I love magic tricks. When I was ten years old, I went through that obligatory magic phase that many kids go through. I read all the magic books at the library, practiced palming coins, and even had one of those cool fake thumbs so I could make napkins disappear.
Here I am twenty years later, and while my passion for magic isn’t as intense as it was in my younger years, I still enjoy performing magic tricks for people. They’re a great way to cement your place as “The Coolest Uncle to Ever Live,” break the ice at a party, or kill time while waiting with friends for a delayed flight at the airport.
iForce allows you to read people’s minds and predict the future. First, you ask somebody to think of a number, a food, a symbol, etc. While you focus in on their eyes, you doodle the answer on your iPhone. When you’re done, you place the phone face down on the table and then ask the person to whisper their answer in your ear (lest they think the phone’s microphone is picking up their answer). Now flip the phone over, show the person that written upon the phone is the correct answer, and watch their jaw drop in awe. How do you do it? Magic of course.
“Pick a card, any card!” Guessing which card a person has picked is a standard magic trick that every beginner magician knows. Now you can do it anywhere with the Magic Eye App. Your spectator swipes through a deck of 52 cards on your phone and picks one. Then they flip the card over so you can’t see it. You place your hand over the iPhone and gaze into the spectator’s eyes while you call off card names. You’re looking for “subtle shifts in their eyes,” you say. When you call off the correct card, you lift your hand to reveal their card on the phone.