We Compared Two Popular Portable Vaporizers!

This is a fun topic for those interested in portables that still haven’t made a decision as to which one to get because today, we’re sharing with you our latest vaporizer comparison: DaVinci IQ vs Haze V3. That is a link if you didn’t realize it. If you click it, it will take you to our comparison of the IQ and the Haze 3 on LinkedIn, which is where we published it. The reason why we chose these two vapes for this comparison is due to the fact that both are relatively new hi-end portable vaporizers that have risen quickly in popularity. Being new and popular, there are quite a few folks curious how the two compare. Subsequently, here you have it, a comparison of the two from the crew at Vaporizer Shark.

Why did we choose to publish it on LinkedIn? Simple. Because we could. The much less simple reason is as follows: We wanted to publish something original on LinkedIn, a somewhat LinkedIn exclusive. We did this in a bid to attract like-minded individuals and companies, particularly on LinkedIn, to our profile with the hopes of connecting with those in the vaporizer space.

But all of that is BORING. So let’s talk more about vapes!

The DaVinci take on a modern portable vaporizer is seen in the IQ. It’s slick instrument that really feels like it’s deserving of its price tag. It has that “Apple” vibe if you know what we mean (it looks and feels slick, like a nice product). The Haze feels solid as well, but it doesn’t have that Apple-esque nature to its design. It’s bit more clumsy and clunky, almost reminiscent of an Iolite vaporizer, like the Wispr or Wispr 2. But that doesn’t stop it from producing vapor like a champ, which is something they both do relatively well. Only, the Haze doesn’t just do it with dry blends, it does it with concentrated ones as well. That’s a big difference, but not the only big difference between the two – not by a long shot. Which is in part what made this such a difficult comparison for us to make.

These two vapes both have their strengths and weaknesses, but seeing as they have some pretty serious differences, comparing these two proved to be quite the challenge. In the end, there was really one aspect that proved to be the tiebreaker: the size. As both vapes work well and both vapes have more than adequate temperature controls, vapor production, and features, the real tiebreaker turned out to be the portability factor, which is where the Haze 3.0 lost a bit of momentum against the IQ and eventually lost, but not by much. In fact, having reviewed and rated both vapes on a 100 point scale, we found that the two only differed as far as overall by a mere one point. That’s how close these two are. Neck and neck. Striving to be the best. But while both try, there’s only one real winner in our minds: the DaVinci IQ. But this isn’t to say that for some of you reading this the Haze isn’t the more practical solution because in reality, it probably is for some of you.

If you really need a portable that vapes it all, the jack-of-all-trades style Haze offers just that with its ability to vaporize waxes, liquids, oils, and dry blends. And if you’re a more social vaper, you may want to go with the Haze because it actually fairs a bit better than the IQ does in social situations. For us, the IQ is really more of a single user portable, although it can be shared with issue. The Haze on the other hand is nice for sharing because of its dual bowls and relative ease by which it can be resupplied with preloaded cartridges. So each has its place but for us, the IQ with its handy features and compact design make it the better portable for our needs.

If you want to learn more, we strongly suggest you follow the link at the top of this article that takes you to our in-depth comparison of these two popular portables because it offers considerably more insight than this relatively brief blog post here on our WordPress blog. But all the same, we didn’t want to leave you hanging so we did make a point to include the conclusion of our Haze versus IQ vape comparison, even if we did leave out a lot of the details about each vape and some of the specifics as to how we reached our conclusion. Still, you get the point and so that’s what matters.

Tried both? We’d love to hear from you and so would our readers! Let us know which one you think is the best portable vaporizer and why in the comments section below!

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Haze 2.5 Review By Vaporizer Shark

While we don’t yet have a complete review of the Haze V2.5 Vaporizer published on our website, we’re working on our review of the latest version, Haze V3. Seeing as that is the case, we’re not sure if we’ll actually get around to publishing a complete, formal review of 2.5. Subsequently, we’ve decided to put together this little speed review for version 2.5 of the Haze Vaporizer. Here it is.

Haze V2.5 Vaporizer Review

The first version of this vape, the original, wasn’t all that impressive to us. It seemed like it had potential but it wasn’t until we got our hands on V2.5 that we realized what kind of potential it had. This thing works and it works well. Its vapor is tasty, visible when you exhale, and fairly thick and the higher temperature settings. It has four temperature settings to choose from, the highest being better for non-dry blend types such as oils and waxes. Then of course, there’s the dual chamber aspect. This sounds like a gimmick but trust us when we say that it’s not. While it’s not necessary, we absolutely love it. You just flip the top to the left and pull out the mouthpiece and it’ll start heating up one of the chambers and then you push the mouthpiece back in, slide the top to the right, pull the mouthpiece back out, and it’ll start to the heat up the second chamber. Which is to say that it’s actually really easy to swap between chambers, so easy it’s actually useful. Cause that way, you can preload two different blend types, one in each chamber, like wax in one and dry blend in the other or whatever you want to do.

Battery Life (Endless)

The battery life on it isn’t the best, but when you can quickly and easily swap the battery for a fresh one, which you can, it’s not an issue. That’s one of the things we really like about this vape’s design – the fact that it employs a replaceable battery system to keep on going. It comes with a couple of batteries but we strongly suggest to anyone that intends on using it regularly as their “go to” vape: buy some extra batteries. This way, even you just get one or two more, you can always have two in the charger while you have one in the vape – keeping that constant flow that’ll keep you vaping forever. Which somewhat brings us to the next part, cleaning.

Maintenance & Cleaning

Cleaning V2.5 isn’t super easy but it’s really not that bad. Do it and you’ll have a problem free vaping experience. Don’t and you’ll find your mouthpiece getting stuck and so on. So keep up with the maintenance, it’s no big deal and kind of fun if you get into a little routine.

Back to the battery for a second to touch on the fact that the recharging station that it comes with is actually a portable charging dock for your other devices, like your phone. Definitely a nice little addition, especially for anyone that doesn’t already have a portable charging station (backup battery) for their smartphone and other USB chargeable devices. Definitely two big thumbs up to Haze Technologies, makers of the Haze vaporizers, for this inclusion. It wasn’t necessary but it’s definitely awesome.

Heat Up Time

Heat up time is pretty decent. We’d even say fast in comparison to some vapes. Not long enough that we mind and even when it stops blinking and says it’s ready, we still like to wait a little bit to give it time to really roast our blend before we begin to draw in the delicious vapor that it produces. And that’s kind of the big thing with this, the vapor. When it really comes right down to it, it’s the quality of the vapor that really gets us. We’ve tested a lot of vapes and a lot of them portables and it’s not every day that we come across a vape that really does what it’s supposed to do (create nice, thick vapor), but with the Haze, it’s just that: a vape that does what it’s supposed to do. So we have to applaud it for that at the least. But now that we’ve touched on what’s good, we want to voice our one real, easily-overlooked complaint: the size.

Size – How Small Is It Really?

Haze V2.5 is not the smallest portable vaporizer we’ve used. It’s really not. But, its flask-like shape makes it something that we can carry pretty easy. So we’re really not complaining here, but if possible, we would have preferred it to be a bit smaller just cause we don’t like to feel like we have a bunch of stuff in our pockets – which we typically do anyways. In comparison, it’s actually the size of one of our smartphones (with the protective case on it, that is). So it’s a bit bulky but seeing as it’s still small enough to fit in our pockets, it’s really not an issue and nothing that has ever stopped us from using it when we felt as if the occasion called for a little dual chamber action.

Summary And Conclusion

We like this vape. Haze 2.5 is of a rare breed: portable vaporizers that actually work. Plenty of garbage out there but this isn’t it, this is a vape that actually does what you want it to do. Reliable, easy to use, intelligently designed, and capable of vaporizing just about anything you’d want to put in it. So long as you don’t mind the size, this is definitely one solid buy. We highly recommend it. But seeing as version 3.0 is out and we like it more given that our initial testing has made clear that it’s an improvement upon its predecessor, we recommend skipping the old one (unless you find some awesome deal somewhere that you just can’t pass up) and going with the latest version. If you’re interested in buying Haze V3, we suggest you buy it from an authorized retailer like this one. For those who don’t know the difference between the two, here’s a video the manufacturer, Haze Technologies, put together to explain the differences between versions 2.5 and 3.0:

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