Author Rating: 8.2/10

Ease of Use: 9/10
Temperature Settings: 8/10
Chamber & Heating System: 8/10
Vapor Quality: 8/10
Battery Life: 8/10
Aesthetics & Manufacturing Quality: 8/10

DaVinci IQC Review

Is the DaVinci IQC worth it?

The DaVinci IQC vaporizer is the fourth vaporizer that the company has released in its portable IQ lineup, and this time they’ve done a few things differently. While it might look the exact same as the previous model, the IQ2, the IQC aims to be a more modern upgrade despite sacrificing some manufacturing quality to bring down the price of the kit.

For its new price point, the IQC has a lot of cool key features that we’ll be sharing. Keep reading as we go over all of the changes and upgrades to the classic DaVinci design, as well as who we think the IQC is best suited for, so let’s get into it.

DaVinci IQC held in hand

DaVinci IQC Specs + Ratings

Material Compatibility Dry Herb + Concentrates
Pass through charging No
Swappable Battery Yes
Charge Time 2 Hours
Charging Port USB-C
Battery life 1~ Hour
Heating system Conduction
Heat up time 30 Seconds
Temperature control Precision + Pre-Sets
Temperature Range 121-221° C / 250-430° F
Oven Size 0.3g
Vapor path way Ceramic
Accessories Capsules / 18650 Battery
Vibration Alert Yes
Motion sensor No
Warranty period 5 Years
Price 183$ USD
Coupon Code
Ease of Use 9/10
Vapor Quality 7/10
Manufacturing Quality 9/10
Ease of Cleaning 8/10
Portability 9/10
Durability 7/10

What’s in the DaVinci IQC Box?

A five-year manufacturer’s warranty is included in the purchase. The box comes with:

  • DaVinci IQC Vaporizer
  • 18650 Battery*
  • Users Manual
  • 10mm Water Adapter
  • Extra Pick Tool
  • 3x Alcohol Wipes
  • Brush Tool
  • 3ft Braided Nylon USB To Type-C Cable
  • Color options of blue, red, green, and black

*Users will have to purchase replacement batteries separately

Davinci IQC Included Items in Box

DaVinci IQC Vaporizer Key Features

One of the first things that comes to mind that makes the IQC unique is the lowered price point compared to the IQ2.

  • The IQC comes in significantly cheaper than older models but keeps most of the quality checks you’d expect from a premium vaporizer.

Compared to the plastic body on units like the Mighty+, the metal exterior is a nice touch that makes it feel premium in the hand. The heat-up time has been significantly reduced at just thirty seconds compared to the IQ2’s one minute. The lid has been also upgraded to an anti-microbial polymer from the previous metal design.

DaVinci IQC mouth piece

DaVinci IQC Precision Temperature Control

As with the IQ2, users will have full control of their temperature via an up and down arrow and a bright LED lights display screen.

There are four pre-set options which are aimed at users who want to quickly swap to their favorite settings or beginners who just need a simple heat scale.

You can also choose to use the normal precision temperature control if you have a better idea of the vaping temperatures that you like to use. The bright screen is also quite nice to look at while at home, but it might be an issue out in public for discreetness.

DaVinci IQC front profile

DaVinci IQC Conduction Oven

The DaVinci IQC vaporizer relies on a 0.5g conduction-based oven underneath the bottom side’s chamber lid.

This means the as ceramic glazed oven heats up, it will gradually cook your weed and produce vapor for you to inhale through the mouthpiece. Based on our personal findings, each session will take roughly twelve minutes to clear a fully packed bowl.

Conduction ovens often work best with a well packed fine grind so that the oven’s heat can transfer better to your herb. On the lid, there is an extendable zirconia pearl which you can use to compress your cannabis. This will make sure that you don’t have any empty spaces which are bad for THC extraction as it leads to a ‘cold zone’.

Davinci IQC Filling Chamber filled

Can the DaVinci IQC do concentrates?

Vapers can raise the temperature on the IQC to a maximum of 430F / 221C – More than enough to hit any of your favorite concentrates.

For better cloud extraction on your dabs though, you might consider picking up a Utillian 5 v3 wax pen. One of the downsides of the cost-cutting efforts on the IQC is that they didn’t include a DaVinci dosing capsule or DaVinci extract cup, so you’ll have to buy them separately.

I wouldn’t recommend using the sandwich method of placing two clumps of herb over a dab, as cleaning it up can be a real hassle cleaning resin out of the oven and airpath.

Davinci IQC VS Utillian 5

DaVinci IQC Battery Life

You’ll be able to get just over an hour of battery life, which is similar to the IQ2’s performance.

For most users, this will mean about six to eight sessions on average before needing a recharge. However, the 18650 battery is both easily accessible and swappable if you run out of juice on the go and want to keep the party going.

  • As far as charging goes, the micro-USB has been upgraded to USB-C, taking the charging time from six down to two hours.

As a bonus, you will now be able to charge your phone with the IQC vaporizer with the reverse charging feature! As a small improvement, there will be more vaping ‘up-time’ as the heating time was reduced for the IQC.

DaVinci IQC battery

Is the DaVinci IQC easy to use?

It’s very easy to figure out how things work on the IQC, especially with the help of the smartphone app.

Between the new soft polymer mouthpiece, ceramic oven, and the adjustable chamber compressor, every part is straight forward to use. Beginners will have no problem learning it for consistently solid vapor quality. Here are some simple things to know:

  1. Toggling between Fahrenheit and Celsius can be achieved by pressing down on all three buttons.
  2. The current temperature can be displayed by simply clicking the power once during a session.
  3. All other relevant information can be found on the easy-to-follow application!

Davinci IQC Buttons

DaVinci IQC Extraction Rating

At the end of a session, your ABV will have a nice dark brown color which indicates a very good THC extraction.

As we said before though, a full clear will take around 10 minutes which won’t be the best for people in a rush or for heavy users. Those people might be better suited with an Arizer Air MAX which has come to be known as a ‘Ripper’ in the vaping community.

The boost function can be activated by holding down the power button during an active session. This will slowly raise the temperature to the maximum for as long as it’s held down & it’s a great way to get all the maximum extraction possible if your herb is starting to produce less vapor.

DaVinci IQC in use

DaVinci IQC Portability

The IQC comes in with some portable specs at just 1.75 inches wide, 3.6 inches tall, 1 inch tall, and only weighing 1/3 of a pound.

Because of this, the IQC is one of the smallest vaporizers on the market. You’ll be able to slip it into any pants pocket and bring it out whenever you want for a discreet session. Since the 0.5g chamber is also large, you’ll be able to get a ton of microdosing sessions in from just one bowl before it’s cleared if you want to just have a few puffs at a time.

Connoisseurs still might be interested in picking up a Good Vape Case to help them keep all of their 420 vape accessories in one sturdy and portable place!

Davinci IQC On Hand

DaVinci IQC vapor quality

Just like the IQ2, the IQC will produce consistent vapor quality.

The DaVinci zirconium pearl will help you to get a full and lasting session by gently compressing the product towards the heating element & for better airflow you can just choose to pack lightly.

Either way, the vapor quality will be top-notch for the majority of the session as the conduction heats your product in the funnel-shaped bowl. The only real downside would be that the flat mouthpiece will get hot just as the metal one would on the IQ2, but you can just swap it out for the raised mouthpiece to help with that issue.

  • Personally, I prefer the raised mouthpiece, as it’s easier to inhale from.

DaVinci IQC Tips and Tricks

As always, we recommend the mid-range temperature of 380 degrees Fahrenheit which will give you the best combination of flavor and cloud production.

As a session comes to an end, the boost function can help you get the most THC extraction of what remains in the ceramic bowl without burning anything.

For beginners, they will most likely enjoy the pre-set option two for an enjoyable hit every time.

As well, we can also recommend the purchase of DaVinci Dosage Pods Refill Kit to speed up packing on the go and make the whole process cleaner as well.

An additional IQC battery purchase will help you to keep your device going on the go if you’re a heavy user.

Davinci IQC Dosing Capsules

Loading the chamber

You can either opt for the full 0.5g bowl by tapping down with your finger, or use less than that and simply adjust the zirconia pearl until it’s compressing the herb in your chamber when you close the lid.

  • Another thing you should know is that you definitely need to take long and slow inhales to get the best vapor quality possible – Short sips simply will not work on this vape.

If you’re looking for more of a cigar-style vaporizer, consider checking out the Flowermate Slick.

Davinci IQC Zirconia Pearl

Using a bubbler

Since the raised mouthpiece is a 10mm bong adapter, you can easily pair it with either a 10mm Vape Bubbler or the 10mm Curved Cooler for smoother vapor quality. For you vaping veterans out there, you can also use the DynaVap Fat Mouthpiece over the 10mm mouthpiece to convert it to a 14mm WPA for use with the Mega Globe Bubbler.

Davinci IQC With Bubbler

IQC microdosing

For beginners that are used to lighter sessions, you might like using DaVinci glass spacers. These can reduce the bowl size down to 0.3g to use as less flower, but still get good vapor quality.  A DaVinci vape carrying case can also help keep everything you would need for a session while you’re out in public.

DaVinci IQC Water Pipe Adaptor and regular mouth piece

DaVinci IQC App

Either using your DaVinci Application, you’ll be able to pair up with your IQC to play around with some extra customization. Some of these extra goodies and control include:

  • Temperature control + Customizing the pre-sets
  • THC usage graphs
  • Stealth mode
  • Vibration settings

Davinci IQC Mobile Application

DaVinci IQ2 vs IQC

When it comes to the upgrades, there are many for possible buyers to consider! The design has been overhauled to an aluminum shell that is durable and stylish as ever.

  • The oven has been equipped with a ceramic top-coat to allow for no possible metallic aftertaste.
  • The battery has been significantly upgraded in this model compared to the IQ or the DaVinci IQ2 USB-C charging port to reduce charging time.

You can read more about this comparison in our Davinci IQC vs IQ2 Review.

DaVinci IQC and IQ2 comparison photograph

How to clean the DaVinci IQC?

Even with its durable ceramic bowl, it is always recommended to clean the bowl immediately after each. This helps to prevent any sort of resin buildup that would hurt vapor quality.

From time to time, the rest of the parts should be cleaned with cleaning sticks and cleaning wipes. Make sure you do this process with the vape upside down, so that no debris is pushed further into the device by accident.  For any annoying debris that won’t come off with the brush, the included metal pick will help you out.

Cleaning the IQC vaporizer bowl

DaVinci IQC mouthpiece criticism

The included silicone mouthpiece is a slight downgrade from the metallic one included on the IQ2. This can be upgraded back to metal, but we feel it should have come equipped with one. The silicon is more prone to resin buildups in the air holes and can’t be soaked in an alcohol solution to help with cleaning. It does have its benefits though, as the antimicrobial material helps for sharing and gets slightly less hot than the scorching IQ2 ceramic mouthpiece.

DaVinci IQC mouthpiece

DaVinci IQC Pros

  • Sleek and portable design
  • Easy to use
  • Improved heat-up time
  • USB-C charging port
  • Swappable 18650 battery
  • Integrated pick tool

Davinci IQC Stir Tool

DaVinci IQC Cons

  • Mouthpiece still gets hot
  • No pass-through charging
  • Tight airflow
  • Reduced kit accessories

Final Thoughts

The DaVinci is a great purchase for anyone looking for a reliable and portable dual-use vaporizer with consistent vapor quality.

The battery life and charging time are both very competitive for the price range and the app is very immersive. These features plus the efficiency and reliability of the vape are great attributes of the IQC. If you are looking for a vaping experience that gives the user full control of their session, then this vaporizer is perfect for you.

We hope you enjoyed our DaVinci IQC review! Feel free to leave any questions or concerns in the comments.

DaVinci photograph with weed