The Davinci IQ2 Vaporizer has had a major overhaul with a whole host of improvements on the original Davinci IQ device.
It’s now dual purpose taking both herb and wax material, and an airflow control has been added.
There’s plenty more improvements which I’ll look at later, but they’ve come at a hefty price.
A budget vaporizer this isn’t, and it’s right up there price wise with the most exclusive vaporizers on the planet!
So is it worth quite a lot of your hard earned green?
This was sent to me free of charge direct from Davinci just in time for Christmas and for the purpose of this review.
It came in a very smart presentation box which included a jar of CBD Flower a magnetic grinder and thumb drive – so thank you so much for the extra goodies 🙂
As always my thoughts and opinions aren’t swayed by freebies and the review was done with a ‘clear head’ given I used legal CBD Flower kindly supplied by Davinci.
So is this one a work of art?
What Can We Expect From the Davinci IQ2 Vaporizer?
The most obvious new feature is the Davinci IQ2 Vaporizer is now dual purpose – meaning it can take both herb and wax/extracts.
Add to that the airflow feature that Davinci says means you can get a 50% cooler vape than on most vaporizers – and for once a mark 2 product has indeed had much more than a design makeover.
It doesn’t stop there either with the revolutionary Fill Your Own – Know Your Dose app.
By using the app and popping in the amount, strain and potency of your material – the Davinci IQ2 Vaporizer will track and report back to you the amount you’ve used per session and draw.
If you add the max dose you require – the device will shut off when that is reached.
It’s not something I would use personally, however in places where cannabis is legal and comes with detailed descriptions – I can see the point.
Many users are now using legal CB Flower as well as other herbs such as mint – lavender and catnip – Google is your friend as to what herb does what 😉
As I always say, here in the UK cannabis is illegal and therefore no-one really knows the strain or indeed potency…
The device is slightly bigger, as is the oven – the IQ Pearl is also 30% larger and is designed to pack the materials more tightly.
The vapour pathway has also been modified which is supposed to make it much easier to clean and the overall look of the device has a very smart sand-blasted aluminum shell.
The Davinci IQ2 comes in x4 very smart colours: onyx – gunmetal – azure and amethyst.
Inside the Box
As you can see, mine came in a very smart even luxurious reviewer presentation case.
The retail packaging is still smart and functional and inside you’ll find:
- Davinci IQ 2 Vaporizer
- Dosage Pad & Ceramic Extract Disc
- Flat & Extended mouthpiece
- Alcohol wipes, Organic cotton pads
- Charging cable, Manual, Spare pick tool
- Dosage Pad
- x1 18650 Battery
Davinci IQ 2 Vaporizer Specs
- 0.5g Dry Herb Oven
- 0.2g Dosage Pod
- Glass Lined Oven, Heat-not-burn Conduction
- 5 level airflow
- Airway is Glass and Zirconia Ceramic
- Smart Paths and Precision Temperature Mode On Device LED Display and App Control
- App:Personalization, Temperature Control, Track and Report Dosage, Update Firmware
- Size: 1.75 x 3.61 x 0.97 inches – 4.5 x 9.2 x 2.5 cm
- Under 1 minute heat up time
- x1 18650 battery [included]
- 10 year warranty!
Design and Build Quality
Just like its predecessor, the Davinci IQ2 is wonderfully designed and machined – kind of.
The previous vaporizer was nice to the touch, but could get a little slippery.
This has now been changed thanks to the brushed aluminum finish which also adds to its premium looks.
There are a couple of niggles though.
The 18650 battery cap – on top of the device – is a little annoying as you need to pull it open and close the catch manually and at times it can be fiddly to bite – doesn’t feel premium either.
My preferred extended mouth piece needs to fit on to the silicone adapter before use and that too can be a tad fiddly to fit.
The ‘dosage pad’ is also a bit of a nuisance.
This is a little ceramic cage designed to either halve the amount of materials you’re using – or allow the use of wax/extracts/dab with the supplied ceramic disc.
I found the top of the canister was fiddly to get on securely and to be honest 0.2g of the legal CBD Flower I was using wasn’t enough for a regular user like me – ideal for short sessions though 🙂
If you are looking for smaller oven fills – the Davinci IQ2 Vaporizer has optional extras in the shape of glass spacers which can be bought from the website – I don’t have any but would think this would be a much easier/cleaner way to level off your chosen dosage.
Davinci IQ2 Vaporizer Oven
The baking oven is made from glass and ceramic with a reasonable size to it meaning not too much spillage when filling.
The IQ Pearl – that ball you see under the lid, is larger than on the original and can theoretically be adjusted – to be honest I didn’t see the need as it did the job of packing the materials in tightly enough for my tastes.
Davinci IQ2 Vaporizer Flavour Chamber
The flavour chamber is back and can be found under the lid at the top of the device.
This has a dual purpose in that it helps cool the vapour and can also be used as storage for enough herb for more sessions.
You remove it by using the ‘pick’ supplied in the accessory box.
How Does the Davinci IQ2 Vaporizer Perform?
First up lets do a quick rundown of how to get vaping:
Davinci IQ2 Quick Start Guide
- Open the oven on the bottom of the device
- Pack tightly with chosen material in this case herb
- Turn on the IQ2 with x5 clicks of the power button
- Adjust baking temp via up and down buttons
- Choose from x4 presets:
- Mode 1: starts at 350F and increases to 370F
- Mode 2: starts at 370F and increases to 390F
- Mode 3- starts at 390 and increases to 410F
- Mode 4: starts at 410 and increases to 430F
- Device vibrates when temp is reached and ready to vape
- Precision mode: hit power button once and use up and down buttons to get perfect temp
- Boost mode: hold power button and temp will jump to the max of 430F
- Hold all 3 buttons to switch between F and C
Using the Davinci IQ2 Vaporizer
I used the legal CBD Flower supplied – in this case the Artisan CBD Frosted Kush.
I’ve hi-lighted the word ‘legal’ – as according to UK law, legal CBD Flower comes in under 0.2% of THC.
For those in the USA – 0.3% is perfectly legal.
OK legalities over lol – this product looks identical to a cannabis bud and I’ve not yet had the pleasure of trying a flavoured CBD Flower!
I used the beautiful magnetic grinder kindly sent to me by Davinci and ground finely – think herbs in a supermarket jar size.
I really did pack it in knowing the IQ Pearl would tamp it all down.
Davinci IQ2 Temperature Tests
I began on the lower temperature with the airflow closed off to its lowest setting.
It was a decent vape – a little warm and with the same restriction of an airy MTL tank – decent flavour and very very good clouds.
At mid-range the temp jumped slightly and by opening up the airflow to half-way the flavour seemed to improve and the vape was much cooler as you might expect.
I have used the device with the airflow fully open at 430 and found my personal perfect vape.
Bags of flavour – the cool side of warm and a really quite impressive amount of vapour.
By that I can see the airflow works beautifully given 420F was a little to hot for my taste off the original device.
I do NOT have any wax/extract – so was unable to test that aspect of the Davinci IQ2 Vaporizer.
I did try and use the dosage pad for a smaller fill and after a bit of fiddling about was able to use it – sadly it’s a little too fiddly for me.
I have had a look at the app too – but as it’s not something I’d use I didn’t really have a play around with it.
The app can be found on the Google Play store.
- Dual purpose
- Stylish design
- Amazing flavour
- Incredible vapour production
- Simple to use
- Easy to personalize settings
- Cool app
- Firmware upgrade-able
- 10 year warranty
- High price point!
- Battery door a little flimsy
Final Review Verdict
The elephant in the room is of course does the Davinci IQ2 Vaporizer deserve such a lofty price tag?
Yes and no – get me on the fence ha!
I can’t fault the vape quality off this one at all – and trust me it’s slightly edging out my go to Firefly 2 Vaporizer and that should tell you all you need to know 🙂
It’s beating it in flavour for sure and definitely vapour production if that’s your thing.
I also like the fact it is powered by an 18650 battery rather than internal and I did find one hour was about the max I got out of it.
Remember this is not like a regular vape device – so 1 hour can be about 6 sessions per charge.
However that battery door worries me and unlike the rest of the device it doesn’t feel as well made – good it’s a 10 year warranty 😉
The app is great – but really down to the real vaporizer connoisseurs who enjoy tinkering with facts stats and dosage and not something I’d use at all.
It’s definitely easy enough to use straight out of the box so ideal for a beginner, but at the current launch price this is definitely one for the real enthusiasts.
Would I buy it?
It’s over twice the price of the original and sure you get some very good improvements…
Simply put – I couldn’t afford it – but if you’re a serious user – this is the best vaporizer I’ve had the pleasure of trying out.
So is this a vaporizer you’re interested in buying?
Or one you’re already using?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.