The change is visual and the gimmick is a quality one that looks like a normal card. This one is expensive, but the effect and it’s precision gimmick are impressive.
After some acting and a look of dismay, you shake the card and the writing turns into the selected card, the three of diamonds. The card can be shown on both sides and the transformation is visual and surprising.
You’ll have as much fun showing this gimmick off to your magic friends as you will performing the trick for lay spectators. While the gimmick is virtually undetectable, you probably wouldn’t want to hand this out to spectators to be held and examined.
The gimmick appears to be made from real playing cards so I don’t know how long it will last. I tried out the gimmick at my restaurant the other night. It got good reactions.
Protecting the Gimmick
Based on my experience, I recommend that you always keep the gimmick inside of a folder or such, and don’t put it in your pocket on its own where it’s unprotected.
At $42, this one is pricey. But looking at the gimmick, I imagine that there’s a lot of work involved in putting one of these little babies together. The gimmick and mechanism are downright perfect and the effect is quite surprising.
-Wayne N. Kawamoto
Editors Note: Since writing this review and regularly trying out the effect, I started performing the transformation of the card openly, right in front of spectators. It's getting fantastic reactions. It's as if my hand-writing is changing before their eyes - something of a "Cardiographic" moment. -WK
MSRP: (US) $42
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