Starting at $99
ChristopherI've been an Ellusionist customer for years. Hundreds of decks, dozens of tricks and downloads, I absolutely love your stuff. That is why it is hard for me to imagine how on Earth these things came from you.
I love cardistry, and it was Ellusionist that got me into it. So these seemed like an awesome idea. What I got in the mail were poorly made plastic framework pieces of trash covered in stickers. Stickers that were put on wrong, and immediately started falling off after unboxing. The buttons are uneven on all the pieces, and they all work differently. Some are hair triggers while others you need to pound on.
There are about 10 different ways that these could have been made better, and maybe future iterations will have those upgrades. It's just really disappointing for me to drop this much cash (LARGE price tag for something that I will literally never be able to use) for something that could be so d--- cool if it had been made with care and precision.
Sorry, but if I could give this zero stars, I would.
SummaryThe product feels EXTREMELY rushed, A+ for concept, D for Execution. I’m honestly very disappointed with the quality of this product from Ellusionst, I expected more from them. Every single card in my Green pack came peeling at at least one edge, stratches and scrapes all over them, and the LEDs do not fill out the card as much as they do in the videos, and the battery takes about 5 hours to charge and will hardly last about 20min of use. Apon holding and playing with them in the first 10 minuets I already had thought of several design changes that could have improved this product. I really wish I could give this a better rating, but I can’t, I was really ready to love this things, and while still kinda cool, they fall very short. These are not worth $99, I don’t think they are even worth the early bird kickstarter price I payed for them.
SummaryThis is an amazing step forward for Cardistry. However, it feels like a very rushed one.
You realize the potential LED trainers have, but the quality and the finishing is questionable.
I had ordered a Blue and a Green set. One of the trainers won't light up as bright as the others. Another one has the pattern peeling off, and looks like it would expose the insides over the next few days.
If a new batch is going to be manufactured, or if there ever is a V2, should consider giving the product the quality they deserve and not rush it.
I give an "A" for the idea, "B+" for the effort, and a "B" for quality.
SummaryI like them.Got the green .Definitely going to get the blue.So then i will have Cyan.Thanks Ellusionist,for such a unique idea.