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.The Mate Mechanism makes connecting two portable items easier than ever before.
MATE is on the cutting edge of magnetic innovation. The patented docking systems are the most functional in the world. They 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. They use a nickel coated N50 Neodymium Rare Earth Magnet. Each MATE Magnet and all MATE products come with the MATE Guarantee.
The powerful, rare earth magnet housed inside the bottom of your LighterMate allows you to easily dock and undock items when you need them. While this permanent magnet is pretty awesome by itself, it's the perfectly balanced magnetic forces in the Mate Mechanism that make it unique.
When the docking pin is engaged in the mechanism, the magnet slides all the way to the inside, creating a firm, secure connection. A quick tug releases the lighter and changes the forces inside the mechanism making the magnet slide out to the bottom. When you're ready to dock it again, simply get the docking pin close to the magnet and you'll hear a double click as your LighterMate sucks the pin back inside.