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iBalance by Mark Elsdon (Download + Gimmick) This one fools even the pros. Defy gravity, and IMPOSSIBLY balance a BORROWED phone on your fingertips. NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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"iBalance is, I think, one of the all-time best effects with a phone. Unlike magic with apps, it doesn't just look like technology. iBalance looks like REAL MAGIC. Best of all, it will never become obsolete as phones improve. This one is going into my daily repertoire." -Joshua Jay

"Mark showed me iBalance while I was lecturing in the UK and fooled me very badly. He suspended my own iPhone in the bloody air...and I had no clue how he did it!" -Bill Abbott

"iBalance fooled me badly. Super practical. Super clever. Completely mystifying." -Cameron Francis

Pull out your cell phone, or ask to borrow a spectator’s. You balance it precariously between your two hands. Then slowly – impossibly – you remove one hand. Leaving the phone balanced in a truly mind bending condition!

The phone can even be balanced on a single fingertip!

The phone can then be immediately given out for inspection!

iBalance can be used with any smartphone and virtually any current cell phone. It uses no magnets, adhesives, or suction devices. It will work with most phone cases and under all performing environments.

iMpossible. iNnovative. iBalance.

Comes complete with custom machined gimmick and detailed instructional DVD with additional ideas and insights.

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19 of 22 magicians found the following review helpful:
Not really powerful in the real world Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 25th, 2013
as a full time close up magician (full time pro for over 15 years) that likes bringing new stuff in to my show I saw this effect as an interesting addition to my show based on the reactions on the video - i have no problem spending the money on effects that get the reactions (and tips :)) ) from the guests. I gave this trick a fair run but it got almost no reactions or very weak ones. the gimmick is well made, but unfortunately the reactions were underwhelming so after doing it for 2 full days the trick is out of my repertoire - quick. additional minus of this trick you end up "dirty" after the suspension - if they ask to see your hands right after you did good luck trying to ditch it discreetly. Taking it off in itself can be a hassle. Not a trick for real workers. innovative idea but i would save my money... You just my 2 cents.
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8 of 8 magicians found the following review helpful:
LOVE this Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 13th, 2013
iBalance is simple and elegant. The angles are great and the gimmick is so invisible that I missed it when I first opened the package. That being said, it's not complicated or difficult to get into, like an IT hook-up or anything.

The first time I performed iBalance was for my wife, who sees through most methods and isn't afraid to call me out. She's still trying to find that "sweet spot" to balance her phone. To this day, she doesn't know that it was an effect or involved anything other than the phone.

As a side benefit, a creative performer could use this gimmick to achieve other effects, such as silencing a borrowed phone, without touching the screen or any buttons.

I'm really enjoying it and can't recommend iBalance enough.
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7 of 7 magicians found the following review helpful:
Miracle! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 4th, 2013
The gimmick hides in plain sight! this is purely a winner!
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7 of 7 magicians found the following review helpful:
Expensive but great! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 6th, 2013
This is quite expensive for what it is but the effect is fantastic and VERY easily performed - exactly what I was looking for - EXCELLENT!
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6 of 6 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 8th, 2013
My biggest fear when buying this product was the durability of it, but alas this gimmick as yet to fail me. I find this to be one of those tricks that you do on the offbeat when someone asks to see a magic trick. Clever gimmick that I would not have thought of, highly recommended.
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6 of 6 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 10th, 2013
This is a fun trick indeed. I too agree that it is a little pricey for what it does, but it is extremely easy to master and does indeed work with *almost* any phone (although I have found one that does not work, but, you as the magician could simply not choose their phone).
I would recommend this as a fun trick!
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5 of 5 magicians found the following review helpful:
100% Practical Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 8th, 2013
I saw Paul demo this at Magi Fest and MAGIC Live and every single time, it has fooled me! I thought there was sticky stuff or magnets but when I first saw the gimmick, I was a little bit disappointed. When I put it to work, it was a charm. If you want an "impromptu" effect, this is it!
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5 of 5 magicians found the following review helpful:
Genius idea! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 12th, 2013
Pros:
Genius idea for this gimmick.
Walking around with the gimmick is easy, allowing for very impromptu presentation.
Reaction is amazing.

Cons:
Getting the gimmick in place leaves a lot to be desired in terms of being clean, but the DVD gives some good ideas on how to deploy.
The DVD could be better quality but the info on it is sound.
Takes a few times to have real confidence in the gimmick.
Angles are critical.
Potential for glare and noise.
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5 of 5 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 18th, 2013
Can't say how simple yet ingenious this is. Highly recommended!
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4 of 4 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 15th, 2013
Gimmick is small and easily concealable. Takes literally less than a few seconds to set-up. Great trick for it's price. I gave it a 4 because when used with my iPhone I have to angle it a certain way for the gimmick not to be seen.
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