Djeep Adds New Elvis, Monroe, and Cat Eyes Lighter

Paris-based disposable lighter maker Djeep is bringing back its Cats Eyes series and rolling out new Elvis and Marilyn Monroe series designs.

The new Elvis Presley Collection features four classic photo designs, each with Elvis’ autograph, covering his career from its beginning in Tupelo to its heights in Las Vegas. The line will be available in March with either 24-count or 36-count displays each carrying all four designs.

Also available in March, two more images will be added to the Marilyn Monroe Collectors’ Series featuring photos from the collection of famous photographer Milton Greene. The two new images will replace two from the earlier set, and the lighters will be available in 24-count and 36-count displays. Djeep says both the Elvis and Monroe series will appeal to collectors, resulting in widespread purchases.

The Cats Eyes series features designs in neon green, yellow, and blue glowing cat’s eyes on a jet-black mini lighter, available in upright displays of 24 and packed in DOT approved shippers.

Kretek International, Inc., Moorpark, Calif., Toll-free: (800) 358-8100, Email: salesinfo@kretek.com, Web: www.kretek.com.

Portable Water Ashtray from S&K

S&K Manufacturing has developed a simple but innovative accessory, the Water Ashtray, to quickly extinguish used cigarettes while eliminating typical ashtray odors. Partially fill the compact container with water; it fits in the palm of the hand, allowing smokers to carry a small personal ashtray while out and about. When the smoke is finished, deposit the lit butt inside and it is instantly extinguished. The ashtray can be emptied into any trash can and refilled with fresh water for resuse. The one-piece unit, made from recycled plastic, is designed to fit into most vehicle cup holders, but is equally at home on the deck or patio.

S&K Manufacturing, O’Fallon, Mo., Toll-free: (800) 764-8688, Web: www.skmfg.com.

Cigar Savor EO2 Torch Lighter

Cigar maker Altadis U.S.A. has released expanded its accessories offerings with the release of the Cigar Savor EO2 Double Flame Torch Lighter.

Ergonomically designed, this torch lighter is easy on the hands and easier to use, producing two tall and even flames, “for a perfect light every time,” according to the manufacturer. It also incorporates a special safety feature that prevents the lighter from working while held upside-down.

Available in rubberized burgundy, blue, black, and in a silver-toned finish, the Cigar Savor EO2 retails at $35.00.

Altadis U.S.A., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Toll-free: (800) 683-8800, Tel: (954) 772-9000, E-mail: sales.admin@altadisusa.com, Web: www.altadisusa.com

Xikar Carbon Fiber Collection

Xikar has brought high-tech carbon fiber accents, usually found in luxury sports cards and jets, to three of its best-selling cigar accessories in its new Carbon Fiber Collection.

The body of the Xi3 Carbon Fiber Cutter ($99.99 retail) is made entirely of stainless steel and the blades are made using high-quality, very hard 440 stainless steel, and can cut up to a 58 ring gauge cigar.

The collector-quality EXII Carbon Fiber Windproof Lighter ($99.99) features polished steel casings, genuine carbon fiber, and a large adjustment wheel for easy flame changes.

The Envoy Carbon Fiber Cigar Case ($89.99) can hold up to three 52-ring gauge cigars or two 54-ring gauge Churchills. Carbon fiber accents compliment padded black leather for a soft and luxurious feel, and the Spanish cedar lining makes the case crush-proof while holding ambient humidity and protecting the cedar aroma.

All pieces in the Carbon Fiber Collection come with a lifetime warranty.

Xikar Inc., Kansas City, Mo., Tel: (888) 266-1193, Web: www.xikar.com.

SMOKESHOP - February, 2009