V-Cubes!

Jason Baum

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I went to the local DHL place and picked up my 5x5x5 and 7x7x7 a few hours ago! I can't believe it, I finally own a V-Cube 5x5x5, 6x6x6, and 7x7x7! The 5x5x5 is incredible! Right out of the box, it is by far better than any 5x5x5 I've ever had (for the record, I have four Rubik's 5x5x5s including a limited edition one with adjustable centers, and two Eastsheen 5x5x5s). I can't wait to see how this thing will feel after some breaking in. And I literally can't believe how nice the 7x7x7 is. Again, right out of the box, everything turns so smoothly. It is better than anything I possibly could have expected. I'm especially amazed at how smoothly the outer layers turn... just incredible. If I had to rank the three puzzles in terms of how they move, it would be 1) 5x5x5, 2) 7x7x7, 3)6x6x6. My 6x6x6 is still getting better though, so that may change in a few weeks.

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No,

On cube like 666, no piece of the structure can be seen outside of the cube. So you need a system to keep the structure algined with outside pieces. On V-cube, this system is based on clips whitch is a bad idea.

You should have seen that sometime the cube cannot turn in the direction you want. In these case, It means that the structure is misaligned with the rest of the cube. Only one direction work and a move in this direction will realign the structure.

The cube will never be better on this point and will alway have this clic sensation. The mecanism is bad.

It will be the same for 4x4x4, 8x8x8, 10x10x10 and 2x2x2 . Maybe a next version will fix this problem. A better solution is an asymetric structure, it don't make clic clic and don't misalign. It's what eastsheen and rubik do witj theyre revenges cubes.

Anyway, 5x5x5 and 7x7x7 are realy good ! The 5x5x5 is better than rubik and eastsheen ones.

Jason Baum

Member
I need some help with the 7x7x7... I was solving it and one of the centers popped... if you look at the 5x5 grid the centers make and think of it as a 5x5x5 cube, it would be one of the outer wings. Is there an easy way to pop this back in, and if not, what is the easiest/safest way to disassembe this cube? I tried just forcing it back in but it wasn't working, and I didn't want to apply too much force. Any help is appreciated!

EDIT: Disregard this post, Hadley helped me out with this. Thanks Hadley!

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Erik

Member
Wow,
V-cubes service is ridicilous! I said that one piece was broken, and informed them that the centrecaps of the 7x7 tend to get off a lot.
So I got this huge envalope with in it the spare part :-D so fast!!
Thank you V-cubes

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Sebastien

maybe celebrity bonus? ;-)

I ordered 3 5x5, 3 6x6 and 3 7x7 for me and 2 friends. The cubes arrived a week ago. Unfortunatly one of the 5x5-center screws was broken (fortunatly not at my cube ;-) ). I sent them an E-Mail directly and received an answer on monday in which they asked me to send them I picture, what I did immediatly. Since then I received no answer :-(

RobinBloehm

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maybe celebrity bonus? ;-)

I ordered 3 5x5, 3 6x6 and 3 7x7 for me and 2 friends. The cubes arrived a week ago. Unfortunatly one of the 5x5-center screws was broken (fortunatly not at my cube ;-) ). I sent them an E-Mail directly and received an answer on monday in which they asked me to send them I picture, what I did immediatly. Since then I received no answer :-(
Yeah, but you gave me the bad one of the two remaining 5x5x5

am i lucky or not?

so i just got my order today. i ordered a v5 and v7 and i got a v6 and v7. (thank God it wasn't v5 and v6 ) i didn't order a v6 cause i read bad reviews.
i opened them and turned them a bit. i haven't encounter none of the problems you said for the v6 i actually like it a lot..it didn't pop and it turns great. the v7 turns quite hard and i have to align the pieces every time almost perfectly to make the next move. i'll see what the future (breaking in) brings new. but after a re-evaluation..i guess i got lucky paying the price of a v5 and getting a v6 . and i also like the v6. i'm at work now, so i'll start solving them when i get back home. the stickers could have been better positioned. hope this helps....

Leviticus

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am i lucky or not?

so i just got my order today. i ordered a v5 and v7 and i got a v6 and v7. (thank God it wasn't v5 and v6 ) i didn't order a v6 cause i read bad reviews.
i opened them and turned them a bit. i haven't encounter none of the problems you said for the v6 i actually like it a lot..it didn't pop and it turns great. the v7 turns quite hard and i have to align the pieces every time almost perfectly to make the next move. i'll see what the future (breaking in) brings new. but after a re-evaluation..i guess i got lucky paying the price of a v5 and getting a v6 . and i also like the v6. i'm at work now, so i'll start solving them when i get back home. the stickers could have been better positioned. hope this helps....

Your basically stealing if you don't return it.

mrbiggs

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Your basically stealing if you don't return it.
That's silly, especially considering that the cost of shipping is much greater than the price difference between the cubes.

In any case, I think the bad reviews of the 6x6x6 are overly harsh. It's not great to turn, but it's entirely manageable, and I see no reason to condemn it as a collector's item only. I haven't even lubed mine yet and I hear that it gets better afterwards.

Leviticus

Member
Your basically stealing if you don't return it.
That's silly, especially considering that the cost of shipping is much greater than the price difference between the cubes.

In any case, I think the bad reviews of the 6x6x6 are overly harsh. It's not great to turn, but it's entirely manageable, and I see no reason to condemn it as a collector's item only. I haven't even lubed mine yet and I hear that it gets better afterwards.

Thats beside point because the shipping is based on weight increments so if it were a 6x6 or 5x5 it would be the same amount for shipping. I know its not his fault that they stuffed up his order, but IMHO its the wrong thing to do, just my 2 cents.

i think you go to far...i don't think "stealing" is the right word. stealing is when you do something intentionally. it's just a mistake they did and not my fault.

1. if i were to return the product and get the other one, i would have to pay more just because of they're mistake

2. if i will ask for change of product on their costs, again, they will have to pay some money, and i think they prefer the situation as it is.

3. maybe i am the one who got stolen? maybe i wanted the v5 100% for today to make it a present. and even if the v6 has a higher price all my plans got ruined. so as long as the customer doesn't receive what he wants and what he payed for, he is the one who is "stolen", even if the other product has a higher "price". stop calculating the "price" of a product in money; calculate it in "necessity"!

and btw...in this way they made me shop again, cause i want a v5 too and i can guarantee i wouldn't have bought a v6 after reading those reviews. so my next shopping session at them wouldn't have been anytime soon i guess

so please use some other word than "stealing"

thanks

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AvGalen

The shipping is irrelevant. If he keeps the cube, he's stealing.
Not according to Dutch law.
If someone sends you something without you asking for it you may keep it and don't have to pay anything.
That means V-Cube still has to send him a 5x5x5 because he paid for that and them sending a 6x6x6 should be considered their "fault"

Isn't it great to be a consumer?

mrbiggs

Member
The shipping is irrelevant. If he keeps the cube, he's stealing.
It's entirely beyond me how it's stealing if returning it would lose the company money.

I guess if you want to be really honest you could email them and tell them the situation, but I find it hard to believe that they would take a \$30 loss when the customer would rather keep it.

JonathanChiu

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I don't know if this has been answered yet, but when I checked the status of my order, under " Destination Service Area", it shows the wrong information. I says Elizabeth - USA when its suppose to be going to New York - USA. Does anyone know what the problem is?

CAT13

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sto·len, steal·ing, noun
–verb (used with object)
to take (the property of another or others) without permission or right, esp. secretly or by force: A pickpocket stole his watch.

according to this definition... It is NOT stealing. The company gave him the cube. He didn't try to take the cube and didn't want it in the first place. And I'm pretty sure that he didn't use force to get the cube lol