DaVinci’s latest vaporizer, the IQ2, offers some useful features for those who need to be precise about dosages. It's definitely an improvement over the original IQ, making the IQ 2 more of a competitor to vapes on the market like the PAX 3 and Storz & Bickel's Mighty and Crafty.
We'll review the versatility, customization, performance, and usability of the DaVinci IQ 2, analyzing its pros and cons. We'll compare it with a conduction vape with some innovative features, the Furna. Both devices are excellent vaporizers, with different strengths and weaknesses.
IQ2 Review and Comparison: Oven and Accessories
The DaVinci IQ2 has a large oven capacity, holding 0.5 grams of material, and it can be used for both dry herbs and concentrates. The device also comes with a single smaller dosage pod that holds 0.2 grams and can be packed ahead of time for when you’re on the go.
The heating method the IQ2 uses is conduction (the same as Furna and the PAX 3), meaning the chamber is in direct contact with the heating element.
Storz and Bickel's Mighty and Crafty use hybrid heating, combining convection and conduction heating. Read our article about convection heating if you want reviews of vapes that heat cannabis using hot air.
How to use DaVinci IQ for weed concentrate
Vaping concentrates with the IQ2 has some drawbacks. The chamber will likely get some residue buildup and become sticky. To avoid the extra cleaning, use the dosage pod to help contain the extract for less mess. Just make sure you remove it shortly afterwards with the pick tool — it will be hot.
If you leave the pod in for too long, it will stick to the inside of the oven as it cools. You might need to heat up the vaporizer again to pull it out.
More portable alternative: one device, multiple ovens
Furna offers both dry herb and concentrate ovens that are easily removable and interchangeable. The oven capacity is 0.2 grams, and they can be pre-packed. So you can load up a few before leaving the house, meaning you can avoid reloading your vape in an inconvenient or indiscreet location.
The ovens are completely enclosed and insulated to prevent sticking to the inside of the vaporizer or burning your skin when you’re swapping them. Switching a finished oven for a fresh one can happen instantly, making it easier to keep a session with friends going without having to stop.
They also have a push-and-twist top for added safety. With Furna, you don't have to rush to remove an oven after vaping, nor are there any hot surfaces to deal with.
There are also 510 oil ovens specifically designed so you can enjoy 510 oil cartridges. If you get ovens in every style, you'll be able to enjoy the convenience of all three options in a single device. It's definitely better than carting around multiple vaporizers.
Mouthpieces: Furna vs DaVinci IQ 2
The IQ 2 gives you a choice between a flat mouthpiece or the 10 mm mouthpiece adapter. The adapter length provides more time for the vapor to cool, but the tradeoff is a portable vaporizer that isn't pocketable.
The DaVinci IQ for sale doesn’t come with mouthpiece protectors, but you can buy a carrying case for about $15. This prevents lint or any other material from getting into it.
In contrast, Furna has mouthpieces that attach to the ovens directly for increased protection and portability.
The compact design means you don’t need a carrying case or lid to protect the vaporizer and mouthpieces from lint and dust. When you’re finished with a bowl, simply pop the oven out, flip it around, and slide it back into the vape. Keeping airflow smooth will make a big difference in vapor quality.
Device Settings: Display Style and Controls
The IQ 2 has a vertical-only display that uses an oven icon to show you battery levels. The display also allows you to set the IQ 2 to a specific temperature or choose one of the programmed Smart Path temperatures.
Furna’s digital screen displays battery life and offers a variety of options, such as real-time temperature adjustments and programmable ovens. It also flips the display automatically to suit both left and right-handed users.
Temperature range and heat up time
The DaVinci IQ 2 comes with four predetermined temperature levels called Smart Paths. After choosing the level, the temperature will gradually increase over an 8-minute vaping session. The temperature range of the IQ2 is 320 - 430°F (160 - 220°C)
The Smart Path temperatures can be customized on the DaVinci mobile app for Android users. Unfortunately, iPhone users can’t take advantage of this technology because Apple has banned the DaVinci IQ2 app, limiting their control options. The PAX 3 has a similar design issue, leaving both devices too dependent on a mobile app.
In comparison, the Furna vaporizer heats up to the desired temperature in seconds. The heating level can be changed on the display at any point to offer more control over the effects of the strain.
This means you can use a lower temperature to taste the natural flavor of the herbs and experience a more vibrant effect, or switch to a higher temperature to get more vapor and a more intense effect. The Furna has a temperature range of 320-420°F (160 - 215°C).
Both portable vaporizers have precise temperature control, and both use conduction heating and are capable of great vapor quality. But only the DaVinci IQ2 needs to use an app to access its advanced controls, which isn't always convenient when you're vaping. It's not a huge design flaw, but it does reduce users' control.
Extra features and alternative settings
The DaVinci IQ 2 comes with a flavor chamber that can be packed with herbs or spices to infuse your vapor with some extra aroma. You can experiment with flavors to find a unique combination.
You can also experiment with the airflow of each pull by adjusting the dial at the bottom of the device. But if you have a tightly packed chamber, your vapor path will be blocked, so every draw will feel constrained due to the lack of airflow. So this feature is a nice touch, but not completely functional.
A unique feature of Furna is the ability to customize ovens with digital symbols. The symbol appears when you insert the oven into the vaporizer, helping you distinguish between strains and which ovens have been used.
Customizing ovens also offers a hygienic alternative when sharing the vape, ensuring everyone is using their own mouthpiece. And they can even use their own strain of dry herb or concentrate too, if they want.
Ease of Use and Build Quality Review
The DaVinci IQ2 accessories can complicate things for the average user. It’s best to read the 60-page owner’s manual if you want to take advantage of all the features.
For example, it can calculate the THC and CBD levels of strains so you can be precise about your dose when vaping. This is a great feature if you’re using the vape for medical purposes, but it’s not very intuitive to set up.
The Furna dry herb vaporizer is intuitive, efficient, easily customizable, and lighter than the DaVinci IQ2. The isolated vapor path and cooling coil are built into individual ovens, providing a clean and cool experience.
And the funnel accessory that comes with the vape helps make loading fast and free of mess.
Difference in battery life and charge time
The DaVinci IQ 2 comes with a removable battery, a rechargeable 18650 battery that provides 6-9 sessions, or about an hour of use.
The vaporizer will buzz when you have 10% battery left, and the charging time for the IQ2 can take up to a whopping 6 hours. The other option is to buy an external battery charger (sold separately) which could take less time to charge the battery.
Furna gives you more sessions than the IQ2, with no extra devices needed. The vaporizer reaches the desired temperature quickly and will buzz when it’s ready. It will also display a battery level before each session, so you’ll never wonder if there’s enough power to finish. It doesn't have a removable battery though.
Ultimately, the biggest difference between the DaVinci IQ2 and Furna is that Furna gives you 15-20 sessions and takes less than half the time to charge. This definitely makes it more portable and convenient vs DaVinci.
Cleaning and maintenance of dry herb vaporizers
The DaVinci IQ2 has a few pieces that need to be unscrewed and separated for a deep clean, in addition to some narrow edges that will require a careful hand.
For best results, clean the IQ2 when it’s warm to loosen some of the resin that can build up in the bowl area. Be careful not to scratch the inside of the oven as you’re scraping along the edges to remove the build up.
The pearl spacer can be unscrewed and dropped into isopropyl alcohol, as well as the gaskets and mouthpieces. Make sure that everything is dry, then perform a burn-off cycle to eliminate any residual smell before the next session.
Cleaning the Furna vaporizer is much easier and more straightforward. Because the ovens are removable by design, you only have a few parts to clean.
Use a single push of the multi-tool to pop out the stainless steel screens, ceramic cooling coil, and mouthpiece nib. Then, drop them into isopropyl alcohol along with the mouthpiece.
Dip the brush into the isopropyl alcohol and clean the inside of the chamber. And that’s it – a deep clean every time. Easy maintenance means you'll actually do it, improving the vapor quality and giving you better sessions.
Furna vs DaVinci IQ 2
The DaVinci IQ 2 is a great device compared with other dry herb vaporizers on the market. It holds its own against the PAX 3, and compares decently with the Mighty and Crafty by Storz and Bickel.
But for us, the interchangeable ovens and cleaning convenience push the Furna vaporizer ahead vs the DaVinci IQ 2. If you’re looking for a vape that puts your experience front and center, Furna offers unparalleled usage times, portability, and flexibility.
Spend less time on cleaning, maintenance, and charging your vaporizer and more time enjoying it – get Furna.
Interested in other comparisons and reviews of vaporizers? Head over to our handy product comparison page for a Da Vinci IQ 2 review, compared with the Crafty (by Storz and Bickel) and PAX 3 vapes.