Rubik’s Cube enters new world order with TouchCube
The famous Rubik’s Cube is now updated with a touch-based version, just like many other cell phones and portable media players these days that rely on touchscreen displays to engage the user. It will be interesting to see just how fast the Rubik’s TouchCube can be solved now, as instead of turning the little 3 x 3 cube, you will now need to swipe your finger across the surface to see individual LED lights move about magically. I suppose the whole experience will be surreal at first, but once you get used to it, it will be no more than a sideshow. The Rubik’s TouchCube will make its debut at next week’s American International Toy Fair in New York City. Hopefully the refresh rate of the TouchCube is fast enough to cater for speedy puzzle solvers. Inside the Rubik’s TouchCube, you will find a motion-detecting accelerometer that helps one recognize only moves made on the top side of it so that you can hold the TouchCube on the other sides without affecting the puzzle solving process.