First off, let me say that the concept is brilliant. My frustration is rooted in the fact that I
had to perform quite a bit of work on the box as described in the video that shows immediately when
you access the online instructions.
For the price, I would expect a finished product. The
explanation of "adhesive migrating" due to worldwide shipment seems rather lame. I suspect the more
truthful explanation is a hurry to fill demand.
That said, the idea is brilliant, and if I can
ever get it to work properly, it will be an outstanding effect.
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This is just a quick review - The box is great. The small accessory that comes with it is CHEAP and
garbage. This would have been much better if they had a custom made accessory with the small
gimmick installing properly instead of just with some cheap blue tac. Sorry but this ruined it for
me. When you are paying this amount of money you expect that the whole product is quality.
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The gift is more than a routine, it's a utility device to perform incredible miracles. This is the
greatest card trick I now own and perform. The previous greatest was "Return Flight" by Rick Lax,
which I also highly recommend. (For gimmicked tricks, I love "Little Door", "Under Wraps",
"cheek-to-cheek", "Ace", etc. but this is a level above miracle - one card, selected openly by the
spectator, is predicted under what appears to be very normal conditions.)
I performed the
routine shown in the video about a dozen times so far and the reactions are phenomenal. Where else
can you reveal a PRE-WRITTEN boxed prediction for a freely chosen card? That's right the prediction
is already in the box.
Everything is provided to perform the same exact routine in the
video and it requires very little physical skill and mostly presentation and a little boldness.
(Although, it might take a little practice to consistently hit the "sweet spots" - if you buy this,
you'll know what I mean).
The video instructions included are fantastic - clear,
comprehensive, very useful. There is one routine where one half of a letter is given to a spectator
and the other half with the prediction is in the box. I haven't performed it, but hopefully will
soon (it requires some one-time prep). It's absolutely genius and takes the trick to the next level,
closing the door on any rational explanation.
The Gift is absolutely incredible, except for
the price, which I think is a little expense for what you get. Don't get me wrong, what you get is
great and you couldn't easily create yourself (the time involved, IMO would cost more than buying
the product), but I don't think the less than premium material quality of the product warrants a
high premium price, except to deter curious secret seekers. Another more serious quality issue, is
that certain components within the box did not line up 100% flat and flush (even before there is
something raising them). For the price of this box, there is no excuse for that all. Big price (and
I bought the $99 limited edition), should equal big quality. Thankfully this workmanship issue is
somewhat obfuscated by the overall design of the box. Is the box examinable? IMO, not for more than
a brief period of time, as the spectator might bend or rip something in the box while even casually
moving their fingers around. That’s aside from the fact that visually, things did not line up 100%
in my box. If my box was created with just a little more love and precision, "The Gift" would be
more spectator-proof and worth what I paid for it. For "The Gift" manufacturer - Take a look at
“Sharpie Through Card” (although not examinable) -- perfecto workmanship. Hopefully, my quality
issues are not pervasive with all boxes.
I will add one caveat with the shown routine,
about half the time when the spectator deals the cards the selected card won't be 100% freely
chosen. Meaning, the next face down card might need to be the selected card. I did have someone
confront me and say that the last card they stopped on was their chosen card, not the next face-down
card. In that instance, my patter was that we both know the all face-up cards, what's even more
amazing is what we don't know...which is "this" face down card. And then I reiterate they could have
stopped before the face down card, and I show the face cards after it -- they could have stopped
anywhere so it didn't really matter anyway. Any other suggestions for how to handle this?
Even with the stated issues, this is a unique, easy miracle. A little pricey, but if you can,
give yourself the greatest gift buy buying "The Gift", you shouldn’t be disappointed.
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Angelo Carbone is a genius. I love this box. You can do whatever you want to predict anything. Just
use your imagination. You can use it as a mentalist as well. Your imagination is the limit. I have
some tricks from Angelo, I like the way he thinks. This is amazing. I am not agree with those who
are complaining about the part that you need to wear... it is part of the trick. I don't believe it
is cheap. I am sure that you will read more review talking about this amazing product.
thinking behind this concept is just awesome. You will be amazed.
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I made my order ever since it published for pre-order, I did not think twice simpliy because
everyone was saying that this is going to be the trick of 2017, and I believed it. What a LET DOWN!!
I have to admmited that the concept behind is absolutly amazing, however, foe this kind of effect,
this routine is just TOO COMPLICATED! The box does not do all the work for you, you need three
gimmick stuffs with you to perform this effect, gimmicked deck, gimmicked box and a [edited], how
complicated is that!? It's definatly not for carry around. Quality of the box is just ok, does not
always work properly, quality of the gimmicked [edited] can not be worse. 3 stars just for the
Consider thr routine and quality of the gimmick, NOT WORTH IT!!
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You are paying a lot f money for an effect and idea that is truly a breakthrough in magic in my
You will be cheated on the lame, poor accessory that does NOT work!!!!
They will suggest that YOU go out and buy something else to fix the issue! Huh? this Is like
buying a car that has a tire with a hole in it and the dealer saying, just go to___ and get another
tire, that will fix it for you!
on top of that, the box itself is coming apart in places.
Due to the glue or whatever.
Again, am told to go out and buy tape to fix it.
that crap aside.
The box/effect itself and idea is AMAZING!!!!
I am extremely excited
to use this. it is freaking awesome and you can go so many ways on predicting items.
there is a great group on FB that will allow you and others to share these awesome ideas and share
ways you can fix the issues above.
I am just HIGHLY disappointed that these were actually
sold as is.
I have heard the next "batch" will be fixed and these issues addressed. if so, than
I highly recommend this.
If you are Ok with having to drive around wasting gas trying to
find what is need to fix, then go for it by all means, the trick and effect are great.
truly rate the effect and the ideas of it 5+ stars.
But I have to be honest and this
rating system is an overall rating. Sorry, but only 1 star at most due to the extremely poor efforts
and poor recommendations to fix.
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I'm torn about leaving a great review because I don't want a bunch of other magicians out there
performing this one, but I gotta give props where they're deserved! Best trick I've purchased in a
long time! The reactions I've been getting are priceless. This will cause your spectator to lose
some sleep trying to figure out how the heck you did that! Great for fooling other magicians as
well! Best part of all is that what is an ingenious method makes for a super easy performance!
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There is many more uses for this effect than cards. In the box you could have different objects and
have someone choose the object to put in there pocket, to sit on another object and to hold an
object. You then show them the paper that states where each object is. great concept
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It's not often that an effect comes along that is this powerful! Not only that, it is an incredibly
easy trick to perform. Your volunteer literally can choose any card, the deck is in their hands the
whole time. No awkward forces, they choose their own card. Then, they (not you) open the box with
your correct prediction inside. It doesn't get more powerful than that. Everything literally happens
in their hands. The methods taught are genius! None of my magician friends had any idea how it was
done, even after I let them examine the box!
There is one small recommendation I will post in
the q&a section. This is a tiny thing and actually gets touched on in the video, but it helped my
I know 75 bucks seems high for an effect, but this one is worth every penny. I am
actually about to order a second unit so I won't be without this powerful tool.
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I have nothing say about this other than it's simply amazing. Disregard the bad reviews from people
who complain about the smallest things. If you want to own a MIRACLE then buy this utility!!
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