At the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show, XIKAR will introduce the XFlame, a new electronic, rechargeable lighter offering.

This is a lighter that does not use butane and does not produce a flame.  Instead, it uses a circular burning plate that is designed to evenly toast the foot of your cigar. It functions without emitting hydrocarbons and ruining the taste experience of the cigar that excess gas provides with functional lighters. XIKAR says the unit will work on cigars up to 62 ring gauge.

The lighter itself is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery using a USB charging system.

Last year, we reported on a similar unit made by Fuego. is reporting the XFlame is a rebranded version of that unit.