This is a noisy cube out of the box. I took it apart completely, and dropped weight 5 silicone into the springs and weight 2 silicone on the mechanism and pieces. It’s now a lot better, and much quieter than my YJ MGC (non-Elite) 2x2, but it’s still quite clacky.
Corner cutting is only okay, and the corners could twist relatively easily if you’re fast. The magnet bump is pronounced, but I don’t think it’s quite enough to counter the friction of the pieces rubbing together.
The stickerless shades are perfect for my red-green colourblindness. I never have any trouble with the colours.
At just over $10 you really can’t lose. Excellent service as always.