Wallet, phone, keys. Those are the basics one needs to have before leaving the house. But if you’re a smoker, add smokes and lighter to that list of must-remember items. Though not a smoker myself, I know that lighters are very often lost, misplaced, or even stolen!
Smartcase has developed the Lightercase, which is the first-ever 3-in-1 smartphone case that has a built-in, no-flame, no-fuel lighter. The Lightercase is currently funding on indiegogo and intends mass-production in time for the holiday season.
There are a lot of feature-cases available on the market, but this one definitely takes the cake for ingenuity and uniqueness.
The Lightercase has a metallic coil that works the same way as vehicle lighters do. On the case, you simply slide back the latch, hold for two seconds to heat the coil, and then light.
The lighting mechanism has been designed to be effective without damaging a smartphone or having the possibility of accidentally being set off in a bag. The coil itself produces just enough heat to light one cigarette only, and it shuts off automatically within four seconds.
The case itself is rechargeable and can light up to 500 cigarettes before requiring recharging. Also on the rear of the case is a built-in LED flashlight, just in case you need one and because they can.
“Feature cases with special functionality are in strong demand,” said Lightercase co-creator Jason Buzi. “We created Lightercase for adult smokers happy to have one less item to carry. Now it’s just ‘phone, keys, smokes’ – and their sleek, protective case doubles as their lighter.”
For those concerned, the developers are indeed teting the heat-insulating properties to make sure it passes safety standards. For those ready with fistfuls of cash in-hand, each Lightercase comes in four color combinations.
So what are you waiting for? Visit the Smartcase Lightercase indiegogo campaign page and be the envy of everyone in your smoking circle.
(Editor’s note: I, Matt Marchesano changed Stanley’s headline completely. I couldn’t help myself.)