The DaVinci Miqro Vaporizer Is Just as Good as the DaVinci IQ
When it comes to DaVinci, smaller is better.
Back in February 2018, I wrote a rave review about this model’s precursor. The DaVinci IQ vaporizer, I noted, was the first unit since the PAX 3 to have “a right to be considered for the distinction of best vaporizer on the market.” Suffice to say, my opinion has not changed.
I’m extremely lucky to have a menagerie of vaporizers in my midst thanks to my review work, but the truth is that the DaVinci IQ quickly became my go-to once I got my hands on it. Last month, I parted ways with my IQ, because a new treasure had found its way into my home: the DaVinci Miqro.
Essentially, the Miqro unit offers everything its predecessor nailed but in a sleeker, more compact form. In fact, the DaVinci IQ’s younger sibling is fully one-third smaller than its big brother — no mean feat considering everything this tiny vaporizer offers.
Let’s start with the biggest potential obstacle: price. While $199 may seem substantial when compared with the vast array of batteries and cheaper models currently available, bear in mind that durability plays a huge role in determining a unit’s value. The Miqro boasts an impressively sturdy construction, and while I’ve yet to subject it to a drop from a substantial height, it’s built in such a way that one episode of butter fingers shouldn’t leave you with a broken mess of metal.
Another important aspect to highlight here is that you can also buy the Miqro outright for $149, but I’d strongly consider upgrading to the “Explorer’s Collection.” In addition to the vaporizer, USB cable, accessory kit, and an extended mouthpiece that you’ll get either way, this bundle includes a grinder coin, a keychain carry can, an extra battery, a small but functional carrying case, and a handy “glove” to keep the heat off your hands (and enjoy a firmer grip).
Some pricier vaporizer packages try to up the cost by including unnecessary add-ons, but every component in the DaVinci “Explorer’s Collection” has a practical purpose. In addition to the aforementioned glove — a great addition, given the Miqro can get quite toasty — the carry can is ideal for taking a few days’ worth of flower with you. The extra battery is a huge boon, especially since having a replacement battery allows one to take Miqro out for a short camping trip or anywhere where outlets might be at a premium or entirely absent.
If there’s one critique to be levied against the DaVinci line, it’s that the battery tends to die faster than with comparable units. For me, the vaporizing experience takes precedence, but be warned that without a second battery, you might not find the Miqro is ideal for extended, out-of-home use. That said, I will stand by my assertion that only the PAX 3 can match DaVinci in terms of premium vapor output.
This thing is easy to pack, easy to clean, and hits great every time. Built of zirconium ceramic, you’ll find no hint of undesired “external” flavors mixing in with your flower. The controls are intuitive and an impressive use of light patterns offers a bit of fun as you dial in your temperature and dive in.
The fact of the matter is that much like the smartphone marketplace, the real goal with high-end vaporizers at the moment is to perfect them. Improvements are currently measured in nuance, with the big players now clearly established. To that end, it’s fair to say that it’s everyone else versus DaVinci right now.
Potency: The immense array of options contained within the Miqro means you can calibrate hits to your heart’s desire. Arguably not ideal for those who prefer giant plumes of vapor from every hit.
Appearance: Sleek and compact, with the added plus of being able to fit in a pocket or purse with ease.
Medical Application: For those who know exactly how they like their medicine delivered, the Miqro is a great way to get consistent, reliable dosages every time.
Effect: Fantastic! Whatever you want out of your loose leaf, the Miqro will deliver it time and time again.
The DaVinci Miqro is available in a Standard Bundle ($149) and Explorer’s Collection ($199), at davincivaporizer.com