The Rubik's 2 x 2 cube has 3,674,160 permutations and only one solution. Due to the new smoother movement, the 2 x 2 cube cannot be taken apart. The 2x2 Rubik's cube (also known as the pocket or mini cube) consists of eight corner cubies and operates in much the same way as its bigger brother – the Rubik's cube. It has a new mechanism that results in a smoother, faster and more reliable Rubik's cube. It might look easy but don't be fooled – it’s still a challenge. As it is smaller than the traditional Rubik's cube, it can be more easily slipped into a pocket or bag, making it the perfect item to take on a bus, train or airplane. It will make a great present for younger puzzle enthusiasts who might not be ready for a fully-fledged 3 x 3 Rubik's cube.