April 26th 2011 5:19 pm

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Ars Technica says:

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As a standard set, the Sifteo cubes definitely have something unique to offer beyond static toys like blocks, or games that take place entirely on a screen, and they're a cool application of NFC. However, the price remains high at $149 for a set of three, especially given the technical limitations of a required companion computer and their short battery life. quote


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Critic reviews

8.0
7 reviews
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    7.6
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    8.6
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8.0
Engadget Sep 11, 2011

There's really nothing else out there quite like Sifteo Cubes. The company characterizes the product as a cross between a toy and video games, but it is a refreshing breeze in the world of either, one that should pick up velocity as more third-party games hit the system by this holiday season.

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8.0
Popular Science Nov 22, 2011

In the end, the Sifteo Cubes certainly present an awesome new way to play electronically, and their creation is a product of really innovative thinking.

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8.0
New York Times Aug 10, 2011

For the moment, Sifteo cubes are fascinating, innovative and different. They may find a niche as educational tools. If the company can find a way to make the prices lower, the cubes more self-sufficient and the game catalog more varied, that will be a happy niche indeed.

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7.0
Ars Technica Aug 10, 2011

The Sifteo cubes definitely have something unique to offer ... However, the price remains high at $149 for a set of three, especially given the technical limitations of a required companion computer and their short battery life.

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9.0
Time Aug 18, 2011

Even their biggest fans will find the fact that they need to be within range of a computer to be a significant limitation. But they're genuinely new and well done, and they have great potential. Countless toys have claimed to be the future of play; Cubes could actually deliver on that promise.

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8.0
NotebookReview Dec 16, 2011

Sifteo's product makes you engage with video games in an exciting and unique way, and if you're looking for something fun to give to that gadget-obsessed kid or adult in your life, then these might be the perfect match.

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5.0
kiroin kiroin

Sifteo cubes V1 - Good in theory, but their inability to work without a computer was annoying. Also the API was too raw to encourage development. Because there weren't any text classes, no mobile (ipad/tablet!) support, no true app monetization plans, v1 became cumbersome to develop for. Could've...

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