Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Prometheus Magma T Lighter Review

Prometheus Magma T Lighter Review
Prometheus Magma T Triple Torch Lighter Review
  For today's review I'm taking a closer look at the triple torch Prometheus Magma T shown here in the black lacquer finish. The Magma T is not what I would consider a carry around lighter, definitely in the table top lighter category in my opinion. Though, it does have some standard cigar lighter attributes like a cigar punch and fuel gauge window.
  This Prometheus is not a small or lightweight lighter by any means. The Magma T is roughly 3.5" tall by 2.8" wide. No doubt, the design is aesthetically very pleasing. The Magma T's triple torches produce a very strong wind resistant blue flame. With the new fad being the bigger cigar, the better (for some), the Prometheus Magma T will have no issue handling any cigar. A spring loaded lid flips back responsively. Once open there is a smooth side action thumb pusher to ignite the triple jets.
Prometheus Magma T Review
  Prometheus did a nice job with attention to detail. The underside of the lid is branded with Prometheus, while open the top surface area has a knurled finish, with contrasting vertical lines in the stainless steel against the lacquered body. Be warned, with all the high polish the Magma T will is scratch magnet. The lighter has a very cool blue fuel gauge window, always convenient.
Prometheus Magma T Review
  Unfortunately, for fueling the Magma T does not have a CLR's favorite easy to turn fuel wheel. It has the type that usually requires a screwdriver or a like. The Magma T makes up for this short coming with an integrated duel cigar punch cutter. The cigar punch flips down revealing two different sized punches to choose from. The larger of the two is the biggest diameter I have seen in a lighter, 60 ring gauges no problem. Also, a punch is rarely seen integrated in a table top lighter.
Prometheus Magma T Lighter
  In the table top lighter word amongst other big hitters the price is palatable at a suggested 79.99. For about $10 more you can find limited editions, such as Fuente Destino or God of Fire. Lastly, I do feel for the price a limited two warranty falls a bit short.

CLR Overall Ratings (10 being best, all added, divided by 5)
9 - Aesthetics
8 - Finish/Construction
9 - Flame
7 - Function & Fuel Adjustment
6.5 - Value vs List Price
CLR Final Score - 7.9 

Fire It Up Test Results:
20 attempts, 20 successful lights
Pros - triple torch, very easy to read fuel gauge, dual punches
Consideration - only two year warranty, scratches easily

1 comments:

This is a terrible lighter, people need to know how bad the engineering on the lighter is! Even BG said in a video I think a year or so later showing how the button fails because of a cheapie plastic part in the lighter. I made the mistake of ordering this lighter in 2017 not reading the most current reviews. DON"T MAKE THE MISTAKE OF BUYING THIS LIGHTER!! CUSTOMER SERVICE IS LIKE PULLING TEETH FOR A REFUND.

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