With the recent release of the Firefly 2 and the upcoming Pax 3, 2016 has seen a lot of developments in the portable vaporizer field, and after today it looks like we’re having even more! Just a few hours ago, DaVinci released details of their new vape known as the DaVinci IQ. Three years in the making, the IQ is a lightweight portable vape designed to vape loose leaf herb. I’ve previously had great experiences with the Ascent, although I did run into some reliability issues which DaVinci quickly resolved. According to this post made by the official DaVinci Vaporizers account on Reddit, the IQ will sport the following specs:
- Material: Loose Leaf
- Warranty: 10 Years
- Heat up Time: 23 Seconds
- Material Capacity: 1500 micro-liters (.5-.7g)
- Device Temp Settings: Precision Temperature / 4 SMART PATHS™
- App Temp Settings: Various Custom Options
- Replaceable battery: (18650) 3500mAh rechargeable lithium-ion
- Charge Time: 2 – 3 Hours
- Sessions/Charge: Up to 10 Sessions (subject to length of session)
- Device: Sand-blasted Anodized Aluminum
- Colors: Stealth, Copper, Blue, Gunmetal
Aside from the specs, the post also states that the IQ will feature “best-in-class battery life, precision temperature control and SMART PATH™ technology”. Aside from having control of all the unit’s features from buttons on your device, you’ll also be able to modify settings via a handy bluetooth cellphone app. The IQ’s air path is said to be all ceramic, and the DaVinci website states that “The IQ’s Smart Path Technology allows the user to select 4 different temp settings which lets the device automatically set the best temperature for your vaping sessions.” Furthermore, being powered by a replaceable 18650 means that you’ll be able to use an external charger (I recommend the Intellicharger i2 from NiteCore, available on Amazon) to charge your batteries quickly.
I always liked the precision temperature control and solid battery life of the Ascent, so I’m really looking forward to giving the IQ a try once its released! Moreover, I’m curious to try out the Smart Path system to see what kind of experience it provides. Expect the IQ to go on sale October 31st for a retail price of $274.99. For those who are interested, you can pre-order the IQ directly from the DaVinci’s website.