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Talking Deck Review

Official Review

September 16th, 2007 11:31pm
Reviewed by Bryce Kuhlman
I might get in trouble for this review.

You know I'm not supposed to tip the method. But I think this falls under the "obvious" category.

That's right, it's a small recorder/playback device that'll conveniently fit under a deck of cards. You're paying for the device plus the research it took to find a model of the right size and configuration.

In terms of size and usability, the device is pretty good. It's smaller than a playing card and only about 1 / 4" thick. The main button is conveniently located in a place that's easy accessible when holding a deck of cards above it.

The recorder also has two channels, which means you can record two different messages. This is handy if you're working a restaurant or party where people may talk after your performance.

The instructions are pretty basic, but there's really not much to say. I did like the author's suggestion that you record in a whisper so that only one person will hear the "talking".

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Talking Deck

Author: Rodger Lovins
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $49.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

This effect is pure genius! Rodger Lovins has done it again! Everyone is talking about his Talking Deck!

One spectator chooses a card from a shuffled deck of playing cards, and a second spectator reveals the chosen card in a very unusual way. Now this is MAGIC!


The magician has someone choose a playing card, look at it and place it into their pocket. He then tells them to concentrate on their card. He holds his hands up to the their head in an effort to transfer the thought of card into the mind of a second spectator. When the magician holds his hands up to the second spectator's head, that spectator magically reveals the name of the chosen card, even though everyone else in the room hears nothing or sees no visible signing of any kind. Somehow the chosen card seems to be revealed to the second spectator. Could it be a Talking Deck? You will leave them wondering, HOW DID HE DO THAT!


This effect uses an electronic device and comes complete with gimmick, batteries and instruction booklet.

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