Creator: Jeff Kaylor
Publisher: The Magic Estate
MSRP: $ 40
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 1 hour 11 min
Type of effect: Prediction Envelope
Manufacturer's Write Up:
The Unbelievalope is a specially engineered envelope that allows you to predict future events or make cards travel through space and time.
Imagine handing a spectator an envelope with a written prediction seen inside. Randomly chosen audience members freely name anything; favorite foods, destinations, celebrities, dates, or any personal information only they would know. Then, unbelievably, you reveal those exact details in your prediction!
OR, your envelope can clearly display a single playing card in full view. Then any card from any deck is signed and lost in the shuffle. Again, unbelievably, the card that is visibly removed from the envelope is the card just signed by the spectator!
You'll get over an hour of professional instruction that teaches multiple applications.
Plus several custom designed, high quality Unbelievalopes that can replace prediction systems that cost thousands of dollars without needing a secret assistant. So if you're looking for something to close your show that packs small but can entertain from 2 to 2,000 people, and who isn't, then you need Jeff Kaylor's Unbelievalope.
How accurate is the ad copy? Very accurate
What's in the box? Cardboard sleeve with download code plus 3 utilities
Key points: To be clear...this is an envelope with an almost full front window that's designed to switch any object that's in full view under seemingly impossible conditions.
How are the production values: Jeff keeps all of his teaching videos online, this allows him to create a community of thinkers as well as continually update and add to the teaching so that the performer always has the latest information. Videos are all shot in HD, with multiple views and locations.
Is it well made: Very well made, keep in mind it is an envelope and made from similar materials - plus there is some "arts and crafts" involved to make the device ready.
Is it well taught: Jeff is a good teacher and shares a wealth of his ideas. Effects taught include a card to envelope, open predictions, paradox card and how to constuct your own envelopes.
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): I liked the visual of this effect, the large prediction window allows for a highly memorable picture and the added bonus of the spectator's seeing your hand go in to retrieve the item adds to the impossible reveal.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" It's the size of a larger mailing envelope on par with a credit card application envelope or your W2.
Does it "play big?" I think impossible looking magic always plays big, in the right setting this is a mind scrambling effect.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) only the envelope is needed, but this is a larger size envelope and is really better suited for stage and parlor.
How original is this idea? The idea of a prediction envelope is not new of course, the "device" itself reminds me a lot of Mark Mason's Mirage Wallet.
Overall score: 9/10
+ If you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas you can visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFR-nu3iij8