The more our staff watches random movies and TV shows, the more we realize that our Zippos just aren’t cutting it anymore. In our search for a cool lighter to help us ignite the occasional cigar, we came across this bad boy. The Gatsby series of lighters from S.T. Dupont ($450) features a burner for the appropriate purpose — cigar, pipe, or cigarette — and exudes class like nothing else you could carry in your pocket. Need to step up your game beyond our favorite, the Silver Plate with Square Lines model? Don’t worry, there's a solid gold model that you can drop $8,320 on if you feel the need.
We haven't received a big snow/ice storm in our neck of the woods yet this year, but when it does finally come and knock out the power, we'll be ready with the Black & Decker SS925 Storm Station ($100). The portable all-in-one machine is a rechargeable power source with an AM/FM/TV audio/weather-band radio, a 25 Watt power inverter, 12 volt recharging port, removable flashlight and a "Find Me Light" that automatically turns on when household power shuts off. It's not a generator, but it'll let you use your phone and charge your PSP until the power comes back on.