Very cool little item from Dick Zimmerman, who although famous for his ring-and-hoop themed stage act, was an inventor of many clever close-up items. Computer Vision is one of these, released in 1979. It has not been produced for a couple of decades.
The effect is simple: a square of thin cardboard is shown. It depicts the screen and buttons of a "computer" -- well, at least a computer from 1979 when we didn't know what computers were gonna end up looking like! (It looks more like a pocket calculator, and that works for the patter line, too.) Along with the computer card are eight squares with large colored spots on them. The magi-mentalist turns his back, and holds the computer card behind himself, so the spectator can take any one of the color spot cards and place it onto the computer card. The spectator hides the other spot cards, and the magi turns back to the audience, keeping the two cards behind his back. He concentrates, brings forward the computer card onto the table, but with the spot card still behind his back, he announces the name of the color.
Repeat as many times as you wish. No forces or fishing. It is a very clever principle at work.
Cards are about 2 inches square, so easily carried in your pocket (or slide it into the space between the cellophane and card box on your favorite deck of cards, so you always have it with you -- that's what I do with mine)
It's now very hard to find this neat close-up fooler from almost 45 years ago. But get it here.
CONDITION NOTES: previously owned but in excellent condition -- color cards are clean and undamaged. Instruction sheet and cover computer card are also like new. Vinyl carrying case (often missing) is here, and it is in great shape, no tears or split seams, etc. The package label is also present -- this trick was issued in a simple manila envelope with the package strip stuck to it. The strip is here, no manila envelope.
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