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Insight Pro by Hugo Shelley


Insight by Hugo Shelley  – The RFID Pack of Playing Cards!

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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 deck of 52 electronic playing cards. 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 evolved – featuring a new reader with the ability to detect three cards simultaneously!


Insight Pro includes a deck of 52 electronic playing cards. Invisible RFID chips embedded in each card transmit the suit and 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 deck to a volunteer and invites them to choose their favourite card, placing the rest of the deck aside. Without touching the volunteer or the deck, the performer reveals the chosen card.

Included are seven incredible new routines by Colin Mcleod and Mark Elsdon.

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 deck

The Insight deck (Phoenix edition) is the very first electronic deck 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 perfectly thin and flat. The deck can be shuffled and handled in the same way as an ordinary deck, and is designed to last a lifetime.

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!

Insight by Hugo Shelley
Insight by Hugo Shelley

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, 52 electronic playing cards, velcro wrist strap, instructions and routines.

Weight 0.5 kg
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