ShengShou Gem 3x3
The ShengShou Gem 3x3 is a new stickerless budget 3x3 that has just hit the market. The Gem 3x3 is unique due to its 3-piece cap design and black plastic interior. It also features a shiny exterior, and the performance is fairly good right out of the box. Great for beginners and intermediate cubers!
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just plain sux. idk y but i hate it so much. its just one cube better than the rubiks brand. actually i think that a lubed rubiks brand is better than this
Just plain terrible. Corner cutting sucks so much and this cube is so slow. I got it lubed and it was still so terrible. It was so bumpy. DON'T GET THIS CUBE. Actually like so terrible
After setting this cube up with Cubicle Wt.3 on the centers (screws and springs) and 3-4 drops of DNM-37, while also keeping factory lube, this cube is insanely buttery with a nice loud turning sound. Tensioning is required, and after tensioning it makes the stability so much better.
The cube's style is amazing, the plastic doesn't feel rough on the hands or interfere with the turning at all.
My only complaint is that the colors in the picture are more vibrant than the colors on the actual cube, as the orange is dulled out and the green's a bit darker.
Easily main worthy.
This is a budget cube for sure. But if you put the effort in, it can become a pretty nice cube.
OOTB...it had uneven tensions and was uncontrollably fast, but very smooth.
Also...the tiles were placed in a different orientation. With white on bottom and blue in front, the right face was Orange! So I had to swap 2 tiles on each corner to bring it to the traditional color scheme.
I broke it in a bit, before lube and tensioning. And it started scratching internal edge and corner pieces during break in. Not too bad, but noticeable and started to happen immediately.
I lubed the core hardware with weight 5, tracks with gravitas, and pieces with dignitas. Tensioned to corner cut about 35 degrees.
After break in, it was still too fast, so it got some silk and the new x lube. It is now so buttery smooth, fast and controllable. Does not lock up much at all.
Lastly... I corner twist a lot with It! And the corner tiles pop off. I glued 2 in so far. And you cant magnetize this thing. But after some serious setup, I really like how smooth and fast it is. And I was surprised that I didn't mind the texture on the tiles. I'm glad I bought it for my collection.
when i first turned the puzzle it was too loose and very fast but after tension it is a pretty good puzzle considering its less than 10 dollars its very faster with OK corner cutting it can cut 45 with ease but the M slice is too fast
This cube was a little loose out-of-the-box so I tightened it and now it is my main no need to lube it because it already seems like it is lubed it turns awesome but I did experience a pop on the first solve but the mechanism for it was not that hard to put back together I highly recommend this cube for beginners, intermediate, competitive and casual solvers.!
This cube is not bad but it is not that good either. Out of the box it was rather sandy feeling but after some solves and lube it did improve a lot.
I did have to pop off the caps for the Red and Orange side and swap them because the cube did not follow the standard color layout.
I like the texture on the pieces but I could see where some might not.
Corner cutting could be better. I like the black internals and I think that is one of the more interesting aspects of this puzzle. I wish the pieces were more rounded as it may have helped with the corner cutting and would have let you see more of the black internals.
Overall, if you are looking for a low cost cube this is decent and for the price it is something different for a "collector". This is a budget cube. It is still fun to use every now and then, but this is not designed to be a main. So if you are looking for a cheap main you might want to save your $ and look at something in the next level price range.
its good but it locks up sometimes
Not really a fan of this one. The textured faces aren't for me and there's a lot of friction in the turns no matter how I tweak it. I'd pass in this one if I had a do-over.
First of all, I am no speed solver, I solve with quick, precise moves, for pleasure. I do like a cube with precise control that can do precision stops, and as such I usually go tighter than factory tension on my cubes. That being said, the ShengShou gem is a smart-looking cube that offers a nice, textured gripping surface and turns very smoothly and precisely. It does not allow for very large corner cuts, but if you solve with controlled moves it is certainly capable of corner cutting adequately. With a slight tightening of tension and the addition of a modest dab of lube, I am able to get precise 90° stops with a finger flick. With a more forceful flick it will stop just shy of 180°. The heft of the cube feels quality despite the budget price. It is not as light as some competition speed cubes, but its weight is on-par with the QiYi Warrior W. All in all I'd say this is a great cube for the price, and would be an excellent cube for practice and drills or pleasure/precision solves.