The Davinci Miqro is a dry herb conduction vaporizer made by the company Davinci. This is the fourth portable vaporizer released by the company with the first being the OG Davinci back in 2012.
The complete Davinci vaporizer line up is the OG Davinci (March 2012), the Davinci Ascent (August 2013), the Davinci IQ (October 2016) and the reason you’re here, the Davinci Miqro (July 2018!). They have also released the new IQ 2 vaporizer and the OG Davinci is still for sale to this day on its website.
While I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Ascent, I feel like Davinci really stepped up their game with the IQ and I’m a big fan of the Miqro. With the Micro, you get a full temp spectrum + smart paths, replaceable battery system, and the new pearl design actually works well to shrink chamber size for those single-person sessions.
Out of all the portable vaporizers I have tested, the Davinci Miqro is definitely the smallest battery-powered portable vaporizer I have reviewed to date. I’m blown away by the size, design, and overall functionality.
Second, the battery is a small 18350. Overall battery life on a full charge is only about 30 minutes. This means you’re only getting about three, ten-minute sessions per battery. You do get two batteries for 60 minutes in total.
Quick Synopsis – Who is the Miqro Vaporizer for?
In short, the Miqro is the perfect vaporizer for someone that needs portability, discretion, and doesn’t need the most battery life. This is not the vaporizer for heavy users. If you need a vaporizer to last you all day, check out my top picks for vaporizers based on 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, 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
The Miqro is now on sale for $74 and you can pick one up directly from Davinci here with coupon code WIZARD25. Read on below to get my full Miqro vaporizer review.
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.
So far the Micro vaporizer seems very durable. I’ve had a few minor drops with no issues and the materials feel high quality and strong. I will continue abusing it hard outdoors and will report back with any weaknesses I manage to find.
The unit feels good in the hands as far as size goes but it does get hot similar to the IQ. I’ve found that it helps to hold the device in your hand and let your palm dissipate some of the heat.
What’s Included + Accessories and Add-Ons
IN THE BOX
Davinci offers the Miqro dry herb vaporizer in two different options. You can get the basic kit or the Explorers Collection. The Miqro Explorers collection retails for $109 and the Unit Only retails for $99. Here’s what you get in the Miqro “Explorers Collection”:
- Davinci Miqro
- Carry Can
- Grinder Card
- 2 x 18350 900 mAh Batteries
- 10mm Water Pipe Adapter/Extended Mouthpiece
- USB Cable
- Miqro Cleaning Tool/Pick
- Extra Pearl Post and Gasket
- 4 x Cleaning Pipe Swabs
- Mouthpiece Gasket
- Carry Case
So far the Explorers collections seem very worthwhile to me. I have been really liking the carry can which has two different sections, the front end holds your spare battery, and the back end holds your extra dry herbs. The carry can also has watertight gaskets which I like. I also like the padded Davinci carry case which has sealed zippers to help lock in smell and should help prevent water from getting in.
If you do plan to be using this device heavily an external charger like a nitecore and an extra battery or two might be a wise choice. This way you can be charging two batteries at one time.
Heating, Vapor Path, and Temp Options
The Miqro heats up in roughly 40-50 seconds which is about average for today’s vaporizers. Some other portables like the Pax 3 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 is not as strong as the IQ. I find myself using the higher temps more on the Miqro especially when if I am wanting to exhale some clouds. With the IQ I basically never stirred the bowl, with the Miqro sometimes I do towards the end of the session.
The vapor path in the Miqro is Ceramic Zirconium. The pearl, the bowl, the air path, and the mouthpiece all use this material. It’s easy to clean (much easier than the IQ) and provides a great taste for a conduction vaporizer.
In my testing, I’ve found that when the Miqro 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.
Temperature Options & Info
The Davinci Miqro 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.
- Smart Path 1 = 350F-370F
- Smart Path 2 = 370F-390F
- Smart Path 3 = 390F-410F
- Smart Path 4 = 410F-430F
The Miqro Boost Mode will rapidly increase the device to max temp and hold it there while you keep the button pressed.
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 Chamber (Bowl) 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.
Other than the size, I feel like the pearl is the most improved feature with the new Davinci Miqro. 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 Battery Info
The Miqro uses a rechargeable 18350 900mah battery and you get two. At least I know you get two in the “Explorers Collection” version. I’ll update this for sure when I know what the “Unit Only” version comes with.
So far I’ve been averaging about 30 minutes of use per full battery. Like 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.
The Miqro has been charging a dead battery within the unit in about 90-110 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
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.
The Miqro vape comes with a five-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 their products. They have been around for over a decade now and still sell the OG Davinci on their website.
Davinci Miqro vs IQ and IQ 2
While I really like the Davinci IQ Vaporizer because of all the features that it offers, I’ve always been a fan of small vaporizers. I use them a lot in the outdoors, and usually, the smaller the pocket they can fit in, the better.
The Miqro offers all the same features heating wise except the ability to customize smart paths. The only big differences between the two are battery life and I feel like the heater is either stronger on the IQ, or it gets more juice from the battery. The Davinci IQ offers about 60-80 minutes of average battery life per battery.
Between the two, the Miqro is easier to clean, maintain and the pearl actually functions how it was designed. You can shrink the chamber size roughly 50% making it perfect for single person sessions, whereas you need to buy the spacers to adjust the bowl size in the IQ.
Davinci IQ 2
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. Here are a few of my favorite upgrades:
- Added the “Air Dial” to the bottom of the unit 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.
- 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 IQ 2 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 microdose throughout the day.
- Last but not least, they now include ceramic extract discs meaning that you can use your IQ 2 with concentrates!
While I understand that going from $99 to $295 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 IQ and IQ 2 reviews before pulling the trigger on the Miqro.
Miqro Vaporizer Review Wrap-Up
Overall the Miqro 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 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 IQ 2 if that’s how you’ll be using it. This is the perfect dry herb vaporizer for someone heading to a friend’s house for a bit, going out for the night, or hitting up a concert.
With two full batteries, you can expect about 60 minutes of use depending on how you’re using the device and how much dry herb you’re loading for each session.
Where to buy
If you’re cool with the battery life and looking for something super portable, look no further than the Miqro. You can pick one up directly from Davinci here. Be sure to use code “WIZARD25” for 25% off.
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. Have a great day!
Davinci Miqro Video Review
Davinci Miqro Video Review Transcript
Hey, guys buzz here with vaporizerwizard.com, and today I will be reviewing the Davinci Miqro portable vaporizer. The Miqro is the 4th dry herb conduction vaporizer made by the company Davinci. The first vaporizer they manufactured was the OG Davinci released back in March of 2012, followed by the Ascent which was released in August of 2013 and the IQ which came out in October of 2016.
The Miqro vaporizer is extremely tiny which makes it easy to pocket and take out on the go. It features a replaceable battery system, a full temp spectrum with smart path technology and comes with a 5-year manufacturer warranty.
I’ve been using the Miqro most while out biking, hiking, and for nights out on the town. The device is so small that can be completely concealed for discretion if you’re out and about and It’s literally the size of a key fob. The downsides to the unit are the average battery life due to the small size of the batteries and because of that; it’s not the best for heavy users or big group sessions.
The Miqro is currently rated as the best portable vaporizer under $150 because of the overall size, price, and how much control you have over your sessions.
They have two kits available, the basic kit and the explorers kit and I’ll get more into that later on in this video. But the basic kit retails for $150 and the Explorers kit retails for $199. Both come with a 5-year warranty which is phenomenal for a vape at this price point.
You can pick up the Miqro directly from Davinci by following the links down below in the about section. I also have a full review on my site with more pics and comparisons.
So let’s jump into my Davinci Miqro vaporizer review.
Ok, guys so here is the Davinci Miqro vaporizer. It’s literally the smallest vaporizer I have ever tested. It feels durable in the hands, it’s easy to pocket, easy to conceal and I can completely palm it for discretion.
The interface is intuitive, the buttons feel nice and solid, the LEDS are very bright and easy to read and you can dim them for added discretion if needed.
The shell is made from an anodized aluminum just like on the IQ and the Miqro is available in Black, Silver, Blue, Rust, and Purple. These aren’t the exact names but basically the colors they represent.
The main components are the top lid with a mouthpiece, the battery conceals into this compartment with the stir tool and the pearl is located in the bottom with the chamber. The power button and temp buttons are located on the side and the temp display is located on the front.
What comes with the Miqro
The Miqro is available in two different kits, the basic kit which retails for $149, and the Explorers kit that retails for $199. The basic kit includes the Miqro itself, the extended mouthpiece, a cleaning kit, and a USB charger. Both kits also come with a stirring tool which stores in the top compartment.
The explorer’s collection includes everything in the basic kit plus an extra 18350 battery, carry can, the glove which helps with the heat and grip, a super sleek carry case and a grinder coin. In my opinion, the explorers kit is definitely the way to go because of the extra battery, carry case, and glove.
If you didn’t care about the carry case or the glove, the basic kit and an extra battery would be around $165 and totally worth it. I think picking up a couple of extra batteries is super important. A single battery will give you about 30 minutes of battery life which is about 3 10 minute sessions. Remember you only get one in the basic kit and two in the explorer’s kit. I have 4 batteries total which I think is the perfect amount.
What accessories are available
Like I mentioned above, the first thing I recommend picking up is a couple of extra batteries. I would also consider the carry case if you didn’t go with the explorers kit. The other thing I would pick up is an external charger. Something like the Nitecore i2 or the i4 depending on how many batteries you pick up. The nitecore i2 is around $16 and can charge two batteries at the same time. This frees up batteries needing to be charged in the unit and gives you more flexibility with use out on the go.
What is the exact size and weight of the Miqro
The Davinci Miqro is 3 1/8 inch tall by 1 3/8s wide and 1 inch deep. It weighs roughly 104 grams with the battery in and a full chamber. By comparison, the Pax 3 is 90 grams and the Argo is. The Miqro is slightly smaller than the Argo. I can palm both of these vaporizers but the Pax 3 will stick out a little bit because of its height. It also depends on whether you’re using the extended mouthpiece on the Miqro or the flush one.
How does the Miqro compare to other portables in this price range?
I have the Miqro as the best portable vaporizer under $150 but the explorer’s collection runs $199. The only vaporizer that I would consider better than the Miqro in the under $200 category is the Pax 3. You can pick up the Pax 3 basic kit for $199.
The Pax 3 heats up faster, offers a bigger chamber for heavier users or group sessions, and comes with a 10-year warranty. The downside is that it doesn’t offer replaceable batteries. It does, however, feature over 100 minutes of average continuous use on a full charge but once it dies it’s dead. No grabbing an extra battery to throw in like with the Miqro. The Miqro is also the smaller vaporizer but the Pax 3 is a little more sleek and slender.
How to use the Miqro Vaporizer:
How to turn on and change between temp modes
The Miqro is super easy to use even though it’s packed with all kinds of features. There’s no app like the big brother IQ so everything is changed via the control button which is the power button and temp controls.
To turn on the Miqro, press the control button quickly 5 times. The unit will automatically begin heating to your last set temp. I use smart paths the most and usually start off on smart path 3. You can press up or down on the temp buttons to change between any of the 4 smart paths.
The Miqro comes with 4 different smart paths. The Smart paths will start at a certain temp and then gradually increase temp automatically as the session goes on. Smart path 1 runs from 350-370 degrees Fahrenheit, smart path 2 is 370-390, smart path 3 is 390-410, and smart path 4 runs from 410-430.
To pick a precise temp you press the control button one time and it will show the current temp. To change the temp you have to press the control button one time and then quickly press up or down on the temp buttons. You can’t really see the temp as it’s scrolling through but it will show the temp you stopped at when you let go of the button. You can also single press on the temp buttons to get to a precise temp. Press the control button one time to get back to the smart path mode.
To get to boost mode, press and hold the control button. This will rapidly increase the temp of the chamber until you let it off. When you let off, the temp will start to rapidly cool down. This is a good option for use with glass or if you’re trying to finish off the last little bit of a bowl.
The last mode is standby mode. To get to standby mode, hold it down as if you were going to use boost mode and then let off as soon as the arrows start going up. They will immediately start going down and decreasing the chamber temp. You can press any button on the Miqro to resume your previous temp and mode. After 2 minutes in standby mode, the device will turn off.
How to swap mouthpieces
The Miqro comes with two mouthpieces no matter what kit you choose. One recessed and one extended that doubles as a 10mm water pipe adapter.
To change the mouthpieces, remove the gasket and mouthpiece from the top lid. Remove the gasket from the lid and replace it with a different mouthpiece. I personally prefer to use the extended mouthpiece at all times because I feel like it offers less draw resistance but the recessed mouthpiece is much better if you’re trying to be sneaky.
How to change the battery
Lift up on the top lid, pull the release towards the hinge and the battery should come right out. Replace it with a fully charged battery positive side down and secure the latch back over the top. Boom that was easy.
How to load the chamber
The chamber is super easy to load. Lift up on the bottom lid and the entire section works to funnel the herb into the chamber. It’s super nice because you’re not spilling anything while loading. I like to load a little in and then use the pearl to smash it down a bit but not too much.
I prefer to use a medium to fine grind and that will definitely give you the best results but I have loaded in a full nug before and it’s vaped it fine. The downside is that you’ll need to stir more often if you choose not to grind your herbs. I’ve also noticed that it helps to stir pretty much every grind consistency to get the best results.
I’ve been able to get as much as .25 grams in the chamber but I prefer to stick to around .15 for best results. A loose free pack has been working the best but a tight pack with a fine grind will produce the most clouds for sure.
Moving on to the pearl which actually works! I like to keep it screwed in all the way when I start a session and then I’ll move it further into the chamber as the session goes on. This helps decrease some of the chamber space and works well to shrink the chamber size for those single-person quick sessions.
Last but not least the Miqro features a 5-minute session timer. I’ve found that I need 10 minutes to get in a good session.
How to clean the Davinci Miqro Vaporizer
Everything in the Miqro is removable and can be cleaned with some ISO or some warm soapy water. They also included some pipe cleaners to clean out the vapor path.
To clean the Miqro remove the mouthpiece from the top lid and separate it from the gasket. Next, pull out the vapor path with the stirring tool. You can also remove the pearl but that rarely needs to be cleaned.
Throw all the zirconium pieces into some ISO and you can throw the gasket in some warm soapy water. Overall the gasket rarely needs to be cleaned so for the most part you can just clean all the other stuff with some ISO. Be sure to keep the ISO off the gaskets on the mouthpiece and the parts under the pearl.
To clean out the chamber, take a q-tip with a small amount of iso on it, turn the unit upside down, and swab out the chamber.
Be sure to wait for all pieces to dry before throwing them back into the unit.
The longer you go without cleaning the more and more draw resistance the unit will have. Be sure to empty out the chamber after every session to cut down on cleaning and increased draw resistance.
Davinci Miqro Battery Info
The Miqro uses a 18350 900mAh rechargeable battery. By comparison, the IQ uses an 18650 3500mAh. So it’s a much smaller battery but a much smaller unit as well.
Average Battery life
I’ve been averaging about 30 minutes of use on a full battery. The explorers kit comes with two batteries so you’ll get roughly 60 minutes of average continuous use which is still not the best and why I recommend picking up a couple of extra.
For heavy users, I recommend picking up the nitecore i2 external battery charger like I mentioned above. This will free up charging within the device and you can always have two charged and ready to go. Charging times are not much faster with the external but at least you can charge two at the same time and not having to wait to use the device.
Average Charge times
I’ve been averaging roughly 120 minutes to fully charge the batteries within the unit. It’s about the same time on the external chargers.
For this vape session, I loaded a completely full chamber at .25 grams and I used a fine grind.
My favorite temp so far has been smart path 3 and work my way up but for demo purposes, I will be starting on smart path 4 so you can see what kind of potential this little guy has.
The Miqro delivers the best taste on smart path 2 or 3 but definitely delivers the most clouds on smart path 4.
I’ve noticed that the Miqro is not the best unit for glass because of the battery life but you can definitely set it to 420 or 430 and get some massive rips off it.
The session timer is set at 5 minutes and I’ll usually vape two 5 minute sessions. On average I get about 3 bowls per battery.
I’ve noticed that the Miqro has better airflow than every other portable vaporizer in this price range. The only other one that comes close is the Boundless CF but lacks a lot of features the Miqro offers included a full temp spectrum and a replaceable battery system.
The Miqro is easy to grip, easy to pass around but it’s so small that it could be easily dropped if someone wasn’t careful. I’ve found that the Miqro is not the best portable vaporizer for groups or heavy users. This is the vape to take out for short events, night on the town or a friend’s house if it’s just 2 or maybe 3 people max.
Extra batteries definitely help extend sessions and can work but I recommend bumping up to the IQ if you’ll be using it more in a group setting or want something you can use all day.
The nectar collector and the WPA that come with the IQ don’t quite fit the Miqro. I don’t know if this was a manufacturing error or if they did it on purpose but the mouthpiece on the miqro is just barely too small to make a complete seal.
Overall the Davinci Miqro will be the perfect vaporizer for you if you need absolute portability and discretion or if you need something with replaceable batteries. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, and is backed by a 5-year warranty. You get pretty much all of the features offered in the IQ but the downside is definitely going to be the battery life. Like I mentioned above, this is not the vaporizer for a heavy user or for someone looking to use it in groups. I would definitely bump up to the IQ if that’s what you’re looking for.
You can pick up the Miqro directly from Davinci by following the links down below in the about section.
If you have any questions about the Miqro, IQ or any other vaporizer, hit me up in the comments below or on my website www.vaporizerwizard.com.
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