Rubik's 2 x 2 Cube
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- New Rubik's mechanical design
- Smoother play, faster and more reliable
- There are NO STICKERS; No stickers means no cheating
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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A great beginner level cube
Speedcubing (also known as speedsolving) is the activity of solving a variety of twisty puzzles, the most famous being the Rubik's Cube, as quickly as possible. For most puzzles, solving entails performing a series of moves that alters a scrambled puzzle into a state in which every face of the puzzle is a single, solid color. Some puzzles have different requirements to be considered solved.
Rubik's 2X2 Cube Puzzle
By Winning Moves Games
This is the new Rubik’s 2x2 with tough tiles. The traditional stickers have been replaced with plastic; which mean no fading, peeling or cheating! It also has a brand new mechanism that results in a smoother, faster and more reliable Rubik’s Cube.
It might look easy but don’t be fooled – it is still a challenge. The 2x2 Rubik’s Cube (also known as the pocket or mini cube) consists of 8 corner cubies and operates in much the same way as its bigger brother – the Rubik’s Cube. As it is smaller than the traditional Rubik’s cube it can be more easily slipped into a pocket or bag, making it the perfect item to take on a bus, train or airplane. It also makes a great present for younger puzzle enthusiasts who might not be ready for a fully-fledged 3x3 Rubik’s Cube.
The Rubik’s 2x2 Cube has 3,674,160 permutations and only one solution!
The Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974 by Hungarian professor of architecture, Ernő Rubik. A widespread international interest in the cube began in 1980, which soon developed into a global craze. On June 5, 1982, the first world championship was held in Budapest, Hungary.
Top Customer Reviews
this is by far the best designed cube that Rubicks has sent out. It's quite sturdy, and very clean feeling. the stickers are molded into the plastic so no wear and tear (with normal use) the cube speeds up after about 100 solves. of course you can lube it yourself, might be a bit tricky to apply since the corners don't "pop" like its bigger bros do.
All in all, buy it. hopefully rubiks will take this process into it's larger generations.
TIP: It is a very stiff at first, so I sprayed it all around with original PAM cooking spray to reduce friction. It was a greasy mess at first, but the excess PAM eventually wears off. Don't fall for the "cube lube", PAM is simply food grade oil and does the job just fine without ruining the plastic. This solution will have your 2x2 turning nice and smooth as you see in tournaments.
This is a "stickerless" model. The molded colored plastic face fronts are a tad less vibrant than it's stickered brethren. The Rubik's Cube icon is printed on a white corner. However, it lacks a display pedestal or Solution Guide that may come with the traditional cube.
It costs more than other so-called "better cubes". I am happier with an authentic Rubik's Cube with vibrant, iconic 1980's color scheme. After all, that is the beauty of the cube.
If you want to clean the cube, I suggest wiping with a papertowel moistened with a mild cleaner. DO NOT directly spray the cube. Cleaner may leak down to the mechanism and wreak havoc.
HINT: Android users can download Cube apps for virtual play.
So when Rubik turned 40, I thought I should learn the "real way" to solve it. I had read some reviews and they said the 2x2 was easier than the 3x3. I thought okay, let's give it a try! I gotta say it took lots of time figuring this little terror out! Even with the diagrams and instructions on rubiks.com, I was like "What?!" It felt like I was back in Calculus class and I felt like a numbskull. I'm more of a Algebra/statistics/accounting type of mathematician. Go figure.
But what it boils down to is memorizing three formulas (Hey! We are back in Calculus!) Once I had memorized those formulas, I began to watch the cube turn, and then the real bank came. Sometimes it was easier to modify the formulas a little.
Overall I like that this product. I like that it doesn't have the stickers (which can fall off or turn up at the ends). The colors are plastic built into the cube. And it's a great stress reliever at work, on the bus, at home, etc. Calms the anxious mind.
Mine is a little stiff, but with time it should get a little looser. I didn't have any problems with mine, just my brain trying to get the system, lol. [I'm the problem.]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well... I thought the 2x2 would be a bit easier for my children, but my 7 1/2 year old still struggled with this. Read morePublished 2 days ago by 3xmama
My 7 year old loves this. It is of very good quality and he likes playing with it.Published 5 days ago by GK
Sections of the cube broke off within a few days of my son using it.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
My son loves the Rubiks cubes and wanted the 2x2 and the 4x4 for Christmas. He solved it easily and is teaching our daughter his tricks to solving it. Read morePublished 17 days ago by David Morrison