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Self Vanishing Headphones

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

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

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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


STUDIO PERFORMANCE WITH ERIC JONES

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

Customer Reviews

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Freddy Saldana

Awesome!!!!!! 😎

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Mark W McPhee
Clever update

Comparisons to the classic Ball & Vase are on the money. Very well made and versatile!

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Obaid Mohammadi
So simple

Wow,. What an easy trick, amazing and easy

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Allan Barilla
Now you see it, Now you don't

Fun little shocker to carry around in your pocket. My only wish is there should have been some weight added inside the case as people notice how light it feels.

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Myster E
Amazing products

Quality magic props

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Mark Phillips
Beautiful, topical, and deceptive

Self-Vanishing Headphones is a clever and well done utilization of an ancient principle that allows you to show a set of Apple Airpods in its case which you can close and immediately show empty, the Airpods having vanished. This is a close-up (or virtual performance) prop, and while Eric Jones can make it look genuinely cool, I love the comic potential it offers. Having two teenage kids who have each lost at least two sets of the genuine article each, I imagine showing two or three cases with only one containing Airpods. You could then use the cases to perform a shell-game routine that is easy, funny and topical. Such a routine would be virtually self-working; unlike almost any other shell game routine, and you could still end with Eric’s great “from your ears reveal,” taking the heat completely off the gimmicks. The online video instructions include performances by Ryan Tricks and Eric Jones, with Eric giving the clear and insightful instructions. The prop itself is well-made and totally deceptive. While limitations of the gimmick will make some adjustments necessary, I look forward to creative magicians taking the Ball and Vase routines of experts such as Mike Skinner, Mike Gallo and Eric "Mike" DeCamps, and applying them to the Self-Vanishing Headphones.

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jeff L weldon
Very deceiving, great for on the go and a great opener.

awesome trick, looks and feels 100% from Appl3. I like the weight and details put into it.

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David M Twite
a pocket miracle

The vanishing (iphone) time head phones is a quick stunning effect that is beyond simple to perform. Spectators will say “what just happened”.

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Joseph Torres
Awesome trick

I use the airpods with a case on it to make it lool more natural. I fooled everyone I showed this trick to. Super easy to do. Way easier then the ball and vase trick.

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M. Thomas
Great update to a classic

I always loved the trick it’s based on, it having this modern adaptation of it thst I can carry around every day is just a delight.


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