Many moons ago the brilliant performer and inventor, John Cornelius, released his FISM Flash product on the market and it was an instant hit with magicians everywhere! John no longer manufactures his FISM Flash and others have attempted to pick up were he left off; however, these later versions have always seemed to fall short of the original concept... that is, until now! COBRA FLASH (CF) was engineered to accentuate your routines and to work reliably on command. Now you can add a brilliant flash, which seems to come from nowhere, to any effect at the exact moment you wish! A few of the factors that make CF special is its durability and ergonomic design, its ease of use, and its ability to safely achieve the same effect as flash paper, but without all the danger and restrictions involved. Also, this unit contains multiple methods to trigger its flash. You have the option to activate the flash on command via an onboard push-button switch located on the body of the unit. Or you can activate Cobra Flash hands-free via a removable mercury tilt switch (sold separately)! Just raise your hand to a predetermined height at the moment you wish to make an item vanish or appear, and the tilt switch instantly activates the flash! Alex Lourido personally designed the Cobra Flash & made it light weight, user friendly and very durable. The built-in power jack allows the user to add on additional features as they see necessary, like the extended push button or the extended tilt switch! Also, each Cobra Flash has an on/off toggle switch to prevent the flash from accidentally firing and prevents battery drainage. There is also a small on board lamp that reliably informs the performer of when the unit is on and ready for operation, so there's no more guesswork involved! CF is comfortable and easy to wear and will not impede a magicians movements like other devices did in the past. The flash bulb extends almost three feet from the body of the unit to allow for a number of easy setup configurations. The cobra shaped head of the flash assembly is flat so there is no pitching and turning, and this design forces the bulb to face your spectators to create the strongest flash possible. The flash on these units is so powerful that it can easily penetrate clothing! So what are you waiting for? Pick up your Cobra Flash today and turn simple tricks into real magic!