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From left to right: first Pocket Cube, Eastsheen cube, V-Cube 2, V-Cube 2b.

The Pocket Cube is a 2x2 version of a Rubik's Cube. It contains just 8 corners.


Vicente Albíter of Mexico solving it in 1.55 seconds at the Mexican Open 2008

The record for one Pocket Cube solve is 0.49 seconds by Maciej Czapiewski at the Grudziądz Open 2016 (in Poland). Lucas Etter holds the record for the average of 5, which was set at the Music City Speedsolving 2015 competition.

Other types

There is a Pocket Cube with only pink and green, called the Junior cube. On one side there is a monkey face on it.

The Eastsheen company also has Pocket Cube, but it is much larger. Each side is about 5 centimeters bigger.

A Rubik's Ice Cube has translucent (partly see-through) stickers. The plastic is light blue.

Verdes Innovations has a Pocket Cube called the V-Cube 2. There is a V-Cube 2b. It has a pillow shape to it.

Dayan has made a Pocket Cube called the Dayan 2x2. People think that this cube is very similar to the Dayan Zhanchi 3x3.

MoYu made the MoYu LingPo which is a very fast Pocket Cube.

Fangshi/Funs and Shengshou have also made Pocket Cubes.

There are many companies that make pocket cubes.

Ways to solve

There is more than 1 way to solve a Pocket Cube. The 2 usual are Guimond and Ortega. Another method is Layer by Layer, which is like solving a 3x3 Rubik's Cube. Using one way, someone can solve a Pocket Cube in less than 5 seconds. Very fast, but with lots of moves to know, ways are Stern-Sun (SS), Erik-Gunnar (EG), CLL, and more.

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