I give away a lot of cubes at competitions. To kids who have a main, but not a backup cube. To moms and dads who are interested in learning. And I always give away this particular cube because it's inexpensive enough that I can do this without it costing me too much, and because for the price it's actually a pretty nice cube. It turns just fine, and is magnetic. I would expect anybody who gets serious to upgrade to something better, of course, but as an entry-level option it's hard to beat. Also: if you do multiblind and need your cubes to all feel the same, this cube has the performance to handle blind solving without any problems, and is cheap enough that you can get however many you need without breaking the bank.
I'm going to start out by saying that this cube is polarizing. Not in a good or bad way, but it's extremely weird. ShengShou making a flagship? Weird. ShengShou making a cube with three separate magnet systems? Even weirder. And all that for $20 USD? I'm perplexed.
Unboxing is a pleasant experience. The box is nice, but there's a lot of foam in there (ever since MoYu boxes became super efficient, everything else seems wasteful) and it's a nice presentation. The accessories box comes with extra screws and springs, extra compression rings, and extra spring housing thingamabobs (they help with spring noise) and a very nice all-metal screwdriver. But that isn't why you buy the cube.
Let's start off with the features.
Dual-adjustment system similar to what MoYu uses, but no tool needed for compression. Standard spring, no maglev here
Corner-to-edge FEET magnets
The design is a simple split-piece with primary tracks/feet for the edges and corners, respectively, and the center pieces are primary. On the edges, there is a bit of a strange jagged lip where the 2 body pieces meet, but it's not too big of an issue unless you look really closely. It only comes in stickerless, but the shades are nice and bright, comparable to QiYi shades, and it's so glossy that you could mistake it for UV coating.
Performance is decent. It doesn't cut everywhere, but the core magnet system makes it so that you don't need to corner cut very much even on difficult algs (for example, the Gc perm I use needs some weird finger tricks but they all work for me). It's very flexible and the springs are a tad weak, so I keep the cube on the highest compression setting. From the factory, it is a bit tight, so I recommend loosening the screws just a bit when coming out of the box.
Now for the feel. Oh boy. It's one of the strangest feeling cubes you will ever turn, and I guarantee it. A combination of the light springs, the feet magnets repelling at 45 degrees, the corner-core magnets being relatively strong, and the cube being decently fast means that it does not stabilize at all in between turns. It will either align or just not turn at all. The cube has a feel not unlike the GAN 12, where everything feels quite airy and the auto-align takes over a lot. The cube is a bit loud and has a low-pitched, hollow sound that sounds a bit cheap, but I personally enjoy it. It's light and airy, with very little friction, and has a slightly crunchy feel reminiscent of the newer GAN cubes, once again, but it's also not very tactile, like a Tornado V3. What is this thing?
Would I main it? No. But would other people main it? Absolutely. This is such a fun and wild cube that people who don't have GAN money but want GAN auto-align would be all over this thing. After a couple hundred solves, I got my normal times though they were ever-so-slightly inconsistent. I would absolutely recommend this thing for someone who wants to try something new.
I cannot begin to express how impressed I am with this cube. The magnets are strong yet very smooth. The adjusting system is just right, so I can make it just as fast as I want. It's so easy to put back together, so if you take it apart on accident or on purpose, you can put it back together easily. This is without a doubt the best speed cube I have ever had. In my opinion, this is EASILY better than a tornado v3 standard, which I also own. I'm shocked that this only costs $10. I HIGHLY recommend that you buy it. This is awesome
I can solve a cube around 2 minutes or less. I’m working on increasing my speed but it’s taking me sometime to learn the speed cube process. I do enjoy my new cube and I will be ordering som others in the future.
For the 25$ mystery cube, I got a gan skewb, which I am ok with. I'm not sure if it was enhanced or standard. However, it did unlock a new event that I quickly learned how to do! Skewb is pretty fun. This Mystery Puzzle is definitely worth it!
This puzzle is amazing and though does not share the same full, smooth feeling of the RS3 M 2020, it has substantially better performance and is a trade off I am willing to make. Turning reminds me a ton of the GAN 11 M Duo at a substantially better price. There is a substantial break in period (to be expected with premium cubes) but with this one in particular I did not feel like it reached it's prime until about 500 solves. I also wasn't personally a fan of compression setting 7 and I think most people will find setting 6 to be much more comfortable. Then again, this is a signature series cube and is supposed to emulate the setup for Luke Garrett which I think was achieved very well. Overall, this cube has finally got me to put down my Weilong WR M after 4 years and I recommend to anyone looking for a reasonably priced top-tier puzzle.
I have had this cube for almost 6 months now and decided to finally make a review on it. First of all this cube has a really nice, smooth and tactile feel. In addition to this the cube has amazing performance. I have broken all of my PBs with this including a 9.13 single at home and a 10.89 single in a competition. It is just so enjoyable to solve on. I would highly recommend this to anyone. (Also the accessories that come with the cube like the logos are really nice).
At the time of writing this review, I currently hold the world best for gigaminx with a 5:07 single. This puzzle is by far the best currently on the market for speedsolving gigaminx. It's much smaller than other gigaminxes, actually only 2 or 3 mm larger than the Yuhu megaminx, but it doesn't feel too small when solving. The magnets are great and help a lot with turning the layers you want to turn. The turning is crisp, smooth, and fairly fast with lube. I loosened the puzzle by a quarter turn from the factory tensions. The puzzle does have some issues with pops and lockups where pieces come out of place and sometimes these lockups kill a solve, but generally they're pretty manageable. The biggest issue with this puzzle in my eyes is the flash on the + centers. Each and every one had a bit of extra plastic where there shouldn't be any plastic, causing catching issues. I removed all of this flash using nail clippers and the performance improved noticeably. This was pretty easy to do and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to speedsolve this puzzle. Overall, the puzzle loses some points for occasional bad lockups and the clear design flaw of flash on the + centers, which is why I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5, but this puzzle is really amazing and turns far better than any other gigaminx currently on the market. If you're only interested in casual solving and not speedsolving, I'd just get the Yuxin as it's much cheaper and still turns well enough. For speedsolving, this is absolutely the way to go.
Tornado V3 Flagship:
Amazing cube, I have tried other cubes such as the GAN 13 and this cube surpasses them all. I was solving better than my average with this cube ootb. If you set it up properly, you can get even better times, and I guarantee you this cube is still better than any other cube on the market. The Tornado V2 was my previous main, and the V3 is most definitely a step up from the V2. Highly recommend.
Cubicle Mini Mat:
This exceeded my expectations...I expected the thickness to be about the same as the stackmat, but it's much thicker, giving your cubes much more cushion. The design is vibrant and enjoyable to use. Amazing.
Just amazing...I like Speedy more than DNM! I think it's because Speedy is silicone based and DNM is water based, but still. The bottle is a nightmare to open though, but once you do get it open, you won't be disappointed.
Overall, I highly recommend this bundle for anyone looking to upgrade their mains. Every single product in this bundle lives up to the hype.
I too came from crazy bad cubers video, and I had to have it!
It's a crazy shape-shifting cuboid, and the only cube that can be turned into a house!
The turning is great, but the color scheme is kinda unusual for most people.
It's my ultimate cuboid, and I'm looking forward to one day being able to solve it.
I only recently learned how to speedsolve Square-1, so I figured this would be the logical next step. I find the solution pretty simple: I just pair up the pointy corner pieces until they're like regular corners, then solve it like a regular Square-1. The turning on this is pretty smooth even out of the box, and although it's pretty dry-feeling I haven't lubed it yet so far. The slice isn't magnetic, which I don't mind. I'm not a super huge fan of how there's magnets in every single top and bottom layer piece, though, because you can just feel that cliclicliclicliclick with every turn and it sort of bothers me. However, Square-2 isn't a super competitive market so there aren't many other options you can go to.
Some fun things you can do with it:
-Literally any bandage mod you want: Since this cube has smaller "piece increments" than a Square-1, you can make a lot of fun bandage challenges. I taped every other piece together in the layers to make what I call a "Square-6" because it has 6 pieces per layer. I haven't been able to solve that particular challenge yet, but I peeled the tape off and invented a bunch of other cool things. You can also make a Square-0 where you bandage each full 60-degree corner with its adjacent edge (although this can be done on a regular Sq-1 too) or some sort of "Square-0 dino cube" where you stick together a 30-degree corner wedge with another edge piece and its opposing corner wedge, basically making it all edges.
-Flip the color scheme: You can intentionally put the corners together incorrectly so it seems like the top and bottom are flipped. For example, instead of making a corner with yellow on top, red on the left, and green on the right (how it would be normally) I can pair the corner wedges so that the red is on the right and green on the left. I do this with every corner in the cube and then flip the middle layer like how you can do it on a normal Square-1 so that two opposing sides are switched. The end result is a solved cube with the color scheme flipped.
-Anything else you can think of!
At first I thought this was going to be lame because it's just a Square-1 with spicy corners, but now I realize that there's no limit to what you can imagine with this cube!!!
I have been using the Yoo setup on my Tornado V3 for 1 month and half already, I never get tired about the feeling of this set up. Super recommended. I buyed this cube 1 hour after release but came yesterday, was 14 days of waiting from US to Japan. I'm not a professional photographer but I hope you like the photo I took :)
Notes for take a count:
-The cube can be slow at the start but when breaks-in its actually pretty fast so, patience ;)
-The cube breaks-in in around 20-50 solves (This may depend on how fast you move the cube)
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