Tape a loop of string or fishing gut (nylon) to the base of your cellphone, out of sight, on the back of the phone.
Take time to practice your presentation before showing others, to be able to cover the taped part with your hands and make it look natural.
Can’t get over how incredibly light my phone is. Can I show you how light it is?
While pretending to turn on the phone, without showing the other person, slip your finger into the loop under the home button and you’re ready to show your skills.
For best results, show this from a lower angle, to avoid anyone seeing the mechanics.
Hold the phone with both hands, then let go of the non-taped side.
The phone will appear to hover on your fingertip.
Look at that, it’s like I’m balancing a feather.
Once you’ve finished levitating the device, slip your finger out, cover the taped base of the phone with your hand and turn it over, revealing the back of the phone, but not the tape and string under the palm of your hand.
Some extra lines you can try
- We should all strive to be more balanced people.
- I like to balance my time on the phone with chatting to people in real life.
- This phone is on point. On my finger point that is.
Try the same technique with other devices. Is it possible to get it right with a screen as big as a tablet? (Hint: You’ll need to secure it with the tape really really well.)