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The Cooler by Christian Engblom (DVD + Gimmick) Best. Deck. Switch. EVER. Pros don't just love it -- THEY USE IT. LIMITED SUPPLY NOW SHIPPING. MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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"The most beautiful deck switch I have ever seen." -David Blaine

"Where can I get one?" -Rene Lavand

"If this damn thing were any Cooler, it would be frozen!" -Max Maven

"The best deck switch I have NEVER seen!" -Wayne Dobson

"The Cooler" will change the way you do card magic.

We're proud to announce the release of the most coveted and praised deck switcher in...well, ever. The testimonials speak for themselves: David Blaine, Paul Wilson, Rene Levand, Dani DaOrtiz, and on and on and on. They use it, love it, and swear by it. Christian Engblom's "The Cooler" is about to change the way you do card magic.

The perfect deck switcher is the holy grail for card workers. It allows you to get into and out of memorized deck, gaffed work, stack work, or to change the back design. It is the "missing link" between otherwise incompatible card routines.

Deck switches are normally pretty difficult. Many involve lapping or being seated. Others require a jacket with secret pockets sewn in. Some even involve bizarre contraptions that come from your sleeve. Because of this, most magicians just opt not to switch decks. A pity, really.

The Cooler fixes all of this. It happens in plain sight, it is totally self-contained in the card box, and can be done standing, without a jacket or sleeves. You can customize this durable, precision-made plastic gimmick to any box of cards, and you can execute the switch in the hands or on the table. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

This is not a trick or a fleeting trend. "The Cooler" is a tool, destined to become an industry standard for years to come. A dozen top card men have been privy to prototypes of Christian's remarkable invention for the last five years. Finally, they are available for wide release.

* You also get a Bonus tutorial from Joshua Jay and Andi Gladwin and TWO bonus effect from Pete McCabe.

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12 of 13 magicians found the following review helpful:
Cold on the Cooler Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 8th, 2012
Just received mine the other day and I've spent quite a bit of time trying to make it operate smoothly. So far, despite the effort, I'm not seeing this as a viable tool under actual performance conditions. The specific are too difficult to explain without tipping the method, which may already be obvious in the demo, but this one is going into the junk magic drawer. Sorry, wish I had a better review as I really wanted to like this item.
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7 of 9 magicians found the following review helpful:
The Cooler Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 22nd, 2012
The Cooler is a great idea that isn't nearly as bullet proof as the ad and glowing testimonials suggest. The actual handling on the table is fine, EXCEPT that you don't want the gimmick near a spectator or on display for long. Any spectator who looks at the card box for more than a few seconds will begin to wonder why it looks so strange. Am I being paranoid? Just a bit, but no amount of misdirection will compensate for a gimmick that looks less than innocent and a spectator who is extra inquisitive (we've all had them, right?) That said, I really like the in-the-hands deck switch. The gimmick is in play for just a few seconds and the switch happens on the offbeat and away from the table. I wish Christian had spent more time thinking about and explaining in-the-hand switches, as I believe this is a better use of the gimmick. Just my opinion, but based on performing professionally for corporate audiences for 30+ years. Cheers.
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5 of 7 magicians found the following review helpful:
It is not for a worker!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 26th, 2012
This is just an overrated, actually unpractical product. There was a big talking about it (wizard product review) but only for advertisement. This product is not good!! It is so obvious, if the spectator isn't blind he sees that the box looks soooo unreal! It is so big, makes sounds, you have to be very careful about moving it, you can't lift it off the table, so many limitations! Don't get this, get a deck shell, or switch the deck in your pocket in the off-beat, which is the easiest way to do a switch. Overpriced, overrated, you won't use it, maybe on tv or in a parlour show, where the people are not close up...
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2 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
The cooler is pretty hot. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 24th, 2012
After watching the trailer for The Cooler, I made whatever sacrifices in my budget to make sure that I got it that very second. After recieving it, I was slightly disappointed because I thought that it would have been slightly more "clean", but that doesn't mean that I don't love it, I do.

Since I primarily use artifice decks, I spray painted "the gimmick", to fit the particular color scheme that went with the artifice decks. It looks much more clean and visually examinable with black decks than with white decks due to shade complications.

I do agree with one of the previous reviewers that you cannot display it for too long or it will probably be noticed. I also do not agree with the creator's own applicatioin on numerous fronts in his own presentation. I do agree that the creator wasn't that creative in giving a variety of routines and applications. He could have done one of the most visual color changing deck routines ever, but he didn't even entertain the idea.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Could be assembled for the price Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 9th, 2014
A neat concept, but poorly made. Surprised Blaine would put his name behind it to be honest.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
not easy Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 19th, 2012
hi, it,s my first review but surely not the last because i,m sure i will buy many other items from penguin. I think the cooler is a great device and a great way to change a deck in full view of the audience, but, on the other hand, it takes a lot of practice to take the most from it,which it is not bad at all. I would recommend this if you are ready to spend time in practice
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2 of 4 magicians found the following review helpful:
Great utility Device Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 23rd, 2012
If you watched the trailer then you know what it does and it does it well. If you think you have a use for it, then get it.
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1 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
Not only a great prop! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 8th, 2012
I got the prop and was thoroughly impressed! I just watched the DVD and they provide a few routines that are just awesome! This is definitively a must have!
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It is amazing for street magic where you sit down Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 19th, 2014
I bought this at a lecture for 30$ and I was thrilled. One thing, don't use the stickers. What you can do is walk up to someone with a couple packs of cards and astound people. Think. If you could at anytime Unshuffle a shuffle or change the backs of the cards or anything a deck switch could do without being seen, this is the thing. It's amazing and you should get it,
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Great gimmick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 2nd, 2013
Its the way to go when the routine doesn't let you go to your pocket. I love how it sits on the table the entire time and is ready the moment i need to switch, no worries.
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