If people are still interested in learning this effect, a version of it is now being marketed by Magic Depot under the name "Scarabaeus".
Not the one CA used tho. I'm too freakin tired of telling the real explanation of his sleeving
I said a version of the effect is for sale, I never said it was the same method Criss Angel used.
Btw, if you think that the fact he sleeved it eliminates all possibility of there being more to the trick than that, perhaps you need to spend more time reading some of the classics.
I don't know how he did it or how the scarabeus works, but it's stupid to claim camera tricks when many people can think of a variety of methods to do this that do not require camera tricks. In all likelyhood the scarabaeus gimmick will also require you to temporarily sleeve things, or otherwise ditch them. But this does not mean the trick is over at that point, it just means you need to get it out of the way before doing the dirty work with it.