New system for the magnets – Three magnet strengths in a capsule
GAN 356 X was the first cube with a system that allows you to change the strength of the magnets without needing to disassemble the cube. This was done by including three interchangeable capsules with unique magnet strengths. The GAN 356 XS has the magnet strengths already built in the cube and no additional parts are necessary. You can find a capsule with a magnet on the side of the edge pieces. This capsule has three set modes where each one represents a certain magnet strength. The capsule is very easily access by simply turning a layer by 90 degrees. Then you can adjust the magnet with the tip of your finger. Simple!
New system for adjusting – No changing springs
With previous GAN-cubes, like the GAN 356 X, GAN Air SM and Air 2019, there were springs included in unique strengths (GES nuts). Now the resilience is adjusted with a single spring that can be tightened or loosened to change the elasticity. This is simply done with a tool that is included with purchase. You can also make the cube tighter or looser with a separate system. Traditionally this has been done by screwing a screw, but with GAN 356 XS this is done with just your hands. Both of these systems adjusts in steps, so you can easily get the same adjustment on all sides of the cube. Included with the cubes are illustrated instructions and descriptions written in English. The cube is set to a medium by default and already performs well right out of the box, if you don’t wish to adjust it.
The Cube as a whole
GAN 356 XS is the lightest flagship from 2019. The cube only weighs 67 grams! They have managed to do this by for example changing the metal core to a plastic one. The cube has a light and airy smooth feeling to it and the turns are smooth like butter. It is also one of the quietest cubes we’ve encountered. GAN 356 XS follows the trend of today and is exceptionally fast, almost making it hard to control. Despite this, with combination of the light weight, the cube remains stable and is of course adjustable to your preference. The cube is very resistant to corner twists and cuts corners well. As a whole this is an incredible speedcube that lives up to the expectations as a sequel to one of the best speedcubes that has ever been created, GAN 356 X.
Included with the cube is a storage bag, a transparent display box, a user guide for adjusting the cube, a GAN 356 XS trading card and a guide for solving the cube.