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T.G. Jones
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Trevor Duffy's Smokey Magic 2 works like a charm. I was sent one by a fellow ex dealer to play around with. It is imho the most reliable device for smoke production. Refills available on every high street at very low cost. Best of all it can be set up to produce smoke from under the watch strap and for a quarter of the price of the latest and greatest.
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Is this still in production? I've never heard of it.

I did actually think MAGIC SMOKE V2 by illusioncraft was the best... I used to swear by this,,, until my unti burned out. Didn't mind, tried to get a new one ... only to find they have been discontinued and will no longer be manufactured anymore... This was as good as it got.,, simple device that cut out all the complex electronics and main units..... ***, I miss that thing.
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If you liked MSV2 you will love SMV2. It works on a similar principle but doesn't rely on a bespoke smoke unit.
Mark at Saturn Magic had a couple going cheap as part of his black hole clearance sale, if you're quick you just might grab one. If not then try propdog.
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Mark has a couple of units left if you're quick.
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Hi Guys,

Regarding the remote, I will explain you why for a professional magician and in this case, for Lynx Smoke, a remote is making the product worse:

When using a remote, the hand must leave the spectators view for a button to be pushed (like vapr) for example.
The other option is a toe switch, which is uncomfortable to wear and not 100% reliable.

With Lynx Smoke you just need to casually either press the button with the other hand or press the wrist slightly into the body, to activate the smoke.

In our opinion a remote (specifically in the case of a watch that produces smoke) is for amateurs who like to play with toys because they love the word remote or because they think it is cool.

Lynx watch was made by professionals for professionals and, as unlike other smoke devices it won´t fail, period. If anything happens Lynx Magic will change any part for FREE. We stand behind EVERYTHING we sell and unlike other "industrially made smoke machines" or "mass produced" as someone said above, our isn´t.

Each watch takes us 3 hours to make. Each product is tested each time it goes to the client.

Each unit is made in Portugal, by hand, and not in a factory overseas that doesn´t understand the complexity of producing a smoke device that withstands constant use. Specially with the huge complexity of our watch, that has a LOT of engineering (and the ferrari of materials).

And as you can easily see by the following video, would be so easy for us to place a remote function on a watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EewrPARp8VU


We just KNOW that a working professional magician (like we at Lynx are) don´t want a useless remote in their pocket. If anyone wants one, sorry, won´t be with us producing it.
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25 puffs and 60 minutes of recharging... With that in mind the refill process doesn't seem that impressive to me.
For the delayed activation - timing is all with smoke devices and to have full (remote) control makes sense.


Use the smoke to enhance an effect, not to create one.

Don't tell me you'll smoking all way down running for one side to another side saying 'I'M BURNING!!!!!' during more than 60 minutes.
Are you using smoke in every phase of an ACR? x)


Thank you for your great advice Olivier! Smile
Should I mention possible smoke applications and you go for the first one?
Anyways, I wish Lynx Magic much success with this product.
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Lynx watch was made by professionals for professionals and, as unlike other smoke devices it won´t fail, period. If anything happens Lynx Magic will change any part for FREE. We stand behind EVERYTHING we sell and unlike other "industrially made smoke machines" or "mass produced" as someone said above, our isn´t.


That's a commitment ! Great job Smile
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GoncaloGil, I understand you are just defending your product. Just want to point out that you might be offending some people here. People have their way of thinking and should have the freedom to decide what's for them. I perform nearly 300 shows last year and consider myself a professional. I am a remote person, not saying timer is bad, I just prefer remote. I have tons of experience with timer devices and remote ones. I've had much greater success with remote. It's just a personal thing. I am sure some could prefer timer. But to say people who prefer remote control function are not professional is a little too much to swallow. Wish you much success.
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Amazing watch idea! A little too expensive though. Wish it's more affordable.
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Hmm, I guess it's just me but this seems ridiculous. $395 for a watch that doesn't actually work? I understand why it doesn't function as a watch but that completely loses any value for me. Why on earth would I walk around with a non working timepiece when I already wear a very nice watch that works? Maybe Will Tsai's version will actually also work as a watch and as a smoke machine. I guess if you're a parlor or stage magician then it's not an issue but in walk around I can't imagine anything dumber because someone is going to ask you for the time. Often. And no it's not because I'm a crappy performer as the ad so rudely tries to spin. It's because if you're wearing a watch that doesn't work, people are going to think you're a twit. No, I can't tell you the time because I need to change the battery on my knockoff Timex. It's a nice step in the evolution of smoke devices but I'll keep my $$$ until the next gen when someone gets it complete.
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Hmm, I guess it's just me but this seems ridiculous. $395 for a watch that doesn't actually work? I understand why it doesn't function as a watch but that completely loses any value for me. Why on earth would I walk around with a non working timepiece when I already wear a very nice watch that works? Maybe Will Tsai's version will actually also work as a watch and as a smoke machine. I guess if you're a parlor or stage magician then it's not an issue but in walk around I can't imagine anything dumber because someone is going to ask you for the time. Often. And no it's not because I'm a crappy performer as the ad so rudely tries to spin. It's because if you're wearing a watch that doesn't work, people are going to think you're a twit. No, I can't tell you the time because I need to change the battery on my knockoff Timex. It's a nice step in the evolution of smoke devices but I'll keep my $$$ until the next gen when someone gets it complete.


Its really amazing the comments of some people like you.

We took months on prototyping and did a revolution regarding a smoke device: we got rid of every single tube, sleeves and made something really different and workable.

The watch itself is 100% moulded. It is not a modified watch but a custom made one.

Reading your post made us laugh but perhaps you are from another planet. Gladly we are receiving a lot of emails from our idols in magic, who want to review this for us, for FREE, because they LOVE and will USE our product.


Regarding the non working watch:

1 - Our watch doesn´t have the seconds dial, and for that reason spectators can´t immediately say it doesn´t work.
2 - Our watch don´t have numbers as you can see, so its hard to say if its the correct time or not.

If you don´t buy we honestly don´t care. You make part of the 0,01% who really care if the watch works or not, because everyone understands the huge step in smoke devices we did here.

Finally, let me just tell you, and trust us, we know what we are talking about, when we say that the watch can work, but would be MUCH thicker that would look like a fake or clown watch. OR it would have a very small battery that would allow the magician to give 5 poofs of smoke before changing the battery.
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Just an opinion of Justin Miller, a professional and great magician:

"FINALLY!!!! As someone who made Ultra Smoke 2k famous, and have worked on a ton of smoke projects, I know the importance of a few things when TRYING to create the HOLY GRAIL of smoke devices. 1. It has to be practical and safe. The reason that US2k fell off the market is because I could no longer in good conscious allow my name to be associated with a dangerous and corrosive product.
And in NO WAY was it practical:) 2. It has to be hidden.

I always wanted one that is hidden in plain sight. I created a device a while ago with Jesse Feinberg and Paul Harris. We never did anything with it but it was a device that fit directly into a card box or deck shell. And 3. The upkeep should be very very minimum

Lynx Smoke has hit every marker:safe, practical, sleek, sexy, hidden in plain sight etc...

I am SOOO excited for this to finally hit the market.

If anyone is to come up with another device BETTER than Lynx Smoke..they have a LONG way to go.

Near impossible I would even go as far as saying BRAVO João Miranda BRAVO!!!!

I cannot wait to get mine:)
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25 puffs and 60 minutes of recharging... With that in mind the refill process doesn't seem that impressive to me.
For the delayed activation - timing is all with smoke devices and to have full (remote) control makes sense.


Use the smoke to enhance an effect, not to create one.

Don't tell me you'll smoking all way down running for one side to another side saying 'I'M BURNING!!!!!' during more than 60 minutes.
Are you using smoke in every phase of an ACR? x)


Thank you for your great advice Olivier! Smile
Should I mention possible smoke applications and you go for the first one?
Anyways, I wish Lynx Magic much success with this product.


I wish them too Smile
You're welcome!
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AS GOOD as the watch might be, you are still kidding yourselves if you think a timer is better than a remote!! Absolutely cannot be justified no matter which way you spin it!
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AS GOOD as the watch might be, you are still kidding yourselves if you think a timer is better than a remote!! Absolutely cannot be justified no matter which way you spin it!


Totally agree on this one.
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It is nice.. very clean but I agree ... a timer is not as practical as a remote .... I think that a trigger that would activate on a specific movement of the wrist would have been better.
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I also think the watch is huge... If I saw that before reading that it was the watch the gimmick I instantly realised what was going on ... a lamen will as well... this is good only when it is combined with a great effect that will drag the attention of the spectator away from the smoke
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It is nice.. very clean but I agree ... a timer is not as practical as a remote .... I think that a trigger that would activate on a specific movement of the wrist would have been better.


Yes sure. A movement in false... ups... a magician is burning. Smile
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I also think the watch is huge... If I saw that before reading that it was the watch the gimmick I instantly realised what was going on ... a lamen will as well... this is good only when it is combined with a great effect that will drag the attention of the spectator away from the smoke


Trust me, it is NOT huge. It is roughly the size as a rolex or omega.
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So does it means that the one on the video is just a prototype?
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