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Technology Genius Hugo Shelley is back with his latest and longly awaited next release… If you loved Sixth Sense, iCube or MindPad – You will LOVE this!

The Insight system includes a miniature wrist-worn reader and a stack of ESP cards and 5 Blank cards all RFID chipped and ready to go! The smallest RFID reader available, Insight can detect each card at up to 11cm (4.5 in) away.

A simple vibration cue will tell you the suit and value of the card within seconds.

Insight has now evolved – featuring a new reader with the ability to detect three cards simultaneously!

Insight has evolved – featuring a new reader with the ability to detect three cards simultaneously!

Insight ESP includes a set of 5 electronic ESP cards and 5 blank cards. Invisible RFID chips embedded in each card transmit the value to the Insight reader, a miniature device that will quietly vibrate the value of the card, or send it to a nearby iPhone.

The basic effect

The performer hands the cards to a volunteer and invites them to focus on any card, placing the rest of them aside. Without touching the volunteer or the deck, the performer reveals the thought-of symbol.

Included are seven incredible new routines by Colin Cloud and Mark Elsdon. While these routines are written for the Insight Pro, many of them can be adapted for use with ESP cards.

The reader

The reader features both wireless transmission and on-board vibration cuing. At only 77 x 33mm it’s incredibly small, with a range that allows you to detect cards and tags with a single gesture. The battery will last for over 10 hours on a single charge and is both rechargeable and replaceable

The cards

The Insight cards (Phoenix edition) are the very first electronic ESP cards to be designed from the ground up specifically for magicians. The chips and antenna are embedded in the cards during the manufacturing process, ensuring that each card is as thin as a normal playing cards.

A new surface finish ensures that the cards are resistant to marks and tears – the blank cards can even be written on with a Sharpie and the writing removed with solvent.

And finally … ADD ONS – iPhone – iPad – Apple Watch

We don’t ship an iPhone with the device, but if you have one already (4S and above) you can unlock Insight’s wireless features by purchasing the Insight Reader app by Dominic Moffat available for an extra £15.99 from the App Store. Apple Watch support is included amongst a number of other new features which include

Support for three card reading for Insight 2 (ESP and Pro) this feature is stunning as gives you the ability to read 3 cards chosen at once. 3 cards stacked up on top of each other and the app will display all 3 cards at once!

History feature – The history feature is super useful so you can track all the cards the reader has read in that session, they are all there on your iPad, iPhone or Apple Watch!

Note that this is an optional feature only – the majority of effects can be performed using the reader alone.


Dimensions: 77 x 33mm

Battery life: 10 hours (rechargeable & replaceable)

Range: 11cm from the Insight playing cards to the reader, 10m from the reader to a nearby iPhone.

Includes: The reader, 5 electronic ESP cards, 5 electronic blank cards, velcro wrist strap, instructions and routines.

Weight 0.5 kg
Transparent by Jared Manley