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Cognito by Lloyd Barnes & Owen Garfield (Physical Product)

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"The best app of the decade."
- Craig Petty

"Cognito is genius. What an incredible tool with limitless possibilities. 11/10"
- Christian Grace

Magicians and mentalists have strived for centuries to crack the code of real mind reading.

COGNITO is the closest you will ever come to experiencing the incredible power of telepathy.

Imagine having someone think of ANYTHING (a playing card, star sign, word, movie, celebrity...whatever THEY want). They NEVER write it down, type it, point at it, click it, blink or even whisper...the thought ONLY exists inside their mind.

Yet with Cognito you know EXACTLY what they are thinking. There is even a way to do it with no peek at all.

Cognito is a revolutionary Magic App that combines a classic principle with genius new methods to know what spectators are thinking without seemingly doing anything.

The reason reviewers are calling this "The best app of the decade." is because it has no competition. Cognito stands on its own as the most unique and brilliantly thought out Magic App ever created.

Simply put; Magic Apps shouldn't get reactions like this.

  • Incredibly easy to perform
  • NO memory work or mental calculations
  • Perform in minutes
  • Works in ANY language
  • NO internet needed
  • Fools magicians
  • Multiple effects built in
  • Create your own effects with ease.
PLUS: A huge and active Facebook community (facebook name: cognitoapp) packed with ideas and new improbable routines.

Created by Lloyd Barnes & Owen Garfield and developed by Joshua Riley, Murphy's Magic proudly presents... COGNITO

"This is far more than an app, this is a tool that will open up a world of routining possibilities! First impressions... ******* awesome!!!!"
- Michael Murray

"The more you play with Cognito, the more powerful it becomes. A versatile way to silently decipher a free thought."
- Rory Adams

"Wait, what?!? Hahaha. Love it! So, so smart."
- Mark Elsdon

"Cognito is a real world practical way to perform incredible mind reading feats, anytime and anywhere!"
- Oz Pearlman

"One of the best apps ever."
- Benke Smith

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The instructions are just bad Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 6th, 2021
I have watch the instruction video a number of times, I also read the instructions a number of times and still no luck getting it set up.
I join the group on Facebook, no-one every got back on why this is so hard to set up and what I was (or the app) doing something wrong.
I order this before any review I wish I would have waiting to save myself $30 bucks.
6 of 6 magicians found this helpful.
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Too many bugs Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 30th, 2021
There's a problem with everything and no easy way to get help. Can't even setup first screen and program just freeze with no response
5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
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Awesome app with confusing teaching Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 31st, 2021
Ok. I LOVE this app. I think it has many potential mind melting applications. I took one star off because the instruction, while cheerfully and enthusiastically rendered, is quite confusing, mysteriously organized and doesn't address some key points (e.g., the mechanics of peeking on a smart watch). I'd encourage the authors to find someone who teaches well to recast it. This would make it a 5+++ product.
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It's True: Difficult Instructions Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 9th, 2021
I want to learn this trick, then love it. But the video seems to start off in the middle, as if we have already seen what the product can accomplish. I felt like I walked into day 3 of a class and nobody told me what the class was about.

It also takes a while to set this up on an Android. By the time I figured it out, I lost interest in pursuing the video. Maybe soon.
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
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Incredible Possibilities Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 6th, 2021
This app is has so many possibilities. I have had it for a week now, and it has sparked so many ideas for me already. You can generate your own routines and customize input/output methods to create unique performances to fit your style and audience.

Does it have bugs right now? Yes, but that is expected with it being so new, and it doesn't prevent you from being able to use it. The creators are ACTIVELY addressing the issues that users are reporting, as well as adding more features and ways to customize it to your needs. The facebook group already has over 100 routine files uploaded and it seems the surface hasn't even been scratched yet! Looking forward to all that comes of this project.

My wife is a tough cookie when it comes to my magic... she was blown away... and with the multiple input methods I was able to switch the input method and run the same routine again with her now holding my phone... she didn't even know what to say afterwards.... but I did... Cognito user for life!!!
1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
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Caveat Emptor Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 25th, 2021
I wanted to like this, but I do not. To begin, the instructional video is meandering and confusing. Editing and scripting would have helped. The presenter is obviously excited and enthusiastic about the product, but that does not make up for his rambling and monotonous delivery. Tighten it up, man!

The setup instructions, at least for me, were confusing, and once I got the app set up, trying to understand how to use the it was an exercise in frustration.

The tricks themselves? Nothing spectacular. Nothing that I would consider a real fooler or even particularly entertaining.

Apologies to the producers, but in my opinion this is a real waste of time and money. And speaking of money, I paid a nice price for this app and deeply regret the purchase. This is going directly into my electronic magic junk drawer. Bummer.

Color me disappointed, but also color me to blame. It's my own fault; should've taken more time to explore the app. Live and learn.
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Great App - Constant Updates Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 18th, 2021
I am not sure what's going on with all the negative reviews, there is over an hour of videos explaining the app, plus more videos on the Facebook page. It's very easy to set up and use.

I was using this above 15 minutes after getting it, it's an amazing effect.

They also keep updating the app based on the Facebook group's suggestions. Someone mentioned they want to have a different ACCAN method and the developer said they would add several options for the more popular mems.

Seriously, I don't understand all the negatives, it's a must-buy!
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Cleverly lackluster Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 16th, 2021
The app is based on a clever principle. The method that used time seemed most magical. All the other methods seemed a bit lackluster. For those methods, most people I performed this for had a sense of how it worked--which, as we all know, kind of kills the magic.

I did like that it was customizable. So, that is a win. I would have liked to see more examples using the time method.

The instructions were very difficult to watch. You can tell Lloyd was very passionate, but it felt like a lot of rambling rather than cutting right to the point of how this all works--step-by-step and show performances.

I may only perform the horoscope as seen in the trailer unless I can come up with something clever on my own using the time method.
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Cognito Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 16th, 2021
This is a great app! Ben having allot of fun doing the effects on it.. I highly recommend this if you are into phone magic!
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Cognito Instructions Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 13th, 2021
After struggling with the instructions for two days I finally consulted by friend who knows how to use it and NOW I get it. Better have a knowledgeable magician friend.
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