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Insight Pro by Hugo Shelley
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Insight PRO includes a deck of 52 electronic playing cards. Invisible RFID chips embedded in each card transmit the suit and value to the Insight reader, a miniature device that will respond with a coded vibration or send the information to a nearby iPhone.

Now with the ability to detect a stack of up to three cards simultaneously, Insight is better than ever before.

The Basic Effect

The performer hands the deck to a volunteer and invites them to choose their favorite card, placing the rest of the deck aside. Without touching the volunteer or the deck, the performer reveals the chosen card.

Included are seven incredible new routines by Colin McLeod and Mark Elsdon.

The Reader

The reader features both wireless transmission and on-board vibration cuing. At only 77 x 33mm it's incredibly small, with a range that allows you to detect the cards with a single gesture. When connected to an iPhone, the reader can be positioned under a table for a truly hands-free performance.

The Deck

The Insight deck (Phoenix edition) is the very first electronic deck to be designed from the ground up specifically for magicians. The chips and antenna are embedded in the cards during the manufacturing process, ensuring that each card is perfectly thin and flat. The deck can be shuffled and handled as normal, and is designed to last a lifetime.

And finally...

An iPhone is not included with the device, but if you have one already (4S and above) you can unlock Insight's wireless features by purchasing the Insight Reader app available from the App Store. Apple Watch support is included amongst a number of other new features.

Note that this is an optional feature only - the majority of the effects can be performed using the reader alone.

Specifications

Dimensions: 80 x 35mm
Battery life: 10 hours (rechargeable and replaceable)
Range: 11cm from the Insight playing cards to the reader, 10m from the reader to a nearby iPhone.
Includes: the reader, 52 electronic playing cards, velcro wrist strap, instructions and routines.

"Redefines what we thought was possible when mixing playing cards with magic."
- Colin McLeod

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Absolutely amazing!!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 4th, 2018
Best Magic product I’ve ever purchased
The possibility are endless and you are always one step ahead.
Beautiful deck undetectable by nobody and you always know which card they pick.
You can see trough a 3 card stack!!!
Anyone could shuffle for days and put the card in the box and you can tell them the top 3 cards!!
That’s phenomenal!!
And the routines you can come up are endless.
Buy it now before Hugo sells out!!
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UNFORGETTABLE by your audience, as-well by YOU. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 12th, 2016
I was looking to purchase "INSIGHT" for a very long time. Unfortunately I couldn't find it anywhere. The product was OUT OF STOCK no-matter which site I searched. I finally decided to hunt for, and contact Mr. Hugo Shelley directly. I wanted to find out when "INSIGHT" will be available again.I was easily able to get hold of him through the "The Magic Cafe" Forums.

Mr. Shelley was kind enough to send me the Pro-Edition ( before release). The service he provides to his customers is simply unmatched. Seeing my enthusiasm for this product, he rush shipped this unreleased edition to me.The following is my take on the product.

OVERVIEW: Your audience thoroughly examines and shuffles the deck, and then chooses any card. A completely free choice. They can also put the chosen card inside any envelope or anything (to hide it, if preferred). The performer can be out of the room through out the process. Yet, you will know the chosen card, even before you enter the room.

Combined with the iPhone app with Bluetooth connectivity to the RFI-Reader (The app is $20), and a Bluetooth hidden earpiece($40 approx from Amazon.com), the possibilities really become endless.

With the pro edition, you also receive 5 pre-programmed ESP cards. You can separately purchase the RFI Tags, and Tagged cards(Blank or replacement playing cards) at www.hugoshelley.com. You can easily program the cards, and the tags by yourself.

I know that the price of the product is high. But the PREMIUM quality of the product, the cutting edge-technology behind it, and the limitless possibilities by it, definitely justifies the price. Even the packaging is of the highest quality.It is HANDS DOWN the most safest, and the cleanest demonstration of X-Men like capabilities EVER MADE - PERIOD. The closest to Real Magic and Mental-ism EVER. You may be a beginner or a Novice. But with this in your arsenal, you are always a PRO. DAMN!!! THIS ITEM IS SICK.IT IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST PURCHASE I EVER MADE, AND YOU WILL TOO.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 4th, 2016
Carl Sagan said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Seems that's what this is relying on.

I understand the price point is necessary to cover the cost of the tech, and the engineering to apply it to this trick... but it is outrageous, for so unimpressive an effect.
I get the distinct impression it was created to fool magicians, and at that, it succeeds, for the moment. Not many magicians would guess the secret, as it is such a very strange and costly means of achieving the effect.

This gets a rating of 3, not for the price, but for the mediocrity of the illusion. It fails to impress.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 24th, 2017
Great product , I mean awesome but does not live up to the hype if you have android , contacted Hugo and was told were working on it , so for now the full capabilities can be achieved only with an I phone... Dissapointing especially when you get the sense that they have no intention of making it android friendly . Bottomline if you have android pass on this , if you have an I phone consider it...
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 17th, 2016
One of the best products ever created..
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