Swipe It - By Jose Prager - INSTANT DOWNLOAD
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Remote viewing, mind reading, song revelations, predictions and more!
All with an iPhone or iPod Touch (Some Android phones can be used for this too).
Swipeit is impromptu, can be performed with a spectator’s phone and no special apps or software are needed.
Absolutely no funny or illogical moves are involved.
Also featuring additional creative routines and ideas from the minds of Ran Pink, Mauricio Jaramillo and Paul Carnazzo that will give you plenty of concepts to experiment with.
Have an easy remote viewing routine and some very powerful mind reading effects at hand any time you meet someone. This is direct and organic mentalism!
SwipeIt using songs, tweets, contacts, iBook tests and numbers.
Hands-off Swipeit by Mauricio Jaramillo
Words by Mauricio Jaramillo
Map by Mauricio Jaramillo
Lego of my Brain by Ran Pink
Side-Swiped by Paul Carnazzo
iShiner by Paul Carnazzo
iThumper by Mauricio Jaramillo
Instant download PDF for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Kindle that support PDF ebooks
What they are saying about SwipeIt:
"Subtle, clever and real-world practical." - Ben Harris
"This is highly sneaky, effective, and exceptionally useful. José has basically found a way to apply *** ********'s **** ***** to the iPhone, which makes it infinitely more flexible than just using it with a *****.
Okay, so I can't reveal any of the hidden words without exposing what's going on, but knowledgeable mentalists will get it when they read the manuscript. The point is, it's a concept that has been proven to be effective, and used in its earlier form by many performers. The potential offered by using it with an iPhone is simply vast and inspiring.
As I was reading one of the options, my first thought was, "Hey, that would be a good addition to something I already do!" Then a few pages later, I laughed when I got to the part that basically said, "If you know this Joshua Quinn effect, you'll see how to use SwipeIt with it..." So I've made arrangements with José to write up a new version of that effect, making use of the specific advantages that SwipeIt offers, for inclusion in the manuscript.
I'll just come out and say it: I think most ways I've seen people use mobile devices for mentalism are just flat-out awful. SwipeIt is a rare exception. If you want to know the right way to perform mentalism with a mobile device, so that it becomes a transparent tool rather than a suspicious prop, this is it." - Joshua Quinn
"Jose has stumbled upon a wonderful concept that allows for truly impromptu remote viewing. When I first found out about this method, I was very impressed, so many ideas immediately sprung to mind. I loved this idea so much that I even contributed a few ideas I've performed very often. Like Joshua said, this is indeed the rare exception when it comes to performing with a smartphone, a completely logical and natural handling without the use of special and suspicious apps.
Here you won't just get a method, but rather a whole toolkit of ideas to present at any time. Great job Jose!" - Mauricio Jaramillo
"I'll admit - when I first heard about SwipeIt, I had my doubts. As Joshua mentioned above, a lot of iPhone mentalism available on the market just doesn't come across as convincing. With these other effects & apps, a skeptical/intelligent audience member would be quick to attribute your "abilities" to some sort of special app...and they'd be right! While I do find certain apps clever, I would not consider them to be convincing displays of mentalism.
When I heard that SwipeIt could be performed with a borrowed phone, I took the plunge given the low price. As soon as I had a look at the manuscript and associated method, I was instantly pleased. It was truly one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" moments. As with much of Jose's work, the method is rather ingenious and the effect simple to perform (from a technical standpoint). Still, I didn't know if I would ever use this as I prefer to go low-tech. I eventually decided to try out SwipeIt and the reaction was wonderful.
Enter the next generation of SwipeIt with contributions from Mauricio Jaramillo, Paul Carnazzo and Ran Pink. This updated version is much more comprehensive and includes some excellent subtleties. In addition, it contains a slew of variations from some of mentalism's most fertile minds. While I enjoyed all of the included material, I consider Paul Carnazzo's contributions to be a wonderful added bonus. Some of Paul's material strays from SwipeIt's core methodology, but it is every bit as clever. If Paul wanted, I'm sure he could sell his added routines as a separate item and they would do very well.
For your hard-earned cash, you receive a (approximately) 50 page eBook covering everything you need to know about SwipeIt...and much more. Everything is explained clearly & concisely, the layout is well done and the material is top notch. I have no issues recommending this to anyone who wants to add an excellent piece to his or her impromptu mentalism repertoire.
Highly recommended. " - Tony Brandonisio
"Jose allowed me to take a peek at this back in late November 2011. Then, I thought it was fantastic and a PERFECT co-pilot with Geraint Clark's FATE.
He's now finely tuned this method into something completely diabolical and this eBook does this method complete justice!
The layout of the eBook is one of beauty, from the clear illustrations to the graphic design. Second, the instruction is crystal clear from the main effect to the brilliant contributions from other artists. You will have this up and going very shortly after reading this.
And that brings up another point. This is a PERFECT example of "off the cuff" mentalism. That being said, and I believe Jose states this in the notes, its not a "trick". It should not be used as such. Look at a picture - I tell you what picture is. Really strive to make a CONNECTION with this effect. Its THEIR phone, THEIR memories, THEIR friends! What else could you want? Add some gentle cold reading and you can solidify a memory for a lifetime. Make. This. Real. for them." - illusioneer from TheMagicCafe.com
"I just finished reading this and let me just say I was very impressed with the effects that you can achieve with swipeit. No special apps and the phone can be anyone's iPhone and the presentations and effects that swipeit can achieve are near limitless.
Having my own methods and work with this plot I assumed I knew the method, but I was way wrong. José method is ingenious and one that was so simple and effective that I wanted to kick myself for not coming up with something so devious and let me reiterate S.I.M.P.L.E. And simple magic that leads to endless possibilities is in my opinion the best magic you can offer anyone.
I have already started working on different book tests on iPad with the swipeit methods taught and other mentalism related routines.
The other techniques and methods given by the contributing artists listed above in the first post are also very good and very well thought out and I will be tweaking some to fit my style of performance but all in all be performing.
This e-book is one that anyone who wants the ability to perform as close to real magic with absolutely nothing on you and at a momentary notice then this will I predict go into every one of your performing repetoire. And anyone who wants the ability to get information secretly from the spectator and use it to amaze them then this will also go into your working repetoire.
José really discovered a piece of magic that every performer could benefit in some way in today's technological world and have something up your sleeve anytime any place, ready to blow spectators away.
Good job and keep your genius ideas coming José!" - Jordan Johnson
"I thought I'd write a quick review of this, but I can't.
I opened the file last night with the intention of going through it and then setting down my views.
Instead of setting down I found myself picking up.
Picking up my iphone and working on this unreal technique that Jose came up with. And even before I had it right, I began playing with some of his ideas, and those of his excellent contributors, on how to use it.
Then, with mind racing but body stalled, I went to bed.
Which means my review will be a little late.
But my general opinion of what Jose has given us here.
A classic!" - gmeister from TheMagicCafe.com
"I concur with all the positive reviews for Jose's Swipeit. Like most of the "why didn't I think of that, ideas", they tend to be simple, but also, as in this case, there're also very effective. Phone apps tend to raise suspicion with many people now, and that is why this is so devilishly clever. No app involved, and you CAN/DO use a borrowed phone. It won't take a long time to get this handling down, and when you do, it does become an "anytime anywhere" effect, once there is a phone available of course.
The other routines are a real bonus, and add even more "bang for your buck" with this purchase. One of my favourites would be Paul Carnazzo's contribution, excellent thinking, and very strong.
I would strongly recommend to anyone who has the right type of phone, or is familiar with workings of same. All in all, clever thinking, great contributions and very usable material." - Robbie from TheMagicCafe.com
"First things first.... if you own an iPhone or any smartphone then you NEED swipeit. If you don't own an iPhone or other smartphone then you still need swipeit. It's that good. It's a technique for you to know pretty much any piece of information a spectator selects on their phone without you looking at their iphone again. From pictures to people, from messages to twitter, your remote viewing skills will never be stronger.
Lots of people are looking for the latest close up impromptu mentalism that's relevant in this modern age. Well you can't get more impromptu than this. It uses the spectators OWN phone and with it you can reveal their own PERSONAL information that nobody else could possibly know. You can't get much more powerful hard hitting mentalism than this. It's pretty much the modern version of the centre tear...but with phones.
What makes this ebook so great is how comprehensive it is. It includes various contributions which could easily be sold seperately and offer an even more handsoff approach ( the basic swipeit routine is virtually hands off anyway). It also includes a multitude of effects and ideas which you can develop yourself.
Ultimately, swipeit entitles you to do be able to do "something" pretty much anytime somebody asks you too and it enables you to do it in such an innocent, hands off manner.
Moreover, it eliminates the one criticsm of phone magic/mentalism in that by using the spectators OWN phone and presenting the effect in the right way you should eliminate suspicion of a trick app or suchlike. The logical disconnect is further amplified by the minimal contact the performer has with the phone. This publication comes very much recommended by me. So what are you waiting for? Get swiping." - karlito from TheMagicCafe.com
"I can only echo what everyone has written above. This is thinking outside the box, iphone or whatever. And just as Jose came up with Liebrary, which is absolutely brilliant seeing how popular ebooks now are, he has done it again with Swipeit.
Very much recommended." - NeilS
"Whether you have an iphone or not, this is one of those techniques you should learn as it will probably be one of the most useful weapons in your impromptu arsenal.
At least one person in any group your with or approaching is bound to have an iphone in this day and age.
A couple years ago, I was intrigued by a similar product that Penguin Magic released a few years ago. However that was limited to only one certain detail, and only a certain smartphone of the blackberry nature. Ever since then, I've always tried to figure out how would you be able to achieve the same effect with an iPhone.
Jose has officially cracked the code. The pdf file is well structured and is jam packed with information, presentations and contrbutions from other well-known mentalists. This method lets you divine phone numbers, random generated words, pictures and so much more!
No special apps are used, which in my opinion makes iphone magic tricks look gimmicky. This is how an iphone should be used for mindreading.
Not only is the basic method easy to do, but it is uber deceptive. I've already test driven this bad boy a couple of times in the past few days, and it has blown minds. With the right build up, time misdirection, and presentation this is powerful stuff.
Jose had me at "Cliff", but won me over with "Swipeit".
Thumbs up." - Nadz
"I'm sorry it took so long to get around to reviewing my preview copy of SwipeIt but I have a process and I don't review anything that I haven't put out in front of people; unless my review is, "This is ****e and I would be embarassed to perform this." This is happily not the case with SwipeIt! I have been performing variations of it for lots and lots of people on iPhones, iPods and Ipads, my own and borrowed, for a week to enthusiastic responses. There's something truly special to doing an effect on a borrowed iPhone or iPod. This isn't just a single effect, it's an astonishing toolkit of impromptu magic that will get your own creativity flowing..
The pdf is well presented, with clean illustrations, sensible layout and clear language. Learning the basic mechanism is ridiculously simple and each new effect not only builds on the previous, but has you thinking of half a dozen variations of your own. There's no software to load, no network required, and no special web sites to visit. Leave time to weatch them scroll through their history and curse at their phone for betraying them with another after, it's the best part.
My Recommendation: Buy this book! Unless you live in NY and frequent venues where I perform, then don't buy it, it sucks. Oh, and I also recommend that you pay careful attention to his advice about Flight Mode.
Kudos to Mr. Prager and Friends!" - Joe Leo