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IQ Cubes Are Even More Impossible to Solve Than Rubik's Cubes

Have a hard time with trying to solve a standard Rubik's Cube? The IQ Cube is not going to help you any.

I've never successfully solved a Rubik's Cube--short of taking one apart, anyway. The IQCube, availble from toys.brando.con, isn't going to help me any.

Whereas the standard Rubik's Cube uses a 3-by-3 grid of color squares on each face. The 3x3x9 IQ Brick further divvys up the layers so that some of what would normally be single layers on a traditional Rubik's Cube is divided into three movable layers, as shown in the above photo. So instead of having a 3-by-3 grid to deal with on a side, you end up with something way more complex.

Yeah, I'm not going to be able to solve this thing, either.

Brando sells the 3x3x9 brick for $27 as of this writing, but it isn't the only such cube available; Brando also has what it calls the 3x3x7 brick (also $27), and one in the shape of a Chinese sycee ($10).

Now if only someone could build a robot to solve these for me. Or maybe I can ask this guy to help.

[Brando via Gizmodo]

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