With the Hypnos Zero vapor pen, Linx Vapor has successfully overhauled the original Hypnos design by including several new features and improvements without compromising any of its strengths. The Hypnos Zero is ideal for vapers who often find themselves on the go, as well as for newcomers who might be looking for a more accessible first experience. Veteran users will appreciate the high-quality taste generated by the Zero’s new atomizer technology, along with its smooth vapor texture.
The Hypnos Zero comes packaged in a sleek white box featuring the intricate Linx logo, which is almost as nice to look at as the vape itself. The package includes the Zero, its battery, two mouthpieces and a USB charger, with each order accompanied by free US shipping and a one-year limited warranty. The vape itself is compact, measuring only 10 centimeters (approx. 4 inches) in length. With a stainless steel body and a small glass mouthpiece, the Hypnos Zero is discreet and easy to hold or store.
The main difference between the Hypnos Zero and its predecessor lies in its ceramic plate atomizer, which marks a transition away from coil or rod-style technology, like was used in the original Hypnos. The plate is visible through the bottom of the pen, letting you watch the vaporization process whenever you want to, which is a nice aesthetic addition. The atomizer produces a noticeably cleaner-feeling vapor than the original Hypnos (and several other vape pens), heating quickly and vaporizing smoothly. This may partly have to do with the fact that the Hypnos Zero has no fibers or plastics in its design, which consists entirely of medical-grade components. The four temperature settings on the Zero are distinct, and after about a week of use I had used each one of them at some point or another. Waxy residue does visibly gather on the glass of the mouthpiece with enough use, but it takes far longer for reclaim to start accumulating on the atomizer itself, which is a testament to the quality of the ceramic plate. When this occurs, the cleaning process is quite straightforward and requires little other than rubbing alcohol and Q-tips.
Despite its new bells and whistles, the battery life of the Hypnos Zero is still quite durable, either matching or outlasting that of several other dab pens. The battery actually reminds me a lot of the Arizer Air. When it does need to be charged back to full, this takes no more than 90 minutes using the included USB charger. I personally haven’t had any problems with the battery in my few weeks with the Zero, but it still would have been handy for there to have been a spare included, just in case. The capacity of the Hypnos Zero is fairly limited at about a tenth of a gram of wax or concentrate per load, but this is to be expected given the small size of both the pen itself and the atomizer plate.
While some may find the price point a bit stiff, I’ve found the Hypnos Zero to be a very worthwhile investment. After many hours of use spread out over several weeks, I can confidently say that one thing lies at the core of the Zero, besides the atomizer: quality, through and through. Though the small capacity has me sometimes favouring other options during extended vaping sessions, the Hypnos Zero has become my wax pen of choice on days when I find myself mobile for long periods of time. Thanks to its smooth, gentle vapor and consistently crisp taste, I can think of no better way to enjoy those nice summer afternoons than with the Linx Hypnos Zero!