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.