This is the new DaVinci IQ that just came out for 2017, and it’s a super nice portable vape, one of the best I’ve ever reviewed.
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Can anybody tell me how much herb the Da Vinci IQ oven will hold and is there any chance you can get an attachment to half the oven load for a quick blast?
I have been told Vapir Prima mesh screens work well for 1/2 full oven.
I bought an IQ in November and it is already falling apart. Granted, I use it heavily, probably five times a day, but I should think it could stand up better, what with a ten year guarantee. I am waiting to hear how DaVinci will deal with this.
Who is the company that owns this
I want to replace my regular spliff with a vape and pretty sure my final choice is Pax 3 vs. IQ. Does the mouthpiece for the IQ make the piece more fragile overall? And does it require much more maintenance than the Pax 3? The smart path and boost mode on the IQ seem like features that could provide long term entertainment, but is it just gimmicky or does it put the IQ over the Pax 3? Lastly, is the ball in the IQ more if a nuisance than a benefit? Great videos, appreciate your input.
Same thoughts as you. I went with the iq strictly to eliminate any kind of metal and my accent has been my go to for a while now. I wanted the pax 3 for the concentrate aspect, but pens are efficient and as portable as you can get these days anyway. The ball controls draw and you can adjust it to your needs. I wish I could by both as both are unique, but I’m happy with the iq.
How much herb can you fit in the chamber?
With a full load how many sessions can you get?
The comments below this one were all for the old DaVinci vape from 2012.
From this post forward we are discussing the new DaVinci IQ.
Why won’t my temperature control go up.First week worked was at 405f now it’s at 208c and only down button working
Accurate video. I use this vape and you are spot on.. had some display issues aswell.
Mine Davinci took a crap about 6 months after I bought it and the company has been less thank helpful in wanting to repair it (I even offered to pay for the cost of repairs). To be honest, I will never ever buy or recommend anyone spend $200 on this company’s products again.
Hey, thanks for the great review. I went for the newer Ascent DaVinci vaporizer, it is easier to clean, and looks just awesome.
Ive had mine for 6 months not problems bakes good
Recently bought one off Ebay and got to use it for one day before the unit stopped charging. Now it’s useless. The 2-year guarantee fished me in but they tell me they only honour it with their registered sellers. You have to read the small print. I suppose you have to call the company before you buy to find out if the seller’s on their list. Damn shame as I really enjoyed what little time I had with it. While in a chat with their customer support they tried to sell me another one and gave me attitude when that didn’t appeal to me. Buyer beware. Seeing online that a lot of people are having problems with the battery. If you’re thinking of buying one then check out the website for full warranty details, cos they will screw you if they can. Everything about the unit I have looks legit, maybe they sell off defective ones through their factories knowing the warranty voids responsibility? Seems plausible. Be careful.
Hey just to let you know they made a DaVinci 2 vaporizer can not wait for your review it does regular material & wax.
Hi, there! I purchased my Davinci vape 6 months ago. So far I’ve had no huge issues at all with this vape, in fact I’m surprised I haven’t after reading these reviews! The only irritating problem I’m having right now is that orb I’ll autmatically turn off randomly, whether its half way through heating up, or two minutes into the session, it blinks red a couple times and turns off! If I’m not paying attention I’ll be puffing away as the temperature is already dropping. If catch it turning off like that I quickly turn it back on while the unit is still hot. The other thing is that my battery doesn’t last quite as long as it used to, but I expected that, just like a cell phone. But I’d recommend purchasing a spare charger for those moments in need! Overall I’ve really loved this. Im Considering buying the Ascent version or if the updated 2014 ones are just as great. Thanks for the reviews and opinions!
have u tried the sonic yet? the design looks a lot similar to this version of the davinci at about $160.
I was informed by the company that because my unit doesn’t have a serial number, they won’t warranty it. They said my unit is an imitation. I will take the unit back to the store I purchased it from, and attempt to get one with a serial number. I actually would prefer mmy money back.it will be interesting to see what happens..
Ah jeez! Definitely let me know how you make out
can anyone tell me how to take the davinci apart? I see 5 rubber plugs on the back, Im guessing taking it apart has something to do with that? mine the led display doesnt show, it doesnt heat up, but the display light is on, thats it. guessing either a near dead battery or circuit board screwed up.
Had my Da Vinci only 4 months used it 10 times and it stopped charging.I called Da Vinci customer service and they said to me because it was a gift and I didn’t have a receipt they couldn’t help me.I know this charging problem they are having with these units and she even told me that was the case but they would not replace it.
What do you do with the screens that come with the unit?
Warning: This vaporizer has a factory defect. Over normal use the connection between the plug and the unit will stop working. This is covered by the warranty which will replace the existing unit with another faulty unit.
Da Vinci requires a proof of purchase for warranty which most shops don’t give you.
Hey Bud, really enjoy your videos. They’re very informative and based on my research, reviewers opinions and a hell of a price I bought the Davinci from their website about a year ago.
At this point in time I’m working on my 4th vaporizer from the company. I’ve been having a problem with a power connection and it appears the thing shuts completely down and dies after using it awhile while plugged in. Their customer service was great the first 2 times but last time it took them awhile to send the new vape back.
You probably know they came out with a version 2 that’s supposed to fix some of the negative features you mentioned in your review. I wonder if you could add an updated review on the newer unit.
BTW… Got so frustrated with the Davinci that I went out and bought the Arizer Solo. Similar concept to the Davinci but much better executed. My only complaint about the Solo is the O ring that holds the glass straw in place. Once the unit heats up, the straw can very easily fall out and break. Other than that, it’s an awesome portable vape.
Thanks for the vids Bud and keep on vapin !
Hey thanks for posting,
I wasn’t thoroughly impressed with this original unit so I decided to skip buying the version 2 and just waited for their Ascent to come out. Not sure if you’ve seen it but it’s definitely a step up from this design, you can check out my review here.
Glad you’re enjoying the Solo too, stay up!
Thanks for the review. Never vaped and have a technical question. Do you have to vape all the material in the chamber with each use? I generally only uses a little at a time. Can I fill the thing and stretch the draws out over hours or days? Or should I only use a little at a time and clear it out (u said in an earlier comment that using a little is not as good per draw). Thanks for the info
This thing isn’t worth half the price. Davinci’s customer service will not read your emails properly nor take them seriously. They certainly don’t act like a company selling the most expensive portable vape out there. Mine was sent with an incorrect power supply and when I followed up 12 days later they still hadn’t sent a replacement. By this stage BOTH the supplied glass stems had cracked, but their customer service guy, rather than sending a replacement with the new power supply, told me to read the warranty instead.
Look at their Facebook page, it’s full of complaints and unhappy people. They should consider themselves lucky they aren’t facing a class action law suit over their poorly designed and broken product. Caveat Emptor with these jerks.
After sending my first DaVinci back because of temperature control/vapor output issues, the company sent me a new DaVinci free of charge. This model looks just like the original DaVinci, but the lid opening mechanism is magnetized and the button latch is gone. I’m not sure why they felt the need to change this – the magnet is super strong and can snap close fast and heavy – I’ve caught the edge of my finger a few times. Not a deal breaker. Perhaps I had a faulty unit all along, but this new vape performs so much better than my first one. Excellent vapor output, although kinda harsh at the manufacture default temp of 375.
All in all, a markedly better vaping experience.
Hi there! I am about to buy the Da Vinci. I am worried about the hot and harm smoke you were talking about. Do you think the 20cm long straw, which you can buy extra for it, would completely solve this problem? Is this vaporizer a good option as my first and only vaporizer? How long does the battery last? Will I get the three batteries with it? How much work it is to change the battery? Is it doable to change it on a party or somewhere out? Thank you very much!
Hey John the longer straw should help bit to make the vapor more comfortable but I’m not sure if it would completely solve the problem. I think this vape is ok overall but it’s not one of my favorites and I don’t recommend it very often, that said though there have been people who have told me they like theirs so there’s a chance you would too. Battery life will vary depending on usage but it’s not replaceable, you just plug it in and recharge it after it dies.
Hey, I was wondering if you’ve had a chance to use the updated 2013 DaVinci model. From what I’ve read they seem to be improved with respect to battery life and vapor taste, but I wanted to see if you think they’ve made any significant improvements and how you would rate it. I’m having a tough time deciding between one of these and a Solo.
Hey I haven’t tried any updated DaVinci model, and I’d be skeptical that it’s any better than the original, but they did come out with the Ascent which I think is a much better designed vape, so if you’re interested in their units I would look into that one. If not I would still recommend the Solo over this one as long as you don’t mind it not being very portable (kinda big and clunky, better for cordless home use).
I’m having all kinds of weird issues with my DaVinci. I’ve had it for a year, and it’s just not producing great vapor as it used to. I’m not sure if there’s an issue with the heating element. I’m vaping at 378 degrees, which has traditionally been the sweet spot for me with this particular vape. When I draw slowly, it doesn’t even feel like I’m getting anything, and there is barely any vapor when I exhale. I’m not sure if this is typical of vapes in general, but I also seem to use more herb that I would with traditional methods. Lastly, the desired “effect” has diminished. Customer service is great, however. I’ll be sending it back to them, and they assured me they would send me a new unit after they test it.
Had Davinci for two months, works great, no issues. Wonderful gadget! Great draw,mtaste, stealth. Best portable vape on the market.
I am disappointed completly about the Davinci Vaporizer ! After 2 month of using it break down ! The display stopped working suddenly ! I tried to get support by mail – NO ANSWER ! Then I tried to make a phone call, but the number does not exist ! It is a product from the USA – I never would buy it ! Cleaning is very difficult. I tried to change the sieve, but the cap which holds the sieve could not be opened and breaks down ! A really bullshit product !
Damn sorry to hear you’re disappointed!!
Had unit for a month – works perfectly with no issues. Elegant, robustly made, and incredibly stealth, this unit can be used anywhere.
Absolutely no complaints, vapor is strong and very tasty. I bought the snorkel fro home use, gives a cooler draw, though the draw with the original mobthpiece is fine.
Best portable I’ve seen, and I prefer it over the new Ascent which has too much breakable glass, and looks like a pipe with monthpiece extended, ruining stealth factor.
I’ve to buy my first vaporizer and I think DaVinci is the right for me. I need to vaporize only a small amount of herb (0.15 gram), so I need to know if DaVInci works well with small amount of material or not. How many amount of herb is possible to fill in daVinci chamber ?
Yes it will work with small amounts of material just don’t expect dense vapor and it may be a little on the hot side
I’ve had my DaVinci for about a month. It’s my first vaporizer.
After two weeks, the stem broke off – a really bad design element being that it’s threaded and removing the stem is the only way to easily load the chamber, so you’re always twisting that plastic/metal joint. Of course it’s not going to last. They could’ve used a luer lock union, but whatever. No one answered the phone when I called about this but they did email me back after a couple of days and offered a replacement IF I sent them a pic of the old one (which I’d already tossed and replaced with a length of PharmMed BPT #16 tubing). Whatever. It still works.
I was able to use it over 2.5 days during scout camp on one charge (not getting too ripped, of course). Cleaning is easy with IPA and Q-tips. Loading could be easier, but it’s tolerable. The brush is small, but big enough. It’s darn pretty – and very portable. I don’t know what everyone is complaining about the heat for – just don’t hold it where it’s too hot. I’ve not been burned, but it is uncomfortable. The max temp of my unit is 405 – a lovely bit of freeway in LA.
I chose this over the Pax solely on the use-while-charging feature. But that was before I saw your review. And anyway I’m so anal about keeping the thing charged, I probably don’t need to worry about that.
I’ve only vaped with this model – so I’m not qualified to talk about comparative vapor quality, but I agree it gets hot and is rather irritating at times – makes me cough sometimes if I’m getting too aggressive.
Oh, and the storage space is not airtight, so if you need to control smell, don’t use that feature.
My next vaporizer will probably be a Plenty as I’m ready for a home model (vs. portable/car model) – though the Plenty is plenty damn ugly.
Really appreciate the comments here. Was all set to get the Pax, but got hit by some massive anti-Pax, pro-Da Vinci propaganda. Good to hear some actual, first-hand experiences rather than rumors. I’ll take a vape that needs a little extra cleaning over a vape that might be too hot to handle half the time …
Now all I’ve got to do is pick my Pax color …
Hey yea there’s some anti-Pax stuff out there but IMO most of it is unwarranted, it’s a great vape.
Hope you enjoy it, stay up!
Great unit mine bummed out in 4 months (not uncommon in portable vapes due to the batteries being close to the heating element) but karma had great customer service and i should be getting my new unit very soon (hope it lasts longer), as far as performance wise the thing is great. never combusts and is easy to use. as far as portables go id advise the DV or the pax their both very good vapes.
Im really hoping my new unit performs longer because besides that i have nothing negative to say about it.
About a month after purchase the straw and little brush fell apart. I called customer service several times and left a message every time and they never returned my calls. I decided it was time to start posting negative feedback on their FB page. This worked like a charm as I received a call from them about an hour after that!
When I spoke with the customer service rep she was very apologetic and said she would send out 2 straws for the inconvenience. Wow! I thought. That was nice. Maybe these guys aren’t so bad. So, 3 weeks went by and I never received anything. Called customer service again and they didn’t respond to my messages again.
I decided to get crafty and call their wholesale line (you bet they answer this line on the first ring!). Once I was in touch with the rep they told me the order was completed but never shiped! I think the staff might be using the product to often over there! Anyways, I haven’t been able to use it for the last month. I got my fingers crossed but not holding my breath.
The few positives about this product are far outweighed by the terrible customer service and overall poor product quality. Also, it is important to note that this product is not suited for heavy use. If you charge it once a day (needed after 4 sessions), the battery will only last 90 days before it no longer holds a charge.
Avoid at all costs.
I’m sorry to hear about your troubles but I appreciate you sharing your experiences with this vape
Bud what are some of the best vaporizers for waxes?
Hey man I’m not completely sure it’s a little outside my area of expertise.
I have an Omicron and I like it, but the only other oil vape I’ve tried at this point is one of those generic e-cig pen models.
Hopefully I’ll be able to try more soon
Love the DaVinci. It is portable so obviously it’s not gonna wreck ya straight off. That being said the battery life is kinda weak because the sucker heats up in a little over a minute. Not bad. It does not get that hot. Crazy good functionality, what I think they are going for
There’s no other way to replace battery without sending the whole unit back???? And how much does that cost???
Does the Da Vinci have drag when you inhale? I tried an Arizer Solo and I would say that it has a significant drag
This vape has low draw resistance so it is different than the Solo in that regard.
When i first heated up the divice to 221°C (429°F) i noticed som rubber smelling vapor wich seems to come out the chamber. I Heated it up for many times just to make sure any chemicals Vpaorized completely because i dont want to inhale that plastic smell. Now is has been heated up 20 times to 221°C (429°F) for 10 minutes and it still vaporizes a Plastic Smell wich i can see when i use a bright pocket lamp. We now tested it with a new one and its still the same. Heating it up to highest level causes plastic vapors wich dónt find an end. You only can see the plastic vapors withapocket lamp.
Can anyone tell me how to avoid theese plastic vapors?
I dont want to use the device til i know wtas this vapor.
It smells a öittle bit like Rubber/Plastic and i really dont want to inhale it.
I think tha vapor comes from the rubber seal upside the Heating cmanber.
I really dont belive that this part is made of temperature Proof silicone.
Did anyone open the davinci and can post Pictures of its inner Life.
Thanks for your post.
I’ve received this same complaint before, and heard about it on a few occasions.
The DaVinci isn’t one of the best designed vapes in my opinion, and I think it’s due to some kind of manufacturing defect.
I’m not sure where I saw it in the past but if you search around I think you’ll be able to find a video or pictures of what the inner workings look like.
Hello, i opened mines to check whats wrong and found out tht tha black rubber part upside the chamber produces the plastic vapors. When the manufracturer says the rubber pice is made of silicone i dont belive in this. Greets Gunner
which is better, this or the ‘No2’? why?
which has a larger reservoir?
I’d say they are about equal in size
Performance-wise they’re fairly similar, but I’ve personally used my NO2 more than I’ve used my DaVinci.
The compactness of the DV is cool but I’m just not really a fan of the vapor it produces, I find it to be a little too hot/harsh.
The NO2 isn’t much better, but for me provides a slightly more comfortable experience. It’s almost twice the size of the DV though, so not nearly as portable.
I have had my davinci for a few months and use it every day. today i noticed the chamber smoking when it was set at around 365 degrees. Any idea what my have caused this? I noticed it when I opened the chamber to stir the contents, you cannot see the smoke when the chamber is closed.
Sounds like it might be from residue buildup inside the chamber. But I did receive a few complaints similar to yours and in some cases the device itself ended up being defective.
I would clean it out and see if it may be residue causing the smoke, and if it’s not I would contact the manufacturer.
I just started growing some flowers. Haven’t touched ANYTHING the last 15 years after decades of heavy use. I decided smoke was out. Can’t stand the smell of tobacco any more so a vape was the way to go. Portable, too. I want stealth.
Checked out various portable options at the local shops. The Da Vinci was by far the coolest thing out there, IMO. Great looks, great reviews, apparently superior customer service (If necessary). All of the cons I’ve read just seem to be splitting hairs. I doubt any product is going to be perfect, but the Da Vinci seems like a good compromise until the perfect machine comes along. Now that it’s been out almost a year, it’s available for a lot less than the $200.00+ prices advertised. Accessories are still pricey, but oh well.
I think it’s an elegant little machine, and I’m going to enjoy using it for a long time to come!
I bought my Da Vinci having only tried a friends Volcano once before. It does the same thing, only on a smaller scale and less robustly. The unit is sturdy and still operates after dropping on a slate floor. Gets hot after a couple minutes. The brush is handy to have. Comes with a users manual and has a serial number. Supposedly will replace battery up to two years with original reciept. Gets hot. Turns off too early. Also the highest charge this display will give you is 75% battery.
I just picked up a new Davinci and seems to work well. But I’m wondering if anyone else’s makes a whistling sound when drawing off the included piece? I’m not sure THAT’s real stealth but I agree the size is… I hope the battery works well. It’s been charging longer than the recommended first charge but not showing fully charged on display.
I chose the DaVinci for several reasons: 1. Stealth 2. Portable/Car adapter 3. Easy maintenance 4. It’s a vaporizer!
What I like: 1. You can get big, smokeless hits and not even realize you’re getting baked. 2. It gets hot, but it’s not what I thought it would be. You just have to hold it correctly. 3. It can be used for oils and waxes. 4. It fits in my pocket and is super stealth.
What I don’t like: 1. It uses a lot of material. It’s gone before you know it. 2. I’VE HAD IT FOR 7 DAYS AND IT ALREADY STOPPED WORKING. It doesn’t heat up anymore. Obviously, I have major quality concerns now.
I would definitely agree with you about the quality concerns. I got my first unit a few months ago and was really impressed by the storage features, quick heat up time and the overall look and feel. Worked great for the first week delivering full hits and looking super sexy, but then it wouldn’t fully charge even when plugged in all night. Then, before I even contacted customer service, it went up in flames. I guess the thermostat or something internal malfunctioned and the unit would not stop heating. I had it just sitting flat on the table, not covered at all and walked away for a few minutes figuring the timer would kick it off anyway. Came back from my piss to burning plastic and smoke. Da vinci was really good replacement wise, got the store to hand me a new unit no shipping involved, but the incident has left me a little wary and I never let the thing out of my sight when using again.
I was also a little disappointed to find that it takes 3 HOURS to fully charge the unit and that even though you can “charge when in use” the using of it drains more battery than the charger replaces.. so you can’t really use AND charge it, just use it while plugged in. One more note, DON’T GET THE WHITE ONE. The vents on the face of it seem to seep out some vapor and the whole area has a yellow stain to it that I noticed after the first week of use.
I’ve had my DaVinci from almost the time it came out and haven’t had any issues with it. I’ve tried my friend’s Iolite WISPR and there is no comparison. I haven’t tried an Arizer yet.
I also tried a Pax recently and really like the Pax, but the DaVinci is still my vape of choice.
A friend ordered a DaVinci and it had an issue with the heat display. The folks over at DaVinci took care of him and replaced his unit right away.
I’ve had my davinci with me at a movie theater, on a roller coaster and even at a business luncheon…convinced someone it was a cell phone, although if you were really sniffing for it, you could smell the herb smell. It was faint, but there.
I have just recently bought a DaVinci, so far I am loving it. Absolutely not problems with it. Just hoping that it doesn’t have the same macanical problems as others, enjoy.
Cool thanks for sharing your experience with it man, vape it up!
i just recenttly purchased the Da vinci. this is my first experience with any vape. although i am an experienced tobacco user. ill be honest i was skeptical at first about the product. it defffinitly made the tabacco ….. Creep up on me and have a different suttle yet potent effect. i have found that a dryer higher grade tobacco is nice for a few hits at 355 and then slowly bump up for the next five hit to 380. then i roast the rest at 430. at this point i have seen smoke come out of my mouth, the mouth piece and, even the seams of the chamber that holds the products. but this is how i best conserve and consume all of the niccotene from the tobacco. also i re use the tobacco is my tobacco pipe. stealth is great with it but it does give off a peculiar smell. i have been accused of smeelling of beer after using the Da Vinci. but there is still alot to find out and fix with this new product but i see there being a bright and beautiful future for new and improved Da Vincis to come.
Hey thanks for sharing your experiences with this vape
We took apart the de vinci because of the bad plastic and chemical taste and were appalled by the design. The air intake flows through the heating coil which is wrapped around the inner canister by tape to hold the coil in place. The outer canister which can be seen from the vents has small holes so the air flows in.That air is mixed with the fumes coming out of the tape and glue that is wrapped around the heating coil which can heat to 430. It also has a rubber gasket between the herb chamber and lid which probably emits fumes too. We have a picture of the inside but I dont know how to post it. We vape with health in mind and when using the da vinci this unit contaminates the air with plastics and glue from the tape. This unit doesn’t seem to be too heathy and I have stopped using it.
Thanks very much for sharing this info, I’m sure it will help others in their decision making process.
My girlfriend got a sore throat like she never had from smoking at a low temperature on the DaVinci. She does have a lot of allergies but this should not have happened. She complained of the horrible taste after only two times. She is actually at the clinic today to get an opinion/medication. DaVinci is junk, throwing it away won’t even sell it.
Does this vape hit as hard as the no2
I would say that this vape performs very similarly to the NO2. The herb chamber designs are very similar and I found the vapor quality and production to be about the same.
If you had to choose between this or the NO2, which one would you go with as a first vaporizer.?
Probably the NO2
I would go with the davinci all the way. If you have any type of problem Davinvi customer support does not screw around. I called them with a problem and instead of nickle-and-diming me they just said let us send you a new unit. You only find such good customer support at companies that really care about what they are doing. If you had any doubts about purchasing a davinci you can be confident that davinci has your back.
Why is the davinci better, performance wise…
Not too bad of a review. I don’t agree with the heat being an issue in that I have had the unit up to 420F and could still wrap my hand around it and not feel a burn at all — to me it is only gets quite warm but not burning hot. For me the draws never become uncomfortably warm, though I have heard this from others. If draws were too hot one could opt for the long 20cm whip accessory. I agree that battery life could be an issue especially if you could not get to an outlet. I usually use mine in an outlet to preserve battery life unless I take it out. When I have taken the davinci out it never ran out of battery power. No doubt sharing with a pal would drain it pretty quickly. The other more serious battery issue is replacement because the battery will run out of juice after 6 months of use — you have to send it in to the manufacturer to have the battery replaced. Now that is a drag. And as far as the davinci’s best quality — THE STEALTH FACTOR — no other vape touches the davinci. Thank you for taking the time to review the davinci vape.
Thanks for your comments and feedback
Can you tell me why exactly.?
Can anyone help me with taking the unit apart without breaking it? I would like to replace the charger connector with something a little more robust. I love the unit other than the power connector getting flaky if you use it plugged in most of the time like I do. Not concerned about voiding the warranty. Thanks.
I took it apart and soldered on a new power connector and its working great.
Any tips on taking it apart? not too sure where to start
Vape Worked Well FOR A MONTH !!! NOT IMPRESSED Hopeful the replacement is a touch better.I didn’t get to drop it even once.Certainly no volcano …. I vape mine all the way to 9 and cook the remains…Brownies Are Great !! KEEP UP THE GREAT REVIEWS GUY>>>I LOVE THE HONESTY!THANX
thanks for sharing your experiences!
could you by any chance give me the recipe for those brownies? thanks:)