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Topic: NEXUS WALLET by Javier Fuenmayor ("This is the best wallet I have ever seen!" - Craig Petty)
Message: Posted by: Titanas (May 14, 2021 02:00PM)
Hey guys,
Today we have a very special announcement.

Not only because the product is amazing (I know I say that very often, but believe me I am not saying it lightly) --but also because the creator is a person that has worked very very hard, for a really long time to bring you this amazing wallet. For many people including myself (and I'm a wallet guy), this is the final answer in wallets, and the last wallet you will ever need to buy.

I have been closely following Javier's Development, and his passion is what made this wallet what it is today, after literally hundreds of prototypes.

Usually, when we hear the word minimalistic, we think that other than the size being small, it should do one or two thingsÖ WRONG!!! This wallet does everything!

From invisible peeks, predictions, to cards to wallet and a transposition that I have never seen before.

Enough with my post already, go watch the trailer!!

More info:
https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=68579

Best regards,
Titanas
Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (May 14, 2021 02:15PM)
Is this a wallet that would "fall" open unintended if you catch my drift? In other words, can they casually hold it, or will something flop open in their hands? (Or is it protected by locking with m*****s or some such?)
Message: Posted by: JavierFuenmayor (May 14, 2021 03:36PM)
Thank you sooo much T!! Those were some really beautiful and kind words!

I can't be more excited about this wallet! I can finally talk about it, and share it with all of you! I'm here for you guys if have any questions at all, please feel free to ask them. :D

--Nathan: Thanks for you question! I Totally catch your drift my friend, but you have nothing to worry about. I hand the wallet to spectators ALL the time, probably more than I should. lol
To this day, I haven't had anyone even think of inspecting it. In other words, everything's locked and protected for you. Message me on IG if you want me to send you quick video of me tossing and dropping the wallet ;D
Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (May 14, 2021 04:00PM)
[quote]On May 14, 2021, JavierFuenmayor wrote:
Thank you sooo much T!! Those were some really beautiful and kind words!

I can't be more excited about this wallet! I can finally talk about it, and share it with all of you! I'm here for you guys if have any questions at all, please feel free to ask them. :D

--Nathan: Thanks for you question! I Totally catch your drift my friend, but you have nothing to worry about. I hand the wallet to spectators ALL the time, probably more than I should. lol
To this day, I haven't had anyone even think of inspecting it. In other words, everything's locked and protected for you. Message me on IG if you want me to send you quick video of me tossing and dropping the wallet ;D [/quote]

Ha, you chiming in is all I need.

Fantastic, thank you.
Message: Posted by: JavierFuenmayor (May 14, 2021 04:03PM)
You're very welcome, anytime!! :D
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (May 14, 2021 04:05PM)
I had the pleasure to play with this wallet and I still have to understand how they packed all that features in a so slim wallet!
For me as mentalist is a really powerful tool, I can do from Drawing Duplication to Confabulation routines and much more.
Plus has a feature that I never seen before (actually Javier fooled me badly lol 😂) and is perfect for summer (it fits in the jeans pocket)
Message: Posted by: MentalPhilo (May 14, 2021 05:00PM)
This looks great! I am so excited about this wallet! It seems like the one I have been looking for with every feature I could ask for! So excited!
Message: Posted by: Phatmeat (May 14, 2021 05:44PM)
Question: When you get the peek is the information by any chance reversed or no?
Message: Posted by: JavierFuenmayor (May 14, 2021 05:47PM)
Your peek information will not be reversed, it will be as clear as looking through a window ;D
Message: Posted by: Phatmeat (May 14, 2021 05:51PM)
Perfect! Thanks for the prompt response, Javier!
Message: Posted by: JavierFuenmayor (May 14, 2021 05:52PM)
My pleasure! :D
Message: Posted by: takeachance (May 14, 2021 07:18PM)
Looking forward to Craig Petty's review on this as well as UnbiasedMagicReviews. They tend to be honest solid reviews
Message: Posted by: no2ss (May 14, 2021 07:47PM)
This looks impressive... Is the peek similar to the Lookout wallet peek?
Message: Posted by: Dominic Reyes (May 15, 2021 02:42AM)
One of these landed at the magic shop yesterday for the team to have a look at. Iíve swiped it, and itís now MINE!

Hats off to Javier, heís put together an exceptionally well designed and constructed wallet. Itís very hard to justify promoting the older style leather jacket wallets anymore.

What stands out in the market with this is the tuition included. MoM stocks a whole section of wallets but the usual instructions are a few sheets of paper, or a quick video walk through the product.. not so here.. TIME and care has been taken to really TEACH.

MoM have this on the site now shipping from the UK here:
https://magicshop.co.uk/products/nexus-wallet

Itís expected to release worldwide on May 24th

Hope this helps you
Dominic Reyes
Message: Posted by: danHumphrey (May 15, 2021 05:52AM)
I'm curious to know how it compares to the Shadow Wallet (pros and cons of each)... I own neither yet, but I do have a Shadow Wallet on the way to me after pulling the plug when the brown leather version was released... it sounds great from the reviews, but hoping I don't get wallet envy.

I recall Craig Petty raving about the SW when it was released so I'm keen to see his review of this.
Message: Posted by: Melies (May 15, 2021 08:50AM)
I'm thrilled that Javier Fuenmayor has at last produced a NON-leather wallet, one that magicians who object to animal exploitation can incorporate into their/our acts. This is the product I've been waiting for literally for years. It's going into my shopping cart today!
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (May 15, 2021 09:26AM)
If itís not made from leather, what material is it made from?

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Message: Posted by: cardbiker (May 15, 2021 10:29AM)
Is it an easy load ?
Message: Posted by: JavierFuenmayor (May 15, 2021 10:31AM)
Nexus is made from animal free leather. We primarily chose this material because it was both lightweight and durable. After testing different materials, we found the properties of the wallet worked significantly better and smoother. It was a no-brainer choice 😁
Message: Posted by: rowland (May 15, 2021 10:58AM)
The only thing I donít like is having a zip on a wallet that goes in a back pocket
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (May 15, 2021 11:10AM)
[quote]On May 15, 2021, JavierFuenmayor wrote:
Nexus is made from animal free leather. We primarily chose this material because it was both lightweight and durable. After testing different materials, we found the properties of the wallet worked significantly better and smoother. It was a no-brainer choice 😁 [/quote]

By Ďanimal free leatherí do you mean polyvinyl chloride or polyurethane?

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Message: Posted by: JackMagic (May 15, 2021 11:39AM)
[quote]On May 15, 2021, Stunninger wrote:
[quote]On May 15, 2021, JavierFuenmayor wrote:
Nexus is made from animal free leather. We primarily chose this material because it was both lightweight and durable. After testing different materials, we found the properties of the wallet worked significantly better and smoother. It was a no-brainer choice 😁 [/quote]

By Ďanimal free leatherí do you mean polyvinyl chloride or polyurethane?

. [/quote]

In other words Cheaper to make
And more Profit $$$

I will wait for some proper reviews instead of the usual mates review who got the product for Free !
Message: Posted by: leesiutak (May 15, 2021 12:15PM)
I do have few questions about the wallet:

Firstly, can the zipper section function as a normal wallet which hold coins? Because I carry my split focus with me always in my wallet, I do want a proper place for coins and other small items.
Secondly, how easy is the ďchangingĒ trick? Does it require pxxming and is the eagles friendly enough?
Lastly, any planning on releasing other versions of the wallet made by genuine leather or carbon fibre? (I am addicted to wallets, and I think my shadow is cool.)

Also shout out to Nique Tanís reviews on YouTube, truly giving us an all round view to this wallet, highly recommend every magician and mentalist to subscribe him.
https://youtu.be/OA84UKV8Cp4
Message: Posted by: The Unmasked Magician (May 15, 2021 01:08PM)
Iím not sure if eagles are friendly at all. Interesting question, though.
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (May 15, 2021 02:31PM)
[quote]On May 15, 2021, leesiutak wrote:
I do have few questions about the wallet:

Firstly, can the zipper section function as a normal wallet which hold coins? Because I carry my split focus with me always in my wallet, I do want a proper place for coins and other small items.
Secondly, how easy is the ďchangingĒ trick? Does it require pxxming and is the eagles friendly enough?
Lastly, any planning on releasing other versions of the wallet made by genuine leather or carbon fibre? (I am addicted to wallets, and I think my shadow is cool.)

Also shout out to Nique Tanís reviews on YouTube, truly giving us an all round view to this wallet, highly recommend every magician and mentalist to subscribe him.
https://youtu.be/OA84UKV8Cp4 [/quote]

I don't see why the zippered compartment could not be used to hold coins.
Michael
Message: Posted by: JavierFuenmayor (May 15, 2021 03:39PM)
Leesiutak, I'll be posting a quick video on the Nexus User Group on Facebook to show you how you can carry your Split Focus, coins, and other small objects in the zipper compartment and have it function as a normal wallet.

By the "changing" trick I believe you're referring to the ID change. The change itself with a few minutes of practice will feel natural. Even though it could be considered pxxming, it's not what you think and it's way easier than regular pxxming. With the wallet you'll also receive a new gimmick that will pretty much do ALL the work for you. :D Eagles are great for the ID change, 180 degrees. More if we keep the change close to our bodies.

I totally get you I'm obsessed with wallets too! As of right now we don't have any other materials planned, but anythings possible. :D
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (May 15, 2021 03:59PM)
I was thinking about buying this because I like the way the Peek appears to work. But I initially thought (incorrectly it turns out) that the wallet was made of leather. Sorry, but not interested in a wallet that costs $110 and is made from plastic.

When I bought a Mastetmind wallet, I knew it was plastic and it only cost around $30. But spending over $100 on a plastic wallet... no thanks.

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Message: Posted by: BeatStradivari (May 15, 2021 04:40PM)
[quote]On May 15, 2021, Stunninger wrote:
I was thinking about buying this because I like the way the Peek appears to work. But I initially thought (incorrectly it turns out) that the wallet was made of leather. Sorry, but not interested in a wallet that costs $110 and is made from plastic.

When I bought a Mastermind wallet, I knew it was plastic and it only cost around $30. But spending over $100 on a plastic wallet... no thanks.

. [/quote]

It looks as if your purchase will only be based on the material the wallet is made of. What if you're not paying 110$ for just a non-leather wallet, but a very versatile tool? In other words, what if the wallet is so cool that the material turns out to be irrelevant?
Message: Posted by: videoman (May 15, 2021 04:47PM)
[quote]On May 15, 2021, Stunninger wrote:
I was thinking about buying this because I like the way the Peek appears to work. But I initially thought (incorrectly it turns out) that the wallet was made of leather. Sorry, but not interested in a wallet that costs $110 and is made from plastic.

When I bought a Mastetmind wallet, I knew it was plastic and it only cost around $30. But spending over $100 on a plastic wallet... no thanks.

. [/quote]


Iím okay with it not being genuine leather, but I certainly donít want it to look or feel like plastic or vinyl. Is it a vegan leather?
Carbon fiber has become very popular. Why not use that?

Have you handled it Stunniger?
If not, it might be unfair to call it plastic. Even if it technically may be, as long as it doesnít look like it and is durable.
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (May 15, 2021 05:23PM)
What is referred to as ďAnimal friendly leatherĒ is often made from polyurethane or polyvinyl chloride, which are plastics.

I donít have to handle it to know I donít want to spend $110 on a plastic wallet.

If itís made of ďvegan leatherĒ or ďfaux leatherĒ or ďanimal friendly leatherĒ that means it is likely made from polyurethane or polyvinyl chloride, which are plastics, then itís fair to call it what it is.

Of course if this wallet is made from something other than polyurethane or polyvinyl chloride, Iím happy to be factually corrected by the creator telling us exactly what materials the wallet is made of.

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Message: Posted by: Stunninger (May 15, 2021 05:43PM)
My main concern is durability. In my experience, wallets or business card cases made of real leather can last many years, even when used daily. Itís also been my experience that wallets or business card cases made of plastic, and used daily, donít hold up nearly as well.

The one peek wallet I return to time and time again is my trusty JOL Jaks. Made of real leather. Simple. Very deceptive (if you use the Bob Cassidy handling) and looks almost as good as the day I bought it.

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Message: Posted by: Robert Sixx (May 16, 2021 09:11AM)
[quote]On May 15, 2021, Stunninger wrote:
I was thinking about buying this because I like the way the Peek appears to work. But I initially thought (incorrectly it turns out) that the wallet was made of leather. Sorry, but not interested in a wallet that costs $110 and is made from plastic.

When I bought a Mastetmind wallet, I knew it was plastic and it only cost around $30. But spending over $100 on a plastic wallet... no thanks.

. [/quote]

I agree 100%

Robert
Message: Posted by: simplymagicweb (May 16, 2021 09:26AM)
Vegan friendly ticks the vegan box...

Plastic however doesn't tick the Eco Friendly box does it?

It would be nice to see the fuller performance for the CTW to appreciate the loading sequence and any practical limitations with angles etc. Although its lovely seeing the end result (plus the essential OMG faces).... it's the bit before that's important for me!
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 16, 2021 09:37AM)
I'm really interested in this but worried about it's durability versus leather. The whole vegan leather thing is problematic - more ethical perhaps but much more damaging to the environment and because it's not as durable as leather, anything made from it is going to not last as long and need replacing which means using more vegan leather which means more damage to the environment.

It's got everything I'm looking for in a wallet but vegan leather at that price point seems a stretch to me.

I'm open to being convinced otherwise.
Message: Posted by: Swann101 (May 16, 2021 09:43AM)
Please make a leather option available!
Message: Posted by: RNK (May 16, 2021 09:57AM)
[quote]On May 16, 2021, Robert Sixx wrote:
[quote]On May 15, 2021, Stunninger wrote:
I was thinking about buying this because I like the way the Peek appears to work. But I initially thought (incorrectly it turns out) that the wallet was made of leather. Sorry, but not interested in a wallet that costs $110 and is made from plastic.

When I bought a Mastetmind wallet, I knew it was plastic and it only cost around $30. But spending over $100 on a plastic wallet... no thanks.

. [/quote]

I agree 100%

Robert [/quote]


Also agree. If not made.from leather it definitely won't last as long. $110 for a non-leather wallet is to much IMO. Don't care what functions it has and can do.
Message: Posted by: ed wood (May 16, 2021 11:24AM)
I wonder if Craig Petty's full quote was "This is the best wallet I have ever seen.....this week".
For people who don't like this one, not to worry, there'll be another one along next week :)
Message: Posted by: EZrhythm (May 16, 2021 11:26AM)
The hard knocks of releasing a product and entertaining the remarks on The Cafť. LOL

ANOTHER WALLET! I have so many wallets collected I could rubber band them all together and use them for a Toss Out Wallets effect!
Was this release timed for when there was enough of a break in between the last wallet release? :-) If it was- Well done!
First off the trailer is well made, grabs attention and keeps it without any annoying checks on the list of annoying magic trailer subjects. For a $110 product with hopes of selling many, I am not surprised. Excellent close-up views of the wallet and some of it's features. The wallet does look good to me even with a protruding zipper. We don't get to see a full performance with Joseph B. but that may have increase the price above the lofty $110. I will jump right on the "Vegan" topic. In one word- It's passe. No one is saving any animals by making wallets out of faux materials unless one would be actually raising such animals themselves to contribute towards the production. I am curious to see and feel the material and would consider buying one or even two (Because more is better.) if the material still presented quality and enjoyment to carry and work with. Seeing that this is being promoted as an everyday carry item which would replace one's usual everyday carry piece, I certainly understand the call outs on the sans leather. Javier mentioned; [Wreck-less paraphrasing] What if the wallet had so many fantastic features that overshadowed the material that it is made from? The concensus here is that for $110 and meant to be an every day carry- Leather is king! And possibly carbon fiber too. Even king over features. It will be interesting to see once people have it in their hands if will they push aside the desire for the common grade build.

I am also curious to know if the clip can be used for "Out to Lunch" routines.

SURVEY SAYS! -I will wait and figure out how I will be able to hold one to weigh features over construction.



*After watching Nique Tan's review which I highly recommend- GREAT REVIEW, Nique! I see that the "clip" that comes with the wallet is used for "Out to Lunch" effects. I have to hand it to Javier- This product is appearing more appealing by the minute. I still plan to wait until I can actually get my hands on one to give it a good once-over.
Message: Posted by: videoman (May 16, 2021 12:23PM)
I generally donít care for these ďJack of all tradesĒ wallets because typically they are ďmaster of noneĒ as the saying goes.
Trying to do everything with one tool usually forces every aspect to be less than optimal.
Weíll see if this is one of the rare exceptions.

AFA as vegan leather...when did Murphyís become so interested in animal rights? And where is this large contingency of magicians supposedly clamoring for vegan products that Murphyís claims they are ďlistening toĒ?
Hate to sound cynical but IMO the material used was a business decision to increase profits and then reasons to justify that decision were created after the fact.

I would have preferred to have a choice between carbon fiber and genuine leather as was the case with the recent Shadow wallet.
For the price point it seems like using genuine leather could have still produced a healthy profit.

But there are 3 certainties in life...death, taxes, and that there will be a new ďbest magic wallet everĒ next month.
Message: Posted by: JackMagic (May 16, 2021 12:38PM)
[quote]On May 15, 2021, videoman wrote:
[quote]On May 15, 2021, Stunninger wrote:
I was thinking about buying this because I like the way the Peek appears to work. But I initially thought (incorrectly it turns out) that the wallet was made of leather. Sorry, but not interested in a wallet that costs $110 and is made from plastic.

When I bought a Mastetmind wallet, I knew it was plastic and it only cost around $30. But spending over $100 on a plastic wallet... no thanks.

. [/quote]


Iím okay with it not being genuine leather, but I certainly donít want it to look or feel like plastic or vinyl. Is it a vegan leather?
Carbon fiber has become very popular. Why not use that?

Have you handled it Stunniger?
If not, it might be unfair to call it plastic. Even if it technically may be, as long as it doesnít look like it and is durable. [/quote]

Best wallets are made of leather as it has been proven that will outlast plastic (vegan wallet) any day
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 16, 2021 12:46PM)
The difference between this wallet and previous "JAck of all Trades" wallets is that this looks like a wallet someone would carry. I know for some that isn't an issue and I've loved wallets such as the Bendix Bombshell in the past but these days I like wallets that looks modern and "normal". This ticks the box on both those fronts.

I'd be interested in the peek and load functions and I've seen enough in the demo to know roughly how both must work and I see no issue with either. I've always felt it a pity that peek wallets which could easily add another feature just don't.
Message: Posted by: videoman (May 16, 2021 01:06PM)
[quote]On May 16, 2021, JackMagic wrote:


Best wallets are made of leather as it has been proven that will outlast plastic (vegan wallet) any day [/quote]

Iím not an expert on wallet materials so Iím not disputing your claim.
But I think calling all vegan materials ďplasticĒ is a purposely disparaging term used to conjure up images of the cheap plastic holders that come with some packet tricks.

I am under the impression that carbon fiber is a vegan substitute which is also very durable and can challenge leather in how well it lasts. But I could be mistaken.

Not to mention that not all ďgenuine leatherĒ is created equal. Poor quality cheap leather can also wear out quickly. At least with vegan leather you know what youíre getting, but manufacturers never say they are using low quality leather, but simply that it is genuine.
Message: Posted by: Phatmeat (May 16, 2021 01:28PM)
Good points above.
Message: Posted by: ScarneAce (May 16, 2021 01:41PM)
Is there really a demand for vegan leather with magicians? Probably not. Let's face it, it's made in that material because it's cheaper to make. That's the only reason.

Don't worry guys, give it a few months and there will be a limited edition real leather version of the wallet out for $50 more.
Message: Posted by: EZrhythm (May 16, 2021 01:49PM)
[quote]On May 16, 2021, videoman wrote:

AFA as vegan leather...when did Murphyís become so interested in animal rights? And where is this large contingency of magicians supposedly clamoring for vegan products that Murphyís claims they are ďlistening toĒ?
Hate to sound cynical but IMO the material used was a business decision to increase profits and then reasons to justify that decision were created after the fact.

I would have preferred to have a choice between carbon fiber and genuine leather as was the case with the recent Shadow wallet.
For the price point it seems like using genuine leather could have still produced a healthy profit.

[/quote]
A healthy profit indeed especially since they are being made in China.
Message: Posted by: warren (May 16, 2021 02:50PM)
This looks really tempting but for one thing who would carry their money on the outside of a wallet via a money clip surely that defeates the purpose of having a wallet or can the bank notes /bills be inside the wallet as they should be ?
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 16, 2021 03:12PM)
I think as far as wallets go Videoman is 100% correct.
The best peek wallets only do peeks imo, I personally think Blink 2.0 is impossible to beat if you want modern design and a fantastic method.
Equally the best peek wallet thatís still small but holds banks notes in the proper manner and has a brilliant method is the Hi Jaks wallet by Gerard Kearney.
Both are leather and both are totally unbeatable imo if you want to peek using a wallet.
Thatís not to say there isnít a plethora of other good peek wallets out there as there is and I have them, but the two I mentioned are easily the best imho.
Best wishes Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: EZrhythm (May 16, 2021 03:43PM)
I disagree. About 7 years ago Andy Nicholls and Titanas put out the Undercover Wallet. Part of the ad copy said- "There are several possible loading methods - some involve palming and some do not. Playing cards can be either stolen out of the wallet or loaded into the wallet, and the loaded cards can be revealed in one of TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. One of the locations is a zippered compartment while the other one is in a separate "inner credit-card wallet." Perhaps best of all, the wallet can be used as a peek device for mentalists."

In my view this wallet remains as KING of multipurpose prop wallets. I bought two of them and glad I did as they are not being made anymore. My first one is still going strong as an everyday carry. I haven't even opened the second one.

https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S15089
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 16, 2021 03:51PM)
I should of been at bit clearer I was referring to peek wallets in general. The multipurpose wallets I find the peek tends to suffer, if that doesnít suffer then the card to wallet part does or it makes them over cumbersome etc.
I like one tool for one specific job when it comes to wallets and I find that specialising on that one aspect makes them better on the many many I have bought
Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (May 16, 2021 04:56PM)
Something I saw Javier post on the first page about the choice of material:

"After testing different materials, we found the properties of the wallet worked significantly better and smoother (w/ the vegan leather). It was a no-brainer choice."

It sounds like the wallet operates/does what it needs to do better with the vegan leather. Interesting.
Message: Posted by: Jack Straw (May 16, 2021 05:02PM)
Stop calling it vegan leather.

Ain't no such thing.

That's a contradiction in terms.

Call it sophisticated plastic instead.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 16, 2021 05:23PM)
ďIs Vegan leather just plasticĒ

Yes most vegan leather is just plastic. PVC is made in a process called polymerization, wherein molecules of vinyl chloride monomers combine. ... If manufacturers aren't using PVC, the alternative generally involves painting liquid polyurethane onto a fabric backing to give it a leather look and feel.

Itís absolute rubbish compared to leather, I have absolutely no problem at all with buying leather products or eating meat.
I would never Panda (pardon the pun) to the minority make them all in leather from the get go all day long from my standpoint Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (May 16, 2021 05:37PM)
[quote]On May 16, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
ďIs Vegan leather just plasticĒ

Yes most vegan leather is just plastic. PVC is made in a process called polymerization, wherein molecules of vinyl chloride monomers combine. ... If manufacturers aren't using PVC, the alternative generally involves painting liquid polyurethane onto a fabric backing to give it a leather look and feel.
[/quote]
Here's the full article Gaz is quoting. It's worth a read. It would appear there are serious ethical/environmental issues involved in the production of much "vegan leather". Nothing is ever straightforward.

https://makechange.aspiration.com/articles/what-is-vegan-leather/
Message: Posted by: simplymagicweb (May 17, 2021 01:23AM)
Yeah I agree that the best peek wallets just do a peek.... Blink 2 is very good for sure, but I think the Shadow Wallet is awesome! It can be placed on the specs hand with minimal fear of exposing the method, is slim and can be used as an everyday wallet too. It comes in two options - leather or carbon fibre so you can choose!

Iím sure the Nexus Wallet will probably offer a leather option in the future too so customers have the choice.
Message: Posted by: JackMagic (May 17, 2021 03:46AM)
[quote]On May 16, 2021, Martin Pulman wrote:
[quote]On May 16, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
ďIs Vegan leather just plasticĒ

Yes most vegan leather is just plastic. PVC is made in a process called polymerization, wherein molecules of vinyl chloride monomers combine. ... If manufacturers aren't using PVC, the alternative generally involves painting liquid polyurethane onto a fabric backing to give it a leather look and feel.
[/quote]
Here's the full article Gaz is quoting. It's worth a read. It would appear there are serious ethical/environmental issues involved in the production of much "vegan leather". Nothing is ever straightforward.

https://makechange.aspiration.com/articles/what-is-vegan-leather/ [/quote]


Do you think your audience cares if you pull out a leather wallet

Or

A Vegan Wallet?
Message: Posted by: Markymark (May 17, 2021 04:05AM)
I think some do.But I care!
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 17, 2021 05:46AM)
If your wallet being leather or vegan leather is a subject your audience dwells on for any length of time then I think you're doing it wrong.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 17, 2021 06:34AM)
[quote]On May 16, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
ďIs Vegan leather just plasticĒ

Yes most vegan leather is just plastic. PVC is made in a process called polymerization, wherein molecules of vinyl chloride monomers combine. ... If manufacturers aren't using PVC, the alternative generally involves painting liquid polyurethane onto a fabric backing to give it a leather look and feel.

Itís absolute rubbish compared to leather, I have absolutely no problem at all with buying leather products or eating meat.
I would never Panda (pardon the pun) to the minority make them all in leather from the get go all day long from my standpoint Gaz 😊 [/quote]

Hi, Gaz when it comes to a peek wallet Is the Shadow wallet or the Nexus best for peek and outs, or the Viper I know you love wallets What's your order for doing these 2 things the best. Many thanks for any help :question:
Message: Posted by: EZrhythm (May 17, 2021 09:14AM)
[quote]On May 17, 2021, JackMagic wrote:

Do you think your audience cares if you pull out a leather wallet

Or

A Vegan Wallet? [/quote]

That isn't in any of the points made as "vegan" being an undesirable material.
Message: Posted by: psylocke (May 17, 2021 09:59AM)
[quote]On May 16, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
ďIs Vegan leather just plasticĒ

Yes most vegan leather is just plastic. PVC is made in a process called polymerization, wherein molecules of vinyl chloride monomers combine. ... If manufacturers aren't using PVC, the alternative generally involves painting liquid polyurethane onto a fabric backing to give it a leather look and feel.

Itís absolute rubbish compared to leather, I have absolutely no problem at all with buying leather products or eating meat.
I would never Panda (pardon the pun) to the minority make them all in leather from the get go all day long from my standpoint Gaz 😊 [/quote]


I hope they will stop calling it "vegan leather" and start calling it for what it REALLY is! Is this a genuine cruelty-free manufacturing choice or just a choice to save money using a cheaper material?
I would prefer a choice of leather or vegan as for the Shadow wallet.

.
Message: Posted by: sujetom (May 17, 2021 10:04AM)
Is very difficult to decide a wallet when they is always one new coming out; luckly, the prices are so high that for the non-proffesional as me, is a real no-brainer/no-money hahahaha.

This wallet looks really cool, a new modern tool; so let's be honest; the wallet hype is not going to stop here, the new minimal wallet is coming in weeks (and probably with an add that says that the new minimal design is no like tho other old looking wallet).

Probably the durability of the materials is not a real concern, as you won't use this wallet more that some months and then return to your favourite (Jaks, SUC or such); so is cool to experiment if you have the cash with this new ideas, and then continue with your life.

How many wallets really pass the exam of time?

This is a hype type of market, Alias is out, you want it, don't buy it and then realice you saved 100Ä; then the Nexus or the viper, the blink, the ...

so hard to finally make a choice, is this REALLY the last wallet I'd buy?
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (May 17, 2021 11:19AM)
[quote]On May 17, 2021, JackMagic wrote:

Do you think your audience cares if you pull out a leather wallet

Or

A Vegan Wallet? [/quote]
Probably not but I care about buying a wallet that will last me more that a few months... This one looks interesting and I'd probably consider a carbon fiber version unless someone can certify the current material is durable...
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 17, 2021 02:05PM)
[quote]On May 17, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
[quote]On May 16, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
ďIs Vegan leather just plasticĒ

Yes most vegan leather is just plastic. PVC is made in a process called polymerization, wherein molecules of vinyl chloride monomers combine. ... If manufacturers aren't using PVC, the alternative generally involves painting liquid polyurethane onto a fabric backing to give it a leather look and feel.

Itís absolute rubbish compared to leather, I have absolutely no problem at all with buying leather products or eating meat.
I would never Panda (pardon the pun) to the minority make them all in leather from the get go all day long from my standpoint Gaz 😊 [/quote]

Hi, Gaz when it comes to a peek wallet Is the Shadow wallet or the Nexus best for peek and outs, or the Viper I know you love wallets What's your order for doing these 2 things the best. Many thanks for any help :question: [/quote]

Viper is just for peeks not outs but the Shadow wallet can do both. I havenít the Nexus wallet but I think the peek may work similar to the Viper.
My favourite peek wallets are Blink 2.0, the Jaks wallet and my adapted Mastermind wallet. My favourite non wallet peeks using index or business cards are Insider and Underlooked.
Using playing cards my favourite peek uses Eddieís Raymond's peek deck.
Best wishes Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: JavierFuenmayor (May 17, 2021 04:22PM)
I see there's a lot of talk about the material of the wallet, so let me address that real quick. We tried different materials, including genuine leather. From all the prototypes we tested, I chose the one that made the magic features of the wallet function best and still looked and felt like the wallet I wanted to carry. If I'm being 100% honest, whether it was genuine leather or not, wasn't a priority for me. I was always more interested in how it felt and handled during performance and daily life. It just so happens the material that worked best was synthetic leather. I've been using my Nexus wallet for about a year now and it still looks and functions exactly like it did on day one. I know that for some of you synthetic leather is a deal-breaker, but The team at Murphy's gave me the opportunity to put out the wallet that I wanted for myself, and that's exactly what I did. At this point there is zero intention of releasing a genuine leather version but I'm sure there are dozens of options out there for you. Love it or not, from the bottom of my heart thank you for all your interest in my wallet, it's been a long dream to finally get something I passionately believe in out there for the magic community.
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (May 17, 2021 04:49PM)
The reality is most people who buy wallets are actually addicted to buying wallets and are not really investing for the long term -they'll be jumping to the next flavour of the month wallet when it comes along in a few months. So the material isn't a deal breaker.

I tend to agree with Gaz. The best wallets are single function. I would say though that, in my opinion, the best, most convincing p**k will never be with a wallet, of any description.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 17, 2021 05:09PM)
I agree Martin and they arenít center tears either. However I am far more likely to have a wallet on me than a stack of elastic banded indexed cards if in a everyday situation if I am being truly honest.
Unless of course I am performing and as I am a magician having certain things on me goes with the territory imho Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: jamo425 (May 17, 2021 09:08PM)
I could honestly care less about the material. As long as its not going to fall apart on me, I don't really care.

Personally what I care about in a magic wallet is a cross between the features and how it looks. If something is going to be an every day carry for me, especially a wallet, I have to be happy with how it looks and be sure it fits my style/taste. Then I also want to be able to perform my favorite effects involving a wallet.

For me that is mainly card to wallet and a peek feature. Although I'm not big on mentalism so at the bare minimum a good card to wallet feature is a must for me (which is my current every day wallet, just a ctw). But a peek is a great and strong feature as well. Especially if you have nothing else on you. Otherwise if I actually plan to perform, like gaz said I'll already have other things on me so there's a million things I can do outside of a wallet peek lol.

I've gone through some trail and error and racked up a few wallets. Think I have 5 all together. I thought I wanted a "jack of all trades" wallet at one point until I realized that I'm not taking advantage of all these other features on a regular basis so why have them there?

That being said, for me this ticks the boxes of what I want in a wallet. Looks nice, modern and compact. I personally prefer ctw features where the card/item comes from a zippered compartment than anywhere else, peek seems good, and the ID effects are just icing on the cake. So I'll be picking it up. Just from first glances I think this is a great product that fits my needs.

But it just comes down to what YOU personally value in a wallet. We all have different preferences, tastes and performance needs. For some it seems being leather is important. To each his own.
Message: Posted by: Bambu (May 17, 2021 10:19PM)
Can you get the peek straight forward like with the Blink or Alias wallet or do you have to go back to the wallet to get the peek?
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 18, 2021 02:19AM)
So Shadow wallet, Nexus, Alias, Viper, Blink 1.0, Blink 2.0, what is the best for peek? by now someone should know what peek is the easiest to use most deceptive. And, why when these wallets are made, do the inventors and magicians of these products chose to put poor filters in them, they always cut corners and make excuses saying don't use the filter it works without it. If I was making one of these I would make sure it had the best filter out there, plus not to rush it to market and I would personally pay more for the product to have the best rather than another it could have, should have, would have wallet.

What is the king of them all? Does anyone really know? Why not we all have the top 5 and vote the very best ever peak wallet? :spinningcoin:
Message: Posted by: simplymagicweb (May 18, 2021 03:11AM)
I like the Shadow Wallet for the following reasons

1 - I use it as my everyday wallet
2 - Simple and effective peek method
3 - Excellent quality and value for money
4 - Can be placed on specs hand with no worries about method being exposed
5 - Choice of materials, leather or carbon fibre

Nexus does look nice too, but I'm happy with the SW!
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 18, 2021 05:10AM)
It's pointless debating what peek is the best because different methods suit different people and besides it's not relevant to this thread. Start a new one with a poll elsewhere if you want.

As can be seen in the trailer you can ALSO peek as you place the Nexus wallet into their hand. So is that a point for Nexus too? See how messy it can get? Does Nexus get an extra point because you can also load a card into a zippered compartment or do you deduct a point because it's IMPURE???
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 18, 2021 05:11AM)
[quote]On May 17, 2021, JavierFuenmayor wrote:
I see there's a lot of talk about the material of the wallet, so let me address that real quick. We tried different materials, including genuine leather. From all the prototypes we tested, I chose the one that made the magic features of the wallet function best and still looked and felt like the wallet I wanted to carry. If I'm being 100% honest, whether it was genuine leather or not, wasn't a priority for me. I was always more interested in how it felt and handled during performance and daily life. It just so happens the material that worked best was synthetic leather. I've been using my Nexus wallet for about a year now and it still looks and functions exactly like it did on day one. I know that for some of you synthetic leather is a deal-breaker, but The team at Murphy's gave me the opportunity to put out the wallet that I wanted for myself, and that's exactly what I did. At this point there is zero intention of releasing a genuine leather version but I'm sure there are dozens of options out there for you. Love it or not, from the bottom of my heart thank you for all your interest in my wallet, it's been a long dream to finally get something I passionately believe in out there for the magic community. [/quote]

Thanks for your feedback Javier. My main issue is the wallet's longevity because it's very likely I'd use this as an everyday carry. What I don't want is it falling apart after a year or the moving bits decaying rapidly.

It DOES look great by the way, well done!
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 18, 2021 09:14AM)
The Nexus wallet is best for using in a professional environment like weddings so on for me the shadow wallet is best used for a walk about more casual use as for leather all that matters s if it will last as long as leather does but nobody will know this until its been used for 2 or 3 years price is expensive too should have been $90 0r £80 tops :spinningcoin:
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 18, 2021 09:23AM)
That's an interesting take but I'd like to understand why one is better than the other for weddings and professional environments?

A good wedding magician will make the price of the wallet back in a fraction of one gig so that shouldn't be a factor. If it's being used professionally only then it should last longer than if it was an everyday carry so that shouldn't be an issue. And to a spectator I don't think they'd find much difference between the wallets as they are both minimally designed, save the Nexus having a zippered compartment.

If I had to choose between carrying a peek wallet or a loading wallet I'd likely choose the latter and a stack of blank cards for peeking with. To have one wallet do both is very appealing.
Message: Posted by: sujetom (May 18, 2021 10:06AM)
Going back to the Nexus wallet, and those concerns about the material; Razor Wallet is made of vegan leather it has lasted me almost a year of everyday use, if that can hold up, I don't know why the nexus wouldn't. Right?
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 18, 2021 10:09AM)
Thanks sujetom, that's reassuring in one sense HOWEVER it's notable that it's successor, the Shadow Wallet, is available in leather or carbon fibre. Why not stick to the vegan leather if it was fine with the previous wallet?
Message: Posted by: sujetom (May 18, 2021 10:19AM)
[quote]On May 18, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Thanks sujetom, that's reassuring in one sense HOWEVER it's notable that it's successor, the Shadow Wallet, is available in leather or carbon fibre. Why not stick to the vegan leather if it was fine with the previous wallet? [/quote]

Maybe the decission came from the need of suit everybody's preferences, also I think they have had problems with rip-offs of the wallet, so maybe it was a move to protect the product and avoid the fake copies.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 18, 2021 11:32AM)
What differences does this hold over the Viper apart from style and the material itís made from? I will look at it more closely but one of the Vipers peeks looks the same as the single peek available with this product , plus the Viper has a zippered SUC peek as well.
You can also peek a folded billet in a Viper and get 2 words simultaneously and load a card as well. I still prefer Blink 2.0 for an out and out peek though and the Hi Jaks for a proper EDC that takes notes and has a peek that is superb and can be placed in the spectators hands with literally zero fear Gaz 😊 ps wallets aside insider and underlooked are my favourite non wallet peeks 😊
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 18, 2021 12:27PM)
The difference from the Viper seems obvious to me if you watch the trailers for both wallets. I donít believe the viper allows for a traditional card to wallet effect?
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 18, 2021 12:40PM)
Ok and thanks David I will watch it thoroughly, yes the Viper doesnít offer a card to wallet in the traditional sense but it does come out of the zippered compartment and is quite a clever load either done via a p.l. or as a non p.l. to wallet load straight off the top of the deck.
It also works well with a card to impossible location with a me.c.ry fo.d. Anyway best I watch the trailer for this product and I hope itís a full unedited one, best wishes Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 18, 2021 12:53PM)
I canít recall how edited it is but you certainly see the peek in action. If you know anything about wallets (as you must do being s as junkie like myself) then youíll understand how it works.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 18, 2021 05:40PM)
Yes David after watching it fully I get the peek method and I do like that it locks but I do not think that if itís solely a peek wallet someone is after this is the wallet for them for a few reasons.
Firstly the peek it seems you have to get it so quick and if you miss it in that split second you are doomed (unless you want to reopen it).
Itís a multi tool because even the creator says he has combined his favourite methods for an overall Swiss Army knife of a wallet (in so many words).
Imo thatís not needed, get the best tool for the best job and use it at the right time.
This wallet may suit those who want to buy just one wallet and be cost efficient to do various things.
I am the complete opposite I can afford the best of the best in every genre I like and I think anyone would do the same if they could.
I donít believe the creator genuinely believes that he has really combined the best of the best assets here, I believe he thinks he has created something that will do a lot of things well but not a lot of things exceptionally well.
Best wishes Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 19, 2021 02:11AM)
I don't think anyone spending £100 on a wallet is that worried about being cost-efficient but we can agree to disagree.

I like the peek, I like the load. Bear in mind you're seeing an optimal performance but there will be other ways to get the peek as Nique Tan mentions in his video review. Think about taking a blank card for yourself to write on as you do the business. Plenty of time to get what you need to get. Like all of the wallets there is a certain need for brevity anyway - with the Shadow Wallet if you use the in the hands variation then the timing would be exactly the same.

I love the FPS - it's the best load version of card to wallet I've seen that looks like a wallet people would actually carry. I like the Shadow Wallet but also have the Rebel Peek, the Blink and Larry Wallets among others. What I like about the FPS and the Shadow Wallet is that they're both somewhat minimalist. This combines the best of both worlds for me. I'm *nearly* there on getting it.

For me it's about carrying one tool that does the two things I really want to do rather than having two wallets in use.
Message: Posted by: BeatStradivari (May 19, 2021 06:43AM)
The Wizard Magic Review maestros have just uploaded their review for The Nexus Wallet.
Check it out:

https://youtu.be/NyCeVY3-mHU?t=964

Cheers!
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 19, 2021 07:07AM)
I'd be interested to hear more about what Craig says on using two wallets because as far as I am concerned to a layperson both wallets look pretty similar. Both peeks involve pretty much the same action from a layperson's point of view albeit they are technically different from a magician's standpoint. That doesn't matter though - it's how things look to a layperson. So to use two instead of just becoming more proficient with the peek that Nexus provides seems an odd choice.

I have the Shadow and I have the FPS Wallet and if I was to use two wallets for different functions then that's the route I'd go down. I think this wallet has to stand on being multi-function rather than just using part of it.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 19, 2021 07:25AM)
Different functions he said like one for a walkabout and the other more formal weddings so on that's what Craig said when I asked him very helpful as I was unsure what to buy :dice:
Message: Posted by: smikey12000 (May 19, 2021 12:54PM)
I may have to await folks having the wallet in their hands
But I hope to find out how easy the card to wallet load is
and wether it handles just as easily with the envelope
as I just love card to envelope in wallet

If it handles well with an easy load with the envelope
I'm in
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 19, 2021 12:58PM)
I don't know about the envelope load but Nique Tan does the load under the table by way of demonstration without giving away the gaff and it seemed quick and smooth to me. I don't see why adding an envelope would be any different.
Message: Posted by: sujetom (May 19, 2021 01:52PM)
[quote]On May 19, 2021, Craig Petty wrote:
Just filmed the review show special on this wallet. Itís a full on deep dive into the product.

I interview Javier. Then I perform a couple of routines and additional ideas, talk about the features and benefits and give it a review.

I then compare it to The Shadow Wallet and The FPS Wallet.

I leave no stone unturned. It will go live Sunday at 9pm BST.

Should answer everyoneís questions.

Craig. [/quote]


Wow, looking forward that review; I have just bought the Shadow Wallet, I hope I didn't make a mistake (I also have the FPS, I like it)
Message: Posted by: EZrhythm (May 19, 2021 04:09PM)
[quote]On May 19, 2021, BeatStradivari wrote:
The Wizard Magic Review maestros have just uploaded their review for The Nexus Wallet.
Check it out:

https://youtu.be/NyCeVY3-mHU?t=964

Cheers! [/quote]

This link takes you right to the wallet review. No scanning required!
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (May 19, 2021 08:13PM)
Wow, congrats to Javier!

[quote]On May 19, 2021, BeatStradivari wrote:
The Wizard Magic Review maestros have just uploaded their review for The Nexus Wallet.
Check it out:

https://youtu.be/NyCeVY3-mHU?t=964
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (May 19, 2021 10:41PM)
[quote]On May 18, 2021, JavierFuenmayor wrote:
I see there's a lot of talk about the material of the wallet, so let me address that real quick ... It just so happens the material that worked best was [b]synthetic leather[/b]. [/quote]
I was curious what exactly synthetic leather is. Here's the description from [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_leather]Wikipedia[/url]:

[b]Artificial leather[/b]: [i]Artificial leather, also called synthetic leather, is a material intended to substitute for leather in upholstery, clothing, footwear, and other uses where a leather-like finish is desired but the actual material is cost-prohibitive or unsuitable. Artificial leather is known under many names, including "leatherette", "imitation leather", "faux leather", "vegan leather", "PU leather" and "pleather".[/i]

As for synthetic leather being "vegan friendly" and "animal free", the best part is what Wikipedia has under the heading "Environmental impact", which speaks for itself:

[b]Environmental impact[/b]: [i]The production of the PVC used in the production of many artificial leathers requires a plasticizer called a phthalate to make it flexible and soft. PVC requires petroleum and large amounts of energy thus making it reliant on fossil fuels. During the production process carcinogenic byproducts, dioxins, are produced which are toxic to humans and animals. Dioxins remain in the environment long after PVC is manufactured. When PVC ends up in a landfill it does not decompose like genuine leather and can release dangerous chemicals into the water and soil. Polyurethane is currently more popular for use than PVC.[/i]

Clearly labelling something "vegan friendly" is just pure marketing to get animal-loving vegans on board, when in reality it's not something they should be excited about at all. :)

But for me these are non-issues, and I'm just interested in quality and performance. Back to our regular programming, with discussion about how the wallet stands up, and what it can do! Sounds very promising.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 20, 2021 02:02AM)
Yes I agree about Vegan leather itís just a marketing tool.
Itís far worse for the environment, leather all day for me, it looks better, it smells better it lasts longer and itís part of the circle of life.
Say you are using it as a cheaper option then make it cheaper but donít throw the animal debate down everyoneís throats.
Well you can throw it down mine any day as I would never be a vegan, in fact Iím starving right now and I could eat a horse Gaz 😊 ps ď how can you tell someoneís a Vegan?Ē Answer ďbecause they continually tell you about itĒ 😂😂
Message: Posted by: AutarchicFlux (May 20, 2021 06:25AM)
I believe the punchline is "don't worry, they'll let you know." 😁
Message: Posted by: Dutchie (May 20, 2021 06:38AM)
[quote]On May 20, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Itís far worse for the environment [/quote]

No, it's 1/3 better for the environment.

citation: https://www.kering.com/en/sustainability/environmental-profit-loss/

That being said, it's much cheaper and that is clearly why they've gone for it. But, to state point blank it's worse for the environment is both ignorant and wrong.
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (May 20, 2021 08:15AM)
To be fair, "$110 for a wallet made of animal-free leather" sounds a lot more acceptable than "$110 for a plastic wallet".
Message: Posted by: ed wood (May 20, 2021 08:29AM)
[quote]On May 20, 2021, Dutchie wrote:
[quote]On May 20, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Itís far worse for the environment [/quote]

No, it's 1/3 better for the environment.

citation: https://www.kering.com/en/sustainability/environmental-profit-loss/

That being said, it's much cheaper and that is clearly why they've gone for it. But, to state point blank it's worse for the environment is both ignorant and wrong. [/quote]

I'm afraid you can't just cite the claims made by the manufacturer of this product as factually correct.

Here's a quote from the foreword of The Psychology of the Psychic which I've always felt you can refer to any dodgy scientific claim:
"Extraordinary claims in science are usually established by extraordinarily careful experiments designed to eliminate the unconscious biasing of data by strong hopes and beliefs - experiments that can be repeated over and over again by open minded researchers who have no intense interest in the outcome".

Clearly the manufacturers of this product have an intense interest in the outcome and consciously or unconsciously will find a scientific bias that will support their claims. Sadly most of the "scientific research" on this subject that can be found on the internet starts with a bias, funded by PETA etc, therefore to take any of this as fact would be "both ignorant and wrong".
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 20, 2021 06:31PM)
In some respects its a bit like the Alias wallet but far better by the turning motion which makes the peek clearer and without mirror imagining.
I am totally amazed Colin didnít see how much better the same idea if reversed can be?
Best wishes Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: warren (May 21, 2021 02:01AM)
Does anyone have this wallet yet and if so can you tell me if its possible to keep bank notes inside the zippered compartment or would that prevent any of the functions of the wallet?
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 21, 2021 02:10AM)
The wallet is released on Tuesday I believe and perhaps Craigís review on Sunday will answer that.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 21, 2021 02:52AM)
If anyone is trying to order this wallet itís out on Monday Craig also had said that he would use the shadow wallet for events like weddings when I asked him and other events like that and would use the Nexus for walk about more casual thatís what Craig said Maybe because the shadow wallet had the 12 outs and was a bit more functional hope this helps but as they say we all make are choices as we all pay are hard earned money I personally can say itís great to be back performing to real people I have got 43 bookings so far for this year and Iím so lucky to have been able to retire young and enjoy entertaining others the money for me is not a issue itís Magic that zi love itís not a job itís a privilege especially after my career : :handcuffs: off :spinningcoin: :cheers : To all the Magicians on here life is short especially with covid and the loved ones people have lost do what you love and I wish you all every success
Message: Posted by: danHumphrey (May 21, 2021 04:31AM)
[quote]On May 21, 2021, warren wrote:
Does anyone have this wallet yet and if so can you tell me if its possible to keep bank notes inside the zippered compartment or would that prevent any of the functions of the wallet? [/quote]

Isn't that one of the effects... card to wallet in bank note? There's also the money clip.
Message: Posted by: otreboR (May 21, 2021 04:48AM)
It looks like you could also place bank notes between the zipper compartment and credit cards.
Check: https://www.murphysmagicsupplies.com/images_Alt/68579-alt4.png
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 21, 2021 05:13AM)
Yes Bank notes can be placed in there :thanx:
Message: Posted by: jamo425 (May 21, 2021 01:25PM)
Placed my order. Should have it my Monday. Will let you guys know what I think when I get it.
Message: Posted by: warren (May 21, 2021 04:47PM)
[quote]On May 21, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
Yes Bank notes can be placed in there :thanx: [/quote]

Thanks for the reply :)
Message: Posted by: Melies (May 22, 2021 07:56AM)
On the "real" leather vs. plant-based or synthetic leather question, I understand that durability of the gimmick is a legitimate concern for performers. However, I am struck by the false dilemma some have created between an "ethical" product (i.e. one that doesn't require hurting and killing animals) and a "sustainable" or environmentally friendly one. Though we care deeply about our own dog or cat, most of us just don't make a connection between our affection for "special" animals and the billions of animals we're tormenting and slaughtering for commercial purposes. A human-skin wallet would also last a long time, but I know of few magicians who would think that was morally acceptable to produce, even if it lasted a long time. But what's missing from the pro-animal-leather crowd is any awareness of the environmental impacts of ANIMAL LEATHER. For centuries, tanneries have been polluting streams and rivers. (Ibsen's 19th century play, "An Enemy of the People," is about pollution from a tannery.) The question of whether non-animal leather is better for the environment is complex--there are trade-offs. Here is a recent analysis of the pros and cons: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/fashion/fashion-news/a30640996/vegan-leather-sustainability/. And here is an excerpt from the same article about some of the environmental problems with "real" (animal) leather:

"'The use of heavy metals in the tanning and dyeing process has been a major concern in leather manufacturing, putting at risk the environment through chemicals leaking into water streams, the workers and also the wearer themselves.'

"If the chemicals find their way into the water, it causes an excessive richness of nutrients that sparks the growth of algae and animal death due to the lack of oxygen in the waters. In extreme cases, workers in the tanneries are exposed to serious health risks such as lung cancer and leukaemia.

"As well as dangerous chemicals, producing real leather also damages environments through deforestation.

"'The leather industry has been responsible for deforestation in South America,' Sandor explains, 'which is also a major cause of climate change and biodiversity loss.' Deforestation is driven by land use, greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture (most farm-related emissions come from methane), grazing and the use of feed crops."

And by the way, the notion that a leather wallet is necessarily "higher quality" than a non-leather one because it's "more expensive" is ridiculous. The killing of hundreds of millions of cows worldwide makes their skin one of the cheapest commodities around. You can buy a "100% Genuine Leather" wallet made in China for $2.50 on Ebay. Check it out.
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (May 22, 2021 08:09AM)
The only truly ethical magic wallet is the one which isn't manufactured, advertised, packaged and transported around the planet. If you want to make sure you do no additional damage to the environment don't buy yet another trick wallet -no matter what it's made of.

That's why it's best to drop the pretend ethical stuff in Magic advertising. Just stick to releasing effects/props and drop the moral posturing.
Message: Posted by: Melies (May 22, 2021 08:19AM)
Martin, I agree that there's "no free lunch" where commodity production is concerned--which is why I have personally not manufactured or marketed an original effect I've developed--one of the strongest pieces of magic anyone could perform (seriously)--because of the environmental ramifications of producing it. However, I don't agree that because everything takes a toll on the ecosystem *therefore* we shouldn't try to minimize our impacts or take environmental costs into consideration when buying products. The moral principle of causing the "least harm" possible to other beings is a venerable one going back thousands of years (at least as far as Buddhism). Is it "moral posturing" to want to be, well, moral? If so, then we might as well give up on ethics altogether (and I say that as a moral philosopher).
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (May 22, 2021 08:34AM)
[quote]On May 22, 2021, Melies wrote:
Martin, I agree that there's "no free lunch" where commodity production is concerned--which is why I have personally not manufactured or marketed an original effect I've developed--one of the strongest pieces of magic anyone could perform (seriously)--because of the environmental ramifications of producing it. However, I don't agree that because everything takes a toll on the ecosystem *therefore* we shouldn't try to minimize our impacts or take environmental costs into consideration when buying products. The moral principle of causing the "least harm" possible to other beings is a venerable one going back thousands of years (at least as far as Buddhism). Is it "moral posturing" to want to be, well, moral? If so, then we might as well give up on ethics altogether (and I say that as a moral philosopher). [/quote]
The "least harm possible" in this case is not to buy the wallet, nor manufacture it in the first place.
Message: Posted by: Melies (May 22, 2021 08:52AM)
Agreed. But everyone has to draw their own line in the sand about where they are going to take a stand. E.g. people who aren't going to really use something like this in performance, say, to enliven the world with miracles, should perhaps think twice about buying it. My own criterion is to try to resist buying anything; and then only to buy things that I can make integral to my work (whether as a magician or otherwise).
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (May 22, 2021 09:20AM)
[quote]On May 22, 2021, Melies wrote:
Agreed. But everyone has to draw their own line in the sand about where they are going to take a stand. E.g. people who aren't going to really use something like this in performance, say, to enliven the world with miracles, should perhaps think twice about buying it. My own criterion is to try to resist buying anything; and then only to buy things that I can make integral to my work (whether as a magician or otherwise). [/quote]
Good for you. But it will be better all round if you drop the half page long lessons on the evils of leather and other manufacturing processes as every thread will become an ethical minefield.

Best to stick to discussing a products magical qualities, not its ethical qualities.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 22, 2021 11:39AM)
So back to this discussion, for those who have the Shadow the razor, the viper, Blink, and now the (Nexus). What many people would like to know from people who have these what is the best peek, Is the shadow better because it has 12 outs and can be used for that and peek, or are the others better because the peek is easier to use more bombproof less to hide or is one of them better because you can peek then place it on the person's hand and not have to go back to it. These are all the things and more why the majority of magicians working professionally and who are just home family magicians want to know, That's what this Site is for a free opinion to say whatever you want to believe or think, everyone on here from the new to the people with 10,000 posts have the same right to say what they feel even though at times many time we will all agree or disagree so the more people that give their opinion on these products means there could be less chance we spend money again on a hyped-up or item that disappoints and we add it to our bottom draw of magic we have collected over the years. But, in the end, we are all in love with the word MAGIC and that's what matters most in my humble opinion. :cheers: to everyone that makes this site the place it is and that's real Magic :magicrabbit:
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 22, 2021 12:00PM)
I don't think there is a one-size-fits-all wallet that will suit everybody. If you study the trailer you will see when the peek is made and if you know a bit about other wallets you will be able to work out how it works. The question is, does it suit YOU? Can you work the handling into what YOU want a wallet to do. Same goes for the rest. It's no secret how Blink, Razor, Shadow and other wallets work if you read between the lines in some of the threads.

For me, I love the Shadow. It's as minimalist and as basic but as adaptable a peek as you can get. However, I also have several routines that require a card to wallet function. I'd rather not carry two wallets about and whilst I am happy to carry a stack of blank cards a la Creasey, the gimmick lover in me is very drawn to a minimal wallet not a million miles away from the Shadow but that also allows for a card to wallet. I'm hopeful Craig will address the material used to make the wallet and how tough/hardwearing it's likely to be because my finger is hovering above "buy". The peek LOOKS the same to a layperson as the Shadow Wallet but is very different mechanically. I do like the aspect that the card is slid above your ID card and the subliminal illusion that creates which is something you don't get with Razor or Shadow but I'm also quite sure you'll get loads of people saying that doesn't matter. Again, all down to personal choice and preference.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 22, 2021 12:27PM)
Shadow looks and sound from what most people have said is a very good wallet. I wonder if anyone who was buying for instance for the 1st time would buy shadow, or Nexus or Viper, Blink, or in some cases, people have got the lot. For some who have never got any of these would like to know is what would be their 1st choice Gaz told my Blink 2.0, but what would others say would be nice to hear everyone's thoughts especially after the review on Sunday many might say forget the rest its the nexus, they might say I'm sticking with there current peek wallet that's what these discussions are all about on here, that's the whole point of this wonderful site everyone having there say. After all we all love magic.new people, people who have 10,000 posts. it makes no difference we all can have our say whether we agree or disagree :cheers:
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 22, 2021 12:37PM)
It all depends on the review tomorrow I think N8. If it's as favourable as I expect then I would say given a direct choice between Shadow and Nexus, I would probably choose Nexus because it's two main functions are exactly what I am looking for. I wasn't really looking for the index function of Shadow but thought it was pretty cool as is the thought of card in wallet routine. However I think, on balance, if I had to choose just one then I would choose the Nexus.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 22, 2021 12:47PM)
[quote]On May 22, 2021, David Numen wrote:
It all depends on the review tomorrow I think N8. If it's as favourable as I expect then I would say given a direct choice between Shadow and Nexus, I would probably choose Nexus because it's two main functions are exactly what I am looking for. I wasn't really looking for the index function of Shadow but thought it was pretty cool as is the thought of card in wallet routine. However I think, on balance, if I had to choose just one then I would choose the Nexus. [/quote]

Thank you David. that helps, I would like to know with the shadow you use, I know you said you don't use the outs but are they very easy to use without it taking longer to get to one of the 6 card outs, and it would be nice to know once you have seen the review on Sunday if you are going to stick or change to Nexus. like Gaz I have always been a leather person as for me they last long and as the Nexus has not been used for min 2 years we cant say 100% it will or will not be as durable or split or crack.
:cheers:
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 22, 2021 12:52PM)
I have been using the stealth assassin wallet for a long time does everything but not as streamed lined as the peek wallets that we are talking about but it for me is a great wallet it really is :thumbsup:
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 22, 2021 12:56PM)
I didn't mean I didn't use the index - just that it wasn't something I was particularly looking for but when I saw it in the trailer I thought it was nice and I could use it. It's pretty easy to use.

Stealth is a great wallet packed with features.
Message: Posted by: videoman (May 22, 2021 01:02PM)
[quote]On May 22, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
So back to this discussion, for those who have the Shadow the razor, the viper, Blink, and now the (Nexus). What many people would like to know from people who have these what is the best peek[/quote]

You didn't mention my personal favorite which is Colin Cloud's Alias wallet.
It has what I consider to be the most deceptive peek of any other wallet that I have seen. But there are always downsides and compromises. To get such a deceptive peek it must be done very quickly. It's best suited for drawing dupes because of the methodology it uses. You do not see the entire side of the business card. But because I have worked around all those potential obstacles I find it to be the best peek. It also won't allow a card to wallet function so for those wanting a multiple use wallet it won't fit the bill.

Blink 2 is a very close second for me although Gaz and others would rank it ahead of Alias. Which is fine, everybody is different and that's a good thing.

I don't own the Shadow but I do like the added feature of it containing the card reveal. Having that feature I may decide it's my favorite wallet overall.

I'm very curious about the ID transposition with Nexus. If that proves to be a useful winner, that could move it up to the number one slot, as long as I like it's peek well enough.

But also, I am a bit of a weirdo. With the advent of these small minimalist wallets I will often carry more than one wallet with me even if not planning on performing. I have my minimalist every day wallet, which is my genuine wallet I actually use only as a real wallet. Then I will often add the Alias wallet as well, and if I perform with it I pretend it's my real wallet. Sounds crazy, but I wouldn't rule out carrying the Nexus as well if it can truly earn it's keep and prove itself worthy of a spot in my pocket. Obviously I don't perform with more than wallet at a time. However, I have used different wallets on the same person with a day in between and no one ever bats an eye or has seemed to notice anything as they all look similar and pretty generic in nature, and of course I purposely try and make the wallet seem unimportant and something I hope they don't remember anyway. I certainly don't want to make it the star of the show.

But these are all things that work for me but everybody has different needs and wants.

Like my ol' grandad used to say, if we all loved the same things then everybody'd be after your grandma. :)
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 22, 2021 01:02PM)
It all help's David thank you :cheers:
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 22, 2021 01:05PM)
Yes I too am looking forward to Craigís review on the Nexus.
As I said already their are some great peek wallets out there and I also aside from Blink 2.0 particularly love The Hi-Jak wallet by Gerard Kearney.
Itís easy, you show front and back and your peek is gained brilliantly just by closing the wallet.
It also holds bills in a traditional fashion (which being old school I like) and you can place it on the spectators hand with no worries at all.
I have added magnets to mine so it locks and also cleverly adapted it so the business card written on goes back in (apparently) between 2 other business cards.
You also get a complete full business card peek.
If anyone wants to see my handling of that and my tweaks just pm or email me Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 22, 2021 01:08PM)
[quote]On May 22, 2021, videoman wrote:
[quote]On May 22, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
So back to this discussion, for those who have the Shadow the razor, the viper, Blink, and now the (Nexus). What many people would like to know from people who have these what is the best peek[/quote]

You didn't mention my personal favorite which is Colin Cloud's Alias wallet.
It has what I consider to be the most deceptive peek of any other wallet that I have seen. But there are always downsides and compromises. To get such a deceptive peek it must be done very quickly. It's best suited for drawing dupes because of the methodology it uses. You do not see the entire side of the business card. But because I have worked around all those potential obstacles I find it to be the best peek. It also won't allow a card to wallet function so for those wanting a multiple use wallet it won't fit the bill.


Blink 2 is a very close second for me although Gaz and others would rank it ahead of Alias. Which is fine, everybody is different and that's a good thing.

I don't own the Shadow but I do like the added feature of it containing the card reveal. Having that feature I may decide it's my favorite wallet overall.

I'm very curious about the ID transposition with Nexus. If that proves to be a useful winner, that could move it up to the number one slot, as long as I like it's peek well enough.

But also, I am a bit of a weirdo. With the advent of these small minimalist wallets I will often carry more than one wallet with me even if not planning on performing. I have my minimalist every day wallet, which is my genuine wallet I actually use only as a real wallet. Then I will often add the Alias wallet as well, and if I perform with it I pretend it's my real wallet. Sounds crazy, but I wouldn't rule out carrying the Nexus as well if it can truly earn it's keep and prove itself worthy of a spot in my pocket. Obviously I don't perform with more than wallet at a time. However, I have used different wallets on the same person with a day in between and no one ever bats an eye or has seemed to notice anything as they all look similar and pretty generic in nature, and of course I purposely try and make the wallet seem unimportant and something I hope they don't remember anyway. I certainly don't want to make it the star of the show.

But these are all things that work for me but everybody has different needs and wants.

Like my ol' grandad used to say, if we all loved the same things then everybody'd be after your grandma. :) [/quote]

Videoman that's great sorry I forgot about Alias, I will look into that again but great help from you very kind to go through your thoughts in such good detail
:cheers:
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 22, 2021 01:10PM)
From a layperson's standpoint isn't the peek in the Alias Wallet identical to the actions involved in peeking with the Nexus Wallet? It seems to me the mechanics are very similar but with Nexus you don't have to think in reverse for writing if that makes sense.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 22, 2021 01:13PM)
[quote]On May 22, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Yes I too am looking forward to Craigís review on the Nexus.
As I said already their are some great peek wallets out there and I also aside from Blink 2.0 particularly love The Hi-Jak wallet by Gerard Kearney.
Itís easy, you show front and back and your peek is gained brilliantly just by closing the wallet.
It also holds bills in a traditional fashion (which being old school I like) and you can place it on the spectators hand with no worries at all.
I have added magnets to mine so it locks and also cleverly adapted it so the business card written on goes back in (apparently) between 2 other business cards.
You also get a complete full business card peek.
If anyone wants to see my handling of that and my tweaks just pm or email me Gaz 😊 [/quote]

Your spot on about the Hi Jak wallet I was close and still thinking about this one too it's a great wallet and it could be placed on the hand of the spectator no problem the new one is not in black but don't they do one that he calls rebel in black but does not hold notes, either way, their great wallets especially for the peak and card to wallet Gaz Oh just the same peek as the Jol jacks prop dog I think that's right Gaz
:cheers:
Message: Posted by: videoman (May 22, 2021 01:14PM)
[quote]On May 22, 2021, David Numen wrote:
From a layperson's standpoint isn't the peek in the Alias Wallet identical to the actions involved in peeking with the Nexus Wallet? It seems to me the mechanics are very similar but with Nexus you don't have to think in reverse for writing if that makes sense. [/quote]

I could very well be David, but I can't tell with certainty from 2 seconds on a demo video. I need more info on it.
I am also hoping that Craig's review will clear up some things.
I did watch Nique Tan's review and I am a big fan of Nique's, but to be honest I was distracted at points when watching his so need to re-watch it.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 22, 2021 01:14PM)
Also Bill I like the idea and method with The Alias wallet but I believe that it could have been done in reverse so to speak, which is exactly how I think the peek works in the Nexus.
It appears the card is returned on the opposite side so when you turn it it over in a natural end for end manner you are getting the same peek as the Alias but are actually looking directly at the word or drawing rather than the reflection.
To me thatís a big plus if thatís the case, best wishes Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 22, 2021 01:16PM)
[quote]On May 22, 2021, David Numen wrote:
From a layperson's standpoint isn't the peek in the Alias Wallet identical to the actions involved in peeking with the Nexus Wallet? It seems to me the mechanics are very similar but with Nexus you don't have to think in reverse for writing if that makes sense. [/quote]

Exactly my thoughts David, 100% agree Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: videoman (May 22, 2021 01:23PM)
Yes Gaz, but one of the things I like about the Alias peek is that you are getting it almost while the spec is still putting their card inside. And even allowing the spec to place it in is something that many peek wallets will not allow. Don't remember about Nexus.
But again, everyone has their own favorites. Don't expect everyone to agree with mine.

BTW, I also use modified credit cards and business cards with almost every peek wallet, which allows their written card to be placed in, under, or in the middle of them. Adds another layer of mystery IMO, in a very literal sense. Placing their card inside an empty pocket just seems strange to me. Like there is something special about that pocket, even if they don't consciously realize it.
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 22, 2021 01:25PM)
[quote]On May 22, 2021, videoman wrote:
[quote]On May 22, 2021, David Numen wrote:
From a layperson's standpoint isn't the peek in the Alias Wallet identical to the actions involved in peeking with the Nexus Wallet? It seems to me the mechanics are very similar but with Nexus you don't have to think in reverse for writing if that makes sense. [/quote]

I could very well be David, but I can't tell with certainty from 2 seconds on a demo video. I need more info on it.
I am also hoping that Craig's review will clear up some things.
I did watch Nique Tan's review and I am a big fan of Nique's, but to be honest I was distracted at points when watching his so need to re-watch it. [/quote]

Well just think about how else he could get that information? It seems obvious to me from the demo and a comment earlier in this thread how it has to work. There's only so many ways one can access the information when it's placed in that compartment in the wallet and I think it's similar to the Lookout Wallet, the Alias Wallet and a part of the Viper Wallet.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 22, 2021 01:31PM)
[quote]On May 22, 2021, videoman wrote:
Yes Gaz, but one of the things I like about the Alias peek is that you are getting it almost while the spec is still putting their card inside. And even allowing the spec to place it in is something that many peek wallets will not allow. Don't remember about Nexus.
But again, everyone has their own favorites. Don't expect everyone to agree with mine.

BTW, I also use modified credit cards and business cards with almost every peek wallet, which allows their written card to be placed in, under, or in the middle of them. Adds another layer of mystery IMO, in a very literal sense. Placing their card inside an empty pocket just seems strange to me. Like there is something special about that pocket, even if they don't consciously realize it. [/quote]

Could that be cutting a hole in the credit card with a craft knife so as to show the edges only of the credit card
:cheers:
Message: Posted by: geggy (May 22, 2021 01:33PM)
Only have the Alias wallet and think it's really good.
So many out there and unless you have them all, (need therapy)
If your happy with what you have, stay with it.
They ain't cheap and tho I'm more than happy with my Alias, I found myself very close to buying blink 2. Why? Why? I said to myself.
Came to my senses and resisted the urge.
It's like an addiction.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 22, 2021 01:37PM)
[quote]On May 22, 2021, geggy wrote:
Only have the Alias wallet and think it's really good.
So many out there and unless you have them all, (need therapy)
If your happy with what you have, stay with it.
They ain't cheap and tho I'm more than happy with my Alias, I found myself very close to buying blink 2. Why? Why? I said to myself.
Came to my senses and resisted the urge.
It's like an addiction. [/quote]

Agree fully for me I only have right now the Stealth wallet and I'm looking for something more small ie Shadow, Nexus, Blink. Razor
:cheers:
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 22, 2021 01:40PM)
[quote]On May 22, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
[quote]On May 22, 2021, videoman wrote:
Yes Gaz, but one of the things I like about the Alias peek is that you are getting it almost while the spec is still putting their card inside. And even allowing the spec to place it in is something that many peek wallets will not allow. Don't remember about Nexus.
But again, everyone has their own favorites. Don't expect everyone to agree with mine.

BTW, I also use modified credit cards and business cards with almost every peek wallet, which allows their written card to be placed in, under, or in the middle of them. Adds another layer of mystery IMO, in a very literal sense. Placing their card inside an empty pocket just seems strange to me. Like there is something special about that pocket, even if they don't consciously realize it. [/quote]

Could that be cutting a hole in the credit card with a craft knife so as to show the edges only of the credit card
:cheers: [/quote]

Yes or just cutting the top 15mm off an old credit card and double side taping it in. They all achieve another layer and add to the impossibility.
To Bill I am pretty certain the spectator can place the card back in themselves with The Nexus wallet too, Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 22, 2021 01:50PM)
Yes That's great I did this before with my old credit cards its a nice touch like you said :cheers:
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 22, 2021 04:30PM)
For all to watch this and enjoy and smile if not you really don't love Magic Have a nice weekend all at Magic Cafť :applause:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N75uTYhjsGI
Message: Posted by: videoman (May 22, 2021 04:36PM)
[quote]On May 22, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:




Yes or just cutting the top 15mm off an old credit card and double side taping it in. They all achieve another layer and add to the impossibility.
To Bill I am pretty certain the spectator can place the card back in themselves with The Nexus wallet too, Gaz 😊 [/quote]

I prefer to cut off an end and stick it on a piece of thin clear plastic the size of a business card. Itís more durable and they can place their card above or below it, or in between if you have more than one.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 22, 2021 05:23PM)
Thatís a great idea Bill but somewhere down the road over the last 40 years I learned to place it between 2 cards and I just stuck with that.
As if thatís the thought on their minds I donít think many would choose to place it behind a card.
To be honest I normally take it out myself with total disregard and do the same when putting it back, so there is no focus on it.
If they think you have 2 cut cards then I think they are magicians, if they arenít magicians but the sort who like to back track then between 2 cards is impossible, behind the back of one if you canít show the back of the wallet could be a possible method.
With the Jaks you show front and back and then front and back again but I suppose I like guilding the lily just incase Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: dyoung (May 22, 2021 06:13PM)
I think this wallet looks great! It just seems to do two things well! but I guess we have to wait a year to hear from people how well it's holding up physically :)
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 23, 2021 07:08AM)
Here is a review but not very good they just talk about the Nexus that was put out on the 21st may for those who want to look and also another review that most people must have seen again for me not that great but anyway we hopefully will find out more at 9 pm from Craig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqrNWnZb4YM

And 26th may Javier Fuenmayor, Titanas, Lloyd Barnes and Luke Dancy team up to get the skinny on THE wallet everyone is talking about..NEXUS!

Is it for you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO3apFfLYzc

Watch now to get ALL the details about this amazing new utility device Murphys Magic I Hope this helps everyone we will all have a much better idea after the 26th with this main review too :cheers:
Message: Posted by: magicant (May 23, 2021 01:28PM)
Hey everyone... Got a magicworld review going live at 8pm UK time... (30 mins from now) Check it out at youtube.com/magicworlduk - And plz subscribe if you like reviews :)
Message: Posted by: Luke Master (May 23, 2021 02:28PM)
[quote]On May 23, 2021, magicant wrote:
Hey everyone... Got a magicworld review going live at 8pm UK time... (30 mins from now) Check it out at youtube.com/magicworlduk - And plz subscribe if you like reviews :) [/quote]

Thank you for an efficient and to the point review. Definitely some good things to think about if interested in this wallet.
Message: Posted by: funboy247 (May 23, 2021 02:42PM)
Very honest and good review from Magicworld. When I first saw this wallet I thought I`ll be in. Now I`m 100% sure, I will stay with my old wallet and save the 110 USD
Message: Posted by: simplymagicweb (May 23, 2021 03:05PM)
Great honest review
Message: Posted by: Craig Petty (May 23, 2021 03:30PM)
The hottest item in magic right now is The Nexus Wallet. Itís created by Javier Fuenmayor and has bonus ideas by Evan Titanas Charalampous and Lloyd Tom Barnes.

But the question is what is the wallet really like? Does it live up to the hype? In this review show special I interview Javier and find out all about the wallet. He even demonstrates some ideas.

I then give the wallet a full review, perform a couple of routines and even compare it to other wallets.

If you are considering buying Nexus watch this review first it should answer all your questions. But any other questions let me know. Hereís the link.

https://youtu.be/Du4wihAV_5s
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (May 23, 2021 03:34PM)
[quote]On May 23, 2021, magicant wrote:
Hey everyone... Got a magicworld review going live at 8pm UK time... (30 mins from now) Check it out at youtube.com/magicworlduk - And plz subscribe if you like reviews :) [/quote]

Thanks very much for your honest review.
Message: Posted by: takeachance (May 23, 2021 04:44PM)
It looks like you'd have to be very careful of angles with the Nexus peek. On each of the reviews it was easy to see when they used the peek function.

Both reviews were very good and help people to make the right decision if it's something that would work for them, appreciated guys, thanks.
Message: Posted by: warren (May 23, 2021 04:48PM)
[quote]On May 23, 2021, takeachance wrote:
It looks like you'd have to be very careful of angles with the Nexus peek. On each of the reviews it was easy to see when they used the peek function.

Both reviews were very good and help people to make the right decision if it's something that would work for them, appreciated guys, thanks. [/quote]

I agree, there also seems to be a difference of opinion on how easy it is to load the wallet if your not using a slide.
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (May 23, 2021 04:48PM)
I really like the wallet, quality is pretty good, it's a nice card to wallet with palm/peek combo. I don't care a lot for the ID window change. Lots of infos on the explanation in the video, something for everyone :) Maybe a bit pricy for what it is but overall, it's good.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 23, 2021 04:59PM)
Looks at least from Anthonyís review (will watch Craigís now) that the non leather nature is massively prevalent.
I have most wallets and all the non leather ones rip or tear just by repeatedly putting an elastic band even around them if used professionally or practiced with regularly.
I hate poor quality and donít mind paying the extra but it seems here you are already paying the extra for a poor material alternative.
Itís almost as if itís the going rate for wallets right now which is wrong as itís irrelevant what it can do if it wonít last.
I wouldnít mind if they offered a leather one and I donít actually know why Anthony even refers to it as leather when its not?
Unless I have misread something earlier in the thread and it is just a very poor leather Gaz 😊
Ps great review by Anthony though 👍
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 23, 2021 05:25PM)
Watched both reviews now and itís underwhelming imho, and I believe most people will feel the same after all the hype surrounding this if they are being truly honest with themselves.
Thatís not just on the quality and the durability but there are just better methods out there for every single function it does imo Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 23, 2021 05:33PM)
[quote]On May 23, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Looks at least from Anthonyís review (will watch Craigís now) that the non leather nature is massively prevalent.
I have most wallets and all the non leather ones rip or tear just by repeatedly putting an elastic band even around them if used professionally or practiced with regularly.
I hate poor quality and donít mind paying the extra but it seems here you are already paying the extra for a poor material alternative.
Itís almost as if itís the going rate for wallets right now which is wrong as itís irrelevant what it can do if it wonít last.
I wouldnít mind if they offered a leather one and I donít actually know why Anthony even refers to it as leather when its not?
Unless I have misread something earlier in the thread and it is just a very poor leather Gaz 😊
Ps great review by Anthony though 👍 [/quote]

Hi, Gaz I watched the whole review at 9 pm UK time, and there was no mention of the leather. I agree fully about none leather wallets they crack or can peel after 2 years or before sometimes. The peek is great and it's all about timing I like the fact it's not another peek with a poor filter, a card to the wallet can be worked on he never said or did a performance in the back or front pocket? but the review was good as he is one of the very few that does a live performance as I said some days ago on this topic Craig had told me one wallet, for one thing, one for another just what he said My question is if anyone was buying just only for a peek would they chose shadow or Nexus for me its nexus but I like leather

:cheers:
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 23, 2021 05:36PM)
[quote]On May 23, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Watched both reviews now and itís underwhelming imho, and I believe most people will feel the same after all the hype surrounding this if they are being truly honest with themselves.
Thatís not just on the quality and the durability but there are just better methods out there for every single function it does imo Gaz 😊 [/quote]

I Agree Gaz. but the one thing I really like is the peek its very clean very fair and very deceptive What do you say Gaz
:cheers:
Message: Posted by: dman11 (May 23, 2021 05:37PM)
[quote]On May 23, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
I hate poor quality and donít mind paying the extra but it seems here you are already paying the extra for a poor material alternative.
[/quote]

Yes, this.......I would definitely prefer leather, but if magic must save the planet by not using leather then don't charge us leather prices for plastic! I may have been inclined to check this out at half the price but I'll stick with my Viper.
Message: Posted by: Stunninger (May 23, 2021 05:44PM)
[quote]On May 23, 2021, dman11 wrote:
[quote]On May 23, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
I hate poor quality and donít mind paying the extra but it seems here you are already paying the extra for a poor material alternative.
[/quote]

Yes, this.......I would definitely prefer leather, but if magic must save the planet by not using leather then don't charge us leather prices for plastic! I may have been inclined to check this out at half the price but I'll stick with my Viper. [/quote]

Agree 100%
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 23, 2021 05:45PM)
Yes it will have its fans and is a good wallet but for me what lets it down is the quilty I believe 110% this was to make more money on this plus the zip they do go wrong and could have been black it's fiddley to get a card out of there and it's far too expensive it should have been $55 or £60 tops when you look at the quality of the shadow wallet Craig is a good guy but not as straight as I would be in the review when it comes to just saying very fairly it is overpriced and should have been made in leather too after all very rare there is a product that does not have a negative but Craig only mentions positives and that's me just being very honest like it or not :cheers:
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 23, 2021 05:49PM)
In regards to me mentioning leather I was referring to James Anthony calling it leather not Craig.
With regards to the peek itís exactly what I thought but it still suffers from more angle issues than I hoped for.
The Viper uses the same idea for the peek and I thought this being almost vertical in nature would be better but now I am not as convinced.
Not a fan of the zip either and I doubt the zip will last very long either if the wallet tears so easily.
I buy most wallets regardless but I wouldnít buy this for a number of reasons, the biggest one is the quality.
The second biggest reason is one of the other qualities it should have would have to be a game changer and it doesnít have any imo Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 23, 2021 06:01PM)
Gaz the one he opened had to tear on the side where the money clip goes he said leather its not leather and review while very honest not great like we both said leather is best I have had issues with none leather products in the past and this one has a problem strait away for me I would never buy this quilty build Nexus that in my opinion have made a huge mistake what's it going to be like in 2 years or well before and the price way to high :cheers:
Message: Posted by: takeachance (May 23, 2021 06:02PM)
Here's David Kenneys review/opinion on best peek wallets from a year ago, still worth a look for comparisons.

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=714574&forum=113
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 23, 2021 06:14PM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, takeachance wrote:
Here's David Kenneys review/opinion on best peek wallets from a year ago, still worth a look for comparisons.

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=714574&forum=113 [/quote]

Yes seen this before and sent this to Gaz who has one of these wallets too, very good review very good wallet, and now he has launched another one and has a sale on at present here is the man himself doing the review of his own wallets

:cheers: https://www.secrettannery.com/?wix-vod-video-id=b037d9daaa324a9e85e2a6eac5e3b566&wix-vod-comp-id=comp-jj7iy6u2
Message: Posted by: videoman (May 23, 2021 07:15PM)
First of all, Iím not trying to sell anyone on the Alias wallet, but itís still my favorite peek wallet. Not very impressed with the peek on the Nexus. Some have said itís very similar to the Alias wallet peek, or itís the reverse of Alias. But itís seems pretty obvious exactly when the peek is happening with Nexus and itís much harder to see the moment with Alias.

Plus, I always prefer not to even have to look at the side of the wallet that their writing is facing and not a lot of wallets allow for that. The spectator can often still see their card down inside the pocket and itís still face down, and itís immediately placed between their hands and never touched or seen again. It seems impossible that a peek could have occurred.
Of course, as already mentioned, there are compromises that come with that.

Anyway, unless we find out some of the other features of the Nexus are phenomenal then itís out of contention for me.

Iím also surprised that Craig didnít address the non-leather/quality issue and give an opinion on it. He mentioned the Magic Cafť a couple times and 80% of the Nexus posts here have been in regards to the material and durability. So that seemed like a cop out to me. It felt like he didnít want to say honestly that the quality may be questionable so he just avoided mentioning it at all.
Message: Posted by: Craig Petty (May 24, 2021 12:10AM)
Hey. If I had something negative to say I would say it. I have called Murphys out in the past and I would have no problem doing so again. I really donít care.

The review is positive because I love the wallet. Thatís just my honest opinion. If you donít like it thatís cool but I love it and have been working it in since recording this interview in a couple of gigs. I donít mention the quality of the wallet because for me there was no issue with quality. Itís very well-made and would look like itís going to last a long time.

Regarding the material it is made out of. Again that something I donít think of. When I got a shadow wallet I didnít care what wallet I got, this sort of thing is not important to me. Obviously no one can tell what the long-term issues are going to be In terms of quality. However as far as I can see the quality is absolutely fine. As I said Iíve been using it for a few weeks now and itís taken a hammering and seems as good as new

Hope that helps
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 24, 2021 02:05AM)
OK reviews done and from the comments here I am surprised - some people put a great deal of store in what Craig was going to say (even though it was obvious he must like it) and you're not impressed but he gave it 120%. He's also addressed the material here.

I think the peek is excellent but I have to say Craig's handling WAS awful. I don't like peeking when it goes into the hand as with the Alias Wallet - it's too brief a moment for me. I'd prefer to peek as you take out another card to write on as Craig did but I am sure it doesn't have to be as clumsy. Is he always as nervous in these reviews? I suffer badly from nerves so I do sympathise but the peek especially should have had a reshoot.

I liked a couple of the ideas Craig demonstrated that aren't in the instruction video and whilst I wouldn't use them the way he did I can think of exactly how I would use them to enhance a routine I already use.

So with that all said, I'm in.
Message: Posted by: warren (May 24, 2021 02:09AM)
I'm still on the fence about this one........does anyone know if there are any plans to produce a leather one at some point in the future ?
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 24, 2021 02:18AM)
I'm sure they wouldn't tell us if there was...

I have to say I've had three wallets from a highly respected maker of wallets in the states. I've used all of them as every day carries and not a single one of them was up to the job. The dye on the leather faded or the lining started to split from the leather. Whilst I have kept a replacement for one of the wallets in pristine condition I have sold the others on to people who just wanted to research wallets. So being leather isn't always a guarantee of quality and this is from a guy who everyone generally raves about.
Message: Posted by: Craig Petty (May 24, 2021 02:26AM)
Sorry to everyone that thinks the handling of the peek was poor. The donít think the camera angle was great for this particular handling. Something I should have noticed in the editing but I didnít.

However in Ďthe real worldí nobody will notice the peek. Remember you are watching a routine expecting a peek. In the real world with misdirection etc it would not be detected at all. Plus Javier goes through a peek where it happens as the wallet is put away which is completely angle proof.

You are correct Iím a magician and not a mind reader. I donít use peeks too much although when I do Iíve never had a problem with anyone noticing. Probably because of misdirection etc.

In future perhaps Iíll just do a straight up review and not bother performing anything. Probably be easier and Iíll not annoy people with poor performances.
Message: Posted by: dyoung (May 24, 2021 02:27AM)
Javier said on the second page that there were no plans for a leather version, but "anything is possible".

Then later:
"At this point there is zero intention of releasing a genuine leather version"
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 24, 2021 02:30AM)
Don't take too much umbrage on the criticism Craig - part and parcel of being brave enough to put yourself out there. Whilst I thought you handled the peek badly it DID give me an idea on how I would use such a routine and your second routine used a feature that I will use albeit differently. End result is that you helped sell the wallet to me, regardless.
Message: Posted by: Craig Petty (May 24, 2021 02:38AM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Don't take too much umbrage on the criticism Craig - part and parcel of being brave enough to put yourself out there. Whilst I thought you handled the peek badly it DID give me an idea on how I would use such a routine and your second routine used a feature that I will use albeit differently. End result is that you helped sell the wallet to me, regardless. [/quote]

Iím not trying to disagree. The peek could have been handled better.

Iím serious though. I spend hours learning tricks because I think performing a routine is a better way to show a product in a review than just talking about it. But itís not worth it to be honest. I understand why no other reviewers perform the routines they review. It takes a lot of time. If you nail the performance itís expected but if itís anything less than perfect itís criticised. And rightfully so in this case. I just think it would make my life easier if I donít bother.

Guess I have a lot to think about.
Message: Posted by: magicant (May 24, 2021 02:40AM)
Hi guys... I've put my review online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUBN2p76t9Q . It's 100% honest from my opinion and not biased on previous reviews or hype.

Please do sub and like the channel to help keep it going... oh and share :).
Message: Posted by: Martin.Lester (May 24, 2021 02:49AM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, Craig Petty wrote:
[quote]On May 24, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Don't take too much umbrage on the criticism Craig - part and parcel of being brave enough to put yourself out there. Whilst I thought you handled the peek badly it DID give me an idea on how I would use such a routine and your second routine used a feature that I will use albeit differently. End result is that you helped sell the wallet to me, regardless. [/quote]

Iím not trying to disagree. The peek could have been handled better.

Iím serious though. I spend hours learning tricks because I think performing a routine is a better way to show a product in a review than just talking about it. But itís not worth it to be honest. I understand why no other reviewers perform the routines they review. It takes a lot of time. If you nail the performance itís expected but if itís anything less than perfect itís criticised. And rightfully so in this case. I just think it would make my life easier if I donít bother.

Guess I have a lot to think about. [/quote]

Actually Craig I actually appreciate that you do perform the effects

In fact even though I might not agree with everything you say for reviewing your channel is my first choice

Some of the other review shows are getting more and more pointless with endless talk and cutaways to the trailers ( which people can watch anytime )

So please don't give up giving performance on your review show that is what sets your channel ahead of the others
Message: Posted by: edwardowen93 (May 24, 2021 03:03AM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, Craig Petty wrote:
[quote]On May 24, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Don't take too much umbrage on the criticism Craig - part and parcel of being brave enough to put yourself out there. Whilst I thought you handled the peek badly it DID give me an idea on how I would use such a routine and your second routine used a feature that I will use albeit differently. End result is that you helped sell the wallet to me, regardless. [/quote]

Iím not trying to disagree. The peek could have been handled better.

Iím serious though. I spend hours learning tricks because I think performing a routine is a better way to show a product in a review than just talking about it. But itís not worth it to be honest. I understand why no other reviewers perform the routines they review. It takes a lot of time. If you nail the performance itís expected but if itís anything less than perfect itís criticised. And rightfully so in this case. I just think it would make my life easier if I donít bother.

Guess I have a lot to think about. [/quote]

I think you do have a lot to think about. Peeks with wallets are not about misdirection and if that is how you have used them in the past, like in this video and the shadow wallet video performance where your brain appears to break? then trust us all, real people do notice this. In the Nexus review you can literally see it open and the camera is dead on, that's how bad your performance was of it.

You loaded the card slick as hell with it on the table, bravo. So maybe stick to what you know and not expose peeks on your channel or in real life is you're going to do them like that.

Credit to you though for your channel. Just please stop performing peeks so badly.

I like the look of the Nexus, Javier has made a good thing.
Message: Posted by: danHumphrey (May 24, 2021 03:08AM)
[quote]
In future perhaps Iíll just do a straight up review and not bother performing anything.[/quote]

I like your "real" performances better than the typical studio edit when a trick is released - please carry on!
Message: Posted by: Craig Petty (May 24, 2021 03:21AM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, edwardowen93 wrote:
[quote]On May 24, 2021, Craig Petty wrote:
[quote]On May 24, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Don't take too much umbrage on the criticism Craig - part and parcel of being brave enough to put yourself out there. Whilst I thought you handled the peek badly it DID give me an idea on how I would use such a routine and your second routine used a feature that I will use albeit differently. End result is that you helped sell the wallet to me, regardless. [/quote]

Iím not trying to disagree. The peek could have been handled better.

Iím serious though. I spend hours learning tricks because I think performing a routine is a better way to show a product in a review than just talking about it. But itís not worth it to be honest. I understand why no other reviewers perform the routines they review. It takes a lot of time. If you nail the performance itís expected but if itís anything less than perfect itís criticised. And rightfully so in this case. I just think it would make my life easier if I donít bother.

Guess I have a lot to think about. [/quote]

I think you do have a lot to think about. Peeks with wallets are not about misdirection and if that is how you have used them in the past, like in this video and the shadow wallet video performance where your brain appears to break? then trust us all, real people do notice this. In the Nexus review you can literally see it open and the camera is dead on, that's how bad your performance was of it.

You loaded the card slick as hell with it on the table, bravo. So maybe stick to what you know and not expose peeks on your channel or in real life is you're going to do them like that.

Credit to you though for your channel. Just please stop performing peeks so badly.

I like the look of the Nexus, Javier has made a good thing. [/quote]

Iím sorry. Iím not going to accept that. My brain appeared to break???. You canít even see my face on the video. Itís on my hands. Yes I flashed for half a second but now you are just going too far. Iíve been performing at a very high level for 25 years and peeking some info will not make my Ďbrain break!í Iíll hold my hands up and say I flashed but thatís uncalled for.

Tell you what Iíll post a video of me performing a peek to real people in a real world setting. You do the same. Then the Cafť can decide who does it better.
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 24, 2021 03:45AM)
Craig,to be fair you do a massive tell when you peek - there's a sort of pause in your speech and a long "ummm". It's not unusual in magic or mentalism and more do it than care to admit, including a very highly regarded mentalist with several videos to his name.
Message: Posted by: edwardowen93 (May 24, 2021 04:03AM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, Craig Petty wrote:
[quote]On May 24, 2021, edwardowen93 wrote:
[quote]On May 24, 2021, Craig Petty wrote:
[quote]On May 24, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Don't take too much umbrage on the criticism Craig - part and parcel of being brave enough to put yourself out there. Whilst I thought you handled the peek badly it DID give me an idea on how I would use such a routine and your second routine used a feature that I will use albeit differently. End result is that you helped sell the wallet to me, regardless. [/quote]

Iím not trying to disagree. The peek could have been handled better.

Iím serious though. I spend hours learning tricks because I think performing a routine is a better way to show a product in a review than just talking about it. But itís not worth it to be honest. I understand why no other reviewers perform the routines they review. It takes a lot of time. If you nail the performance itís expected but if itís anything less than perfect itís criticised. And rightfully so in this case. I just think it would make my life easier if I donít bother.

Guess I have a lot to think about. [/quote]

I think you do have a lot to think about. Peeks with wallets are not about misdirection and if that is how you have used them in the past, like in this video and the shadow wallet video performance where your brain appears to break? then trust us all, real people do notice this. In the Nexus review you can literally see it open and the camera is dead on, that's how bad your performance was of it.

You loaded the card slick as hell with it on the table, bravo. So maybe stick to what you know and not expose peeks on your channel or in real life is you're going to do them like that.

Credit to you though for your channel. Just please stop performing peeks so badly.

I like the look of the Nexus, Javier has made a good thing. [/quote]

Iím sorry. Iím not going to accept that. My brain appeared to break???. You canít even see my face on the video. Itís on my hands. Yes I flashed for half a second but now you are just going too far. Iíve been performing at a very high level for 25 years and peeking some info will not make my Ďbrain break!í Iíll hold my hands up and say I flashed but thatís uncalled for.

Tell you what Iíll post a video of me performing a peek to real people in a real world setting. You do the same. Then the Cafť can decide who does it better. [/quote]

Craig, your brain seems to stop working for a second here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbFmDgPgC-4 at 53:10

I'm not saying this to be mean, or criticise for no reason. It is just very clear that you are not good at talking, reading and making it look normal.

But like I said, I like your reviews and you loaded that card with the wallet on the table well. Good job.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 24, 2021 04:47AM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, Craig Petty wrote:
[quote]On May 23, 2021, videoman wrote:
First of all, Iím not trying to sell anyone on the Alias wallet, but itís still my favorite peek wallet. Not very impressed with the peek on the Nexus. Some have said itís very similar to the Alias wallet peek, or itís the reverse of Alias. But itís seems pretty obvious exactly when the peek is happening with Nexus and itís much harder to see the moment with Alias.

Plus, I always prefer not to even have to look at the side of the wallet that their writing is facing and not a lot of wallets allow for that. The spectator can often still see their card down inside the pocket and itís still face down, and itís immediately placed between their hands and never touched or seen again. It seems impossible that a peek could have occurred.
Of course, as already mentioned, there are compromises that come with that.

Anyway, unless we find out some of the other features of the Nexus are phenomenal then itís out of contention for me.

Iím also surprised that Craig didnít address the non-leather/quality issue and give an opinion on it. He mentioned the Magic Cafť a couple times and 80% of the Nexus posts here have been in regards to the material and durability. So that seemed like a cop out to me. It felt like he didnít want to say honestly that the quality may be questionable so he just avoided mentioning it at all. [/quote]

Hey. If I had something negative to say I would say it. I have called Murphys out in the past and I would have no problem doing so again. I really donít care.

The review is positive because I love the wallet. Thatís just my honest opinion. If you donít like it thatís cool but I love it and have been working it in since recording this interview in a couple of gigs. I donít mention the quality of the wallet because for me there was no issue with quality. Itís very well-made and would look like itís going to last a long time.

Regarding the material it is made out of. Again that something I donít think of. When I got a shadow wallet I didnít care what wallet I got, this sort of thing is not important to me. Obviously no one can tell what the long-term issues are going to be In terms of quality. However as far as I can see the quality is absolutely fine. As I said Iíve been using it for a few weeks now and itís taken a hammering and seems as good as new

Hope that helps [/quote]

Hi Craig any wallet that is only a few weeks or months or 1 year should have no problems but the true test is in 12 months 2 years will this hold up my guess is no, especially the money clip rubbing on the cheap quilty material, the truth is and fact that this was made in none leather to make much more profit the majority of people who by normal wallets or magic wallets by leather for 1 reason only quilty and yes Creig you love it that's great but your review had no negatives that in the real world is not an upfront review that's keeping the maker happy like you I speak very very straight and I'm saying even if I loved this wallet I would have given the truth about the negatives in this review just like magic world
s did nothing personal Craig you're a great guy but where I come from in London I always say it like it is and with clean respectful chat this product is overpriced the material is not the best the peek is good but not outstanding the card to wallet is not one of the best there the real facts agree or disagree there the facts
:cheers:
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 24, 2021 05:12AM)
As for your own opinion Craig your right but if 100 magicians were asked if there were no negatives to Nexus regarding quality card to wallet zip and a few other things like the price you would be wrong as you say as far as you are concerned everything is 100% that's just not true this wallet is not 100% only in your opinion and in the real world the majority nearly always get it right now that's a fact Magic orthodoxy always gives a negative 99% of the time and so too he would with this Nexus just like the magic world did
and others will too. Craig so when you look at all the reviews and opinions are you right, no your not, yes you think it Amazing that's great. but that's different from reality. Sorry for my poor grammar but that's not my strong point and at least I speak up where others let many speak for them :cheers:
Like I said nothing personal what you do is great :spinningcoin:
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 24, 2021 07:59AM)
Yeah, it looks good to me and I'll be more than happy to report on my findings when I receive it.

The positives from Craig's review and performances are that it gave me new ideas on how I'd use the wallet and I already had a fair few ideas.
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (May 24, 2021 07:59AM)
MagicOrthodoxy put up a review too for this:

https://youtu.be/wLmeFhjgjBo

I am excited for nexus to arrive and I really loved Craig's review.

Craig, your reviews are helping the magic community and the newer magicians. Thanks for all the hard work! :D

-Magic Avi
Message: Posted by: dman11 (May 24, 2021 08:55AM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, blitzavi wrote:
MagicOrthodoxy put up a review too for this:

https://youtu.be/wLmeFhjgjBo


-Magic Avi [/quote]

Oh boy - look at that. Murphy's/Javier even filmed a special intro for the review show.....I bet something like that wont influence reviewers at all...nah
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 24, 2021 09:26AM)
IF you look at the trailer you will see how slim the wallet can look. I agree that Craig's looked ridiculously fatted up but then that's a good sign if it withstood that amount of stuff in it.

Surely the fact that there's a tightness in removing the card from the zippered compartment adds to the impossibility of it being there?

Here's a link to a similar-ish wallet showing that the type of wallet DOES exist in the real world.

https://www.newegg.com/p/02N-013S-00SV8
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 24, 2021 09:48AM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
[quote]On May 24, 2021, David Numen wrote:
[quote]On May 24, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
I love Craigís reviews and performances, his ability as a magician would put 95% of other magicians to shame imho.
I wanted it to confirm how I felt the peek worked and not everyone has to be on performing mode when they are just being helpful sat at a table.
The thing I donít like about this wallet is what is it made of and the zipper which I believe will snag up at some point and be even worse pulling on this type of material.
I would say that when a quote has already been used by the creator saying ďthis is the best wallet I have ever seenĒ itís a slippery slope to be at all negative.
I got that from Craigís review on how that quote came about and I felt personally he knew it would never be the easiest product to review based on that quote the creators used.
Itís like Simon Cowell on BGT saying ďit amazes meĒ and a magician then using that forever, when in fact what Simon really said was ďit amazes me that you have the front to come on here and actually believe you have talentĒ.
Of course itís clear Craig loves it, has his quote been used slightly in an over the top manner by Murphy's?
My personal opinion is yes it has Gaz 😊 [/quote]


It was quite clear from your posts and N8's post prior to the review being released that you expected Craig to be negative on the wallet and it now seems your disappointed that he wasn't. So basically you're saying you don't believe him and that he lied in the review but you're qualifying that by saying he had to stick to his original comment. No, he didn't. He could have said he didn't know what material it would be, how it would function in his hands etc...he could easily have backtracked. But he didn't, he was, I believe, genuinely enthusiastic about it because HE ACTUALLY LIKES IT. You just can't accept that...quite bizarre. [/quote]

The exact opposite David I thought the review was less positive than I was hoping it was going to be.
I wanted it to dispel my concerns on the material etc so I actually felt (because I can dot the iís and cross the Tís) underwhelmed by it.
I actually said that it my first post after watching it?
It could well be fantastic and Iím certain it will be for many, I would need to actually see one in person and have a play around with it to really know

Itís also great David if you have already thought outside the box and have other ideas for it.
That would make a big difference to anyoneís decision on buying something, after all itís you who will be using it Gaz 😊 [/quote]

Nexus has had bad reviews too don't that's a fact, if anyone is going to buy it, of course, there going to have more positive things to say and it is overpriced zips go wrong quilty is not better than the leather card to wallet is not smooth card out of wallet is tight many on here are also saying the same thing they cant all be wrong ??
:dice:
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 24, 2021 10:04AM)
Back to the Nexus 1 overpriced 2, it's not as good as real leather 3 it has been definitely overrated 120% 4 Craigs review its impossible if saying the truth that the nexus has no negatives because the truth is it does I have not bought any other peak since thought transmitter pro and that too is poor quilty wallet but great device so I'm not against the nexus or any other wallet I just talk it strait very strait, unfortunately, others on here like David and others don't like that so they choose to stick the boot in fact not fiction that's the word and to make it very clear I'm not saying nexus is poor I'm saying it's over rated :cheers:
Message: Posted by: LankyHobo (May 24, 2021 10:45AM)
I was hoping to get some blank cards for the out to lunch strap. Is there any indication what size cards I would need to buy to fit? Thanks very much.
Message: Posted by: Thomas Walter (May 24, 2021 11:49AM)
I have ordered the Nexus wallet, because in my over 50 years in the magic business, both as a professinal peformer, writer and dealer, I found a peak that was to my liking.

About the "leather" quality: I do not think many of you hobbyist magicians (NOT meant in a negatve way!!!) will have any problems with the wearing out matter. Personally, I do not either, because I am retired and have not that many gigs as I used to have in earlier years.
Yes, I am that old, and by the way, if someone doubt it, I speak, read and write in 6 languages, and my army period was in the early sixties!

And by the way, again, we are only in the entertainment business, guys! :rotf: Well, some of us... :hmm:
Message: Posted by: scathmadre (May 24, 2021 11:56AM)
Craig's review was particularly good. Shame on the detractors. It is a review not a performance, and it sold me. It was designed to Ďhelp us decideí.

I always appreciate a good utility and recognize it for what it is. The bottom line is, I'm the performer. Itís up to me to make the magic real.

I tend not to listen to the nose pickers.
Message: Posted by: Thomas Walter (May 24, 2021 12:00PM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, scathmadre wrote:
Craig's review was particularly good. Shame on the detractors. It is a review not a performance, and it sold me. It was designed to Ďhelp us decideí.

I always appreciate a good utility and recognize it for what it is. The bottom line is, I'm the performer. Itís up to me to make the magic real.

I tend not to listen to the nose pickers. [/quote]
Hear, hear!
You nailed it, scathmadre!
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 24, 2021 12:08PM)
Which detractors do you mean though? I only mentioned his peek being bad - but I LOVED his review. In fact both his performance and his review tipped me over the edge of deciding to buy the wallet. So please just because I was honest about Craig - as Craig himself likes to be about products so surely it's fair play? - don't label me a detractor. His review was incredibly useful.

What I don't get is people making out it wasn't a positive review..THOSE are the detractors and it's THOSE people who continually steer this thread off course.

I hope I shall have the wallet by the end of the week, if not sooner, so will be happy to report. I might even keep a daily diary!
Message: Posted by: Thomas Walter (May 24, 2021 12:40PM)
I have ordered this wallet, and I have a question about the envelopes used in some of the routines.
(Yes, I know, all of this will be obvious when I receive it, but I am a little impatient... ;) )
I have a lot of similar envelopes, from Propdog, Dave Bonsall's "Bonsalopes".
Have anybody tried these with Nexus?
Message: Posted by: Erdnase27 (May 24, 2021 12:44PM)
Great that vegan wallets are on the rise imo! Since I already have a Rebel wallet and a Shadow Wallet, ill pass on this one, but come on guys, having options are always good, there is a "wallet" for everyone :)
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 24, 2021 12:50PM)
First thing I'm doing with mine is seeing what size steak I can fit inside it.
Message: Posted by: Erdnase27 (May 24, 2021 03:03PM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, David Numen wrote:
First thing I'm doing with mine is seeing what size steak I can fit inside it. [/quote]


You are hardcore bro :D
Message: Posted by: Luke Master (May 24, 2021 07:38PM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, Thomas Walter wrote:
I have ordered this wallet, and I have a question about the envelopes used in some of the routines.
(Yes, I know, all of this will be obvious when I receive it, but I am a little impatient... ;) )
I have a lot of similar envelopes, from Propdog, Dave Bonsall's "Bonsalopes".
Have anybody tried these with Nexus? [/quote]

Hello Thomas - Medium envelopes are too big for the wallet. Javier teaches a folded card to envelope. Unfolded card to envelope is not taught in the instructions, because the envelope style supplied is not conducive to that. Thank you!
Message: Posted by: Bambu (May 25, 2021 11:12PM)
[quote]On May 23, 2021, videoman wrote:
First of all, Iím not trying to sell anyone on the Alias wallet, but itís still my favorite peek wallet. Not very impressed with the peek on the Nexus. Some have said itís very similar to the Alias wallet peek, or itís the reverse of Alias. But itís seems pretty obvious exactly when the peek is happening with Nexus and itís much harder to see the moment with Alias.
[/quote]
I agreed about the Alias, for me also it is still my favorite peek wallet. Having said that and after just seen the video peek instructions for the Nexus I can say that you can also do a similar peek with the Nexus while you put the wallet at the spectator hand, plus be able to see straight at the whole card.

In fact Javier teaches several great peeks with the wallet. The only cons in my opinion is that with the Nexus the secret part it doesn't lock like with the Alias.
Message: Posted by: Adam Meier (May 26, 2021 02:30AM)
I bought this wallet only for the peek. I have Blink 1, Alias and many more. I have to say this is the best peek option I have come across and I`m very happy with the wallet. Nexus and The Peek Note wallet is now my number one choice when it comes down to the peek function.

I do however agree that the quality should be better for such an expensive wallet.
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (May 26, 2021 02:43AM)
On Craig's review the peek seemed very obvious indeed and happened at the exact moment when most heat was on the wallet -hopefully young viewers interested in Mentalism won't copy that. It also looked as if it was very tricky to remove the card from the zippered compartment. If someone with Craig's experience in handling wallets was unable to make it smooth it doesn't bode well. I also think charging premium leather prices for a plastic wallet should be unacceptable.

All in all, judging from that review I can't see this replacing any of the established stand-alone leather wallets that have stood the test of time.
Message: Posted by: 252life (May 26, 2021 03:06AM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, Martin.Lester wrote:
[quote]On May 24, 2021, Craig Petty wrote:
[quote]On May 24, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Don't take too much umbrage on the criticism Craig - part and parcel of being brave enough to put yourself out there. Whilst I thought you handled the peek badly it DID give me an idea on how I would use such a routine and your second routine used a feature that I will use albeit differently. End result is that you helped sell the wallet to me, regardless. [/quote]

Iím not trying to disagree. The peek could have been handled better.

Iím serious though. I spend hours learning tricks because I think performing a routine is a better way to show a product in a review than just talking about it. But itís not worth it to be honest. I understand why no other reviewers perform the routines they review. It takes a lot of time. If you nail the performance itís expected but if itís anything less than perfect itís criticised. And rightfully so in this case. I just think it would make my life easier if I donít bother.

Guess I have a lot to think about. [/quote]

Actually Craig I actually appreciate that you do perform the effects

In fact even though I might not agree with everything you say for reviewing your channel is my first choice

Some of the other review shows are getting more and more pointless with endless talk and cutaways to the trailers ( which people can watch anytime )

So please don't give up giving performance on your review show that is what sets your channel ahead of the others [/quote]

Agreed
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 26, 2021 08:14AM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Adam Meier wrote:
I bought this wallet only for the peek. I have Blink 1, Alias and many more. I have to say this is the best peek option I have come across and I`m very happy with the wallet. Nexus and The Peek Note wallet is now my number one choice when it comes down to the peek function.

I do however agree that the quality should be better for such an expensive wallet. [/quote]

So can you please tell me in your opinion if this peek is better than the shadow for the peek only and would be nice if others will give their thoughts for peeking only nothing else what you would choose, now most of us know the method? I think personly this could well be the best peek out there for a number of reasons
:cheers:
Message: Posted by: Thomas Walter (May 26, 2021 08:20AM)
[quote]On May 24, 2021, Luke Master wrote:
[quote]On May 24, 2021, Thomas Walter wrote:
I have ordered this wallet, and I have a question about the envelopes used in some of the routines.
(Yes, I know, all of this will be obvious when I receive it, but I am a little impatient... ;) )
I have a lot of similar envelopes, from Propdog, Dave Bonsall's "Bonsalopes".
Have anybody tried these with Nexus? [/quote]

Hello Thomas - Medium envelopes are too big for the wallet. Javier teaches a folded card to envelope. Unfolded card to envelope is not taught in the instructions, because the envelope style supplied is not conducive to that. Thank you! [/quote]
Hi Luke,
Yes, I found out that too. I have not yet received the wallet, but I had a chance to view the instruction video.
The "Extra Small Bonsalopes" from Propdog seems to fit. The are only 50 mm square and is actually made for a ring in Nick Einhorn's Nest of Wallet. And they are red, a nice feature.
I'll think I'll try these.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 26, 2021 08:32AM)
Propdog are very helpful you could call them as they did do a review on the Nexus and I'm sure he would tell you if these envelopes fit hope this helps Best regards :cheers:
Message: Posted by: M Pitcher (May 26, 2021 08:41AM)
I received my nexus wallet and I really like it. The quality is amazing and now Iím convinced that whoever had any issues with the quality doesnít own this wallet.
Iíll report back again when I finish watching the tutorial. I had the time to watch the basics and so far Iím very impressed.

Best regards,
MP
Message: Posted by: Thomas Walter (May 26, 2021 08:41AM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
Propdog are very helpful you could call them as they did do a review on the Nexus and I'm sure he would tell you if these envelopes fit hope this helps Best regards :cheers: [/quote]
Yes, I know. David, Mila and Alex are very nice and handles everything very friendly and professionally. Propdog is the only UK magic dealer I use since Brexit!
But I am sure the small red Bonsalopes will work!
Message: Posted by: Adam Meier (May 26, 2021 08:45AM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Adam Meier wrote:
I bought this wallet only for the peek. I have Blink 1, Alias and many more. I have to say this is the best peek option I have come across and I`m very happy with the wallet. Nexus and The Peek Note wallet is now my number one choice when it comes down to the peek function.

I do however agree that the quality should be better for such an expensive wallet. [/quote]

So can you please tell me in your opinion if this peek is better than the shadow for the peek only and would be nice if others will give their thoughts for peeking only nothing else what you would choose, now most of us know the method? I think personly this could well be the best peek out there for a number of reasons
:cheers: [/quote]

For me this is a better option and the best peek wallet I have ever had (and I have had way to many). There is so many ways to cover the peek and show both sides of the wallet before and after. I also like the "illusion" of placing the written card on top of your driver license or credit card as it is another layer of impossibility to peek the information. You can also place the wallet in the spectators hands without any worries.

I have not even looked at the other functions because I will never use them. For me it is worth getting even with the "bad" quality issue because the wallet functionality top the quality IMHO. And in all fairness I guess it will take some time to wear out the wallet and I have probably got another peek wallet by then lol :)
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 26, 2021 09:47AM)
Yes Adam I got to agree with you, but for me, the price for a none leather wallet should be around $65 or around £60. The Shadow wallet leather is a little less in price than $65 but if only used for a great peek then maybe this is the trade-off, pay much more than one really should and get a great peek :dice:
Message: Posted by: Luke Master (May 26, 2021 11:36AM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Thomas Walter wrote:
Hi Luke,
Yes, I found out that too....I'll think I'll try these. [/quote]

Hey sir! Yeah I was going to say small envelopes could work. Javier teaches (as I'm sure you saw) a folded card paperclipped to the back of a business card, in an envelope, so you would have to alter that if using a small envelope, as a business card would not fit. But I'm sure with some minor adjustments small envelopes could work. It will be interesting to see what route you take. Thank you!
Message: Posted by: scathmadre (May 26, 2021 12:44PM)
Best $110 I've spent in years.
Worth every penny.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 26, 2021 01:58PM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, scathmadre wrote:
Best $110 I've spent in years.
Worth every penny. [/quote]

Thatís great is it the best peek wallet you have ever had and is this better than the Shadow for the peek only in your opinion :cheers: :
Message: Posted by: scathmadre (May 26, 2021 02:03PM)
Had to come back and state...
The price is not for the wallet alone. It's also for the video. Think you've been there done it all seen it all just right out of the box and go...you're going to miss half the fun.
Brilliant stuff here.
Message: Posted by: Luke Master (May 26, 2021 02:21PM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, LondonN8 wrote: Thatís great is it the best peek wallet you have ever had and is this better than the Shadow for the peek only in your opinion :cheers: : [/quote]

Hey London, I have both wallets, and have owned a large amount of others as well (except for Blink 2). It is hard to say whether the Shadow is "better" or not, as the Shadow, if you do a bold p**k, you do not have to return to it, while if you do a safe p**k, you do in a way return to it as you grab something from it to get the p**k. Nexus you do not have to "return" to it because you can get the p**k in a variety of ways; it shares similarities with Vi$#r and S*W if that helps at all. I agree with a couple of others in that the almost 4 hours on instructions give some neat ideas to use with it. I also agree with James over at MagicWorld that, where the money clip goes in, if that happened to get snagged on your pants or something similar and pulled at the point where the clip goes into the wallet, the material there is thin and has the potential to rip. Those are some initial thoughts. Thank you!
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 26, 2021 02:52PM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Luke Master wrote:
[quote]On May 26, 2021, LondonN8 wrote: Thatís great is it the best peek wallet you have ever had and is this better than the Shadow for the peek only in your opinion :cheers: : [/quote]

Hey London, I have both wallets, and have owned a large amount of others as well (except for Blink 2). It is hard to say whether the Shadow is "better" or not, as the Shadow, if you do a bold p**k, you do not have to return to it, while if you do a safe p**k, you do in a way return to it as you grab something from it to get the p**k. Nexus you do not have to "return" to it because you can get the p**k in a variety of ways; it shares similarities with Vi$#r and S*W if that helps at all. I agree with a couple of others in that the almost 4 hours on instructions give some neat ideas to use with it. I also agree with James over at MagicWorld that, where the money clip goes in, if that happened to get snagged on your pants or something similar and pulled at the point where the clip goes into the wallet, the material there is thin and has the potential to rip. Those are some initial thoughts. Thank you! [/quote]

Very kind Luke for the information and help, for me, its always been overpriced but after seeing Craig's review and how it works, I must say I do think it's a great peek, and on this occasion, I might just pay, for me a got it down to the shadow as I like the 12 outs or this Nexus where I believe the peek is if not the best out there, one of the tops ones. As for the money clip, I know someone who works leather and I could get them to reinforce that side for me if I buy this but It's nice you paid your money and are very happy that's the most important thing Luke Best regards
:thumbsup:
Message: Posted by: Thomas Walter (May 26, 2021 03:17PM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Luke Master wrote:
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Thomas Walter wrote:
Hi Luke,
Yes, I found out that too....I'll think I'll try these. [/quote]

Hey sir! Yeah I was going to say small envelopes could work. Javier teaches (as I'm sure you saw) a folded card paperclipped to the back of a business card, in an envelope, so you would have to alter that if using a small envelope, as a business card would not fit. But I'm sure with some minor adjustments small envelopes could work. It will be interesting to see what route you take. Thank you! [/quote]

Hi Luke. I have used ring in envelope in wallet with Dave Bonsall's envelopes in a Propdogs JOL Wallet during the years, and it worked well. But even the small JOL wallets are quite big and best suited used with a jacket. I thought that using this compact Nexus in this routine would be a nice and handy option. But there must be some thinking and maybe some modifikations to get a smoothe load into the envelopes. Better put on the thinking cap...

Well, actually, it is not that important, like many others, it seems, I too bought Nexus primarily for the peek.
Message: Posted by: MindReadingGeek (May 26, 2021 03:47PM)
This is a fantastic product. The best Ďreviewsí are from those who actually own it and use it rather than relying on those that are surmising.Iíll sum up my thoughts;

Negatives?
Itís not leather - and there may be longevity issues
Pricey - at $110, itís an investment

Positives?
An absolutely fabulous p*** - perhaps the best on the market.
Slimline with loads of pocket space for other packet tricks.
Super Ďinbuiltí OTT feature
Lovely Ďcard to walletí that works just as good as my other wallets with a s***e
Magical inbuilt transformation/ appearance
Load of other options such as an index / impossible load/ disappearance routines.

If youíve got the cash and want to invest - buy it!
Message: Posted by: Luke Master (May 26, 2021 04:28PM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Thomas Walter wrote:
Hi Luke. I have used ring in envelope in wallet with Dave Bonsall's envelopes in a Propdogs JOL Wallet during the years, and it worked well. But even the small JOL wallets are quite big and best suited used with a jacket. I thought that using this compact Nexus in this routine would be a nice and handy option. But there must be some thinking and maybe some modifikations to get a smoothe load into the envelopes. Better put on the thinking cap...
Well, actually, it is not that important, like many others, it seems, I too bought Nexus primarily for the peek. [/quote]

Hello sir, I have used both a small and large JOL and gosh were those good; still have a love for them today, although I do not use them currently. I think you are totally correct in that if you try and use a small bon****pe with the Nexus, it would be an interesting set up to keep it at the top of the wallet so it does not fall down into it, but I'm sure you will figure something out that makes it work well; maybe the marker technique that Javier uses would help keep a small envelope in place. And I agree, the p**k is solid and a nice feature of it. I am not a worrier, but I do hope that both pieces of plastic used in that area do not scratch up too much too quickly and hold together well with the stitching on the perimeter of them. Thank you sir!
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 26, 2021 04:48PM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, M Pitcher wrote:
I received my nexus wallet and I really like it. The quality is amazing and now Iím convinced that whoever had any issues with the quality doesnít own this wallet.
Iíll report back again when I finish watching the tutorial. I had the time to watch the basics and so far Iím very impressed.

Best regards,
MP [/quote]

Anthony at magic worlds was ripped on arrival from the money clip? Regards Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 26, 2021 05:03PM)
Also although I havenít got it I am sure the peek is the same method as the Viper? Regards Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Luke Master (May 26, 2021 05:45PM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Anthony at magic worlds was ripped on arrival from the money clip? Regards Gaz 😊 [/quote]

Yes sir, he said it came out of the package like that. Thank you!
Message: Posted by: Luke Master (May 26, 2021 06:08PM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Also although I havenít got it I am sure the peek is the same method as the Viper? Regards Gaz 😊 [/quote]

PM'd you sir.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 26, 2021 06:26PM)
The thing is with the Viper wallet it can do what this can do and what the alias wallet can do combined peek wise.
The Viper also has the advantage of a SUC peek feature and an even better feature which combines an actually folded inserted piece of paper and you can peek 2 words simultaneously. Oh and it can also load a card in the zippered compartment.
Lastly it looks a more natural looking leather wallet imho Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Doomo (May 26, 2021 07:07PM)
I am being told this uses an identical mechanism as my complete peek wallet. If so we will need to get this sorted!
Message: Posted by: videoman (May 26, 2021 08:30PM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
The thing is with the Viper wallet it can do what this can do and what the alias wallet can do combined peek wise.
The Viper also has the advantage of a SUC peek feature and an even better feature which combines an actually folded inserted piece of paper and you can peek 2 words simultaneously. Oh and it can also load a card in the zippered compartment.
Lastly it looks a more natural looking leather wallet imho Gaz 😊 [/quote]


So far, Alias is still my favorite peek. Although similar in methodology to the Viper, the Alias has a couple small differences that I prefer.

The main difference to all of these, is that with the Alias you are getting the peek as they are putting their card inside the wallet which gives you a natural reason to look at the wallet. For an amateur mentalist like myself this is very helpful to avoid making the peek look obvious. Yes, the peek is a quick one. But IMO, the best peeks are quick. Marc Oberonís Insider is excellent for a long, delayed, multiple peek where you get several pieces of information. But my average everyday peeks do not consist of several pieces of information, usually itís simply the name of someone close to the spectator.

But Shadow, Nexus, Viper, they all will work. My second favorite after Alias is the Minimal Wallet, which is an SUC. Again, it has a built in reason to briefly look at wallet and get your peek. Craig Pettyís peek in his Nexus demo was obvious because there was no reason to look at the wallet at that moment other than to obtain a peek. Even lifting a wallet very briefly to move it a few inches can be a giveaway if the movement isnít well justified. It can send up a red flag to many spectators.

I think a lot of people overlook the justification, and believe that if it is done secretly and quickly it is good enough. Granted, that does work MOST of the time. But to be 100% effective it has to be justified in a way that their brain doesnít record the action so it isnít noticed or remembered. Going back for another business card usually falls into this category but itís not my favorite justification.

The Nexus peek can be done very secretly, but you still need a logical justification to make it 100% effective. Otherwise, even if it seems impossible, an observant spec may sense you saw it even if they canít explain how.
Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (May 26, 2021 09:36PM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Doomo wrote:
If so we will need to get this sorted! [/quote]

Do you possess exclusive rights to the method thus prohibiting it ever being used elsewhere? Or do you mean you'd appreciate being credited?

I'm sure it'll get sorted.
Message: Posted by: jamo425 (May 26, 2021 09:48PM)
Can't wait for mine to arrive after hearing the positive reviews!

Unfortunately, there was some kind of delay for me with shipping. I placed my order last Friday with 2 day delivery, and saw that it wasn't even sent out to usps until just yesterday. And it's saying my package will arrive this Friday.. I've ordered other things recently and never had this kind of delay. Sorry had to vent somewhere lol but it is frustrating.

But can someone tell me if in the instructions they teach an out to lunch routine? I've never gotten into mentalism much at all so OTL is a new thing for me. If it's not taught here, any suggestions where to learn it?

Also has anyone figured out yet if this can take bonsolopes? Hope that it does considering there was a card reveal from an envelope in the trailer. I'd imagine the instructions would teach some way to do load a card into an envelope.

Anyway, couple more days wait for me :( but if someone can help answer these I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 26, 2021 10:43PM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Doomo wrote:
I am being told this uses an identical mechanism as my complete peek wallet. If so we will need to get this sorted! [/quote]

No it doesnít, itís more like the lookout wallet or the viper wallet.
Message: Posted by: simplymagicweb (May 27, 2021 01:37AM)
When choosing a peek device, I look at how I intend to use it within a routine and as videoman stated, to have a natural reason to look at the wallet when obtaining the peek. I like to use time misdirection with my routines so the peek is obtained a long time after the card has been placed in the wallet. Hence, I tend to ďroutineĒ my effects to utilise going back to the wallet to obtain another card and obtain my peek then - very much like with the SAW. Doing any ďmoveĒ on the offbeat as my all time fav magician Gary Kurtz often utilised, for me makes any routine extra powerful and difficult for the audience to backtrack. So obtaining the peek directly after the info has been written is when the spectator is on the highest alert, so IMO, even if they donít see anything they may still suspect something has happened.

But we are all different! So no ultimate wallet! We all have different buying motives too - maybe we buy because we just like collecting wallets? Maybe because we like different methods? Maybe we want a multi use wallet? Maybe we buy just to learn the secret? Maybe we want just a peek wallet? The Nexus will certainly satisfy many peopleís buying urges - have fun guys!
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 27, 2021 02:36AM)
I totally agree - I have the Shadow, it's lovely, but I feel the peek in Nexus is cleverer. Does it need to be? Absolutely not. But it's still a lovely peek. It also does a card to wallet. I've wanted a wallet that does a decent peek and a card to wallet for some time so it ticks two boxes. I have more use for that function than the index function of Shadow. Both are lovely, both are different. Pick the one that does the job you want it to do.
Message: Posted by: JackMagic (May 27, 2021 02:59AM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, David Numen wrote:
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Doomo wrote:
I am being told this uses an identical mechanism as my complete peek wallet. If so we will need to get this sorted! [/quote]

No it doesnít, itís more like the lookout wallet or the viper wallet. [/quote]

So the lesson to learn is to check your facts before jumping on a public forum
and making accusations
Message: Posted by: The Unmasked Magician (May 27, 2021 03:08AM)
He said "if", right? So it's not an accusation then.
Message: Posted by: JackMagic (May 27, 2021 03:30AM)
[quote]On May 27, 2021, The Unmasked Magician wrote:
He said "if", right? So it's not an accusation then. [/quote]

[quote]On May 26, 2021, David Numen wrote:


No it doesnít, itís more like the lookout wallet or the viper wallet. [/quote]



So some random person told him , and he took as fact

The point is he should have checked it out him self
before jumping to the wrong conclusion

And why did he have to say in a public form

He could have easy contacted the creator himself
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 27, 2021 03:52AM)
I agree that a more gentlemanly approach would be to contact the creator - who seems an approachable friendly guy - and gently enquire as to the similarities and, more importantly, inspiration for the peek method. Going "public" is something to reserve for when you've gone thru polite channels and failed to get a satisfactory response.
Message: Posted by: Doomo (May 27, 2021 05:01AM)
[quote]On May 27, 2021, David Numen wrote:
I agree that a more gentlemanly approach would be to contact the creator - who seems an approachable friendly guy - and gently enquire as to the similarities and, more importantly, inspiration for the peek method. Going "public" is something to reserve for when you've gone thru polite channels and failed to get a satisfactory response. [/quote]
I have since seen that it uses the same peek mechanics as my complete peek wallet.
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 27, 2021 05:19AM)
Well having had your Complete Peek Wallet I don't see any similarity. That's like saying anything with a slit in it is an SUC feature. With your wallet the target card is slid amongst a bunch of credit cards in your wallet and the peek happens as you close the wallet. In Nexus, the card is slid seemingly above your ID card and you can catch your peek as you place the wallet in the spectator's hand or you withdraw another card to write on or as you place the wallet in your pocket. No disrespect, but I really see no resemblance to your wallet.
Message: Posted by: M Pitcher (May 27, 2021 05:50AM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
[quote]On May 26, 2021, Luke Master wrote:
[quote]On May 26, 2021, LondonN8 wrote: Thatís great is it the best peek wallet you have ever had and is this better than the Shadow for the peek only in your opinion :cheers: : [/quote]

Hey London, I have both wallets, and have owned a large amount of others as well (except for Blink 2). It is hard to say whether the Shadow is "better" or not, as the Shadow, if you do a bold p**k, you do not have to return to it, while if you do a safe p**k, you do in a way return to it as you grab something from it to get the p**k. Nexus you do not have to "return" to it because you can get the p**k in a variety of ways; it shares similarities with Vi$#r and S*W if that helps at all. I agree with a couple of others in that the almost 4 hours on instructions give some neat ideas to use with it. I also agree with James over at MagicWorld that, where the money clip goes in, if that happened to get snagged on your pants or something similar and pulled at the point where the clip goes into the wallet, the material there is thin and has the potential to rip. Those are some initial thoughts. Thank you! [/quote] [/quote]

Looks like he got a faulty item, he should ask for a replacement.
Mine arrived perfectly and I am super happy with it.
I had a chance to watch a bit more of the tutorial and itís fantastic.
I am going to watch it all in the weekend.

MP
Message: Posted by: Doomo (May 27, 2021 06:20AM)
[quote]On May 27, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Well having had your Complete Peek Wallet I don't see any similarity. That's like saying anything with a slit in it is an SUC feature. With your wallet the target card is slid amongst a bunch of credit cards in your wallet and the peek happens as you close the wallet. In Nexus, the card is slid seemingly above your ID card and you can catch your peek as you place the wallet in the spectator's hand or you withdraw another card to write on or as you place the wallet in your pocket. No disrespect, but I really see no resemblance to your wallet. [/quote]sorry but mechanically it functions identically. I have now had 5 people contact me to tell me about this who have both wallets.
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 27, 2021 06:33AM)
Thinking back, the Mindspy wallet used a f**p in a different way and that was 20 years ago. It depends who is credited with the idea of using a f**p to facilitate a peek. I wouldn't have thought to compare the two personally and how you get the peek done is different in both wallets.
Message: Posted by: AutarchicFlux (May 27, 2021 06:34AM)
[quote]On May 27, 2021, Doomo wrote:
[quote]On May 27, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Well having had your Complete Peek Wallet I don't see any similarity. That's like saying anything with a slit in it is an SUC feature. With your wallet the target card is slid amongst a bunch of credit cards in your wallet and the peek happens as you close the wallet. In Nexus, the card is slid seemingly above your ID card and you can catch your peek as you place the wallet in the spectator's hand or you withdraw another card to write on or as you place the wallet in your pocket. No disrespect, but I really see no resemblance to your wallet. [/quote]sorry but mechanically it functions identically. I have now had 5 people contact me to tell me about this who have both wallets. [/quote]

Sorry, but it's not the same at all, and you're embarrassing yourself and damaging your reputation. Turn back now before it's too late.
Message: Posted by: Luke Master (May 27, 2021 07:27AM)
[quote]On May 26, 2021, jamo425 wrote:
But can someone tell me if in the instructions they teach an out to lunch routine?...Also has anyone figured out yet if this can take bonsolopes?[/quote]

Hey Jamo, Javier teaches how to construct OTL with the money clip, but does not teach a routine. As for some good OTL recommendations, this thread from last year has some good thoughts:

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=715114&forum=4

As for the wallet using Bon##*()es, small ones could work with it, but you would have to do some tweaking to make it work smoothly. Javier teaches a card to envelope in wallet, but it is specific to the envelope template that is supplied with the effect, and is done with a folded card. Thank you!
Message: Posted by: Doomo (May 27, 2021 08:26AM)
[quote]On May 27, 2021, AutarchicFlux wrote:
[quote]On May 27, 2021, Doomo wrote:
[quote]On May 27, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Well having had your Complete Peek Wallet I don't see any similarity. That's like saying anything with a slit in it is an SUC feature. With your wallet the target card is slid amongst a bunch of credit cards in your wallet and the peek happens as you close the wallet. In Nexus, the card is slid seemingly above your ID card and you can catch your peek as you place the wallet in the spectator's hand or you withdraw another card to write on or as you place the wallet in your pocket. No disrespect, but I really see no resemblance to your wallet. [/quote]sorry but mechanically it functions identically. I have now had 5 people contact me to tell me about this who have both wallets. [/quote]

Sorry, but it's not the same at all, and you're embarrassing yourself and damaging your reputation. Turn back now before it's too late. [/quote]

And here is a short demo of the mechanics of my peek. I just saw one of the other wallet. https://youtu.be/7eyZiA-uNWE
Message: Posted by: David Numen (May 27, 2021 08:45AM)
You're using gravity to assist the "revelation". Your "mechanism" is internal and you do the move as you close the wallet.

With Nexus, the pocket is external (been done with other wallets). It's not gravity that's being used to aid the revelation, it's thumbthing else. It happens on offbeat moments - as you withdraw a card or as you hand them the wallet.

Both use f**ps but so did the Mindspy which predates yours by some years.
Message: Posted by: M Pitcher (May 27, 2021 08:48AM)
[quote]On May 27, 2021, Doomo wrote:
[quote]On May 27, 2021, AutarchicFlux wrote:
[quote]On May 27, 2021, Doomo wrote:
[quote]On May 27, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Well having had your Complete Peek Wallet I don't see any similarity. That's like saying anything with a slit in it is an SUC feature. With your wallet the target card is slid amongst a bunch of credit cards in your wallet and the peek happens as you close the wallet. In Nexus, the card is slid seemingly above your ID card and you can catch your peek as you place the wallet in the spectator's hand or you withdraw another card to write on or as you place the wallet in your pocket. No disrespect, but I really see no resemblance to your wallet. [/quote]sorry but mechanically it functions identically. I have now had 5 people contact me to tell me about this who have both wallets. [/quote]

Sorry, but it's not the same at all, and you're embarrassing yourself and damaging your reputation. Turn back now before it's too late. [/quote]

And here is a short demo of the mechanics of my peek. I just saw one of the other wallet. https://youtu.be/7eyZiA-uNWE [/quote]


I donít see any similarities between this and the nexus wallet.
What you have there is almost identical to the gravity wallet. Do you have permission from Becker and Earle?

Best regards,
MP
Message: Posted by: Jared (May 27, 2021 10:49AM)
M Pitcher is correct. It was Becker and Earle who first pioneered the concept of a flip section for a peek. I owned the original Gravity Wallet and then later the Complete Peek Wallet, and was actually surprised that B & E were not credited when the TCPW was released. BTW- I've also viewed the instructions for the Nexus Wallet and can honestly say that the Complete Peek and Gravity closely resemble each other more in terms of method and mechanics than either of them to the Nexus.
Message: Posted by: Doomo (May 27, 2021 05:43PM)
I have a series of totally non plastic or leather wallets coming out.
Message: Posted by: 252life (May 27, 2021 07:44PM)
[quote]On May 27, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
I totally disagree with the last post, and although one of my best friends is a Vegan I totally disagree with everything they stand for Gaz 😊 [/quote]


Amen
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (May 28, 2021 12:53PM)
Hello Everyone,

I received the Nexus wallet today and I am pleased with it. Still playing around with it, but some initial thoughts on it:

- Great Peek [Very Deceptive]
- The CTW handling is great
- Also, the quality of the teaching by Javier is superb.

I will be giving it a spin for some street magic this weekend.

~Magic Avi
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (May 28, 2021 03:02PM)
[quote]On May 27, 2021, bosami wrote:

Animal agriculture is the #1 cause of global warming: contributing overwhelming amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide and methane. The industry is literally killing the planet. I'm not arguing what goes into making vegan leather - but I'm not worried about a plastic wallet being in a landfill for 1,000 years. Life on this planet won't be around a fraction of that time if we don't address the bigger issue.

https://www.cowspiracy.com/facts
[/quote]

No. No.

For the last 50 years we've heard the 5-, 10- and 15- years until we die unless we 'do something' predictions, yet none have come true and the global warmers are still buying 'soon to be under water' ocean front property.

The only 'evidence' for this claptrap was the Euro global warmer getting caught on a hot mike years ago saying global warming was no more than a created issue used to make $$$.
Message: Posted by: 252life (May 28, 2021 06:42PM)
Yup Chessman. First it was global
Cooling then warming then ďchangeĒ and now we have about 8 years left until death according to scholars like AOC... I think Iíll invest in oil and continue to enjoy my barbaric life :)
Now, what was the topic of this thread again? Oh yeah..the demand for plastics in magic props. Iím sure itís a thing and the industry will collapse if we donít get woke quick!
Leather here please and thank you.
Message: Posted by: 252life (May 28, 2021 06:45PM)
On topic for real though..
I like this p&&k but not the overall wallet personally. I wish my Viper had the same orientation honestly since itís easier not seeing a reversed image. But even then itís not a problem by changing the handling a tad.
Message: Posted by: John C (May 28, 2021 06:55PM)
[quote]On May 28, 2021, Chessmann wrote:
[quote]On May 27, 2021, bosami wrote:

Animal agriculture is the #1 cause of global warming: contributing overwhelming amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide and methane. The industry is literally killing the planet. I'm not arguing what goes into making vegan leather - but I'm not worried about a plastic wallet being in a landfill for 1,000 years. Life on this planet won't be around a fraction of that time if we don't address the bigger issue.

https://www.cowspiracy.com/facts
[/quote]

No. No.

For the last 50 years we've heard the 5-, 10- and 15- years until we die unless we 'do something' predictions, yet none have come true and the global warmers are still buying 'soon to be under water' ocean front property.

The only 'evidence' for this claptrap was the Euro global warmer getting caught on a hot mike years ago saying global warming was no more than a created issue used to make $$$. [/quote]

agree. It's all simply a money trap. a way to tax you for every move you make. all the big mouth posers for climate change fly around in private jets emitting more whatever they say is poison than any of us does in a lifetime.
Message: Posted by: UnbiasedMagicReviews (May 28, 2021 10:34PM)
A friend of mine showed me his Nexus wallet up close. After playing with it my thoughts are that I'm really glad I didn't buy it. I already have better peek wallets - The Alias wallet is a better peek because there is no hand motion. They slide the card into it and you already got the peek. The Viper wallet is also far superior with its versatility. For those who have not seen my Viperous peek (folded card with the Viper wallet) then send me a PM.
Message: Posted by: Fatgumbo (May 29, 2021 01:58AM)
I hope to do a video soon where I will compare and review the main peek wallets (stealth assassin/shadow/viper/phantom/blink)
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (May 29, 2021 06:38AM)
Part of the problem is the ridiculous hyperbole that accompanies every release these days. From the bombastic teaser/trailer videos to the "reviewers" constantly squealing about being "blown away" etc. Every average new prop or minor twist on a principle is treated as if it is the Second Coming.

He's not the worst offender but Craig Petty calling this "the best wallet I've ever seen" is the sort of thing that is now happening far too often. I simply don't believe him. He and the other Magic reviewers have become like hosts on the Shopping Channel. We know they don't really believe the stuff they are saying but their livelihoods/egos depend on getting sales, hits, views, so everything has to be hyped up or smashed down to the max. Nothing can just be average, or not bad, or quite good in some areas but lacking in others. No; things have to be "the best ever" or "this sucks!".

Oh for the days when properly qualified people without a financial or "you scratch my back" interest reviewed objectively in the Magic periodicals.
Message: Posted by: UnbiasedMagicReviews (May 29, 2021 07:53AM)
Martin, they are not "reviewers", but "Magic Promoters". There is a huge difference. When a new magic product comes out, we often experience the same thing as investors on the stock market - FOMO (Fear of Missing Out).
Message: Posted by: MindReadingGeek (May 29, 2021 03:41PM)
Must disagree with you guys. Craigís channel.is a fantastic resource to the Ďmagic communityí. Heís honest and open and doesnít suffer fools gladly.Check out the love and appreciation through all the feedback and comments he receives.However, as Dave implies over at Magic Orthodoxy, donít take his word for it,...check out everybody elseís reviews, then you can make an informed decision.
As for the Nexus,...Iím a wallet geek and must have 20 of them. Itís by far the best peek (with the most innocent presentation) Iíve used. Itís pricey, not leather, but with all the add ons - the Ďbest wallet Iíve ever seenĒ. But thatís only my opinion!
Message: Posted by: NeilS (May 29, 2021 03:49PM)
The moment I saw this thread and the heading 'This is the best wallet I have ever seen' I immediately switched off. I have seen such remarks so many times and, no doubt when the next gimmicked wallet comes out, will do so again.

In making my purchasing decisions I now look beyond the hype and take particular note of the views of those who have actually bought the item and whose views and opinion I trust.

Neil
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 29, 2021 04:15PM)
UnbiasedMagicReviews folded business card peek on The Viper is truly outstanding, it wasnít in the tutorial and what he has come up with is something I donít believe any other peek wallet can do Gaz 😊 ps I agree with Martin, everything is blown out of proportion in marketing these days there is literally no need to reinvent the wheel imo
Message: Posted by: Thomas Walter (May 29, 2021 04:32PM)
On the discussing the f**p method on former wallets, and who did what first and all the usual bla bla...:

In the instruction video for The Nexus Wallet, at 3:51:55 you can hear Javier say (being some kind of credit??? or...:
[B][I]"...and if you like the method the way The Nexus Wallet peek functions, check out Anthomy Miller's Complete Wallet and Becker and Earl's Gravity Wallet!" [/I][/B]

I personally like this wallet peek method better than all the others mentioned in this thread! Yes I have owned most of them and/or at least tried them out!
Great wallet, but it is only [B][I]MY[/I][/B] opinion! ;)
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 29, 2021 04:41PM)
Spectators donít care what peek you use, many many work flawlessly and we all know that if we are being honest.
Buy them all perform them well and itís purely down to your own personal preference the spectators donít give a dam as they donít know or shouldnít know anyway.
So so many achieve that goal imho Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: jamo425 (May 29, 2021 10:23PM)
Ok so I just got my wallet and as I really love the features. Haven't finished watching all the instructions, but both the peek and ctw features are great. Haven't gotten to the ID transpo part yet so I don't fully understand that part just yet. But the peek and ctw are the main things I bought this for, and am happy with both features.

BUT.. there is one big issue that I'm hoping is just me and noone else has had this problem. But I removed the money clip and went to reverse it, and it's nearly impossible to reinsert it.

Tried prying the clip open a bit so it goes in easier which didn't help. Something is snagging it and I can't tell what it is. I tried to finesse it, being as careful as possible, didn't apply much force and now the opening started to rip.

This is incredibly frustrating. Brand new wallet ripping already.. Anyway like I said I'm hoping it's just mine, and that they aren't all like this. I wouldn't expect that to be the case or else there would be complaints everywhere. But anyone else having this problem as well?

I'm hoping I can get this replaced and the next one is better. Aside from this issue I really do like everything about the wallet and want to use and perform with it.
Message: Posted by: Luke Master (May 29, 2021 11:17PM)
[quote]On May 29, 2021, jamo425 wrote:
Ok so I just got my wallet...But I removed the money clip and went to reverse it, and it's nearly impossible to reinsert it....Tried prying the clip open a bit so it goes in easier which didn't help. Something is snagging it and I can't tell what it is. I tried to finesse it, being as careful as possible, didn't apply much force and now the opening started to rip. [/quote]

Hey Jamo, you are not alone. I posted about it earlier, but I fear this may be a potential flaw in the design, as the one I have very much has the possibility to do that. When I went to reverse it, I noticed that the clip was getting caught on a piece of fabric that was sewn into the inside of where that clip is going. It could also get caught on a card if you have one in there, as that is part of a pocket. And if you put some pressure when putting it in, that opening could rip because of the thinner material. Anyway, the solution is to either place your finger in the curve of the clip (the U end) to open it more as you put it in, so it does not catch, or bend it open more so it does not catch. Thank you
Message: Posted by: jamo425 (May 30, 2021 12:38AM)
Hey Luke thanks for the advice. But man that is disappointing that it's a flaw in the design. That part really should be reinforced. Fortunately mine isn't too badly ripped but I know it won't take much for it to rip further. Wish I had known about this beforehand :(
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 30, 2021 05:14AM)
Unfortunately thatís where decent leather wins all day everyday. You can tear imitation leather so so easily and one little nick it just then tears almost like a piece of paper.
If you only want to use it literally for performances only you may get away with it for sometime with a lot of TLC.
I love my mastermind wallet but just repeatedly putting a elastic band over it while obtaining the peek just peels the outer layer off in no time. I had to reinforce it in those areas which doesnít look as pretty but I doubt a spectator will notice or care.
Another problem with a non leather wallet is the more functions it has the more battering it takes so they just donít hold up.
I donít know about carbon ones but then they normally look very odd in their design just going on the Shadow wallet option as an example Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 31, 2021 05:11AM)
[quote]On May 27, 2021, Doomo wrote:
[quote]On May 27, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Well having had your Complete Peek Wallet I don't see any similarity. That's like saying anything with a slit in it is an SUC feature. With your wallet the target card is slid amongst a bunch of credit cards in your wallet and the peek happens as you close the wallet. In Nexus, the card is slid seemingly above your ID card and you can catch your peek as you place the wallet in the spectator's hand or you withdraw another card to write on or as you place the wallet in your pocket. No disrespect, but I really see no resemblance to your wallet. [/quote]sorry but mechanically it functions identically. I have now had 5 people contact me to tell me about this who have both wallets. [/quote]

I agree completely Doomo, with everything you say the mechanical functions work the same. I have had your wallet in the past
:cheers:
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (May 31, 2021 06:05AM)
The Fact is this about the Nexus, much time and effort was put into this wallet, to get it to market. The peek is great, The money clip should not have been made of metal may be a more light material like hard plastic black, or stitched on elastic instead of the money clip if it was made of leather, you could say that the Nexus could have been made with no money clip. But I must say for me the biggest mistake was none leather, I'm 99% sure there would not have been these problems. The fact is it's not a coincidence that many and more are saying there are rips, and the quality is not good, only after much use and 1 year down the line, we will see just how many start to complain about the Nexus.
:dice:
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (May 31, 2021 10:32AM)
I am a user of this wallet and for people reading this thread, this might help. I have owned the wallet for a week and used it for 3 performances at the beach and the mall. The peek and card-to-wallet functions flawlessly.

Note that I do not use the OTL principle much with this wallet.

With the clip added to the wallet,

- The handling and mechanism of the peek are the same with or without the clip.
- The CTW handling is easier without the clip. The tutorial also teaches the CTW and other loads without the clip-on.

The wallet currently holds the following:

- 3 credit cards
- 5 + 5 ESP card set
- ID
- Some gimmicked bills/notes

The wallet has no rips or tears.

Hope this helps!

-Magic Avi
Message: Posted by: warren (May 31, 2021 03:57PM)
[quote]On May 31, 2021, blitzavi wrote:
I am a user of this wallet and for people reading this thread, this might help. I have owned the wallet for a week and used it for 3 performances at the beach and the mall. The peek and card-to-wallet functions flawlessly.

Note that I do not use the OTL principle much with this wallet.

With the clip added to the wallet,

- The handling and mechanism of the peek are the same with or without the clip.
- The CTW handling is easier without the clip. The tutorial also teaches the CTW and other loads without the clip-on.

The wallet currently holds the following:

- 3 credit cards
- 5 + 5 ESP card set
- ID
- Some gimmicked bills/notes

The wallet has no rips or tears.

Hope this helps!

-Magic Avi [/quote]

Out of interest when you perform card to wallet with the Nexus which pocket are you l;oading from ?
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (May 31, 2021 06:05PM)
[quote]On May 31, 2021, warren wrote:
[quote]On May 31, 2021, blitzavi wrote:
I am a user of this wallet and for people reading this thread, this might help. I have owned the wallet for a week and used it for 3 performances at the beach and the mall. The peek and card-to-wallet functions flawlessly.

Note that I do not use the OTL principle much with this wallet.

With the clip added to the wallet,

- The handling and mechanism of the peek are the same with or without the clip.
- The CTW handling is easier without the clip. The tutorial also teaches the CTW and other loads without the clip-on.

The wallet currently holds the following:

- 3 credit cards
- 5 + 5 ESP card set
- ID
- Some gimmicked bills/notes

The wallet has no rips or tears.

Hope this helps!

-Magic Avi [/quote]

Out of interest when you perform card to wallet with the Nexus which pocket are you l;oading from ? [/quote]

The wallet is in my right back pocket jeans when I do the load.

~Magic Avi
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 1, 2021 05:28AM)
Viper in some respects because it offers a SUC principle like the Shadow (although itís a different variation on it). The Viper offers 3 other peeks as well and its leather, there are many that do the perfect job. The everyday type wallet with the least effort and a diabolical method and looks like a normal wallet (and itís leather) that carries notes I like Gerardís Hi Jaks marginally the best.
I do however like the Viper, any SUC and of course Blink 2.0.
For for non wallets I love Insider and underlooked by Arthur Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (Jun 1, 2021 05:34AM)
[quote]On Jun 1, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Viper in some respects because it offers a SUC principle like the Shadow (although itís a different variation on it). The Viper offers 3 other peeks as well and its leather, there are many that do the perfect job. The everyday type wallet with the least effort and a diabolical method and looks like a normal wallet (and itís leather) that carries notes I like Gerardís Hi Jaks marginally the best.
I do however like the Viper, any SUC and of course Blink 2.0.
For for non wallets I love Insider and underlooked by Arthur Gaz 😊 [/quote]

Yes, and did you mean Jack peek note wallet Secrettannery? Marc Oberon. insider with the cards and rubber band. Amazing not my thing but Amazing more organic Maybe Gaz
Message: Posted by: Thomas Walter (Jun 1, 2021 07:30AM)
A peek wallet that fits You!
The nexus Wallet fits me!
Well, you wonder, what is he talking about?
Simple!
Take for instance Mr Millers Complete Peek Wallet. A perfect wallet, IF it is natural for you to be seen doing the special wrist-flick movement that, in my opinion, is necessary to do, to get the peek.
I mean the special move you do when you close this wallet when the peek is executed.
A superb wallet, but the moves?
No, it was not a behaviour that I used to do naturally, and clearly signalled to onlookers that SOMETHING suspicious happened at that instant.
Good, wallet, but not for ME.
Alias Wallet.
Also a perfect peek wallet, if, again, the moves necessary to do the peek is moves that fits you.
Just one example, the somewhat outstretched arm Colin uses, was not for me, I do not move and behave like that. Colin does. It fits him, not me. I sold this superb wallet too.
Now, the Nexus wallet.
In my opinion, and all this ranting is only as I see it, the "Nexus moves" work for me. The movements to get this wallet to work fits ME, MY way to behave and move.
In conclusion:
To chose equipment that fits your personality is said many times.
It is all there is to it.
At least as.... well... something.... :)
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (Jun 1, 2021 07:44AM)
[quote]On Jun 1, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
So for any of you that own both the shadow wallet and the Nexus, many would like to know for the peek only what is the best. what is easier or more deceptive or more angle proof? all these reviews everywhere these days, and not many people saying is it shadow or nexus for the peek alone, It would be nice to hear your thoughts many thanks. :dice: [/quote]

I own both the shadow and the nexus. They both have their advantages.

From a peek standpoint, both offer a delayed and an instant peek. Both the wallets offer an excellent peek where you don't need to go back to the wallet. However, I use the delayed peek for the nexus and the shadow. This offers you to show both sides of the shadow wallet also cleanly.

The shadow wall allows me to get peek of 2-3 billets also if needed, however the nexus does not.

The shadow peek is head on and direct, so it is a cleaner and comfortable peek. The nexus wallet has a viper peek touch to it and is quicker. It will work for short words or even drawings. I would use the Shadow for a Q/A routine.

Shadow has a thought of ctw whereas the nexus has a CTW.

Both are wins for me.

-Magic Avi
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 1, 2021 09:03AM)
My Jaks is a trifold, itís marketed by Gerard Kearney and is specifically called the Hi-Jak wallet.
Itís no bigger than any of the others mentioned at all when closed, itís brilliant Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Thomas Walter (Jun 1, 2021 09:20AM)
London N8
I have not (had) The Viper but it is almost the same as Paul Carnazzo's wallet (forgot the name) and his Pac Stack that I have.
Great thinking but I did not feel comfortable to use their necessary "movement patterns". for ME that is.
A horizontal Alias, in a sort.
The Shadow,(and the forrunner, forgot the name again) uses the fi'''r that I had problems with, angels and low light for exampŚe.
But Nexus works for me, simple as that!
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (Jun 1, 2021 10:37AM)
[quote]On Jun 1, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
That's Great From Thomas & blizavi, great input to these wallets. But can you give your order IE Shadow Nexus Viper what is the most deceptive and can all be peeked and placed on a person's hand. Nexus is out for me, as I want leather so its shadow or viper, shadow is much cheaper but made of leather viper is nearly double in price but again leather :cheers: [/quote]

I do not own the Viper but I know how it works as I have handled one a friend had. Viper is a little big for my wallet needs.

The prioritization is based on your requirements.

The deceptiveness of the peek is also dependent on the routine and the performer. Nexus has 7 different peeks and I would say 4 out of the 7 are very deceptive for my use case. Other people might have different opinions based on their handling and comfort.

- All 3 wallets can be placed in the spectator's hands.
- If leather is an important requirement, the shadow is a great buy. The peek is deceptive and clean. I personally don't use the fi**** because it is hard for me to see it during a performance and it also matters on lighting conditions.

If you are looking for the best wallet and are ready to shell out $$$, then check out Pro Mystic.

~Magic Avi
Message: Posted by: UnbiasedMagicReviews (Jun 1, 2021 10:50AM)
[quote]On Jun 1, 2021, Thomas Walter wrote:
London N8
I have not (had) The Viper but it is almost the same as Paul Carnazzo's wallet (forgot the name) and his Pac Stack that I have.
Great thinking but I did not feel comfortable to use their necessary "movement patterns". for ME that is.
A horizontal Alias, in a sort.
The Shadow,(and the forrunner, forgot the name again) uses the fi'''r that I had problems with, angels and low light for exampŚe.
But Nexus works for me, simple as that! [/quote]

Just to clarify as some people here may get the wrong idea - The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not "almost the same as" as the Viper wallet. You have to OPEN the Carnazzo wallet to get the peek or leave it open after the business card has been put inside and move parts of the wallet while it is open to get the peek. The Viper wallet peek is obtained in the motion of simply moving the wallet out of the way while it is closed. The Viper wallet is never open when the peek is obtained, So they are not similar at all. The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not a horizontal Alias. You can't get the real time peek that you get with the Alias wallet while the spectator is returning their card.
Message: Posted by: Luke Master (Jun 1, 2021 11:26AM)
[quote]On Jun 1, 2021, UnbiasedMagicReviews wrote:
[quote]On Jun 1, 2021, Thomas Walter wrote:
London N8
I have not (had) The Viper but it is almost the same as Paul Carnazzo's wallet (forgot the name) and his Pac Stack that I have.
Great thinking but I did not feel comfortable to use their necessary "movement patterns". for ME that is....[/quote]

Just to clarify as some people here may get the wrong idea - The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not "almost the same as" as the Viper wallet. You have to OPEN the Carnazzo wallet to get the peek or leave it open after the business card has been put inside and move parts of the wallet while it is open to get the peek. The Viper wallet peek is obtained in the motion of simply moving the wallet out of the way while it is closed. The Viper wallet is never open when the peek is obtained, So they are not similar at all. The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not a horizontal Alias. You can't get the real time peek that you get with the Alias wallet while the spectator is returning their card. [/quote]

Hey David and Friends, Thomas might be referring to Paul Carnazzo's Lookout Wallet. Thank you!
Message: Posted by: UnbiasedMagicReviews (Jun 1, 2021 12:16PM)
[quote]On Jun 1, 2021, Luke Master wrote:
[quote]On Jun 1, 2021, UnbiasedMagicReviews wrote:
[quote]On Jun 1, 2021, Thomas Walter wrote:
London N8
I have not (had) The Viper but it is almost the same as Paul Carnazzo's wallet (forgot the name) and his Pac Stack that I have.
Great thinking but I did not feel comfortable to use their necessary "movement patterns". for ME that is....[/quote]

Just to clarify as some people here may get the wrong idea - The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not "almost the same as" as the Viper wallet. You have to OPEN the Carnazzo wallet to get the peek or leave it open after the business card has been put inside and move parts of the wallet while it is open to get the peek. The Viper wallet peek is obtained in the motion of simply moving the wallet out of the way while it is closed. The Viper wallet is never open when the peek is obtained, So they are not similar at all. The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not a horizontal Alias. You can't get the real time peek that you get with the Alias wallet while the spectator is returning their card. [/quote]

Hey David and Friends, Thomas might be referring to Paul Carnazzo's Lookout Wallet. Thank you! [/quote]

You have a valid point - The reason I didn't consider this is because the Lookout Wallet uses a different mechanism for the peek, meaning it's not a Re$l%^ti*n of the writing as is the case with the Viper, Annihilation, Alias wallets, or the PAC STACK. In other words, the lookout wallet is a direct peek of the card whereas all the other versions mentioned in the original post use an indirect view of the information. That being said, you are correct in that the actions of the peek are similar with the Lookout wallet. Keep in mind that the Lookout wallet looks like a deck carrying case.
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (Jun 1, 2021 09:33PM)
[quote]On Jun 2, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
Would be nice to hear from all the Nexus users, that now have got one to see if it is all they expected.[/quote]
There's one very negative review about the quality over at [url=https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/15546]Penguin Magic[/url]:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/4bML4QC.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: 252life (Jun 1, 2021 10:00PM)
Just looked at your site Ender and I really like it. Nice job :)
Message: Posted by: EZrhythm (Jun 1, 2021 10:56PM)
[quote]On Jun 1, 2021, EndersGame wrote:
There's one very negative review about the quality over at [url=https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/15546]Penguin Magic[/url]:
[/quote]

I posted on his review that he could try rubbing candle wax on the zipper.
Message: Posted by: sujetom (Jun 2, 2021 03:14AM)
[quote]On Jun 1, 2021, UnbiasedMagicReviews wrote:
[quote]On Jun 1, 2021, Thomas Walter wrote:
London N8
I have not (had) The Viper but it is almost the same as Paul Carnazzo's wallet (forgot the name) and his Pac Stack that I have.
Great thinking but I did not feel comfortable to use their necessary "movement patterns". for ME that is.
A horizontal Alias, in a sort.
The Shadow,(and the forrunner, forgot the name again) uses the fi'''r that I had problems with, angels and low light for exampŚe.
But Nexus works for me, simple as that! [/quote]

Just to clarify as some people here may get the wrong idea - The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not "almost the same as" as the Viper wallet. You have to OPEN the Carnazzo wallet to get the peek or leave it open after the business card has been put inside and move parts of the wallet while it is open to get the peek. The Viper wallet peek is obtained in the motion of simply moving the wallet out of the way while it is closed. The Viper wallet is never open when the peek is obtained, So they are not similar at all. The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not a horizontal Alias. You can't get the real time peek that you get with the Alias wallet while the spectator is returning their card. [/quote]

Hi there! I just wanted to give some tips with the annihilation, as it was my EDC :D. You can in fact, get the p**K with the wallet closed, as you would with an Acid**. And, as well, you can hace a real time peek meanwhile the spectator is putting the billet in the wallet, and it could be on the table! (no like the alias).

I know, this thread is not about this hahahaha, but if someone reading this has an anihillation in his drawer, you might givi it a try with some new handlings.

I stopped using it 1. too bulky 2. SUC doesnīt work that well 3. Needed money so I sold it.

Now, with the nexus, it probably looks modern, it seems that more quality concerns are coming up. So, having the money well spent in carnnazos wallets, alacazam, strivings, christopher, secret tannery, JOL,... leather, after all (even tough the razor held up very well being fake leather), seems a better idea.

But I wonīt give my final though until I can touch the nexus, but... no cash hahahahaha
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (Jun 2, 2021 07:50AM)
[quote]On Jun 2, 2021, EndersGame wrote:
[quote]On Jun 2, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
Would be nice to hear from all the Nexus users, that now have got one to see if it is all they expected.[/quote]
There's one very negative review about the quality over at [url=https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/15546]Penguin Magic[/url]:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/4bML4QC.jpg[/img] [/quote]

No disrespect to Murphys but this is not the 1st thing they have cut corners on when it comes to quilty. They also had an amazing fire wallet by Theatre magic that I had to send back they were made so cheap the leather was peeling and cracking, back in the day it was made of good quality leather then they had it made it was shocking, in the end, they stopped doing them it was the best fire wallet ever IMO, Now the Nexus-like I said from day one, and many on here would not listen. Like I said there will be more much more, Nexus wants to be recalled back before it's far too late.
:ohyes:
Message: Posted by: David Numen (Jun 2, 2021 09:31AM)
You can't really extrapolate much from a single review - there happens to be a 5 Star review as well so why ignore that?

I have yet to receive mine - a hold up in delivery at Vanishing Inc it seems - but I hope to have it by the end of the week and I'll give my honest opinion on it.
Message: Posted by: Luke Master (Jun 2, 2021 10:03AM)
[quote]On Jun 2, 2021, David Numen wrote:
You can't really extrapolate much from a single review - there happens to be a 5 Star review as well so why ignore that?

I have yet to receive mine - a hold up in delivery at Vanishing Inc it seems - but I hope to have it by the end of the week and I'll give my honest opinion on it. [/quote]

Great point David. I am excited to hear your thoughts on it! Thank you!
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 2, 2021 11:36AM)
Is it ProMysticís pocket mindbuster? Regards Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Thomas Walter (Jun 2, 2021 11:50AM)
[quote]On Jun 2, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Is it ProMysticís pocket mindbuster? Regards Gaz 😊 [/quote]
Labcomagic produces Mindbuster Pocket Pro.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (Jun 2, 2021 12:18PM)
Here it is Gaz

Mindbuster Pocket Pro

When ordering please specify:

1: Which pen
2: LCD Receiver with normal (fits in a cardcase) or big battery

Please note, all prices are without VAT. The 25% VAT applies to all customers inside EU,
who doesnít have a VAT no.

Ä1,300 Ė Ä1,400

or 6 interest-free payments of Ä216.67 with SPLIT :dice:
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (Jun 2, 2021 12:26PM)
[quote]On Jun 2, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Is it ProMysticís pocket mindbuster? Regards Gaz 😊 [/quote]

No this is different. When you go to Pro Mystic you will know what I am talking about. It is $$$$, maybe a little cheaper than mind buster but more compact.
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (Jun 2, 2021 12:28PM)
[quote]On Jun 2, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
[quote]On Jun 2, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Is it ProMysticís pocket mind buster? Regards Gaz 😊 [/quote]

I am going to look into this, if it's that's good I will get one of these. After all, money is for enjoying we cant take it with us when we are gone.


:dice: [/quote]

It's here Gaz https://labcomagic.com/product/mindbuster-pocket-pro/

Thinking about the Nexus and all the other peeks it may be best just to pay once and buy this what's money for if not to enjoy. Sold out in all colors wow.
:dice:
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 2, 2021 12:40PM)
Ok well I have something pretty much identical from labco, bought pretty much the range from the larger size down to pretty much this.
Itís great for pre show but sometimes it can let you down if the spectator hesitates with the pen and also relies on a specific pen.
Sorens customer service is top notch but I have found over the years relying on electronics is not no where near even 90% fail safe for peeks imho Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (Jun 2, 2021 12:53PM)
[quote]On Jun 2, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Ok well I have something pretty much identical from labco, bought pretty much the range from the larger size down to pretty much this.
Itís great for pre show but sometimes it can let you down if the spectator hesitates with the pen and also relies on a specific pen.
Sorens customer service is top notch but I have found over the years relying on electronics is not no where near even 90% fail safe for peeks imho Gaz 😊 [/quote]

The pen problem is solved by Pro Mystic. It is cheaper than the mind buster and is much reliable. ;)
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 2, 2021 12:57PM)
Sorry Avi I love Promystic too so I will check their site. Thanks for the heads up Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Vraagaard (Jun 5, 2021 03:20AM)
Nexus seems to have a lot of great features, and as such the wallet could be the only wallet to carry around. However - will wait until it's produced in real leather. At that price the wallet should last you a lifetime. BTW, that the card is difficult to get out of the zipper compartment is just a plus - it makes it all the more amazing that it could get in there :-)

Viper II is my preferred option for a peek wallet.
Parapad my preferred option for a peek device.
Otherwise a billet switch or a center-tear is my favorite methods for a peek - and they cost nothing but a piece of paper.
For Card to wallet - Real mans wallet by Steve Draun
For card to sealed envelope in wallet - Jerry O'Connell wallet all the way.
For Out to lunch - just a business card metal clip called "out to dinner" by Doc Eason
Message: Posted by: sujetom (Jun 5, 2021 06:12AM)
I just want to point that if you're looking for the BEST Card to envelope you have to search the one that makes Hernan Macagno: Is like the JOL, but more modern, and (I think) more thought of. Nothing is without thought.

If you're interested I might help you to find it (it's sold mostly in Spain)
Message: Posted by: David Numen (Jun 5, 2021 12:07PM)
Gather round children, I've finally received my Nexus from Vanishing Inc.

First impressions. It's as well made as any other wallet I've come across. I've had a few from a magic wallet dealer that couldn't stand to being used as an everyday carry and they were leather - I'd say the quality is certainly above that and if I hadn't known it wasn't leather I probably wouldn't have thought twice.

Someone mentioned the pockets being too tight - for what, exactly? I can easily get two or three bank cards in each pocket. Absolutely no issue.

The card to wallet function works like a dream. I've gimmicked one of my bank cards as suggested by Javier and it works like a charm. Smooth load. Without a slider card in, the chosen card comes out really easily. With a slider it's a little more tricky but a bit of practice and thought and there's absolutely no issue.

The zipper is fine - wax it and it's smooth as you need.

The peek is great - I love the subtle convincer of it supposedly being in the same pocket as your ID.

I've tried it with the clip on and I actually think I prefer it with the clip off and storing my blank cards in one of the pockets. However it's an option.

The ID card transformation is not something I've checked out because it's not something that interests me particularly so I can't comment.

The only question now is longevity and I'm happy to keep reporting as I carry this around and see what abuse it can take in a fat man's pocket!
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (Jun 5, 2021 12:10PM)
[quote]On Jun 5, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Gather round children, I've finally received my Nexus from Vanishing Inc.

First impressions. It's as well made as any other wallet I've come across. I've had a few from a magic wallet dealer that couldn't stand to being used as an everyday carry and they were leather - I'd say the quality is certainly above that and if I hadn't known it wasn't leather I probably wouldn't have thought twice.

Someone mentioned the pockets being too tight - for what, exactly? I can easily get two or three bank cards in each pocket. Absolutely no issue.

The card to wallet function works like a dream. I've gimmicked one of my bank cards as suggested by Javier and it works like a charm. Smooth load. Without a slider card in, the chosen card comes out really easily. With a slider it's a little more tricky but a bit of practice and thought and there's absolutely no issue.

The zipper is fine - wax it and it's smooth as you need.

The peek is great - I love the subtle convincer of it supposedly being in the same pocket as your ID.

I've tried it with the clip on and I actually think I prefer it with the clip off and storing my blank cards in one of the pockets. However it's an option.

The ID card transformation is not something I've checked out because it's not something that interests me particularly so I can't comment.

The only question now is longevity and I'm happy to keep reporting as I carry this around and see what abuse it can take in a fat man's pocket! [/quote]

Awesome feedback David. I have had this for 2 weeks so far and it's been working smooth as my EDC as well as performing magic. And yes, the quality is great as well as the CTW load.

Glad that someone here likes it apart from me. :)

Yay!
-Magic Avi
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (Jun 6, 2021 04:14PM)
Review orthodoxy 5th June 2021
Bill Fish
8 hours ago
I agree, Stealth is top-notch, and been around a long time. Do you know the cards from the Shadow wallet, fit the Stealth index very nicely? Also my Nexus, after a very short period has split at the top corner and stitching has all come away poor quality, and it does not fit a Bonsalope. As always great review. :cheers:
Message: Posted by: 252life (Jun 6, 2021 04:20PM)
Sorry but an overwhelming number of bad reviews has me thinking this is a nice idea made like a cheap piece of c%#p disguised as ďanimal friendlyĒ. This is one of the few wallets Iím passing on. Hope they rework it one day because I like it a lot in theory, but at this price (honestly I wouldnít consider paying more then $30 as it stands if that) Iím taking a pass.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 6, 2021 04:34PM)
[quote]On Jun 6, 2021, 252life wrote:
Sorry but an overwhelming number of bad reviews has me thinking this is a nice idea made like a cheap piece of c%#p disguised as ďanimal friendlyĒ. This is one of the few wallets Iím passing on. Hope they rework it one day because I like it a lot in theory, but at this price (honestly I wouldnít consider paying more then $30 as it stands if that) Iím taking a pass. [/quote]

Totally agree, I want to pay top money for quality materials because some of us use these things regularly Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: 252life (Jun 6, 2021 04:37PM)
[quote]On Jun 6, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
[quote]On Jun 6, 2021, 252life wrote:
Sorry but an overwhelming number of bad reviews has me thinking this is a nice idea made like a cheap piece of c%#p disguised as ďanimal friendlyĒ. This is one of the few wallets Iím passing on. Hope they rework it one day because I like it a lot in theory, but at this price (honestly I wouldnít consider paying more then $30 as it stands if that) Iím taking a pass. [/quote]

Totally agree, I want to pay top money for quality materials because some of us use these things regularly Gaz 😊 [/quote]

Amen Gaz.
Oh! And congrats on getting mentioned so often by Craig lol
Xoxo brother lol
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (Jun 6, 2021 10:01PM)
[quote]On Jun 7, 2021, 252life wrote:
Sorry but an overwhelming number of bad reviews has me thinking this is a nice idea made like a cheap piece of c%#p disguised as ďanimal friendlyĒ. This is one of the few wallets Iím passing on. Hope they rework it one day because I like it a lot in theory, but at this price ([b]honestly I wouldnít consider paying more then $30 as it stands if that[/b]) Iím taking a pass. [/quote]
You're in luck. For just $22.50 you can pick up [url=https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S30235]The Edge Wallet[/url] by TCC over at Penguin Magic right now.

In another magic forum, someone pointed out that it has a lot of features similar to the Nexus. It's also artificial leather, and comes with a peek, zippered pocket, card to wallet/envelope, and video tutorial (not 4 hours, mind you).

I don't have either the Nexus or The Edge, so I can't personally compare them. But for well under $30, perhaps that's a better option, at a more appropriate price point?

[img]https://i.imgur.com/7MGO9v3.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Adam Meier (Jun 7, 2021 05:59AM)
After using this every day since the release I can happily report that this is just a fantastic wallet. No problem with the quality and the peek is the best I have come across. VERY deceptive! This will also be in my stage-show when the world opens up again.

Worth every penny and really glad I bought the wallet.
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (Jun 7, 2021 08:36AM)
[quote]On Jun 7, 2021, Adam Meier wrote:
After using this every day since the release I can happily report that this is just a fantastic wallet. No problem with the quality and the peek is the best I have come across. VERY deceptive! This will also be in my stage-show when the world opens up again.

Worth every penny and really glad I bought the wallet. [/quote]

Glad you like it. I've been enjoying a lot with it too. Took it for a spin at the beach yesterday. Great wallet!

-MagicAvi
Message: Posted by: David Numen (Jun 8, 2021 03:01AM)
Glad to hear from actual purchasers - I see that reviews on Vanishing are all positive and there's another good one on Penguin. So we have one bad review based on the zipper which is an easily resolved issue.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 8, 2021 04:00AM)
I am glad itís working well for you David as the peek does look a very deceptive one I must admit.
Best wishes Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (Jun 9, 2021 06:29PM)
There are even more bad reviews on various platforms on the Nexus, about poor Quality. itís good that people having issues with the Nexus are speaking out,so others donít throw there money away. Of course there will be others that are happyí its like any product there is always the good and bad many others have also said itís well overpriced they canít all be wrong ? :coolspot:
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (Jun 9, 2021 06:41PM)
[quote]On Jun 9, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
There are even more bad reviews on various platforms on the Nexus, about poor Quality. itís good that people having issues with the Nexus are speaking out,so others donít throw there money away. Of course there will be others that are happyí its like any product there is always the good and bad many others have also said itís well overpriced they canít all be wrong ? :coolspot: [/quote]

Great buddy, I recommend you the shadow wallet if you don't have one. It will be a great investment for you. Also look at Wallet by Nicholas Lawrence.
:bigdance:
Message: Posted by: David Numen (Jun 10, 2021 12:27AM)
[quote]On Jun 9, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
There are even more bad reviews on various platforms on the Nexus, about poor Quality. itís good that people having issues with the Nexus are speaking out,so others donít throw there money away. Of course there will be others that are happyí its like any product there is always the good and bad many others have also said itís well overpriced they canít all be wrong ? :coolspot: [/quote]

These unhappy people should put their reviews on the store where they bought the wallet - surely thatís the most helpful thing they can do? Or is it that youíre exaggerating the situation perhaps?
Message: Posted by: LondonN8 (Jun 10, 2021 08:08AM)
People on here love to make themselves believe there are no issues with the poor quality, this format is not the only format many people including magic shops have said its poor quality over priced, and should have been in leather. some people just want to walk around covered in a smokescreen.
:spinningcoin:
Message: Posted by: David Numen (Jun 10, 2021 08:42AM)
The usual arrogant nonsense - people who like it are wrong in your opinion.
Message: Posted by: 252life (Jun 10, 2021 09:55AM)
Sounds like most people like the design and overall idea but donít appreciate the low quality materials used.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 10, 2021 11:15AM)
252life I very much sing from the same hymn sheet from you on literally everything, Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 10, 2021 12:06PM)
I just bought an Omni Wallet from Craig at Promystic this week, trust me you pay a £1000 for a wallet like I just have and you will never ever see one made in plastic. Not that you should for £100 either imho Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Adam Meier (Jun 10, 2021 12:34PM)
What a strange place this is. People who posts the most about the Nexus and also complain the most don`t even own the wallet. Personally I always listen to people who actually own products than listen to people who make assumptions.

Luckily there is a facebook-group for the Nexus where actually owners can share ideas. And for the record, people in the facebook-group are VERY happy with the wallet.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 10, 2021 12:46PM)
Facebook is the worst place in the world for magic imo.
Most owners for a start have buyers guilt and say itís good just to try to convince themselves on that awful
platform.
No one here has said itís particularly bad they just said itís cheaply made and over priced.
Owners who have pmed me on here and emailed me have also said itís very very clever but overpriced and they cannot seeing it lasting with continually regular gig use.
These are real friends of mine who own it not Facebook pretend friends so they tell me the truth itís as simple as that Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 10, 2021 12:51PM)
The funniest thing about magic and the Cafť is there are so many people who apparently hate it here but yet they all lurk everyday and know that if they really want to find out the proper skinny on things this is the first place they look.
Also if they want to sell a new product they know this is the Daddy of all Daddyís if they want to get it out there across the globe.
Best wishes Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: 252life (Jun 10, 2021 02:09PM)
[quote]On Jun 10, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
252life I very much sing from the same hymn sheet from you on literally everything, Gaz 😊 [/quote]

:) thx Gaz
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (Jun 10, 2021 02:56PM)
[quote]On Jun 10, 2021, Adam Meier wrote:
What a strange place this is. People who posts the most about the Nexus and also complain the most don`t even own the wallet. Personally I always listen to people who actually own products than listen to people who make assumptions.

Luckily there is a facebook-group for the Nexus where actually owners can share ideas. And for the record, people in the facebook-group are VERY happy with the wallet. [/quote]

Haters gonna hate man. Enjoy the wallet just like how everyone who owns it is enjoying it. Welcome to the NEXUS wallet group!
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (Jun 10, 2021 02:57PM)
[quote]On Jun 10, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Facebook is the worst place in the world for magic imo.
Most owners for a start have buyers guilt and say itís good just to try to convince themselves on that awful
platform.
No one here has said itís particularly bad they just said itís cheaply made and over priced.
Owners who have pmed me on here and emailed me have also said itís very very clever but overpriced and they cannot seeing it lasting with continually regular gig use.
These are real friends of mine who own it not Facebook pretend friends so they tell me the truth itís as simple as that Gaz 😊 [/quote]

FB is great for collaborating and sharing ideas for magic. You got the OW wallet, congrats! There is an amazing FB group for that too and everyone is sharing their ideas with the wallet. :)
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 10, 2021 03:13PM)
Avi I just contact the people I know who own this if I really needed any additional ideas or Craig himself. I will never share anything with all and sundry, I choose wisely as magic is about keeping secrets and that ethos alone is one of the main reasons I got into magic 43 years ago.
I also donít really want to be doing the same routine as all the other Omni wallet users, I like creating my own ideas Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (Jun 10, 2021 03:19PM)
[quote]On Jun 10, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Avi I just contact the people I know who own this if I really needed any additional ideas or Craig himself. I will never share anything with all and sundry, I choose wisely as magic is about keeping secrets and that ethos alone is one of the main reasons I got into magic 43 years ago.
I also donít really want to be doing the same routine as all the other Omni wallet users, I like creating my own ideas Gaz 😊 [/quote]

Sure, collaborating and discussing does not mean you have to use others' ideas and perform their routines. It is also about helping other people get better especially youngsters getting into the new art form. :) With 40+ years of experience, you should help the next generation of magicians and mentalists get better :) . :bigsmile:
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 10, 2021 03:47PM)
Avi I have helped 100,s of magicians on here, sending them handlings via video and even sending effects for free all around the world including fronting the postage.
I just despise Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg with a passion for many many reasons itís as simple as that.
Anyone can pm me I will send them my email and if they share my passion for magic then not many will help them more than me Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: blitzavi (Jun 10, 2021 05:35PM)
[quote]On Jun 10, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Avi I have helped 100,s of magicians on here, sending them handlings via video and even sending effects for free all around the world including fronting the postage.
I just despise Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg with a passion for many many reasons itís as simple as that.
Anyone can pm me I will send them my email and if they share my passion for magic then not many will help them more than me Gaz 😊 [/quote]
That's great Gaz. Now we know why Craig loves you so much!

:bigdance:
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jun 10, 2021 05:50PM)
Craig doesnít love me so much Avi, what Craig likes is people who say what they mean and mean what they say and who wouldnít like that?
I find it a joke that many are almost scared to share their honest opinions.
Ironically when it comes to what really matters in life its the likes of me and a good few others on here you would want in the trenches with you as all the others would have fled.
It will never ever be the yes man they turn to, that I guarantee you Gaz 😊