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On Mar 2, 2016, rmendez wrote:
This is scheduled to arrive today!!! Stay tuned!!! More to come!!!


Yes please do let us know your honest thoughts too - and if we can improve the download videos or provide any further information please let me know.

Cheers
Anthony
p.s. hope it arrives today for you!
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Anthony, can you give us a brief description of the routines it comes with

cheers
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The routines are definitely not where the value is... Neither is the board. This is NOT a revolutionary new idea, etc. There is such a thing as the Stealthboard Neon and it is essentially the same exact thing except that the Stealthboard Neon has no electronics and is way less expensive. The ad says you can use any sharpie - NO! You can't use a sharpie at all, it has to be a pen or a pencil. How is this any better than carbon paper?! Why can't someone make a version of the John Cornelius Thought Transmitter Pro built into a clipboard. THAT would be good.
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I've looked at adapting a boogie board myself but ultimately decided to go with Parapad. It works reliably and gives a great impression, but the special pen is a bit of a hassle. Still, I prefer a pad to a clipboard.

But to be honest, there are so many ways to get access to information... Any sort of impression device is less appealing to a switch & peek to me. No worries whatsoever about the quality of the impression, no difficult seeing the information 99% of the time... I've felt this way for years but the new book "Mental Sweets" really crystallized my thinking in this regards, highly recommend that book!

Good luck with your product, guys! I do believe it's probably a great imp device and as far as electronics go, the specifics of how the board almost guarantee no mess ups which are always a worry with electronics.
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The ad says you can use any sharpie - NO! You can't use a sharpie at all, it has to be a pen or a pencil.

And yet Daniel Meadows was demming it at Blackpool with a sharpie without issues. As far as how it is better than carbon paper, ever tried instantly resetting carbon paper with a touch of a button?

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The ad says you can use any sharpie - NO! You can't use a sharpie at all, it has to be a pen or a pencil.

And yet Daniel Meadows was demming it at Blackpool with a sharpie without issues. As far as how it is better than carbon paper, ever tried instantly resetting carbon paper with a touch of a button?

Mark


I have tried with a sharpie, it does not register on the board, you need something that presses hard.

As far as instant reset and carbon paper, it's irrelevant as Covert Adaptions may have a reset button but it DOES NOT have an instant reset since 3 papers is the safe amount to use and people write on the first one and you use the second one so after using it once, you have to prep some more paper! Might as well be reloading carbon paper.
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I guess it depends on what you are using it for. I use an imp for pre-show so even with only 3 sheets I could pre-show 3 different people using that instant reset. I currently use a parapad but I have had someone insist on using their own pen. Like any imp device whether this one fits depends on the job you are using it for.

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I guess it depends on what you are using it for. I use an imp for pre-show so even with only 3 sheets I could pre-show 3 different people using that instant reset. I currently use a parapad but I have had someone insist on using their own pen. Like any imp device whether this one fits depends on the job you are using it for.

Mark


Like I said, the Stealth board Neon does everything this can, along with a reset as instant as Covert Adaptions...
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This product is everything the ad description claims even though I was fully aware of exactly what I was receiving. Reliably captures clear impressions through several sheets of paper and resets instantly. I disguised mine with the Office Depot decals which makes it appear ordinary. Also, the on-line instructional is detailed and very thorough covering everything you need to know. Great job guys. This was money very well spent. Comes highly recommended.
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I guess it depends on what you are using it for. I use an imp for pre-show so even with only 3 sheets I could pre-show 3 different people using that instant reset. I currently use a parapad but I have had someone insist on using their own pen. Like any imp device whether this one fits depends on the job you are using it for.

Mark


Like I said, the Stealth board Neon does everything this can, along with a reset as instant as Covert Adaptions...


If you are happy with your stealth board then you don't need this. Likewise if you have a brown hornet. If you don't already have an imp device then this is worth a look. It won't suit some it will suit others. Some people like the butterfly, others like the parapad, choice is always better than no choice.

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No what I'm saying is that I can't find a reason why this would be considered better than the Stealthboard Neon. It gives you the exact same type of impression, the reset takes a second but it's WAY lower in price.
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I wouldn't say way lower, I had a look at the stealth board neon because I wasn't familiar with it. I found it on sale for just under a tenner less than this. I also found a review for it on the Café that said the imp was good enough for drawings but not good enough for writing. You might not be able to find a reason but someone else might. I can't find a reason to get a Boris Wild over a Ted Lesley, or a butterfly over a parapad or a boon over a bug but people like what they like there is no one size fits all. Does this item do what it says on the tin? Yes, are there other items that do the same thing? Tons, some cheaper, some more expensive.

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Is there any need to worry about a "lip"/dip of the outer borders to the writing section that the drawer will notice, even with sheets on top of it?
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I wouldn't say way lower, I had a look at the stealth board neon because I wasn't familiar with it. I found it on sale for just under a tenner less than this. I also found a review for it on the Café that said the imp was good enough for drawings but not good enough for writing. You might not be able to find a reason but someone else might. I can't find a reason to get a Boris Wild over a Ted Lesley, or a butterfly over a parapad or a boon over a bug but people like what they like there is no one size fits all. Does this item do what it says on the tin? Yes, are there other items that do the same thing? Tons, some cheaper, some more expensive.

Mark


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This product is everything the ad description claims even though I was fully aware of exactly what I was receiving. Reliably captures clear impressions through several sheets of paper and resets instantly. I disguised mine with the Office Depot decals which makes it appear ordinary. Also, the on-line instructional is detailed and very thorough covering everything you need to know. Great job guys. This was money very well spent. Comes highly recommended.


Then why did you sell it?
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This product is everything the ad description claims even though I was fully aware of exactly what I was receiving. Reliably captures clear impressions through several sheets of paper and resets instantly. I disguised mine with the Office Depot decals which makes it appear ordinary. Also, the on-line instructional is detailed and very thorough covering everything you need to know. Great job guys. This was money very well spent. Comes highly recommended.



Hard to believe you are selling this after all the posts. What happened?

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=76
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Richard - Would be great if you shared why you decided to sell this. Thanks.
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It works fine. I was just being lazy and didn't want to hassle with setting up and working with paper. I sold because I wanted to buy something else even more and purchased this originally for evaluational purposes. I am not a mentalist and was just looking to add something different and convenient to an already packed show. This is no way reflects on the quality or reliability of the product.
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On Mar 3, 2016, PatrickGregoire wrote:
The routines are definitely not where the value is... Neither is the board. This is NOT a revolutionary new idea, etc. There is such a thing as the Stealthboard Neon and it is essentially the same exact thing except that the Stealthboard Neon has no electronics and is way less expensive. The ad says you can use any sharpie - NO! You can't use a sharpie at all, it has to be a pen or a pencil. How is this any better than carbon paper?! Why can't someone make a version of the John Cornelius Thought Transmitter Pro built into a clipboard. THAT would be good.


Hi Patrick..

You CAN use a sharpie! I personally use a ballpoint as it goes through 5 sheets comfortably but if you wish to use a sharpie I prefer the fine tip and only going through 1-2 sheets... Granted it's not as many sheets but it DOES WORK! Smile
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For anybody who has purchased Covert Adaptions... we have created a fb group as Michael Murray has kindly come up with a cool new handling which he is about to share with the group.
Please facebook me at www.facebook.com/magicworlduk to gain access however I will need to see that you have purchased it before being given access etc... but should
be a great place to discuss further handlings and ideas.

We are adding everyone's emails from our magicworld website sales automatically.

He might even be shooting a short video which we will upload to the purchased download link area.

Also regarding the Sharpie issue... Try putting a post-it note on the top of 1 white sheet... then letting them pull off the post it note and you drawing the prediction on the white sheet...
It seems to work well for me ... but as mentioned I do prefer ball-point pen. Smile

All the best
Anthony
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