Reviewer: John Teo
With smartphones the mainstay of the telecommunication industry, any magic involving these wonderful devices is considered the “in-thing” magic. iCharge 2.0 is the “in-thing” magic effect. It allows you to “magically” charge any borrowed smartphone without having to connect it to a charger or the electrical outlet.
Imagine bringing along a smartphone charger connector (this connector can even be borrowed), connect the phone end to a borrowed smartphone, and connect the socket end to any non-electric object, such as a fruit, and immediately, the borrowed smartphone is being charged. The spectator can see in her smartphone the characteristic icon of her phone being charged. The charging can be fully controlled by the magician – it can come “on” or “off” as the magician wishes. As such, the magician can use his “mind” to control the charging.
A wonderful application is in the performance of “which hand holds the coin” routine. The borrowed phone is shown to be charged each time the socket end of the connector touches the hand that holds the hidden coin!
You receive the special gimmick that has to be secretly connected to the socket end of your charging connector. The instructions are in the form of a video downloadable from the internet. It goes for only 4.5 minutes but it covers everything that you need to know how about to use the secret device. The instructions are by an Asian lady, and one has to get used to her way of speaking the English language.
The “2.0” means it is the improvement over the original model. In the original model, the gimmick looks like the charger itself, except you do not connect it to the electrical outlet. In this improved model, the gimmick is so tiny that it is palmed and is invisible to the audience. All the audience sees is the socket end of the connector.
The original model also needed an application which had to be downloaded into your phone before you can perform the effect. This also means you cannot use a borrowed phone. This improved model does not depend on any application and allows you can use any borrowed smartphone. This lifts the effect a million time over its original model!
Thank goodness for this improved model – you now can perform this incredible effect of using your mind to control the charging of a smartphone – any borrowed smartphone – to any non-electrical object you wish!
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