I’ve been a big fan of LabcoMagic and the amazing inventions of Soren Harbo for many years. When I first read about E.S.P I was truly awestruck: was it really possible to create a tiny device that could tell you every time how many cards were cut from a deck and the name of the card? When I received the unit and saw how easy it was to use and how accurate it was – in all my testing it has never once failed me – I realized not only was it possible but we were playing at a whole new level of sophistication.
It really is mind boggling to use this device. It works not just with playing cards, but pretty much any small uniform items: coins, marbles, scrabble tiles, even pieces of paper or card. It is easy to program for all of these items and more.
It is not a walk-around or impromptu device – suited best to formal close-up, parlor or even small stage venues. But it is small, silent and 100% reliable and with some thought can easily be the cornerstone of the most amazing routines possible.
Highly Recommended for anyone who loves amazing inventions and ideas, and who want to create mind-blowing effects!
Copenetro is Bob Kline’s masterpiece and although there have been many versions from numerous manufacturers over the years, none have come close to Bob’s original version. None, until my good friend George Robinson at Viking produced his own version.
George’s version looks beautiful, works perfectly, and is the first really worthy successor to Bob’s own. I’m quite sure Bob Kline would be proud to see how much love and care George put into producing these.
Highly Recommended for both Collectors and Performers everywhere!
So for five years I was under the impression that the original version of this effect was called The Cubes of Cagliostro from Italy and brought to the USA by the great Howard Schwarzman. Well if you study the instructions for this, Wurfel Mysterium by Magiro, and then look at the diagrams on the instructions that come with the Schwarzman version you will see they are identical. Clearly one of them was copied from the other. If you then look at the other instructions produced by Magiro they all have the same style.
After contacting Wolfgang Wollet at Tricksupply and looking over the different sets of instructions it becomes pretty clear that the most likely inventor of this effect was in fact Magiro from Germany and it was copied without credit by the Italians. I know it happens all the time but it would be nice at least to credit the inventor – particularly if you are going to reuse his instructions!
Either way, like so many of Magiro’s ideas this is an amazing, clever and simple effect. The Italian’s might have created a slightly higher-end version in wood, but the genius of the idea is pure Magiro.
This is one of those beauties you will not be disappointed with! Highly Recommended for collectors and close-up performers.
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