@ciabelle might be good… I have never used that brand. The tacklife brand seems… ok… I have two of them for candle lighting and they are both still working after a year. One thing with these and candles is the wax… if the ‘arc spark’ quits make sure there isn’t wax on the arc source.
Good timing! Have you guys been reading my mind?? I literally just made a note to myself to check on the availability of these to use on the upcoming backpacking trip to Cumberland Island. No more worries about wet matches trying to light the campstove!
@rebeltaz Our lives are filled with gadgets and if they all use the same charging cable it makes things simpler. We still have a few things that use USB-micros (ex., current hotspot) but as they die or go obsolete, we opt for USB-C versions.
@gio@rebeltaz that seems like a lot of extra expense for a small amount of convenience. Especially if you aren’t planning on discarding everything you already own that uses micro-usb. I think manufacturers will continue using micro-usb for years to come. Usb-c costs more and still seems to have issues, even for big manufacturers (Nintendo, etc.)
@dreamcypher@rebeltaz Agree to disagree. It hasn’t been an unnecessary expense for us since we have made a conscious choice as we replaced things over the last few years. Looking around, the only thing we use day-to-day that isn’t USB-C is the hotspot and that will get upgraded when we renew our Calyx membership later this year. For us, it has made traveling much simpler not to worry about which cord, or which side is up, when plugging in electronics. And it has become easier over the last few years to find USB-C connected devices as more people, including our extended family, make that choice.
Now when it comes to gaming, I have no idea what choice or quality exists, since no one in our family uses that type of equipment. And any gadget that always stays connected doesn’t get the same benefit from USB-C as things that we carry with us and that need charging away from home.
My guy just found one of these I had stashed away in my gift closet, he couldn’t resist the bright shiny blueness! We got It in a mystery bag a few months back. It works great for his needs of lighting retts, M80s and any other kind of fireworks that he can get his 60 year old hands on. ONE time that is! The darn thing won’t hold a charge for more than 10 minutes!
I bought one of these last time. Followed the instructions before first use to a tee. Never got a single spark out of it. Pretty sure I just threw it away after a month after watching the charging light flash non stop, and no spark.
@revolution2771 bummer. Just finished “charging” a camping lamp I was planning to use this coming week on a backpack trip with the grandkids. Blinking 50% full when I went to bed after charging a couple of hours from empty. Woke to find it at 0% after being plugged in for the rest of the night… sigh.
I bought the four pack last time. All of mine worked. I kept them in rotation for smoking. We were never without a lighter. No more digging for matches when your bic dies. Moreover, we are now accumulating a lot of matchbooks.
The hardest part was getting my brother to plug in the dead one before grabbing a freshy. Lazy bastard.