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Review of Main 3x3x3 Cube Models & Clarification of type A - UPDATED

stinkocheeze

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WORK IN PROCESS: I WILL BE UPDATING THIS.
DON'T LOOK NOW, ITS BASICALLY JUST THE ORIGINAL THREAD.
Review of Main 3x3x3 Cube Models


Update Log
I will be keeping an update log of this guide. Since I am constantly coming to new insights and learning new information about these cubes, I will be updating this post frequently.

January 28, 2011
Updated by stinkocheeze


Introduction
This is going to be a little formal and long. You may navigate by using the Ctrl + F function.

In this post I will be reviewing all the cubes that I have along with some of the pictures I have taken. I will list and review the main 3x3x3 cubes mentioned in this forum.


In order, these are the cubes that I will be reviewing:

ALPHA
- Alpha (aka Type A I or Type A - old)
- Alpha II
- Alpha III
- Alpha IV
- Alpha V
- Alpha VI/ Haiyan's Haiyan
-New Alpha I (first model)
-New Alpha II (second model)
-New Alpha III (third model)


Type B
-B
Type C
-C (1.5, need more research)

Type D
- D-i
- D-ii? (moar research


Type E
-Diansheng no.222
-Diansheng no.333

Type F
-F-i
-F-ii

C4U
-C4U DIY
-C4U Gas-assisted
-C4U Tiled-Cube

Dayan
-Dayan-ii
-Dayan Gu Hong
-Dayan Ling Yun
Rubik’s Cubes
-Rubik’s Storebought
-Rubiks.com DIY
-Japanese Speedcubing Kit (JSK)
-Studio Cube

Korean Cubes
-Edison Cube
-Joy Cube

Mini Cubes
-Mini C
-Mini Diansheng
-Micro A?more research
-Mini A? more research



Review of Main Cube Types
It is worthy to spend a little time on the criteria for cube judgment. When reviewing cubes, I will be focusing mostly on the performance of the cube in terms of speedcubing. Therefore, criteria like quality of stickers and overall appearance of cube will not be included since most people would not say that these significantly affect that overall performance of the cube. I will be using part of Zarxrax’s criteria for reviewing cubes as shown in this thread. His guide is brilliant by the way. This will be the format of a standard review of a cube:

Name of Cube
-Resistance to pops (x/10) – How easy/hard it is to pop. 10 would be no pops, 0 would be pops every move. Size of pops (20 peice explosions vs. 1 edge peice coming out a little) will be considered
-Resistance to lock ups (x/10) – How often/easy it is to make the cube lock up. 10 would be no locks up at all, 0 would be lock ups every move.
-Ability to cut corners (x/10) – How well it will cut corners. Lock ups and corner cutting go hand in hand, but they will be graded separately. 10 would be 45+ degree cutting, 10-15 degree reverse cutting. 0 would be little to none cutting.
-Speed (x/10) – How quickly the cube turns. 10 would be a U2 with a flick, 0 would be like a cube with glue in it. Keep in mind speed isn't always good (eg. eastsheen 2x2)
Average score: Average of 4.
Overall score: Letter grade on how the overall performance is.

Weight: the cube will either be very light, light, average, heavy, or very heavy
Need to break in: Yes or No. Even if a cube does not need breaking in, it may still benefit from it.
Feel: This is the general “feel” of the cube. To describe the feel of the cube, I will use many qualities such as "Crispy, Crunchy, Smooth, Rough, etc." It's kind of hard to imagine the feeling, but once you feel it, you'll know what i'm talking about
-If a cube is speedy, it can have a smooth or rough feel to it. Smooth means that the cube moves with relatively little resistance whereas the rough feel means that you could feel some texture when turning the cube. It is important to understand that a speedy cube can also be rough. A cube can be fast but give off a rough feel.
-Noisy will be used to describe cubes that make a “clicky-clacky” sound and quiet will be used to describe cubes that have a more “creamy” feel to them. The noise a cube makes somehow translates to the feel or texture of a cube.
Best Tension: This describes both the tension that I think the cube best performs in as well as the tension of the cube when it was graded. The tension settings is a range in the spectrum: loose, average, or tight. "Not Applicable" will be used to describe cubes that perform more or less the same regardless of tension settings as well as cubes that do not have adjustable tension settings.

Comments: The comments are as important as the average and overall score because a high-scoring cube does not necessarily mean it’s a good buy.

Where to buy: Stores will include: Lightake, need store like cubedepot and izovire's store Cube4You, Tribox, DealExtreme, Rubiks.com and the HKNowStore.


Note: You can assume I'm lubing all of my cubes with Maru lube and Jigaloo. Just use whatever works for you. I'm just saying this so people don't count lubricant as a lurking variable.

The reviews are not completely objective. It is almost impossible to review or grade any cube objectively. There are simply too many variables out there. The first is style and skill. I understand that my style and skill of cubing creates a bias that is confounded within my grading. This cannot be helped. Still, I try to be as objective as possible. I have thought about the numbers very carefully and made many revisions. Those numbers are also tempered by general opinion here and there. The second is quality of the specific cube I buy. Just because I buy two of the same cube does not mean that they will be same in performance. Some models are inconsistent. This also cannot be helped. I do not have the resources to buy ten cubes of each model in order to find the average performance of each cube. Finally, some qualities of the cube that I am grading on are dependent on the cube’s tension settings. I have added "best tension" as a qualitative distinction to all the cubes. In this section I communicate the tension setting that I think each cube performs best in. This, of course, is subjective. But I simply cannot have a separate grade for each cube at a different tension setting. Sorry. Alright! With that said, let’s move on to the reviews.


Chinese Cubes
Type A I


Resistance to pops: 7
Resistance to lock ups: 7.5
Ability to cut corners: 10
Speed: 8.5
Average score: 8.25
Overall score: B- to B

Weight: Very Heavy
Need to break in: No
Feel: Smooth, Quiet
Best Tension: Average-Tight

Where to buy: Cube4You, Puzzleproz, 9spuzzles, HKNowStore

Comments: The default cube for beginners. Good for building up speed before scouting out a better cube. While some still regard as the best cube around, there have been some reports of the Type A I being prone to popping even on very tight settings. But overall a pretty reliable cube.

Type A II**




Resistance to pops: 7.5
Resistance to lock ups: 8
Ability to cut corners: 9.5
Speed: 8
Average score: 8.25
Overall score: B to B+

Weight: Average
Need to break in: No
Feel: Smooth, Noisy
Best Tension: No Comment

Comments: Not a bad cube. But it feels weird because of the thick tracks. Please keep in mind that this is one of those tentative reviews.

Where to buy: Cube4You, 9spuzzles, RubikFans (Ebay), HKNowStore

Type A III**


Resistance to pops: Bomber did not seem to have a popping problem.
Resistance to lock ups: No Comment.
Ability to cut corners: Bomber gave this a 3/10. Enough said.
Speed: Bomber gave this a 9/10 so it can’t be that bad.
Average score:
Overall score: Bomber gave an overall score of 7/10.

Weight: Very Light
Need to break in: No
Feel: No Comment
Best Tension: No Comment

Comments: Not a very popular cube. The tabs that keep the edges in place are fragile and can snap if edge pieces are repeatedly removed and replaced. Just this should be enough to not buy the cube… unless you buy extra edges. Apparently, it is not very good at cutting corners. Just go for the New Type III if you like this one.

Please take a look at Bomber’s review. It is very comprehensive and his photography skills are clearly more professional than mine.

Where to buy: Cube4You, RubikFans (Ebay)

Here’s a picture comparing the parts of Type A I, II, and III:


Type A IV**




Resistance to pops: 9.5
Resistance to lock ups: 7.5-8
Ability to cut corners: 8
Speed: 7.5
Average Score: 8.13-8.25
Overall score: B- to B

Weight: Light
Need to break in: No Comment
Feel: Rough, Quiet
Best Tension: Tight

Comments: The Type A IV is really a prototype for the Type A V. As you can see, the edge pieces are wider than the corner pieces, making it a weird cube to sticker. I do not own one, but I have tried it at the store without stickers. It's... a decent cube. Doesn't really cut corners, but doesn't jam that much either. It seems to me that it's performance can be reached by other cubes... so why not just stick with normal looking cubes? lol. It's a pretty fragile cube. If you want to try out this design, just get the Type A V since that's the completed version of this cube.


The corners will snap especially easy.

Where to buy: No Comment

Type A V




Resistance to pops: No Comment
Resistance to lock ups: No Comment
Ability to cut corners: No Comment
Speed: No Comment
Average score:
Overall score: No Comment

Weight: No Comment
Need to break in: No Comment
Feel: No Comment
Best Tension: No Comment

Comments: The Type A V is almost indistinguishable from the Type A IV (at least to me). It makes sense because the Type A IV is a prototype of the Type A V. The corners are not as fragile as the Type A IV. The cubes are now pillowed. There seems to be minor modifications on the centers and edge pieces. But the whole rectangular edge piece thing still remains in this upgrade. As seen in this picture:



Where to buy: No Comment

New Type A I*
NO PICTURE

Resistance to pops: No Comment
Resistance to lock ups: No Comment
Ability to cut corners: No Comment
Speed: No Comment
Average score:
Overall score: No Comment

Weight: No Comment
Need to break in: No Comment
Feel: No Comment
Best Tension: No Comment

Comments: Not a very popular cube. According to the “new naming system,” this cube is also called Type A (first model). Storeowner has informed that this cube is now a collector's item because it has been officially discontinued. At one point, people were able to sell this model for $64USD, but still no one sold theirs o_O

Where to buy: No Comment

New Type A II


Resistance to pops: 9
Resistance to lock ups: 8.5
Ability to cut corners: 9.5
Speed: 7
Average score: 8.5
Overall score: B to A-

Weight: Very Light
Need to break in: Yes
Feel: Rough, Quiet
Best Tension: Average-Tight

Comments: An all around excellent cube if you can get over the fact that it isn’t that speedy. Some people might not like it for it’s cheap or weird feel. Zarxrax mentioned that this cube just did not feel right despite having good specs. I find that the cube feels different from others in that the frame is heavy compared to the cubies; the distribution of weight in this cube is a little unconventional. The little tabs come with the assembly kit can fit over the edge pieces with sanding and clipping. The little tip that juts out is meant to be an “antipop” mechanism. I think it just slows me down. So the New Type A II that I used for this review does have the tabs on but I filed away the “antipop” mechanism. The cube does not pop often anyway. This cube does not really improve that much after lubing. In fact, after the lube dries up, the cubies get sticky the cube slows down. So use lube to break in the cube and then use lube minimally or no lube at all when it's all broken in for best results. According to the “new naming system,” this cube is also called Type A (second model).

Where to buy: Cube4You, 9spuzzles, RubikFans (Ebay)

New Type A III




Resistance to pops: 9.5
Resistance to lock ups: 8.5
Ability to cut corners: 8.5
Speed: 8
Average score: 8.63
Overall score: B to A

Weight: Very Light
Need to break in: Yes
Feel: Rough, Noisy
Best Tension: Average

Comments: An improvement from the Type A III. The storeowner has informed me that most Hong Kong speedcubers use this cube over the New Type A II. This cube needs a slight break into get rid of some rough edges to start out with. Most people will find that this cube jams a lot to start out with, but give it some time and break it in. Maybe this is just me, but the jams have disappeared within a day of heavy usage. Maybe it is the case that the hardware gets better or maybe it is just really easy to get used to this cube. This cube is better in tighter than average settings. According to the “new naming system,” this cube is also called Type A (third model).

Where to buy: Cube4You, HKNowStore

Type B*

Great picture. I know.

Resistance to pops: Heard that it pops like crazy.
Resistance to lock ups: Heard that it locks up.
Ability to cut corners: Heard that it cuts corners pretty well.
Speed: Heard that it’s a pretty speedy cube.
Average score:
Overall score: No comment

Weight: No Comment
Need to break in: Probably not
Feel: No Comment
Best Tension: No Comment

Comments: This cube is like the ugly duckling. No one likes this cube. As a result, there just has not been that much information on this cube other than the fact that it’s bad. I have, however, heard that Type B cubies with a Type E (don’t know no. 222 or no. 333) frame makes a good hybrid. Also, the legendary Erik Akkersdijk used a Rubiks.com DIY frame and Type B cubies hybrid to accomplish a new world record of 7.08 seconds.

Where to buy: Cube4You, 9spuzzles

Type C


Resistance to pops: 8.5
Resistance to lock ups: 7.5
Ability to cut corners: 8.5
Speed: 10
Average score: 8.63
Overall score: B- to B+

Weight: Average
Need to break in: No
Feel: Rough, Noisy
Best Tension: Average

Comments: I have heard mixed feelings about this cube. The Type C are supposed to be Rubiks.com DIY imitations. As you can see, very well rounded cube. Great cube for beginners. There seems to be another version of the Type C with different center pieces and center caps. These apparently come randomly whenever you order Type Cs for DealExtreme. In this thread fanwuq claims that this rare Type C is much better than the normal Type C.

Where to buy: Cube4You, Puzzleproz, 9spuzzles, DealExtreme

Type D

This is a Type D with a Type A Core. If you want an image of a full Type D just imagine that the core is black. You can do it, I believe in you!

Resistance to pops: 10
Resistance to lock ups: 7
Ability to cut corners: 4
Speed: 10
Average score: 7.75
Overall score: C to B

Weight: Average
Need to break in: No
Feel: Smooth, Noisy
Best Tension: Not Applicable

Comments: The Type D is fairly resistant to different tensions. That is, loosening or tightening the Type D does not really have an impact on its attributes. It is important to note that the Type D’s ability to cut corners is greatly enhanced when replaced with a Type A core. I would put the ability to cut corners at an 8.5 after the core replacement on loose settings. However, this still does not make the hybrid less prone to lock ups and it becomes slightly more poppable. There also seems to be a YUGA version of Type D. I am not sure of the structural differences between the two versions of Type D, but some people claim that the YUGA is better. HowtoCube on Youtube has mentioned that Type D's are very inconsistent. Some are good, others are bad. Hit or miss.

Where to buy: Cube4You, Puzzleproz, RubikFans (Ebay)

Type E (Diansheng no. 222)*


Resistance to pops: No Comment
Resistance to lock ups: No Comment
Ability to cut corners: Heard that it was much better than the no.333
Speed: Probably as fast as the no.333, if not faster.
Average score:
Overall score: No Comment

Weight: Light
Need to break in: No
Feel: Smooth, Noisy
Best Tension: No Comment

Comments: Widely agreed to be the superior model of the Type E. Contrary to the popular belief, the colors on the no.222 can come as both printing and stickers. The color on the stickers wear off pretty easily though. The core can come in two colors as well, red and white. I have heard that Dianshengs are “hit-or-miss” cubes, which means that you can buy ten and only have five that are good. But I have also heard that Dianshengs are fairly consistent o_O. As of now, most if not all online stores only sell the white version of this cube.

Where to buy: RubikFans (Ebay)

Type E (Diansheng no. 333)

As you can see, print chips and fades over time.

Resistance to pops: 10
Resistance to lock ups: 8
Ability to cut corners: 4
Speed: 9.5
Average score: 7.88
Overall score: B to B+

Weight: Light
Need to break in: No
Feel: Smooth, Noisy
Best Tension: Tight

Comments: This cube has very unconventional cubies. Parts of the cubies that do not generate friction with other surfaces while the cube is in motion are cut. The colors are printed onto the cube but wears off over time. There have also been quite a few complaints on how the hues of the red and orange side of the cube are too close, making color recognition difficult. Like the Type D, tightening or loosening the tension on this cube will not significantly affect its performance. I am not sure if this is the case for others, but although this cube has almost no corner cutting ability, it does not seem to jam much. The cube will jam less in tighter settings. Like no.222, no.333 are also “hit-or-miss” cubes. As of now, most if not all online stores only sell the white version of this cube.

Where to buy: Cube4You, RubikFans (Ebay)

Type F

Forgot to clean the crap out of this cube. Sorry.

Resistance to pops: 9
Resistance to lock ups: 8.5
Ability to cut corners: 10
Speed: 8
Average score: 8.88
Overall score: C- to A

Weight: Light
Need to break in: No
Feel: Smooth, Quiet
Best Tension: Average

Comments: If you only looked at the scores, it would easily be the best cube out there. It really does not get much better than this. But get this: this cube deteriorates. Yes, the cube becomes slow over time. In about half a year, the cube feels like there’s glue in it (exaggeration). A weird feeling indeed. That is why the low end of the overall score is C-. This cube seems to react much better to liquid lubricant (the ones that comes in dropper bottles and JSKs) than to silicone. The Type F is the only cube on this review list that uses pillowed cubies. HowtoCube on Youtube has reviewed Type F's. They apparently bought a lot of them and found out that the blue Type F is better than the rest for some reason. Unfortunately, their review has not shed any light of the Type F's deterioration problem.

Here are some personal experiences. I have bought three Type Fs and they all turned to crap within a year. Same thing happened to my friends’ Type F. My friend had two Type Fs. One was lubed with silicone and the other with the liquid lubricant. Both were shitty, but the one lubed with silicone was shittier. My own Type F turned to crap when I lubed it with silicone. I never understood why they deteriorated. I have received two main answers from different people. The first possible explanation is that the company that manufactures Type Fs uses a “miracle lubricant” that we are not able to get a hold of. As a result, the standard stuff that we use messes the cube up. The second possible explanation is that the quality of the plastic is subpar and deteriorates over time, consequently deteriorating the cube. Has anyone else had this problem?

Where to buy: Cube4You, 9spuzzles, RubikFans (Ebay)

C4U Cube


Resistance to pops: 9.5
Resistance to lock ups: 8
Ability to cut corners: 8
Speed: 9
Average score: 8.38
Overall score: B to A-

Weight: Heavy
Need to break in: No
Feel: Smooth, Noisy
Best Tension: Tight

Comments: This is Cube4You’s very own cube. This cube has the widest color selection of all cubes. They come in a whopping 21 colors. I have heard very mixed feelings about it, but it's really not a bad cube. Many people have complained about how easy this cube pops or jams but please note that this cube does better at tighter tension settings. At tight settings the frequency of lock ups and pops decrease significantly with a slight sacrifice in corner cutting. The frame is good for hybrids, I found out. The stickers are about the same quality as storebought stickers. Not sure if this is actually the case, but the plastic feels very high quality. There are caps for cavities in the edge pieces making it quite smooth. HowtoCube has bought about 20 of these cubes and have found them to be very consistent cubes.

Where to buy: Cube4You, DealExtreme, HKNowStore

JSK Clone


Resistance to pops: 8.5
Resistance to lock ups: 8
Ability to cut corners: 8.5
Speed: 9
Average score: 8.5
Overall score: B to A-

Weight: Average
Need to break in: No
Feel: Smooth, Noisy
Best Tension: Average

Comments: I really like the feel of this cube. It's like a Type C that jams less and feels a lot smoother. The springs are like the C4U Cube springs so that means that cube does not come with washers. If tension settings on this cube is too loose, it will pop and jam a lot so keep it average to tight. There has been reports of the screws unscrewing themselves, but you can fix that by strengthening the linings in the core with crazy glue or other chemicals specialized for this.

Where to buy: Cube4You, HKNowStore


Rubik’s Cubes
Rubik’s Storebought


Resistance to pops: 10-9.5
Resistance to lock ups: 2.5-7
Ability to cut corners: 3-8
Speed: 7-8.5
Final score: 6.25-8.25
Overall score: D- to B

Weight: Very Heavy
Need to break in: YES
Feel: Smooth, Noisy
Best Tension: Not Applicable

Comments: Okay the rating needs a little explaining. The first number is the score of the cube prior to breaking in, but with silicone. The second number is the score after completely breaking the cube in. This cube is probably the most variable cube in the sense that some are great right out of the box while others are really, really bad. Some have assured me that the 25th Anniversary Cube and the Icon Cube are better than the storebought.

Where to buy: ToysRUs, Rubiks.com, Cube4You, 9spuzzles, and many other places

Rubiks.com DIY*


Resistance to pops: Heard that it sometimes pops.
Resistance to lock ups: Heard that it is not that prone to lockups.
Ability to cut corners: Heard that it cuts corners pretty well.
Speed: HowtoCube has mentioned that this cube is very hard to turn even in loose settings.
Average score:
Overall score: No Comment

Weight: No Comment
Need to break in: Probably yes
Feel: No Comment
Best Tension: Probably average

Comments: I have heard very mixed feelings about this cube. One thing is for sure though and that is the center caps keep on falling off. HowtoCube thinks this is a pretty bad cube. Apparently, the legendary Nakajima Yu exclusively uses Rubiks.com DIYs or mods that use it. Erik Akkersdijk also used a Rubiks.com DIY frame and Type B cubies hybrid to accomplish a new world record of 7.08 seconds.

Where to buy: Rubiks.com

Japanese Speedcubing Kit (JSK)**


Resistance to pops: I have heard that it never pops. But I have also heard that it pops all the time and that if you tighten it, the cube will not turn.
Resistance to lock ups: Most people will agree that it sometimes locks up. But I have also heard that it is not that prone to lockups.
Ability to cut corners: Heard that it cuts corners pretty well.
Speed: Probably pretty speedy.
Average score:
Overall score: No Comment

Weight: No Comment
Need to break in: No Comment
Feel: No Comment
Best Tension: Probably average

Comments: I have heard very mixed feelings about this cube as well. I know I have said this about quite a few cubes, but I mean it this time. I have heard that the JSK is the best cube in the world and that it is capable of superb performance without any lubrication at all. But I have also heard from Vryon that he hated the JSK… all 15 of them XD.

Where to buy: Tribox, ToysRUs

Studio Cube*


Resistance to pops: No Comment
Resistance to lock ups: No Comment
Ability to cut corners: No Comment
Speed: No Comment
Average score:
Overall score: No Comment

Weight: Probably very heavy
Need to break in: No Comment
Feel: No Comment
Best Tension: No Comment

Comments: I have absolutely no information on this cube. Clearly not a very popular cube. Made in Hungary. Very expensive. According to the picture, seems to be a DIY. HowtoCube has mentioned that the center caps are put on really tightly. Anway, notice the slotted screws... cool huh?

Where to buy: Cube4You, Puzzleproz


Korean Cubes
Edison Cube


Resistance to pops: 9.5
Resistance to lock ups: 9
Ability to cut corners: 10
Speed: 6.5
Average score: 8.75
Overall score: B to A-

Weight: Very Heavy
Need to break in: Yes
Feel: Rough, Noisy
Best Tension: Tight

Comments: Excellent cube in general. A little overpriced due to its inaccessibility. Many have appreciated the durability of its stickers. The plastic used for the cubies is textured. I do not think many people will disagree. Apparently, it needs break in before it reaches its full potential. The texture will wear off and become smoother when you work the cube a little. It's still a great cube even if you don't break it in though.

Where to buy: Tribox

Joy Cube*


Resistance to pops: No Comment.
Resistance to lock ups: Heard that it locks up quite a bit. But also heard that it can cut corners fine with correct tensioning and lube.
Ability to cut corners: No Comment
Speed: No Comment
Average score:
Overall score:No Comment

Weight: I heard that this cube is very light.
Need to break in: No Comment
Feel: No Comment
Best Tension: No Comment

Comments: Widely recommended for one-handed cubing because of its light weight.

Where to buy: Tribox

Conclusion
For beginners, Types A, C, and D (with A core) are affordable, accessible, and great cubes for building up speed. They are also cubes that will help you choose the right type of cube to buy when you get better.

For more advanced speedcubers, you basically have to choose you're the type of characteristics that optimize your performance and go with it. Some people are accurate turners and as a result, do not need cubes that are less likely to pop. Others prefer cubes that they can be rough with.

Here is the top three for each characteristic:
Resistance to pops: to redo
Resistance to lock ups:
Ability to cut corners:
Speed:

The top 3 cubes with the highest average score are:
1. to redo
2.
3.


These are all great cubes:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.


Now for the most blatantly subjective section: personal recommendations. todo

My main cube(s): New Type A III, New Type A II
My secondary cube(s): JSK Clone, Type C

An Invitation
I would like to invite anyone who feels that I have “misgraded”, “miscommented”, or misinformed to please let me know. I do not claim to be well informed on all the cubes mentioned in this thread, especially those that I have no tried out. But please keep in mind that I cannot impress everyone. I will listen to all criticism, but I will only make changes agreeable to the general public. This is my last attempt keep these reviews objective.

Closing Remarks
to redo
Family photo. TEE HEE!
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stinkocheeze

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Can a mod scratch out " Clarification of type A." please? I've decided to get rid of that part.
 

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Will come back with a list later, but first is that you should change the cube names to the standard naming system for the alpha cubes.
 

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Missing cubes:

Dayan:
- Dayan
- Guhong
- Lingyun

MF8:
- Legend (thank danthecuber for the correction)


Mini cubes:
- Maru mini
- the one from Zhisheng
- QJ mini
- sooo many, needa some more research

Alpha:
- Alpha IV-f
- Alpha V-f
- Alpha CC

Type C:
- Type C II
- Type C III


YJ:
see this thread


Random cubes:

- Clown cube
- Guojia cube and 夢幻魔方 ("Dream cube", known as the Daiso cube/Sky cube in Korea)
- Edison clone
- Yuxin cube (first Zhisheng 3x3)
- JSK clone (aka Zhisheng-II)
- Maru 3x3
- Shengshou
- Ghosthand
- etc etc, you could never find them all. Anyone can walk into a OEM factory in China with a storebought and start making clones of it.






Corrections:


ALPHA

- Alpha VI/ Haiyan's Haiyan
It's either Alpha Haiyan or Haiyan's cube.
Never call it an A6, because the actual A6 is yet to come



-New Alpha I (first model)
-New Alpha II (second model)
-New Alpha III (third model)

I suggest using the standard naming system with the -f suffix to avoid confusion.


Type C

-C (1.5, need more research)

see here: http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?18578


Type D

- D-ii? (moar research

See here: http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?20730




Mini Cubes

-Micro A?more research
-Mini A? more research

Called Alpha Mini 5.2 and Alpha Mini 4.6
 
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