Anyway, they may be "en vogue", but each has multiple "links" or connections. This screams out to me, much more than a solid ring. I'll stick with the real deal.
the real deal?
Mr. Mann has been kind enough to send me the product for evaluation and have been experimenting with them for several weeks now. ((I've not been compensated in any form, and am an impartial party)) My conclusion is that this item is only limited by your imagination.
The quality and workmanship is astonishingly good. The design is simple but elegant. They are very clean and streamline. Appropriate for men and women. The best thing about them is that they can be worn as 'jewelry', and never even be used as a magic prop. While not burdensome, they have a good weight to them that feels solid.
Magicians are the only ones that will focus on methodology. Lay audiences that are looking for method will be looking in the wrong place, effectively scrambling their brains further.
The bracelets do not look unusual nor out of place. A magician pulling out 10" metal rings or even the close-up version of McAbee Rings scream gimmick.
I've been using only two of the three bracelets, as it fits my style. While traditional linking ring 'moves' may be applied to this, it does not need to be performed in the traditional boring fashion. I envision more of a comedy routine where the rings have a mind of their own leading to my frustration- linking themselves to watches, belt loops, etc.
My fear of having the bracelets breakdown under normal wear have not been realized. Getting them wet while washing my hands have not affected the integrity. However, because I'm hairy enough to make Sasquatch jealous, occasionally they do provide some discomfort by snagging. But this is the only (minor) downside.
Mr. Mann is a creative genius that is very kind and an individual with high integrity.
Hope this provides some unbiased insight into the product.