Review of the Rubiks 360
• It certainly feels like they have come with something that could be a major success. • It has got a lot of similarities to the Cube and the same sort of appeal – the colors and the simplicity of it. • The other similarities are the single possible solution and the fact that it requires an enormous amount of patience. It is difficult. It is doesn't break easily. And there's the repetitive noise – a bit like the distinctive clicking of the cube but even louder. • The main difference is the absence of mathematics. With the Cube the quickest solutions are based on formulas and you can remember the fastest way to reach the solution from various starting points. The 360 requires no maths, it is more about physics.
• You have to work out how to get the remaining balls into the slots without tipping out the ones you have already got in and the secret lies in the weight and balance. • My tip is to stick to one ball at a time and then try and balance the weight on opposite sides of the sphere so that you can keep the balls in. • It is very addictive and engaging – once you pick it up it is hard to put down – which is one of the reasons why the Cube was a success. • I'm not sure it will overtake interest in the Cube, particularly in the speedcubing community.