The QiYi Dino Cube is a simple, corner-turning puzzle. This is a great first step for someone looking to get into non-WCA puzzle solving. Currently available in Black plastic with stickers or in Stickerless Bright schemes.
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Please note that some new cubes when being used for the first few times may experience what is termed a "pop". This is when one or more parts of a puzzle pop out without any damage actually being done to any of the pieces. This also occurs from time to time during normal usage. Pops are typically not considered a defect if the parts which come off can be reassembled by hand.
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OVERVIEW: The Dino Cube is the most basic version of a corner turning cubic puzzle. If you can solve a Pyraminx, the Dino Cube is no different; it's basically just Pyraminx corners. The whole cube can be solved intuitively, but the "sledgehammer" algorithm is useful to use, as well as a knowledge of the Rubik's color scheme for faster solving. For an added challenge, you can try to solve the Dino Cube in a checkerboard pattern, or with a set of opposite colors swapped. The turning on this cube is buttery smooth, and has a frosted finish. The plastic doesn't feel cheap, although some people may prefer a more glossy texture for a stickerless cube.
PROS: Smooth turning, fun to play with, and high quality build.
CONS: The smoothness is sometimes too smooth, and with no alignment mechanism, you sometimes move other layer accidentally and re-align. You quickly get used to it, but it may slow down a solve slightly.
I got the stickered version. The sticker quality is great. It is very fun to solve, great for all levels of cubers alike. The only downside is when you are holding it with one hand and using the other to move the pieces, it'll twist the part you are holding. So by that I mean the pieces are pretty slippery, even dropping it will move a piece or two. You have to line everything up exactly or it will not turn at all. You are constantly having to realign it to make the next move, since they slide around a lot. But otherwise a fun cube.
This cube is a little tight, but it is a great puzzle over all. Highly recommend
I got this in stickerless and you can tell the shades apart very nicely. I'd even say I prefer the light blue over the darker blue most others have as it looks more unique. One thing that Dino Cubes tend to have are lock ups though and that makes or breaks the fun factor in playing around with one. I'm pretty confident that Qiyi has managed to do the absolute best it could with this though because it flies from turn to turn. It is buttery smooth, corner cuts about 1/5 a piece (keep your expectations low here as it IS a dino and thus you can only ask for so much from the intersecting angles) and never seems to slow me down as lock ups are as non-existent as a Dino can probably be. The only thing I'm a bit iffy with is the frosted plastic. Sure it doesn't show scratches like glossy would, but it also doesn't have as much grip as glossy does. So you may want to give it a clear coat or polish the pieces to a shine.
Great cube I've been wanting one for a while and finally got it. One of the orange stickers was peeling when I opened it. Edges are a bit sharp and you have to line it up just right to turn it. Overall it's great and I would recommend.
My brother bought this and it's pretty good.
Turns and corner cuts well, and is very fun to solve!
Good cube, but not great. Right out of the box it felt amazing! For me, I could solve it sub 10. But it NEEDS an upgrade. This is what's wrong with mine, you have to hold it in the perfect way or else it won't turn properly, which makes it a pain to try to speed solve. This cube IS speed solve-able, it could just use a few magnets in it. Over all it is a good cube with a fun, easy and short solve. For those who don't believe it is like a SKEWB, it is. It is also like a PYRAMINX in the fact all three use: R'-L-R-L'
It is amazing crisp turning fun to solve and only 1 aligrothim to solve it and no it is not really like a skewb
Amazing Crisp and smmoth only 1 aligrthim and it is highly reccomnded for begginers but can also be for all and be fun.