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Topic: The Peek Note Wallet, latest from Gerard Kearney
Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (Mar 6, 2019 06:20PM)
This is the the latest wallet from Gerard Kearney. Many of you will be familiar with his line of wallets already, but this is my first. In short (spoiler alert, and I'm not saying anything owners of his wallets don't already know): I love it.

[b]The meandering roundabout review:[/b]
Like many others, I can see how a love for "the latest wallet" can be an addiction. Knowing there are "magic wallets" out there, I've done two things: I know what I want out of a wallet, so I've looked for the best thing suited for my needs while also learning what some other wallets are capable of (thanks to inspiration from favored routines of magicians I admire both here and in "the real world") and have thus been convinced I [i]need[/i] that wallet. Obviously we don't "need" a wallet, but for card to wallet, it makes it easier (I did it 20 years ago with my normal wallet through palming and also using the original Mullica... Imagine a 20-year old college kid carrying that large one around, ha. I still love it though.)

Then I got an Outlaw Peek wallet I also still enjoy using from time-to-time. But in the last year, I got a Hideout, then sold it and got a Showdown. I'll be keeping my Showdown, it's big but has its uses for sure. But it's a for-performance wallet only (the peek function is great though). I also got a good deal on Tony's incredible "The Complete Peek Wallet" and immediately admired the peek. Fantastic wallet. I've also adjusted a regular wallet (thanks to Tom Phoenix's creation) to make a great peek.

Then I learned about the Quiver wallet the same time I heard about Gerard's wallets and knew I had to have one or the other. The reason was because I thought I could use either one as my everyday carry and that was important to me. I don't perform professionally as much as I used to. But I do still perform a lot casually and I like to be armed in numerous ways, ready to go. Having a normal wallet that was also [i]not[/i] a normal wallet appealed to me, like any of us. If I have a wallet that functions as a normal, daily, and totally innocent-looking wallet that also serves to allow a devious CTW or peek, all the better. But it has to look and "be" a normal wallet to me first. That means not obnoxious in size, not accidentally discover-able if possible, useful for cards and money, and made to last.

Enter "The Peek Note Wallet".

It's a tri-fold peek wallet that holds money and has a different peek than the other peek wallet he offers. It looks and feels wonderful, not too big or obnoxious, and solved so much else that troubled me (even if only a little) about experiences with other wallets. The peek is so well motivated, you end clean, and it's easy and quick. The peek itself is justified, whereas I feel with my old trusty Outlaw peek for example (the one you got personalized in the window), I had to find a reason to justify a look at it little more so (if I wasn't going to put it away in my breast pocket vs jean pocket. The peek on the way to a jacket pocket is well justified).

[b]Short version[/b]
The leather is great, and the signature blue stitching is such a fun touch. It comes in a nice package with a link to a short but instructional video with Gerard himself explaining the workings with a live performance of the wallet in use. It fits all the cards I use and has a roomy billfold compartment. Fun fact, I just noticed I can use it with my Rainbow card "Justin Flom style" when he was on James Cordon (and hey, it can stay there, and the peek function can still be used unhindered). How awesome. It won't hold my Powerball 60, but hey, can't have it all. :)

But yes, this is great and I'm excited to use it as my everyday carry. When I'm in the mood for a CTW I'll carry my Quiver, although I know his CTW is great as well, I just was attracted to the look of the Quiver.

I believe it sold out fast at Blackpool, so I'm not alone in singing its praises. Well worth the investment. Congrats Gerard, love it.

https://www.secrettannery.com/
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (Mar 7, 2019 09:29AM)
Great review, Nathan, and what a beautiful wallet.

I don't buy wallets anymore, but am still tempted from time to time when a high-quality one is released.
Message: Posted by: videoman (Mar 7, 2019 12:21PM)
Have to be honest, the peek didn't seem to me to be motivated or justified in the demo video. It looked like he put the card in the wallet and then just blatantly peeked it.
I was bit disappointed in that it didn't seem to be on an offbeat or anything. I'm hoping I'm wrong because otherwise I really like the wallet and what it offers.
Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (Mar 7, 2019 12:58PM)
You make a fair point. As all peeks have their own weaknesses, I can live with the apparent (although miniscule) pause to peek while putting it away. For me, this peek trumps a second return and re-open to a wallet (my Showdown). It also trumps the JAKS style peek (again, for me) as I don't like a lower pocket return stolen glance or leaving the dirty side exposed (which I do with my Outlaw half the time).

Again, personal preference. But this thing checks a number of boxes for me. :)
Message: Posted by: John C (Mar 7, 2019 06:25PM)
These things seem to get higher and higher in price. Why?
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Mar 7, 2019 07:25PM)
[quote]On Mar 8, 2019, John C wrote:
These things seem to get higher and higher in price. Why? [/quote]

Because they keep getting better and better, donít they??
Message: Posted by: John C (Mar 8, 2019 06:41AM)
[quote]On Mar 7, 2019, pegasus wrote:
[quote]On Mar 8, 2019, John C wrote:
These things seem to get higher and higher in price. Why? [/quote]

Because they keep getting better and better, donít they?? [/quote]


uhhhhh, I don't know.
Message: Posted by: chuds (Mar 8, 2019 03:54PM)
I bought this at Blackpool off the man himself, what a lovely guy to deal with btw.
Itís a beautifully made wallet with a very justifiable p&&k, I own many wallets ( like a lot of us) and Iím sure this will be used often.
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Mar 8, 2019 04:08PM)
I wish he'd do a dark brown leather with gold stitching for the jaks...
Message: Posted by: dman11 (Mar 8, 2019 04:24PM)
[quote]On Mar 7, 2019, John C wrote:
These things seem to get higher and higher in price. Why? [/quote]

Because we still buy it! if we didn't they would be forced to lower their prices to something more reasonable.....Its like all the recent sales going on the last few months. Its all the stuff sitting around in the warehouses not selling anymore - so they're dropping the prices to get rid of it. If the wallets weren't selling, you can bet they would drop the prices and reset the market values.
Message: Posted by: TheGingerWizard (Mar 8, 2019 04:55PM)
[quote]On Mar 8, 2019, IAIN wrote:
I wish he'd do a dark brown leather with gold stitching for the jaks... [/quote]

Yes!
Message: Posted by: aligator (Mar 8, 2019 05:22PM)
I am not a wallet fanatic by any means and in fact do not even own a specialist wallet. I use my everyday bill and card wallet which can also carry 22 cards incorporating 12 effects and is not in any way heavy, oblong or obtrusive. So no need to rush into anything larger at this time. However this item only mildly interests me. Moreso I might like any other wallet with features only for the mentalist as I have no interest whatsoever in a card to wallet or changing card (or anything) feature. I could use a good peek though but even that is not necessary and I would only do in casual situations as for show purposes I use PIN which allows you to look(not peek) in front of your face and hold as long as you wish or need without anyone being the wiser.

Open to suggestions.
Message: Posted by: corkmagician (Mar 12, 2019 06:37AM)
[quote]On Mar 7, 2019, videoman wrote:
Have to be honest, the peek didn't seem to me to be motivated or justified in the demo video. It looked like he put the card in the wallet and then just blatantly peeked it.
I was bit disappointed in that it didn't seem to be on an offbeat or anything. I'm hoping I'm wrong because otherwise I really like the wallet and what it offers. [/quote]

Hi Videoman,
Thanks for the post. My name is Gerard, the creator of the wallet in question.
Here are my thoughts and process.
I wanted to shoot a trailer that was uncut and 100% honest. Therefor magicians know exactly what to expect and know whether or not the product was for them.
Of course you can do a nice delayed peek which is thought in the download ( closing the wallet and reopening later to get a card and in this action gain your peek). But this has been done with many other wallets out there so I wanted to show versatility.
I promise the performance is 100% authentic, and the moment of peek is invisible albeit nonchalant.
My thoughts on using wallets for magic are as follows, The wallet should play the smallest part in the spectators mind. In the video, we start with a card, as soon as the card is placed in the wallet, the wallet is then put away and from the spectators point of view, the process starts from here. So when you get to the punch line, there is no wallet and it plays a very small part in the whole routine or so it seems and who knows, maybe when the spectator recalls what happens, they may not even remember a wallet ever existed!

The peek used in the promo is called the primary peek, and is different with regards to the timing of the peek. For me its a huge quality being able to choose from different peeks in real time, as in close up conditions vary from group to group.
I'm not trying to change your mind on what you think, but I am glad that you can choose from the video whether or not this is for you.
The other selling points of the Peek Note Wallet is it really is an everyday wallet, It looks and feels like it should, space for bills/notes and lots of credit/business cards. The leather is a lovely soft nappa and craftsmanship that has been well noted by others.

As I did before, I can offer a magic Cafť discount to all fellow members. Please use code "Mcafe20" at checkout (available for the Peek Note only)

Regards
Gerard Kearney
www.secrettannery.com
Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (Mar 27, 2019 01:49PM)
Great review starting around 28 minutes. Totally agree, great wallet.

[YouTube]kE9WTef6hCU[/YouTube]
Message: Posted by: Oil&Water (Mar 27, 2019 05:06PM)
I must say I donít rate PIN, who or why would you have that on a envelope.
Also the black art doesnít do it for me nor the squeeze that is necessary on the sides, this wallet is at least an everyday normal item imo. Olly
Message: Posted by: RodrigoGrando (Mar 27, 2019 05:24PM)
What are the differences between the Peek Note Wallet (https://www.secrettannery.com/product-page/the-peek-note-wallet) and the Peek Wallet (https://www.secrettannery.com/product-page/the-peek-wallet)?

The images look very similar.
Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (Mar 27, 2019 05:50PM)
The peek itself is different, and the Note version has a slot for bills of course (notes). They're all well made and get rave reviews.
Message: Posted by: rosariorose9 (Mar 27, 2019 06:28PM)
Really tempted, though I still love (and always carry with me) my SAW (with a delayed peek)...but REALLY tempted. :)
Message: Posted by: RodrigoGrando (Mar 28, 2019 04:31AM)
Thanks, Nathan!

Couldn't resist. Just bought it!
Message: Posted by: Mark_Chandaue (Mar 28, 2019 05:01AM)
I have this but I donít personally use it for a peek as I also have a Jaks wallet from Gerard that is absolutely beautiful. I personally use this for a crib and it works absolutely beautifully for that purpose. Like all of Gerardís wallets it is absolutely gorgeous, the quality is second to none.

Mark
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Mar 28, 2019 05:22AM)
The quality of this Peek Note Wallet is superb and I very much like the handling too. It also has a section for currency which is an added advantage.

Neil
Message: Posted by: MF Tom (Apr 23, 2019 10:09AM)
Its an awesome wallet for sure, the quality is top notch and the handling is great. Also the wallet looks very nice as a wallet I mean there are some "magic" wallets that have countless very cool features just not looks like a regular wallet at all.

We have it in stock now at: https://tinyurl.com/y63qurnu

Best,
Tom
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Apr 25, 2019 02:41PM)
I an word: Superb! Jan
Message: Posted by: stevefaulkner (May 2, 2019 07:25AM)
Hi Everyone. Here's my review on the Wallet :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZYEYqyUsao&t=4s

Have a good one!

Steve
Message: Posted by: JackMagic (May 2, 2019 08:43AM)
[quote]On Apr 23, 2019, MF Tom wrote:
Its an awesome wallet for sure, the quality is top notch and the handling is great. Also the wallet looks very nice as a wallet I mean there are some "magic" wallets that have countless very cool features just not looks like a regular wallet at all.

We have it in stock now at: https://tinyurl.com/y63qurnu

Best,
Tom [/quote]

Will it be OK for UK notes are they are larger than US or Euro notes ?
Message: Posted by: JanForster (May 2, 2019 01:46PM)
Larger in size or value? :) O. k., sorry, but this wallet has no compartment for banknotes. Other have... Jan
Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (May 2, 2019 01:53PM)
Hey Jan, you must be thinking of his other wallets? This new one does. It's the previous peek wallet that doesn't. Great stuff.
Message: Posted by: TheGingerWizard (May 2, 2019 02:14PM)
[quote]On May 2, 2019, JackMagic wrote:
Will it be OK for UK notes are they are larger than US or Euro notes ? [/quote]

Absolutely! This is a great wallet!
Message: Posted by: JackMagic (May 2, 2019 02:34PM)
[quote]On May 2, 2019, TheGingerWizard wrote:
[quote]On May 2, 2019, JackMagic wrote:
Will it be OK for UK notes are they are larger than US or Euro notes ? [/quote]

Absolutely! This is a great wallet! [/quote]

Thanks for the confirmation
Message: Posted by: NeilS (May 2, 2019 03:25PM)
[quote]On May 2, 2019, stevefaulkner wrote:
Hi Everyone. Here's my review on the Wallet :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZYEYqyUsao&t=4s

Have a good one!

Steve [/quote]

Great review Steve. This is such a superb wallet and with the added benefit it holds currency.

Neil
Message: Posted by: Morganjj (May 2, 2019 11:10PM)
Steve, you mentioned in your video that the instruction was by GK - is that right? I have the previous version, and the instruction was by Magick Balay. Which is all fine, but not as well done as the GK demo with the C2W. Have they updated the materials with the Note? I might ask for access if that's the case.
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 3, 2019 09:22AM)
I personally feel the SUC peek is still cleaner and more streamlined in terms of handling. Same with the Jacks peek (but I feel like the workings is better disguised with the SUC). Reason being that you never have to go back to the wallet to get something out to gain your peek. The wallet never has to be opened again, there's no heat on it since there's never a perceived fiddling with the wallet.
Message: Posted by: elimagic (May 3, 2019 09:26AM)
[quote]On May 3, 2019, kissdadookie wrote:
I personally feel the SUC peek is still cleaner and more streamlined in terms of handling. Same with the Jacks peek (but I feel like the workings is better disguised with the SUC). Reason being that you never have to go back to the wallet to get something out to gain your peek. The wallet never has to be opened again, there's no heat on it since there's never a perceived fiddling with the wallet. [/quote]

There is a handling where you do a delayed peek, but the main handling you put the card in thew wallet and do not take it out again. SUC is fantastic though for sure.

To be clear, Secret Tannery has released 2 peek wallets. The first was their take on the Jaks wallet. The same as other Jaks but with the premium materials and craftsmanship. THis Peek NOTE wallet is a trifold wallet that has a peek function built it. Two different wallets. The instruction on the first jaks peek wallet had "instructions" by magick balay which were pretty terrible. This second release features Gerard again with performance video and several useful tips. Similar to his teaching on his wonderful Rebel Note wallet for card to envelope.

Just wanted to clarify since there seemed to be a few questions.
Message: Posted by: IAIN (May 3, 2019 09:38AM)
There is zero need to go back to a jaks wallet to get the p##k...
Message: Posted by: Mark_Chandaue (May 3, 2019 11:44AM)
I have both Gerardís peek (JAKS) wallet and the peek note. For peeking I prefer the Jaks but I love the peek note for hiding a crib.

Mark
Message: Posted by: Caliban (May 3, 2019 03:09PM)
[quote]On May 2, 2019, Morganjj wrote:
Steve, you mentioned in your video that the instruction was by GK - is that right? I have the previous version, and the instruction was by Magick Balay. Which is all fine, but not as well done as the GK demo with the C2W. Have they updated the materials with the Note? I might ask for access if that's the case. [/quote]

The Peek Note is not an updated version of Gerard's previous peek wallet, it is a different wallet with a different method. The two wallets look similar but don't work in the same way. The new one is not a Jaks wallet.
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 3, 2019 03:18PM)
[quote]On May 3, 2019, elimagic wrote:
[quote]On May 3, 2019, kissdadookie wrote:
I personally feel the SUC peek is still cleaner and more streamlined in terms of handling. Same with the Jacks peek (but I feel like the workings is better disguised with the SUC). Reason being that you never have to go back to the wallet to get something out to gain your peek. The wallet never has to be opened again, there's no heat on it since there's never a perceived fiddling with the wallet. [/quote]

There is a handling where you do a delayed peek, but the main handling you put the card in thew wallet and do not take it out again. SUC is fantastic though for sure.

To be clear, Secret Tannery has released 2 peek wallets. The first was their take on the Jaks wallet. The same as other Jaks but with the premium materials and craftsmanship. THis Peek NOTE wallet is a trifold wallet that has a peek function built it. Two different wallets. The instruction on the first jaks peek wallet had "instructions" by magick balay which were pretty terrible. This second release features Gerard again with performance video and several useful tips. Similar to his teaching on his wonderful Rebel Note wallet for card to envelope.

Just wanted to clarify since there seemed to be a few questions. [/quote]

Doesn't really matter if it's a delayed peek or not. The type of peek the note peek wallet appears to employ is a open wallet peek which personally I don't feel is better than a closed wallet peek which is why I think the SUC is my preferred peek since it's both a closed wallet peek where the wallet also has no perceivable window. I am however contemplating Gerard's Jaks wallet though, I like that one :)

Just to clarify, through many different wallets, I've never liked ones which you gain the peek as you go to the wallet to remove something. Personally I feel that that is a potential point of attention that I wish to avoid. So this is very much personal preference for me, I know plenty of people that have very successfully used the peek methods that I personally don't like.
Message: Posted by: NeilS (May 3, 2019 03:26PM)
[quote]On May 3, 2019, kissdadookie wrote:
[quote]On May 3, 2019, elimagic wrote:
[quote]On May 3, 2019, kissdadookie wrote:


Just to clarify, through many different wallets, I've never liked ones which you gain the peek as you go to the wallet to remove something. [/quote]

With this particular wallet, you do not need to go back to the wallet to remove something. You can if you want to, but it is not necessary. You already have the info :-)

Neil
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 6, 2019 08:59AM)
[quote]On May 3, 2019, NeilS wrote:
[quote]On May 3, 2019, kissdadookie wrote:
[quote]On May 3, 2019, elimagic wrote:
[quote]On May 3, 2019, kissdadookie wrote:


Just to clarify, through many different wallets, I've never liked ones which you gain the peek as you go to the wallet to remove something. [/quote]

With this particular wallet, you do not need to go back to the wallet to remove something. You can if you want to, but it is not necessary. You already have the info :-)

Neil [/quote]

I get what you're saying (I've watched the demo) but it's still a open wallet peek which imo introduces a slight "hiccup" in handling which I feel like the Jaks and SUC peeks do not have due to the way the work. Like I've mentioned earlier, more or less an aesthetic preference for me. The Peek Note reminds me of the Stealth Assassin peek and with that one, I've only ever used that peek as a crib whilst peeks I've always used the SUC peek on it for that purpose.
Message: Posted by: IAIN (May 6, 2019 09:14AM)
Are you saying that you think you have to reopen a jaks wallet to get a p**k?!
Message: Posted by: kissdadookie (May 6, 2019 10:21AM)
[quote]On May 6, 2019, IAIN wrote:
Are you saying that you think you have to reopen a jaks wallet to get a p**k?! [/quote]

No, I'm saying you don't because it's not a open wallet peek. ;)
Message: Posted by: Morganjj (May 6, 2019 11:29PM)
Ah, thanks for the clarification peeps. I'm perfectly happy with the Jaks style, so all good on my side.
Message: Posted by: JanForster (May 7, 2019 05:35AM)
[quote]On May 2, 2019, Nathan Alexander wrote:
Hey Jan, you must be thinking of his other wallets? This new one does. It's the previous peek wallet that doesn't. Great stuff. [/quote]

You are right! There is the "Peek Note Wallet" and the "Peek Wallet". The "Peek Note Wallet" takes banknotes, while the "Peek Wallet" (which is in fact a "Jaks Wallet") doesn't. I was referring to the "Peek Wallet" which I use and really like. It got the advantage of taking also openly credit cards and business cards which sets it apart from other "Jaks Wallet" type versions. Jan
Message: Posted by: stevefaulkner (May 13, 2019 05:23AM)
Apologies for coming back to this a little late. I think all the questions seem to be answered now. But any other questions, I'll do my best to check back in.
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Message: Posted by: 252life (Jun 21, 2019 03:05AM)
Ugh tried the website and got error messages. Went to Penguin and ordered through them.
Looks like I'll finally try a break from my beloved SAW.
Message: Posted by: 252life (Jun 24, 2019 03:51AM)
This is a fantastic wallet and has (gasp!) replaced my SAW.
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Jun 25, 2019 05:48AM)
Peek Note Wallet Ė Secret Tannery

Product description: Guys, you know how much I like good quality products, such as really nicely made gimmick coins, brass things or leather gears. Secret Tannery is an outstanding company which produces wallets for the working magician. They had the Rebel & Rebel Note wallets which were awesome (still using mine by the way) and they have now produced the Peek & Peek Note Wallet, which allow you to peek something written down on a blank piece of paper. Itís made incredibly well and works a treat, letís dive into this review.

Price and where to buy it: This is sold at 100Ä and you can find it here https://www.secrettannery.com/product-page.

What you get: You get a nice cardboard box, which was missing in the previous wallet I think. Here, you get a real finished product with a designed packaging. Inside, wrapped in paper, is the wallet. The leather is the same high quality as the Rebel Note one along with the blue stitching. Itís a 2 fold, 3 ďwindowsĒ wallet which can be shown front and back without exposing the gimmick. Youíre also provided with an explanation video which is a bit too short in my opinion, it could have been longer with more routine but Iím a bit nit picky on this one. The wallet is small enough to be carried in your pocket but it has still room inside to put several credit card. Overall, this is a really nice product which will fit into many magicianís repertoire, because it can used as your everyday life wallet and also as a powerful magic tool.

Teaser: https://video.wixstatic.com/video/62c0f0_59d1bdd5557d4fcc8ba01b43fdbf897a/480p/mp4/file.mp4

The pros and the cons: Here is the core of my review, let's begin with the cons, as I will usually be doing, I prefer to keep the good things for the end.

THE CONS:
As I said, I would have liked the explanation video to be longer and with more routines inside, I know many will be buying this knowing what they want to do with it but I really liked the Rebel video and I was hoping more.

THE PROS:
The leather on this is so nice, I like everything about it, the smell, the feel and it looks luxurious too. This is something important because I want people to see Iím using quality item.
The peek is ingenious, this is different from the peek wallet he already released a few month ago because this can be shown both side without any fear of exposing the peek.
You have a lot of room to place your bills, credit cards and business cards, which means this can easily be used as your card holder.
The peek is very interesting because itís direct and you get a full view on it. No reflection are used and the peek can be obtained just with the action of moving the wallet on the table.

Overall rating: Quality, easy to do, full and direct peek what else are you looking for? I love Secret Tannery more and more, they are on a roll, 4/4 hearts.

As for the difficulty level, the peek is easy to obtain, you just have to construct your routine and youíre good to go, 2/5 stars.

Similar products: I like a lot the Viper 2 Peek Wallet from Mindbox, which is also amazing.

If you liked this review, make sure to check all my other ones on my website: http://lesavisdalexis.wixsite.com/reviews