Considering that the smokers in the house have probably already set up an import to get one of Golden Dragon's e-cigarettes
shipped over, why not do yet another good deed and rid yourself of that fossil fuel-wasting lighter
? All jesting aside, it seems that a Portuguese webstore is stocking a rather vivid new way to start fires (and open bottles, too) using the sun, and thankfully, it doesn't involve a magnifying glass and days of patience. The device is equipped with a built-in solar panel that reportedly utilizes sunlight
or artificial light to charge up internal Li-ions, and with the presumed flick of a switch, the device flings out a "continuous series of sparks" that should get that pilot light going. Apparently, this thing isn't meant to be a flamethrower
of any sort, but if you're out of matches and have tons of dry lint, you can snag one of these uber-green fire starters for €13.90 ($19).