Davinci IQ 2, the evolution of one of the best-selling and most loved herb vaporizers, the legendary IQ. They worked hard to improve it and to correct the few defects that the original unit had, but we can immediately tell you that they did a great job.
Here is our review of this vaporizer..
DaVinci IQ 2 review | Design and dimensions
The dimensions of the Davinci IQ 2 remain almost unchanged compared to the predecessor, so this vaporizer is very compact, able to comfortably fit in the palm of a hand and with a weight of 159 grams (including the battery, of course).
One of the novelties is the new brushed aluminum external surface: in addition to being robust and beautiful to look at, it contributes to increasing the grip on the body of the vaporizer, which on the “old” IQ could have been a source of problems.
The other big novelty in the design is the air flow control wheel located on the bottom of the Davinci IQ 2: we will see how it works later in the article.
The packaging is robust, but above all it contains a lot of accessories:
- Bubbler adapter with 10 mm joint (very convenient for connecting the vaporizer to a bong)
- 0.2 g dosing capsule
- 9 Pieces of organic cotton
- 1 ceramic disc for extracts
- USB charging cable
- 9 alcohol wipes
- 1 Quick use guide
- 10 Years unlimited warranty
DaVinci IQ 2 review | Vapor quality
We now come to the feature that has received the most attention in the new Davinci IQ 2: the vapor management and its quality.
Let’s start by saying that the temperature range that can be selected with this vaporizer goes from 38°C to 220°C, using the buttons on the side of the Davinci IQ 2.
Furthermore, by selecting the “Smart Paths” mode, it is possible to select an automatic temperature management, according to the following list:
TASTE: Initial temperature 176°C – Final temperature 188°C
MIND: Initial temperature 188 ° C – Final temperature 199°C
BODY: Initial temperature 199°C – Final temperature 210°C
REST: Initial temperature 210°C – Final temperature 221°C
Once the “path” has been selected, the Davinci IQ 2 will manage the temperature; each “journey” lasts 8 minutes. If you want to better understand how temperature affects vaporization. read our article about it here.
The second big news is represented by the air flow control wheel, as mentioned at the beginning. This allows you to increase or decrease, in real time, the amount of air sucked in with each shot.
By increasing the amount of air, the steam will be fresher and more diluted, while for tastier and more voluminous clouds it is necessary to decrease it; also the amount of air changes the resistance of the shots.
Third, but no less important addition, is the possibility of vaporizing oils and extracts: in the package we find the doser (it is that small white cylinder that you see in the picture below), which allows you to use these substances without making a mess in the room combustion.
Finally, but this is a characteristic common to its predecessor, the path that makes the steam, from the vaporization chamber to the mouthpiece, is completely ceramic and never touches metal or plastic parts; this guarantees the best possible vapor quality from the Davinci IQ 2.
DaVinci IQ 2 review | Battery
The battery, which is removable, is a 3500 mAh model, and guarantees approximately 50 minutes of continuous use of the vaporizer. Obviously, the vaping temperature affects total autonomy.
The charging time, starting from a completely “dead” battery, is about one and a half hours; this is not a problem, as the Davinci IQ 2 can also be used during charging.
As usual, the vaporizer can be recharged via any USB socket.
DaVinci IQ 2 review | The choice
Although externally very similar to the old Davinci IQ, the Davinci IQ 2 has been renewed in several respects, but what struck us most is that most of the efforts have gone in the direction of improving the user experience, looking for total steam quality and maximum temperature control capability, which is a very important parameter when vaporizing.
For an expert user, but also for a beginner who wants the best, the Davinci IQ 2 is certainly an excellent choice: probably one of the new references among portable vaporizers.