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PRO TIPS: Two things you'll want in order to maximize Minimax:
1. A new watch battery (a generic one is included but you can boost performance with a fresh energizer)
2. A magnetic object (Either stick a strong magnet inside an object, or use a super strong magnetic coin)

MINIMAX is the smallest and most sensitive electronic magnetic detector available today. It is so small that you can hide it in a Thumb Tip, below your watch, in your mouth, under your sleeve or you can simply finger palm it. The options are endless! This AMAZING device allows you to perform magic effects that have NEVER been possible before. You can show your hands totally empty before during and after you performance!
  • MINIMAX is the most sensitive magnetic detector available.
  • MINIMAX has a very quiet BUILT IN vibrator that delivers the information that you need.
  • MINIMAX has a length of about 1 inch (3.2 cm) is 0.2 inch (6 mm) thick and 0.4 inch (1 cm) wide .
  • MINIMAX it is extremely easy to conceal.
  • MINIMAX is powerful.
Here a few of the many possibilities with Minimax...

Spike
Perform the classic 'Smash and Stab / Spike' routine without any finger ring or sharpie! Simply use Minimax and still get the information at a distance of 10 cm (about 3 inches) from the Spike!

Coin in hand
You can tell which hand a spectator is holding a coin in. This can be repeated and performed with other small objects.

Blindfolded
Show the spectators 5 coins and mark one of them with an "X". Now let someone blindfold you and mix the coins. You will immediately know which coin is the marked coin.

Smell it
Give your spectator your finger ring to hold in one of his hands. You will know in which hand he holds the finger ring just by smelling their hand.

Detect objects
Detect objects like magnetic coins, magnetic finger rings, Spike or any product you can place a magnet in. Just think of the possibilities... Minimax offers a wealth of possibilities to close up magic performers. This utility device will work with many objects, leaving you to concentrate on your performance. Detect objects like magnetic coins, magnetic finger rings, Spike or just about any product you can place a magnet in.
Just think of the possibilities...

MINIMAX comes with the minimax unit, reserve battery, a little pouch and an instructional DVD.

Running Time Approximately: 20min

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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 15)
5 of 6 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 14th, 2011
I'm a bit confused about some of the bad reviews, It is true that you can't feel a magnetic coin through a hand so you might want to ding them a tad on their advertising but put it all in perspective.
1. Finding a coin under a hand is an easy trick, and easily done without the Minimax or any other gimmick. For instructions...go rent the "Illusionist!" Lean to do this effect for real as a set up for coin under one of several cards. A much more powerful effect that the Minimax will do great.
2. Minimax with a PK ring is great! If you really want to do the "guess which hand" trick then use a PK ring. It will make more sense than carting around odd currency(especially if you live outside the US or England) a ring is an organic item in any part of the world.
3. Start thinking outside the box a bit. If you used to shim items with sheet metal for use with your Raven and Micro 5, then start thinking about shimming items with small magnets for use with the Minimax.
4. Remember that this thing detects "Magnets!" It sounds from some reviews as if people were expecting it to detect metal???Have you seen the size of most metal detectors? I reckon it will be a while before they can fin one of those in the palm of your hand!

Overall- Don't look into this if all you want to do is guess which hand someone is hiding an object. Their are gimmickless ways of doing that that are very effective. Instead consider the Minimax if you are interested in Mentalism and have wanted to play around with electronic detectors. With a little bit of ingenuity you can create performances that will come close to matching the kinds of performances that can be done with Andy Neiman's "Dead Zone Pro" and the Labco "UFO." Both of those retail for over $1000.00!
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 10th, 2011
Definitely a clever piece of apparatus, but be prepared to seek out pretty strong items to detect.

I purchased this specifically for use with "Spike", and it will indeed work like a charm on that front.

Beyond that, "Which Hand?" doesn't seem to fly with the PK rings in my arsenal, and frankly, forget about coins. In all my trial and error playing with this device I had to be touching or VERY nearly touching the hand which led to my cohort feeling the vibration (which in a live-performance scenario would outright blow the gaff wide open). The best signal was from an old, gaffed, Kennedy half-dollar which activated the sensor at about an inch away from the holding hand. This was conducted with both the supplied batteries, and with 100% fresh, brand new ones.

Honestly, a tad unimpressive considering the hype and $100 price tag.

The size and conceal-ability are truly outstanding, but the sensitivity requires very strong signals from what you're "divining". With Spike, I can pick it up from about 6 inches away (and can almost risk getting a false positive from an adjacent cup if they are laid out too close).

I highly suggest you consider finding a dealer that will let you play with the device a bit first before plunking down the $100 on this item. Ordering blind, without "Spike" as your intended use, could leave you very flat.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 17th, 2011
I bought this a while ago and it just doesn´t work consistently. Also, you need a very strong magnet and have to almost touch the espectator. Not to mention how pricey it is.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 21st, 2012
I see reviews saying it is not sensitive enough. If you have a strong magnet, it will detect it without touching someone's hand. However, you can do really strong magic by using methods other than someone's hand. For example, having a magnetic coin hidden under one of several cards. I have a fantastic routine that combines a number of effects that work exceptionally well together:
Joshua Jay has a DVD called "Method in Magic - Live in the UK ". On that DVD, amongst other great effects, is a fantastically simple three coin vanish. It uses a flipper coin and a shell coin (I use half dollars, available at penguin). I follow that with the Tango Internal System folding half dollar in a Vernet Sixth finger. I place the folding coin in the sixth finger and keep it in my pocket. After the three coin vanish, I pull out the sixth finger and pretend to "explain" to the audience how I did the trick with the sixth finger. I then vanish the folding coin by simply pretending to pass it from one hand to the other and make it "appear in my pocket". In my pocket, I replace the folding coin for a magnetic coin (Strong Magnetic half dollar by Tango). So, now the folding coin becomes a "regular" coin. I then have a spectator hide the coin under a series of bills and I find it with the minimax. I know it takes a number of items, but each of these items you will find countless applications in magic routines or just to have fun with family and friends. are indispensible for good magic. Good stuff.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 12th, 2011
I´m from Germany and love it to buy magic stuff on penguin. The crazy part is that this effect is imported, made in Germany. The effect is great, this little gimmick is much better than the pen. The range of magnetic detection is much wider and you are free of any props if you want.
Buy this now before get the banner "out of stock" ;-)

Greetings from Germany.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 13th, 2011
i just recieved my minimax today and very happy with my purchase,,, i bought it especially for spike,, u are just so clean doin the effect no one will ever cop it,,,i just might purchase a gimmicked coin now also just for an extra effect,,, 2 thumbs up to edo..............................................
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 6th, 2012
not a good experience, battery short term keep alot on hand. doesn't indicate metal unless it has magnet deposits.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 11th, 2011
I've been killing with this for the last week. Just get a magnetic quarter and you're set for life. I don't bet money, but this trick could pay for itself in 4 hours.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 20th, 2011
i Believe It cannot be Done by people wearing rings, that are made of material Attracted to MAgnet.But for rest its Fine!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 6th, 2011
I've tried so many gimicks in putting together a well rounded session, but nothing compares to the fun I've had with the Minimax. It's really foolproof and there is no limit to it's use from a creative standpoint. A must for anyone who enjoys close up magic and having a great time with the public.
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