In the early 20th century, smokers ruining their lungs could do so with the help of a nifty little gadget called the catalytic lighter. It looked like a small double metal tube. Put one tube in the other and voila, fire. No flint, no sparks. The secret to the catalytic lighter? Platinum.
If you've ever chastised a friend for their gnarly smoking habit, you know that scolding does absolutely nothing. Making people feel bad about smoking just makes them want to smoke in secret. Well, here's an idea: What if it was your lighter making you feel bad about smoking. You can't run away from your lighter right?
If you're a smoker who's always got a disposable Bic lighter on hand, it's time to ask more of that small accessory taking up space in your pocket. The LighterBro is basically designed to serve as a case for your Bic lighter that also happens to give it amazing slicing, repairing, and bottle opening powers.
Perfect for smokers who live in windy cities, this compact parabolic reflector lets you harness the sun as your own personal lighter—one that's immune to even the strongest winds.
Sad news as the nation of Japan has been overrun by giant, anthropomorphic lighters, as evidenced by this commercial. These creatures are insane, sticking their asses in our computers, sleeping with our match-headed woman, and, worst of all, teaching the English alphabet improperly.
I can't stop watching this guy burn through different materials with a preposterously intense laser that he built into a Zippo case. Metal, plastic, wood, rubber—these are no match for the laser lighter. Uhh, this is dangerous.
The simple form and function of a Zippo lighter has made it an incredibly iconic design. But it could soon be supplanted by Alessi if the Italian houseware manufacturer prices its new Sushi lighter to compete with the Zippo. That, or convince a Hollywood producer to have an action hero prominently use it in an…
For a different kind of light in your pocket, swap out your official Zippo for this lookalike that has the flint wheel and wick replaced with a set of ultra-bright white LEDs. It will never get even remotely hot enough to light a cigarette, but should help you find a more reliable source of fire when it's dark out.
A lighter is not just a hunk of cheap plastic you use to fire up a smoke. It's also a matter of taste. And you can light up in style with a pair of vintage Braun lighters designed by Dieter Rams for sale on eBay.
6mm 4mm gun hidden inside a Zippo lighter may not be as dollhouse-cute as the small-as-matches guns from Russia, but there's definitely a touch of James Bond to this lighter-gun.
Back when everyone was smoking cigarettes wherever the hell they wanted, concertgoers apparently did this thing where they'd wave their lighters around during certain songs? Or something like that? That was before my time so I don't really know—I had to turn to the anthropologists at Wikipedia to get the historical…
Click to view A lost remote control is an annoyance. A house fire is a tragedy. A 19-year-old near Cleveland turned the former into the latter when he used a lighter to search under his bed for a missing remote.
A lot has changed with regard to our views about smoking since this lighter watch combo was created in the '80s. In its day, it would have been the ultimate smoke break gadget. Check the time...light up a cigarette...
Most people only ever use a lighter for smoking cigarettes. Some enterprising souls find other uses. But for Parisian artist Oliver Kosta-Théfaine, the BIC lighter is his paint and the ceiling is his canvas.
Marketed as a "healthy smoking machine," this 3-in-1 gadget lights up your cigarettes then automatically "purifies" all the nasty smoke around you, all the while spraying the air with your favorite perfume.
The Japanese have all the fun. Just checkout these limited edition Zippo lighters. Embellished with a super hot Transformers design, only 300 will be made, all of which will be allocated to the Land of the Rising Sun. Each Zippo carries its own unique identifier number, and they will be available in either black or…