Kit and Accessories
- Linx Gaia
- Magnetic mouthpiece cap
- Loading funnel
- Packing tool + cleaning brush
- 2-in-1 Lightning and Micro USB charger
Compatibility: The Gaia is compatible with dry herb only.
The Gaia has an impressive set of accessories that add some extra versatility to the device. If you want cooler vapor and don’t mind sacrificing some portability, then you can buy the water bubbler mouthpiece from their website. If that’s not good enough, or if you already have your own water pipe, then you can purchase a water pipe adapter to connect your pipe to the Gaia.
You can also buy Lava Plates—which are essentially concentrate pads—if you want to use your wax with this vaporizer. In addition to all of that stuff, you can also get replacements for all the various accessories of the Gaia.
Design and Features
General Design: The Gaia is one classy looking vaporizer, even though it has the standard box design that you see in a lot of weed vapes. The finish, the glass mouthpiece, and the OLED screen all combine to give it a sophisticated look. But it has more than just good looks, there is a lot of practicality in the Gaia is well.
It has a magnetic tool that is stored in its base, so you don’t need to worry about grabbing one when you take the Gaia with you. The only problem I have is that the temperature control buttons are a little small, otherwise, this is a pretty well-optimized device.
Portability: The Gaia is a little over three inches tall and has rounded edges, so it slips easily into any pockets. Normally, I would give you a warning about the glass mouthpiece getting dirty, but Linx took care of that problem. They included a magnetic cap that protects the mouthpiece so portability is not at all an issue with the Gaia.
Build Quality: The Gaia has a brushed aluminum finish that looks great in all of the available colors, though I prefer the basic steel finish. That’s mainly because I like how the chrome accents on the base and the top stand out. Still, the Gaia looks great in all of its different colors, which are onyx, gold, and pink in case you were wondering.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Mouthpiece: Use a q-tip soaked in isopropyl alcohol to rub the inside and outside of the glass mouthpiece.
Herb Chamber: Remove the pick tool from the base of the device and use it to clean the excess residue from the herb chamber. Use the cleaning brush to clean what is left.
How to Use
- Remove the glass mouthpiece to expose the herb chamber, place your herb in the chamber, and replace the mouthpiece.
- Press the power button five times to turn on the device.
- Use the plus and minus buttons to select your temperature, and then hold down the power button to start the heating process.
- Once heating is complete, inhale from the mouthpiece while holding down the power button.
Temperature Range: 200°F – 428°F
Performance and Vapor Quality
Vaporizer Performance: The Gaia only takes about twenty seconds to heat up, which is pretty quick for a dry herb vape. It also has a pretty low draw resistance, plus, it never gets too hot to the touch, even at higher temperatures.
Vapor Quality: The flavor quality is good because of the purity of the materials and the hybrid conduction/convection heating system. The quartz chamber keeps the flavor pure and so does the glass mouthpiece. The short air path does mean that you feel the heat of the vapor at higher temperatures. That is why I would recommend you stick to the temperatures in the 350° to 370° range. The flavor is better and the battery lasts longer at those settings.
Battery Performance: The battery has a capacity of 2200 mAh and can last for about two hours of average use, which is quite good for a portable vape. Unfortunately, it takes about three to four hours to charge, which, needless to say, is a little on the long side.