My Favorite Places to get Magic Reviewed

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Josh Burch, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. If you are like me you are fairly careful with what you purchase magic wise and hate it when you buy something that you can't really use. I love sources for magic reviews and I just wanted to list some of my favorite places to find magic reviews. If you are familiar with magic forums then of course you know that there are lots of reviews available on the forums themselves. Aside from that I do have a top 3 magic review websites that you might like to check out.

    The first is the Wizard Product Review. This is one of the most famous review sources and many of you have probably heard of them. Every week the staff of the World Magic Shop produce another episode where they review about 3 products a week. They have a large library of past episodes and a new one comes out every Wednesday.

    The next I wanted to mention is Magic Reviewed. This is a collection of Jeff Stone's reviews for may magic products. Jeff has written reviews for many websites, companies and publications and is a very talented magician in his own right. He has some video reviews available as well.

    The last site claims to be the largest magic review site online. It is called My Lovely Assistant and they have a ton of reviews. The difference here is that the reviews from this site come from all over the world from all sorts of magicians. They have over 3000 reviews available on their site.

    I rarely completely agree with any of these reviewers by themselves but I do find their insight to be helpful. So who do you like and where do you go to find out more about magic products?
  2. Reading through numerous magic reviews is imperative before making a magic purchase, especially if said magic purchase is one of substantial cost. (a few hundred dollars - a few thousand) If I see more than a few negative reviews for a potential product, I really like to see if it is the prop itself that it is malfunctioning or if it is just disgruntled customers who say they aren't getting the "super" audience reactions like in the demo.

    Magic is being produced so quickly now days that a good portion of it is junk that has not been put through enough performances in real world working scenarios. Everyone tends to be ready to make the quick buck, because then in 2 weeks the "hype" dies off and everyone has moved onto the next product. Unfortunately that is the direction that I see magic heading. It is kind of disheartening.
  3. Yeah I check the forums at the Magic Cafe, Ellusionist and Theory11 all the time.
  4. The Cafe is great if you want to read a glowing review every time.

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