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xyzzy

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That would be really nice, it might spark up the movement for kilo/kibi to be an official event again.
Although I hope they would do a center/edge magnet scheme, since there's never much contact between corners or corner/edge in kilominxes.
There's a gap between the corners, yes, but the corner/edge contact in a kilominx is exactly the same as in a megaminx. It's only a question of whether there's space in the pieces to place the magnets.
 

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New 2x2 Megaminx from QiYi! Definitely looks promising!

Immediately reminded me of the ShengShou Kilominx. I'm wondering if it will have the same design. I honestly hope not, but we'll see. I wonder if it will come in stickerless eventually.

I couldn't upload a photo as the screenshots were too big, so I have uploaded a link to the instagram post below.
http://instagr.am/p/CBffsx2DJ5Z/
I'm very excited for this one, my shengshou is actually pretty good compared to other kibiminxes I have tried but It's still pretty bad compared to megaminx hardware. Maybe this one could replace my main!
 

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Why can't it just be magnetized like a 2x2?
Consider two adjacent corner pieces; the internal sides that face each other are not parallel (remember, it's a dodecahedron, not a cube), so unless you can place the magnets at the very edge and the edge pieces are very thin, the magnets will be separated by a large distance and hence have a much smaller effect (less added stability, less alignment snap).
 

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Consider two adjacent corner pieces; the internal sides that face each other are not parallel (remember, it's a dodecahedron, not a cube), so unless you can place the magnets at the very edge and the edge pieces are very thin, the magnets will be separated by a large distance and hence have a much smaller effect (less added stability, less alignment snap).
I guess that makes sense but you could surely just use stronger magnets at the very tip of the edge and it would make it a whole lot easier than trying to squeeze magnets into the edges inside. I have noticed on alot of cubes recently that the magnets are very small (like 3x1) and they still aren't weak.
 

xyzzy

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I guess that makes sense but you could surely just use stronger magnets at the very tip of the edge and it would make it a whole lot easier than trying to squeeze magnets into the edges inside. I have noticed on alot of cubes recently that the magnets are very small (like 3x1) and they still aren't weak.
Perhaps! With corner-corner magnetisation, there would be 10 pairs of magnets holding the layer in, so 3×1 ought to be strong enough. (The Galaxy v2 M already uses 3×1 and it has only 5 pairs of magnets per layer; it also has thinned plastic, though, so it's not directly comparable.)
 
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I'm A Cuber

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The design looks a bit like Gan's piece design on their stickered cubes.
edit: it looks a lot like Gan's design, the magnets are looking exactly like Gan's.
It also looks like a cheap Valk box
 

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More info about the QiYi kilo is out on their Instagram. It seems like it turns okay, but not a significant amount better than my meilong. We’ll have to wait and check out some reviews of it, because I don’t want to spend another weekend magnetizing another kilominx (it’s a long painful process).
 

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Mr M V2 3x3:
LanLan Clover Octahedron:
And the most exciting of these new releases, TC finally has the qiyi cube stands in stock:
 
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