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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 while sacrificing some of the build quality to bring the price down and make it a more accessible vaporizer. For its new price point, the IQC has a lot of key features that we figured were worth talking about. In this review, we will be going over the overall changes and upgrades to the classic DaVinci design, as well as who we think it’s 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 8/10
Manufacturing Quality 8/10
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 still super sleek and portable. The heat-up time has been significantly reduced vs. the IQ2, and is now competitive for the market at just 30 seconds. The lid has been upgraded to be an anti-microbial polymer from the previous metal design, meaning better safety when it comes to bacteria and ease of cleaning.

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 also four pre-set options: Flavor, Rest, Body, and Mind which are aimed at users who want to quickly swap to their favorite settings or beginners who just need a simple heat scale. A precision temperature gauge with a wide range is always nice because it will let users choose between flavor, clouds, or a combination of both. 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 in the chamber. This means the ceramic glazed oven heats up, it will gradually cook your weed and produce vapor for you to inhale. Based on our personal findings, each session will take roughly twelve minutes for a fully packed bowl clear. Conduction ovens often work best with a 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

DaVinci IQC for Dabs

Besides the four pre-set temperature settings, vapers can also raise the Fahrenheit 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 dosing capsule or wax insert, so you’ll have to buy it 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 if it melts onto the chamber and pearl.

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. 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 the 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 as the temperature control with the help of the app is sure to please even the newest of beginners – 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 ABV / THC Extraction

The boost function can be activated by holding down the power button during an active session which 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. At the end of a session, your ABV will have a nice dark brown color which indicates a very efficient 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.

DaVinci IQC in use

DaVinci IQC Portability

The dimensions are 1.75 inches wide, 3.6 inches tall, and .97 in length, plus It only weighs 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 chamber is also a very large 0.5g, you’ll be able to get a ton of microdosing sessions in from just one bowl before it’s cleared. Connoisseurs still might be interested in picking up a Good Vape Case to help them keep all of their 420 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 that’s easy to hit. The 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

For best results, you’ll want a tightly packed bowl with finely ground cannabis to get the most out of the conduction oven. You can either opt for the full 0.5g bowl by tapping down with your finger or use less and then adjust the zirconia pearl so that it will firmly compress your dry herb into the chamber. Another thing you should know is that you definitely need to take long and slow inhales to get the best vapor quality. 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 male part for bongs, you can pair it with either a 10mm Vape Bubbler or the 10mm Curved Cooler for more smooth vapor quality, or extra session customization. For you vaping veterans out there, you can also use the DynaVap Fat Mouthpiece to use your IQC 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. They can reduce the bowl size down to 0.3g to use as little product as you’d like while still getting good vapor quality.  A DaVinci vape carrying case can also help keep everything you would need for a session in one convenient spot.

DaVinci IQC Water Pipe Adaptor and regular mouth piece

DaVinci IQC App

Either using your phone app or web 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 a black 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 – a much-needed quality of life change & the charger has also been upgraded to a 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 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 its antimicrobial material can be shared without having to worry about bacteria. It also will get slightly less hot than the scorching IQ2 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 consistently good 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