Vinny Sagoo / Neo Magic
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What you get with this effect is a small plastic card printed on one side with images of fifteen different objects and on the other four circles with letters of the alphabet printed in each circle.
The spectator is invited to think of any object and then to say in which of the circles the first letter of the object appears. After a suitable moment’s thought the performer reveals the chosen object.
In addition to the card you get a folder with written instructions and access to a short instructional video, though you won’t need much instruction as the method is so easy you will get it in one.
The principle is an old one and from a geeky magician’s perspective quite interesting, the effect however is completely underwhelming. I don’t think that it will impress many lay people.
Non-magicians may not know the precise method but the link between thinking of an object and then identifying the first letter in a series of circles is so direct it is obvious the two must be linked.
Review by Stuart Bowie. Originally published in Magicseen Magazine, issue 90