# The Ultimate Review

#### brododragon

##### Member
The premise is this thread is simple. Somebody posts a review on this thread, then it gets put in the thread in the correct section.

Use this format to post a review:
Name:
Price:
Magnets: # of settings, how to adjust?
Speed: How fast?
Stability: How stable?
Additional notes: How do the magnets feel/How strong, How much locking, Corner Cutting, feel, etc.

Note: You can make any additional notes (or even none) you want. If a particular note would be better in it's own section (magnets:, screws:, etc.), please make it it's own section.

Note #2: You don't have to perfectly follow the format. Try to stay very close, though.

Yet Another Note: I know this goes without saying, but you can choose how to format lube reviews.

If you don’t like someone’s review, you can post what you think should change along with what and where the review is. If enough people agree (through likes or otherwise), it will get changed.

You can also just post another review, and both reviews will be displayed.

Random note: I accidentally deleted this halfway through and have had to rewrite it .

Thanks to @WarriorCatCuber for inspiring this. Here's the post.

price: you can't give a price to pain
stabilitly: you had to bring this up didn't you?
cornercutting: i wish this had sticker so then i could peel them off and actually solve this stupid piece of trash!

rating: 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

its even better than the unkown fake rubiks brand!

if you want to quit, get one of it here

@DerpBoiMoon
Summry: A bunch of kids wantin better prices

@DerpBoiMoon

Summary: A bunch of kids wanting better prices that can't spell

@ProStar
Price: $999.99 + shipping and handling from me Shades: Black, with an unusual color scheme Magnets: None Tensions: None Springs: None Speed: _______*cube*__________________________________________________________________________________________________________*sloth* Stability: Unbelievably stable Corner Cutting: Corner cutting is slightly over 0.1 degrees, reverse corner cutting is a little under 0 degrees Pops: Doesn't pop. At all. Corner twisting: Never corner twists. Before/After Setup: OOTB, the cube sucks. After hours of setup, which included adding magnets, springs, lube, and a proper color scheme, the cube sucked and I was poor. @ProStar Price:$2.76 + $3.97 shipping + tax on Amazon (not prime eligible) Shades: Black with tiles Magnets: None Tensions: None Springs: None Speed: Doesn't turn Stability: Unbelievably stable Corner Cutting: Doesn't turn Pops: The entire red layer pops off constantly Corner twisting: Never corner twists. Candy holding ability: Top notch Notes: The inside is metal, so the candy will be rattling around. Before/After Setup: OOTB, the cube has a serious popping problem. The entire red side would constantly just fall off. After extensive setup, I was unable to fix the problem. Trying duct tape soon. @ProStar Price:$9.99
Magnets: Trash
Tensions: Trash
Springs: Trash
Pins: Trash
Speed: Trash
Stability: Trash
Candy holding ability: Trash, candy cube is much better. The clock usually stops working when I put candy in it

Overall Thoughts: Trash

@ProStar
literraly the worst thing in the world and i prefer a rubiks brand over
Price: $USD + shipping Speed: So fast it can turn faster than gan x! it turns so fast it looks like it doesn't even turn (i wonder why) Stablity: Most stable cube ive ever seen! it pops only like when you try to turn, which is much better than a gts3m Corner cutting: it's so amazing the cube actually makes me feel like cutting the corner I recommend this to anyone who wants to quit cubing, definately for cubers. @DerpBoiMoon Pro's Good customer service, ships fast? Con Lack of stock Pro's Sells stickers stocks almost any puzzle Good reward system Cheap prices Good customer service Con's They always discontinue customline for some reason Price: £7 at Amazon for a 50cc bottle Example cube: Moyu Aolong v2 After lubing: Became much smoother, slightly faster, and also cornercut better, like 50-55 degrees, and line to line reverse. Would recommend. If you want to slow down your puzzle, go with 50K. If you want to speed it up, go with 10K. If you just want improved cornercutting, slightly more speed, and smoothness, to with this. @PetrusQuber Price: 35AUD Magnets: Strong Tensions: Many options (general gan stuff) Speed: Very fast Stability: Quite unstable but magnets help Note: I use this as my main ever since I lost my Valk2m and I can achieve my average with this cube. It is very fast but slightly uncontrollable, and overall I would say that this is my favourite 2x2 since my Cubicle labs xinghen m which disappeared about 6 months ago. @alexiscubing Price:$24
Magnets: Very weak, barley noticeable
Tensions: Screws
Speed: Moderate
Stability: Meh
Additional notes: Terrible on loose tensions, ok corner cutting, bad on tight and medium tensions, DO NOT GET THIS CUBE

@Cubingcubecuber
Price: $18 Magnets: Very strong and bumpy Tensions: GES, only one though Springs: Not adjustable Speed: Slow/Medium Stability: Very stable Additional notes: Very small, frosted plastic is slippery. @Cubingcubecuber Price:$16
Magnets: Weak
Tensions: Screws
Speed: Very fast
Stability: Fine

@Cubingcubecuber
Price: $7 Magnets: Medium Tensions: Screws Springs: Not adjustable Speed: Very fast Stability: Moderate Additional notes: Light, good corner cutting @Cubingcubecuber Price:$27
Magnets: Strong
Tensions: Screws
Speed: Moderate/Fast
Stability: Pretty stable
Additional notes: Really good for older cubers

@Cubingcubecuber
Name: Valk 2M
Price: $20 Magnets: Strong Tensions: Screws Springs: Unscrewing the screws and physically swapping the springs Speed: Moderate/Fast Stability: Exceptionally stable Additional notes: Very heavy feeling @Cubingcubecuber Price:$18.95 on SCS with discount codes
Magnets: Light or Strong(1 setting for each type of cube)
Tensions: Screws (duh)
Springs: (dunno)
Speed: Vroom vroom
Stability: Stable
Corner Cutting: Corner cutting is over 45 degrees, reverse corner cutting is a little under 45 degrees
Pops: Doesn't pop, it's a ball core
Corner twisting: Occasionally corner twists, you won't have to worry about DNFs though.

@ProStar
Price: $10 Magnets: Medium Tensions: Screws Springs: Unscrewing the screws and physically swapping the springs Speed: Medium Stability: Very stable Additional notes: Exceptional corner cutting @Cubingcubecuber Price: 9.95 USD Magnets: There are 2 settings, to change you need to take out the stock ones Tensions: To adjust tensions, use a screwdriver Springs: Take out the screw get other springs insert put back in screw Speed: Very fast, a little too fast for me(I just started 2x2) Stability: The cube constantly corner twists and has popped (though it's still on the loose stock tensions) Additional notes: The cube has great effortless cornercuting, and hardly locks. The magnets feel like the GT3M which is fairly strong. It's a great budget cube for beginners and advanced 2x2 solvers. @DerpBoiMoon Speed: Fast Stability: Stable Corner Cutting: Average Note: Horrible sticker quality. Plz get stickerless. @Parity Nightmare Speed: Slow Stability: Flexible Corner Cutting: Good Note: MF3RS3 is the same thing but faster maybe you want that. @Parity Nightmare Speed: Average Stability: Average Corner Cutting: Average Note: This is the only cube with magnets. Very cool if you want to try magnets @Parity Nightmare Price: A lot of money Magnets: 4 different setting (null,weak,medium,strong) Tensions: Cannot be changed Spring: Take out center cap take out spring, swap Speed: Fast Stability: Has anti-pop and no corner twists Note: I don't actually like it, I prefer the GTS3M over it @DerpBoiMoon Price: £10 in most stores Magnets: None Tensions: Screws but can’t adjust Springs: Can’t take out Speed: Medium Stability: Never pops, never cornertwists Side notes: Horrible crunchy noise after breaking in, almost no cornercutting, don’t buy if you’re a speedcuber. @PetrusQuber Price: £14 at KewbzUk Magnets: None Tensions: Screws, unscrew with screw driver Springs: Unscrew screw, take out springs Speed: Medium Stability: Never pops and cornertwists rarely under good tensions Sidenotes: Cornercutting is pretty good, standard for cubes back in the day. 45ish, around 25 reverse. Lube makes it better. Sounds fine. @PetrusQuber Price:$7.60 on The Cubicle with discount code
Magnets: Weak, probably could be a bit stronger tbh
Speed: Not extremely fast, not slow either
Stability: Stable
Corner Cutting: Corner cutting is not great, probably 30-35 degrees, reverse corner cutting is ok, maybe like 25-30
Pops: Never pops on factory tensions
Corner twisting: I've used it for 2 months amd only got 1 corner twist
Lock ups: It locks up a bit but it isnt a huge problem

@ChocoBlocko
Price: 59.95 USD
Magnets: 3 settings, adjustable on the edges
Tensions: Numerical
Springs: Numerical
Speed: Medium
Stability: Very Stable

@WarriorCatCuber
Price: 44.95 USD
Magnets: Magnetic center caps, centers and edges. 3 settings, adjustable by changing the center caps
Tensions: Screws
Springs: You can change the springs (3 settings), but you must take the screws out every time
Speed: Medium
Stability: Pretty Stable

@WarriorCatCuber
Price: 19.95 USD
Magnets: 2 settings, adjustable on the edges
Tensions: Screws
Springs: Numerical
Speed: Fast
Stability: Not Very Stable
Additional Notes: Smooth, magnets are weak (but proportional to the cube)
@WarriorCatCuber
Price: 29.95 USD
Magnets: WR: Weak (1 setting), GTS3: Strong (1 setting)
Tensions: Screws
Springs: Numerical
Speed: Fast
Stability: Extremely stable

@WarriorCatCuber
Price: £23 at KewbzUK
Tensions: Screwdriver
Springs: Unscrew screw, take spring out
Speed: Extremely fast
Stability:Almost never lockups pretty much, no pops, one or two corner twists in several thousand solves. All lockups or catches are from my inaccuracy.
Sidenotes: When lubed cornercutting around 50-55, reverse 30. Really fast, magnets are fine, heavier ones wouldn’t fit the light turning style. Light and airy cube.

@PetrusQuber
Valk Power M
Price: £28 at KewbzUK
Tensions: Screwdriver
Springs: Unscrew screw, take spring out
Speed: Fast enough, not uber fast, but good
Stability: Really stable. A pretty blocky cube, very controllable with the medium speed and magnets. You’ll never overshoot with this or lockup pretty much. No pops so far, corner twists seem impossible to so in a solve, doing it physically is pretty hard
Sidenotes: Cornercutting a standard 50ish for effective use, reverse line to line. Nice for
people who don’t like the super fast, light uncontrollable cubes. Heavier than most, but not too noticeable.

@PetrusQuber
Price: 64 in Australia, 42.99 in america
Magnets: about medium, most importanantly suits the way the cube turns
Tensions: easy to change, can't go wrong with a classic screw.
Size: 59 mms, perfect size for me, a lot nice than my 61 mm GTS2M
Speed: About medium, not extremely fast or slow. Its my friends so its not setup the way I would set it up.
Stability: Its a modern cube, doesn't pop, Corner cutting is pretty good, no corner twists
Feeling: Clicky, not as bubbly as the GTS2M, still bubbly, sound is quite high pithced,
Note: I haven't used this extensively, but Feliks uses it and I can tell it is a very good puzzle. personally I prefer the GTS2M over this. If there was a puzzle that felt like a Gts2m but was the size of the WRM I would main it without a thought

@gan 356 X
Price: $12.95 on SCS Shades: Black, White, Stickerless Magnets: None Tensions: Screws, pop of the center caps to tension Springs: Working ones Speed: Good Stability: Good Corner Cutting: Corner cuts 1 3/4 cubies, reverse corner cutting about 1/2 a cubie Pops: I've had a couple pops, but should be okay if you aren't rough Corner twisting: Haven't had a corner twist yet Lockups: I do have some lockups, but part of that is probably my lack of setting it up @ProStar Price: 39.95 USD Magnets: No settings/adjustments Tensioning: screw Springs: Take out the screw, take off the original springs, put new springs on screw, screw the screw p) back into the core Speed: Perfect for me, but maybe too slow for others Stability: Very good Additional notes: Magnets are stronger on the middle layers than outers @BenChristman1 Price: £9 on KewbzUK Magnets: None Tensions: Screw and springs, pry away center pieces, adjust with screwdriver Springs: Unscrew screw, take out center pieces, pull out centre tube with springs in Speed: Slow-medium Stability: No corner twists or pops so far Sidenotes: It’s fine as a beginner puzzle, just be aware speed is not great, factory tensions are pretty tight, and corner cutting is not the best. But cut it some slack. It’s nine pounds. @PetrusQuber Price: 49.95 USD Magnets: No settings/adjustments Tensioning: screw Springs: Take out the screw, take off the original springs, put new springs on screw, screw the screw p) back into the core Speed: Perfect for me, but maybe too slow for others Stability: Very good Additional notes: Basically feels like the Valk 4 Price 34.00 AUD from Daily Puzzles or 21.99 from The cubicle. Amazing for what you get Shades: Amazing, easy to distinguish, these new MGC shades might be my favourite I have seen Magnets: Uncustomisable, medium to strong, inners slightly stronger Tensions: Classic screw, spring and washer. Easy enough to adjust if you have patience. Its a 5x5 anyway Springs: Comes with extra set of springs and washers, I have mine lubed with weight 5 Speed: Pretty fast whilst remaining controllable. Again inners slightly slower Stability: Pretty stable, I have my MGC tightening about half a turn or so, even then it forward corner cuts a piece and a half on tighter tensions. Hasn't popped in all my time with it Corner twisting: Doesn't happen on big cubes Feel: Faster than the MGC 6x6, bubbly, crispy, but not so much as its bigger brother. Feels quite snappy on the outer layers. This is how it feels OOTB with factory lube. I will lube with my own setup after my comp One thing that I do find slightly troublesome is that it does catch a bit when I am turning, but that is not common and is probably because I am not great at big cubes Overall thoughts: Great cube, amazing price, my collection is filling with MGCs. 9.5/10. @GAN 356 X Price:$8.51 on SCS with discount code JPerm
Magnets: None
Tensions: Screws, pop of the center cap to tension
Springs: Working ones
Speed: Good
Stability: Good
Corner Cutting: Corner cuts 1 cubie, reverse corner cutting isn't great
Pops: Typically won't pop, unless you are very inaccurate with turning and try to force big corner cuts
Corner twisting: Never corner twists.

@ProStar
Personal note from @ProStar to Dylan and Cameron: I expect that advertising royalty check in the mail soon.
Nothing here
Nothing here
Price: 9USD, 15AUD
Magnets: Strong but nice
Tensions: Easy to change
Size: Average pyra size (good)
Stability: Really good but tips fall off 1 in 20 solves.
Feeling: Really smooth and nice
Note: The frosted feeling looks weird but helps a lot with gripping the puzzle, I prefer practicing on this to the bell and am getting better stackmat times because picking up the puzzle is great. I average 4 on it compared to 4.5 on the bell.
Price: $30 Magnets: Medium Tensions: Screws Springs: Not adjustable Speed: Medium/Slowish Stability: Very stable Additional notes: Smooth, good corner cutting @Cubingcubecuber Price:$10
Magnets: Strong/Medium(I added magnets into the edges)
Tensions: Screws
Speed: Very fast
Stability: Stable

@Cubingcubecuber
Price : 9.95 USD
Magnets : Strong magnets, are noticeable while solving
Tensions : No adjustable tensions. Can't get the corner caps off
Speed : Turns very fast
Stability : Doesn't really feel stable
Extra notes : Corner cuts right under 45. Try 45 or over, and it will pop. I would recommend this cube, but you have to be ready not to have any costumisation

@WarriorCatCuber
Price : 9.95 USD
Magnets : No magnets (I should add some the pins always fall lol)
Speed : Now that I added cherry bomb lubricant, it turns fast
Stability : You can't really have stability on clock
Additional notes : The pins lock up a lot, I would not recommend it. It looks like something you'd buy at the dollar store. The shell could easily crack, you must be careful. You should probably buy a custom or angstrom clock if you want to be any good. Very disappointed.

@WarriorCatCuber

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Valk 2 M

@DerpBoiMoon

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#### brododragon

##### Member
I changed the format a little. The existing ones are fine, though.
If a particular note would be better in it's own section (magnets:, screws:, etc.), please make it it's own section.

#### brododragon

##### Member
Valk 5 M:
Tensioning: screw
Springs: Take out the screw, take off the original springs, put new springs on screw, screw the screw p) back into the core
Speed: Perfect for me, but maybe too slow for others
Stability: Very good
Additional notes: Basically feels like the Valk 4 (from what I've heard, I'm getting it in a couple days*)

@BenChristman1

*You don't have to include the part in the parenthesis
Remember the price.

Edit: Thanks for all of the activity so far!

#### Cubingcubecuber

##### Member
Name : Cyclone boys magnetic skewb
Magnets : Strong magnets, are noticeable while solving
Tensions : No adjustable tensions. Can't get the corner caps off
Speed : Turns very fast
Stability : Doesn't really feel stable
Extra notes : Corner cuts right under 45. Try 45 or over, and it will pop. I would recommend this cube, but you have to be ready not to have any costumisation

@WarriorCatCuber
I could get the corners off of mine. Maybe you are using the corner corners, not the center corners?

#### ProStar

##### Member
Rubik's 3x3 (1980s)

Price: $999.99 + shipping and handling from me Shades: Black, with an unusual color scheme Magnets: None Tensions: None Springs: None Speed: _______*cube*__________________________________________________________________________________________________________*sloth* Stability: Unbelievably stable Corner Cutting: Corner cutting is slightly over 0.1 degrees, reverse corner cutting is a little under 0 degrees Pops: Doesn't pop. At all. Corner twisting: Never corner twists. Before/After Setup: OOTB, the cube sucks. After hours of setup, which included adding magnets, springs, lube, and a proper color scheme, the cube sucked and I was poor. #### ProStar ##### Member Rubik's Candy Cube 3x3 Price:$2.76 + $3.97 shipping + tax on Amazon (not prime eligible) Shades: Black with tiles Magnets: None Tensions: None Springs: None Speed: Doesn't turn Stability: Unbelievably stable Corner Cutting: Doesn't turn Pops: The entire red layer pops off constantly Corner twisting: Never corner twists. Candy holding ability: Top notch Notes: The inside is metal, so the candy will be rattling around. Before/After Setup: OOTB, the cube has a serious popping problem. The entire red side would constantly just fall off. After extensive setup, I was unable to fix the problem. Trying duct tape soon. I hear it isn’t too bad, but the mass produced ones were. Mine is worse than those dollar store cubes with the playing card logos on them #### ProStar ##### Member Another review for the LingAo clock Price:$9.99
Magnets: Trash
Tensions: Trash
Springs: Trash
Pins: Trash
Speed: Trash
Stability: Trash
Candy holding ability: Trash, candy cube is much better. The clock usually stops working when I put candy in it

Overall Thoughts: Trash

#### GAN 356 X

##### Member
MGC 5x5
Price 34.00 AUD from Daily Puzzles or 21.99 from The cubicle. Amazing for what you get
Shades: Amazing, easy to distinguish, these new MGC shades might be my favourite I have seen
Magnets: Uncustomisable, medium to strong, inners slightly stronger
Tensions: Classic screw, spring and washer. Easy enough to adjust if you have patience. Its a 5x5 anyway
Springs: Comes with extra set of springs and washers, I have mine lubed with weight 5
Speed: Pretty fast whilst remaining controllable. Again inners slightly slower
Stability: Pretty stable, I have my MGC tightening about half a turn or so, even then it forward corner cuts a piece and a half on tighter tensions. Hasn't popped in all my time with it
Corner twisting: Doesn't happen on big cubes
Feel: Faster than the MGC 6x6, bubbly, crispy, but not so much as its bigger brother. Feels quite snappy on the outer layers. This is how it feels OOTB with factory lube. I will lube with my own setup after my comp

One thing that I do find slightly troublesome is that it does catch a bit when I am turning, but that is not common and is probably because I am not great at big cubes

Overall thoughts: Great cube, amazing price, my collection is filling with MGCs. 9.5/10

Gan 356 X

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#### brododragon

##### Member
Rubik's 3x3 (1980s)

Price: $999.99 + shipping and handling from me Shades: Black, with an unusual color scheme Magnets: None Tensions: None Springs: None Speed: _______*cube*__________________________________________________________________________________________________________*sloth* Stability: Unbelievably stable Corner Cutting: Corner cutting is slightly over 0.1 degrees, reverse corner cutting is a little under 0 degrees Pops: Doesn't pop. At all. Corner twisting: Never corner twists. Before/After Setup: OOTB, the cube sucks. After hours of setup, which included adding magnets, springs, lube, and a proper color scheme, the cube sucked and I was poor. Rubik's Candy Cube 3x3 Price:$2.76 + $3.97 shipping + tax on Amazon (not prime eligible) Shades: Black with tiles Magnets: None Tensions: None Springs: None Speed: Doesn't turn Stability: Unbelievably stable Corner Cutting: Doesn't turn Pops: The entire red layer pops off constantly Corner twisting: Never corner twists. Candy holding ability: Top notch Notes: The inside is metal, so the candy will be rattling around. Before/After Setup: OOTB, the cube has a serious popping problem. The entire red side would constantly just fall off. After extensive setup, I was unable to fix the problem. Trying duct tape soon. Amazing. There is now a joke section in 3x3 (while I know these aren't jokes, mere mortals won't understand). Just remember your name at the end. Edit: Do you want joke sections in other puzzles' sections? #### WarriorCatCuber ##### Member as a serious popping problem. The entire red side would constantly just fall off. After extensive setup, I was unable to fix the problem. Trying duct tape soon. I could get the corners off of mine. Maybe you are using the corner corners, not the center corners? how ? I took the cube apart to make sure they were the right corners. #### brododragon ##### Member Made another change regarding the actual posts. Please do this now (only if I've liked it). Once I (@brododragon) have liked your review, deleted it (unless you're especially attached to it). You don't have to delete anything that's not a review. It just helps me keep things clean and keeps comments from getting drowned out. #### ProStar ##### Member I vote you make a section called "Hardcore, brutal reviews that give no mercy" and put the candy cube, clock, and old rubiks brans reviews I did in there Yuxin Cloud 5x5 Price:$8.51 on SCS with discount code JPerm
Magnets: None
Tensions: Screws, pop of the center cap to tension
Springs: Working ones
Speed: Good
Stability: Good
Corner Cutting: Corner cuts 1 cubie, reverse corner cutting isn't great
Pops: Typically won't pop, unless you are very inaccurate with turning and try to force big corner cuts
Corner twisting: Never corner twists.

To Dylan and Cameron: I expect that advertising royalty check in the mail soon

#### GAN 356 X

##### Member
MGC 5x5
Price 34.00 AUD from Daily Puzzles or 21.99 from The cubicle. Amazing for what you get
Shades: Amazing, easy to distinguish, these new MGC shades might be my favourite I have seen
Magnets: Uncustomisable, medium to strong, inners slightly stronger
Tensions: Classic screw, spring and washer. Easy enough to adjust if you have patience. Its a 5x5 anyway
Springs: Comes with extra set of springs and washers, I have mine lubed with weight 5
Speed: Pretty fast whilst remaining controllable. Again inners slightly slower
Stability: Pretty stable, I have my MGC tightening about half a turn or so, even then it forward corner cuts a piece and a half on tighter tensions. Hasn't popped in all my time with it
Corner twisting: Doesn't happen on big cubes
Feel: Faster than the MGC 6x6, bubbly, crispy, but not so much as its bigger brother. Feels quite snappy on the outer layers. This is how it feels OOTB with factory lube. I will lube with my own setup after my comp

One thing that I do find slightly troublesome is that it does catch a bit when I am turning, but that is not common and is probably because I am not great at big cubes

Overall thoughts: Great cube, amazing price, my collection is filling with MGCs. 9.5/10

Gan 356 X
Made another change regarding the actual posts. Please do this now (only if I've liked it).
Can you change the review so it says my username down the bottom? I forgot to add it. tThanks