If you’re looking to find a more discreet vaporizer, look no further than the DaVinci MIQRO - the world’s smallest portable vaporizer!
Think of the MIQRO as the compact little brother to the incredibly popular DaVinci IQ, which changed the game of the portable market for conduction devices. With the MIQRO, DaVinci took the same sleek, streamline aesthetic and internal engineering of the IQ and downsized it into an even more portable device, to create the world’s smallest portable vaporizer. Shrinking the IQ was no mean feat, and the team at DaVinci managed to condense all that technology a whopping 33% (while cutting the price-tag by almost 50% at the same time).
The DaVinci MIQRO has changed the portable vaporizer market in America and Canada, and now that it’s finally arrived on Australian shores we couldn’t be more excited to see what this nifty little guy is capable of.
Read on for our ultimate review of the DaVinci MIQRO, the newest vape of 2019!
The most obvious and noticeable feature about the DaVinci MIQRO is how tiny it is. MIQRO by name and micro by nature, this device is incredibly compact - weighing in at just 100 grams, it is 40% lighter than the IQ. The MIQRO can fit perfectly in the palm of your hand and is the perfect vape for stealthy use on the go, measuring almost 8 cm tall x 3.5 cm wide, and a depth of just over 2cm.
While the MIQRO might be small, don’t judge the book by the cover - this is an incredibly sturdy device. The DaVinci MIQRO is almost entirely constructed out of ceramic zirconium, a ceramic material that is highly durable as well as being an excellent conductor of heat.
It also makes the MIQRO a low-maintenance device, and could not be easier to clean. Simply remove all detachable parts of your device, and brush down the interior elements with the pipe cleaner included in your kit.
For a deeper clean, remove the vapor path and clean with isopropyl alcohol. You won’t have to take this extra step too often, perhaps every 10-15 uses when you start to notice a stronger draw resistance from your device.
Even though the Miqro is a conduction powered vaporizer, it still provides great-tasting smooth vapor. How? The clue is in the high-quality materials used in constructing this tiny little device. The herb chamber, vapor path, and mouthpiece of the MIQRO are all made out of ceramic zirconium, which is the best conductor of heat out of all-ceramic materials.
With a conduction device, we recommend packing your oven tightly with finely ground herb to get the best performance out of your material. Luckily with the MIQRO, you don’t have to worry about wasting herb for a solo session just to achieve a tighter pack in your oven.
The adjustable oven pearl allows you to reduce the size of your oven so you can always achieve a tight pack, even with less material. Simply unscrew the ceramic zirconium pearl to reduce your 0.25-gram oven to 0.15 grams.
The only drawback with the MIQRO in comparison to the IQ is the heat up time - the MIQRO takes over 30 seconds to reach optimum heat, which is almost twice as long as the IQ, but considering it costs half as much while being a fraction of the size, it’s one area we’re willing to forgive.
The MIQRO vaporizer is full of excellent and highly customizable heat settings that can cater to all vaping styles, with various modes to personalise your sessions to your own tastes.
One of our favourite features about the DaVinci IQ was the unique Smart Paths technology, which provides users with four pre-configured temperature settings which slowly increase in heat over a pre-timed ten-minute session.
DaVinci has made sure to include this signature feature in the MIQRO, giving you perfectly timed sessions whether you’re going solo or vaping with friends.
Choose from four different settings to get the most performance out of your herb, with Smart Path 1 (350° F / 176°C - 370°F / 187°C), Smart Path 2 (370°F/187°C - 390°F/199°C), Smart Path 3 (390° F / 199°C - 410°F/ 210°C) and Smart Path 4 (410°F/210°C - 430°F/222°C).
The MIQRO also includes a Boost Mode feature, which gives you an extra blast of heat for those last few hits of your session, when you need them most. Standby mode rapidly cools down your vape, to preserve any unused dry herb and to preserve your battery life between draws.
The DaVinci Miqro is easily charged on the go via USB, and is powered by two replaceable 18350 batteries. The device takes about 90 minutes to reach a full charge, which is achieved by charging the batteries within the device instead of charging them separately.
This handy little feature means you’re much less likely to lose or misplace your batteries, and since the MIQRO offers pass-through charging it also means that you can actually use your vape when it’s charging! Considering its tiny size, the MIQRO’s 50-minute battery life is definitely a great achievement, especially considering other devices like the Crafty that only last about 45 minutes.
While the MIQRO might come at a smaller price-tag than the IQ, you won’t have to scrimp on extras to enhance your vaping experience. The MIQRO comes with a full kit of handy tools and accessories, including an extended mouthpiece, cleaning tools, gaskets, a carry case, a nifty grinder card, and even a carry-can keychain for storing extra batteries and spare herb on the go.