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I can’t believe someone makes… Mobile phone cigarette lighters

cigarette-lighter-phone.jpgDubbed the SB6309, this mobile features its very own built-in cigarette lighter. Who would have believed it?

Kudos to CraziestGadgets.com for the tag line – Cigarette Lighter Phone is the iPhone Killer

I was doubting the provenance of this but it is apparently produced by the Chinese company Seabright, the spec of the phone is listed as:

  • Gold cigarette lighter
  • 2.4QVGA LCD
  • Mp3 and Mp4 support
  • Bluetooth transmission
  • FM radio
  • Dual sim dual standby
  • Support 900/1800/850/1900  GSM
  • Dual SIM card
  • 1.3mega pixel camera

Give them credit, some of these Chinese phones are very creative. Remember the mobile phone shaver? Whatever next – the cigarillo-compatible MP3 player?

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* I can’t believe someone makes…. USB construction sites

* I can’t believe someone makes… LED disco shower lights

* I can’t believe someone makes… Snail Art Cars

* I can’t believe someone makes… Electric paper plane launchers

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* I can’t believe someone makes… A mobile phone shaver

* I can’t believe someone makes… An LED messaging mouse

* I can’t believe someone makes… Swarovski Crystal LCD TVs

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* I can’t believe someone makes… Klingon keyboards

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2 Comments

  1. August 04, 2009 08:56

    From personal experience, offering someone a cigarette is very common in China. If you can make a lighter light a cigarette and put it back in your pocket straight away, you can make a lighter phone that can be tucked away safely.

  2. July 30, 2009 11:17

    I’m waiting for the first case where someone puts it in their pocket whilst it is on…