Digital/Analog Hygrometer from Don Salvatore Perfect for Retrofits

Don Salvatore has combined the accuracy of digital technology with the classic look of traditional analog hygrometers with its newest product, the #1539 Digital/Analog Hygrometer. A Don Salvatore exclusive, this hygrometer takes any humidor to another level with digital technology that presents humidity conditions in an traditional, analog-style dial display. The device can be retrofitted onto other manufacturer’s humidors that have a 3" hole using Don Salvatore’s innovative adapter, and it is available in either gold or silver high gloss finish to match a wide range of original hardware. Described by the manufacturer as “the most accurate digital hygrometer on the market,” the Don Salvatore #1539 includes battery.

Don Salvatore, Chicago, Ill., Toll-free: (800) 886-8688, Tel: (312) 733-6400, Fax: (312) 733-8356, Web: www.donsalvatore.net.

Xikar’s Exotic Woods Cigar Case Collection

The Exotic Woods Collection from Xikar has grown again with the addition of three slide-top cigar cases joining matching humidors and Xi3 cigar cutters. Each of these special edition crush-proof Envoy cases holds up to three 54-ring gauge, Churchill-length cigars and features dark brown top-grain, padded armada leather. The inner lining is crafted from genuine Spanish cedar for aroma and humidity control, while the case tops are carved from exotic woods in a choice of swirling Amboina Burl, lustrous Bocote, or elegant Cocobolo rosewood.

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

Exotic Wooden Matchbox Holder now in Bubinga

Davidoff of Geneva is offering a new style in the company’s line of giant, wooden matchbox holders. Bubinga joins the existing Wood Macassar, Wood Burl Walnut, and Mahogany models. Each holder measures 4 1/3" x 2 2/3" x 2/3" and features highly polished wood with classical design lines. Retail prices range from $185 for the Macassar to $220 for the new Bubinga.

Davidoff of Geneva, Inc., Stamford, Conn., Toll-free: (800) 232-8436, Tel: (203) 323-5811, Web: www.davidoffusa.com.

Heavenly Cigar 2008 Calendar

Heavenly Cigar Co. has released its much-anticipated 2008 Heavenly Angels calendar. This year’s theme, designed by artist and one-time Angel Jennifer Seidel-Walsh, is a tribute to the different eras of tobacco and cigars. The black-and-white calendar features color splashes to highlight the body paint on each Angel. Measuring 9” x 24” when open, the calendar includes descriptions of each cigar in the Heavenly line as well as the dates of all major tobacco-related events. National holidays for both the U.S. and company president Heather Phillips’ home nation of Canada are included as well.

Heavenly Cigar Co., Naples, Fla., Toll-free: (800) 647-8196, E-mail: Sales@heavencigar.com, Web: www.heavencigar.com.

Che Pop Art Fine Porcelain Ashtrays from Elie Bleu

Iconic French accessory manufacturer Elie Bleu has rolled out a new addition to its Che series of humidors and ashtrays - Che Pop Art ashtrays. Made of fine French Limoges porcelain, these colorful, hand-painted rectangular ashtrays show portraits of socialist revolutionary icon Che Guevara in Warhol-like duo-color treatment. Two versions are available - one in red and orange, the other in purple and pistachio. Suggested retail price is $185 each.

Elie Bleu, Maison-Alfort, France, Tel: (33)(1) 48-99-64-64, Fax: (33)(1) 48-99-48-12, Email: elie.bleu@wanadoo.fr.

Djeep Adds New Lighter Models

French-made Djeep disposable lighters are now available in two new designs for 2008. Djeep Jump features five colorful, contemporary action graphics of jumping figures available in red, yellow, green, blue, and maroon. Djeep Curly Swirls presents swirls of color in various patterns against the familiar Djeep black background. Curly Swirls is offered in purple, blue, and orange. Both new lines are presented in 24-count upright disposable displays.

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

Csonka Digital Environmental Data Sensor

Possibly the most advanced “super Gauge” ever made, the Digital Environmental Data Sensor (EDS) from Csonka is the ideal accessory for cigar enthusiasts who are ready for a hygrometer upgrade. Not only does it accurately measure and display temperature and humidity, but warns users of high and low conditions with four separate alarms, taking the risk out of humidor maintenance. The slim, compact unit measures about three inches square, yet features an oversize digital display that’s easy to read in desktop, cabinet, or walk-in humidors. Suggested retail price, $29.95.

Csonka Worldwide, Plainsboro, N.J., Tel: (609) 514-2766, Fax: (609) 514-7329, Email: mchunko@csonka.com, Web: www.csonka.com.

Pack & Go Large Capacity Cigar Cases

Andre Garcia has developed a new stand-alone line of high-capacity cigar travel cases inspired by early 19th century products designed to last a lifetime and beyond, rich in detail and built with the finest construction. The case features an adjustable handle so it can be held like a briefcase, an adjustable and removable should strap, and additional compartments for cutters, lighters, keys, or other small objects. Resembling an executive men’s tote, the case opens to reveal a cedar-lined cigar chamber with collapsible wooden columns dividers to keep cigars in their upright position. The Pack & Go Series comes in 16, 20, and 40 Finger sizes, with pressed crocodile finish or smooth finish. Both finishes are available in black and brown.

Ash Burn LLC, Nashua, N.H., Tel: (978) 726-7606, E-mail: enquiry@andregarciacases.com; Web: www.andregarciacases.com.

SMOKESHOP - December, 2007