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GAN 356i vs GoCube vs Giiker - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLiozUr3NPo

GoCube https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07W7T......CJ&psc=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lpZ6Q1lXj0

Gan 356i Smart Cube https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Y2Y......HZ&psc=1

For our purpose the "Gan 356i Smart Cube" looks very organic when compared to the GoCube.

Also IMO the "Gan 356i Smart Cube" is better than the "Giiker" as it shows every movement/rotation of the whole cube in real time on the App. This is very useful for our purpose.

Price wise, the "Gan 356i Smart Cube" is three times expensive than the "Giiker", but costs the same as the "GoCube".

The "Gan 356i Smart Cube" is available in three types - 1. Stickerless 2. Black with Stickers 3. White with Stickers. I prefer the Black with stickers - more organic looking. Smile

Checkout the "Gan 356i Smart Cube" on Amazon/eBay. Also see their functioning on YouTube.

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This will be a very easy review, because it's completely one sided -- all negative. (Amazon review)

First of all, this is a $90 speed cube, and the fancy box arrived all dented up. That's disappointing, especially for that price, and I'm pretty sure it came like that off the shelf and not something that happened during shipping.

The Cube Station app that has to be used with this cube is poor at best. The interface is weird and non-intuitive, and just to use the cube you're forced to go way in and then way back out and then way back in to the menu system. It's really clunky. Now, combine that with the fact that after an hour of trying I have absolutely no idea how I accidentally got this cube connected to this app. I'm a career network engineer and now how to use electronics, and can definitely follow instructions. I still have no idea how this just started working when it wasn't for well over an hour of trying.

Even after getting the app connected to the cube, it frequently would get confused as to the actual state of the cube. I would scramble it (either manually or with the Gan Robot that I bought as well -- another nightmare product), solve it, and the Cube Station app wouldn't realize I solved it, so I would have to do a DNR. This happened as frequently as every second or third time of scrambling/solving the cube. Talk about sucking all the joy out of cubing! So, then I would have to go back out and then back into the menu system, reset the cube, and then try it all over again. Sometimes it would work, and sometimes it wouldn't. It's just really bad.

The cube itself is not great. I really like Gan cubes, but this one is simply not up to their usual quality, and it costs a lot more than their current flagship, the Gan 356 XS (which I also have and really like). They don't even use their usual GES nuts in this cube and instead have gone backwards to use just normal springs. Also, the finish on this cube is very slick, and I can't tell you how many times I'd drop when trying to solve it (thankfully just on the table on a pad).

Very disappointing experience. I simply cannot recommend this cube.
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That's very encouraging review (sarcasm at my best Smile) by C. Pilot on Amazon. Smile

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IMHO Gocube is out of the equation cuz it looks like a toy with LEDs and it screams electronic gadget where Gan and Giiker resemble regular cubes.
Between Gan and Giiker, I think Giiker is the winner -until now-, cuz there are brilliant magic apps supporting it (Rubiked and Cube Smith). Maybe in future more apps will support Gan as well.
The Gan app is buggy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ummh7zkWGOY
Soon there will be a newer version of Giiker, hopefully it will have gyroscope sensor.
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Just now placed an order directly with the manufacturer - GANCUBE.

Item purchased - https://shop.gancube.com/product/gan-int......robot%29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyoCij7ORQo

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