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rmendez
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Thoughts or reviews?
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I'm interested as well.

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rmendez
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Retail: $125

GUARANTEED TO SHIP MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016
"What a great utility device! Self-contained, versatile, reliable, well made, instantly resettable... who wouldn't want one?"
- MARC SPELMANN

"When I first saw the prototype for TMS, I was gobsmacked, the simplicity of it is incredible. Within 2 minutes of playing with it, I knew he was onto a winner. Get yourself one and don't tell a soul about it... it's that good!"
- LOOCH

COVERT ADAPTIONS is a brand new impression device that has been heavily modified so it can be handled right in-front of the spectator. Measuring approx 150 x 220mm it is ideal for both parlour, stage or certain walk-around conditions. Although a pre-existing product which is now mostly unavailable except through ourselves, it has been professionally modified to look and handle like an innocent clipboard.

BENEFITS
LARGE IMPRESSION AREA
ANY PEN, PENCIL OR SHARPIE
WRITES THROUGH UP TO 6 SHEETS!
IN-BUILT BATTERY LASTS FOR OVER 4 YEARS
BATTERY IS NOW REPLACEABLE
REAL-TIME PEEK
GREAT IN LOW LIGHT
INSTANT ELECTRONIC WIPE
EASY TO PERFORM
COMES WITH 3 DISGUISES AND MORE TO COME!
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Hello,

This is a REALLY COOL effect! Contact us at Hocus Pocus and I would be happy to talk to you in detail about this one. Can't post much here as almost any part of the description will be revealing.

It is available for Preorder with free USA shipping from Hocus Pocus here:
http://hocus-pocus.com/prod/33156/Covert......-Anthony

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I have it, it's great. Impression is clear, will go through 3-4 sheets of paper.
You get a ton of stickers to make it look "normal", and it does. Reset is by pressing a button electronically which they can never ever press/find.

It's great! Takes 5 minutes for the one time setup. However, you will only be able to "have" 4-5 sheets on the clipboard during performance and when those run out, you have to place new ones in it (1 min process).

I like it Smile
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I am curious to differences/advantages over this:
http://www.amazon.com/Boogie-Board-Writi......02ZE4TDI
cause that's kinda what it looks like...
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On Feb 24, 2016, the Sponge wrote:
I am curious to differences/advantages over this:
http://www.amazon.com/Boogie-Board-Writi......02ZE4TDI
cause that's kinda what it looks like...



Euhmmm... there's a reason why it looks like that............... Smile
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From the video it was abundantly clear to me what this is - and it's something that I've been playing with for last 8 months after I made the same "discovery". Good on Mark for being the one to bring it to the forefront of the community! It really is a FANTASTIC imp device.

I'll be honest though, my concern with this as a product is that it isn't camouflaged enough . . . I'm certain a lot of people have seen this in it's original form and it's not a great leap to recognize how it's being used. But I see in the ad-copy that it comes with 3 disguises "and more to come".

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rmendez
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This sounds like the Holy Grail I have been seeking for years. I just placed a pre-order for this and will post a review when it arrives.
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I hope a smaller version for close-up become available as well at some point. This release could revolutionize impression for the future.
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Quote:
On Feb 24, 2016, Sashac wrote:
Quote:
On Feb 24, 2016, the Sponge wrote:
I am curious to differences/advantages over this:
http://www.amazon.com/Boogie-Board-Writi......02ZE4TDI
cause that's kinda what it looks like...



Euhmmm... there's a reason why it looks like that............... Smile

ERRR,Not that much difference in appearence to the boogie board,and with a bit of imagination well it can be changed to look different and a friend of mine use's one and it kill's.
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I hope a smaller version for close-up become available as well at some point. This release could revolutionize impression for the future.


Hi Rmendez - We have started work on a smaller version - not 100% sure if will come to market and will certainly be a year away but if we can we will Smile
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Yes in reply it's a highly adapted board... it comes with everything pre-guillotined to precise sizes (enough to last a long long time hence the weight of the box). Then it comes with 6 sets of stickers (2 of each professionally printed and cut on a vinyl printer/plotter). Then laser cut sheet of plastic for the back should you require but I personally don't always use this.
Then another type of paper... a zig zag stick, clip for the top, and 5 routines by Mark Elsdon as well as setup instructions with continually added videos and ideas as people come up with them they will be posted onto the passworded page. I've just added another 10 minute video with a few nice ideas on it.

Trying to adapt it yourself is the hard part without printing equipment and such which is why we have made it super easy.. ready to go out of the box. And most important thing is it looks just like a crappy board... The older the vinyl sticker gets the better it works in my opinion!

If anyone comes up with cool ways of using it please can you shoot a video or a quick clip/instructions and if we can we might include in the covert adaptions official site!

Thanks guys
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Karl M
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I bought the same thing minus the stickers and that from a japanese stand at Blackpool for £25
magicant
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It's not quite the same thing... the version they sold has a weird plastic piece at the bottom for a plastic pen, and shape wasn't the same without a raised area at the top to customise so that the paper sits the same level.

We have tried all the boards including the newer ones.. Unfortunately all the new ones have either curved sides or weird colours or a recess where the screen is. This model we have is no longer being sold to the UK from wholesalers so will be completely unavailable however
we have got permission from the manufacturers to import it directly from them and resell. In the USA they are only being made for another 3 months.

It's a little bit more than minus the stickers I'm afraid.. you get a whole system ready to go out of the box, and for an extra £40 you are getting a heck of a lot as well as 5 routines by Mark Elsdon, handling etc.

Anyway not for me to say... people who have purchased already can clarify that from above Smile. You can either purchase an incomplete product that you cannot use on stage, or go to a lot of work and pay printers to do everything which will cost you more than the price of Covert Adaptions!

Any questions just ask.

Cheers A Smile
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Karl M
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Ok I agree, I don't really know what to be doing with mine, its clever though
rmendez
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It is about time something like this was finally released!!! This will remain a permanent staple in my parlor repertoire!!!
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People will be very disappointed when they receive a $30 toy with a $100 sticker on it.


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Personally speaking, I am never disappointed with anything that adds value to my professional shows. I am a very busy performer and can appreciate someone saving me valuable time and effort by packaging a working and presentable product right out of the box.
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I was intrigued bu this but it feels like it introduces electronics for the sake of it. I know theyre a lot more expensive but the high end electronic pads have the advantage of allowing the performer to be hands off which can only be achieved with electronics, but this doesn't do that. It feels like you are paying to hide something you don't really need in the first place and add the risks associated with electronics going wrong. I hate to be rude but I cant see how this improves on the butterfly or the parapad.
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