DAVINCI IQ Vaporizer Review


by James Bickford

Updated: September 1, 2020

Davinci IQ Review

Review Score: 90/100

Price Range:
3.54 x 1.65 x 0.94
stealth, gunmetal, cobalt
replaceable 18650
Works with:
  • Herbs icon


  • Small, convenient, and portable design
  • Very comfortable to hold and use


  • The oven gets stained faster than normal

Starting Price: $ 199.00

The DAVINCI IQ Vaporizer is a good choice for someone who desires pure and clean vapor. In fact, it boasts to be one of the purest vaping experiences ever. However, that’s not all. It’s a sleek and stealthy vape that’s easy enough to be used by beginners and satisfying enough for experts.

The DAVINCI IQ will set you back $274.99. On the other hand, has a number of accessories that sweeten the deal despite the relatively steep price point of the vaporizer. Furthermore, it also boasts a 10-year warranty which very few other vapes can match.

The ceramic zirconia that is all throughout the vaporizer is very high in quality. Consequently, it not only improves the vapor but also makes you think that the unit belonged in a museum.

Is the DAVINCI IQ Too Expensive?

The DAVINCI IQ is well worth the seemingly high $275 price point. It is because of its durable build, incredible performance, app integration, and ceramic zirconia make. Moreover, the app skyrockets the value by at least double. As a result, it is easily one of the top vapes because of its endless features and utmost customizability.

VD Davinci IQ

Compared to the DAVINCI Ascent and Classic, it is leaps and bounds better. In fact, it seems DAVINCI learned from any mistakes that made with the two earlier models as it comes without any of the shortcomings we saw in the earlier models. While the two are direct ancestors of the IQ, it is obvious that it does take some inspiration from them.

DAVINCI IQ Vaporizer Design and Features

The DAVINCI IQ features 360 conduction heating which allows for the extract or herb to cook evenly and have a smoother taste. Additionally, the LED display is one of the best features in all of the vapes. It allows you to see the status of your vaporizer without opening the app or having to look on the information packed tiny screen.

The DAVINCI IQ is so sleek and small that you would think it wouldn’t be as durable as it is. However, the manufacturer knows their product and stands behind it with industry leading warranty.

VD Davinci IQ kit

No doubt, Smart Paths is possibly the best thing to come out of a vaporizer app. It allows you to customize your vape to almost no end. Smart Paths is a new way to customize your vaping experience. First, it allows you to start at any desired temperature and then slowly increase the temperature to a certain temperature over 10 minutes. Finally, you can go up as fast as you want for as long as you want to get a better burn throughout the entire session.

What are the Positives of DAVINCI IQ Vaporizer

First of all, the DAVINCI IQ allows for over an hour of use in one session. And with Smart Paths that hour can feel much longer because of the intense experience. Amazingly, the Haptic feedback on the vaporizer vibrates so you know when you need to charge the DAVINCI. Also, it will let you know when it’s done charging. It includes a host of other things that you will be able to decipher through its buzzing.

Second, very few vapes can boast that their air path has a high crack resistance. As a matter of fact, they made it out of one of the best and most pure materials in the vaping world. Ceramic Zirconia is very hard to crack and you will probably get many months of use out of one pipe at a time. Additionally, the oven in the IQ also features very good heat insulation which ensures that heat stays in places where it should.

VD Davinci IQ design

Thirdly, the IQ can also do many things and has great versatility. For this reason, it is very easy to load when you want to get your dry herb or wax into it. It also features Boost mode which allows for a very quick temperature increase in case you want a quicker burn. In addition, holding the power button activates it, and the temperature climbs very rapidly until you release the button.

Finally, the removable battery allows for you to take the IQ on long trips. It is ideal when you might not necessarily have a charger or even a wall outlet to plug into.

What are the Negatives of DAVINCI IQ Vaporizer

While the IQ does boast a long use time, the charging time can be lengthy. It takes approximately 3 hours to charge from 0 to 100%. This is considerably longer than the other vapes we have reviewed take.

Additionally, the tank size for the IQ is also a point of concern. It might not be good enough for some users considering there are vaporizers available with much bigger tanks.

The draw resistance of the IQ doesn’t allow you to get those long, strong pulls and tends to baby you when you try. As a result, it ends up forcing you to take short, smaller pulls for apparently no reason.

There is a ceramic ball that is on the oven door that is easily detached At the same time, if you happen to lose that ball, it’s game over as you can’t use the vape very well without that ball.

While a rest of the body feels very sturdy, you cannot say the same about the mouthpiece. It’s made from the same cheap silicon that you might have seen on products available at a much lower price point. Moreover, the inside of the vape stains pretty quickly and isn’t very easy to clean.

DAVINCI IQ Specifications

Battery: Replaceable 18650
Temperature Control: 250-430° F
Heat-up Time: (300°F / 149°C) 30 Seconds
Charging Time: 6 Hours
Warranty: 10 Year

Positives and Negatives

The Positives

  • Small, convenient, and portable design
  • Very comfortable to hold and use
  • Great and elegant design, sturdy buildDavinci IQ Vaporizer
  • Convenient haptic feedback
  • Micro-USB port for charging and a removable 18650 battery
  • Three different mods for different types of vaping
  • Good vapor production and amazing flavor
  • 10-year warranty

The Negatives

  • Draw resistance is good, but not great
  • The ball attached to the oven door is very easy to lose if detached
  • The silicone mouthpiece casket is the only non-ceramic part of the vapor path.
  • The oven gets stained faster than normal

Should You Buy the DAVINCI IQ Vaporizer?

Just like any other product on the market, the DAVINCI IQ vaporizer has certain advantages and disadvantages. On top of that, it’s not the cheapest of the vaporizers on the market. Generally speaking, the good outweigh the bad and the product justify the price tag.

If you like long pulls, direct lung hits, or if a long charging time bothers you, the DAVINCI IQ might not be the best choice for you. Therefore, you may want to look around for other options.

On the other hand, for a clean and pure vape, smooth yet intense flavor from your herbs, and highly customizable vaping, the DAVINCI IQ Vaporizer is a bomb of a unit!

Published: February 6, 2017Updated: September 1, 2020

James Bickford

My way of understanding the significance of vaping came not only through the disruption of smoking but its effects on society as a whole. Now I bring people to vaping and bring vaping to people. I love using new gear, writing in-depth reviews and generally nerding out about vaping to like-minded people.


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5 comments on “DAVINCI IQ Vaporizer Review

  • Dale

    December 28, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Customer service with Da Vinci is so wonderful, above and beyond.l would highly recommend this company. Keep your DV vape clean and will last a long time.

  • Rene Ayala

    August 5, 2020 at 10:58 am

    I buy a Micro and I receive and the mail the vape one week ago
    So I just don’t like it
    Because the battery last 30 minutes
    So I call this last Monday on the morning
    Abs the lady how answer the phone I tell her
    I don’t like the Micro but I’ll to upgrade for the IQ2
    So she ask me for my Email address to start the
    Abd I’m still waiting to receive and Email ti start the return process and got nothing
    So I decide to return and got my money back

    • James Bickford

      August 10, 2020 at 7:34 am

      Hi Rene, sorry to hear about your Micro. It was supposed to be an easier-to-use, cheaper version of the IQ, but it has its problems. If the Micro is within your price range, can I recommend an older model Pax 2, which is a lot cheaper than the Pax 3 and IQ, but it makes quality vapor and has a lot of the same features as the newer models. The Pax 2 doeso not have things like Bluetooth 5.0, but if you only care about good battery life and excellent vapor quality, the Pax 2 has you covered. Hope this helps. Let us know what you decide in the future. Happy Vaping!

  • Jason Johnson

    October 24, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    The IQ is a nice little vaporizer if you can get one that works properly. My first one just died, and Davinci followed up promptly sending me a new one. However, for the replacement, the mouthpiece always popped open whenever the unit heated up. I then sent it back, and Davinci sent me another replacement. That one has the same exact problem, and Davinci said they would replace it again. Yet, they haven’t done this, and have more recently clearly tried to avoid dealing with me. I’ve sent them many emails and it is crystal clear that they are merely trying to not address the issue whatsoever, and I’ve wasted a lot of time trying to deal with them.

    I would not at all recommend buying an IQ, and I would never ever buy another product from Davinci. I’ve owned 5 vaporizers and would stay away from this company.

  • Pete

    March 20, 2018 at 3:45 am

    Can I get it for $275 Canadian?