The vaporizer world is awash with high-tech gadgets and unfulfilled promises. Despite all the glossy advertisements, upgrades, tools, bells, and whistles, most of the fat clouds promised by these new vapes never materialize due to cheap manufacturing and a lack of quality in production.
The realm of these gadgets — one of the cannabis industry’s fastest growing and most lucrative corners — is often a place of smoke, or rather, vapor and mirrors.
Not so with the DaVinci IQ2, the newest update of the IQ, a dual-capability flower/concentrate vape from the luxury brand DaVinci. This is a smart, well constructed vaporizer that produces one of the highest quality experiences on the market.
What is the DaVinci IQ2 ?
The DaVinci IQ2 is one of the best portable vaporizers, featuring a precise, unique approach to temperature control, adjustable air flow, and an app component that allows you to track and customize dosage.
While this first update of DaVinci’s popular IQ vape doesn’t take a dramatic approach to change, improvements in aesthetic, hardware and tech work together, producing a reliable and intuitive device that feels great in your hand.
The IQ carries a hefty price tag, coming in at $295, but its heavy, medical-grade components make sure this device delivers when it comes to vapor quality. Overall, the DaVinci IQ2 is a well thought-out and high end vaporizer that is as great for beginners as it is for life long stoners.
What can you vape with the DaVinci IQ2?
The DaVinci IQ2 is compatible with finely ground flower (dry herb), and includes a mechanism for vaping concentrates. However, I found it to be a much better flower vape than concentrate vaporizer.
The flower component works fabulously, a simple design with stellar heat control that produces dense, potent clouds of vapor every time.
The concentrate component, however, I found to be complicated and somewhat wasteful, with far too many tiny, lose-able parts to be considered a viable way to take dabs on the go. While it definitely works, it’s also definitely not the best way to consume concentrates.
How do you use the DaVinci IQ2?
Now that you’re familiar with the DaVinci IQ2 vaporizer, how does it work?
- Mouthpiece/top lid
- Zicornia vapor path
- 18650 battery
- Onboard pick tool
- LED display
- Control/navigation buttons
- Pearl adjustable spacer
- Glass-lined ceramic oven
- Alcohol wipes
- Extra pick tool
- USB charging cable
- Organic cotton
- Dosage pod
- 10mm adapter
- Ceramic extract disc
- Open the IQ2 bottom lid to reveal the glass lined ceramic oven.
- Pack herb tightly for maximum vapor. Close bottom lid for pearl to complete herb pack.
- Power on/off by clicking the control button 5x.
- Adjust temperature up and down by using the navigation buttons between four temperature preset ranges called “Smart Paths” technology, *IQ2 is programmed to start in Smart Path 3 (390-410 degrees).
- IQ2 will vibrate when ready.
Does the DaVinci IQ get too hot? Not with Smart Path Mode
Smart Paths are four preset temperature experiences that increase in temperature over eight minute sessions.
- Rest: 410 – 430°F
- Body: 390 – 410°F
- Mind: 370 – 390°F
- Flavor: 350 – 370°F
The DaVinci App
One of its most notable upgrades, the IQ2 is equipped with a bluetooth app function that connects the device to a downloadable app on your phone. The key feature of the app is a dosage calculator which uses an algorithm to determine the quantity of active compounds vaporized per draw and cumulative session.
After entering the strain information of the flower or concentrate you will be using, dosage is determined by the temperature used, length of draws, and length between draws. It’s a cool feature, especially for new users or those concerned about over-medicating.
Is the DaVinci IQ2 worth it?
The DaVinci IQ2 is a product of palpable quality that you can see, feel, and taste. Great for first time users as well as super stoners, it can be as simple or as complicated a device as you want it to be. The basic functions of its flower vaping mechanisms are just as impressive as its high tech capabilities.
Improvements like the new air flow adjustment, luxury additions like the app, and chic aesthetic updates make this a worthwhile investment. It even comes with a 10 year warranty, so you’ll have nothing to regret.
Overall, this is an impressive and powerful portable vape that has some of the best bang for your buck on the market. It’s a great buy for any user.
Find the DaVinci IQ2 at davincivaporizer.com
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