We don't have a water resistance rating *yet*. The products we've made so far are only 3-D printed prototypes so we haven’t been able to do any waterproof testing. We do plan to make it water resistant but won't know the exact rating until we get further along into production.
No, in the finished product you will have to hold the button down to keep the plasma lighter on. We will be adding a safety mechanism that requires you to push the button three times and hold it down to power the plasma lighter on the sparkr. It will turn off as soon as you release the button.
No, in the finished product you will have to hold the button down to keep the plasma lighter on. The button is located underneath the flip-top cover to ensure that you do not turn on the plasma lighter when it's in your pocket
1. If you're in Canada or the EU, we'll be shipping from within your country and we will be paying all the taxes and customs fees associated with your order. You will not be hit with any additional fees upon receiving your product.
2. If you're located outside of the U.S., Canada or EU, we're not shipping from within your country which results in us having to use expensive means of shipping due to these products having lithium batteries inside.
We haven't yet figured out shipping costs to certain countries for a product like this (with a Lithium battery included), so we're looking into that a little further. If you are interested in pledging, please send us a note and ask us to open up your country. We’ll do our best to allow you to pledge.
The Sparkr uses an 18650 li-ion cell. We're really hoping we can make it user replaceable but it's a bit complicated with the electronics on both sides. If possible, we're definitely going to do it. We'll have a definite answer on this after locking down manufacturing.
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