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Overall   (4.2)
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Looks and works nice
CONS
Attention to detail
The good: Kayfun design works well, holds a lot of liquid. Easy enough to rebuild. The fit and finish of the machined parts on mine was much better than I thought it would be. Much easier to rebuild then a kanger protank, same basic bottom feed concept in operation. If you like your Kanger Pro, you will like this more, though this is much larger (would look pretty silly on an Ego battery). Mine came clean - no machine oil or polishing dust at all. It can be built as a lamb or lion and anywhere between. The airflow sits nicely between tight and loose, and could probably be drilled to be a bit looser if you really wanted to. It's quiet (no whistle). The bad: Needs better screws. I find it hard to believe a company would go through the trouble to make such a nice device and cripple it's image and perceived quality with crap screws. The heads are too rounded, hard to clamp down on a wire without having it pop right out. I can't see it working with flat Kanthal wire without much frustration. Screw heads are a bit small as well, though there is not much room in there for larger screws without shorting on chimney walls. I can replace the screws myself, though I shouldn't have to. The ugly: Drip tip hole is a bit too tight. Be very careful inserting glass or ceramic tips! My delrin tip will not be falling out any time soon and does not need the o-ring to hold it in. Also, the plastic tank on mine was installed crooked. If the factory cannot assemble the thing without crossing the threads, how do they expect the average user to not screw it up. I'll be ordering a few replacement plastic tank sections as I expect issues here. Conclusion: All in all a very nice device. I can see this becoming my everyday thing. Set up correctly it just works, and holds a lot. Definitely worth buying.
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Overall   (4.5)
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quality
CONS
none
I usually use cotton, but some of my devices work better with silica. After trying this wick I think I'll toss my twisted silica. This is so much easier to work with and much better quality than most twisted wick. Fits nicely in the Ithaka as well.
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Overall   (5.0)
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quality/finish
CONS
not really a con to some, but this thing is darned complicated!
I bought this thing basically because I felt my collection would be incomplete without it. Also, I wanted the Ithaka experience! Wouldn't want to be out and about talking up ecig stuff and not be able to say "I have an Ithaka" and share experiences. Also, sometimes I like to fiddle/tinker. This thing satisfies those urges. I can spend an hour disassembling it, cleaning it, and building it some new way. Sometimes that works well, sometimes not so well, but it's the journey, not the destination. You know what I'm saying, man :) I have a few petty gripes to post, just because I feel I should share. The bottom ring on the tank can be a @%*& to take apart sometimes. Might be just mine, and I don't want to touch the thing with tools and ruin the finish, so I struggle. And the airflow control makes no sense in practice. The airflow is most restricted by the tiny 510 contact stem. The airflow control has nice big slots, but they really don't mean a thing since the air has to go through the stem first. Everyone will be running the thing wide open. It's just a few more parts to add to the puzzle in my opinion. Then again, I think I bought the thing because it has too damn many parts and is too complicated :) If you don't want to fiddle, or have the dropsies, or loose things frequently, this tank may not be for you. If, however, you like to collect things whether you will actually use them or not, or if you love to tinker, then you HAVE to have an Ithaka.
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TrustFire TR 18650 18650 3.7V
TrustFire TR 18650 18650 3.7V "2500mAh" Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries (2-Pack)

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Overall   (4.7)
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Price, capacity
CONS
depends on your expectations, but no cons really
I'm not a battery geek, so keep that in mind. I bought these for a few reasons, but mostly to see how a low cost protected battery performs in various devices. I've read so many reviews on batteries and such and I've come to the conclusion most people have tunnel vision. These batteries work well in my LED flashlight (https://www.fasttech.com/p/1206301) and provide hours of light, though they do fit snug. They also work well enough in my cheapo bolt clone so long as the atty is not power hungry. They do not work in my Vamo, not a bit - just shut right down when I hit the fire button. I would not disrespect my Nemesis by even letting it sit next to these batteries. Conclusion: if you want a low priced battery for reasonable duty that has a built in protection circuit, these ain't a bad choice.
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Overall   (3.7)
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PROS
Price is nice, works every time, built in stand, came with fuel already in it :)
CONS
feels a bit cheap. Would have been nice to have a better casing, but at this price I can overlook quality so long as it works well - and it does.
This thing fires every time. <-- EVERY TIME. At the price I was expecting to have to click-click-click like every other cheapo lighter I've ever owned. It's a bit larger than I expected from the pictures. Wish FT would put a penny or fortune cookie or something in the pics so I could get a better idea on size when ordering. The plastic body feels cheap, but I suppose it's ok (not going to be pounding nails with it). Flame size is good, same as every other lighter/torch I've ever seen. I've had no issues with slow shutdown at all.
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