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C4RBZ
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Overall   (4.0)
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Stainless Steel Attractive gold/silver two-tone color Dual or single coil setup Versatile airflow control Tight construction
I've had a couple of months to use and evaluate this dripper and I'm generally well pleased. I've always preferred that my RBA/RTA/RDA's are all stainless steel, which this one is except for the copper 510 contact post. Everything seals tightly with a wide choice in air hole combinations, which should meet anyone's preference for draw pull. The coil setup I'm using now is dual micro-coils with cotton, and it's working like a champ. I haven't had any issue with the gold plating wearing off, but I don't use this on a regular basis either. I use one of my RBA's regularly and use this to test juice or when I just want vape something different for a short while. So far, it's been a great performer and I highly recommend it.
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Overall   (5.0)
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I bought this to use as a holster for my Innokin SVD and Sigelei Zmax PV's and Mods w/atomizers. After some simple modifications with needle and thread, it has made a great holster and looks like it was made for that purpose. It even includes an elastic pouch on the side that is perfect for carrying an extra battery. Highly recommend for this purpose.
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Overall   (3.5)
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Inexpensive Reasonably accurate and consistent
CONS
No screw included to secure back plate
At $10.00 this is a no-brainer. OK, so I didn't really know what to expect at this price, but so far it has proven to be accurate and consistent. It is small and made of plastic, and I wouldn't want to drop it on a hard surface from very far, but for the price I'm very happy with what it is. I compared the ohm readings to my SVD and ZMax, which pretty much read the same, and this ohm resistance meter seems to read about a .5 ohm higher. Of course, this is a guesstimate because the mods round to one decimal place and this unit readout includes two decimal places. What's important is that the readings seem to be consistent. The only issue I have is that the back plate, which has to be removed to install 2 AA batteries, was missing the screw to secure it in place. This meter only has the 510 and ego connectors, which is the only ones I use, and it was half the price of the best deal I could find locally. At this price, I highly recommend.
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Overall   (4.5)
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- Superior SS build quality - Exceptionally smooth threading - Juice and airflow control - Adjustable center pin - Attractive and expensive looking design
CONS
- No spare parts or o-rings - Airflow control ring too loose - Included coil is unusable
I've never handled an authentic Ithaka, so I can't compare to the original, but I can compare this clone to the numerous other RBA/RDA's I have purchased from FT and this is, hands down, the very best of the bunch. The stainless steel construction is impeccable, with the smoothest threading by far of any device I own. Assuming this is a 1:1 clone, the Ithaka designer(s) actually over-engineered this RBA, which I truly appreciate. Setup isn't difficult, particularly after your first rebuild, which I did almost immediately because the included coil was virtually unusable. Even though my first dual coils aren't exactly perfect, I've been getting excellent flavor and vapor volume for the past several days. The juice and airflow controls are straight forward and easy to adjust and I've experienced no gurgling or flooding. Any complaints I might have are really relatively minor. It would have been nice if a few o-rings, at least, had been included. The coils that came installed were terrible and really had me a little concerned until I replaced them with my own. And, the airflow control ring is too loose, but some teflon tape took care of that. Overall, as you can gather, I'm very impressed and feel this was money very well spent. I'm really interested now to compare this Ithaka clone to the build quality of the Kayfun 3.1 clone I currently have on order.
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Overall   (4.5)
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Heavy and solidly built Hits like a freight train
Very impressed. I like a heavy mod and this one sure fits the bill. My only other mechanical is a KTS (SKU 1363300)and there is simply no comparison. I put my Trident dripper on both and the V2 blew the KTS away. At this point, I can't imagine that I will ever use the KTS again. For size and convenience, I prefer using a IMR18500 battery, and with that this mech fits perfectly in my hand. If I ever needed it, this would be great for self-defense also because it's like carrying a roll of quarters in your hand. Haven't tried the 18650 battery yet, but with the 18500 this will sit up without having to lock the firing button. The locking ring is perhaps a little looser than I would like, but not a significant issue. I have the M16 on order, but can't imagine that I could like any more than the V2. We'll see.
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