Every once in awhile you order something that sounds neat and you are not disappointed. This is a great little effect that is cheap and you are actually getting what you pay for. The effect works as described. You also can use candy or I like to incorporate it in with my sponge ball tricks. Very clever and a must get even if you are just studying magic you will want to know this effect. The four instead of five stars is like normal the manufacturing of this product left the gimmick with brass colored rivets instead of a nice light aluminum rivet that would not have stood out like the former. Buy this one. You will have fun with it.