Linx Ares Review
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The Good: Excellent vapor quality | Very easy to use | Magnetic connections make assembly and disassembly simple | Good battery life
The Bad: You need to take your wax supply with you | Uses up a lot of wax during each session | High maintenance
The Bottom Line: The Linx Ares produced some of the best tasting vapor I’ve had in quite some time. The flavor is excellent and the long airpath and glass mouthpiece keeps it cool. Unfortunately, it uses up a lot of my supply to get those results. That means that it could become an expensive way to vape if you prefer to be more frugal with your concentrates.
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The Linx Ares is one of those wax vaporizers that is called a honey straw, nectar straw, concentrate straw, or nectar collector. They differ from standard vape pens because you don’t load the wax into the vaporizer. Instead you put the wax into a heat proof container and dip the heated end of the vape into wax and inhale from the mouthpiece on the other end.
These types of vaporizers are meant to offer a simpler alternative to standard vape pens since there’s no loading and minimal temperature/voltage selection. However, they tend to be inefficient because their method of operation means that they use up a lot more wax than regular vape pens.
Kit and Accessories
- Linx Ares Battery
- Extra glass mouthpiece
- Ceramic container
- USB charging cable
Compatibility: The Linx Ares is compatible with wax extracts only.
VapeDynamics has replacements for every component of the Ares, so you never have to worry if something goes wrong with one of them. That’s good news, especially if you somehow lose both glass mouthpieces. If you own a Linx Blaze, then you’re in luck because its mouthpiece is compatible with the Ares. You can also buy a water bubbler to attach to the Ares if you want to get even cooler vapor.
Design and Features
General Design: With all the pieces attached, the Ares looks just like a regular pen, which makes it one of the stealthier vapes around. Mind you, it looks like a really high end pen so it blends in well in pretty much any location you want to take it.
The pen style design also means that transporting it is very simple. However, this is not really the type of vaporizer that you can easily use outside since you need to carry the wax container with you when you want to use it. So, even though the Ares is portable-friendly, you’ll mostly use it inside.
Ease of Use: When you want to use the Ares, you just remove the caps on either end and you’re good to go. The caps are magnetically attached, which makes it very simple to use. That makes sense because these honey straw style vapes are meant to be easy for any type of vaper to use.
Build Quality: The stainless steel finish of the Ares means that it feels as good as it looks. It also means that it’s pretty durable, at least while the end caps are attached. Once they’re removed, the glass mouthpiece and heating tip are vulnerable, so you should be a little careful.
Cleaning and Maintenance
One downside to the honey straw design is that it is pretty high maintenance. The Ares is hardly an exception because each component needs to be cleaned separately, which is a pretty lengthy process.
Atomizer: Completely submerge the atomizer in a container filled with isopropyl alcohol for two hours. Once time is up, dry the atomizer completely before re-attaching it to the rest of the Ares.
Mouthpiece: Use a q-tip soaked in iso alcohol to clean the inside of the glass tube. Also, make sure to clean the metal base as well because any residue there could affect the connection between the base and the battery.
The Rest of the Ares: Disassemble the device and clean each part using q-tips soaked in iso alcohol. Make sure you don’t immerse any of these parts in iso. Thoroughly dry each component before putting the device back together.
How to Use
- Place your wax into a shallow glass, or otherwise heat-proof, container.
- Remove the caps from the mouthpiece and heating element of the device.
- Press the power button five times to turn on the device.
- Press the power button three times to switch between the temperature settings.
- Heating is instantaneous, so dip the heating element into the wax and inhale from the mouthpiece while holding down the power button.
NOTE: It is recommended that you inhale from the mouthpiece a few times after you’ve finished a session and turned off the device. That will prevent the atomizer from dripping and making a mess since there might be some melted wax left in the atomizer.
Temperature Settings: 900°F and 1100°F.
Performance and Vapor Quality
Vaporizer Performance: The Ares heats up instantly, and since the heating element is at the end, it never gets hot to the touch. The glass mouthpiece keeps the vapor cool and the airflow is smooth and easy.
Vapor Quality: Concentrate straws tend to draw out the full flavor of the wax used with them and that is certainly the case here. The lower temperature setting gave me excellent flavor and aroma, while the 1100°F setting hit much harder, though the flavor is not as good. Both settings use up a lot of wax though. That’s the main downside with concentrate straws, they tend to use up more concentrate than vape pens. That’s the price for consistently great flavor I guess.
Battery Performance: The Ares uses a 750 mAh battery that can go for a day of moderate use without needing a recharge.
Linx Ares vs Yocan Dive vs Atmos Electro Dabber
The Dive and the Electro Dabber are both concentrate straws, though the latter has the innovative trick of being a regular vape pen as well. The Dive gives you three different temperature settings to choose from, which is more than the other two. The Ares has the best mouthpiece, but it also costs a lot more than the other two.
|Linx Ares||Yocan Dive||Atmos Electro Dabber|
|Compatible with||Wax concentrates||Wax concentrates||Wax concentrates|
|Number of Temperature Settings||Two||Three||One|
|Battery Capacity||750 mAh||650 mAh||360 mAH|
|Price||$109.95 directly from Linx Vapor||$59.99 directly from Yocan||$64.95 directly from Atmos|
The Linx Ares is a concentrate straw, a somewhat rare variant of the standard vape pen. The Ares produces cool, pure, delicious tasting vapor with a low draw resistance. It comes at the cost of vaping convenience and efficiency because you need a container of concentrate whenever you use the Ares. You also use up a lot of that concentrate each session so you’ll go through your wax supply pretty quickly.
Who is it for: Anyone who wants cool, tasty vapor no matter the cost. Vapers who like to vape indoors.
Who is it NOT for: Anyone who is conservative with their wax supply. Vapers who like to vape on the go.
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