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nimrod
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The new one is useless for a professional mentalist's needs. I've yet to meet one who thinks otherwise.
I wish he would continue selling the old one.

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You might try writing him yourself. John quit selling the original product and his other stuff due to constant ripoffs of his creations. I'm sure he would be open to positive feedback from people who support the creator.

I'll ask about the handling decision but past that I'd rather not spend our time discussing something I don't use. That said I do still use something of his he came up with several decades ago. Still works perfectly.

I posted on this thread since John is one of the most creative people you will ever meet. He is sadly under appreciated in today's magic community and a visible example of how knock off products can drive the real producers underground.
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On Aug 11, 2014, David Thiel wrote:
And what's the reason for placing their card into your wallet in such a precise fashion?
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Whereas the post it note simply was left in the original, now it's placed between two cards and put into the wallet. Why? To draw attention to the wallet? To introduce the notion that you can't see whats been written? This was never a factor with the original.


(1) I always found it more suspicious that there was a post-it note sitting on top of a memo pad. For God's sake, it's a memo pad! Why is it behind a piece of clear plastic and why am I writing on a single post-it note that's been slapped over it?

(2) I tell the volunteer that they need to hide what they wrote. First turn it face-down so I can't see it. Then stick it in behind my credit card so that even if it accidentally flips open, I can't possibly see what you've written. It's never even raised an eyebrow.

And since they're writing on my business card, and NOT a post-it note, the card becomes a souvenir that benefits ME with a little marketing.
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My TT simply looked like a pad of post it notes and so made complete sense. I have a very similar leather pad of post it notes except it has Fair Issaac's logo on the front as it was a promotional giveaway from them. My TT had a pad of promotional post it's from another company taken from a similar pad. As such it looked completely innocent.

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Thought Transmitter Pro By John Cornelius,well I also got this at the week end along with the excellent PANTERA v2 wallet.I have done a few modications to the thought wallet and I do quite like it.I did a performance today with it and also just chucked it under my black woolie work hat BOOM I had what I needed to see,job done,going to have fun with these two wallet's.
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FYI this is an alterative, more organic version

http://knockoutmentalism.weebly.com/sensiopad.html
SENSIOPAD - Finest Peeking Technology

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On Dec 1, 2015, Sensio wrote:
FYI this is an alterative, more organic version

http://knockoutmentalism.weebly.com/sensiopad.html

Many thanks for the link,this indeed does look very good.
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For those who liked the original Thought Transmitter you might want to take a look at this offering from Carlyle...
http://carlyletouch.com/Brain_Wave_Case.html
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I would really like to see some review's on SENSIO PAD and the BRAIN WAVE CASE as they both look good.
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Is there a way to install a new you-know-what in the original TT? I have one sitting around and it's useless to me now.
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I seem to comprise a minority of one that prefers the TTPro to the original TT. It's thinner, looks like an everyday card carrier, and has never let me down. I've no qualms letting a spec handle it. In fact, I insist that they place it in their own shirt pocket, jacket pocket, or handbag once the dirty work is done, which, as we know, is the work of an instant.

For those that don't care for the TTPro, try thinking of it as a SUC that allows for even freer handling. That's been my mindset since I received it, and I've used it constantly, most often for drawing duplications but also for first names, initials, etc.

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Has anyone gotten their hands on the one by Carlyle? On the ad, it says it is based on JC's design (with permission, I assume)...If JC gave permission, we may finally have gotten what we are asking for. Anybody know more?
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I'm tempted to buy one myself as I've been waiting for a long time for something like the original.
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I received mine today. I had an original Thought Transmitter a few years ago, but no longer have it, so I'm only comparing this new one to the original from my memory!

It's pretty much identical except for two aspects...

1) It's rechargeable, which is huge! It uses an LCD universal charger (supplied), which is something I've never used, so it took a minute to figure out (it's not simple plug and charge, but it's pretty darn simple).

2) From what I remember of the original, the activation switch used to gain your peek was located in one of the four corners. This one has the switch along the on the edges, in in the middle, halfway between each corner (hope that makes sense).

Other than those two points, the wallet seems identical. Definitely happy with my purchase!
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That's good to know. I am glad to see there is finally an authorized version, as the TT was one of my favorite props ever.
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I am really surprised the brain wave case hasnt received more attention because the original TT was pretty unique for soemthing that price as mark has mentioned and left a hole when it went out of production. I think it even has advantages over some IMP devices becasue of the way you get what you need with very little action on your part. The Pro TT on the other hand solves a problem that never existed whilst bathing it in a glorius soft light! I wouldnt go as far as saying completely useless becasue it does work and I can see the organic nature of an oyster card holder appealing to people, but in my opinion there are better ways to get a peak if you have to touch the card / peaking device in they way you have to.
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On Dec 1, 2015, Taterini wrote:
For those who liked the original Thought Transmitter you might want to take a look at this offering from Carlyle...
http://carlyletouch.com/Brain_Wave_Case.html


Thank you, Taterini. I've ordered it. Looking forward to seeing how it compares.

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Just wondering the rechargeble unit if is ok in Europe...
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On Dec 10, 2015, lucavolpe wrote:
Just wondering the rechargeble unit if is ok in Europe...


Hey Luca -
It's set up for a standard US 110 volt 2 prong plug so you would need a travel converter/adapter to plug the charger into.
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I received this prop some time ago...but I was so busy I didn't have much time to look it over. Last night I took a look at this prop and mostly I like it.

It lacks the beauty of the TWO "hidden" cont***s in the original TT and in its place is a switch which makes an audible click when depressed. I don't necessarily see this as a drawback, since most places are loud enough that the sound can't be heard...and it's also possible that it sounds loud only because I am listening for it.

Being able to recharge the unit is a huge advantage...and the transparency is perfect.

To be honest, once I quit using the TT, I came up with a number of other effects to use in walkabout and the prop has slid off of my radar at the moment. If I ever do go back to using the TT, this will be a serviceable replacement.

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