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papercrane
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A shutter noise will not be a problem.
AlluTallu
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I'm very tempted to get this right now. But will wait for some reviews since I want to know how practical this is in real life.

"The phone is immediately handed to the spectator and placed face down in their hand."

If this statement is true with all camera phones, then this is a winner and I'll click the "buy" button instantly.

-Aleksi
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The phone is handed stright to the spectator. No pressing funny buttons or doing anything odd. It's literally, Snap and hand to them. The shutter noise will help convince that you have taken a legitamet photo if anything. I have used the shutter noise on my iphone and it works brilliantly. There is absolutly no clean up of anykind. You can either leave them with their phone or send the photo from your phone to them. 100% practical and I can't fault it from my side. It takes a little time to practise but once it's done, you'll be changing photoes. Those wondering if it can be done with other things, I think this is just the begining with this concept.

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Question: Instead of using it as a transformation, could it be used as a two-way out? That is, you take a picture as your prediction, and then either surreptitiously change the photo or not, depending on the outcome?
Every problem contains the seeds of its own solution. Unfortunately every problem also contains the seeds of an infinite number of non-solutions, so that first part really isn't super helpful.
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Ok, I'm already out of money but this seems to be a must have. I really pray that this is as good as it seems to be..

Sending my money now.

-Aleksi
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JUst got this, saw the download!

Very very usable effect.
Eric is right, it is something that you will use everywhere you go.

I havent performed it yet, but I have been practicing and its a very easy trick to get used to.

This one ou can even do impromptu all you need is a deck of cards and someones phone.

Love it

10 out of 10

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Pretty good trick. pick this one up.
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Everyone thank you so much. BSmith is really clever if he releases something buy it, this guy goes out and performs most nights of the week and perfects his work before he releases it. I am a huge fan of his work and his approach to mentalism is one of the best I have seen.
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Hi Ted, I'm also very excited about this one ! Can we borrow any deck of cards (even a non UPS branded one) ?
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This is good Smile Any deck and any camera phone will work. With some phones the effect is stronger than with others and I personally prefer to use this with my own phone.

-Aleksi
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On 2009-07-01 05:34, alibali wrote:
Hi Ted, I'm also very excited about this one ! Can we borrow any deck of cards (even a non UPS branded one) ?


I'm not Ted but the answer is yes.

Though I initially planned to wait on numerous reviews, I took the plunge last night and bought the DVD and digital download and stayed up way past my bedtime watching it. I met bSmith once before and know he works on an effect a long time in bars/street for real people before he would ever think of releasing anything. You can tell a lot of thought was put into this and it wasn't rushed to the market.

Let me first say, if you practice you will be able to make it work EXACTLY like you saw in the demo. Meaning:
1. They freely select a card
2. You or they insert it into the middle of the deck.
3. You then pull out a joker (or any card for that matter) and write their initials on it.
4. Take a picture of the card with their initials on it with either your camera phone or theirs (they can even be in the picture as well)and they can watch you take the picture through the screen, then place their phone face down in their hand
5. The card visually changes to their selected card WITH THEIR INTIALS NOW ON IT.
6. You reveal the phone now has a picture of their selected card, intials and all.

Pro's
-What you see it what you get. The effect works just like they say in the demo and on the website.
-If can be done with a borrowed camera phone
-It could also be done with a borrowed deck (though I don't think that adds anything)
-The teaching goes further than just moves, b teaches the psychology, body language and key patter as well.
-There is no set up required
-If you have a camera phone, a deck of cards and a sharpie you're all set
- Alternate handlings are taught for different performance situations
- He covers some good "what ifs" to keep you out of trouble

Cons
-A beginner may have trouble with one of the sleights, but an intermediate card worker should have no issues and may even use an alternate sleight.
-Not a huge deal to me but crediting could have been a little better. While some names were credited during the performance, they were left off the end credits and he also wasn't sure whose move he was using at one point. Again, not a big deal to me but some others may get irritated.

Final Verdict-
bSmith has come up with a great effect that can be done at almost anytime. The best part is at the end of it you can leave them with something to show their friends and he even gives some ideas of how to leave them with your phone number. If you liked the demo, you won't be disappointed.
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So can this really be done with ANY phone?

I have some other phone effects that said the same but I always ran into some problems with some phones.

I really want to get this, looks fantastic.
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On 2009-07-01 13:05, fridoliina89 wrote:
So can this really be done with ANY phone?



As long as it has a camera built in, I don't see any limitations.
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Thanks Mario for this in-depth review ! Smile
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Is the color change explained on the video?
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On 2009-07-02 07:17, fridoliina89 wrote:
Is the color change explained on the video?


Yes
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Just got this and I think its fantastic!

One of the things that I do that gets some of the best reactions ever is just a standard pick a card trick with some visual color change.

This takes this effect to a whole new level.
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Just how difficult is the sleight.
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There is nothing very difficoult in this routine. If you can do a simple card control and some basic sleights you will do just fine. The "key" sleight is also very easy. Just be careful with your angles.

-Aleksi
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