Glovion Electronic Pulse Arc Rechargeable USB Lighter
The lighter arrived pleasantly covered in a nice velvet-feel pouch. Inside, the lighter is presented in a gift box, with soft interior, where it is seated in a slot to protect it. Next to it is another slot with a gold box containing the USB lead. There is also a fold-out instruction leaflet and warranty card.
The USB lead itself is of very good quality, measuring exactly 30cm length, and is white in colour, which will keep the Apple users happy when connected to their device for charging! The quality of the USB lead alone lets you know this company is serious about providing good quality items!
Upon lifting out the lighter you first notice it's weight. And then notice a small brush hidden in a compartment underneath the lighters slot! A nice little extra! It's like the ones you get with some electric shavers to clean the blades. Not sure what this would be used for but a nice bonus none the less.
The lighter feels solid and robust. The outer shell of this lighter is all metal and is nice and cold to the touch. But I think the weight is mostly from the battery it contains. It comes with pre-charged but I couldn't say how much charge it has. The pattern on the surface is very effective. It stands out and you can feel the bumps as you run your finger over it. It is branded 'Jobon' near the bottom of the front side and just above that, there are two hearts overlapped with the word 'Love' written on them in a nice font. Definitely would make a lovely gift for that 'smoking lady' in your life!
What I like the best about this model is that the button is located at the front of the device instead of on the side. The 'rainbow' Arc model has this on the side and I find it a little awkward to press sometimes. This one is a lot more comfortable to use, and it feels more natural for the button to be pressed at the front. Another great feature is that the lid also serves as a failsafe. In other words – when the lid is closed, the arc will not light. You have to have the lid in the open position for it to spark at all, so you can feel safe when carrying it in your pocket. It also will not light when charging.
When 'sparked up', it produces a purple arc between the two prongs on the top. Looking really quite pretty and unusual, it will definitely 'spark' interest from your friends that's for sure! (see what I did there?).
One thing to note is this – The 'arc' prongs seem a little close together to light a regular cigarette. And some people (including myself) have noted this in reviews. For rollies, this lighter is perfect. It does still light regular cigarettes however, as you don't have to push the end of your fag into the spark itself any more than you have to put it into a flame on a normal lighter. It just has to be near enough and the end will light just fine. It is something you will get used to.
Just another note – I put the lighter on charge in my USB Hub connected to my PC when I was around half way through writing this review, and it has now finished charging. So I guess it is pretty much fully charged when delivered. Happy days!
When plugged in to charge, a red LED illuminates from the bottom of the device to let you know its charging. Once finished, it turns green. Also the device cannot spark when charging. This is because the circuit automatically turns off when plugged in for safety and security. The manual says it will take around 2 hours for full charge from empty. This should then last around 120 'spark ups'. It also will cut out the spark if pressed for more than 15 seconds for safety (although I've timed this as more like 10 or 11 seconds – so that's great!).
All in all a great little lighter!
Recommended? - YES!
Posted on 21/01/2016 at