Davinci has released their latest dry herb vaporizer called the IQC, it looks exactly the same as the Davinci IQ2 but with a few key differences.
Watch the video for a demo of each device
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First let’s look at what’s the same with both Davinci models
Both of the Davinci models the IQC and the IQ2 have the same great features:
- Ceramic, glass lined oven
- Removable 18650 Battery
- Precision temperature control & smart paths
- Sealed zirconia/glass vapor path
- Dosing pods for concentrates or microdosing
Both models have the same great features such as the long, glass lined vapor path, the ceramic oven and the removeable battery. The removeable battery is great because you can have several charging and simply pop one out and replace it with a charged one, so you don’t have to wait for the unit to charge with a USB cable.
Let’s look at the differences with each model:
|5 year warranty
|10 year warranty
|USB-C charging cable
|USB micro cable
|Battery life is 2 hours
|Battery life is 1 hour
|Heat up time is 30 seconds
|Heat up time is 40 seconds
|Air flow control
|Tighter antimicrobial silicone cap
|Zirconium ceramic cap
|Vapor is hit or miss at lower temps
|Better vapor at all temps
|Retails for $229 US or $280 CDN
|Retails for $295 US or $385 CDN
Read the full review for the Davinci IQ2 here
Davinci IQC features
The biggest difference between their newest model the Davinci IQC and the Davinci IQ2 is the price, warranty and the lack of airflow control. The Davinci IQC uses the USB-C cable for charging so you get a faster charge and faster heat up time.
They also tightened the cap and used an antimicrobial polymer material so it’s more hygienic. The IQC is also slightly lighter and thinner than the IQ2 but the difference is barely noticeable.
Davinci IQ2 airflow control
This is the biggest difference for me is the airflow control on the IQ2. This allows you to increase or decrease resistance when you draw. This is mostly personal preference however I find the ability to change the resistance gives you better vapor quality overall. I find the IQC is hit or miss especially at lower temperatures.
It comes down to price, warranty and vapor quality. The IQC is lower priced with a 5 year warranty instead of the 10 year warranty you get with the IQ2. The shorter warranty tells me that the IQ2 is built to last longer than the IQC however even a 5 year warranty is a great warranty. Most dry herb vaporizers come with a 1 to 2 year warranty, so you’re still getting a good warranty with the IQC.
The vapor quality is where the IQ2 beats out the IQC, you get better cloud with the IQ2. I find I use the IQ2 way more than the IQC for that difference. Sometimes I can’t see any vapor with the IQC, especially at lower temperatures and the ability to adjust the airflow is a nice feature to have, as this allows you to control the resistance when you draw. (Watch the video above for a demo of the vapor quality)
The price difference is about $50 in US dollars and about $100 in Canadian dollars, depending on where you buy your vaporizer. That’s a big difference when you’re on a tight budget.
Overall the Davinci IQ2 is a better dry herb vaporizer than the IQC but not so much that I recommend you should buy that one over the IQC. If you’re on a budget and price is the most important thing for you, the IQC is a great dry herb vaporizer that has all of the best features of the IQ2 with a few small differences.
You can buy the Davinci IQC and the IQ2 from their official website, with free shipping to Canada and the US and they will price match.
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