You can already turn on your lights, TVs, Instant Pots, and pet feeders from your smartphone—so why not a candle with a real flame? The Candle Touch aims to make lighting a candle as easy as scrolling through Instagram, and it's currently available on Kickstarter beginning at $49.
Working a Candle Touch is just like any smart device—just download the app (iOS and Android), pair it with your device, and hit the right prompts to light the wick. Once the base receives the Bluetooth signal, it sends a current up two metal rods that ignite the cotton wick, according to Apartment Therapy.
The candles themselves are made with a natural coconut wax, and there are nine scents to choose from, including white tea and ginger, amber and clove, and avocado and mint. Each candle should burn for around 40 hours, and a single smartphone can pair with up to 10 of them.
Because it involves an open flame, the app comes with several safety features. To start, you need to be within 60 feet of the candle to light it, so there’s no need to worry about accidently igniting it while you’re away from home. You can even password protect the Candle Touch, which is useful if you have kids running around. The app also has a timer and a reminder feature if the candle has been on for too long.
When the wax runs out, or if you just want to change out the smell, you can just plug a new wax refill into the smart base. Currently, you can buy the candle’s base in silver, white, or black. And for a limited time, carbon and wood colors are available.
With $32,353 raised, the campaign has already surpassed its original $30,000 goal. But you can still help bring the project to life and get your own smart candles by heading here.
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