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DaVinci MIQRO Vaporizer Review: Vaping Gets Tiny

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Vapes are getting smarter and smaller all the time, and sometimes at the same time. DaVinci Vaporizer’s new MIQRO vaporizer is its tiniest ground material vape yet, packing plenty of customization to get just the right plumes of floral recreation you want. DaVinci sent us the MIQRO Explorers Collection to test.

The MIQRO is the updated, slightly scaled-back version of the DaVinci IQ, which our sister site PCMag reviewed last year. The IQ is pretty powerful and very flexible (for a ground-material-only vape that can’t use concentrates), with lots of options for temperature settings and a connected app for customizing those settings further. The IQ was also pretty expensive, at $279. The MIQRO cuts down the size by 33 percent and the price by even more; this smaller vape is a much more wallet-friendly $149. It also manages to keep pretty much all of the IQ’s on-board features in its smaller, less expensive frame.

It’s shaped just like the compact IQ, but is even smaller at 3.1 by 1.3 by 0.9 inches (HWD). We got the graphite version, but it also comes in Onyx (black), Cobalt (blue), Rust (red), and Amethyst (purple). The controls are basically the same as on the IQ. The right side holds a power/mode button (press five times to turn on or off, press once to toggle between Smart Paths and Precision heating modes) and a rocker button for adjusting temperature.

A 5-by-3 LED array shows the vape’s status, including how much battery power it has, and whether it’s currently heating up or if it’s at a stable temperature. The array is smaller than the IQ’s 16-by-3 LED array, so it can only show one number at a time instead of all three of the current or set temperature. You have to stare at it for a few seconds for all the numbers to scroll.

The Smart Paths mode uses preset start and end temperatures to slowly raise the heat as you vape over each pull. There are four Smart Paths to choose from, from 350-370 degrees (Fahrenheit) to 410-430 degrees. You can also use Precision mode to set the MIQRO to a precise temperature from 255 to 430 degrees. All you need to do is press the rocker button up or down to select the Smart Path or temperature.

Actually, all you can do is press the rocker button up or down to change the temperature, because the MIQRO drops more than physical size and price from the IQ; it drops app support. This means you have to manually set the temperature on the vape itself instead of through the DaVinci app. It’s not a big problem, because I found the DaVinci app crashed too much to be very useful with the IQ to begin with, but combined with the smaller display it makes precision temperature adjustments tedious. Find your favorite temperature and stick with it.

The oven is fairly small, and you can make it smaller by adjusting the pearl on the door. Don’t expect to run a full session with six people without repacking; this is a good vape for solo users with maybe a friend or two to share it with.

For its size, the MIQRO performs pretty great. It heats up rapidly, hitting 370 degrees in 39 seconds. The vapor it produces is smooth and dense, and you can switch between the flat mouthpiece and tube-shaped extended mouthpiece (that also enables the use of bubblers) depending on your tastes. It might not create massive plumes, but considering how compact it is, the MIQRO definitely gets the job done.

The standard MIQRO includes the vape itself, the extended mouthpiece, a USB cable, and an accessory kit which includes a little keychain with a metal pick for getting ground material out of the oven, some pipe cleaners, and some alcohol wipes. The Collector’s Edition MIQRO is available for $50 more ($199), and adds a removable rubber sleeve for protection, a canvas carry bag, an extra battery, a metal carry can keychain that can hold an extra battery and ground material, and a grinder coin that works like a circular grinder card. The case, sleeve, and extra battery make the Collector’s Edition worth the price, and it’s still $80 less than the IQ.

The DaVinci MIQRO is an easy recommendation, even over the excellent DaVinci IQ. It’s small, stylish, easy to use, and reliable. The smaller display and lack of app support is slightly inconvenient, but considering the MIQRO is just over half the price of the IQ, it’s a worthy trade-off.

Pros

Compact
Flexible
Fast heat-up
Smooth vapor
Great Price
Easy to Use

Cons

Small oven
Small display
Tedious temperature adjustment

Need more to compare to? We gave the Firefly 2 four stars when we reviewed it. Learn about the best budget vape ever made. And we’ve got a great review of Eyce’s silicone water pipes. Follow all reviews and news for vapes here

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Autonomous Sexbots Are the Future

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In a 2017 TEDx talk, University of London lecturer and writer Kate Devlin pointed out that “There are no actual sex robots in production yet—just dolls.”

What a difference a year makes.

Chinese robotics developer DS Doll is currently working on the world’s first autonomous sex robot.

According to Daily Star, the Dalian-based firm is 3D-printing component parts for its AI-powered humanoid. The advanced technology helps boost production speed and efficiency, allowing for the mass production of sexy cyborgs.

Able to move its eyes, mouth, head, shoulders, and arms, the first prototype is “almost complete,” DS Doll told the UK tabloid; engineers are putting the finishing touches on the mobile legs.

A slew of video clips shared via the company’s Twitter account highlight the unnamed android’s … talents: Watch her shake to life before fitfully stretching her arms and turning her silicone head.

Not exactly the smooth operator you’d hope to bed, the electronic skeleton is designed to mimic the human body. DS Doll uses 3D printing to develop and stamp out specific, uniform shapes. It can even scan full human bodies and prototype parts for replication.

The company constructs 400 custom models each month; its premium-range mannequins sell for around $5,000.

“We are still in the researching process,” DS Doll chief development officer Qiao Wu told the Daily Star.

“The full-body robot will have more physical expression to help with human communication,” he explained. “One day, we hope the robot can be used in etiquette, presentation, human companionship, front-desk services, and other areas.”

Sex dolls (because Devlin’s right—most of these devices are nothing more than life-sized hunks of plastic with no understanding of consent) have come a long way from the tacky, low-grade inflatable masturbation toys of yore.

They still have a long way to go, though.

The line between man and machine continues to blur. Which is why activists are calling for sex robot regulations. Learn everything you always wanted to know about sex robots (but were afraid to ask) and more here.

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DIY a Desktop Arcade Cabinet With Retro Picade Kit

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This is the year of retro gaming: Classic titles are reappearing on modern consoles, and nostalgic appliances are reappearing as modern consoles.

So it’s no surprise that hobbyist electronic firm Pimoroni recently launched a redesigned version of its Raspberry Pi-powered mini arcade machine.

Unveiled in August, the build-it-yourself Picade features authentic controls, a high-res 4:3 display, and a “punchy speaker to hear those 8-bit game soundtracks at their best.”

The kit takes about two to three hours to build (according to the experts who created it). All you need is a Raspberry Pi, micro-SD card, power supply, and £150 ($198) to spare.

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The original Picade was introduced in 2012 as the UK’s first Kickstarter project, collecting more than £74,000 ($98,000) toward a £33,000 ($44,000) goal.

Six years later, Pimoroni has updated its “ultimate desktop retro arcade machine,” now more compact, with a better display, dedicated power button, and Picade X HAT “packed full of useful features.”

Fans may also notice splashier artwork and packaging. Each Picade comes with “a bunch of extra goodies,” like an enamel pin, sticker selection, poster, and assembly instructions.

In an effort to drum up interest in the new toy, Sheffield-based Pimoroni asked folks around the world to come up with a retro game concept that would suit the new Picade.

Entries from the UK, Europe, and US included hand-drawn posters, punny titles, and “screenshots.” Ultimately, the team behind Trolley Wars—a Supermarket Sweep-like game—won for its “simplicity and button-bashing of arcade favorites of old.”

New packaging for a new machine (via Pimoroni)

Everything old is new again, and arcade cabinets are no exception: British manufacturer STOA last year rolled out custom-built cupboards, each handcrafted from start to finish for one or two players.

In place of traditional cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors, STOA uses modern LCD screens, with the same 4:3 aspect ratio as the Picade. Every device comes with a curated selection of games (Ms. Pac-Man, Street Fighter II, Paperboy, Mortal Kombat, Space Invaders, etc.), tailored to the client’s preference and design.

You can do anything with a Raspberry Pi and a little imagination: DIY a Spotify speaker, upcycle a karaoke machine, track foosball scores. Check out our recent Geek Pick, the Retroflag SUPERPi case for Nintendo lovers. And stay up to date on all things Raspberry Pi here.

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