Sturdy, rugged design featuring Colibri's 'Flameless' technology which isn't really fire without a flame, but the condensed jet of blue heat this produces is a world away from the wispy, yellow flame most other lighters spit out. Draughts, breezes and all but the heaviest downpour have no effect.
The makers claim that the Firebird can ignite its target material from an inch away - the Post-it notes we stuck on the edge of a desk and sacrificed in the name of rigorous testing certainly proved that.
Things that lighters are meant to burn, like cigarette ends and candlewicks, also caught fire immediately. It's hardly surprising Â– this is a cracking all-purpose lighter for all your pyroma... sorry, all your lighting needs.