Clear-Volution Card In Clear Box, A Review by Bob Gill on The Magic Cafe Magicians Forum, Like David Penns Mystery Solved, Wayne Dobsons 3-Sixty and David Regals Clarity Box only more Normal Looking, Cheaper and Can do things the others Can’t..

CLEAR-VOLUTION – (Signed Card To Clear Box)

A Review by Bob Gill.

NOTE = This was as images on this page show, posted to the “Ebooks, PDFSs or
Downloads” Review Section of The Magic Cafe Forum by Bob Gill at  Feb 11, 2015 08:14 am.  I am copying and pasting the text over here, as in the past whenever someone
has said nice things about me on The Magic Cafe they very quickly seem to vanish and
get deleted, seems your not allowed to say nice things about me on the Cafe – LMAO.



This is an interesting approach to the current fascination with Folded Signed Chosen Card in Clear Box.

Jonathan Royle is, in fact, a stage hypnotist who has released a number of magic and mentalist items.

This is a $10 download.

The props that you can easily make for yourself (which keeps the cost of this right down) are sourced for you in the 9-page pdf.

Accompanying that is a 15 minute video that explains in painstaking detail how to make the props (10 minutes work with apparatus you will source locally very easily).

There are several other documents you get, with detailed pictures showing you the various props and their preparation.

IMG_9323This is his ad copy:


*There is an Actual FULL Folded Up Card in the box.

*They GENUINELY see the card in the box fall out of the box.

*The Card can be tipped out one handed onto the table or a spectators hand which CANNOT be done with most all other versions.

*They See the card drop from the box and then fall visibly a fair distance through the air onto the table or into a spectators hands.

*The Box is clear and see through at all times and they see the very moment the card drops out of it that the box is clearly then empty.

*The Box can be examined and indeed can even be left with them as its possible to get boxes as cheaply as around 50 Cents or 35p each when you buy them in packs of 8, 10 or 12 at a time.

*If desired you can show the box empty at start and then be seen to place an item into it (eg a Prediction that they see you write and fold up) and then it can be handed to a spectator to hold for safe keeping until you wish to reveal the prediction to be correct later.

*Did I mention none of the other clear box methods allow the box to picked up with one hand and the item tipped out using one hand only onto the table or a spectators hand from a reasonable distance so it can be seen to fall out of the box and down onto their hand or the table?

*The Gimmick is easy to make and all is explained by way of the PDF, Numerous Photographs and Instructional Video and all for the bargain price of just $10 US Dollars which is approx £6.50.


So – is the above an honest set of features of Clear-Volution? Yes, it is.

Then: is this ‘better’ than the models on the market?

As always, it depends on what you’re looking for, and what you regard as the flaws in 3Sixty, Mystery Solved, The Box, Clarity Box etc.

But I will say:

.. it’s well worth the modest cost;

.. it is a workable solution to the effect;

– as with everything, there is a downside to it, albeit a small one: if you look at his trailer, you’ll notice his grip on the box is, on his own admission, a trifle awkward. Whether or not that puts you off is a personal matter. I find it an acceptable compromise.

There is a point that’s been made several times on the Café, by me and a lot of others, who see the clear box solution as a mentalist tool, rather than a card-to-box tool.

I believe the box for card-to-box should be opaque, and the appearance within of the signed folder card should come as a surprise.

This, for me, is more theatrically pleasing as it builds tension where you need it.

I love the use of the clear box for a billet in a prediction effect, with the billet in full use throughout.

For that purpose alone, this is worthy of your consideration – mainly because the box you use is an ordinary box that they will have seen in shops.

For a mentalist, therefore, it is less ‘proppy’ than the other marketed versions.

There are basically three reasons you’d buy this:

– you can’t afford the various models on the market, and see this as a cheap option (which it is)

– you are fascinated by the interest in this effect

– you’re not convinced THE one ideal solution is currently available, or you don’t like the respective downsides of each of the models commercially available.

Even if you have a commercially available model, I commend this to you – Jonathan is a pro (albeit it a stage hypnotist primarily) and has some nice thoughts on presentation and routines. And if this makes you think about the prop you’re handling – that is, in my book, A Good Thing.


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