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=== 2x2x2 Cube ===
 
=== 2x2x2 Cube ===
  
Also known as the 'Mini Cube'. Rubik's brand 2x2's are smaller and more prone to locking up than Eastsheen. Although they are not often used, some of the faster 2x2x2 solvers prefer this brand.
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Also known as the 'Mini Cube'. Rubik's brand 2x2's are smaller than most [[2x2x2 cube|2x2x2 cubes]]
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[[Image:Rubiks 2x2x2.jpg|none|thumb|Rubik's 2x2x2 Cube]]
  
[[Image:Rubiks 2x2x2.jpg|none|thumb|Rubik's 2x2x2 Cube]]
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=== 3x3x3 Cube (original) ===
  
=== 3x3x3 Storebought ===
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Store-bought Rubik's cubes are popular among beginning cubers due to their widespread availability. They are generally decent for speedcubing, but the centers are riveted rather than screwed into the core, so tension is not adjustable. According to [[User:BeastlyFry]] there is about a 50% chance of getting a good store-bought cube, so you might have to buy a few of them before you find one that you like. The best thing for this cube it to lubricate it with a petroleum based product for about a month, then clean it and use a silicone based lube. After months of use and regular lubrication the cube will improve in speed (or breaking in). The material is made of a different type of plastic. A higher quality than a normal DIY which makes the cubes weigh more. Check out [[lubrication]] and [[cleaning]] from more information.
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In 2012, Rubik's introduced a newer, updated version of the original cube. It features tiles that are embedded into the pieces instead of stickers, so there isn't any chipping or peeling and the tiles stay in well. Out of the box, it is incredibly tight and very slow. After breaking it in well, it loosens itself and becomes quite smooth and fast, with corner cutting of about line-to-line forwards, and little to no reverse corner cutting. It can lock up and catch. Store-bought Rubik's cubes are popular among beginning cubers due to their widespread availability. They are generally decent for speedcubing, but the centers are riveted rather than screwed into the core, so tension is not adjustable. According to [[User:BeastlyFry]] there is about a 50% chance of getting a good store-bought cube, so you might have to buy a few of them before you find one that you like. The best thing for this cube it to lubricate it with a petroleum based product for about a month, then clean it and use a silicone based lube. After months of use and regular lubrication the cube will improve in speed (or breaking in). The material is made of a different type of plastic. A higher quality than a normal DIY which makes the cubes weigh more. Check out [[lubrication]] and [[cleaning]] from more information.
 
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=== Rubik's Speedcube ===
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The Rubik's Speedcube is Rubik's first speedcube. It is nearly identical to the 3x3x3 cube (new version), but the center caps can be removed and the core disassembled to adjust the tensions.
  
 
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Rubik's brand 4x4s (before the retooling) are often used by older cubers, since they can be extremely good but require a long time to properly break in. These cubes can get surprisingly loose before they become unusably pop-prone, because unlike the [[Eastsheen]] cubes they do not have internal pops. Rubik's has now re-tooled this cube, and it now has a slightly modified mechanism. People have said that this cube locks up too much and pops too much. This brand is now being used less due to preference towards other brands, such as [[Eastsheen]] and [[Meffert's]] brands, and more recently [[MF8]]/[[DaYan]] and [[QJ]]. Cube performance gradually improves over time.
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Rubik's brand 4x4s (before the retooling) are often used by older cubers, since they can be extremely good but require a long time to properly break in. These cubes can get surprisingly loose before they become unusably pop-prone, because unlike the [[Eastsheen]] cubes they do not have internal pops. Rubik's has now re-tooled this cube, and it now has a slightly modified mechanism. People have said that this cube locks up too much and pops too much. This brand fell out of favor with the release of the [[Eastsheen]].
  
 
[[Image:Rubiks revenge.jpg|none|thumb|Rubik's Revenge]]
 
[[Image:Rubiks revenge.jpg|none|thumb|Rubik's Revenge]]
  
 
=== Professor's Cube ===
 
=== Professor's Cube ===
The Rubik's 5x5 is not a very good speedcube and is known by some as a "Rubik's Brick" due to the extreme amount of force that was once required to make turns on this puzzle out of the box. Although this puzzle has been retooled, and the newer Rubik's 5x5 cubes are much better, they are still not as good as the V-cubes. The outer layers tend to be much harder to twist than the inside layers. This is the largest of the main 5x5 brands.
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The Rubik's 5x5 is not a very good speedcube and is known by some as a "Rubik's Brick" due to the extreme amount of force that was once required to make turns on this puzzle out of the box. Although this puzzle has been retooled, and the newer Rubik's 5x5 cubes are much better, they are still not as good as newer cubes. The outer layers tend to be much harder to twist than the inside layers. This is the largest of the main 5x5 brands.
  
 
[[Image:Rubiks professor.jpg|none|thumb|Professor's Cube]]
 
[[Image:Rubiks professor.jpg|none|thumb|Professor's Cube]]

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Seven Towns Limited
Rubiks-logo.png
Company
Founded: 1985
Location: London
Years Active: 1991-presant
Areas served: Worldwide
Website: [1]
Production
Products: Rubik's Cube, Rubik's DIY, Rubik's Pocket Cube, Rubik's Revenge, Professor's Cube, Rubik's Magic, Rubik's 360, Rubik's Twist (Snake),

Rubik's Brand are a puzzle designer, manufacturer and shop. They are the producer of the original Rubik's cube.

Products

2x2x2 Cube

Also known as the 'Mini Cube'. Rubik's brand 2x2's are smaller than most 2x2x2 cubes

Rubik's 2x2x2 Cube

3x3x3 Cube (original)

=== 3x3x3 Cube (new version)

Ratings for Rubik's Storebought
Based on 11 ratings
Smoothness/Speed: 8.18
Lockup Resistance: 5.55
Cutting Corners: 5.73
Pop Resistance: 9.55
Quietness: 7.09
Reliability: 8.55
Weight: unknown
Overall: 7.8


In 2012, Rubik's introduced a newer, updated version of the original cube. It features tiles that are embedded into the pieces instead of stickers, so there isn't any chipping or peeling and the tiles stay in well. Out of the box, it is incredibly tight and very slow. After breaking it in well, it loosens itself and becomes quite smooth and fast, with corner cutting of about line-to-line forwards, and little to no reverse corner cutting. It can lock up and catch. Store-bought Rubik's cubes are popular among beginning cubers due to their widespread availability. They are generally decent for speedcubing, but the centers are riveted rather than screwed into the core, so tension is not adjustable. According to User:BeastlyFry there is about a 50% chance of getting a good store-bought cube, so you might have to buy a few of them before you find one that you like. The best thing for this cube it to lubricate it with a petroleum based product for about a month, then clean it and use a silicone based lube. After months of use and regular lubrication the cube will improve in speed (or breaking in). The material is made of a different type of plastic. A higher quality than a normal DIY which makes the cubes weigh more. Check out lubrication and cleaning from more information.

Rubiks Storebought
      

3x3x3 DIY

Ratings for Rubik's DIY
Based on 5 ratings
Smoothness/Speed: 8.6
Lockup Resistance: 8.0
Cutting Corners: 7.8
Pop Resistance: 7
Quietness: 6.6
Reliability: 7.4
Weight: unknown
Overall: 8.36

These cubes are, as the name suggests, available at Rubiks.com. DIY means that the puzzle arrives disassembled and requires you to assemble it yourself. They have been criticized because the center caps do not stay in as well as some other designs, although this can be fixed with either glue or a small square of paper. A better fit can be achieved once some extra plastic is shaved off. Still, unlike store-bought cubes, the center tensions are adjustable, so these cubes are favored by some cubers.

Rubiks DIY Pieces
Rubiks DIY Assembly
     

Rubik's Speedcube

The Rubik's Speedcube is Rubik's first speedcube. It is nearly identical to the 3x3x3 cube (new version), but the center caps can be removed and the core disassembled to adjust the tensions.

Rubik's Revenge

Ratings for Rubik's Revenge
Based on 5 ratings
Smoothness/Speed: 6.8
Lockup Resistance: 3.8
Cutting Corners: 2.4
Pop Resistance: 2.8
Quietness: 5.4
Reliability: 4.0
Weight: unknown
Overall: 3.87

Rubik's brand 4x4s (before the retooling) are often used by older cubers, since they can be extremely good but require a long time to properly break in. These cubes can get surprisingly loose before they become unusably pop-prone, because unlike the Eastsheen cubes they do not have internal pops. Rubik's has now re-tooled this cube, and it now has a slightly modified mechanism. People have said that this cube locks up too much and pops too much. This brand fell out of favor with the release of the Eastsheen.

Rubik's Revenge

Professor's Cube

The Rubik's 5x5 is not a very good speedcube and is known by some as a "Rubik's Brick" due to the extreme amount of force that was once required to make turns on this puzzle out of the box. Although this puzzle has been retooled, and the newer Rubik's 5x5 cubes are much better, they are still not as good as newer cubes. The outer layers tend to be much harder to twist than the inside layers. This is the largest of the main 5x5 brands.

Professor's Cube

Magic

Known as the 'Rubik's magic', this is a Magic made by the Rubik's brand.

Other Puzzles Produced by Rubik's

See also

External links