V-Cube 3 Extended Review and Follow Up

Remember this is all just for the flat version of the V-Cube 3. I got the V-Cube 3 and I was really hopeful for it. I really like the 2×2 and 5×5, also the times I’ve tried the 7×7 I was pleased. Unfortunately the 3×3 category was already take from them by Dayan and others. The 3×3 category is no market for any company to just throw in their take on a 3×3, however with the popularity of V-Cubes I don’t think they’ll suffer a loss from making this cube.

Video: My V-Cube 3 Unboxing and Review

The cube is o.k. there are pros, but equal cons to its performance and design. It can actually be kind of fast, you just have to be careful with it, because if you’re too fast pops are almost inevitable. Cons are easier to pick out in this case. The cube’s problem primarily extends from how it’s built, again the robustness of the edges and corners does not help it be smooth. At least it’s adjustable (hey there’s a pro), but any more loose than what I have it at now and I think it would pop a lot more. However almost no cube’s design flaws are incurable, I think the robustness of the pieces hold great potential for cube-modding. Think about it, the pieces are perfect cubes which become so easy to modify a newbie could do it.

I mentioned in the review that it didn’t come lubricated, once I lubed it up with silicone spray, it wasn’t hat much faster. This could be due to the plastic or maybe I just didn’t put enough in. I suspect a combination of both.

Finally it seems I got the “wrong” version of the V-Cube 3 as far as speedcubing goes. It also comes in a pillowed version and an unassembled DIY version. Good reviews have been coming in for the DIY version however! I now regret my quick purchase of the cube the day it came out, I usually prefer DIY kits anyway. Seems like this time around the difference between the two was more crucual than expected.

Can we have a v-cube 4 now?

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