Zippo has released a free iPhone application to promote its famous lighter. The so called Virtual Zippo Lighter certainly won’t help increase anyone’s productivity, but it can entertain you, at least for a while.
It opens with a flick of the wrist and lights with a turn of the flint wheel, and the “truly windproof flame” sways as the device is moved back and forth.
Apparently, the idea is to allow fans to experience the famous “Zippo Moment,” by holding an iPhone/iPod Touch aloft and “swaying to power ballads at concerts.” The application also features realistic sound effects, selection of designs to customize the skin of the lighter, as well as an animated flame that, thanks to the iPhone’s built-in accelerometer, reacts to movement of the device.
Interested? It can’t hurt after all. Here’s a link to the AppStore from where you grab Virtual Zippo Lighter.