Stoner MacGyver: Embur cordless/flameless lighter

MacGyver.
Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver.

The latest? The Embur cordless ceramic lighter.

What is it, dude? The Embur. It lights your bowls/smokes your hash without butane flames using a glowing-hot rod of ceramic.

How much coin will it run me? A lot (brace yourself):$200 to $250.

Where can I get one? Online at the Embur website and in a few select glass shops.

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In optimal conditions, the butane in your lighter burns off until it's nothing more than carbon dioxide and a little water vapor. But it can also put off carbon soot -- just hold the flame of your big lighter under a clear glass jar to see what I'm talking about. And I know a lot of you hippies love those little wax-dipped hemp strings that wrap around your lighter and light up like miniature candles to light your bowl sans-butane.

Yeah, bee's wax and hemp twine are natural -- but that doesn't mean I want to smoke them. They're putting off nasty carbon you're inhaling, too. That, and we spend a lot of time as cannabis users trying not to smoke things that resemble hemp.

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The Embur, on the other hand, doesn't burn. The ceramic tip glows with heat and simply touching it to whatever you want to light up does the trick. It's like a mini Lightsaber with a 1,400 degree glowing orange tip to incinerate anything it touches, be it evil miniature droids or bowls of OG Kush.

In terms of use, the Embur is really straightforward. There's an on/off switch on the top for the main power, as well as a sort of safety on/off button on the bottom that doubles as a battery level indicator. The third button on the side of the unit turns on the charge for the ceramic tip, glowing red and blue when pushed. Basically, you turn on the main power, check the battery, click for the heat and about twenty seconds later you've got a glowing orange tip. Tap that to the top of your bowl or the tip of your joint and inhale like you normally would with a lighter. You can even hover the ceramic over your bowl for a more vaporizing effect.

Because you're not sucking a flame down into the bowl and incinerating everything instantly, you get a much fuller flavor from a bowl of buds than you would with a lighter. We also found it useful for a few other methods, including putting a chunk of bubble hash in our titanium nail-and-dome set and simply touching the tip to the concentrate instead of blowtorching the nail red-hot.

Continue for more of our Embur cordless/flameless lighter review.


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16 comments
hotdog
hotdog

I had something like this in my 57 chevy. Pushed it in. When it popped out it was red hot. Lit my stuff real fine.

Stumbler
Stumbler

William Breathes is a fraud. Medical patient or "stoner"? Who would use a derogatory term like "stoner" to describe themselves? He is an insult to all the real medical cannabis users out there.

Monkey
Monkey

@Stumbler Everyone is a real medical cannabis user, even if they don't think they are. The word stoner offends you? Us stoners use the term because it's funny, and cannabis usually increases the sense of humor. 

orson
orson

@Monkey - Like you I believe everyone who is using marijuana is using it to compensate for a medical condition whether they know it or not but it is only medicinal if it is used as a medicine.  Drug abuse is not medicine.  Using the word stoner is counter productive to medical marijuana and recreational marijuana.  It would be like patients on prescribed narcotics calling themselves junkies or alcohol users calling themselves alcoholics.  People who use the term "stoner" are perpetuating the negative image of all marijuana users.  As a legitimate medical marijuana patient, it offends me very much when patients in the medical marijuana system call themselves stoners.  Stoners boast that they are drug abusers and it will result in all marijuana users getting treated like drug abusing stoners. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey ... being a stoner is about as "funny" as being a drunkard ... a real barrel of monkeys.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey ... stay Puerile and Stoned ... it's what you do best.


Monkey
Monkey

@DonkeyHotay  I like weed. The most common definition of weed is: 

"A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one growing where it is not wanted."

Growing it in the middle of the U.S., who considers it extremely "undesirable" and "troublesome", is why "weed" is appropriate. They don't want it here, but it wont go away! It's funny, ironic and harmless, you big fatty fat fat.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey @orson 

Only puerile bong-sucking stoners call marijuana "weed'.

And to equate with the connotation Stoner, you'd need to call your black friend Stupid Nigger. and your overweight pal Fat Fucking Pig.

hth

Monkey
Monkey

@orson  Ok, I'll go along with that. I'm not calling my buds meds though, I hate that. I don't call aspirin meds, I don't call oxy's meds, so I'm not calling weed meds. And in all honesty, I'll probably refer to myself and friends as stoners too, because I think it's funny, just like I call my black friend blacky and my overweight friend fatty. Got to keep a sence of humor, but I understand your complaint.

bongsucker
bongsucker

@orson @Monkey

Bong sucker is better than stoner.

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