Optix isn't restricted by the ability to use only one kind of phone, it's universal. Borrow a spectator's phone, then hand them your phone to film the magic... In an instant, their phone vanishes into thin air. No sleeves. No pulls. GONE.
DECEIVES PROS, DESTROYS LAYMEN
Note: This new version of Optix was designed with a new, upgraded button to make it easier for all levels of dexterity to use the gimmick.
Optix was, without a doubt THE #1 TRICK OF MAGIC LIVE.
If you were there, you know what this is and you don't need to read further. The 'add to cart button' is ready for you.
Chances are, if you were there, you've still got the evidence on your phone, because you recorded it. Do you remember the chatter spreading around the convention, the reactions, the child-like feeling of being completely amazed again? It's what magic is about.
During this convention, Tobias Dostal was constantly surrounded by the biggest names in magic. Daniel Garcia, Doug McKenzie, Dan White, Kenner, Patrick Kun, Garrett Thomas, John Stessel... The list goes on.
We heard through the grapevine that David Copperfield himself specifically came to the Orleans casino to see one effect... This effect. Optix.
Offers from various prominent performers were made to obtain this effect for their private shows and TV spots.
However, what they didn't know was that Ellusionist and Tobias were specifically IN Las Vegas to film it.
"This is my favorite thing that I've EVER created. I'm so proud of it and want as many magicians as possible to perform OPTIX."
- Tobias (Toby) Dostal, Optix creator.
THE UNIVERSAL GIMMICK
Android & iPhone
The gimmick Toby was using to fool everyone in the trailer (filmed in Las Vegas) was built at his studio. He pieced it together out of spare parts and filled his office with the unforgivable smoke that only soldered metal could give off.
Art is dedication.
However, Ellusionist has taken that gimmick to the next level. With our superb manufacturing contacts, we've created a sleek, robust, universal gimmick.
Charged by a magnetic-locking usb cable in under an hour, the battery gives off over 2 and a half hours of illumination.
If the average requirement for the light during performance is 30 seconds, that's around 300 performances per charge.
THE ULTIMATE TRANSPO ROUTINE
Optix can be used for a multitude of vanishes and transpositions. However, there is one stand-out routine that seems impossible.
This routine, if performed, cannot be followed.
Borrow a spectator's phone, then hand them your phone to film the magic... In an instant, their phone vanishes into thin air. No sleeves. No pulls. GONE.
When they ask where their phone is, you point to their own hands. The phone they've been holding the entire time is THIER phone.
That means they filmed their phone vanishing, on their own phone. It's only confusing because the laws of science shouldn't allow it to be possible.
Their phone exists in two different places... At the same time.
FINDING SOMETHING TO SUIT YOUR STYLE
Amongst that critically-acclaimed version of Optix, Toby gives other superb routines and methods including:
PROBLEMS? WHAT PROBLEMS?
Phones come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
In the trailer you'll see Toby perform Optix with gold phones, black phones, white phones, Androids, iPhones, phones with cases, phones with pop-sockets... It genuinely doesn't matter.
Optix isn't restricted by the ability to use only one kind of phone, it's universal.
Toby will teach you exactly what you need to do to overcome every kind of phone your audience could hand you... and that chapter is only 5% of the entire tuition video, so there isn't a lot to overcome with this ingenious gimmick. It just works.
With thousands of performances and 13 different production samples, if you can name it, we've seen it and fixed it... so you can feel comfortable during performance.
In this 90 minute training video, Toby covers EVERYTHING you need to know about Optix, so you can get the most out of it.
WHAT THE PROS ARE SAYING
Most of them are still speechless, but Toby reached out to three of his favorite magicians to see what they thought 6 months after seeing it. Did the hype wear off? Does it still hold up?
This is what they said:
"Optix is what magic should feel like."
- Danny Garcia
"Very few effects get me excited about the future of magic... THIS ONE DOES."
- Garrett Thomas
"That's the BEST magic trick I've seen in my entire life."
- John Stessel
Been wanting this since it came out and after seeing the tutorial/explanation video, I wanted it even more! That's pretty rare!!!
Easily the best and most visual phone vanish/transpo ever. The instructional video is thorough and Tobias really goes over the thought process and nuances. A beginner could do a basic phone vanish right away, and with a little practice, the performance of the full routine is VERY doable.
Thank you Tobias and Ellusionist for continuing to provide graet Magic for us all.
Optix is truly a wonderful effect.
Reading the reviews I was afraid it would take a long time to learn how to handle the gimmick, but it was easier than expected and I recommend you perform it even if you're not 100% sure you're making the disappearances perfectly clean.
This is a killer effect for a party situation in the evening. I trained for a couple of days and that was more than enough to amaze my friends, and I can't wait to bring this magic into a work situation. I wouldn't be very sure if I would run it in the daytime, but I will definitely try that too. If you like what you see in the video just buy it!
I also recommend joining the facebook group, where you can find tips on different handlings and gimmick customizations!
This trick is great, but I think it takes a certain kind of personality and audience management to pull it off, at least for the main trick. As a camera visual it is amazing though, and I think it is the main route I plan to take. I also bought the original gimmick, and the button was a bit hard to push, but I hear the issue has been fixed for the newer batches. Overall, great visual, and if you have an engaging (e.g. distracting) personality, the main trick will fry. It is a bit knacky though, so make sure to practice until you can do it with your eyes closed.
It's really cool and will probably be used a bunch once I can master it, but not exactly as advertised.. close but not quite.
I recommend 100%
Can't wait to learn this. All the press is so positive!
I was able to do this in minutes! It freaks everyone out! It's best done just before dark, or in a low-light setting, but can be done in broad daylight as well! A Must Have!
Masterpiece by Tobias.
Takes practice, like everything that is this good.
Perform surrounded is not an option, but... once again, when something is this good. There is nothing to complain 😎
Of the effects that cause more reactions in people. Definitely doing magic with something as personal as a mobile phone is something incredible that makes viewers become very psychologically involved, you just have to be very careful with your phones and practice a lot so that they do not fall. One of the best tricks I have. Buy it.
This is difficult, no doubt about it, but it is undoubtedly a miracle of an effect. My gimmick isn't very easy to use, perhaps mine is slightly different or maybe I am just performing it incorrectly. Regardless, I highly recommend picking this up
People Also Bought
New To Magic?
It’s Easier Than You Think. Start here and slowly work your way up. Unlike skateboarding, dance or other hobbies, magic is incredibly easy to learn - once you know the method. Meaning with our help, you'll be amazing your friends, family and strangers at parties within minutes of learning.