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Jan 30

Adorini Black Slate Deluxe Cigar Humidor Review

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Accessory Reviews

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This gorgeous medium sized desktop humidor features a solid slate veneer over Spanish cedar hardwood. The bottom is felt lined, the interior features a removable tray and a completely customizable configuration. You can place the tray at any level and it comes with multiple dividers with labels for keeping things just how you prefer. The hinges and bead filled humidifier are both 24k gold plated for a truly luxurious appearance. Fit and finish is simply flawless, with (more…)

Jan 23

Xikar Pull Punch Cigar Cutter Review

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Accessory Reviews

Xikar Pull Punch Cigar Cutter Review

This unit was generously sent in by viewer Dan Forsley and will be going out in a future giveaway soon so keep an eye out for it – thank you again Dan!

Featuring an all-metal design, this unit is small and bullet shaped with a keyring for attachment. Usually sporting a screw cap this instead utilizes a presumably magnetically secured extending barrel with a telescoping cutter end that appears at full extension. It has a built in cleaner so simply closing the barrel pushes out and tobacco leaf debris. The cutter itself is sharp as can be and is larger than (more…)

Jan 5

Lotus Mundial Quadruple Chrome Lighter Review

Posted on Sunday, January 5, 2014 in Accessory Reviews

Lotus Mundial Quadruple Chrome Lighter Review

This is a back to basics large table lighter, sporting four large jet flames with a long softer tail extending for a few inches. It’s a solid metal design with a spring loaded flip top and large smooth easy to operate thumb button for ignition. The bottom features both a fill port and adjustment screw, both with a tooless design and folding flush mount controls. The front and back are adorned with hand painted cuban box design inspired art work with very intricate details, under a protective epoxy like clear layer. It (more…)

Jan 3

Lotus L53 Orange & Chrome Lighter Review

Posted on Friday, January 3, 2014 in Accessory Reviews

Lotus L53 Orange & Chrome Lighter Review

This is a beautiful, built like a tank automotive inspired lighter from Lotus. It features a central START button much like the ignition button of a fine car. It not only ignites the flames but opens to two protective doors up top to keep out debris. The bottom features a fill port, adjustment screw plus a spring tensioned swing out punch tool. The color work is phenomenal, up there with (more…)

Nov 23

Vector Minitro Torch Lighter Review

Posted on Saturday, November 23, 2013 in Accessory Reviews

Vector Minitro Torch Lighter Review

This is a combination table torch lighter, soft flame and welding tool (supposedly) that is similar to others with it’s industrial design but with some big differences. Comparing it to others I have reviewed in the past it has (more…)

Nov 19

Vector Viking Table Lighter Review

Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Accessory Reviews

Vector Viking Table Lighter Review

This hefty black textured table lighter features solid construction and several highly desirable features for a serious cigar smoker. Obviously not something to easily pocket, this is designed to light dozens of cigars between refills and stay put at your home or shop. The lid is solid metal with a polished mirror on the inside. Actuation is (more…)

Sep 30

Prometheus Magma T Triple Torch Table Lighter Review

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 in Accessory Reviews

Prometheus Magma T Triple Torch Table Lighter Review

This is a stunning, solid metal chrome polished large table lighter, designed to last for dozens of cigars while still remaining pocketable. The top is on a tension spring loaded support flipping easily and staying put when open. It has triple torch burners that combine flames for an inch of precision flame and a couple more of a much softer region, perfect for both fast lights or slow toasting depending on your needs. The side features (more…)

Aug 22

S.T. Dupont MaxiJet Cigar Lighter Review

Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 in Accessory Reviews

S.T. Dupont MaxiJet Cigar Lighter Review

This stunning automotive grade black laquered single torch lighter features a rock solid all metal construction with a single button for actuation. Upon pressing the side lever action button, a two door top plate reveals (more…)

Jul 28

Visol Sultan Two-Tone Flint Lighter Review

Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Accessory Reviews

Visol Sultan Two-Tone Flint Lighter Review

This is a beautiful, solid metal flint ignition butane natural flame lighter with a partially brushed silver aluminum exterior. It’s built with absolute solid construction, featuring a rock solid top and hinge that automatically turns on and off the flow of butane. The bottom features a fill port optionally covered by (more…)

Jun 28

Plug For ProClip

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 in Accessory Reviews

Untitled-1I got another new part in today from ProClip and wanted to share, for those of you with iPhone 5s especially! I got turned on to the company years ago and when I got my iPhone 4 in my previous car, I used the TomTom/ProClip mount they had for it which was awesome! Unfortunately TomTom didn’t continue the product line to the iPhone 5 so I got their regular mount as soon as it was available. My wife has had mounts in multiple vehicles and now in my latest car I moved over my iPhone 5 mount to it. The wife just put in hers for her new phone, the Galaxy S4 and the design was a lot better than mine was. Well, now they have a NEW iPhone5 mount which is perfect for my needs since I don’t use a case! I give you (more…)

Jun 12

Vertigo Viper Cigar Lighter Review

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Accessory Reviews

Vertigo Viper Cigar Lighter Review

This is an overview showing the functions of a new tabletop torch lighter, providing large dual jet flames with a very comfortable fit in the hand. Obviously sporting a huge reservoir, this unit will go for 20+ minutes in any conditions. It has a base to allow it to stand on a table, a large grip for any size hands, a solid adjustment dial, safety switch and locking ignition button. I found it to provide precise even flames in even windy outdoor weather, lighting every time! Obviously not something to use while on-the-go or even for many people in any case, it’s a great alternative to more expensive table sized units. Thank you very much to Lighters Direct for sending this in for review! (more…)

May 18

How To Build A Cigar Coolidor

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Accessory Reviews

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I get this question so much I had to make a video – even though it’s nothing magic! It’s kinda like doing touchups – there is so much mystery, myth and pure bullshit about the subject people just think there’s more to it than there really is. So here’s all it takes in a nutshell. Buy cooler. Wash Cooler. Dry cooler. Put in cigars, the more the better, including boxes. Use good beads. Enjoy! ANYTHING else is your personal choice, but nothing else is needed to function. I’ve been running this configuration for many years. The last 600+ reviews have been out of this exact setup. (more…)

Apr 21

Xikar Crossover Warranty Replacement Is In

Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 in Accessory Reviews

I had to send back my Xikar Crossover torch, it was just plain worn out after a few years and thousands of uses. I always maintained it well, but the flame just kept getting smaller and smaller as time went by, so it needed to be replaced. I knew the model wasn’t made anymore, but I thought just the design of the case would be different. I guess they retired the whole square format. This Axia replacement functions VERY well as a lighter, with two very powerful torch units in it, but (more…)