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Thought Transmitter

Postby Magic1Jim » Feb 22nd, '07, 10:53



Thought Transmitter by John Cornelius



Cost £ 29.99

Available from http://www.merchantofmagic.co.uk/ amongst others I'm sure.

Difficulty 1
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)



What it says on the box

“One of the strongest effects you can do. Now you can give the spectator the feeling of actually reading there mind”


What I say

Well I can safely say that this may well be one of the best effects I have ever purchased. Imagine having the ability to reveal spectators thoughts whether it be a word a number or a drawing. Here’s how it goes, have the spectator think of anything they want (it’s up to you whether you want to be specific). You hand them a wallet with a post it note on the inside and have them write there thoughts on the post it note. All this can be done with your back turned if you wish. Once this is done have them close the wallet, they can wrap a rubber band round it or put it in a plastic bag if you wish. You take the wallet from them and put it into your pocket, I usually put it in my shirt pocket it allows for a smooth motion. As soon as the wallet is in your pocket or wherever it is you can instantly reveal whatever is wrote on the note. Or if you wish build it up for a dramatic climax, it all depends on your audience. NOTE: Remember this, the spectator can check the wallet to make sure you can’t see into it. Once the wallet is closed it is never opened again yet you are still able to reveal there thoughts. There is also an additional effect you can perform called TRANSMITTING THOUGHTS where by you give the spectator the ability to reveal your chosen thoughts, Very clever. This effect needs no sleights, its all about presentation.



Overall 10/10 :D

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Postby bananafish » Feb 22nd, '07, 13:42

This has been reviewed elsewhere, http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic1429.p ... =cornelius and it got an equally glowing recommendation. Enough so that I bought one and for a long time thought it was the bee's knees.

Having said that I have since found a plethora of other devices/methods that achieve the same thing only do it much better (in my most humblest of opinion).

In short doubt I will be using this one any more.

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Postby FRK » Feb 22nd, '07, 14:07

love the ice man avatar ;)

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Postby Magic1Jim » Feb 22nd, '07, 14:11

FRK wrote:love the ice man avatar ;)


Why thankyou i presumed wrongly that nobody would recognise him :lol:

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Postby Johnny Wizz » Feb 23rd, '07, 09:28

bananafish wrote:This has been reviewed elsewhere, http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic1429.p ... =cornelius and it got an equally glowing recommendation. Enough so that I bought one and for a long time thought it was the bee's knees.

Having said that I have since found a plethora of other devices/methods that achieve the same thing only do it much better (in my most humblest of opinion).

In short doubt I will be using this one any more.


Which is your favourinte alternative?

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Postby copyright » Feb 23rd, '07, 09:36

The outlaw wallet would be a good alternative (and you get to do double and pocket writing effects as well).

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Postby Lownatic » Feb 24th, '07, 20:54

I love and use my TT all the time. Having said that I would be very interested to know what Bananafish thought surpassed it in his opinion.

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Postby BILL BERMAN » Feb 25th, '07, 01:19

The outlaw wallet by far. They have just come out with the same wallet with addition of a zippered compartment. Try it and you will see that the
TT can't compare. Read the many posts about wallets in the Magic Cafe.
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Postby Lownatic » Feb 25th, '07, 10:35

Thanks Bill I'll check it out. I like the TT because as far as the spec is concerned you hardly touch the pad after they have written in it and also it has elastic bands round it. Can you do this with the outlaw?

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Postby copyright » Feb 25th, '07, 11:36

The outlaw is like the kind of wallet you keep business cards in. You open the wallet and take out a business card which you give to the spec and ask them to write something on.

They do.

You then take back the card and put it straight back into the wallet (without looking at it of course).

Shutting the wallet, you can put it away in your pocket, or onto the table or even onto your spectator's hand. Throw it out the window if you like but let me know which one so I can stand underneath with a net.

You will already know the information you need to perform whatever effect you are doing, so how you present it is up to you.

The key thing is that you spectator can plainly see that there was no way you could have seen what they wrote on the business. In fact there is no way to peek at the card because it is closed up in the wallet which isn't reopened until after the effect has finished.

A second, a more miraculous thing you can do with the outlaw, is to have your spectators list various things, such as films and then to give them marks out of 10, or a percentage. While they do this you note down the films and figures and once done, total up the scores.

Hand the card over to someone to check the total and then tell everyone that you have already predicted this number. Open up your wallet and pull out a business card, take it out and reveal that not only is the final score written on the card but all the films (chosen by your specs) and their individual scores (chosen by your specs) to boot!

This second application of the Outlaw wallet has spectator eyeballs hanging out on stalks.

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Postby copyright » Feb 25th, '07, 11:45

For people with a low budget Businessminded describes itself as a poor mans thought transmitter. For less that 7 dollars you can't go wrong.

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Postby Roth » Feb 25th, '07, 18:27

Thanks for the rundown on the Outlaw Copyright!

The original Outlaw has been replaced with the Outlaw v.2

The Panther.

It has the same capabilities as the original plus a new feature the Outlaw didn't have and....

It's less expensive!

Rick

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Postby copyright » Feb 25th, '07, 21:57

credit where it's due, the outlaw is a great product.

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Postby Lord Freddie » Feb 25th, '07, 22:18

I have been wanting to buy a thought transmitter for a while and now you throw this Outlaw at me and forced me to juggle the two! :wink:

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Postby copyright » Feb 25th, '07, 22:48

Get both :D

For shere value for money, go with the Outlaw/Panther.

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