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10 Best USB Lighters

Fuego Electric

Fuego Electric

Fuego Electric on Amazon

There aren’t many like the Fuego Electric , which has a wide lip and produces enough heat to light cigars up to 1 inch in diameter. Because it doesn’t use butane, it’s perfect for igniting high-end stogies without imparting any flavor.

  • Includes a cleaning brush
  • Coil isn't incredibly durable
  • Relatively expensive

Bolt Rechargeable

Bolt Rechargeable

Bolt Rechargeable on Amazon

Instead of fancy, arcing electrodes, the Bolt Rechargeable uses a traditional copper-nickel coil to turn amperage into ignition. It’s particularly effective for hand-rolled smokes, and fits conveniently inside a standard hard pack.

  • Powers on when slid open
  • Not for general utility use
  • Lights only cigarette-sized objects

TackLife ELY03

TackLife ELY03

TackLife ELY03 on Amazon

The TackLife ELY03 would be right at home in a toolbox or kitchen drawer, and is equipped with an extra-large cover over the button, so it doesn’t turn on accidentally. It is compact and versatile, charges in under an hour, and has a low-battery indicator light.

  • Micro-usb charging cable included
  • Auto-shutoff after 10 seconds
  • Some units have overheating issues

LCFun Black

LCFun Black

LCFun Black on Amazon

With a cigarette-sized coil, a slim construction, and a hinged cap, the LCFun Black is good for carrying in your pocket to light a smokes whenever you feel the urge, even in windy environments. It comes in an attractive gift box.

  • Double-sided operation
  • Less than half an inch thick
  • Not meant for candles or campfires

LCFun Rechargeable

LCFun Rechargeable

LCFun Rechargeable on Amazon

Perfect for bug-out bags and emergency kits, the LCFun Rechargeable combines two pairs of arcing electrodes and a reasonably bright flashlight. Its flip-up cap is complemented by a durable metal clasp that keeps moisture out.

  • Available in orange or camouflage
  • Strong carrying cord
  • Takes 2 hours to charge fully

Ronxs Portable

Ronxs Portable

Ronxs Portable on Amazon

A safety lockout switch and separate ignition button help prevent the Ronxs Portable from lighting accidentally or in the hands of curious kids. It includes a cable and a set of easy-to-read LEDs that display the battery level.

  • Lightweight plastic body
  • Seven inches long
  • Removable protective cap

TackLife Long Neck

TackLife Long Neck

TackLife Long Neck on Amazon

The TackLife Long Neck is the perfect replacement for the difficult-to-use piezoelectric models that were once ubiquitous at backyard barbecues. While it is rechargeable, it has such a powerful battery that you’ll rarely need to plug it in.

  • Ideal for grills and smokers
  • Doesn't strain hands or wrists
  • Neck is conveniently flexible

AngLink Plasma

AngLink Plasma

AngLink Plasma on Amazon

Boasting a built-in bottle opener, a corkscrew, and a pocketknife, the AngLink Plasma has just about everything you need to enjoy a night around the campfire. Its four-LED battery indicator ensures you’ll always have plenty of warning before it runs out of juice.

  • Windproof design
  • Overheating protection
  • Makes almost no noise

Jinlun Windproof

Jinlun Windproof

Jinlun Windproof on Amazon

A sturdy construction and a dual-action, tightly-sealing waterproof cap make the Jinlun Windproof a great piece of camping or emergency preparedness gear. It comes with a charging cable and a lanyard, and is available in four colors.

  • Two-arc configuration
  • Made with abs plastic and zinc alloy
  • Doesn't cost very much

Tesla Coil

Tesla Coil

Tesla Coil on Amazon

Named after one of history’s most underrated inventors, the Tesla Coil is a highly reliable choice for turning handheld electricity into heat. It produces two 5-millimeter arcs and has a hinged lid that keeps it from igniting in your pocket.

  • Each charge provides 100 to 300 uses
  • Feels solid and well-built
  • Shiny gold finish