Ringtone by Adam Grace
When Ellusionist was filming Ringtone on the streets in San Francisco a family strolled by. Adam Grace walked up and asked if anyone had a cell phone. All six of them held up their hands, even the 7 year old. That's America.
Most people wouldn't be caught dead without their cell these days. They live on it.
So hit them where they live.
In effect, you hijack the ringtone off their phone. When someone calls, their phone lights up as usual when the call comes in, but ------ only the NEW song plays. The ringtone they HAD on their phone goes bye-bye.
You'll do this on everyone you meet. Think of the bets you could take! "Bet I can give you a new ringtone without changing a single thing on your phone".
Ringtone's the simplest trick you ever did . Great tricks are simple. No Bluetooth, no downloading, no fuss, no muss. Pick up your copy of Ringtone today and start intercepting your friend's ringtones.
- Paul Harris
- Dave Smith, desmit6, AZ
~ Jason Michael, Rochester Hills, Michigan
I love the idea of the effect, although I did make a guess about how it's done and was correct. I can't say too much without revealing how it's done, but I don't think the gimmick is of high enough quality for the phones that everyone has now and it can be a little obvious as to what is happening.
Three stars for the idea and quality of DVD, -2 stars for the gimmick quality.
This is great fun, and the reactions are well worth it. Adam's handling for both sleeved and no sleeve performance add flexibility. Set up couldn't be much easier. I use two sided tape that I've run my fingers over on the gimmick, makes less mess and is easily replaced.
I generally don't like buying magic that involves a gimmick to do it cause I believe the gimmicks are generally over priced, poor quality, and breaks to easily. Why should we spend several hours trying to learn them and 100's of dollars as we break them in the process of learning how to use them? Well there is no worries with this gimmick. You can perform this in a completely quiet room without worrying about hearing the electronics of the gimmick like you do with the Gecko and pure smoke gimmicks! Plus I could see this gimmick lasting a lifetime which in my opinion makes it so much more valuable than the gecko and pure smoke even though those effects look a lot better and have multiple purposes. I am rating this a 4 star cause I haven't had a chance to perform this yet so I don't really know how the reactions are going to be. However that is generally based on your performance with any magic.