The DaVinci Miqro (Review | Buy) and the DaVinci IQ (Review | Buy) are so similar, they could be twins. If one of those twins got shrunken in the washing machine, that is. That’s because the Miqro is essentially a miniature version of the IQ.
The IQ is one of the Best Dry Herb Vaporizers, and has been for a while now. So, is its little brother ready to replace it, or does the IQ have what it takes to fend off another challenger? The only way to find out is to continue reading this DaVinci Miqro vs DaVinci IQ comparison.
DaVinci Miqro vs DaVinci IQ Comparison: Design and Features
The Miqro and the IQ are both compatible with dry herb only.
The DaVinci Miqro is one of the smallest, most portable premium vapes available. It can fit into any pocket even with the extended mouthpiece. If you can’t take it with you, then you’re probably just wearing a leotard, if so, why?
The DaVinci IQ has one trick that the Miqro doesn’t have, the innovative flavor chamber. You can place any type of herb in there—not just marijuana, but definitely also marijuana—to get a unique flavor from the vapor. If you do put some extra green in the chamber, it becomes saturated with THC, so when you vape with that saturated weed, you get an extra intense hit that will leave you reeling—in a good way.
Both the Miqro and the IQ have the Smart Path mode that gradually increases the temperature during each session. They also both feature a zirconium pearl on the inside of the chamber cover that enhances heat distribution.
Clearly the Miqro wins this round, granted it would win against pretty much any vape. The Miqro manages to be, well, micro-sized, while still retaining the majority of features of the IQ. A neat trick—or just great design.
The IQ is decently portable, but only if you use the flat mouthpiece rather than the extended one, in which case, you can just about stuff it into a pocket. If you opt for the extended mouthpiece—which most do for its vapor cooling ability—then the IQ is relegated to purses, backpacks, or—God forbid—fanny packs.
Oven and Heating
You would expect the bigger IQ to have a bigger oven, and it does. The Miqro’s oven is pretty decently sized, but it only holds enough bud for a single person. That’s a feature, not a bug though, since the Miqro is meant to be a solo weed vape.
Both use conduction heating, but the zirconium pearl in their ovens distributes the heat evenly to prevent the weed from becoming charred the way it can in inferior conduction vapes.
- Stylish, elegant design
- Very portable friendly
- Included extended mouthpiece cools down the vapor
- LED light grid is a very cool, useful feature
- Simple interface
- Replaceable battery
- Flat mouthpiece is uncomfortable
- Device can get hot after a while
- Handsome design still holds up
- Informative and innovative light grid display
- Very easy to use
- Flavor chamber is an interesting feature
- Interchangeable batteries
- Device gets hot after extended use
- Extended mouthpiece impedes portability
Reliability and Warranty
DaVinci Miqro – This weed vape is brand new, but if its big brother is anything to go by—and it is—then the Miqro is going to be long-lasting, and worry-free.
Warranty: 5 years
DaVinci IQ – Like I said above, the IQ is long-lasting and worry-free despite being on the market for a while. There have been some issues with people accidentally breaking off the zirconium pearl, but that comes down to user error rather than a design flaw.
Warranty: 10 years
Battery and Charging
The IQ has an optional external charger that can reduce the charge time to 2 – 3 hours.
DaVinci Miqro vs DaVinci IQ: Ease of Use
- Very easy to use
- Simple loading procedure
- Convenient replaceable battery
- Simple to use
- Easy to load
- Useful interchangeable battery
DaVinci Miqro vs DaVinci IQ: Operational Differences
How to Use the DaVinci Miqro
- Open the herb chamber, fill it with your herb, and then close it up.
- (Optional) Use the pearl to adjust the oven size before placing herb in the chamber.
- Click the power button 5x to power up the Miqro.
- Once powered up, click the power button to switch between precision heating and Smart Path mode.
- Use the up/down buttons to select the temperature/Smart Path.
- Once heating is complete, inhale from the mouthpiece.
Using the Miqro is a simple affair, which is good because it’s meant to be used on the go, so simplicity is paramount. The only problem is that the 15 LED light grid doesn’t convey as much information as the IQ’s 51 LED light grid.
How to Use the DaVinci IQ
- Open the herb chamber, pack in your herb tightly, close the chamber.
- (Optional) Place dry herb or other aromatic substance into the flavor chamber.
- Press the power button 5x to turn on IQ in smart path mode, click button to switch to precision mode.
- Press up/down arrows to choose either a smart path or exact temperature.
- Hold down the power button while inhaling to start vaping.
The IQ is also a pretty simple vaporizer to use, the flavor chamber is an interesting option, and the light grid is still one of the coolest displays on any kind of vaporizer.
DaVinci Miqro vs DaVinci IQ Comparison: Final Thoughts
If you want a premium portable that’s easy to use and perfect for solo use, then the Miqro is for you, it packs a lot of great features into a small package. Yeah, the battery life is weak, but at least the Explorer’s Collection gives you a spare to replace the dead one.
The IQ is perfect if you want a bigger oven, the cool flavor chamber, and the smartphone app. Even after all this time, the IQ is still one of the best, and most innovative, dry herb vaporizers. You just have to sacrifice a little bit of the Miqro’s portability to get all those features.
No matter which of these two vapes you decide on, you’ll be getting one of the Best Weed Vapes around. So, flip a coin, blindly toss a dart at their pictures, let a psychic octopus choose for you, you’ll be getting a great weed vape with either choice.