Self Vanishing Headphones

It could not be easier. Show they're inside. Close it.

Have your spectator open it. They're GONE. Vanished... The case is empty. 

Sale price$39.95

Almost every magic kit on earth has the famous ball and vase gimmick inside. But if you take that to the street you'll be laughed at. 

This new gimmick takes that bullet-proof method and applies it to something we've all seen and used... "Airpods". 

It could not be easier. Show they're inside. Close it.

Have your spectator open it. They're GONE. Vanished... The case is empty. 

Skill level = zero. It cannot fail.   

From Brad Christian...

Every kid has a Ball and Vase. Some of us still do.

I did it for my 1st-grade class when I was 6 for “show and tell” and killed with it. They mobbed me after the show and found out how I did it but that’s another story lol.

The principle behind the ball and vase is one of the most effective in the art of illusion and is still used in stage shows every day.

The problem with the effect is the following. A “highly suspect” bright red plastic “vehicle” to hold the bright blue plastic ball that then disappears. As such, it’s a kid's trick and nothing more.

self-vanishing headphones

Let’s face it, there’s nothing natural about the old version and it STILL amazed everyone I did it for. What IS natural is a pair of Airpods that almost everyone uses daily. No one suspects the item and it flies under the radar 100% of the time.

And so we created the effect with plain white headphones. As natural as it gets and as GOOD as it gets. Self-working, brilliant for Zoom shows, and more brilliant performed in person.

Taught on video by both Eric Jones and Ryan Tricks (included), both of whom won’t leave home without it, the effect is a bonafide winner and can be woven into any routine for lightning reactions. Get it.

- Brad


Credit: Original idea by Lloyd Barnes for Ellusionist in early 2020. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
A Worker- You’ll Use It

For tables and strolling this is a quick bit of magic than can be expanded upon to lengthen your routine. I’m getting great reactions from adults, teens and children.
Richard Gosselin provided a great idea. Drill the holes out to 1/4 size. Then you can use real ear buds for a vanish of your choosing.
Or you can do as Brian G Bence did and buy cheap knock offs. Also another reviewer noted they bought a case. Which is perfect because everybody with expensive ear buds does exactly that. No need to worry about the charging port, the case not looking exactly perfect when you have a case on.
Easy to use, gets nice reactions and pocket space is minimal. Plus it’s something that doesn’t look like a magic prop.
On the down side the gimmick part has a little more play in it than I prefer. My concern is it failing in the long term. I got mine on the 40% off sale and would buy another to expand the routine for that price again.
Bottom line? Drill the holes, add a case, ear buds to vanish and you have a quick bit of magic that has many possibilities to routine. Kudos for updating the ball and vase trick.

Brian G Bence
Finally picked this up on SALE

Nice effect and easy to do. Pretty amazing when combined with either your real air pods or like I did, buy a cheap pair from Five Below for $8 and use them to “produce” after the vanish!
Nice pocket trick but would not pay $40 = shipping for it!!!

So great!

The Self-Vanishing headphones are great and so easy to use. I was amazing my daughter in no-time!

rodolfo banola
vanishing headphones

i really like the effect of the item , very accurate and powerful trick i have now .. always on the go and portable . great tricks .good job team.

James Stephen
Self working and simple

Such a great update to such a simple trick.
The reactions are amazing when the vanish happens! Great for beginners but there's room for the more experienced to enhance the effect in their own creative ways.

Nolan Milito

Really love the quality in products from Ellusionist. The vanishing headphones are so cool nobody ever would expect there headphones to disappear like that.

Grant Williams
Self vanishing, headphones

I love them! Easiest trick, I’ve ever done and with the greatest response!

David Feather
Works as expected!

Decent reactions.

one of my best buy of 2022

the gimmick is very good and fooled people
the can hold it and nothing to see

Freddy Saldana

Awesome!!!!!! 😎