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MindShades by Peter Loughran
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Ad description: MindShades is a specially designed and custom-fabricated pair of stylish and modern sunglasses that enable the performer to retrieve secret information undetected by the spectators. MindShades employs a technology that was once used in the world of espionage. However, many of these earlier glasses were cheaply made, and more to the point are now out of style. After painstaking research and development, Peter was able to re-master the technology and greatly improve the quality. The result is a stealthy device manufactured into a professionally fabricated pair of quality glasses.

Do not confuse MindShades with other glasses that employ similar technology, but instead use cheap lenses and frames that are out of style. These inferior products are generally so poorly constructed, that the secret technology is very easily detected. In stark contrast, MindShades are made with top-quality frames designed with today’s modern fashions in mind, and the lenses utilize a more advanced technology that renders the gimmick invisible! For this product, one manufacturer specially constructed the stylish frames, and a second company re-mastered the lens technology for MindShades. These glasses have been designed and built for professional performers living in today’s modern times, and were created for use in professional applications. The best part is that MindShades look and function like regular sunglasses! You will be able to take these with you everywhere, and perform modern, impromptu miracles on demand without any set up.

With Peter Loughran’s MindShades, you receive the special glasses and also the core of the product—the instruction manual. This handbook outlines several audience tested routines that have been well thought-out and designed. In addition the booklet contains several different techniques, styles and ideas that will help you to create and perform an unlimited number of effects. These miracles range from mind-reading effects, unbelievable card miracles without forces or gimmicked decks, seemingly dangerous acts that are completely impromptu, and incredible feats that would normally cost you thousands of dollars in gimmicks and props! All of these effects do not employ invisible ink, secret writing, etc. To be more precise, these versatile glasses let you see many other things that you are not supposed to see, all in ways that are completely undetected by the audience.
MindShades offers you a lifetime of impromptu effects that are limited only by your imagination. Using just one of the performance techniques included in the instructions will enable you to perform and create entirely different acts over and over again with just this one prop! MindShades is one item that won’t be left in your magic drawer; it’s perhaps one of the only props that you will need to leave your house with. MindShades is perfect for magicians and mentalists, and is great for stage, and outdoor performance situations/venues such as fairs, amusement parks, walk-around, family BBQ’s, and street work.

MindShades were designed with flexible spring joints on the arms, so that this pair of ultra-cool shades will fit practically any sized face. They also boast synthetic arm padding that goes over the ears, and the lenses offer UV protection from the sun, so you can wear these glasses all day long in total style and comfort!

A pair of regular sunglasses of this quality can cost over $100, but MindShades is a specially gimmicked pair of top-quality glasses that won’t cost you anywhere near that amount! And best of all, MindShades is ready to go the minute you take them out of the case. There is no set up, and the trick requires virtually no mechanical skills, thereby leaving all of your practice time dedicated to performance, patter, techniques and routines.

Peter Loughran’s MindShades comes complete with MindShades, instructions and routines, technique styles, and a high quality vinyl-bound protective carrying case
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Running from 1965 thru 1970 was a television series called Get Smart. The show showcased the misadventures of Agent 86 (Maxwell Smart), a spy who kept you laughing week after week. As a young man I didn't miss an episode and neither did anyone else. Recently the series has been remastered and released on DVD which is exciting news for us old guys. Smile

That said, seeing Peter's latest release reminded me of some of the crazy gadgets Agent 86 used on the television series (who will ever forget the 'Shoe Phone' or the famous 'Cones of Silence'?). Fortunately for us, unlike Maxwell Smart's secret gadgets, Peter's MindShades actually work!

Using an old principle, Peter spent months of R&D designing this wonderful piece of gadgetry and has ultimately produced a high-quality utility device for us magician types. Yes they work and yes they will do what the ad claims. BUT - you will need to practice with these. I realize that all magic takes practice to master, but this is a bit different but is very painless. The actual workings are easy enough to use, but depending on several factors (venue, weather, your height, etc) you will need to adjust your tactics accordingly. For example, if you keep your hair cut short, the way these are used will differ than for folks like me with long curly hair. This is not a bad thing mind you, but it will affect the way that you approach your performance.

The glasses are good quality and built to last for years. They include UV protection and come in a sleek plastic case to protect them when not in use. But I bet most of you will rarely use the case as you'll be too busy messing with these. They are a lot of fun and can truly take your magic in a different direction. The way I see it, anything that can give us an edge is worth exploring. Smile

Finally, the glasses include a booklet of concepts and ideas which should give you a jump-start down the highway of original ideas you'll no doubt come up with. The more you use these the more ideas will come to mind. By the way, I have it on good authority that Peter is in the process of putting together an additional booklet of routines and ideas that customers have come up with. So, if you are the creative type and want to have one of your own routines included be sure and drop Peter a note. Highly recommended. Smile

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Suggested retail is: $59.95 + $12.00 s/h

MindShades can be ordered directly from Peter Loughran
You can contact Peter at: peter@masterofillusions.ca
Visit Peter's site to order direct:
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