# With Connected Cube, I learned how to solve a Rubik’s Cube

While answers are already out, a new Bluetooth-connected Rubik cube (and companion app) exposes the terminology and simplifies it all in a guided tutorial. Connected Cube, sadly, I won’t be cracking up in the world rankings, but I can now rapidly, reliably, solve the Rubix Cube from scratch – without any help.

A Rubik’s connected cube is \$ 59, making it particularly pricier than typical Rubik cubes, which are typically less than \$ 20. You’re learning how to set up your scrambled cube, and an on-the-rail step method that will solve this will pay a premium in an iron-clad way to learn while preventing human error.

The only visible difference from a cube that you didn’t resolve in your childhood is a cross-shaped recess on a yellow face. This is where you recharge the puzzle, so it is able to connect over Bluetooth. A single charge will last you a good week of attempts to solve the cube. It otherwise looks, feels and moves like any other Rubik’s Cube. The magic companion lies with the app. This is a teacher of boundless patience who can track every twist of yours and, well, screw-ups as well.

Rubik’s Connected App focuses mostly on competitive tasks and brings the speed-solution timers back to the last tab, aimed at experienced cubers with a learning section for the rest. Go Cube, the company behind Rubik’s Connected, has created linked cubes in the past – one with some (arguably significant) Rubik’s branding. It also produces a more advanced model that lights up according to your progress. It also costs \$ 20 more.

The solution guide includes a detailed syllabus that covers the terminology and the steps you need to use for your first solution. It is a seven-step process (there are more rapid, more complex ways to solve it), and you will find some steps more complex than others. At least, I did.