I used to own a butane gas lighter. It was fun to play with and also fun to watch as the blue flame shot through the air without flickering. Some time ago, I lost that butane lighter and I’ve missed it ever since.

Now I hear that Zippo has unleashed a new butane gas lighter called the Zippo BLU. It looks like your standard everyday Zippo lighter except that inside its metal body is butane lighter fluid. And from its flint-wheel ignition comes a strong flame that can stand up to a lot more than your traditional lighters.

Anyone who has ever owned a butane lighter knows that it exerts a very confident “whoosh”. For that alone, I’d consider buying one. It’s available at cheaper prices on (starting at $32.95).