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$10.00 Regular price$39.95
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How easy is it to learn? :
  • Self-Working
  • Easy
  • Takes a little practice
  • Takes more practice
  • God Tier Magicians Only
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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


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


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I am a repeat customer and everything I purchase I am beyond pleased with. If I have ever had an issue with anything I contact them and receive prompt responses and they always rectify an issue in more than a timely manner. Definitely a company in the magic world I’d recommend.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 64 reviews
Manuel A. Lopez
Subpar Quality Product

Imagine my excitement in receiving such an ingenious modern day gimmick, only to have every ounce of joy stripped away with the poor quality of this product. If you have the chance to acquire this trick.....don't.

Can’t beat the price

This is a one trick pony however my intention is to possibly combine it with another earbud trick.

Just so much fun!

This trick never fails to put a smile on people's faces. It's exactly what it claims to be and is easy to carry around, especially when someone asks, "Can you do a magic trick?" As a magician, these kinds of tricks make me feel like a kid again.

A clever adaptation of an old staple in a modern era

Where do I begin? I remember having my own little cup and ball when I was little, but never really figured out how to perform it for family and friends. But now this makes it have so much sense and relevance today since I still have my old airpods to use with this identical case haha. Great idea and great job Ellusionist!

Jarrid Dye
New everyday carry!

Love these!! Bought a actual set of ear buds that match and do the trick pretty much daily now!!! Would highly recommend

Ken Nicholson

Very clever trick so easy yet effective good value and very fast delivery


Great product! Really fun to perform. Get it while it’s on sale 👍

Carl B
Self Vanishing Headphones

Works great for kids. Easy to carry in pocket. Everyone know what earbuds are so no explanation needed. If you have a pair, even better trick.

Bought 3 in total

This is perfect and easy to use.
I use it like “tissue to AirPods and disappear earphones and appear them from the sealed new snack”.

I recommend it from beginner to pro.

Samuel Gilles
Soooooo Easy To Preform

Mine came in the mail just a few days ago. I downloaded and watch the instruction videos and loved how simple the product is. I’ve already preformed it a handful of times and it always gets a reaction. It’s now an every day carry for me! Couldn’t recommend it more. For the price you’d be making a mistake to pass it up