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The Case (Gray) DVD and Gimmick Review

Official Review

January 11th, 2017 5:59am
Reviewed by Doc Johnson

What you get is a DVD, a really well made cell phone case and a REALLY well made iPhone shell. You must select the color to match your iPhone: silver, gold, or grey. The shell matches the iPhone 5 exactly.

I have an iPhone ES and it works perfectly with that phone as well. I’m not going to comment on what other phones it works with, but sufficed to say it is designed for the iPhone 5. My iPhone ES just happens to look almost exactly like an iPhone 5.


This is an extremely well made prop. When you get this, you will be impressed with what you get and the quality of it. Think of this as similar to a coin shell. It is ingenious and really beautiful.

The instruction on the DVD is excellent. They teach a wide variety of ways to handle this, from simple basic methods to more advanced methods. In my opinion, the simple handling is as good as the more advanced handling. Personally, I use the simple handling.

The methods and handlings are pretty easy to do, for the simpler methods, with the littlest bit of practice.

With some of the handlings, you can perform this completely surrounded.

The ad is pretty fair and honest. The effect really looks that good because it is that good.


Well, the only obvious caution is that this is specifically for the iPhone 5. If you have a different phone, it probably won’t work. I have an iPhone ES and it works perfectly with my phone. At some point, I would expect that I will be replacing my phone with a different phone. The effect will likely be obsolete at that point, unless I decide to use the “old phone” just for this effect. I doubt I will do that.


The skill level required: 2 of 5.
Audience management skill required: 2 of 5.
Performance angles: 360 degrees
The reset time required: None
The DIY time involved in advance: None


This is a really great quality effect. The props are beautiful and work perfectly. If you like what you see in the trailer, then you are going to love this effect.

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Product info for The Case (Gray) DVD and Gimmick

Author: SansMinds Creative Lab
Publisher: SansMinds Productionz
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $59.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

A precisely engineered device that vanishes your phone in the most impossible way. Designed for 4" iPhone models such as 5 and 5s series.

Three years in perfecting the gimmick, SansMinds Creative Lab proudly presents to you "The Case." A precisely engineered device that allows you to vanish a phone in the cleanest way possible. It's designed to disguise as a regular iPhone case so it will always be on you and ready to amaze. The SansMinds Creative Lab team has tested this device in every setting possible. It packs small and plays big. It is easy to use so you can focus on your presentation. The Case comes in an elegant matte black finish.

Please note you need to select a color model that matches your phone.


Does the case protect my phone?

It absolutely does! It's made to be an everyday phone case.

Does it fit the new iPhone SE?
Based on the current specification given out by Apple, it will fit as long as it is the same size as the iPhone 5/5s. We suggest waiting for the SE line to launch before your purchase.

Does the case come in different colors aside from black?
The Case only comes in an elegant matte finish black. It is the perfect color to disguise as an everyday phone case.

Why do I need to pick a color?
In order to complete the illusion, the gimmick comes in two parts. One is the black case and the other part is where the choice comes into play. It is needed to match your phone or your spectator's phone.

Why only the 4" series? Will other size models be available?

The 4" model holds the highest market share out of all iPhone users at the moment. Due to the complicated manufacturing process, SansMinds is only able to make the most commonly owned model available. If a specific model reaches a certain percentage of market share, then it might be considered making it available in the future.

*Note: TV rights not included with purchase. Please contact SansMinds for TV performance rights.

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