The Hypnos ZERO Vape Pen by Linx Vapor

This is the Hypnos Zero vape pen, which is the new and improved version of the first Hypnos pen I reviewed made by Linx Vapor.

What’s cool and unique about this one is the new atomizer style, they’re calling it a ceramic plate and I’m diggin it, a lot.

In addition to the wickless heating element they also made improvements to the battery, mainly tweaking the 4 temperature settings and adding the 5-click lock function.

The vape pen market is moving fast and these guys are at the head of the pack with just a few other companies. Read on to find out what I like, and don’t like, about this pen.

Zero Vape Pen Small, Sleek & Discreet

I mean, just look at it. It’s easily one of the nicest looking pens I own, and also one of the most elegant feeling. The outer shell is strong, durable, precision machined, and the brushed stainless steel finish is buttery smooth.

It’s tiny too – at 10cm long it’s currently the smallest vape pen in my top picks. It’s still very easy to hold and use though, so they shrunk it in all the right places. You’ll be able to fit this pen anywhere and carrying it with you on-the-go will be a breeze.

I’m gonna give it an A in this department, and the only reason I’m not giving it an A+ is that the mouthpiece tip is clear glass and after a few sessions you can see residue start to build up inside, so this prevents it from being completely stealth.

Wickless Ceramic Plate Atomizer

I’ve never seen this style before, very interesting and innovative. They completely did away with any sort of coils, rods or discs, and now there’s this plate at the bottom of the chamber.

Zero Atomizer The only material your concentrate ever touches is ceramic, no metals. If you look closely at the pictures I took of the atomizer you’ll see how it’s constructed, the plate kinda pops up a millimeter or two in the middle and then there’s sort of a shallow dish around it.

The plate is the only part that heats up but it actually does an excellent job of vaporizing your wax down to the last drop, there’s very little reclaim with this one even in the dish part.

I’ve noticed when I use it a certain way I get better results from it – a nicer taste and bigger clouds. Instead of holding the pen completely still when you hit it try slowly rotating it a tiny bit while you draw, and holding it at a slight angle. This helps your wax continuously “coat” the ceramic plate so that it vaporizes more effectively, if you hold it still the first few seconds are great and then you can get a slightly bland/weird taste after that (sometimes).

Now the capacity of this one is not that high, you can’t fit a lot of wax in there. I’d say the max you should load for best performance is somewhere between 0.1-0.2g, a pea-sized amount.

However, it is quite efficient, and even though it doesn’t hold a lot it’ll still give you 10-20 draws from that small amount (depending on heat setting and draw duration).

Super Smooth Vapor & Big Clouds

Hypnos Atomizer Wax The Zero produces noticeably smoother vapor than most other pens, and this I feel is an important advantage because a common complaint with wax pens is hot vapor or a scratchy feeling in the throat sometimes.

For example, the other vape pens in my top picks right now include atomizers made with quartz, which can provide a slightly purer flavor but can occasionally cause the vapor to feel a little raw or scratchy when you take a big hit.

These are very subtle differences I’m talking about, but I’ve noticed a pattern in my testing of pens over time that ceramic elements generally provide the smoothest vapor and quartz elements usually provide the purest flavor.

I would still give the Zero an A in the taste department, I personally find it very pleasant and enjoyable. I really dig how comfortable the vapor is though too, that’s what draws me to it the most.

4 Temperature Settings & Great Airflow

Another unique feature of this pen (notice a pattern?) is the four (4) built-in heat settings. Most pens have 3, a couple have 8, but the Hypnos has 4.

They recalibrated the temperatures a little bit which makes it perform differently than the original Hypnos battery (better). The lowest temp now goes even lower, and the highest temp goes a little higher.

Zero Coil I personally end up using it on the highest heat level most of the time (red) because this gives you the strongest draw and most vapor, but if you’re not looking for something as intense simply start on level 1 or 2 and work your way up.

Airflow is great with the Zero just as it was with the original Hypnos. They have 4 air holes placed around the inner top edge of the chamber, and as long as you don’t load too much these holes will never get clogged.

They did change the way the screen in the mouthpiece is machined, it has a different hole pattern now and builds up reclaim in different areas. This part will occasionally feel clogged for a second when you first take a hit after it being cold, it’s caused by the little bit of wax that builds up in the mouthpiece and covers the holes. But once you heat up the chamber again it frees up in seconds, so this has never actually affected performance for me.

Industry Leading Battery Life

I did a thorough test recently with my top rated wax pens to see how long each battery can provide power for before it dies. In other words, how many hits you can get from a full charge.

When compared to the KandyPens Galaxy, Dr Dabber Aura, and SOURCE orb the Hypnos Zero provides the most usage time (nicely done!). Surprisingly, the Zero battery lasts about 25% longer than those, the ceramic plate must be designed to draw power more efficiently.

Vape Pen Components To do this test I put the battery on the highest heat setting and held the power button down for a full 15-second heating cycle. I then repeated this until the batteries were completely dead, taking short breaks every few cycles.

15 seconds is on the long end for power cycle durations, but in my testing I’m still able to get through 65 full heat cycles before it dies. This is a little over 16 minutes of total usage time, meaning the total amount of time you can engage the power.

When using a 2-amp wall adapter you can expect it to fully charge in 75-90 minutes, which is slightly above the ~60 minute average with most pens. They only include a usb cord in the box, so if you don’t have a 2A adapter to plug it into then it may take a little longer to charge.

Cleanliness Might Be The Only Drawback

Ok so here’s one of the only things I feel needs to be improved – the buildup that happens inside the mouthpiece.

This wasn’t really an issue with the original Hypnos, probably because of the very low temp heating, but the Zero is more powerful and this can cause some of your wax to splatter up into the mouthpiece during use.

Mouthpiece It doesn’t reach your mouth it just builds up inside the glass tip and also around the built-in screen.

I’m really not surprised this happens because of how short the distance is between the atomizer and the tip of the mouthpiece, but it would be cool if there was somehow a way to better prevent it from happening.

Aside from the buildup just being visible inside the tip I’ve also occasionally experienced some wax getting onto the threads of the atomizer and causing it to stick when screwing and unscrewing the mouthpiece.

Just to reiterate, this buildup issue has not affected the performance of the pen for me and is more of just an annoyance, it still works like a champ. Cleaning is simply a matter of soaking the mouthpiece in some ISO alcohol for a few mins, and I’d recommend doing this once per battery charge.

Also, I use mine almost exclusively on the highest heat setting, so if you use it on the lower settings you’ll have less splatter and less of a buildup issue.

Final Thoughts About The Zero

Linx Hypnos Zero I’m up to damn near 50 vape pens now in my collection (not counting herbal vapes) and this one really impresses me, there aren’t many companies that I consider to be on the forefront of innovation.

If you’re used to pens that have wicks or rods I think you’ll definitely notice a difference in how this one performs. I like both styles equally, it’s just unique and very cool.

The quality of this unit is noticeably higher than most others, and at just under $80 it’s certainly a wise investment if you’re into concentrates.

Click here to buy one with free shipping from the official Linx store. I get compensated if you buy through my link and your support means the world to me!

VapeRating: 95/100 (Tier 1 Top Pick)

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48 comments:
  1. Diana says:

    I hope mine works when it gets here. Will keep you all updated.

  2. Bruce says:

    Another incredibly enlightening video. The Vape Critic is on the scene once again.

  3. Alex says:

    Having read the review has bought this Pen. To my country Linx does not send. Bought on EBAY. The good evaporator. But in 10 days click at heating began to appear sometimes.
    And then at a sink the torch has fallen off…
    Beautiful convenient thing, but bad quality and guarantee only at purchase LINX. Again I do not recommend to buy.
    Guarantees from Linx at me are not present. Also there is no shipment to me in the country. A useless subject.
    More shortly a bad, beautiful thing. But judging by responses and my experience quality very bad…

    • Ryan says:

      Really? Its a bad product because you use a possibly used and already broken one off Ebay? I don’t think so buddy

      • Sam says:

        Ryan, it’s also a possibility he ordered a bunk unit. Chinese counterfeiters often duplicate great products.

        When one person buys from an unauthorized merchant, you run the risk of getting an inferior counterfeit product. When you buy from Ebay or Amazon, sometimes it’s a gamble, obviously Amazon items fulfilled by Amazon are less of a risk, but both Ebay and Amazon are not authorized Linx resellers, and the few dollars you might save buying from Ebay or Amazon, negates the warranty. Vape pens can be fickle, having a warranty is really the only way to go.

        What this person should have done was find someone he trusts outside his home country to buy it, then mail it to him, as long as it’s legal to do so of course.

        • Alex says:

          All can be. I have not seen any external signs of a fake. But it not the first purchase and such problems were not… Fakes are on sale cheaply. And on Ebay and Amazon there are different sellers. And not all swindlers…
          But my problem not the unique. At all a fake? Or curve business LINX?

          P.S.: a problem of return to the seller does not solve a quality problem.

  4. Joe says:

    I had this pen for a good 4 months and its been good easy to use and cleaning isnt too bad just gotta be careful, i used to use daily now i use my rig more but use it at night when too lazy to get rig out only thing im seein is my battery startin to shit out it still works but def got weaker and battery dies quicker, but still workin,when i got it i used it like 5-6 seshes a day so like 3-6 hits per sesh sometimes used with my boys so i beat my battery up, if used on occasion i see this pen lasting really long, if anyone knows if u can get a non linx battery thats stronger pls lmk i had an old adaptor from an old vape so i can use on box mod but didnt work also i get problem when battery is charged but doesnt work try messing with it by unscrewing then screw on better itll work after a few tries atleast for me it does, so far it was a good investment

  5. Chickcoop says:

    I received mine today and the atomizer doesn’t work. Not impressed. Currently waiting to hear back.

  6. Sean says:

    Just purchased mine based on your Review Bud :) Can’t wait to try it out \m/

  7. Luke says:

    Hi,
    I would like to know if this vape pen is works also good for normal hash? You know the brown/almost black stuff which deforms easily in your hands like Plasticine?
    Thank you a lot,
    Luke

  8. Ffej says:

    Just received my zero. Battery charged. Lights working. Doesn’t heat. :-(

    • Ffej says:

      Twiggy asked me to send pictures and informed me that the battery looked damaged and asked if it had gotten wet. It’s brand new. No reply after one business day.

    • ffef says:

      first experience with a vaporizer, not sure if they are so temperamental but this one is and trying to communicate with them is difficult. offered to replace the unit then they go entirely quiet. call them and they say they will give twiggy a message. all of sudden i get an email from twiggy suggesting that i am not getting his email. Really? and now he wants to just replace the battery. i would suggest buying something else.

    • Chickcoop says:

      Mine too.
      Brutal.

  9. Dan says:

    Be careful with the ceramic plate. Mine came off after a couple weeks. I mess around with it too much and am using a thick ice wax. No plate and a single ceramic dish that heats up at the bottom would be the bees knees, at least for full melt ice wax. Similar to the puffco plus. co2 oil is ok on low, but splatters a bit. Didn’t get a chance to try BHO in it.

  10. eric r says:

    couple questions please:
    do you need to unscrew the battery then screw in a charger?
    the concentrate must splatter up, do you have to scrape it back down ,do you have to keep it up right all the time?
    thanks!

  11. Danny says:

    Is the Linx Hypnos Zero pen still your top choice in vape pens for wax? I’m currently looking to buy one and I want the best I can get. Please help, as I am not familiar with vape pens. Thank you

  12. derek says:

    I emailed linx customer service to ask them if they could recommend an adapter that would allow their “zero” atomizer to be used with a 510 thread box mod. Their response was they were unaware of anything that existed that could do that; also advised me that using the atomizer with anything other than their battery would void the warranty.
    Am I completely off base in thinking this is rediculous?
    Anyone reading this have a solution to my problem? I made the mistake of buying the atomizer, now I’m stuck either eating 25 bucks, or shelling out another 50 for the battery and mouthpiece.
    Talk about a fucking RACKET!
    Are their any other ceramic plate atomizers on the market that are any kind of versatile?
    Buyer beware…

    • Drea ellis says:

      So you can’t put a refillable cartridge on it instead of wax or crumble? I have 5/10 thread cartridges and was hoping I can use them on this pen.or is it just for dab

  13. Peter says:

    I normally don’t take the time to write reviews but after viewing some of these bad reviews I figured it was my duty to write this. I have been using the Linx Hypnos Zero since June and I must say, this vaporizer is truly in a league of its own. The ceramic plate atomizer produces flavors that are out of this world. I love the 4 variable temps too. They allow me to choose low temp mode for flavor and high temp for stronger hits. I think the best part of the Linx Hypnos Zero is the cleaning. I can soak the atomizer and filter section in alcohol and use a q-tip to get remaining wax out. As far as customer service, I actually contacted the Linx Vapor customer service department with a question about my battery. I got a response the same day. In my experience, their customer service department has great follow up. I cant really speak to the issues mentioned in the review below, my experience was hassle free. My only complaint is that I wish this company would come out with a herb vaporizer. A quartz atomizer for Hypnos would be amazing too (If you guys are listening better get on that lol). My experience with these products and this company have been great so far and I hope they keep up the good work.

  14. Toro says:

    Will this work with 2.0 O.Pen cartridges?

  15. Aaron says:

    After 3 days of using the hyno zero, problems started to come up. Everytime I plug the fresh battery in, it doesn’t fire up. I keep playing around with it and realized that if I keep switching the heat setting, it will eventually fire up again. I emailed Linx immediately and they responded quickly and advised me to clean it throughly and it should solve the problem. I emailed Linx back and said it didn’t work and I suspected that it might be the battery and they agreed to send me a new battery in exchange for the old battery that I have so they can test out what’s wrong with it. I went out of my way and ship their battery back on my own expense and keep in mind this whole time I couldn’t smoke because their product was not functioning properly. I am sure all of you know how it feels when you wanna smoke but can’t. After trouble shooting it for a few days, Linx claimed that there was no problem and they advised me that it’s just dirty and clogged. 2 days after receiving the product, this vape again failed me with the same issue. I emailed Linx and they told me it has to be the cleaning problem. To prove them wrong, I decided to clean it and plug a new battery and shoot a few videos to show them that it’s for sure not the cleaning problem. However, after I sent them the videos, Linx immediately stop responding for 2 days. I demanded a refund because I do not want to deal with this shit anymore but Linx refused even when I showed them a cleaned atomizer not firing up. I will not spend a dime with Linx if I was you, unless you want to have a dispute with your bank because Linx refuses to give you a refund on their defective item. I have all of our emailed conversation as a prof and also videos of their product not working. Please be wiser than me and don’t waste your time and money.

  16. Brandon Konkle says:

    I was really excited to receive my Zero over the weekend, but it shockingly broke after a single use. The atomizer no longer heats up. When Linx finally answered my support request, they say they’ll give me 30% off a new battery. I’ve never heard of a company charging the customer for their own defects in craftsmanship, but what’s more is that I already told them the battery is fine. It certainly seems like they’re trying to take advantage of their customers. Definitely beware when buying anything from Linx.

    • Brandon Konkle says:

      Today, finally, after sending my pen in and waiting a long time for a reply, Linx tells me that the atomizer was “tampered with” and they will give me 20% off a new atomizer. I’m appalled that a company with such a high reputation refuses to stand by their craftsmanship and won’t replace a defective item.

      • Brandon Konkle says:

        I finally got through to their customer service department and spoke with Edward Richardson. He told me that they would ship me new atomizer, but they won’t do it through expedited shipping and I need to pay the cost. I can’t believe a company would charge me for the replacement of their defective product. They refused to accept a return, so I’ll have to pursue a dispute through my credit card company.

        • Holee Fuk says:

          I have the same issue. Won’t heat after only one charge and less than a week of use. I contacted them and will update.
          I’m not paying shit for shipping. I’ll do a CC push back before that.

  17. Thomas says:

    This pen is fantastic. I’ve been using the atomizer it came with on the third highest of the four temperature settings for almost four months now, cleaning it once every week or two. Flavor and vapor production are still pristine. Easily the best airflow, smoothest vapor and highest quality feel of any of the twenty some odd pens I’ve used. My only request from Linx would be to find a way to make the plate flush with the bottom of the chamber. That aside, this is still the best pen I’ve used

  18. Peter P says:

    I bought the Zero a couple weeks ago to use BHO oil and I have been not impressed. I find it leaks oil through the air holes and mouth piece. I get oil in my mouth once and a while when it splashes out of chamber. I have to keep the pen vertical whenever the oil is warm and flowing. This pen is not for oils.

  19. Steve says:

    I tried one of these and I LOVED it, I immediately ordered one online. It is an AMAZING pen.

    Unfortunately, someone missed something and my box was missing the heating chamber and battery. I ordered direct from Linx and they have been helpful (They need your order number, I didn’t have mine) and, even though the problem isn’t yet resolved, I’m sure that they’ll correct the issue.

    When my friend showed me his, we went through the better part of a gram of CO2 oil with little effort over 4-5 hours. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this for cancer patients or any other medicinal user who needs to maximize their consumption. To treat my cancer, I have been told I need to consume (via vape, ingestion, & tacking combined) a minimum total of 1 gram of 70% cannabinoid oil per day) and I struggle to do this.

  20. Ben says:

    Just wanted to tell you that I think your reviews are some of the best I’ve seen in any industry. Oh, and I just bought this using your affiliate link. Stay up! :-p

  21. Dan says:

    How long do vape pens work when used multiple times daily?

    Puff puff pass

  22. Lisa says:

    I was wondering if you have a recommendation for a dry herb vape pen? I have had chronic nerve pain for years (tough way to spend my 20s), and am going to Oregon later this week and would like to try a few CBD strains for my pain. I see you have some great concentrate vape pen recommendations, but was wondering if there’s an herbal one you can recommend? I wish I could buy a Pax 2, but since I’ll only be in Oregon for a couple weeks, it’s probably not worth it.

  23. Christian H. says:

    after many days looking and searching for pages to help me in my journey for a new pen your page was very helpful and descriptive of the product. I recently just ordered one from them because of your help
    Thank you so much!

  24. Alyssa says:

    Has anyone who has used the Hypnos Zero atomizer ever experienced the atomizer itself making a loud &annoying whistling noise through the airflow holes?

    I have had a 2nd atomizer shipped to me by the company because of this problem, and the new one they just sent me whistles just as loud! I just want to know that there are ones out there that don’t whistle before I give up on this lovely atomizer. I adore everything about it, but I just can’t stand the noise it makes.

    Please let me know!!

    • B says:

      That whistle happens to mine if I just have the filter part in hand, nothing attached. It creates a little vortex when drawn through, So I think your filters have a flaw if still making sound once attached. If you are not against a little tweaking of the filter, making the holes a little bigger or changing their shape slightly with a tiny file might help.

  25. jake says:

    Its it Ego 510 threaded?

  26. pat g says:

    Hey bud, do you know if a quarts atomizer chamber from the kandypens galaxy would fit on this hypnos battery? thanks

  27. Mike says:

    The hypnos vs the galaxy
    Most interested in performance, then price and conservation.
    I own the dabber light currently, its good for on the go
    But I’m more looking for a one stop shop kinda pen
    Thanks
    Keep up the great work!! best review site !!! I turn to your site for most information

  28. Baron23 says:

    HI Budd – do you happen to know the new temperatures that are now pre-set in this unit?

  29. KevRacks says:

    Just bought this after reading your review. Way better than the dr dabber light or my Accuvape stick. I am in love with this pen!! I used your link too

  30. Stelliott says:

    Hey man, thanks for the great review and the great site. I only started vaping and using concentrates for the first time recently when I picked up a V2 Pro Series 7. The herb cartridge works very well, but the coil cartridge (solid concentrates) and wick cartridge (“liquid”) are not especially durable or functional. I think the liquid cartridge is really designed for a pretty thin e-juice… I filled it with some syringes of CO2 oil, and it works, but not too well. I think I will continue to use the Series 7 as a dry herb pen, but get another pen dedicated to concentrates, and ideally one that can handle both solid concentrates like shatter as well as CO2 oils, the latter of which are my favorite.

    My question to you: have you tested this with CO2 oil, as well as more solid concentrates like shatter or crumble? The design seems amenable to dispensing a small amount of oil from a syringe onto the ceramic plate, and I imagine the lower temperature settings might work for these oils as well. Can you fill up the bowl with concentrate to just below the air holes, and will the design pool it all to the atomizer?

    Finally, how does this atomizer design compare to the atomizers included with the Aura, especially regarding CO2 oils? Are there other products I should look at if I’m focusing on those?

    Thanks if you’re able to help, and thanks again for the great work!

  31. Boomin B says:

    Wonder if making a wickless quatrz atty is possible. I still wonder if these pens produce offgassing of some sort under the heater where the battery and electronics are. This pen looks promising after seeing this. Nice review V/C. Thanks for the details bro~

  32. Lana Stoven says:

    i was waiting for this! im sold about to purchase one for myself. please never change and keep up the good honest reviews. in every other review i read, no one else brought up how the mouthpiece builds up with wax rather quick. that’s not stopping me from getting one!!! its very nice to know you’d rather be honest letting us make the decision than ignoring the important issues just to make a buck off us.

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