Kit and Accessories
- Linx Blaze 900 mAh battery
- Glass mouthpiece
- Ace quartz atomizer
- Zero ceramic atomizer
- Magnetic mouthpiece cap
- Dab tool
- USB charging cable
- Carrying case
Compatibility: The Linx Blaze is only compatible with wax extracts.
Atomizer Choices: The Blaze includes two different atomizers, the quartz atomizer, called the Ace, and the ceramic atomizer, called the Zero. Both are 510 threaded, so they can be used with different batteries.
- The quartz atomizer is different from the dual coil quartz atomizers found in other vape pens. This atomizer is more of a bowl in which you place your dabs, which makes it easier to load and easier to clean than coiled atomizers. Quartz atomizers last a long time, but they heat up more slowly than atomizers made from other materials.
- The ceramic atomizer is the standard coil-less type you see in many different vape pens and it has the same benefits as they do. Namely, that it heats up very quickly, is easy to load and clean, and has a large capacity.
Official Optional Accessories
Design and Features
Overall Design: The Blaze is just four inches tall, which would make it very portable-friendly if it wasn’t for the exposed glass mouthpiece, fortunately, the magnetic cap takes care of that problem. That being said, glass mouthpieces are always welcome because they keep the vapor pure and cool. The stainless steel body looks good in a classy, understated way that isn’t too flashy, though the Linx logo at the base is a nice touch.
Ease of Use: The Blaze is very easy to use since each atomizer is essentially a container where you place your dabs. That makes loading very fast and uncomplicated. The single control button keeps things simple, and if you want to use a different battery, you can easily unscrew each atomizer from the Blaze.
Build Quality: The stainless steel body of the Blaze is tough and feels sturdy, but the mouthpiece is vulnerable without the magnetic cap. The quartz coil is susceptible to cracking if it’s dropped, but if you avoid that, then it can last for a very long time. The ceramic coil isn’t as long-lasting as the quartz coil but it will still be a while before you have to worry about replacing it.
Auto-shutoff: The Blaze has an auto-shutoff feature that is a bone of contention around the office and will likely be the same for most vapers. If you vape and then leave it alone for a while, it automatically locks up. I don’t like this feature because I vape all the time and having to constantly unlock it all the time gets old really fast.
Others liked it because they could grab it and go without worrying about whether it is locked or not. Since most vapes don’t have this feature, it is something to keep in mind. Also, it’s worth noting that this feature isn’t in the manual, it’s something we found out when we used it.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning the Ace quartz atomizer: Turn the Blaze upside down over a sink, or with a paper towel beneath it. Turn it on and adjust it to the red setting to burn off any wax residue. Switch to the blue setting and use a q-tip or cotton swab soaked in isopropyl alcohol to clean out the atomizer. Make sure that you never soak the atomizer in alcohol.
Cleaning the Zero ceramic atomizer: Set the Blaze to red, while holding it upside down, to burn off any excess residue. Remove the atomizer and, with it facing down, partially submerge the atomizer in a container with isopropyl alcohol for two hours. Make sure that only the ceramic plate is submerged and not the entire atomizer. Once time is up, allow the atomizer to air dry before reattaching it to the battery.
Cleaning the mouthpiece: Remove the mouthpiece from the rest of the device and use a q-tip or cotton swab soaked in isopropyl alcohol to clean the inside and outside of the glass. Soak the metal filter in iso alcohol for two hours to clean it.
How to Use
- Screw your choice of atomizer on to the Blaze.
- Unscrew the mouthpiece to expose the atomizer.
- Place your wax dab into the atomizer and then screw on the mouthpiece.
- Press the power button five times to turn on the device.
- Click the power button three times to cycle through the four temperature settings.
- Once the temperature has been selected and heating is complete, inhale from the mouthpiece.
Temperature Settings: Blue (lowest) | Green | Yellow | Red (highest)
Performance and Vapor Quality
Vaporizer Performance: The ceramic coil heats up almost instantly, faster than the quartz coil. The quartz coil doesn’t take too long to finish heating, but the ceramic coil is the choice for quick-start sessions. The fast heat time of each atomizer means that you can taste test different dabs in a short amount of time. The draw resistance is low so taking big rips is no problem.
Vapor Quality: The flavor from both atomizers is amazing with the slight edge going to the quartz. I like to use the battery on the medium-high yellow setting and I could definitely feel the rush of THC, and the other cannabinoids, during each inhale. While I certainly felt the effects of the wax, I didn’t really see it because the vapor is as thin as it is potent. That could be a good thing if you favor discretion but it’s disappointing if you want big, fluffy clouds. The ceramic coil produces slightly more vapor than the quartz coil.
Battery Performance: The battery is 900 mAh, which is the average for larger wax vape pens. It lasts a long time, so you can get quite a few sessions out of it. The only downside is that it takes between two and three hours to recharge.