Here's the review I posted on the KJ Magic Board yesterday:
Ok folks, here we go:
I received Penomenon in the mail today.
First off, I think it's worth pointing out that everything that is said about this thing is true, i.e. no threads or magnets, no blowing, etc. The ad is entirely true. You can even use a borrowed pen.
So, what in the world could make this thing work...the guy who came up with this thing, J. Mirage, says he's been performing this for 10 years, and it has never once ceased to blow people away (as any good psychokenetic effect should). And I give credit where credit is due, this guy figured out a real way to make a pen move without resorting to "common trickery".
The idea he uses is not new; in fact, I'm willing to bet almost every single person on this board has thought of it at some point, just not in the way
As to whether it's worth buying, well, let's see: use almost any pen, can be performed whenever you have a pen and a flat, smooth surface, and there's
absolutely no gimmick to be found. From a magic standpoint, it really doesn't get much better than this.
However, there is a downside. If you buy this, you will have to experiment a lot. I've been playing with it all afternoon, and truth be told, I haven't gotten it to work yet. I know it sounds strange, however, it's one of those things, where once you get it, you will have a sure-fire knockout.
If you have other questions, you know where to find me.