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Mental Dice by Marc Antoine, is the one for me. Besides using it as a simple three dice prediction, this IMO has great potential and possibilities. A two year warranty speak about the quality of the product.

I have a question please. The Ad states - Includes a rechargeable battery, receiver and a 2-year warranty.

Do both, the dice as well as the receiver, has rechargeable batteries?

I will be getting this - not one but two sets.

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Can't believe the price on this. I have promystic Real Die which is amazing but this using three dice makes for a great routine with 3 people. I wonder if you have to look at the card box everytime for the outcome or is there some sort of vibration communication.
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Just placed my order.
lots of possibilities of combining it into other effects. Smile
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I received a few queries (through PM) regarding the image I posted above.

The image can be seen (the 3rd image) in this Ad. - http://www.tesmarzauberartikel.de/produc......o=p43217

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I aquired one of the first prototypes of this from Marc a year ago. It is a very well made product and I have ejoyed performing with it. Being able to track and determine three different colored dice opens up a number of possibilities.

The receiver contains a rechargeable battery. The dice are not rechargeable. The screen allows you to monitor the charge level and after a year mine are still at full charge. As long as you follow the instructions on properly turning them on and off they should maintain charge for a long time.

I also have great respect for Promystic and own and use many of Craig's products. His RD is amazing and I believe will continue to be a top choice for pro's.

I also own an Anverdi version and one from Tim Wiseman. They were good in thier day but as technoloy continues to evolve so do these effects.
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So are you locked into the card box or does this offer the ability to put the “mechanics” into a different object like the wallet seen above? I don’t see a card box in any of the trailers... I don’t mind a visual cue, but that would require a lot of audience management for my situations, does this offer other cueing options (vibrate for example)? I would like the option for some types of walk around, busy environment close up situations.
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I've seen them in person and they're amazing, they work well and you get a clear understanding of what's going on :o Well done !
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the dice - once they run out - you can't charge them?

so you forget to switch them off once and you are screwed ?
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I aquired one of the first prototypes of this from Marc a year ago. It is a very well made product and I have ejoyed performing with it. Being able to track and determine three different colored dice opens up a number of possibilities.

The receiver contains a rechargeable battery. The dice are not rechargeable. The screen allows you to monitor the charge level and after a year mine are still at full charge. As long as you follow the instructions on properly turning them on and off they should maintain charge for a long time.

I also have great respect for Promystic and own and use many of Craig's products. His RD is amazing and I believe will continue to be a top choice for pro's.

I also own an Anverdi version and one from Tim Wiseman. They were good in thier day but as technoloy continues to evolve so do these effects.


So how many hours can you use the dice before they lose thier charge? After the dice lose their charge you just throw the mout? Can you send them back to get recharge or a replacement set? I have the regular sized RD and the smaller RD from Promystic. WIth the larger sized RD when it loses its cahrge (I have mine for about 4 years aand it still is a good as when I first purchased it) you can send it back to Craig for a replacement for a small fee. THe smaller RD came be recharged at home.

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The wood box you get shut down the dices so the battery won't run out. I think Marc Antoine told me they have a 2 or 3 years life expectancy, once they run out, you just send them back to Marc and he will exchange them for you Smile
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The wood box you get shut down the dices so the battery won't run out. I think Marc Antoine told me they have a 2 or 3 years life expectancy, once they run out, you just send them back to Marc and he will exchange them for you Smile


That certainly isn't a good solution. One MUST have the option to replace or charge the dice battery by themselves. Though for me it won't be a problem as I will find a way to replace/charge the battery/power capacitor even at the cost of destroying the plastic dice container, but for the rest . . . Smile

Usually with such electronic devices, I always advocate that one must ensure that the device battery is charged/replaced before performance. One cannot take chances. It won't be good if the battery lets you down right in the middle of your performance. One can never predict the life of a preinstalled battery which cannot be charged or replaced. This IMO is drawback which cannot be overlooked by a professional/paid Gig performer.

I had planned to purchase two set, but now I need to rethink whether to purchase two or just one set. Smile

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So you buy this and Marc replaces them for free [?]

You have to hope after three years he is still in business / has the stock [?]

So many links/websites for sellers are dead that are three years or more old [on these forums]

Seems bit crazy there is no charging unit that comes with the package [?]
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On Dec 16, 2017, Alex DLF wrote:

The wood box you get shut down the dices so the battery won't run out. I think Marc Antoine told me they have a 2 or 3 years life expectancy, once they run out, you just send them back to Marc and he will exchange them for you Smile


That certainly isn't a good solution. One MUST have the option to replace or charge the dice battery by themselves. Though for me it won't be a problem as I will find a way to replace/charge the battery/power capacitor even at the cost of destroying the plastic dice container, but for the rest . . . Smile

Usually with such electronic devices, I always advocate that one must ensure that the device battery is charged/replaced before performance. One cannot take chances. It won't be good if the battery lets you down right in the middle of your performance. One can never predict the life of a preinstalled battery which cannot be charged or replaced. This IMO is drawback which cannot be overlooked by a professional/paid Gig performer.

I had planned to purchase two set, but now I need to rethink whether to purchase two or just one set. Smile

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So you buy this and Marc replaces them for free [?]

You have to hope after three years he is still in business / has the stock [?]

So many links/websites for sellers are dead that are three years or more old [on these forums]

Seems bit crazy there is no charging unit that comes with the package [?]

Also agreed.
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I found this pic.

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Nice! It looks like the paranormal wallet.
And you can stick a post it note over the display so no one will see.
I wonder if you could easily place the display in a notepad for example.
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It appears as if this set is more suited the the trick shown in the demo, simply knowing what color has what number where as he promystic dice can be used for that but also as a layer of depriving in larger routines. The reason for this is because of the receiver type, craig’s die giving a feeling where as these are a visual cue that in my opinion is far inferior because now you have to have a random deck of cards box within your view. Just my thoughts. I do own a few of craig’s rdr dice and so I won’t be buying these. But just because of the receiver type, that is what kills this product in my opinion. I also feel like if you get a used RD standard, you aren’t paying much more for a superior product, so that may be a good option however if you want to do the exact routine in the demo, then by all means go with these. I’ll be sticking with craig Smile

Just my thoughts, not trying to hate on the product, I just think that because if the sight receiver, it’s more geared to a specific routine structure with the drawback of having a deck of cards in play or near by, which for some won’t be an issue but for many mentalist that don’t use cards at all, is a deal breaker.
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With 3 different color dice, one certainly has the option of bringing into play one, two or three dice. Thus one has many varied performance permutations and combinations available. A lot more can be achieved with 3 dice than having just one single die to play with.

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I'm hugely loyal to Craig's products namely because they work reliably and his customer service is second to none. Not to mention he's one heck of a nice guy. While it's easy to compare the similarities of this product to RD, I wouldn't consider this a "direct" knock-off because the creator has moved the plot forward by offering tracking capabilities of colored dice plus a visual receiver. While all this sounds interesting, my concern is the after-sales support. If you're going to spend $425 for something that cannot be conveniently supported a couple of years from now then you're throwing money out the window. It's critical at this point for Marc-Antoine to jump into the conversation and elaborate on how he intends to support these units including the return procedure, turn-around time etc. When I buy Pro Mystic products I buy with confidence knowing that it I ever have an issue (rare) Craig and his team will be there to support me until the issue is resolved. Pro-Mystic's after-sales service is priceless to performers who rely on his tools.
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I found this pic.

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That is a nice way of taking out the inner works out of the card box and to put them in a wallet.
Looks like a Parawallet from Paralabs.
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