When it comes to cool tech, vaporizers are leading the way, so we were thrilled when Linx Vapor was nice enough to send out the Gaia for us to try. This portable little vaporizer packs a punch in a cool and sleek device that we genuinely enjoyed smoking out of.
We judge six categories:
Each category is scored 1-5 clouds and then averaged for our overall rating… yeah, we’re not bragging or anything, but we can do math.
The booklet is very short and to the point. That being said, there was some trial and error with temperature and how full to pack it.
One of the coolest things about this is getting to choose your temperature, and while it’s very easy to change it, I had no idea how hot it should be. It recommends anywhere between 200-428 degrees, but we had to play around to find the best temperature to get quality hits (for us, that was around 420 degrees).
It also warns against overpacking, which we consistently did. Thankfully, it comes with a very handy tool that magnetically fits onto the bottom of the device to help you scrape out the chamber.
The biggest test was handing it to a coworker without the book and asking her to figure it out. She did even faster than I did after reading the booklet… show off.
The Gaia is a cute little piece of tech. It fits nicely (and relatively inconspicuously) in your palm. It easily fits in your pocket, but ladies who would normally throw something like this into their purse wish it came with a little pouch put it in to protect it from getting scuffed up or losing the magnetic cap (I should point out that didn’t happen, it was just a concern).
Another nice thing is that while this puppy heats up in about 20 seconds, it doesn’t get too hot to handle.
Best taste from a vaporizer any of us had tried. The first couple of hits are the best, then there’s a little of that “vaporized taste” but this isn’t that bad.
On their website, Linx says:
“Incoming air bypasses internal electronic components and flows directly through the next generation quartz chamber and Linx's signature glass mouthpiece. Gaia's clean air path brings out the smoothest and purest flavor.”
We’ve got to agree with them there!
Linx says the Gaia comes with nearly 100% convection heating. That means it’s SUPER important to allow the hot hair to move around the quartz heating chamber. Again, user error caused us to pack too much pretty frequently but packed properly it gives us nice big clean hits.
Fun fact: we found the third hit was usually the best.
We honestly stopped keeping track of how long the battery lasted since we only had to charge it once over a couple of months of testing. When we finally did start keeping track, we got in six sessions that only killed one battery level (out of three).
Another super cool feature is the 2-in-1 Lightning and Micro USB Charger. That’s right, it’s a 2-in-1 charger that will also charge your iPhone. This thing is sleek--it has caps on both ends to keep your ports clean and has a nice little Linx logo on it. Brilliant branding. It has a permanent place on my desk.
The Gaia is a really well-thought-out device. It has a nice weight to it and the sleek metal frame makes it feel nice in your hand. It has cool branding, a rad charger, and the magnetized tool tucked away in the bottom and magnetized cap really round out this piece. It also comes with four extra screens and a brush to keep it clean.
The Gaia will put you back $159.99, but it’s 100% worth it.