Modernized Del Ray Computer Deck by Bill Spooner(c. 1980) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
A beautiful Del Ray Classic originally created in the 1980’s.
When your wife loves seeing a card trick you know you are onto a winner!
What I love about this effect is that it is simple to understand and direct to perform, and apart from having the card chosen and returned to the deck the spectator does all the handling and counting of the cards. The Computer Deck animations and sounds created by the amazing Bill Spooner are striking and precisely what you would imagine a real computer deck would look like. Bill has clearly thought through the creation of this wonderful deck and it shows. The circuit board is professionally engineered and works perfectly. Even the rechargeable battery can be replaced unlike so many other devices I’ve had over the years, but the battery seems to last for a very long time anyway.
The unit comes with printed and video instructions, which is so useful and rare these days and Bill goes into some detail about the performance and maintenance of the effect.
The effect is easy to do and I made one simple change to the routine to avoid any real delays or skill when setting up the deck. You only need to be able to control their chosen card to the top and the rest is simple and Bill provides two different methods. In the demo the card appears at position 8 in the deck, but the computer can be set to show any number between 00 and 31 which is perfect for repeat performances. In the live performance I also include a signed card to wallet effect which is based on what Del Ray does when he pulls their card from his pocket and says: “I’d use the emergency card.” Making it a signed card and talking about the $100 guarantee seemed like a solid way to bring the effect to a satisfying conclusion.
I rarely buy electronic magic these days, no matter how well made it is because sooner or later it will fail, but the impact of the leds and sounds this deck makes is so strong it is worth it, and I am confident I will have many years of use out of this item.
Highly Recommended for Performers who like to Entertain and Amaze everywhere.
Includes: Printed Instructions, DVD (or similar) Instructions.
Approx. Price: $649.00 (2018) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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