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Techno Source An Electronic Toy Company From Hong Kong Produced Electronic Version Of Classic Rubik’s Cube. This company is based in Hong Kong with New York City office representation for the United States. It’s a privately owned company founded by Wayne Nathan and Rich Migatz - two toy industry veterans in 2000.
How to solve a Rubik's Cube (Part One)
Currently, Techno Source has produced several innovative, popular, award winning electronic game products, including : Intellivision, Crayola, Coleco, Sesame Street, Sudoku, Activision, and Rubik’s Touch Cube. Intellivision was one of Techno Source flagship product, and made the company as the pioneers of the 'retro gaming' market, creating TV Game systems that plug directly into your TV. In 2003 the company produces some awards winning electronic handheld games, with some notable titles: My First Electronic Coloring Book, My First TV Play Systems, as well as the Dr. Toy Smart Play Smart Toy. In 2005, the company partnered with Coleco to reintroduce their Head-to-Head handheld electronic games, which lets two players play against each other in football, basketball, baseball, and soccer simultaneously. In 2005, Techno Source produced Sesame Street that expanded their preschool line, producing a series of handheld electronic games and TV Game items that promote both entertainment and educational learning. Techno Source also had succes with the Touch Screen version of a popular puzzle game Sudoku. Activision: On 9 February 2006 it was announced that Techno Source has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI) to develop and distribute products TV Plug and Play Systems and LCD-based handheld games. On 2009, Techno Source introduced Rubik's Touch Cube, a partnership with Rubik’s to create a line of electronic games to complement the original Rubik’s Cube.
Rubik's TouchCube features no moving parts and instead of colored stickers the squares are now touch-sensitive and interactive lights. This puzzle game toy allows the users to swipe their fingers over the squares to mimic turning the section, and the toy also has a built-in accelerometer to detect which side is facing up. This toy have many advantages over the original classic Rubik’s Cube, one of the most distinctive on is that the toy comes with an internal program to help you solve the puzzle and a built-in memory that will remember where you left off. It also gives the users suggestion for the next move or move back a step or two whenever needed.
Other features of the Rubik’s TouchCube include:
- Internal memory so it’ll remember where you left off with the cube
- Choice of sound effects – do you want that traditional clicking sound from moving the cube squares?
- The TouchCube also acts as a stress relief device – dock the cube on the display stand and watch the colors slide around while the cube recharges.
The Rubik’s Touch Cube was made available by the end of 2009 for a price of $149.99. Now, this toy are becoming more affordable as many online retaillers offer price cut for this unique toy.