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Cobra Light Plus by Cobra Magic(c. 2016) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Another interesting variation of the Switchbox concept, very different from Wellington’s version, by Cobra Magic based on an original ideal from Paul Bernhardt. This version is almost the same as the one that Cobra Magic came out with before the main difference appears to be the top is a shiny plastic and the bottom is covered in black now not pink as before. I also think there were some programming changes too, but it seemed pretty much the same device when I tried it out.
If you want to do some sort of switchboard in a walk around situation, this is the perfect item! It is about the size of a deck of cards and has 3 distinct and simple phases that build to a very satisfying conclusion that is sure to mystify your audience. You can’t compare this with the Wellington version, but neither should you. You’re never going to be in the situation where the Wellington Switchboard is going to work in a strolling environment. Clearly the Cobra Light is not as elegant as the Wellington, but it is not trying to be and its bare bones nature makes it more attractive for the performance style.
Effect: The magician introduces a small handheld electronic device consisting of three colored lights (green, yellow, and red) and three matching colored switches below each. The magician demonstrates that each colored light is lit by the corresponding colored switch directly below it.
The light switches are turned off and all three colored switch covers are removed. The spectator chooses a different switch to put the green cover on (no force). The switch is turned on to show the green light still lights even though the switch is different. Next the spectator chooses a switch for the yellow cover (no force) and behold when turned on it lights the yellow light. Finally, the red cover is put on the final switch which now turns on the red light. Amazing!
The switches are turned off and the colored covers left in place. Now the colored light covers are removed to show all three lights are the same white color and only the lens covers are colored. The spectator is asked to select a color lens and choose a light to cover with it. This is done until all lens covers are placed. Now, each switch is turned on to show the color switch still operates the colored light regardless of the fact the lens covers have moved. Amazing!
Everything is turned off. The device is placed face down covering the lights. The spectator is asked to just think of a color lens (green, yellow, or red). The spectator reveals the color and the device is turned face up to show the chosen color light now lit, despite the fact none of the switches were turned on. The device “knows” the spectator’s choice and lit it up on its own. Amazing!
Approx. Price: $168.00 (2016) ***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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