Our first recommendation is based purely on the demo video (which is always a dangerous strategy, I know), but Ash and Ember which is available to pre-order now, really does look like stunning visual magic and ideal for close up and walkaround magic. A gold (or silver) ring visually transforms into a black one – or vice versa. Check out the video. £40.50
Playing cards have always been our bread and butter content, and here in our view is an exceptionally stylish new deck from USPCC. The Legacy Deck is a really classy development of the classic Rider Back. New hand drawn court cards (well worth a look) and printed on premium stock. These are really smart. £9.49 (also available in a blue variation).
Here’s a new take on a handy utility – a neoprene (think wetsuits) close up mat – in a useful sized 30cm round version. £23.99
And finally here’s another effect which has been causing a bit of interest recently. Cloth, by Steve Valentine, is a modern take on the classic card through hanky – but so much more. An amazing multi-dvd resource on methods and variations on this great visual effect – gimmicked and impromptu. £36.99
That’s all for now. Watch this space for our announcement of the winners in our amazing summer giveaway, and more great reviews and articles coming soon.