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Penn and Teller's iPhone Trick

Postby damianjennings » Sep 14th, '09, 21:08



The Effect

You tell your lovely spec that this week you met AMAZING magicians Penn and Teller. She is clearly impressed.

Any card is named, genuinely free choice. The iphone is handed to speccy with the SMS app open. Teller and Penn both have chats going with YOU the amazing magi. You tell you spec to text either of the famous magicians. After some amusing banter, P or T reveal the card.

Then, the spec sleeps with you.*



Cost


£1.19


Difficulty
(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)


is zero OK to use?



Review

Lovely. Buy it.

I don't much care for the Rising Card app nor the ESP thingy on the hand one.

This is different. Without giving too much away, obviously you cue the phone the card and then hand it to speccy. But, the delay in the reveal, the familiarity with the SMS app, the funny banter, the different reveals, the clever copy, oh, it's just great.

IMHO, best iPhone magic app so far.



Overall

Buy it. No skill, some clever options for a little skill if you want, great reveal, and just lovely idea.

Well done.










*or not

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Postby A J Irving » Sep 14th, '09, 21:26

I just got it and been messing around with it for a little while and it looks very cool. It's really customizable so your friends won't guess that it's an app although I think that they'd be suspicious that Penn & Teller are texting me! More of a novelty rather than something a professional would use although ironically a pro would have an easier time convincing spectators that the diabolical duo are conversing with them!

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Postby damianjennings » Sep 14th, '09, 21:28

A J Irving wrote:I just got it and been messing around with it for a little while and it looks very cool. It's really customizable so your friends won't guess that it's an app although I think that they'd be suspicious that Penn & Teller are texting me! More of a novelty rather than something a professional would use although ironically a pro would have an easier time convincing spectators that the diabolical duo are conversing with them!


Can't see why a pro wouldn't use it. As you say, a pro would be more able to sell the idea that P&T might be texting them!

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Re: Penn and Teller's iPhone Trick

Postby ajaxjones » Sep 15th, '09, 01:16

damianjennings wrote:I don't much care for the Rising Card app nor the ESP thingy on the hand one.


Baaa, I think the ESP is pretty OK, P&T one in fact would be even better if you could change their names. Some of us dont actually know P&T :)

If I could change it to Bert Baggins @ the magic shop then someone might believe me!

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Re: Penn and Teller's iPhone Trick

Postby damianjennings » Sep 15th, '09, 11:29

ajaxjones wrote:
damianjennings wrote:I don't much care for the Rising Card app nor the ESP thingy on the hand one.


Baaa, I think the ESP is pretty OK, P&T one in fact would be even better if you could change their names. Some of us dont actually know P&T :)

If I could change it to Bert Baggins @ the magic shop then someone might believe me!


That's actually a great idea.

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Postby Ronster » Sep 16th, '09, 22:10

At £1.19 all give it a go :lol:

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Postby Replicant » Sep 16th, '09, 23:11

I take it this will not work on the Touch? Shame.

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Postby ajaxjones » Sep 17th, '09, 01:04

I am sure it would if you pretended it could text. if they have enabled it to be download by touch users of course. its just an app, so no real texting going on.

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Postby SeanTobin » Sep 17th, '09, 10:33

This app is really quite poor in my opinion, I downloaded it last week. Shows no real magic as such

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