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This Rechargeable, Electric Lighter Is The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer

You can light it 1,000 times before it needs a recharge.

An electric lighter is the kind of thing kept in a kitchen junk drawer, alongside batteries and a multitool, forgotten about until it’s needed. They work fine until they run out of butane and your scented, birthday, and citronella candles go tragically unlit. The Tacklife Electric-Arc Lighter is a permanent solution to that particularly annoying problem. It’s also one of the best stocking stuffers we’ve ever seen.

Instead of butane, the Tacklife uses an electric mechanism powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. To operate the Tacklife, you flip the switch from off to ready and then hold it, much like a traditional lighter. The two prongs at the tip light up with a purplish spark is way more wind-resistant than an open flame and looks super cool to boot. There’s no smell from burning fuel, just a high-pitched noise that my ears can pick up, but others don’t seem to notice.

When I received my Tacklife in the mail, I used the included USB cable to charge it for a few hours. I haven’t had to plug it in since. The manufacturer claims it can be lit 1,000 times between charges, which means I’ll likely go years before I plug it in again. When that day comes, I’ll be happy not to have to run out to buy a butane lighter. My future self has already thanked me.

The Tacklife has many of the features found on higher-quality traditional lighters, such as a flexible neck for reaching into deep candles and a child-resistant lighting mechanism. Instead of a small window showing how much fuel is left the Tacklife has a light that blinks when its battery is running low.

Because the lighting mechanism is a focused electrical current and not a flickering flame, only a small part of the tip heats up. After use, it cools down quickly so I can put it back in my drawer without worrying about melting anything or burning the house down.

At $15, the Tacklife does cost more than a traditional lighter. But who cares? It’s rechargeable so it will pay for itself. And if it prevents me from having to buy yet another butane model, then it’s priceless.

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