And those temps are...?
Edit: According to Instagram:
@Justpassedu ThanksNot bad , kinda reminds me of the Flowermate Slick a bit that I bought out of no where and happen to really like - https://www.puffitup.com/Flowermate-Slick-p/fm.slick-crbn.htm , so I have faith in this 1 , best of luck with the launch .
Nice, I suggested this idea to a manufacturer I was testing for, happy to see you was able (still have to check though..) to solve the issue we encounter with most of this "convection" vapes where there is a huge heat transfer leading to conduction (Fury, Fog, Novae, ...). Is the Eden already available?The Linx Eden uses an innovative air insulation system
Linx does make some wonderful devices for concentrates..I would have liked a temp of 500 for concentrates.
The reviewers Ive listened to so far all say that the vapor is very light and wispy. Bud said he has to turn it to the highest heat setting to get some visible vapor. This was my problem with the Gaia. The Gaia is a session vape and not an efficient one. It was impossible to put 0.03 of ground bud in it and get a few satisfying hits like I'm so used to with my Vapcap and F2. Instead I had to drop 0.08 in and crank the heat to get a similar session, and I went through the entire load just to see an average amount of vapor. Putting 0.03 in the Gaia was almost like vaping on nothing at all.
Really hoping the Eden isn't like this and has the performance of an on-demand vape.
Linx does make some wonderful devices for concentrates..
Slight smell out of box but after iso swab on oven, soapy hot water for mouthpiece parts, and a quick burn off session, the taste didn’t have a hint of anything unsavory. Very nice flavor.
So far, I’ve only tested with a full(ish) oven with no tamp. I’ve only used a fine grind (BCG); the avb comes out nice and even.
In order to get vapor, I have to take long, slow draws. It doesn’t seem to be good at producing vapor without a decent amount of time in between hits. (Like a good 20-30 seconds except at highest level where it seems to have less of a wait time.)
With those caveats in mind, I had very decent clouds.
The vapor is surprisingly cool from such a short stem. However, the glass gets hot fast and the metal at the bottom of the mouthpiece could be a lips’ worst nightmare if you dip too low. The silicone cover for the mouthpiece helps. And I like that the magnetic mp cover fits over with or without silicone cover. Can’t recall any particles getting through mp.
Ps. I just saw @Shit Snacks updated first take. Good info! Thanks
I just tried a session with a tamped full oven and I was barely able to get any clouds except wispy on the highest level.
We will keep this in mind on future devices. 500 F might combust but it's worth a tryI would have liked a temp of 500 for concentrates.
Yes, the Eden is available for purchaseNice, I suggested this idea to a manufacturer I was testing for, happy to see you was able (still have to check though..) to solve the issue we encounter with most of this "convection" vapes where there is a huge heat transfer leading to conduction (Fury, Fog, Novae, ...). Is the Eden already available?
I would say the power of the Eden is similar to that of the Gaia. The larger herb chamber is just as efficient with convection to the Gaia. The battery size is a bit bigger so longer battery life.How does the Eden compare to the Gaia in terms of power and efficiency?
FWIW I just got one to test/review and got visible vapor on lowest setting, and much more on next setting, with only a half full bowl. I did turn it up to the next two settings for a few hits, was in a rush to leave so this was just an initial test after a couple burn offs (smell and taste out of the box was pretty pure, a very welcome surprise) Here is the avb:
Could have taken this delicious Mimosa bud even further too. I just wanted to post that as a reply, obviously I need to get much more experience with it. I will say, physically, the Eden is quite nice (though mouthpiece can get hot in use)
Edit: okay back with second bowl results (not going to play by play beyond this lol) just to compare a very different experience. Loaded fully full now, courser grind than before, blend of grapefruit punch and lemon kush, slightly packed in even. This time I started inhaling as it started flashing to heat up at the lowest setting, took maybe a 20-second draw without a reaching temp, I could feel it raising in temp near the end trying to heat up btw so this could be risky, but so I then turned it off to clear and got a great big tasty hit, successfully on demand.
Since I packed it tight, I then dumped it out and reloaded in reverse to get the fresher on the bottom (these buds are much less nice than the mimosa). Hit it again the same way with an even thicker cloud, though the first was no slouch! After that I let it heat up normally to green 380 and got some more, put it to red 428 and finished it off as taste was gone.
It^ was the avb, but not sure why tinypic isn't working anymore all of a sudden...
I can't really weigh how little that is, that seems like less than half a ratchett scoop? At least half of what I tried in that first bowl I guess? I'll report back.
Yeah the box did have a smell, I was surprised that the unit itself didn't seem too really however. I think the silicone covers are the main culprit, I will probably soak mine to neutralize. I did do an iso qtip swab for bowl and mp before first use too, in between burn offs, just to be safe. It is a nice package though, with a lot of extras (three spare mps!)
I am also noticing long slow deep draws are required, which makes sense because I don't think the heater is exceptionally large or high powered, so not uncommon for convection heating like this. As such recovery time in between hits makes sense, but I am really enjoying my on-demand style.
I can get a nice hit while heating up and turn it off to clear, doing this several times at various temps with a full bowl course ground. I can get the avb darker brown without sacrificing flavor, stirring once helps with this, though not necessary really. Have been able to control by sensing heat to avoid any scorching, can get a couple darker pieces of herb in avb maybe, but I'd say you have a 30-second buffer at least. I actually can get two hits in while heating up if I want, sorta semi session on demand hybrid...
You can also use it session style in the same bowl, however on demand has the benefit of keeping the mouthpiece cooler as well. Yeah the screens are good, easy to keep clear, but enough filter (maybe some draw restriction in mp, but also due to the full load probably). Battery life seems to be quite good for me so far too, though I will need to test that properly... The LED light indications are well thought out for temp settings and battery level.
By the way my medium-course ground is coming out of a BCG with fine plate too, if I want a more consistent medium-fine grind I kinda need to turn my BCG upside down first (that first bowl was done this way, second was courser, but consistent too so I think I also had it upside down at first briefly). This was it in the other avb picture I was trying to post:
(trying imgbb now...)
This one was after, same stuff at yellow 400, puffing for a full 4min session:
I did not take any pictures of my latest on demand avb, I've done several bowls today, but here is a full packed (I don't mean packed tight when I say that by the way) bowl of cheese medium ground:
I should go back to trying smaller bowls, that is more my typical usage, but this has been a long holiday for me lol. I agree that the vapor can be quite smooth despite the hot glass tip and metal beneath it. I was able to connect through water and to a cooling stem, but will test more and report on that later on (spoiler, they both worked successfully).
I too really like the magnetic mouthpiece, it does help with the heat after a session actually. So far it is quite easy to keep clean, it kind of reminds me of a Firefly meets Thermovape, at a third of the price! I know its still early and its not perfect, but color me impressed.
Thanks for the feedback guys.
I'm wondering if those lava pads can be used as a spacer to reduce the size of the chamber for "microdosing" herb. Would it be beneficial to put them on top of the load if that load is only 0.05? Maybe they would bring some conduction into the mix, which I would be okay with if it means you get added performance out of a small load.
It looks like the chamber can hold 0.3 or something?