Tacklife Electric Arc Lighter | $12 | Amazon | Promo code C2YFTPRG
Power Practical Sparkr Mini Arc Lighter | $24 | Amazon

It’s 2017, and your lighter doesn’t need fuel anymore, it just needs to recharge over USB. This flexible neck model is just $12 with code C2YFTPRG, is perfectly designed for lighting candles, and can spark 400 times on a charge from its 220mAh battery.

And if you missed it over the weekend, the pocketable Sparkr Mini (which includes a built-in flashlight) is still on sale for $24, down from its usual $30.

So what’s so great about these? Compared to regular lighters, there are three main advantages.

  1. Fuel - This lighter doesn’t need fuel; you recharge it over USB. How cool is that?
  2. Wind - Since it’s using tiny electrical coils to create heat rather than an open flame, it can’t be blown out.
  3. Orientation - You can use a plasma lighter upside down without burning your fingers, which makes lighting candles a lot easier.

Bonus, #4 - they’re cool as hell. Nobody denies this.