It's here! The first new device for 2023 has finally been released. Introducing the DaVinci MIQRO-C. It's in the name: The MIQRO-C is an updated version of the DaVinci MIQRO, with USB-C fast charging. The colour range has been updated too and this new portable vaporizer comes in four brand new colours, including beautiful dark green and radiant yellow.
Just like the original DaVinci MIQRO it is replacing, the MIQRO-C is the smallest, most affordable premium vaporizer from the DaVinci line. Its oven size is a bit smaller than with the IQ2 or IQC and can hold around0.2 to 0.3 grams of dry herbs, offering the best option for those who want to microdose.
The successor of the MIQRO
Replacing the original MIQRO released in September 2018, the MIQRO-C is the new entry-level device by DaVinci. More than just the same device with USB-C, the MIQRO-C is a brand-new portable vaporizer. If it keeps some nice features of its predecessor, DaVinci took the risky bet of removing some features and functionalities.
Forget about the up and down buttons, the precise temperature setting or the extended LED display. The MIQRO-C sports a single button activation system, the 4 classic Smart Paths, and a way simpler display. While some may say this is a step backwards, it is not. The MIQRO-C goes straight to the point and does it effectively.
Look and feel – 5/5
As usual with DaVinci, the MIQRO-C looks and feels great, the device is sleek and even the packaging transpires elegance and quality.Its anodized aluminium shell comes in 4 appealing colours, Pink, Yellow, Dark Green and Black.
The new display is simpler and sleeker than the one on the MIQRO. Only 4 LEDs, enough to easily know about the temperature preset, heating status and battery life. The single button is now square and features the DaVinci logo.
Manufacturing quality / Warranty– 4/5
DaVinci vaporizers are made from high-quality components and designed according to DaVinci's Clean First ethos. Only the cleanest vaporizer componentry is used, meaning no metals or plastics are used in the sealed vape airpath made of glass and zirconia.
The MIQRO-C unfortunately traded the MIQRO's zirconia mouthpiece for a silicone one, and that is the only reason it is not getting a perfect score here. This is of course a medical-grade silicone and doesn't affect DaVinci's Clean First moto, but zirconia ceramic just transpires more quality than silicone.(TIP: The original zirconia mouthpiece fits in the new MIQRO-C, so you can always switch for it if you own a MIQRO and prefer ceramic to silicone)
Just like the MIQRO, the MIQRO-C comes with a 5-year limited warranty, beating most of the other vaporizers and their 2-year warranty.
Settings and features – 3/5
The MIQRO-C portable vaporizer is a small device, designed for stealth, convenience, and micro-dosing. It's easy to use and very straight forward, but that also mean it doesn't offer many options and features.
The 4 Smart Paths are honestly brilliant, but if you really want to have your hands on every single parameter of your vaporizer, you might want to check the IQC or IQ2 instead. The smaller oven can also be a frustration point if you want to enjoy massive clouds of dense vapor. It's an ideal device to microdose or enjoy some herbs on the go but might not be enough if you're a seasoned vaporist looking for a (highly used) daily driver.
Vape experience– 4/5
When it comes to the overall vape experience, the MIQRO-C does what DaVinci does better than most other brands: offering a great conduction portable vaporizer producing clean flavours. When properly packed (tight, but not too much), the airflow is just restricted enough to produce dense vapor while keeping it easy to inhale.
The new silicone mouthpiece doesn't really affect the flavour experience but helps a lot with one of the problems coming with a small size vaporizer: over-heating. The original MIQRO was known for easily overheating, and the mouthpiece could feel really hot after a few sessions. This new mouthpiece almost doesn't heat up at all and will stay comfortable to draw from, even after extensive sessions.
The battery is the same as the MIQRO. This 18350 battery with 900 mAh of power can last for about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the temperature. That is not much, but the great thing is that the battery is replaceable, so you can always carry a couple extra batteries with you and replace them on the go.
The main improvement compared to the original MIQRO is that the MIQRO-C is equipped with a USB-C charging port, allowing you to charge the battery directly in the device in only 90 minutes against 2 to 3 hours for the MIQRO.
Conclusion: A great bang for the buck – 4/5
The DaVinci MIQRO-C is a great device, but as it is true for every other vaporizer, there is not 1 perfect vaporizer that will suit everybody. If you're looking for a main device and plan to use it a lot, you might want to check the other devices from the DaVinci line. This is a small device with limited autonomy, as well as a smaller oven. This means fewer, lesser sessions than with a device like an IQ2.
But if you're looking for a discreet device that allows you to easily enjoy some herbs on the go or at home, the MIQRO-C is an excellent choice. Its user-friendliness and design are tailored to suit the vape beginners that want a quality device at an affordable price.
How to use the DaVinci MIQRO-C Vaporizer
The MIQRO-C ditched the up and down buttons of the original MIQRO as well as the precise temperature mode. This could be seen as a downgrade, but it is actually a welcome improvement since the precise temperature mode of the MIQRO was not the easiest to use to do its very minimal display.
The 4 Smart Paths are enough for a high quality vape experience and its single button activation makes the MIQRO-C very straightforward to use:
Open the MIQRO-C's bottom lid to reveal the glass lined ceramic oven.
Pack the oven tightly with some well ground dry herbs. The MIQRO-C being a conduction vaporizer, we recommend a fine grind.
Close the lid and allow the pearl to firmly pack the herb. If the Pearl doesn't come in contact with the herbs, fill the oven with some more or rotate the Pearl a couple of times to extend it.
Click the control button 5 times within 3 seconds to power on.
Cycle through the Smart Paths by pressing the control button 3 times and choose the one you prefer:
Smart Path 1 (1 LED): 176 °C - 188 °C
Smart Path 2 (2 LEDs): 188 °C - 199 °C
Smart Path 3 (3 LEDs): 199 °C - 210 °C
Smart Path 4 (4 LEDs): 210 °C - 221 °C
As soon as the MIQRO-C reaches its desired temperature, the LED will stop blinking and the device will vibrate. Enjoy!