Tobias Dostal

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.

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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. 

Tobias Says

"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.

 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. 



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.



Amongst that critically-acclaimed version of Optix, Toby gives other superb routines and methods including:

routines with Optix


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.



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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 58 reviews
Vaughn Ripley
Optix is Next Level and Futuristic

Optix is a next level trick and very futuristic. It's about time that someone created a trick for today's modern technology. This trick is ridiculously cool. Everything about dealing with Ellusionist was terrific. Easy to order, great service, fantastic products!

Paul Winward

Brilliantly done. The workmanship on the effect is detailed and meticulous. I have tried to imagine how it could be improved. I can't recommend this effect highly enough.

D. P.

Amazing trick! Gimmick very well constructed. Highly recommended.

Sacha héricher
Optix review

I haven't received the gimmick yet but i've seen all the tutorials and videos explaining the trick.The gimmick in itself seems really good and you can do many tricks with, it (there is a few videos on how to do the change with sunglasses, oranges etc), You can even create your own effects with a bit of imagination. And all the videos are good and understandable

Great gimmick

Be advised, you will need to practice this trick in order to perform. But it is well worth it. Effect is much better when you are NOT in bright light, although you can still perform the trick otherwise, you have to be more careful. All in all, a great buy.

Abhishek Kiran Nalavde
Amazing to say the least!

Optix is something every close-up magician should keep handy. I personally love to indulge everyday objects in my routines, and the ability to transpose phones with the spectators in such a beautiful way is simply amazing! As always, Tobias Dostal never fails to amaze!

Isaac J Cotton
Best trick for the Up-to-date Magician!

This is by far the best trick there is out on the market. Taking a borrowed phone and the spectator seeing their phone vanish, just to appear in their hands, recording the trick. It is the best trick for the most modern day walk around illusionist. Easy to use and gets the best reactions. !OPTIX!

Franklin Monk
So so good!

This is absolutely amazing. The thought that went into this routine and gimmick is just insane. This is something that will take practice and something that need audience management but once you have this down it will be like riding a bike. The way you can play this is pretty versatile and pretty much is just plain amazing. The tutorial is absolutely great, he goes over everything from start to finish. Just great in my opinion!

Antonio Pertuz
The Optics on "OPTIX"

I held off on purchasing Tobias Dostal's "Optix" for a LONG time because I absolutely LOVED this effect. Quite frankly I didn't want to be dissapointed by a cheap secret, construction quality or any other factor, especially the ones I couldn't possibly think of because I was at a complete loss as to what the the secret could be. But to see Dostal impress Garcia, White, Kun, COPPERFIELD (!!) see the shock of amazement and joy of a pro being fooled so badly...had to buy it. When it arrived in its very cool packaging and I opened the box, I could see that construction quality was no longer a concern. After a quick review of the multiple videos all other concerns simply evaporated. GET THIS TRICK if for no other reason but to see a glimpse of where close-up magic is headed as it combines time-honored skills with electronics and astonishingly creative problem solving. Like any trick regardless of its difficulty level, it is my opinion that this effect will require a fair amount of acquaintance and comfort with the item and techniques, but absolutely worth every minute. Optix is one of my favorite effects ever, and the best I've purchased from Ellusionist (...uhh, so far this month..)

Lowell Tolliver
Very good tricks and training

Enjoy the fun 😉

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