Which devices do you get when you combine the Rubik’s Cube with your handheld game console? Get CubiOs Inc’s WOW Cube!
The innovative Rubik’s Cube was conceived by 12-year-old Savva Osipov and created by his father, Ilya Osipov, a computer scientist and inventor who enjoys designing mechanical puzzles. One day, Savba told his father: “Wouldn’t it be cool if each square of the Rubik’s Cube was actually a small screen?” Ilya soon realized that it was a great idea and started prototyping.
Four years later, Osipovs developed a viable version of the concept, which he called WOWCube. On October 9, 2020, WOW Cube received the Muse Design Award 2020. Platinum winner In product design.
With the integrated iOS / Android app, users can load various games to their device via Bluetooth. A variety of games have already been developed for the WOW Cube system, including mazes, puzzles, word games and arcade-style games. There is an open API (application programming interface) for third-party developers to create their own games as needed. The game is played by twisting, tilting and shaking the device.
However, WOW Cube is not just for games. When you release it, it goes into screen saver mode, displaying widgets and playing animated wallpapers (acting as surrounding decorations). You can also view photos, times, dates, weather, air quality and more.
CubiOs Inc explains:
This is a unique device in the form of a cube with eight separate cube modules interconnected together. Each module is a separate device with three high resolution screens and an internal CPU. This allows you to play video games running simultaneously on all 24 screens that cover the six sides of your device, and twist, shake, and tilt the console to make it look like a real object. It opens up the opportunity to interact with the digital world.
The WOWCube measures 70 x 70 mm on each side and weighs 335 g (11.8 ounces). A single charge of its 4,320mAh lithium-ion battery is said to be suitable for 8 hours of use. If you are interested, CubiOs Inc Taking Pre-order for $ 249 game console Shipping is expected to begin by the end of this year.