The Cooler

Accessory by Christian Engblom
$40.00 Possibly discontinued.
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The Cooler

40.00 usd

Accessory by Christian Engblom ($40.00)

Possibly discontinued.
Email me if it becomes available again.
The Cooler - magic

Best. Deck Switch. Ever.
"The Cooler" will change the way you do card magic.

Vanishing Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the most coveted and praised deck switcher in...well, ever. The testimonials speak for themselves: David Blaine, Paul Wilson, Rene Levand, Dani DaOrtiz, and on and on and on. They use it, love it, and swear by it. Christian Engblom’s "The Cooler" is about to change the way you do card magic.

The perfect deck switcher is the holy grail for card workers. It allows you to get into and out of memorized deck, gaffed work, stack work, or to change the back design. It is the "missing link" between otherwise incompatible card routines.

But deck switches are normally difficult. Many involve lapping or being seated. Others require a jacket with secret pockets sewn in. Some even involve bizarre contraptions that come from your sleeve. Because of this, most magicians just opt not to switch decks. A pity, really.

The Cooler fixes this. It happens in plain sight, it is totally self-contained in the card box, and can be done standing, without a jacket or sleeves. You can customize this durable, precision-made plastic gimmick to any box of cards, and you can execute the switch in the hands or on the table. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

"The most beautiful deck switch I have ever seen." David Blaine

"Where can I get one?" Rene Lavand

"If this damn thing were any Cooler, it would be frozen!" Max Maven

"The best deck switch I have NEVER seen!" Wayne Dobson

This is not a trick or a fleeting trend. “The Cooler” is a tool, and we believe it will become an industry standard for years to come. A dozen top card men have been privy to prototypes of Christian’s remarkable invention for the last five years. Finally, they are available for wide release.

  • The gimmick works with any Poker-sized deck (add your own box design/color to it)
  • Complete with DVD instruction by Christian Engblom and Dani DaOrtiz
  • Takes practice, but not incredibly difficult to do

Two FREE downloads when you purchase The Cooler
Purchase The Cooler and get two useful bonuses: a video of Andi Gladwin and Joshua Jay providing a detailed introduction to how to prepare and handle The Cooler, plus an ebook from Scripting Magic author Pete McCabe sharing two great tricks using The Cooler.

Included: The Cooler, plus DVD instruction.


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    Tosin asks: Once the switch is done can it be done again? or is it a one time switch?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Technically, you could do it multiple times, switching back and forth between two decks. That said, I would not recommend using it over and over for the same audience, as they may catch on.
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Customer reviews for The Cooler


I am now using this in my show. It is definitely the best deck switch on the market and I am having so much fun playing around with it!

Congratulations to Christian Engblom and the entire Vanishing Inc. team! The Cooler really is too cool for its own good!



It can use any (Poker-sized) deck, it can be used in many performance situations and it is a perfect, seamless switch. What's not to like?!



I purchased The Cooler from Vanishing Inc specifically because of the free download of Andi and Josh talking about The Cooler. I wasn't disappointed! They talk indepth about how to use it, which fits nicely alongside the video of Dani DaOrtiz and Christian Engblom talking about it. Really great work here, you can expect an order of another one soon as I always buy backups of everything I use often!



The Cooler is a gimmick that can add value to a thoughtfully considered routine. I know some say they don't mind building a gimmick and getting on with the 'craft' aspect of certain products they buy. However, this is something I would not buy again for that reason, the precision needed to make it look authentic is dare I say important to consider, particularly when there is a noticeable size difference to the gimmick vs. regular deck and how if not prepared properly causes friction and noise. However, if you don't mind that and have a careful and steady hand, it shouldn't be too hard to get right.