I bought my rubik's cube from amazon just over a month ago for about £6. The item is the official item which comes in quite a unnecessarily plastic large box. Included in the box is the cube, a small plastic stand and a brief leaflet to help you complete the puzzle.
The cube is the traditional colours of red, blue, green, yellow, orange and white. The colours are stickers on the black plastic construction. This isn't the best idea because the stickers were not all carefully placed, which is disapointing because it makes it look a bit cheap. Another problem i have, is that if you catch the corner of the stickers, it creases and will never look the same as when it is new.
However, the game, as always very addictive, taking a huge amount of skill patience and a bit of luck. The construction makes it easy to manipulate the ... full review
"Great design and free flowing turns."
After completing the original cube about 100 times I was starting to time myself and found that the pop and stalling that was experienced with the original cube was very frustrating when trying to get under 2 minutes. After having this cube for less than a day i did my first sub 2 minute time, followed promptly by my first 90 second time. Watch this space for sub 60 second. This cube flows with the speed of a thousand gazelles. The design allows for angled turns and doesn't need the full and complete alignment of the side before the turn. The cube does take a little getting used to if you have used purely original cube. However if you want to get faster then this cube is awesome.
"Great product, perfect for both beginners and advanced cubers"
The cube is exactly what i expected, it turns smoothly and comes perfectly adjusted, there is no need for lubing or adjusting the tensions. The only problem though is that it took an extra week to arrive. Besides the timing, it is perfect.
I was pleased with the product - good quality and at a good price. Only one comment for improvement - I bought this as a gift, and unfortunately the packaging that the cube comes in is not very appealing. It would have been helpful to have a picture of the packaging on the product page, so I knew what to expect.
I love this game and so do my husband and children (age 11 & 9). It is great fun and allows you to play a few quick games without commuting to whole afternoon of games. I've watched my daughter's thought process change with each game, as she improves and she is starting to win a few rounds. I love the fact that it is small and light, it'll be a winner to take on trips.