In my old blog I posted a video showing him moving a compass needle by sticking a magnet on the end of his finger.
He spent months chasing YouToube claiming that he owned the rights to the clip and getting them to remove it. He doesn't.
Here is the clip again;
He has since posted this "rebuttal";
So yes, of course, the magnet on the end of the finger is the only way you can cheat/perform this magic trick.