The Okamoto Official Latch Cube is a 3x3 cube that is only capable of turning clockwise on any face. Once you turn it clockwise, a latching mechanism will prevent the side from turning counterclockwise. These constraints make scrambling and solving it a fun and unique challenge. Features a Japanese color scheme, and it comes in a cardboard box.
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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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i have wanted a puzzle like this for a long while so i went ahead and bought some latch cubes and constrant cubes this cube is fun with its limits but if you accidently turn the wrong way it can get stuck or the latch will pop open and the latch will pop out and a little spring will come with it. its a fun cube. and it looks nice on a shelf . if you got the money definetly buy this one its a little rough but entertaining
This was definitely a real challenge to solve, but in the end similar to other constrained cubes.
I have two main criticisms of this cube. One is that the center squares keep falling off. Because of the latch mechanism I guess there isn't enough material for a good press fit so in the end I glued some of the worst ones down.
The second is that it is really loud. Like really loud! I usually try to solve cubes when my kids have gone to sleep, but I really wondered if this would wake them up in the next room.
I bought this cube on the 25th of July and I recieved it 5 days later! I didn't expect a delivery from The USA to The Netherlands to be that fast. I've been trying this cube for a while now and it is a pretty good quality cube. The reason why I did not give 5 stars, is because the turning is not really good. But overall the cube is pretty good and a beautiful addition to my collection!
It is really hard to solve until you find a proper setup for turning. Simple constraints to the direction of turning make 3x3x3 cube more interesting. Each turn makes a sound from a spring inside and I loved it. Also, I like the sticker of the cube.
The cube is turning as expected. Some may complain about the quality. Surely not me. As far as I know, the cube is turning quite as expected, furthermore, it's not a speed cube anyway.
Not too hard when you understand how it works and it's a good way to think strategy instead of rushing into a resolution just applying blindly some algorithms. Working with the latch cube, makes a speed cuber a more efficient cuber, I think.
There is only issue : The center caps pop to often. I'll try to thing about a solution to make it tight as I do not want to use glue. Piece of paper inside doesn't seem to do much difference.
This cube is amazing. I was reluctant to get one for so many years because I didn't want to pay so much, but this is a good way to challenge any cuber. Just learn the mechanics of the cube i'm depth and it is much easier than almost blindly turning trying to solve like a regular 3x3 It teaches you to think outside the box when solving. If you're completely lost, I recommend CrazyBadCuber's tutorial. Only problem I have with this is that the center caps pop VERY frequently. I tried to shove paper to keep it tight but glue may be a last resort and I don't want to do that.
This cube is very fun to solve and i recommend it to anyone who wants a hard brain teaser. Turning is very poor as the cube has the original rubiks brand design. Centre pieces drop a lot which makes it frustrating while solving it. In conclusion its a very fun cube but the turning and the popping centres make this cube very frustrating while solving.
I received my latch cube and when I took it out of the box, the turning was pretty bad but it does have a mechanism similar to original rubiks brand cubes, there's also no springs so corner cutting is not very existent. But after lubing a couple pieces with weight 2, it became easily the fastest Turning cube in my collection, it's often hard to not overturn whilst fingertricking, and also corner cutting was greatly improved. This isn't a speedcube though, so there's really no downside to this cube. Very difficult even after solving many times, but I like that 5/5 great challenge. Hardest puzzle in my collection