A lot of people has asked me where to buy a Rubik’s Cube and which model should they choose (original 3×3, professional, …). As “Rubik” is a trademark, the only cubes that can be legally called “Rubik’s Cubes” are those made by Rubik’s. So they are the best (and unique) Rubik’s Cubes. You can buy a Rubik’s Cube in Amazon:
However, there are a lot of different cubes and most of them can be used in Rubik’s Cube competitions. These cubes differ in quality and price. Paying more does not always mean buying a better cube.
So, which cube should I buy?
The best cubes are those made by DaYan. These cubes are the ones that turns more smoothly, and are the cubes most used in Rubik’s cube competitions. For example, Mats Valk beat the Rubik’s Cube record with a DaYan ZhanChi, solving the cube in only 5.55 seconds. They have good-quality vinyl stickers, so you may never need to change them. And its price? It’s even cheaper than Rubik’s brand cubes.
If you are a beginner or a professional, a DaYan cube is the best cube for you. You can choose DaYan GuHong or DaYan ZhanChi, both are very high-quality cubes, but there are more people that prefer DaYan ZhanChi. If you choose to buy the “colored” version (without stickers), you should know that you won’t be able to use that cube in an official Rubik’s Cube competition.
Where can I buy a DaYan Cube?
You won’t find these cubes in physical stores, but you can buy them online. You have 2 options. I normally buy in LighTake shop, as I have never had any problem (and I have bought there many times) and they have free shipping worldwide (doesn’t matter what you buy). You can also buy these cubes in Amazon (however, sometimes the prices are higher than in LighTake).
The DaYan ZhanChi cube, the most popular model of these professional cubes, costs around 11 dollars. You don’t have to add any shipping costs, so it has a very affordable price for the best cube.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t want to compete, which cube should I buy?
A DaYan cube. They turn smoothly, have very good quality, and they are even cheaper than those of Rubik’s brand.
Is it safe to buy in LighTake?
Yes. I have bought there many time and I have never had any problem with them. That’s why I recommend them.
How can I pay?
You can use your PayPal account or you can pay with your credit/debit card (MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron, Maestro, American Express, Discover, Aurora).
Free shipping worldwide. Really?
Yes. They send their products worldwide and you always have the “free shipping” option.
How much time does it takes to arrive?
If you choose the “free shipping” option (my favorite one), it will arrive in 2-4 weeks. If you are in a hurry, you can choose a quicker non-free option.
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