Saturday, April 14, 2012

Four Told by Devin Knight & Jason Ring - Reviews are Strong

 What real mind reading looks like.  


Devin Knight's original Four Told was a runaway hit. This new, and improved version is even better and has a streamlined method that requires NO secret adding of numbers. It does away with the pad and uses just a few index cards, which are handed to the participants as predictions. It does away with old fashion ESP symbols and takes the effect into the 21st Century by incorporating icons found on all of our electronic devices! Two different presentations for both stage and close-up are included in this new release.

One is a completely baffling impromptu mentalism effect using smart device Icons. Finally, you can take your routine to the streets utilizing the power of your smart phone. Imagine walking up to a group of total strangers and pulling out your phone to perform a mentalism effect using common icons everyone is familiar with. Additionally, these icons will un-lock so much potential for performers to inject their own personal style, humor, and personality in this edition of Four Told.

The Reviews are coming in:

             When Four Told first came out I think I called it "what real mind reading looks like"

Four Told has now undergone a major facelift, both in looks and method.

THIS IS NOT AN APP! It is a souped-up version of Four Told that also gives you the possibility of being ready to perform any time you have your phone with you.

What do you get.

Four Told Smart Device Edition; Comes as 16 pages of text and a large picture showing a phone's home screen.
This makes it possible to perform on stage for a whole audience if you wish.

As mine was a review copy I didn't receive the printed picture, but having had the original Four Told picture I would assume the new one will be to the same high standard and should last a lifetime if cared for.

Included in the text is a QR code which you can scan (QR readers for smart phones are easy, and free, to get from your usual app source)
This gives you access to a copy of the picture card that can be stored on your phone, enabling you to perform this at the drop of a hat.

What's New:
Looks wise it's a whole new animal. Jason Ring gets the credit for this I believe.
Gone are the ESP symbols. In their place are modern icons that anyone who hasn't been living in a cave for the last 10 years will be familiar with seeing on their phone or computer
They are disarming and beyond suspicion. Just show them and no explanation is needed.

Method wise Four Told has been streamlined. Making it simpler to keep track of what's going on.
I never had any problem with the original version, and indeed it can be performed the original way using the new icons if preferred, but the new method is a little cleaner.
In fact there are two new methods. You can choose which one you prefer, or even better, use a different method on subsequent performances so that anyone who happened to be present at both wouldn't see an identical presentation.

Should you buy this?
For people who didn't get the original Four Told, it's a no-brainer. Get it, Perform It, Blow people away.

For those who do have the original the question will naturally be, is it worth buying this version?
I don't know the price this going out at, and I can only say what I would do.
As it is not only updated graphics but also streamlined operation I would buy it even though I had the original.

I could be wrong here but I think it's only available in a limited quantity from either Nexus magic store or direct from Devin Knight.
I'm pretty sure release day is Friday.
Maybe Jason or Devin could chime in here to either correct me or confirm details.

Steve Line

Reviews continued: Look what global mentalism & magican: Luca Volpe had to say:

 I just finished to reading the pdf and I have to say that this is a beauty I am a great fan of Devin Knight, and with this new improved version he has created a miralce that you can do with your Smart devices, and IS NOT AN APP!! So this means that you can really use any cell phone, and blow the people's minds. The routine is really strong and I can see myself doing this quite often. The famous ESP symbols are now replaced with modern ICONS (credit to Jason for this idea) which makes this more familiar. The method is really simple to use, not complicated easy to learn, you can really use it right after you read the instructions. I HIGHLY suggest you to get this effect, if you want to have a great and strong routine that will always play big and have with you at all times!
 - Luca Volpe

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