Watch Boring Not-A-Flamethrower Demo and Unboxing


What is the hottest gift idea for your friend or family member this year? Not-A-Flamethrower, that’s for sure.

In between his boring day job at Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk occasionally pursues his true passion: selling hats and flamethrowers Not-A-Flamethrowers. Many of us initially assumed this would just remain a joke on Twitter. But that wouldn’t be like Elon at all, would it? So here we are today in a post Not-A-Flamethrower world.

So, what does Elon Musk expect you to use the totally Not-A-Flamethrower for? Mostly practical things like toasting marshmallows, lighting your fireplace, surviving the zombie apocalypse, and… soothing your baby.

Okay I’ll be honest, I don’t get the appeal. But for those looking to channel their inner Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor with a totally unnecessary piece of equipment that they’ll never use? This will absolutely fit the bill. If nothing else, it will be an interesting conversation piece.

Youtube user DÆrik of attended a recent boring company event where he received his Not-A-Flamethrower and says he had loads of fun. The first 1,000 units have now been delivered according to Elon Musk on Twitter.

At the event, buyers had the opportunity to take the flamethrowers for a test drive, toasting marshmallows over an open flame. There was also a live mariachi band so that’s cool. Attendees were also treated to presentations regarding SpaceX and Hyperloop.

Maybe the Not-A-Flamethrower is Not-For-Me but it might be for you. So if you’ve got money to burn in the most spectacular fashion possible, check out this unboxing video below:

Video Description via DÆrik on YouTube:

Huge Thanks to Corey for filming everything! Check him out here:

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18 Comments on "Watch Boring Not-A-Flamethrower Demo and Unboxing"

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Yeah. I’m definitely waiting for version 2. I hear it will have MUCH bigger flames plus include standard Bluetooth and the price might even come down. Yeah.

Yeah, and at $500 it’s a bit too rich for my blood. I’ll hold out for the $350 base model.

But does version 1 come with free propane for life?

3 free tanks, but after that you pay the standard market rate based on the area you are filling. 🙂

Of course, Boring has a proprietary tank design that can only be refilled or exchanged at Boring specific stations. So you’ll need an adapter if you get your “clean” burnin propane and propane accessories at another location. Personally, I prefer Strickland.


Yeah, maybe we can get back to EVs?
Why are you covering this?

You mean ., “This Nonsense”…

Admittedly, it’s tangential; TBC just happens to be run by an EV/energy storage CEO. But c’mon: it’s pretty cool or at least amusing.


I’m waiting on the 4WD version

And every firefighter officially rolls their eyes…

Looks like a modern day version of a prickly pear burner. Another way to light charcoal briquets.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

July 4 is just around the corner……LMAO

Seriously? A pathetic destructive product that cost you half a grand doing nothing but causing trouble!

Ron Swanson's Mustache

I bet you’re fun at parties.

Short Tesla because of this flagrant deviation!

I thought that using combustion to do certain things is evil here…
Besides: Why didn’t Musk invent an electric one without combustion?!



For a guy who is actually concerned with global warming and CO2 emission, I am sure this flame is generating a decent amount of CO2 especially for “showing it off”…

Could work for wildland firefighters controlled burns. Afraid the price is just too high compared to a dripping oil can with igniter though.