The X-Man Flare 2x2 M is a new magnetic 2x2 by QiYi sub-brand, X-Man Design. The Flare is the first 2x2 to feature adjustable magnets. Using adjustable switches located in the red, green, white piece, the Flare has three different magnetic settings based on the positions of the switches. Apart from its elegant and creative adjustment system, the Flare has a satisfyingly light and crunchy feel.
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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.
The corners on 2x2 puzzles should not be twisted as doing so may snap the piece. Damage caused by corner twisting is not considered to be a defect.
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TLDR: Locks a lot.
Not an awful cube, it has an interesting interior texture which adds a lot to the cube, but I have huge issues with corner-cutting, corner twisting, and most importantly, this cube seems to lock on nothing. I can't figure out what its coming from, but every once in a while the cube will lock on a <10° cut. It's a very unique cube with a cool feel, but the issues kinda ruin it for me. I wouldn't recommend it.
My son ordered this. It is a perfect beginner cube. It is well-constructed. He is ready to order bigger cubes now.
Best 2x2 I've ever tried. Way better than the mgc and mgc elite 2x2s, and better that the yuxin 2x2s as well.
The flare is just really good. It feels a lot like the Gan 2x2s, with lightness and it has a similar sound as well. Comparing it to the Valk, it doesn't corner cut quite as well, but it's much faster and has much better customization options. If you like stabler cubes and have the money, I suggest buying the Valk but for most people, this will be really good. I'm linking two videos (the file sizes on both are too big)
https://youtu.be/z_nToolTY-I (Unboxing and First Impressions)
https://youtu.be/Xg1Mi4HOSko (In-Depth Comparison with the Valk 2)
I really like the X-man flare 2x2 because it is just like the Gan 356 XS in a way. It is my main now so it is a very good cube.
This cube has amazing turning would highly recommend
my son loved it, great quality and ease of use.
I love the pleasing black internals and the glossy finish. I also love the easy to adjust magnetic system.
when i got the cube 2 weeks ago, I didn't like it at first, but after breaking it in it became my new main after 3 days. i got a new PB of 1.964 seconds on this cube, and I recommend it to anyone.