Plazmatic X Waterproof Survival Lighter Review

​While your trusty Zippo lighter looks the business and does the job well, it’s a fact that refillable lighters are now over 100 years old in their basic design. Along with the classic style comes many drawbacks including consumable parts and messy refueling processes. In the 21st century nobody wants a lighter with breakable components such as flints and wicks - and smelling of butane is no way to impress the ladies.

Enter the Plazmatic X. This is the lighter the 21st century has been waiting for. Part Zippo, part lightsaber, this rechargeable lighter is fully electric, has no consumable parts or messy butane and provides superior windproof ignition. Whether you are an accomplished outdoorsman or simply enjoy a smoke, you’re sure to appreciate the reliability and cool factor of the Plazmatic X.

Enter the Plazmatic X. This is the lighter the 21st century has been waiting for. Part Zippo, part lightsaber, this rechargeable lighter is fully electric, has no consumable parts or messy butane and provides superior windproof ignition. Whether you are an accomplished outdoorsman or simply enjoy a smoke, you’re sure to appreciate the reliability and cool factor of the Plazmatic X.

​Criteria

Criteria

​Plazmatic X are the inventors of the Dual Beam Arc Lighter, which means they’re proud to produce a higher quality product than other Chinese imports available on the internet.

For an arc lighter to be considered excellent it must live up to the high standards set by refillable lighters of the past and exceed them. So, the Plazmatic X features a raft of positive attributes that make it a cut above every other lighter.

From its 60 minute charge time, to its 100 lights on full charge, you can look forward to clean, environmentally friendly flames wherever and whenever you need them. Because of the dual beam arcs, Plazmatic X lighters operate in even the harshest of windy conditions and can light everything in the same way as a traditional lighter.

Kindling, tinder, wicks, incense and of course cigarettes and cigars are instantly lit using the Plazmatic X and ignite with a cleaner burn, thanks to the lack of flammable liquid and carbon-based ignition. It’s simple to use, too. Flip the cap, press the button and watch as the arc beams ignite between the four electrodes. Simple.

Kindling, tinder, wicks, incense and of course cigarettes and cigars are instantly lit using the Plazmatic X and ignite with a cleaner burn, thanks to the lack of flammable liquid and carbon-based ignition. It’s simple to use, too. Flip the cap, press the button and watch as the arc beams ignite between the four electrodes. Simple.

​Product Overview

Plazmatic X Electric Lighter - Rechargeable, Flameless & Windproof - USB Rechargeable Arc Lighter
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Product Overview

​Designed in the heart of Silicon Valley, Plazmatic X takes the innovative spirit of their home town and applies this ethos to the humble lighter. As you would expect, the Plazmatic X is state of the art and uses previously unthought of methods to improve upon traditional lighting technology.

Rechargeables, such as the Plazmatic X, ditch the fuel and spark set up of old Zippos. Instead, the battery sends a low voltage between four ceramic electrodes. This produces an arc of electricity that is smaller and more powerful than a flame. The increase in heat and light means whatever you are lighting ignites in a quicker and cleaner burn.

Since the Plazmatic is USB rechargeable, it can be used again and again. On average a Plazmatic X will provide the same amount of lighting as 50 disposable lighters. This represents a considerable dent in the 1.9 billion disposable lighters that are sent to landfill every year.

Since the Plazmatic is USB rechargeable, it can be used again and again. On average a Plazmatic X will provide the same amount of lighting as 50 disposable lighters. This represents a considerable dent in the 1.9 billion disposable lighters that are sent to landfill every year.

Pros

  • ​The light arc’s ability to resist windy conditions attracts many people to adopt a modern rechargeable lighter like the Plazmatic X. Previous models used two electrodes to produce a single arc and it was Plazmatic X that pioneered the use of two intersecting arcs.
    The light arc’s ability to resist windy conditions attracts many people to adopt a modern rechargeable lighter like the Plazmatic X. Previous models used two electrodes to produce a single arc and it was Plazmatic X that pioneered the use of two intersecting arcs.
  • ​This is what gives Plazmatic X its superior wind-resistance. The strength of the dual beams are equally good at lighting a Marlboro outside a bar, as they are at lighting kindling on a windswept hillside.
    This is what gives Plazmatic X its superior wind-resistance. The strength of the dual beams are equally good at lighting a Marlboro outside a bar, as they are at lighting kindling on a windswept hillside.
  • ​But what use is a reusable lighter if it won’t last the distance? Thankfully, Plazmatic X have thought of that. All their rechargeables are milled from zinc alloy that will last longer than the actual battery within the unit. If you stick to the 1 hour charging time and look after the Plazmatic, you’ll be more than impressed with its 50+ disposable lighter output. After its useful lifespan the Plazmatic can be completely recycled.
    But what use is a reusable lighter if it won’t last the distance? Thankfully, Plazmatic X have thought of that. All their rechargeables are milled from zinc alloy that will last longer than the actual battery within the unit. If you stick to the 1 hour charging time and look after the Plazmatic, you’ll be more than impressed with its 50+ disposable lighter output. After its useful lifespan the Plazmatic can be completely recycled.
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    ​With the Plazmatic X, you’re investing in a lighter to be proud of, an item that’s a conversation piece as well as a party piece. That doesn’t mean it’s a novelty - it does the job thoroughly well. You’ll be inspired to look after it unlike a disposable that you’ll always lose track of because, frankly, you don’t care about it all that much.
    With the Plazmatic X, you’re investing in a lighter to be proud of, an item that’s a conversation piece as well as a party piece. That doesn’t mean it’s a novelty - it does the job thoroughly well. You’ll be inspired to look after it unlike a disposable that you’ll always lose track of because, frankly, you don’t care about it all that much.
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    ​Using a Plazmatic X can either be a practical choice for work, leisure or outdoor craft or a style statement. Whether that statement is to be tres chic or to look after the environment is up to you. Plazmatic X produce hundreds of colour choices and brandings from favourite film franchises, so you’ll never be stuck for a rechargeable lighter to suit you.
    Using a Plazmatic X can either be a practical choice for work, leisure or outdoor craft or a style statement. Whether that statement is to be tres chic or to look after the environment is up to you. Plazmatic X produce hundreds of colour choices and brandings from favourite film franchises, so you’ll never be stuck for a rechargeable lighter to suit you.

Pros

  • ​You have to be very hard on the Plazmatic to notice its faults. There aren’t many but let’s try to put them into context. It’s a fact that the battery will eventually be fully discharged and will need recycling.
    You have to be very hard on the Plazmatic to notice its faults. There aren’t many but let’s try to put them into context. It’s a fact that the battery will eventually be fully discharged and will need recycling.
  • ​This seems like a major downside. However, an old fashioned refillable lighter costs a lot of dough to refill with butane over its lifetime. It also costs to replace the flint and flint wheel if they become worn or damaged. It is a matter of pennies to recharge a Plazmatic X. So, overall the cost are comparable.
    This seems like a major downside. However, an old fashioned refillable lighter costs a lot of dough to refill with butane over its lifetime. It also costs to replace the flint and flint wheel if they become worn or damaged. It is a matter of pennies to recharge a Plazmatic X. So, overall the cost are comparable.
  • ​Further comparing the Plazmatic X to a traditional refillable, you’ll be glad of the lack of butane and flammable chemicals that are inadvertently inhaled as you refill the unit. It’s also been noted by reviewers that to light something, it must fit between the electrodes. This isn’t a problem for most uses but is worth considering if you are thinking of replacing an old lighter with an arc beam lighter.
    Further comparing the Plazmatic X to a traditional refillable, you’ll be glad of the lack of butane and flammable chemicals that are inadvertently inhaled as you refill the unit. It’s also been noted by reviewers that to light something, it must fit between the electrodes. This isn’t a problem for most uses but is worth considering if you are thinking of replacing an old lighter with an arc beam lighter.

​Conclusion

Conclusion

​There’s no denying it. If you use a lighter regularly and want to show off the latest gadget: buy the Plazmatic X. It’s the original dual arc beam lighter, made by the guys in California who are synonymous with quality and it’s still absolutely cutting edge. It’s pretty affordable, too, meaning it makes a great gift for someone else. If you take pride in the way you make a light, then it’s a no brainer. Never let the wind snuff your fire again and jump onboard with the future of lighter technology.

There’s no denying it. If you use a lighter regularly and want to show off the latest gadget: buy the Plazmatic X. It’s the original dual arc beam lighter, made by the guys in California who are synonymous with quality and it’s still absolutely cutting edge. It’s pretty affordable, too, meaning it makes a great gift for someone else. If you take pride in the way you make a light, then it’s a no brainer. Never let the wind snuff your fire again and jump onboard with the future of lighter technology.