THE TRICK EVERYONE WAS TALKING ABOUT AT THE BLACKPOOL MAGIC CONVENTION.
In July 2017 I sat down with Chris Kenworthey to discuss bringing the EYEPHONE to the magic community. It's now Feb 2018. Almost 8 months of development work with different phones, designs and engineering has brought us to the final EYEPHONE.
I truly believe this is one of the best peek devices I have come across in my 30 years of magic. It TICKS ALL THE BOXES. The magician removes their phone, asking the spectator if they too have a cell phone. (Who doesn't have one these days?) A business card is removed from the credit card holder attached to your phone. You now ask, if like you, they have a list of contacts on their phone. They write down ANY contact on your business card. It can be a person, a place, ANYTHING.
The card is kept face down and slid back in among your credit cards. You really cannot see the card at all. WITHOUT ANY QUESTIONS OF ANY KIND, you can reveal the exact person or place they thought of.
As much as I would like to, I cannot write the method here. Let's just say the method for this effect, is the perfect application for this product. It really is unbelievable how good this prop looks.
I mentioned earlier about TICKING boxes. PROFESSIONAL LOOKING PROP - TICK EVERYDAY OBJECT - TICK BRILLIANT METHOD - TICK ANY LANGUAGE - TICK NO QUESTIONS - TICK NO RESET - TICK NOTHING TO BREAK OR REPLACE - TICK SUPER EASY - TICK
Your EYEPHONE comes complete with a total of 15 ideas and routines. Please note - Although this looks exactly like a cell phone, this is NOT a working Phone. Chris and Mark would like to thank Bob Swadling for his help in the engineering of the EYEPHONE.
"That is just great!" - Bill Hertz
"That is so good, I hate you." - Chad Long
"Boy WHAT an idea, you have hit a home run with this." - Brett Barry
This prop is an excellent application of the method involved and bringing it into the 21st century.
Can be a trick in and of itself, but used as a tool for various effect, it flies past everyone I've performed for.
I bought a silicone iPhone cover from Poundland here in the UK and adapted the cover so it looks like a very natural phone protector which has a card holder attached (I just cut out a section so the holder which is attached to the phone now looks like it's attached to the holder). The phone itself looks like an iPhone, or a top of the range smartphone - And you can buy business/credit card holders for smartphones online and in stores everywhere so they are very common indeed.
Here is one way I use 'Eyephone'. I remove a business card from the holder, have them draw something, replace it back in the folder, turn the phone over and ask them to look at the phone screen and to imagine their drawing nice and big on the screen.
What's soooo good and cheeky about this is, there are no sneaky glimpses, you are just staring right at the target. I then say, "would you be amazed if the picture you drew actually appeared on the screen....so would I lol" and then I put the phone away.....
If you check out Amazon and Ebay there are a hundred and one things which now attach to phones, and the 'Eyephone' looks 100% natural, so natural in fact that I keep picking it up thinking it's my actual phone!
Watched this demd at Blackpool dozens of time the reaction was the same every time. It blew people away. I watched time and time again as magicians ( and there were some top guys there) and lay people were fried. Notice I’m not saying the magicians were fooled but they sure as hell were impressed. The peak is so clear you can’t miss it, and the timing of the peak is very clever. Nothing ground breaking when the peak is done for magicians but this flies past lay people.