The Gear Shift Cube gives a new twist or two to an old puzzle utilising eight rotating gears and is deceptively difficult!
The Gear Shift uses eight rotating gears, which some might think it’s a definite step down from its previously release older brother the Gear Cube which had 12 gears. This puzzle is deceptively difficult as while the simple rotation of the eight meshing gears simply serves as a mesmerizing display indicative of a Haruki-Nakamura-style piece of art, this is not what makes the Gear Shift truly reveal itself. The moment one discovers that the core can be pulled apart the difficulty skyrockets and what was once an inevitability now truly becomes a challenge of logic.
Gear Shift was designed by Oskar van Deventer, based on an idea by Bram Cohen.