An indispensable piece of EDC kit, whether you’re on a camping trip or prepping for the apocalypse, is a lighter. French company Solar Brother has designed the Suncase, an inexpensive and lightweight alternative that requires no fuel. Instead, two mirrored wings flip out, focusing the sun’s rays towards a protrusion in the center of the device, in which you stick a twig, a rolled up piece of paper or a cigarette (which it appears to be sized for; this was invented in France, after all). Once the object ignites, you can then toss it into your firepit or that pile of your cheating ex’s stuff in the driveway.
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We know what you’re thinking: What if it’s cloudy out, or you want to set a fire at night? Solar Brother’s thought of that, and has designed the case to also hold a conventional mini Bic lighter as backup. Better safe than sorry.
Weighing in at just 12 grams (that’s less than half an ounce), the Suncase retails for $12.