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The Valk 3 Power M is the newest 3x3 under the iconic Valk line by QiYi MoFangGe. The Valk Power features a dual vertical core, capped pieces, pure primary internals, and a very smooth and soft feel. This version has been pre-magnetized by the factory for a smooth and tactile solving experience.

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Cube Dimensions55.5mm x 55.5mm x 55.5mm
Product Weight94.4g
Stock Color SchemeGans/MFG Half-Bright Scheme
Fitted Stickers3x3 55mm - Valk Stickers
Full-Fitted Stickers3x3 55mm - Valk FF Stickers
Factory-Fitted Stickers3x3 55mm - Valk Stickers
Release Date26 November 2017

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Customized VersionCubicle Valk Power M
Replacement Parts3x3 Replacement Parts

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54 of 56 customers found this review helpful
Nice update to the original Valk
By Mimi Tran on 13 December 2017
Product: Valk 3 Power M
The Valk 3 Power M is a nice update to the original Valk 3. While this cube is not categorically better than its competitors, it has a nice, unique feel, and has all the performance features of a solid flagship 3x3. Whether you like it will largely depend on your personal preference for feel and brand.

After setup, the feel can be best described as smooth and buttery with slight crunch/click. The startup to a turn is crunchy, but when you turn through, the cube rotates smoothly. This combination of feels is unique, and is a defining feature that encourages me to continue to use this cube. I can’t get this feel anywhere else, and I can say with confidence that it is very, very enjoyable.

There are no signs of corner twists, popping, or anything else horribly unpleasant. The corner cutting is great, the new logo is fresh, the extra springs and stickers are generous, and the primary internal parts look cool on the stickerless and white versions (but to me a bit distracting on the black version). The price, $38.99 before any discounts, is also very nice, considering this is a magnetic cube that comes with good packaging and a bunch of cool side accessories. The box wins an award for being far less anger-inducing than its predecessor.

I had three issues with the cube. First, this cube is by far the heaviest out of the three nice flagship cubes (compare its 94.4g weight versus the 76.6g Air SM and the 80.2g GTS2, unmagnetized). This weight is really noticeable, and is there in part due to the addition of the copper casings in the core. While the benefit of extremely high precision is nice from an engineering perspective, I am unsure how much practical advantage it provides, as I’ve never had any issues with misaligned screws on any QiYi MoFangGe 3x3s. To me, the drawback of the extra heft outweighs the benefit of any precision I get from the copper casing. Solving for a long time can get cumbersome, and the copper casing just doesn’t translate to a tangible benefit.

Second, I had slight issues with overturning. The cube snapped more aggressively than I would have liked. Perhaps that was a combination of the mechanism doing its work alongside the positioning of the magnets. I was able to control my overturning issue with a little tightening of the screws, and so in the end, the issue wasn’t serious. On a side note, I totally made the cube sound like an angry cat. But, I assure you, that was intentional. I like cats -- even if they are a bit angry. I’ve found that with some loving care and combination of quality petting and clever bribery, even the angriest cats can be tamed.

Lastly, I noticed that the pieces split slightly whenever I dropped the cube. This problem was especially apparent in the edge pieces. I fixed this (kind of) by wincing and whining loudly every time it happened before pressing the pieces together. I don’t consider this a huge issue, as it is easily fixable. But, it is a slight annoyance -- a nice, flagship cube’s structural integrity should never be an issue. To add, the splitting pieces have also caused me to become super insecure. Now, every time I drop the cube, I feel compelled to check whether the pieces split or not. I’m not sure whether this is healthy, and I think I may need help.

In summary, while the Valk Power M is by no means a perfect cube, it is a very, very good one. It has a unique feel, a fair price, and I like solving on it. The downsides are there, but they don’t deter me much from enjoying that wonderful, dreamy cubing experience that is Mats Valk -- uhh…I mean…the Valk 3 Power M.

Thank you, QiYi MoFangGe, for making another 3x3 with unique character, and for not pushing me to scream “I HATE MY LIFE!!!!” when unboxing this puzzle.

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The smoothest and fastest cube I had
By Carter Brown on 13 February 2018
Product: Valk 3 Power M
I had the main of a gans air 356 air as my main for about 1 year now. I was kind of getting bored of using it all the time so I decided to get this cube! When this cube came I was so happy! I got and I was impressed. Right out of the box it was super smooth and I love it! This has definitely became my main for a long time. The magnets in it are hard to notice when turning fast but if you turn slow you'll definitely notice. But all in all the magnets help a lot. My PB went down because of how the magnets work for me. If you get this cube you'll be impressed. But also don´t expect for you to never get plus 2 because it will automatically correct because that is not true. But they will correct if they are close enough! All in all this is one the best cubes out there but it is a little pricey. Definitely not a budget cube. And definitely my main! It is also heavier then the gans.
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
it is quite smmoth
By Pier Png on 09 February 2018
Product: Valk 3 Power M
very good great corner cutting. the magnetic force is quite powerful.
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
valk power m
By Gavin Cvitkovich on 05 February 2018
Product: Valk 3 Power M
It was great out of the box. When i got it it was a bit tight, i loosened it . The turning was great out of the box. It beat my weilong gts 2 and it is my new main. It is really smooth and the magnets are light.
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
The Valk Power!!
By Christian Kennedy on 04 February 2018
Product: Valk 3 Power M
After playing around with the previously released Valk 3 I came to the conclusion that it just wasn’t the right feel for me. However, after receiving this cube my whole view of Valk line cubes completely changed! Right out of the box this cube quickly became my OH main and I have been improving so quickly even after I had thought I had hit a wall. It turned out the Valk 3 Power M is way better for me than all of my previous OH mains. I would highly recommend for all OH and 2 handed solvers. Overall a phenomenal cube!!!
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
Like Glass
By Patrick Osman on 01 February 2018
Product: Valk 3 Power M
Just like its non-magnetic counterpart, this cube is very smooth and precise, but the magnetic version takes it to another level. The Gans cubes, especially the new SM, have always felt "gummy" to me, like I'm twisting a gummy bear, but the Valk M feels like I'm turning glass; super smooth and feels fragile. It is a great cube and the only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I would prefer it have stronger magnets, but that is just personal opinion and has nothing to do with the integrity of this fine cube.
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
Incredibly weak, but GOOD magnets!
By Lucas on 01 February 2018
Product: Valk 3 Power M
The cube glides really good with lubicle black. It is a extremely quiet cube, even though it has magnets. Out of the box the tensions in the springs where perfect compered to the strength of the magnets. The magnets does not affect my fingertricks or tps in any bad way. But the cube never misalines!

MY MAIN!
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