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Alex DLF
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Product description : A simple peek is one of the most powerful mentalism tool, simplicity at its best ! Lots of devices, center tear and things are coming out recently and one of them is Eyephone, produced by Mark Mason. The idea behind it is genius and will allow to do a very natural peek with a object everyone has already seen: a smartphone. You ask someone to write anything on a card, you place it down in the wallet at the back of your phone and youíre immediately able to reveal what was written by the spectator. Innocent looking but devious working, this is Eyephone !

Price and where to buy it : This is sold at $99 and you can find it in nearly every Murphy's magic partner !

What you get : You receive a small white cardboard box, with a printed paper rolled around it, Iíve seen better packaging and I think a such ingenious and nicely crafted product would deserve a better packaging. Anyway, inside, you get a white card with a link to watch the online instructions, theyíre well made, typical Mark Mason style but clear enough so that you understand everything about the product. You also get a white instruction paper with some routines on it but youíre likely to come up with your own routines. The product in itself is a dummy phone with a wallet stuck at the back, itís well made, the buttons are not working but it does look like a real phone. The working is really clever, some other devices (telethought pad and wallet) already use this principle but using it within a phone is really ingenious. Overall, I think the price is faire compared to what you get, Iím not disappointed with it !

Teaser : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbJqeuW_nu8

The pros and the cons : Here is the core of my review, let's begin with the cons, as I will usually be doing, I prefer to keep the good things for the end.

THE CONS :
- You have to use the phone provided, so it could be a bit strange if you pull out your real phone after having performed Eyephone. You could justify it with the fact you have 2 phones, one personal and the other professional but I donít like that.
- You may have some angle restriction because of the working of the gimmick, you wouldnít be able to use this surrounded.

THE PROS :
- I really like the working of it, if James Bond had a peek device, I think it would be Eyephone. Itís clever and at the same time, really easy to master so you can include it to your existing routine quite quickly.
- You get a full peek and a clear one, so you can have people writing down anything on the card, whether it is a word, a number, a drawing.. It can really be anything so that you can adapt your routine.
- The fact you use a phone can lead to other type of routine, such as asking the spectator to write down the name of a contact he has on his phone.
- I donít think the wallet stuck at the back of the phone is weird at all, I see more and more people having this kind of devices on their smartphone so itís a natural and innocent looking object.
- You can get the peek very quickly, and just by placing back the phone in your pocket, you can get the information. Itís a modern tool, easy to use and which will allow you to do miracles if you use it well.

Overall rating : I think I was more pleased by the working than by the object and the potential of it, I already have my peek devices on me every time so I wonít be using this. But this is a good and solid release that will please most mentalist out there, if you like what you see on the trailer, you wonít be disappointed by what you receive, 3/4 hearts

As for the difficulty level, if you already master a peek technic, this wonít be hard to use, 2/5 stars.

Similar products : Telethough pad and wallet are two other devices which allow you to do the same thing but are hidden in different things.

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Thanks for the excellent review Alex!
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Hmmm

I received my Eyephone this morning to find a problem. The screen contains a large black mark that looks like trapped moisture under the screen. When speaking to the supplier I was told that almost every one he has sold has been returned with the same problem. I am awaiting my replacement, which will come from a new batch. The box it came in was almost falling apart. I think for a prop selling at this price, better quality control and packaging needs to be in place.

I hope that the replacement is of better quality.

This is a great item otherwise.
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If it uses the same screen as Telthought, I will pass, as I found that screen needs perfect lighting and angles for to be flawless.
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On Jun 2, 2018, Aslan Magic wrote:
Hmmm

I received my Eyephone this morning to find a problem. The screen contains a large black mark that looks like trapped moisture under the screen. When speaking to the supplier I was told that almost every one he has sold has been returned with the same problem. I am awaiting my replacement, which will come from a new batch. The box it came in was almost falling apart. I think for a prop selling at this price, better quality control and packaging needs to be in place.

I hope that the replacement is of better quality.

This is a great item otherwise.


Unfortunately I have been told by my (Very Respected) supplier that all the replacements that they have received have exactly the same problem. I have been refunded. This is a real shame. The item is superb in every way apart from this manufacturing error.

If this is resolved then I would buy again without a second thought. Very sad indeed Smile
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I have now purchased this item from another supplier only to have exactly the same problem. Second one refunded. I will not be buying again due to my two bad experiences. I hope that this is something that can be resolved.
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Just noticed this product - a pocket to attach to the back of a smart phone, which looks pretty darn close to the setup of the Eyephone. Good news for anyone who felt the Eyephone doesnít resemble a normal object - https://snugbee.com/product/no-purse
Now appearing nightly in my basement.
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Hi Guys,

We have EYEPHONE for half price (50 usd) on SALE only today at: https://www.mystiquefactory.com/collections/daily-deal

Best,
Tom
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This seems to be one of the biggest hyped tricks ever and is in most bargain bin sales now.
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This is surprisingly good. A bit delicate maybe, but I'm happy with it.
I never liked the stuff it depends on before, but its perfectly justified here.
No regrets on this one.
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On Jun 2, 2018, Aslan Magic wrote:
Hmmm

I received my Eyephone this morning to find a problem. The screen contains a large black mark that looks like trapped moisture under the screen. When speaking to the supplier I was told that almost every one he has sold has been returned with the same problem. I am awaiting my replacement, which will come from a new batch. The box it came in was almost falling apart. I think for a prop selling at this price, better quality control and packaging needs to be in place.

I hope that the replacement is of better quality.

This is a great item otherwise.


Has this unsightly screen problem now been fixed ?

Are the newly delivered Eyephones now faultless ?
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Itís being sold now much cheaper then I paid.
($60 vs $99)
I actually think itís worth it even at the higher price.
As for how it arrived for me- itís fine. Mine arrived scratch free.
But, I can see it easily happening.
Overall, itís something to handle with care.
Scratched screens arenít uncommon on real phones, should it happen here I imagine no problems.
I donít think it would tip the method, or interfere with the information gathering.
I only carry it though when I wear a suit jacket, dedicating a breast pocket to it.
Unlike a real phone, this one would be done for imo if you sat on it.
Again though, limitations and all, I really enjoy having this option.
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On Feb 8, 2019, 252life wrote:
Itís being sold now much cheaper then I paid.($60 vs $99)
As for how it arrived for me- itís fine. Mine arrived scratch free


Thank you for the information but I thing the problem was not about a scrached screen ...
"The screen contains a large black mark that looks like trapped moisture under the screen"
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Didnít encounter that either Smile
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If I could find one for about $50 I would buy it.
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I just got my eyephone. I have a question where is the best place to do this I did it in a room with not much light and couldn't see the word "peek" Do I need to have light from the back or front? thanks for help please pm me....
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Mark Mason was nice enough to text me a video on how to fix this problem.
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