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I recently received FOB and have played with it a bit. I like it a lot. It is easy to do and very effective. The props are good quality. The only thing I would suggest is that being made of plastic (I can't imagine what else it could be made of), I wouldn't carry it around on my keychain every day. I would use it on a separate keychain that I only use for performance. There are so many great key effects, I think it makes sense to carry it on a keychain ready for other key effects (Keylicious, Spookey, Freakey, etc.), and only bring it along for a performance. It seems built to withstand some wear, but I would think anything plastic could break. All in all, highly recommended.
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On 2013-01-02 17:12, 1KJ wrote:
I recently received FOB and have played with it a bit. I like it a lot. It is easy to do and very effective. The props are good quality. The only thing I would suggest is that being made of plastic (I can't imagine what else it could be made of), I wouldn't carry it around on my keychain every day. I would use it on a separate keychain that I only use for performance. There are so many great key effects, I think it makes sense to carry it on a keychain ready for other key effects (Keylicious, Spookey, Freakey, etc.), and only bring it along for a performance. It seems built to withstand some wear, but I would think anything plastic could break. All in all, highly recommended.


Thanks for taking the time to review FOB.

The plastic used in the injection mould is exactly the same grade as used in car headlights so it is pretty robust.

Cheers

David
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Because of the unblinking nature of the camera, I can tolerate David's somewhat unnatural handling at the reveal. I do think that that would fly by the spectators.

That said, and being somewhat anal retentive (grin), what has me worried or concerned is the fact that the FOB, being made of plastic, might easily pick up scratches from any other items carried in the same pocket...be they keys on the FOB ring or loose coins, etc. If so, IMHO, the FOB would quickly become unsightly and would not something that I would care to have be a focal point of a magic effect.

(On the other hand, others may not care if the FOB gets scratched and/or might reason that a scratched-up FOB would be more "natural" (or organic), and, by implication, would suggest the FOB is not a magic prop.)

Perhaps, the FOB is made of highly scratch resistant plastic. I certainly hope so. Not knowing...it is this fact that makes me hesitant to buy a FOB. As I said, I'm anal retentive. (grin)

All the foregoing is just IMHO; your mileage may vary...and probably does.

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Mike
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OOPS! I see that David Penn has already addressed the issue of the plastic developing scratches. When I saw his post, I tried to delete my above post but, for some reason, the "delete this post" just kept spinning and spinning, would not complete the delete operation...and I could not get out of the loop. In the end, I just had to hope that the post was deleted. I've just now come back on to the Café and I now see that that post had not been deleted. My apologies to all.
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Apology accepted ;-)
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Thanks for taking the time to review FOB.

The plastic used in the injection mould is exactly the same grade as used in car headlights so it is pretty robust.

Cheers

David


Both of the FOB cases I received are each chipped on the edge close to the opening. Does anyone else have this defect?

The chip is similar to what you would see in a plastic model kit where all of the pieces are being held together by a larger plastic frame and you need to twist it off the fame and some plastic chips off. It does not look like something that came out of a mould.
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Mine is coming today....I'll check it out and report...
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Thanks for taking the time to review FOB.

The plastic used in the injection mould is exactly the same grade as used in car headlights so it is pretty robust.

Cheers

David


Both of the FOB cases I received are each chipped on the edge close to the opening. Does anyone else have this defect?

The chip is similar to what you would see in a plastic model kit where all of the pieces are being held together by a larger plastic frame and you need to twist it off the fame and some plastic chips off. It does not look like something that came out of a mould.


Sounds strange!

I have just Pmd you my personal contact details so we can take a look at this and get it sorted.

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David
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On 2013-01-04 12:50, davidpaul$ wrote:
Mine is coming today....I'll check it out and report...


Hope you enjoy it!

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Dave

Thank you for your PM. Yes, I will send you picture tonight.
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Hey Dave, I have the same type of chips on both of the covers (it's a bit worst on one).

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I got this..I'm not to sure how I feel about it
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Hi Guys

During the moulding process the covers come out of a mould like most picture style key fobs. There is then two small pegs about the size of a match that are twisted off and removed by a guy who must have the most boring job in the world. This then leaves a very slight imperfection either side of the cover opening and it will not effect the workings at all.

Thanks for all the great PMs with ideas for routine ideas that have been submitted also. I think WMS will have to offer some sort of free eBook and we will find some way of getting that to all FOB owners soon.

All the best

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Hi Dave

Thank you for your excellent customer service. I look forward to dealing with you again.
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I received mine and pretty much ruined it on the first day (bad scratches from trying to remove double-stick tape). I like the effect very much but once you affix an item (card, billet etc.) to the inside it is very difficult to remove. I even followed David's caution on the DVD (for once LOL) and still made a mess of mine. I would have preferred that FOB cost more (perhaps $75.00) and included two extra holders. This way, you could easily switch from red backs to blue, or use it for Dream Vacation type mentalism plots etc.
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I received mine and pretty much ruined it on the first day (bad scratches from trying to remove double-stick tape). I like the effect very much but once you affix an item (card, billet etc.) to the inside it is very difficult to remove. I even followed David's caution on the DVD (for once LOL) and still made a mess of mine. I would have preferred that FOB cost more (perhaps $75.00) and included two extra holders. This way, you could easily switch from red backs to blue, or use it for Dream Vacation type mentalism plots etc.


I think WMS are going to be selling the extra covers as a product very very soon.

A few people have been PMing me about this. I will try to get a progress report on this project ASAP.

Cheers

Dave
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On 2013-01-04 12:50, davidpaul$ wrote:
Mine is coming today....I'll check it out and report...

Received today...No chips or imperfections....I'm a bit concerned about applying the tape though...
Maybe there is a better method ???????????
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Thanks for the update David. FYI Café members don't let my post discourage you from buying this. Just use caution affixing the card, billet etc. until extra covers become available.
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Mine arrived today. I can't believe that I had to supply my own double-sided tape. (Only joking!)

This is terrific. I'm looking forward to using it once I feel comfortable with the handling.

All I need now is a set of Porsche keys. ;-)
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On 2013-01-04 23:29, davidpaul$ wrote:
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On 2013-01-04 12:50, davidpaul$ wrote:
Mine is coming today....I'll check it out and report...

Received today...No chips or imperfections....I'm a bit concerned about applying the tape though...
Maybe there is a better method ???????????


Just an FYI. To be fair, the DVD does address removing the tape as well as an alternative method in lieu of the tape.
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