Publisher: Sans Minds
MSRP: $ 60
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 43 minutes
Type of effect: vanishing iphone effect
Manufacturer's Write Up:
A precisely engineered device that vanishes your phone in the most impossible way. Designed for 4" iPhone models such as 5 and 5s series.
Three years in perfecting the gimmick, SansMinds Creative Lab proudly presents to you "The Case." A precisely engineered device that allows you to vanish a phone in the cleanest way possible. It's designed to disguise as a regular iPhone case so it will always be on you and ready to amaze. The SansMinds Creative Lab team has tested this device in every setting possible. It packs small and plays big. It is easy to use so you can focus on your presentation. The Case comes in an elegant matte black finish.
Comes in Silver, Gray and Gold - Please note you'll need to select a color model that matches your phone.
*Note: TV rights not included with purchase. Please contact SansMinds for TV performance rights.
How accurate is the ad copy? this is exactly what happens.
What's in the box? The DVD and the case gimmick and phone gimmick
Key points: Of course anyone familiar with the vanishing deck trick has seen (and knows) exactly how this is done - the only difference is with this, you can actually carry your cell phone IN this gimmick provided you have the same make and model iphone.
How are the production values: SansMinds always makes great DVDs.
Is it well made: both the gimick and case look and feel totally real - if I didn't already know the gimmick was "a gimmick" when I had it in my hands, i'd swear to you it was a real iphone.
Is it well taught: close to an hour of instruction, Herman gives you handling tips, multiple revealing options as well as everything you need to know to make this trick a "must carry" for every magician.
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): I loved the idea of taking this classic magic trick and giving it a facelift - I didn't like the fact that - this is still a very limited trick. This is only for magicians who have an iphone 5 (it's really small).
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" the best part is - you can stick your phone INSIDE the gimmick and carry it everywhere. The gimmick acts as a real case.
Does it "play big?" People love it when Magician's make things disappear and reappear and it add that to something as relevant as an iphone - brilliant.
Difficulty / Skill level required: super easy - you'll be performing it the moment you pull it out of the box.
How much arts and crafts are involved? zero
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Yes! Yes! Yes!
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
X Very Satisfied
_____ Somewhat Satisfied
_____ Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
_____ Somewhat Dissatisfied
_____ Very Dissatisfied
_____ No Opinion
While I am not an iphone user, I can appreciate the brilliance of this effect, sadly I will not be buying an iphone just so I can perform this.
+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op2yzyz_rNA