Heres a review I did on my old account here, I still feel pretty much the same about the wallet as I did. I would change the review sleightly but I got banned so I can not edit it.
Jerry O'Connell London, Plus wallet - By Jerry O'Connell.
NON PALM & PALMED CARD TO WALLET.
*Card to zippered compartment of wallet.
*Any small or slim item to zippered compartment of wallet.
*Card to ID case (included) or envelope inside zippered compartment in wallet.
*Peek wallet - see what a spectator has written down secretly and fairly places in wallet, without you seeing what was wrote.
*Adding a packet of card into your deck without spectators knowing.
Price: $87 for a new one of Penguinmagic.com
Teaching: The teaching on the little booklet was good, however some bits were hard to understand, particular the loading of the ID case and confabulation routine. What a shame? Nope, because Jerry also includes a instructional DVD. The DVD was very easy to navigate the title options were 'scene selections' or 'play all'. He teaches everything you need to know about the wallet, and he teaches it pretty darn well, he adds in extra bits like how he performs each effects with the wallet, his favorite effect.
*Card to zippered compartment of wallet - This is ideal as a non palmed card to wallet, the loading is very very easy, I would say with my experience in card to wallets (witch is not vast) it is the best, and also a friend of my Harry Murphey from the cafe, has almost every non palmed and palm card to wallets available. He says this is one of if not his best. The card to zippered compartment can also be done very smoothly if you can palm too. It works either way.
The card to zippered compartment is my best feature on this wallet right now, as I don't were jacket’s all the time for the other use (Il get into that later).
*Any small or slim item to zippered compartment of wallet - This is the same as above, the item fits through the same section. For this a simple routine could be vanishing a spectators ring via French drop and then get your wallet out a viola! It's in the zipped compartment! If say something thicker then 1cm and longer then a playing card an fit into the tongues and will not be able to load.
*Card to ID case (included) or envelope inside zippered compartment in wallet - With the wallet AND DVD AND booklet, you also get a ID case. This is a small case slightly bigger then a playing card, one side is see-through plastic. This is fitted in the second loading feature, where you have to palm the card to load it, and the wallet must be on a inside breast pocket of a jacket. One it is loaded, the card is not only inside the zippered compartment but also in a small ID case. If you want you can not use the ID case, but use a envelope instead.
The reason this is not my best feature of the wallet is because it is not instant reset like above, after you finish the effect you have to install the ID case or envelope again, witch can take 5 - 10 seconds and you can do it in front of your spectators. Another reason this is not my favorite feature is because loading the palmed card can be a tad tricky sometimes I found. It's not a major problem if your work on it though. The instructional DVD gives you info like the dimensions and the net for making your own envelopes out of paper to save money, I though this was really nice.
*Confabulation routines - Not much too say here, it's a great great routine. The DVD supplies a comedy confab routine, but if you want you can present this as serious mentalism. You will need a extra something. I haven’t preformed this yet because I haven’t had the extra something, but when I have more time on my hands I’ll defiantly give it a go. The routine is very strong and from the DVD looks easy.
*Peek wallet - see what a spectator has written down secretly and fairly places in wallet, without you seeing what was wrote - This is a VERY nice peek wallet. self working and very easy. If your gutsy and also control your spectators right, they can even put the to-be peeked item in themselves. GREAT feature to have.
*Adding a packet of card into your deck without spectators knowing - What the label says... This is pretty straight forward too. You can use this to add Gaffs or dups or whatever floats your boat into your deck without your spectators knowing. The DVD will explain how.
Quality of materials: The JOL wallet is made from real leather, and the inside material is very nice too. The quality of the product is top notch, don't expect another card to wallet with much better or better quality at all. Harry Murphey, who I mentioned above said he has had this wallet for 25 years and it works like new. not only is the wallet good quality but also is the ID case. Nice. To sum that up, very high standard of quality here.
*Card to zippered compartment of wallet - EASY
*Any small or slim item to zippered compartment of wallet - EASY
*Card to ID case (included) or envelope inside zippered compartment in wallet - MEDIUM
*Confabulation routines - EASY
*Peek wallet - see what a spectator has written down secretly and fairly places in wallet, without you seeing what was wrote - EASY
*Adding a packet of card into your deck without spectators knowing - EASY
Applications: The effects this wallet displays can make a very strong magic and mentalism! This wallet can be used in TONS of card effects as closer, or just as a effect in it's self, ones you’ve preformed a the card to wallet effect, there is not much you can do to top it. The wallet can also be used if your prop less and all you have is some paper a pen and your wallet (peel device usageee). Basically, you will sue this wallet ALOT.
Other thoughts: The wallet can be used as a normal wallet (I use it as a normal wallet). You can fit as many notes as you want, credit cards AND even packet tricks. Yup there is a nice little place for packet tricks, brilliant! Another part of the wallet is a little window space, where I keep a prediction card, or sometimes I use it as a gag for getting the card to wallet wrong... then reveal from the zippered compartments.
Overall Rating: I never rate anything a 10/10 (Nik knows why
), so I’ll say this; If you want to buy a GREAT card to wallet get this, and you will also get the other stuff with it. I honestly believe this is one of the best buys I’ve had in magic.
As Akira would say HOTTTT SAUCEEEE!