This is a very detailed review of Wowlett. The Wowlett really does a great job combining an
unfamiliar prop with an item everyone can relate to, giving WOW a practical presentation. The
concept of Wowlett is really clever; it's one of those ideas that will have you wondering why you
didn't think of it yourself. However, Luke Dancy may have been too caught up in the concept's
originality and cleverness because not much thought was put into the wallet's construction, and too
much thought put into the price.
I'll have to admit this is my very first card-to-wallet
I've owned so I can't speak highly or lowly of Wowlett's material compared to other card-to-wallets.
The leather does feel and look great; it's neither stiff or too soft. It even has that pleasant (or
unpleasant for some of you) leather wallet smell.
At first Wowlett seemed considerably bigger
in size compared to my regular wallet but after measuring it at 3.75" x 4.5", Wowlett is only half
an inch longer and several centimeters taller than my regular wallet.
Wowlett is a standard
bi-fold with seven compartments including the exclusive compartment for your WOW gimmick. The major
draw back of Wowlett in regards to mimicking a regular wallet is the absence of a compartment for
your cash. I was planning on replacing my regular wallet for Wowlett but I can't do that because
there's no appropriate compartment for my cash. One can do a little compromise by using the inside
compartment used normally for business cards and such to store cash, but I don't prefer that
compromise. The reason why a cash compartment was left out was simply because that compartment would
make it impossible for a card load due to the location of the secret pocket.
Card loading seems
easy enough with practice but again, I can't compare it with other card-to-wallets because this is
my very first card-to-wallet. Albeit, the location of the secret pocket can cause your palmed card
to get caught on the pocket itself.
The window compartment for the WOW gimmick is appropriate
for the size of the gimmick, and is unquestionably normal in appearance. The only complaint I have
is that the inside border of the window is lined with clear plastic. The part of the WOW gimmick
that does the card change can become stuck to this plastic at times making it difficult to do the
card change. I've actually bent this part of the WOW gimmick with my finger nail because it became
stuck to the inside border. At this point I don't think I can even easily do the card change because
it is too bent. The video demonstration above where Rick says the design of Wowlett allows you to
secretly activate the WOW gimmick from behind the wallet is a bit confusing. I can't figure out how
to do the card change from the back of the wallet, and this is not explained on the DVD.
Without comparison to other card-to-wallets (again because this is my first card-to-wallet I've
owned), and without hesitation, I can say Wowlett's construction is really poor because it doesn't
allow me to carry my cash which in turn doesn't allow me to replace my own wallet, the location of
the secret pocket for card loading can pose an issue, and it rendered my WOW gimmick unusable with
the wallet because part of the WOW gimmick is bent due to the construction of Wowlett's window
compartment. To put it simply, I can't use this wallet, and there is no reason for me to ever use
it. The only "wow" part of this prop now doesn't come from the fact that it cleverly incorporates
the WOW gimmick, but how incredibly over-priced it is for its concept (it's clever but certainly not
worth $100) and its of lack of thought and effort in construction.
Since WOW is a prop I
normally wouldn't use or prefer to use alone, there's no reason for me to perform it. I perform much
like how David Blaine does magic; I use normal appearing objects in my magic. The only reason why I
bought WOW was because of Wowlett, and since Wowlett has proven to be unusable by my standards, I
wasted $140. It has been a long time since I've been highly disappointed in purchasing an effect. I
strongly dissuade anyone from purchasing Wowlett!
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I really hate to do this. I wanted to like this so bad but I feel so ripped off. This is absolutely
not worth $100. I have owned numerous other card to wallets (F1 Nitro, Infinity Wallet, Real Mans
wallet, Hip Pocket Bombshell, and a couple of Jerry Oconnell wallets) all which are head and
shoulders better than this wallet. All that is wallet offers is an open window to put your WOW
gimmick. The loading area and the rest of the wallet in General is absolutely awful. It is almost
impossible to smoothly load a palmed card in this wallet. I think this is maybe why Ric said in the
demo video that he would not palm and load, but rather have a card in the wallet already that he
would force. So so so disappointed and the creator should be absolutely ashamed for charging this
much for this wallet.
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This DOCUMENTED IDEA is a total rippoff of my design from 2011 and I would've never charged this
much.This is sick!
NOW WHAT I SUGGEST IS FINDING A NICE CARD TO WALLET FOR HALF THE PRICE. BUY A
WOW GIMMICK & CUT OFF THE BACK CARD HOLDING GIMMICK AND PLACE IN WALLET WINDOW,ENJOY!
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I agree with some of the previous reviews that, while in concert it is a great idea, the fact of the
matter is that it is very difficult and "hit or miss" to get the card to morph correctly. The
switching move makes the wow gimmick unusable after a couple of attempts and one can never be dead
certain that it will work in performance. I'm putting mine up for sale with the wow gimmick as it
will never be used. Very disappointed in something that could be miraculous if it worked.
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I don't think anyone has used the WOW gimmick as much as I have. I absolutely love the WOW gimmick
and it gets some of the best reactions of anything that I do. So when I saw that a wallet released
that made this gimmick logical, I jumped all over it and waited anxiously for this to arrive. I
could not be more disappointed. YES it is a fantastic idea to incorporate a wallet with this
gimmick, however, the wallet is EXTREMELY cheap! It is the most basic wallet you can imagine. I
expected a much higher quality item than what I received. Also, the way that the WOW gimmick is
designed, the card that is supposed to be revealed shows up the best when the card is slid into the
back of the gimmick itself. This is not possible when the gimmick is in the wallet, so the selected
card ends up very hard to see when the change is done.
Trust me, I sincerely wanted to
like this item because it is a perfect concept. However, no matter how much I want to like it, it is
JUST NOT WORTH $100!!! I would maybe pay $40 for this. It is such a cheap wallet, which is the
absolute most disappointing part of it all. I feel like I could make this wallet myself with any
normal wallet. I cannot express enough how cheap the wallet is. Please reconsider if you are
thinking of buying this.
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Like alot of the other reviewers that gave it a low rating, I also really wanted to love it. The wow
gimmick itself is such a great trick. So the concept of having it in a wallet for the real world was
a great idea.
Firstly it is WAY too expensive(and it doesn't come with a wow gimmick!!??). It
is not a practical everyday wallet you can use. Its too dam big. Trying to get the card in the
correct position behind the wow gimmick is impossible. And if you do manage to get it behind the
gimmick, you can barely see the card because its not in the wow gimmick, its BEHIND it! Don't get
the wowlett. You will regret it. Spend your money on something better.
The WOW is a great, visual card change. But it takes place is this weird clear envelope. That looks
like a magic prop.
The Wowlett totally contextualizes the WOW gimmick.
Wallets really do have plastic viewing windows, for IDs. So why not put a WOW gimmick in there?
Plus, with the Wowlett, you can operate the WOW gimmick from the back, secretly. (Though, oddly,
in the promo video they seem to operate it from the front.)
Yeah, the price is high, but
this is a high-quality wallet, and it's really hard to even put a price on magic this visual...looks
like a real life camera trick!
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Great prop for the brilliant Wow gimmick
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The WOW gimmick is a very clever design, but it;s hard to justify what it is. Laypeople have never
seen anything like it.
Enter the Wowlett Wallet. Now you have a double card to wallet that
will blow them away.
The wallet itself is made of the finest leather. You feel better
performing when your props look the finest and the Wowlett is all that and more.
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