Ithaka (also spelled Ithaca) is the name of a Greek island resting on the sheltered side of a larger island in a channel southwest of the mainland. The name and the place have been the inspiration for restaurateurs (there are several fine Greek restaurants named “Ithaka” and now an atomizer. You could be vaping on an Ithaka in a restaurant of the same name, giggling to yourself about the irony, giddy from the expense of it all.
Greece might seem like an unlikely spot for such endeavors, but it is really a popular location for the design and creation of mechanical mods. Like those made in the Philippines, they tend to be high-cost, low-volume productions that sell out rapidly. There has been hype on YouTube (mostly masterminded by the maker of Ithaka atomizers), but a lot of the hype is justified too.
Review buffs are finding out that there is truth to some rumors that this eagerly-awaited atomizer is worth the anticipation. If it is sold out where you are, give yourself time to save a little more money and wait for the Golden Greek Ithaka to return.
A Closer Look
The Ithaka is a rebuildable atomizer; something you attach to a formidable mechanical mod and rebuild when coils need replacing. It gets excellent ratings from expert vapers. According to the fortunate people who have tried it, the dual coil set up of this silica product makes throat hit stronger, but you also have to use a good e liquid. That should go without saying. Even an excellent atomizer will not make terrible juice taste better. Don’t waste a good build on bad juice.
The Ithaka is sturdy and well built. When parts are threaded onto it or the device is taken apart, screwing and unscrewing happens silently and smoothly. Try that with an inferior unit, such as a clone. There’s enough squeaking to make a lab full of rats wonder what’s going on. Threads jam and become rough, but the Ithaka doesn’t look like it will give its owners those kinds of problems.
Retailers have slapped $200 price tags (or worse) on the Ithaka; it’s not affordable. You’re going to have to save up or sell something off to buy one. The alternative is to buy a clone.
Tobeca makes a clone of the Ithaka for $45 and they don’t try to hide that you are buying a knock-off. The Tobeca isn’t serialized but it looks very much the same. Like the original, it is threaded to accept 510 drip tips. When assembled, the entire piece resembles a car part, but cleaner. If you happen to own the Ithaka and a decent mod worthy of its beauty, your mod might be worth more than your engine.