Kit and Accessories
- DaVinci Miqro
- Carry can
- 18350 battery
- Extended mouthpiece
- USB charging cable
- Cleaning kit
Compatibility: The DaVinci Miqro is only compatible with dry herb.
Design and Features
The Miqro looks just like a mini version of the DaVinci IQ because that’s essentially what it is. It has the same smooth, sleek, pocket-friendly design and the cool LED light grid on the front, though the Miqro has fifteen lights instead of fifty-one like on the IQ. The Miqro is similar on the inside as well since it also has a zirconia pearl on the inside of the oven cover. Like the one in the IQ, its function is to help distribute heat so that the herb vaporizes evenly. However, it can also be used to adjust the size of the oven so you can vary the amount of herb that you use without compromising performance.
As with the IQ, the oven is on the bottom of the device and the mouthpiece is on the top, which gives the Miqro a fairly long airpath for a small device. That airpath is made of zirconia, which helps to keep the vapor pure. The Miqro doesn’t have the smartphone support like the IQ but it does have the signature Smart Path mode of that larger vaporizer. This mode gradually increases the selected temperature by twenty degrees over the course of a session. That helps to draw out all the flavor and cannabinoids from the weed to give the user a full spectrum vaping experience.
However, the lack of the smartphone app means that you can’t customize the four different Smart Paths like you can with the Miqro. That also means that you need to use the buttons on the device to control the Smart Paths, this isn’t too difficult, but obviously, it would be easier with a smartphone.
The Smart Path mode is what helps to separate the Miqro from other similarly tiny vaporizers since most of them don’t have a mode that automatically ramps up the temperature as you vape.
How to Use
- Open the herb chamber, fill it with herb, and then close it up.
- (Optional) Adjust the oven size using the pearl in the oven.
- Click the control button 5x to power up the Miqro in Smart Path mode, click it again to switch heating modes.
- Use the up/down buttons to choose the temperature or smart path and start the heating process.
- Once heating is complete, inhale from your choice of mouthpiece to start vaping.
You can find the official user manual here.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The Miqro is easier to clean then the IQ, but not quite as easy as other similarly sized dry herb vapes. You will need to give the mouthpieces a good soak in isopropyl alcohol to clean them. As for the oven, the included cleaning kit has all you need to take care of it.
Performance and Vapor Quality
The Miqro heats up surprisingly quickly, only taking about forty seconds to get to temperature. That’s great, but it comes with a big downside. Namely, the Miqro doesn’t have a convenient way to dissipate the heat that builds up, so it can get quite hot to the touch after a short time. This is a common problem with small vaporizers and the Miqro has not been able to solve it.
Despite the long-ish vapor path, and the heat-absorbing zirconia air path, the vapor of the Miqro still gets uncomfortably hot. That happens no matter which temperature setting or Smart Path that you select. The flavor quality is pretty good for such a small vape, but it is quickly overwhelmed by the harshness of the vapor. So, you only get a few seconds to savor the vapor before it becomes too uncomfortable to enjoy.
The Miqro uses a 900 mAh removable 18350 battery, which, unfortunately, only lasts for about thirty minutes. That is unusually short even for a vape of this size. Granted, you can carry around a spare to use once the other one is extinguished, but even then, you only get around an hour of use before either battery needs to be recharged. At least the battery only takes an hour or so to charge, but that doesn’t hide the fact that the battery performance of the Miqro is subpar.