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About

MATE.  You know you want to.  

Bic sells 6 million lighters a day.
44 out of 45 lighters are lost before they run out of fuel. 
MATE's simple solution helps prevent lighter loss. 
LighterMate Classic gives your Bic lighter MATE functionality. 

>> Thank you for your support! >> 

MATE has been on the cutting edge of magnetic innovation since 2008.  The first product we brought to market was the LighterMate Original, a refillable, waterproof lighter designed to prevent lighter loss.  

The simplicity of MATE is the added value of an easy connect/disconnect system. Specifically, MATE’s patented magnetic technologies are broken into two separate areas: the MATE Mechanism and the MATE Plate. 

For the purposes of this Kickstarter campaign, we've focused exclusively on the MATE Plate, adding MATE functionality to the number one selling lighter in the world. 

Don't limit yourself into thinking that sticking to a pack of cigarettes is the only innovation.  Yes, if you are a smoker and lose your lighter, this is amazing.  We innovated the plate options for the rest of us, whether you are in need of a bottle opener, a grinder or the perfect portable mirror.  

The world's number one selling lighter is now the world's second magnetic lighter. This disruptive, industry innovation is just the beginning.

Every aspect of our new product offering, including the four MATE Plate options, is intentional and well thought out. USE IT. DON'T LOSE IT.

MATE is on the cutting edge of magnetic innovation.  Our patented docking systems are the most functional in the world.  We take pride in our craftsmanship and are dedicated to clean, simple designs that add value to your life.  Moreover, the magnets we use are the finest and strongest available.  We use a nickel coated N50 Neodymium Rare Earth Magnet.  Each MATE Magnet and all MATE products come with the MATE Guarantee. 

Each order on Kickstarter comes with TWO LighterMate Classics.  We'll send you a survey prior to shipping where you can let us know which two color options you prefer.  [***Please note: the colors shown in the video are for advertising purposes only.  You'll receive a survey prior to shipping, allowing you to select your desired color options.  More color options will be unlocked as we meet our stretch goals.  Currently unlocked options shown below.]

OPTION ONE

OPTION TWO

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OPTION FOUR

UltiMATE COMBO - get TWO of everything!!

MATE Candle

  Epic MATE Party  (yes, there will be fire)...

All-Access VIP Formula 1 Tickets

MATE just kicked off this campaign and is counting on YOU to share this project so that we quickly meet our initial goal of $50,000. This allows us to meet our minimum production run and bring you an incredibly functional, high quality product.

Our first stretch goal is set at $150,000. Reaching this goal means you'll be able to choose from an additional five color options.

If we make it to $250,000, we'll unlock a glow-in-the-dark option. We have even more amazing stretch goals planned, depending upon how quickly we reach goal one. So... Spread the word. Spread the love.

The level of support received through our kickstarted community will allow us to reach several different goals.  We're tooled up and ready to produce the first five color options.  We'll send you a survey prior to shipping where you can let us know which color options you prefer.  

Every product ordered on Kickstarter will be on its way to you ASAP.  We'll use this section to keep you posted with progress.  

Get your LighterMate Classic NOW.  >>> 

Thank you to everyone who helped make this video (you know who you are).  Thank you for your time, your hands, your couch, etc.  Thank you to Happy Hollow Glass for letting us into your studio and to the Spicewood Smoke Shoppe for showcasing MATE's ideas.  Thank you to 420 Science for contributing a couple 420 Jars to the project and for your continued efforts representing ATX in a positive light.  

A huge THANK YOU to Australia for letting the legendary Pete Longworth venture around the world with his cohort, phen.  Pete comes from the land down under... 

Thanks to EVENT TECHNOLOGY for supplying us with our light-up signs.  You helped draw people to LighterMate like a moth to the flame.  The ways you've helped us engage crowds at festivals around the world is second to none.  Most notably -- on behalf of everyone who touched them -- thank you for our MATE Balls.  

Perhaps most importantly, thank you to YOU for sharing this project with your own online community. We couldn't do this without you.

(That's your hint to share this... NOW!)

www.facebook.com/lightermate 
www.twitter.com/lightermate 
www.youtube.com/lightermate
www.instagram.com/matetheworld

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing is probably the biggest obstacle regarding this project. However, we previously manufactured the LighterMate Original and have proven that we are capable of producing and selling a high-quality, refillable, magnetic lighter (with required US CPSC Testing, HazMat Testing, DOT requirements and ISO international certifications). Given the hoops that we had to jump through to get the previous product on the market, producing the LighterMate Classic should be no problem. We have a team in place, dedicated to ensuring only the finest, highest-quality products.

In short, we're stoked to bring you the #LighterMate Classic.
USE IT. DON'T LOSE IT.

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    OPTION ONE --- Early Bird!!

    Stick your ____ to a MATE Pack Plate

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    Stick your ____ to a MATE Pack Plate

    You get you 2 LighterMate Classics and 2 MATE Pack Plates. Slide the Pack Plate (and all MATE Plates) behind the clear plastic cellophane allowing you to stick your ____ directly to a pack of smokes.

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    Stick your ____ to Bottle Opener Plate

    You get you 2 LighterMate Classics and 2 MATE Bottle Opener Plates. This reward is perfect for those that imbibe bottled beverages. Sure, you can use a lighter and a little leverage to pop a top, but this makes it even easier.

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    Stick your ____ to MATE Grinder Plate

    You get you 2 LighterMate Classics and 2 MATE Grinder Plates. This reward is perfect for those of you that like to grind cheese, cinnamon or other herbs on a daily basis. Use the MATE Grinder Plate on a lemon to add a little zest to your drink.

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    MATE T-Shirt by American Apparel

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    Stick your ____ to a MATE Mirror Plate

    You get you 2 LighterMate Classics and 2 MATE Mirror Plates. The proprietary process required to make the MATE Mirror Plate is expensive, but it creates a product that provides incredible value to the end user. The Non-Sticky Sticky on the reverse side of the plate allows you to stick this mirror to a window, a smartphone, or any flat, non-porous surface.

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    UltiMATE Combo

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    Get 2 MATE Pack Plates, 2 MATE Bottle Openers, 2 MATE Grinder Plates, 2 MATE Mirror Plates and 8 LighterMate Classics (your choice of color). ...$85 value.

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    Limited Edition MATE Candle

    Indulge your senses with this premium, 16oz scented candle. The patented wooden wick delivers the soothing sound of a crackling fire with a slow, long-lasting burn. Each candle comes with a MATE Mirror Plate allowing you to magnetize your LighterMate of choice to the side of the MATE Candle or discreetly stick your lighter to the underside of a coffee table.

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    Limited Edition Giant MATE Candle

    This luxury scented candle combines the pleasures of sight, sound, scent and sensuality. The patented wooden wick delivers the soothing sound of a crackling fire with a slow, long-lasting burn. Unprecedented in size and sparing no expense, this candle is a work of art designed to be the centerpiece in any home. Your choice of LighterMate comes magnetized to the side of each enormous, premium candle, so you’ll never have to search for a lighter again. Indulge yourself and your senses.

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    Bring ten friends to an epic MATE party in Austin, TX celebrating our Kickstarter success. If you've been to one of our parties before, you may (or may not) remember that TeamMATE throws parties unlike any others. There will be live music and plenty of reasons to use your LighterMate (each of your friends gets a LighterMate and MATE Plate of their choosing). Transportation / accommodation not included. Party hardy with TeamMATE. Only ten party packs available!!

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    Get an all-access passes to Austin’s premier sporting event: F1. Formula 1 racing is the most watched, most innovative, most expensive and star-studded motorsport in the world. Valid Oct 31—Nov 2, this premier package includes access to the VIP tent on the track, a private tour of the observatory deck, VIP access to all MATE sponsored parties and all live music at the track. Transportation/ accommodation not included. You do, however, get ten LighterMates for you and your friends.

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