The Best Budget Speed Cubes Under $10

The Best Budget Speed Cubes Under $10

Ari
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Under an extremely tight budget? Here's out shortlist of the best budget speed cubes under $10 (USD). All the puzzles listed here are also magnetic, and have reasonable base-performance.

MoYu RS3 M 2020

The RS3 M 2020 is MoYu's budget flagship, boasting a "dual adjustment" spring system, frosted stickerless plastic and weak/moderate strength magnets. The RS3 M 2020 is a main of many users as it also boasts near-flagship performance when it comes to corner-cutting and pops, and is also relatively fast. This cube is perfect for cubers who prefer fast and light puzzles, and cubers that have a lighter turning style, but can be slowed down with both its adjustment system and extra lubrication.

MFJS Meilong M

The MoFang JiaoShi Meilong M 3x3 is extremely cheap, boasting factory magnets and a frosted finish similar to the RS3 M 2020, but with a different piece design and the omission of any form of spring adjustment system except for the standard screws found in a 3x3. It also has a different piece design, resulting in a slightly different feel and performance in comparison to the RS 3 M 2020.

QiYi MS 3x3

The QiYI MS 3x3 is QiYi's budget offering, with the same technical features as the Meilong M 3x3, but with a glossy plastic finish instead. The puzzle has moderate strength magnets and arguably less corner cutting ability at reasonable screw/spring tensions when compared to the MoYu RS3 M 2020 and the MFJS Meilong M 3x3s. However, it does offer a different feel that may appeal to different cubers if the Meilong M and the RS3 M 2020 isn't to your liking - with a more blocky and "clacky" feel in comparison.

Yuxin Little Magic 3x3 M

The YuXin Little Magic M 3x3 is an updated version of the widely popular "Yuxin Little Magic 3x3", a popular budget non-magnetic cube, that has similar features to the QiYi MS, but features primary internals and a different piece design, along with slightly less sharper edges in comparison. It has a more "muted" feel and turning sound, and is much more buttery and less clacky in comparison to the MS 3x3.

Lubrication

Lubrication is quite important in bringing out the best performance possible, especially in budget speed cubes, as many do not come factory lubricated, leading to a dry feel when solving and have issues such as noisy springs - with MoYu and its subbrand MoFang JaoShi in particular. When purchasing budget speed cubes, purchasing a bottle of lubricant is highly recommended - read more about choosing the best speed cube lubricant here.

Lubrication is included in our premium versions which we offer for numerous budget speed cube models - see below for more details.

Version

If you have some extra room in your budget, consider upgrading to one of our Premium versions. To learn more, you can refer to the product page or read this article.

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