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While I don't actually have the UPD, my own phone case has several credit card slots (which have proved very handy for keeping various items in Smile)and it occurs to me that it could also be kept in there.

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On Jun 4, 2015, NeilS wrote:
While I don't actually have the UPD, my own phone case has several credit card slots (which have proved very handy for keeping various items in Smile)and it occurs to me that it could also be kept in there.

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Thanks for that suggestion NeilS ! For sure, it can be placed on a phone case.
As a matter of fact, if you want to use the UPD as a loading container, using a bigger wallet or phone case, it can be used in a Mullica Wallet style Smile


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Thanks for that suggestion NeilS ! For sure, it can be placed on a phone case.
As a matter of fact, if you want to use the UPD as a loading container, using a bigger wallet or phone case, it can be used in a Mullica Wallet style Smile


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For the Mullica load would it only be able to load a folded billet or index card?
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Yes FrankieF. Folded billets for predictions, folded playing cards, rings, coins, earring, olives, whatever you wish from that size Smile


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Can the participant slide the business card in face down with the performer holding the UPD or does the performer need to slide the card in?
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Can the participant slide the business card in face down with the performer holding the UPD or does the performer need to slide the card in?

Hi Alan, no problem about it. I normally do it because I don't want them to ruin my timing, but you can let the participant place his card in.


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I went ahead and purchased it; I'll be sure to post a review after a couple test runs. Thanks so much.

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Although the UPD is well made, I was really disappointed. There is absolutely zero innovation to this. You already know the method, just think of the most obvious, and there is your answer. If you are okay with that, then by all means, purchase the UPD.

I have the Outlaw Panther, Hideout and Mark's SUC. There are much better peek wallet and business card holders. I was hoping that this was better, it's not.
When fellow customer (at the store I purchased UPD) saw how it work, he put back on the shelve.

The only thing that will amaze you is your buyer's remorse when you open the package.

Best advice, is have a friend or someone you know that has a UPD, show it, then you can make an informed decision.
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I went ahead and purchased it; I'll be sure to post a review after a couple test runs. Thanks so much.

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Hope that you can enjoy the uses of the UPD. I just came back from a private stage gig and the UPD was used to read minds.



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Although the UPD is well made, I was really disappointed. There is absolutely zero innovation to this. You already know the method, just think of the most obvious, and there is your answer. If you are okay with that, then by all means, purchase the UPD.

I have the Outlaw Panther, Hideout and Mark's SUC. There are much better peek wallet and business card holders. I was hoping that this was better, it's not.
When fellow customer (at the store I purchased UPD) saw how it work, he put back on the shelve.

The only thing that will amaze you is your buyer's remorse when you open the package.

Best advice, is have a friend or someone you know that has a UPD, show it, then you can make an informed decision.



Thanks for your opinion and I hope that you can see the UPD with other fresh eyes. Alan and myself, in this product, are not giving a new method perse to do the work. We never claim that and its fine in my standard. The innovation in this product is the opportunity that brings, as a professional looking apparatus that can fit in your normal daily wallet.
Again the UPD is not a wallet, isn't just a business card case as the SUC, rather is a natural and flad add-on to your wallet. That is the value in the prop itself, but we also add value in the video lesson in which I share some real world routines for mindreading, predictions and finesses that can enhance the experience of your participant.


Give the UPD a go, I know that it will be useful to you as a direct method for creating apparent mental miracles.


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Well, live and learn. This was an exspensive lesson to avoid all of Alan Wong's products.

It have been could worst, I could have bought "Baby Jade Rings". May be I can at least use this.
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Well, live and learn. This was an exspensive lesson to avoid all of Alan Wong's products.

It have been could worst, I could have bought "Baby Jade Rings". May be I can at least use this.


Don't blame Alan about the product Jerry. He is a good creator. His take on the Mullica Wallet is amazing (just to name an example).

The UPD has explicit value in real performance. Yes, it´s not impressive as a static product in a shelf of a magic shop and it´s not the point at all.
Take the UPD with you and whenever you want, in a direct and at the same time subtle way you will create deep mysterious impression to others. THAT´s the real value on the product.


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For those interested in a new review, check Jheff´s words:
http://marketplaceofthemind.com/products/upd/

"This well-made utility gimmick does exactly as promised. It’s based an old and solid principle and will definitely serve you well if you can use it."

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I just ordered it. I can't wait to check it out! What sold me to buy it was the fact that you never have to replace anything! I'm a guy who loves filming frequently! This is something I need! Will post a review when I play around with it!
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I just ordered it. I can't wait to check it out! What sold me to buy it was the fact that you never have to replace anything! I'm a guy who loves filming frequently! This is something I need! Will post a review when I play around with it!


Thanks The Urban Entity for your words. Indeed, with proper care, an UPD can be with you forever. No batteries, no special pens. Just your own cards (or even borrowed) and a normal pen.

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Finally went out and tested the Universal Peek Device.

I can't say the word "simple" enough to describe it. If you cannot find use for this item, you are definitely in the wrong business. There have been talks on "suspicion". Trust me, there is nothing suspicious about this. This device is about as suspicious as a double lift. (Yeah, my point exactly)

I honestly psychologically "flashed" both sides just by being casual. And no one knew what was going on. Its that innocent.

The price is in my opinion rather steep. As someone else stated, you CAN construct this or something like it. In Pablo's defense, leather is not exactly a cheap commodity.

Some people may have a sleight issue placing the business card inside. I would personally just add other business cards or other credit cards. Problem solved.

This item is already a part of my show. Since I used something similar, I just replace it with the UPD. The ad copy makes it as if its just for strolling or close up. I can assure you that this is also an ultimate stage weapon.

In a selfish but friendly way, I hate Pablo and Alan for coming up with this because I wasn't the one to come up with it. Great work! I love it.
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I think that while the UPD is not a fancy mechanical device or something that has 100 new, innovative features like a lot of the multipurpose wallets and pads that are coming out these days, this is a very promising product which builds on a couple of really solid principles that most mentalists have used and can attest to the deceptive nature and workability of both. What Pablo and Alan have done is combine two great principles into a very innocent looking, versatile and well made device.

Like anyone else I love to get new toys, however, very few of these toys actually ever get used when I'm working. I favour low-tech solutions that I know will work every time and give me the simplest and most effective solutions to the problems I must solve when trying to gain information from my audience. The UPD is one of the simplest solutions, that still has an element of class (whether you use it in your wallet or just carry it as a business card holder, it looks very nice.) and after watching Pablo's instruction, he also offers some nice subtleties that will ensure that I can get away with my peek in any situation.

As far as the price point, I've paid a lot more for things I don't use. I think it's completely fair and I'll be one of the many working performers that will allow the UPD to help pay my rent.
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Thanks Cedric and Dee for your words.
You are clearly the ones for which the UPD is created, for those guys who wants to perform for real audiences and not just receive a new toy for their magic´s closet.
For those interested in sw*mi work for predictions, the UPD is the perfect size to gave a comfortable and stable support for the needed work.

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...i bought one - I agree, it it very pricey for what it is in comparison to even the lower end p**k cases...

however, it does its job well enough, nice (possibly roebuck?) leather...does what its supposed to, and if you think about it - you can pop it in a notepad if you wanted to do some DW and then st*al and l*ad it elsewhere...would have been nice to get two for the price though...
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...i bought one - I agree, it it very pricey for what it is in comparison to even the lower end p**k cases...

however, it does its job well enough, nice (possibly roebuck?) leather...does what its supposed to, and if you think about it - you can pop it in a notepad if you wanted to do some DW and then st*al and l*ad it elsewhere...would have been nice to get two for the price though...



Thanks Iain for your comments about the UPD. Where did you get yours? I found a lot of different prices around different stores.
Regarding your methodological suggestion, a similar structure can be applied to PW Smile. You do the work directly on the UPD and then you can p#lm it and retrieve it from a jacket pocket.


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Thanks to a new review on Penguin Magic ( http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S19604 ) a happy client says that the Heirloom Wallet holds the UPD without a problem.

Im glad that his is becoming a working prop for those who are performing in the real world.


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