This USB-rechargeable lighter fully eliminates the need for matches — and it's under $20

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2020 marks the year that technology expands far beyond what was previously expected and that extends to fire sources. Yep, that’s right — the need for some fire-producing products is being replaced by one that shoppers say is both safer and much more convenient.

Taking the place of matches and gas lighters are USB-rechargeable lighters and reviewers say this option from RONXS is a total “game changer.”

Shop: RONXS USB Lighter with LED Battery Display Safety Switch, $18.99

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“No flame, no butane, no hassle” — That’s one of the leading taglines used to describe this customer favorite item in its product description.

Its leading function is its ability to use electricity to safely produce fire in tons of situations where they’re needed, including lighting a gas stove, a candle, or even a campfire.

Arguably tying for first place in its best and most desirable function is this electric lighter’s rechargeable capabilities, giving it a much longer lifespan than its older competitors (butane lighters and matches).

To recharge the battery, simply connect the lighter to a laptop, outlet or battery pack via the included USB charging cable. When the five LED lights on the barrel turn on, that indicates that the lighter is fully charged. Making this even more of a worthwhile purchase, this lighter provides over 500 uses on one single charge.

RONXS USB Lighter with LED Battery Display Safety Switch
RONXS USB Lighter with LED Battery Display Safety Switch

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The product also features a built-in safety switch button that ensures that your fingers are always a safe distance away from the produced flame.

For extra convenience, the lighter features a wind and splash-proof design, making it ideal and safe for outdoor use. It also has a long flexible neck that is about four inches in length to allow the head to rotate and accommodate different lighting needs.

Boasting an overall rating of 4.3 stars on Amazon, the arguably revolutionary product has inspired shoppers to admit that they never even knew this type of product existed.

“What a game changer. I can’t believe I used to use matches or a lighter to light my candles,” one shopper wrote. “Sure, that works fine for some candles, but I always struggled to light tea light candles inside a nice holder, or even larger candles in a tall case or candleholder. This makes it so much easier to reach down narrow glasses…I highly recommend one!”

Another five-star reviewer spoke to its convenience, adding, “My gas lighters are always empty when I go to use them. The Ronxs lighter is great. Always ready to light a candle or many candles.”

A few shoppers have noted that the “only con” is that the provided USB charging cable is shorter than they would like. However, several have pointed out that this is a minor critique given that other similar highly-rated products do not provide a cable with the initial purchase.

The ROXNS USB Lighter comes in five color options. Shop the product above! A smaller option that also has shoppers’ stamp of approval is the Power Practical Sparkr Wick Electric Lighter. While it has fewer supplementary features and boasts a more minimalistic design, it is similar to the ROXNS USB lighter in its function and USB capabilities.

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