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rvPhotoCube by Steve Skindell
Price: $249.95
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You can obtain the rvPhotoCube by downloading it from the Apple App Store.

The rvPhotoCube hardware works ONLY on later Apple Devices (Android and Window devices will not work).

Apple devices include:
iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, ipod 5th generation, ipad mini, and 3rd and 4th generation ipads, ipad Air. The device MUST have low energy bluetooth 4.0. iPhone 4, ipad 1st and 2nd generation, any ipod except the latest 5th generation ipod will not work -- these devices do not have Bluetooth low energy 4.0 installed in them.

The Remote Viewing PhotoCube will absolutely astound your audience. The mentalist or magician shows a PhotoCube with different images on each side. While the mentalist or magician's back is turned the spectator places the photocube in a box or puts a napkin over the cube making it impossible for anyone to see which side of the photocube is upward. The spectator then concentrates on the selected image and the mentalist or magician uses his remote viewing skills to sense the image.

There is no need for the mentalist or magician to touch or look at the photocube and can keep his/her back turned and tell the spectator about the image they are looking at -- this can be done in the next room.

Whatever image is facing upward is shown on the iDevice with Bluetooth 4.0 BLE Low Energy.

The effect can be repeated as often as desired and the performer is NEVER WRONG.

There are 4 built-in image sets of 6 pictures for each set and a 5th image set that allows you to pick images from your camera roll or taken from the camera within the app.

In addition to visual feedback you can also setup your iDevice to receive vibrations (1..6) or sound audio recordings (using a covert earpiece such as the invisity by Phonak). There are 4 sets of audio recordings built into the app and you can record your own audio recordings from within the app for the 5th custom image set. Visual images are a great way to obtain alot of information quickly but can also be a backup for the audio or vibration feedback.

The Remote Viewing PhotoCube is limited only by your imagination. You can create your own photocube templates by using the online template creator.

The package comes with an instructional DVD, 2  New batteries (1 test battery was installed in the unit to make sure everything was working correctly before being shipped), instruction sheet on setting up your browser for the template creator program, nice bag to carry the cube in, plastic 2" cube, and 1 template already put together and is inside the plastic 2" cube, sensor with magnetic base and sensor mount.

NOTE: Hardware is required to use the App ...

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 6th, 2014
Posted: Mar 6, 2014 12:13PM
I have just received my rvPhotocube and thought I would post a sort of initial thoughts review.
First I have to say a massive thank you to Penguin magic.
I ordered this at 6pm Monday evening. It was delivered in HOLLAND on Wednesday. Amazing service.

Now to the cube,
What's in the box

A printed A4 sheet
A couple of spare batteries
A 2 inch photocube
A purple drawstring bag

The most important thing is the cube so I'll start there.
A 2 inch clear acrylic cube of the type that you'd have sitting on your office desk with pictures of your wife and kids on each side.
inside the acrylic, is a cube of folded and printed cardboard.
This has the numbers 1 to 6 on the sides on different coloured backgrounds.
Inside the cube is the unit itself. Small and sitting on a special magnetic mounting so it can't be put in the wrong way.
the workings are small enough to fit in a smaller cube if you decided the 2 inch photo cube was too large

The purple carry bag is quite stylish, though a little proppy looking for my taste. But still a nice thing to have. Would look great with some tarot cards or runes in.
So if you were going to use the cube alongside readings of some sort it's perfect.

Spare batteries need no explanation. Regular 1632 type
The A4 sheet contains brief instructions on how to make sure your printer is set up to print new cube inserts (more on that later)

The DVD is simple and straightforward. As well as being well laid out and very comprehensive.
Everything is explained well and in detail. The dvd was obviously produced before the latest software update so it doesn't cover a great new secret (the reason I bought this cube) but it isn't necessary as this new feature practically sets itself up.
the DVD also explains how to customise and print your own cube inserts.
This means you could have multiple cubes ready to go and just put the workings into whichever cube you want to use that performance.
There are also instructions on how to add your own custom cube to the app.
There are not loads of presentations on the DVD, but I think most of us will come up with our own, so this is not a problem at all.

So now to the cube in action:

Rather than a dedicated receiver, this cube talks to your iPhone (4s and above) and an app is required. (99 cents if memory serves)
Pairing the cube to the app took about 4 seconds. Sooooo easy.

Turn the cube and an image of whichever face is uppermost appears on your iPhone.
The speed that this happens is just amazing. Less than a second. Probably less than half a second.
There is the option for the app to buzz your phone if you don't want to peek. So the number of vibes = the number of the uppermost face.
There is the option to have the phone speak to you via a covert earpiece. It will say, for example, " One, Yellow" telling you the number and the background colour
The other option. New in the latest app update, will send a signal to your Pebble watch.
This takes a couple of seconds to arrive (it vibes once so you know it's arrived) and gives you the same info as the audio cue, but in written form. So the info is peeked.
I have asked Steve if it's possible in the next update to have the Pebble vibe the correct number of times so that no peek will be necessary.
Though as the iPhone can be set to vibe this is a bit of a luxury more than anything.
When disconnected from the app, or static for a while, the cube goes into sleep mode to conserve battery levels.

The app is preprogrammed with 4 different cubes.
i.e. a number cube, an ESP cube, Wonders of the world, and a scenes of Scotland cube.
There is also a spare slot for owners to make their own cube inserts.

This is a very versatile piece of kit which takes the vibe cube to a level where it can be customised to each performers requirements.
This is a very comprehensive package and. I am delighted I waited for this cube to become available..

Only the first day I have it but already I would have no hesitation recommending it.

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