New Cube Vs. Speed Cube – What’s the difference?
It’s simple really – the Speed Cube is for people who want to speed solve.
If you are not interested in trying to solve the Rubik’s Cube as quickly as possible and struggle matching the colors on one side of the Cube then the Rubik’s Speed Cube is probably not for you. However if you have dreams of being the next Mats Valk then it’s a safe bet that it’s the Speed Cube you want to get.
Why have a new design for the Rubik’s Cube?
Why not just stick with the original we hear you ask? 40 years since its invention and people still say they “solve” the Rubik’s Cube by peeling the stickers off or taking it apart! We don’t like cheats, so we got rid of the stickers and replaced them with new tough plastic tiles – good luck trying to get those off! The other thing we did was redesign the internal mechanism. This means that it is almost impossible to take the new Rubik’s Cube apart.
The new Rubik’s Cube is essentially a higher quality product. It turns smoother than the original but still has the same crunchy robust feel of the 80’s Rubik’s Cube.
Why have both a Rubik’s Cube and a Speed Cube?
If the new Cube is faster, then why have the Speed Cube? Well this depends on the definition of “fast”. For most people solving the Rubik’s Cube at all if a real feat, the thought of solving it in less than 10 seconds is slightly unrealistic. If you hand most people a Rubik’s Speed Cube then they will find it too lose and uncontrollable (we know – we have tested it).
Speed Cubers need the Rubik’s Speed Cube to turn quickly. So we designed a Rubik’s Cube especially for them. It corner cuts, you can tension it to the individual, it never pops… its designed for SPEED! None of these things matter to the average Rubik’s fan, but to the Speed Cuber they are of paramount importance. So if you want any of these things from your Cube, then get the Rubik’s Speed Cube.