The Davinci Miqro-C is a dry herb conduction vaporizer made by the company Davinci. This is the seventh portable vaporizer released by the company, with the first being the OG Davinci back in 2012.
The Miqro-C portable vaporizer is one of the smallest, most pocket-friendly devices currently on the market, and it’s a great example of how something can be cheap and good at the same time.
The Davinci Miqro retails for $99, and you can click here to pick one up from my recommended authorized retailer. Read below for my full Miqro-C vaporizer review.
Table of Contents
- 1 Miqro-C Quick Synopsis
- 2 Davinci Miqro-C vs OG Miqro
- 3 Size, Portability, and Build Quality
- 4 What’s Included + Accessories
- 5 Vapor Path and Draw Resistance
- 6 Miqro-C Heating and Temp Options
- 7 Miqro-C Chamber Info
- 8 Davinci Miqro-C Battery Info
- 9 Cleaning, Maintenance, and Warranty
- 10 Davinci Vaporizer Comparison
- 11 Davinci Miqro-C Review Wrap-Up
- 12 Buying Options and Coupon Code
- 13 Technical Specs
- 14 Pros and Cons
Miqro-C Quick Synopsis
Davinci has been producing dry herb vaporizers for over a decade now. Davinci started with the OG “Davinci” vaporizer back in March of 2012, followed it up with the Davinci Ascent (August 2013), the Davinci IQ (October 2016), the Davinci IQ2 (2019), the OG Miqro (2020), the Davinci IQC (2021) the new Davinci Miqro-C (2022) and the latest model is the Davinci IQ2 Carbon released late in 2022.
While I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Ascent, I feel like Davinci really stepped up their game with the IQ2 and IQC, and as you’ll see in this Davinci Miqro-C review, I’m a big fan. With the Micro-C, you get a full temp spectrum + smart paths, a replaceable battery system, and the new pearl design actually works to shrink chamber size for those single-person sessions.
Out of all the portable vaporizers I have tested, the Davinci Miqro-C is definitely the smallest battery-powered portable vaporizer I have reviewed to date. I’m blown away by the size, design, and overall functionality.
Although I really like this unit, I do have a couple of minor gripes. The first being the outer shell gets hot with prolonged use. They do offer a silicone sleeve but it doesn’t come with the unit.
Second, the battery is a small 18350. Overall, the battery life on a full charge is only about 30 minutes. This means you’re only getting about three ten-minute sessions per battery.
Quick Synopsis – Who is the Miqro-C Vaporizer for?
In short, the Miqro-C is the perfect vaporizer for someone that needs portability, discretion, and doesn’t need the most battery life.
- This is not the vaporizer to sit around at home, having long casual sessions all day.
- This is the vaporizer to take to a festival, a night on the town, or walking the dog. You can easily hide the unit in your palm, and it’s about like putting a key fob in your pocket.
Davinci Miqro-C vs OG Miqro
The new Miqro-C portable vaporizer has completely replaced the older OG Miqro, and you can only purchase the USB-C Miqro-C model. Upgrades on the new Davinci Miqro-C include better hinges, better build quality, and upgraded the WPA/Silicone throughout the unit. Charge times have also been massively increased via USB-C charging. The full Davinci Miqro-C upgrades are below.
Upgrades/Improvements for the Miqro-C include:
- USB-C Charging
- One row of led’s
- Better Hinges for both the top mouthpiece lid and the bottom oven lid, looks to be fewer moving parts
- Thicker, stronger, better-formed silicone for both the recessed mouthpiece and the 10MM WPA.
- 10MM WPA is now 100% silicone, with a reinforced design and multiple grooves to keep it in place
- ~80 Minute Charge time
Size, Portability, and Build Quality
Size and Portability – The Miqro vaporizer weighs roughly 104 grams with the battery in and a full chamber. The Exact dimensions of the Miqro are 3 1/8 inches tall by 1 3/8 inches wide and roughly an inch deep.
This unit is not only extremely small but also packed full of great features. It’s easy to pocket, easy to conceal and you can completely palm it for discretion. It’s honestly so small that I’ve misplaced it a couple of times already. It’s about the size of a key fob so if you lose your keys, you might misplace this guy.
Build Quality – So far the Micro-C vaporizer seems very durable. I’ve had a few minor drops with no issues, and the materials feel high quality and strong. The updated hinges have fewer moving parts, and overall everything is machined much better than the OG Miqro.
The unit feels good in the hands as far as size goes, but it does get hot similar to the IQ2. I’ve found that it helps to hold the device in your hand and let your palm dissipate some of the heat. You can also pick up the Miqro-C Glove via the Davinci website.
What’s Included + Accessories
Davinci Miqro-C Included:
- Davinci Miqro-C
- 18350 900 mAh Battery
- 10mm Water Pipe Adapter/Extended Mouthpiece
- USB-C Charging Cable
- Miqro-C Cleaning Tool/Pick
- Extra Pearl Post and Gasket
- 4 x Cleaning Pipe Swabs
- Mouthpiece Gasket
The Miqro-C vaporizer comes with everything you need to vape dry herbs. I do recommend picking up an extra battery, the external battery charger, and the Davinci Small soft case for storage. While these extra accessories aren’t needed, they do help with charging and the smaller battery capacities.
Davinci Hydrotube – Filtering vapor through water is the best way to use a portable vaporizer. It lowers the temp of the vapor and adds moisture which helps tremendously if you are always coughing after draws.
Vapor Path and Draw Resistance
Vapor Path – The vapor path in the Miqro-C is Ceramic Zirconium. The pearl, the bowl, the air path, and the mouthpiece all use this material. It’s not too hard to clean (much easier than the IQ2) and provides a great taste for a conduction vaporizer.
Draw Resistance – In my testing, I’ve found that when the Miqro-C is clean, it has less draw resistance than pretty much every other portable in this price range. You will notice an increase in draw resistance once you get past the 5-bowl range, and I recommend cleaning all pieces after about 6-10 bowls to get the best results.
Miqro-C Heating and Temp Options
Heating Times – The Miqro-C heats up in roughly 40-50 seconds which is about average for today’s vaporizers. Some other portables, like the Pax Plus, are in the 20-25 second range, so it all depends on when and where you’ll be using your vaporizer.
I have noticed that the heater in the Miqro-C is not as strong as the IQ2. I find myself using the higher temps more on the Miqro-C, especially when I am wanting to exhale some clouds. With the IQ2, I basically never stirred the bowl. With the Miqro-C, sometimes I do have to stir towards the end of the session.
Temperature Options – The Davinci Miqro-C features a full temp spectrum ranging from 300F-430F, smart path technology, boost mode, and standby mode.
Smart Path Technology – This mode allows you to pick a smart path labeled 1-4. Each path has a set temp range with an increment of 20 degrees. The unit will start at the low end of the spectrum and gradually increase the temp to the high end of the spectrum over the 5-minute session. Below are the temp ranges for each smart path. I’ve been using smart path 2 the most for flavor and 3 and 4 the most for effect.
Davinci Miqro-C Smart Path Temps
- Smart Path 1 = 350F-370F
- Smart Path 2 = 370F-390F
- Smart Path 3 = 390F-410F
- Smart Path 4 = 410F-430F
Boost Mode – The Miqro Boost Mode will rapidly increase the device to max temp and hold it there while you keep the button pressed.
Standby Mode – This mode will rapidly cool down the vaporizer to help conserve not only your precious dry herb but battery life as well. The unit will automatically turn off if left in standby mode for 2 minutes.
Miqro-C Chamber Info
Chamber Info (Bowl Size) – I’ve been able to get roughly .25 grams of dry herb in the chamber with a tight pack. I prefer to stick to around .15 grams and use the pearl to take up some of the chamber space. A tight pack will more likely require stirring but you’ll also get more clouds this way. A fine grind will also produce more clouds but will increase how often you’ll need to clean the device.
A lot of this depends on the herbs you are using, your loading styles, and if you clean out the chamber regularly after sessions. Leaving herbs in the chamber will cause it to get dirty quicker.
The Pearl – Other than the size, I feel like the pearl is the most improved feature of the new Davinci Miqro-C. The pearl actually works well and can shrink chamber size by around half for single-person sessions. I also like to start a session with the pearl in one spot, and then when the bowl is at the very end, I can give it a quick stir and then extend the pearl to get the very last little bits out of the bowl.
Davinci Miqro-C Battery Info
Battery Specs – The Miqro-C uses a rechargeable 18350 3.7v 900mah battery.
Battery Life – So far, I’ve been averaging about 30 minutes of use per full battery. As I mentioned above, this is not going to be the vaporizer for someone who enjoys long sessions at home regularly. This IS the perfect vaporizer for those times you need discretion or when you just don’t want to carry a bulky unit.
Charging Times – The Miqro-C has been charging a dead battery within the unit in about 80 minutes. I’ve been testing charging times on my external charger, and so far, it’s about 10-20 minutes faster. Not a huge deal, but at least you can charge two at a time without needing the unit.
Cleaning, Maintenance, and Warranty
Cleaning Instructions – The Zirconium Pearl, vapor path, and mouthpiece are easy to remove and clean. Generally, I give the pearl a wipe down and then just drop the vapor path and mouthpiece in some iso for about 10 minutes, give them a quick wipe, rinse, and let them dry before putting them unit back together.
The included pipe cleaners work great for cleaning the vapor path quickly. If you are not time-limited, you can just drop the mouthpiece and vapor path into ISO overnight, and you won’t even need to use the pipe cleaner.
Warranty Info – The Miqro-C vape comes with a two-year manufacturer warranty which is one of the best in the price range. I have nothing but good things to say about Davinci’s customer support and the overall durability of its products. They have been around for over a decade now and still hustling from day one.
Davinci Vaporizer Comparison
Davinci IQ2 vs Miqro-C
The Davinci IQ 2 Vaporizer fixed all the flavor chamber cleaning issues with the original IQ and also includes some new features that really set it apart from the previous model. Check out a few of my favorite features below.
Davinci IQ2 Features:
Davinci Added the “Air Dial” to the bottom of the IQ2, which allows you to adjust the airflow. More airflow equals less dense hits but cooler vapor. While less airflow equals more dense hits with hotter/harsher vapor but massive clouds. So you can tweak the dial to adjust the kind of session you are looking for.
Davinci also Introduced a new way to track the amount of herb you are using via the new “Dosage Control” feature. The algorithm is based on a few different variables (read more about it in my Davinci IQ2 Review), but it basically tracks your usage and gives you a rough guestimate of how much THC you are getting per session. This is perfect for medicinal users looking to micro-dose throughout the day.
Last but not least, they now include ceramic extract discs, meaning you can use your IQ 2 with concentrates!
While I understand that going from $99 to $249 is quite the jump, the IQ 2 offers better battery life and more reliability with heavier users. If you think that you’ll be using your vaporizer more than the average user, I would consider checking out my Davinci IQ2 review before pulling the trigger on the Miqro-C.
Davinci IQC vs Miqro-C
The Davinci IQC is a dumbed-down version of the Davinci IQ2 and retails for $199. You miss out on the dosage metering, the air dial, and you only get a 5-year warranty with the IQC vs. a 10-year warranty on the IQ2.
However, the Davinci IQC offers USB-C charging. The Davinci IQ2 uses MICRO-USB and takes roughly 6 hours to charge a battery within the device fully. The IQC uses USB-C and takes roughly 2 hours to charge within the device.
Now the Davinci IQC uses a smaller 3000mAh 18650 vs. a 3500mAh 18650 on the IQ2. So the battery in the IQ2 has a higher capacity and will take longer to charge, but overall, the USB-C charging is much faster. Read all about it in my Davinci IQC vaporizer review.
Davinci Miqro-C Review Wrap-Up
Overall the Miqro-C is another great addition to newly released portable vaporizers this year. Portable vaporizers seem to continue to get cheaper and better as time goes on. The $100 and below price point is blowing up, and I feel like manufacturers are really starting to focus on making quality vaporizers in this price range.
The Miqro-C is the smallest battery-powered vaporizer to hit the market yet and still comes loaded with features. Basically, everything you could want in a portable vaporizer, and I can’t really complain too much about the battery life when it’s this small.
Again, this is not the vaporizer for someone who will be using it all day, every day. I would go for the Davinci IQC (Davinci IQC Vaporizer Review) if that’s how you’ll be using it.
The Davinci Miqro-C is the perfect dry herb vaporizer for someone heading to a friend’s house for a bit, going out for the night, or taking a walk with the pup.
Thanks for checking out my Davinci Miqro vaporizer review and let me know If you have any questions below or hit me up on my contact page. I also recommend checking out my top picks for the best portable vaporizers if you wanted to see some more options. Have a great day!
Buying Options and Coupon Code
|Davinci Miqro-C Vaporizer
|300F – 430F
|Replaceable / 900mAh 18350
Pros and Cons
Davinci Miqro-C Vaporizer
The Miqro-C is a portable dry herb vaporizer made by Davinci Vaporizer. It's one of the smallest battery-powered vaporizers that I've reviewed. The Davinci Miqro-C features a full temp spectrum, replaceable batteries and it's very pocket-friendly.
- Replaceable Batteries
- Good Flavor
- Very Small
- 2-Year Warranty
- Best Cheap Vaporizer
- Battery Life