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What we have here is a multiple outs wallet that can be used for four, eight or possibly more outs. It can be used for routines with cards, books, newspapers, magazines and everyday objects, or even as a switching device for billets, bills, etc.
The first point to note is that this can only be loosely described as a ‘wallet’. It’s made of a soft leather and is the size and appearance of a hip style wallet but there the resemblance ends. It doesn’t open up like a conventional wallet and has no pockets for credit cards or space for bills as you would expect. It’s apparently a single pocket type affair, quite thin, almost like a leather envelope without a flap if such a thing existed, but it is well made.
An embossed logo helps with the vital orientation of the wallet in the handling. I had a very similar, if not identical item, which was on the market around 15 years ago called WoWallet, marketed by Stephen Tucker, which is quite a coincidence.
It does what it says on the tin with four outs or with double sided cards or paper it could be eight if required. The predictions can only be cards or paper otherwise the thin nature of the ‘wallet’ will appear to bulge. The online video is the ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ variety at 9 minutes long, so you don’t get a massive amount of material.
Despite the short video, three basic routines are performed live and very briefly explained with another one suggested in a couple of sentences. The first is the straightforward any card dealt prediction, the outcome of a heads and tails game prediction, an object prediction is explained without performance, plus there is a magazine or book test, although the word force is not shown as he suggests you can use your favourite method!
As well as the wallet, you receive a forcing deck along the lines of a Koran deck for the any card dealt prediction. It’s made up in Bicycle seconds but the quality is fine. If you’re happy with the unusual type of ‘wallet’ and have some ideas for prediction type routines then this could be a useful utility item for mentalists in close-up, walk around and parlour settings.
Review by Paul Preager. Originally published in Magicseen Magazine, issue 90