, the unique 51 led lights make for a very impressive display like none other in the industry! The light intensity can be dimmed to be less pronounced. Another plus is that both mouthpieces are made of high quality ceramic zirconia. It also allows for pure flavors and helps to cool down the vapor. The alloy body does become warm to hold in the hand after multiple sessions but there are sleeves available at Delta 3 studios that will help with that small issue. If you ask me, when ice fishing or hiking in the winter, it IQ would be the perfect hand warmer while seshing. Davinci has since released their own sleeve which is a glove made of silicone and looks fantastic!
Over all thoughts:
I think Davinci hit it out of the park with this one! Everyone expected a convection unit but Davinci proved to us that conduction can be reinvented and taken to another level. I would still love to see Davinci bring out their own twist on a convection unit.
The only disappointment I had with the IQ was using the 10mm extended mouthpiece. When opening the top for a battery change or flavor chamber cleaning, the mouthpiece falls out incessantly, ending up on the floor. Davinci let me know that this is normal due to the weight of the mouthpiece, but I would love a solution to this very annoying issue.
My overall experience has been very enjoyable and the battery life is great. But if you’re buying this, I highly recommend getting a couple of extra 18650 batteries. With this, you will be good to vape for a whole week without having to recharge the unit. Another thing to consider purchasing would be a Nitecore charger as I do not recommend charging the battery in the unit. The Nitecore will drain and recharge the batteries properly and also ensure a safer process while doing so.
I highly recommend the IQ to anyone looking for a premium, well-built vaporizer. The IQ delivers in sophistication and performance. The IQ has to be one of the best-looking vaporizers on the market, and trust me it performs as good as it looks!
This unit will not disappoint.
Here is a link to order your own IQ: