cubesmith

Who was Cubesmith?

What happened to Cubesmith? For those of you who don’t know Cubesmith’s legacy, they were a company that lived at the domain www.cubesmith.com. However, all that’s left is a godaddy domain free parking site.

Cubesmith specialized in twisty puzzle stickers. They offered many different shades, and precut stickers for many different puzzles. You could customize all of your puzzles with the same color scheme. At one point all of my puzzles sported the cube smith logo. It was fantastic.

Above all, their stickers lasted almost forever. Eventually the edges would get chipped, but it wasn’t a big deal. Who remembers Rubik’s brand puzzles and how their stickers would peel and lose their color? This was a huge problem, as it affected recognition time. Furthermore, the peeling layers would make it harder to grip the cube. Fortunately, modern Rubik’s branded cubes feature a much better sticker solutions. Any serious cuber would have a cube4you DIY type A cube with cube smith replacement stickers.

What Happened to Cubesmith?

Rubik's cube with stickers peeling off
Rubik’s cube with stickers peeling off

So what happened to Cubesmith? Sadly, they’ve closed down. I believe they tried to stay in business. According to the owner, he ran a company along side Cubesmith. When some hard times hit he had to downsize and Cubesmith fell by the wayside. He responded to a reddit thread here. It seemed like he wanted to keep it afloat, but that didn’t happen.

Rubik's cube with cubesmith stickers
Rubik’s cube with cubesmith tiles. Barrel cube mod with cubesmith standard color stickerset.

My last surviving Cubesmith stickers are on my first ever speedcube, and my first attempt at puzzle modding. On my cube4you type A DIY speedcube I opted for the tiles. However, on the barrel cube I put the standard stickers on.

Where can I buy stickers now?

Where are sticker’s sold now? There are several options. Unfortunately they don’t have the same prestige that Cubesmith had. Firstly, Amazon has a good option here. Personally I prefer the bright colorscheme sticker sets. Moreover, at the cubicle and speedcubeshop you can find good stickers for many other puzzles.

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