Monster GO EDU vs MoYu RS3 M 2020

Monster GO EDU vs MoYu RS3 M 2020

Jeremy Sheng Jeremy Sheng
3 minute read

GAN recently released the Monster GO EDU, a budget 3x3 intended to “kill” MoYu’s highly popular RS3 M 2020. To find out which cube is better, various aspects of these two cubes will be compared, and a winner will be chosen at the end.

Overview

Specifications

Both the Monster GO EDU and the RS3 M 2020 are 56mm across, come factory magnetized with moderate strength magnets, and are available in stickerless plastic. They look very similar to each other, but the RS3 M has a slightly darker shade of blue which some people may prefer. The EDU weighs 90g whereas the RS3 M weighs 84g, which is a small but noticeable difference - the heavier weight of the EDU provides better stability than the RS3 M.

Price

With regards to price, the $8.95 RS3 M is slightly cheaper than the $11.95 EDU, so the RS3 M has a better price when compared dollar-to-dollar.

Customization

Customizable cubes have been popular for the past several years, so it’s surprising that GAN chose not to include any customization options in the EDU apart from basic screws. On the other hand, the RS3 M offers a dual adjustment system in addition to screws, which allows the stability of the cube to be fine-tuned to one’s liking. 

The RS3 M’s dual adjustment system

Accessories

The RS3 M comes with a cube stand, a screwdriver, a spring compression dial piece, and a small pamphlet. The EDU comes with nothing and is far more simplistic. 

The RS3 M’s accessories

Performance

The EDU and RS3 M have distinct turning feels - the EDU feels smoother than the RS3 M, making it feel more premium and less like a budget cube. This smoothness also allows for better turning flow, where each turn flows into the next without lockups.

"The turning feel is something that I really do prefer in the EDU, reason being it has more of a wet, kind of smooth feel. It doesn’t feel dry and scratchy and kind of clacky like the RS3 M does."

Cameron Brown

Both the EDU and the RS3 M are fast cubes, but the EDU is much faster. However, faster isn’t necessarily better, and many agree that the EDU is too fast and uncontrollable.

The EDU is like the fastest cube I have used in a long time.

Cameron Brown

The weight of the RS3 M is centered in the pieces themselves and is evenly distributed throughout the layers. In contrast, the weight of the EDU is centered in the core of the cube, offering a more premium turning feel and allowing for more confident turning.

Conclusion

Both the Monster GO EDU and the MoYu RS3 M 2020 are great budget cubes, each with its own pros and cons. If you’re debating over which one to buy, it’s hard to be dissatisfied with the RS3 M. For only $9, it offers great performance comparable to that of flagship 3x3s. However, if you’re looking for a cube with a more premium feel, the EDU may be worth looking at. For only $3 more, it arguably performs just as well as the RS3 M, but with a better feel.

Overall, the Monster GO EDU isn’t the “RS3 M killer” it was marketed to be, but rather an RS3 M contender. Some may prefer the EDU and others may prefer the RS3 M - it ultimately comes down to preference when deciding which cube is better. 

Monster Go EDU 3x3 Magnetic

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MoYu RS3 M 2020 3x3

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