Prometheus Magma T Lighter Review by Brent Butterworth
Every cigar lover needs at least two lighters: one to slip into your pocket, and a table model that holds plenty of fuel and cannot easily be lost between scotch bottles. The Prometheus Magma T ($79.95) was designed to fill the latter need—but it is much more than an ordinary table lighter.
Flip open the top, squeeze the large trigger on the side, and the Magma T’s triple torch flames leap to life, delivering sufficient heat to light even 60-ring-gauge cigars in seconds.
The bottom cover incorporates two bullseye punches, in a standard ¼-inch size (7 mm) and an extra-large 3/8-inch size (10.5 mm) perfect for the big cigars I prefer. Both cutters close onto posts that push out the cut cigar end, so you do not have to go looking for a toothpick to unclog the cutters.
The Magma T offers the best fuel gauge I have seen on a lighter. Instead of using the transparent fuel itself as a gauge, it uses a special mechanism which shows the gas level in blue. It is much easier to see the blue gas level than clear butane. No more turning the lighter upside down or holding it up to a lamp to see the fuel level.
I enjoy the Magma T so much that I even carried it along on a recent car trip, where its unique features made my journey all the more satisfying. I even slipped the big lighter into my pocket for a long stroll. After all, what is a few extra ounces when you can carry a lighter as luxurious as this one?