CaddyTalk Cube Rangefinder Review

CaddyTalk Cube Rangefinder Review

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The Cube rangefinder by CaddyTalk, USA, is unique in a crowded market. It’s small, lightweight, and has a lot of sharp-looking corners. But does it outperform its peers on more than just looks and size? I decided to test and review this unique device to provide information in case you’re considering it.

Long story short, the CandyTalk Cube rangefinder offers crystal-clear optics, seamless mode-switching, and standout features like environmental slope and triangulation calculation. It’s compact, light, and easy to use, quickly locking onto targets with clear readings. While the side panel display is a neat feature, the triangulation mode stands out for its accuracy, especially on cart path-only days. It’s a worthwhile investment.

The Cube rangefinder was one product at the 2023 PGA merchandise show that caught a lot of people off guard, and it’s probably one of the smallest products at the show.

In this review, I’m going to walk you through my experience using the Cube rangefinder, its major benefits and drawbacks, and other relevant information to help you decide if the device is worth your investment.

CaddyTalk Cube Rangefinder Specifications

One of the key highlights of this cube rangefinder is its world-patented triangulation technology. It allows you to pin the ball (or first point) and the flag (2nd point) from a different standing point (3rd point).

CaddyTalk Cube Rangefinder

CaddyTalk Cube Rangefinder Review

$350

  • Weighing only 1.95 pounds, the Cube Rangefinder is ultra-lightweight and highly portable
  • The two-way divider top can accommodate 6 to 7 clubs, making it ideal for shorter games.
  • The rangefinder features an accessory pocket that offers enough space for golf essentials like balls, tees, a pencil, and a marker.

But here are other key specifications of this device:

Range5-1,000 M/5-1,100 Yd
UnitMeter or Yard
LensSuperclear 6X Zoom
Size89 x 54 x 28 (mm)
Weight 140g
FunctionsCaddy Mode, Magic Slope, E-Slope, Side LCD Display, 2-Color OLED, HD Laser System, Pin Finder, Jolt, IP55 Water Resistant
Battery Type700mAh rechargeable battery
DesignRetro-inspired
Water-resistant Yes
Accessories includedLaser, case, manual, USB cable, lens cloth
Slope FunctionYes (it can be switched on and off).
Price$350 on Amazon

First Impression 

CandyTalk is associated with Golf Zone, which is among the biggest brands in South Korea in terms of screen, indoor, or simulation golf. This sets the tone for my perception of the product.

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The first positive impression was its compatibility, which is a good thing but can be a not-so-great factor. I compared the size and width of this rangefinder with my Redmi Note 10 mobile device and noticed how portable the rangefinder is.

It is an answered prayer for players looking for handy, tiny devices. But the reason why I said it can be a bad thing is because players with bigger hands may find this too small, especially if you’re used to operating rangefinders with both hands. It’s impractical to do that with the CandyTalk Cube—an overkill, at best.

I also like the square shape that makes it stand out from other options like Bushnell V4 and Callaway, where the edges protrude, making it a little difficult to save space with them.

Design and Package

The design and appearance of the Cube rangefinder have more of a retro appeal. The color is neutral and has no attention-grabbing aesthetic. This is an ideal option for those who value minimal design in their golf equipment.

I also love the casing that the device comes with. The key design specifications for the CaddyTalk Cube rangefinder are as follows:

Key design details:

  • USB-C port and cable for convenient recharging
  • Full charge allows up to approx. 10,000 actuations.
  • IP55 water resistance protects the laser from water and dust.
  • Includes CUBE hard case

In terms of operational design, the Cube rangefinder has everything you’d expect: laser distances to any target on the golf course, GPS capabilities, slope, red/black optics, and a decent degree of accuracy.

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What truly sets it apart, however, is CaddyTalk’s patented triangular distance Caddy Mode, which I will talk about in full detail in the next section.

Performance

The CandyTalk Cube works like any other rangefinder. It has a viewer that you can adjust, the power button, and the target shoot for a hit.

The first notable and outstanding performance point of this rangefinder is the side panel display that shows the data on the body of the device, so you don’t always have to look into the rangefinder to see the data. It is also cool to show your buddies on the golf course instead of having them view the hole on the device.

It has a nice bright red and a little bit of green for its aimer and the crosshairs when trying to find your target, which makes it conveniently visible.

You can also turn the slope function on and off, which makes the device tournament legal.

Another interesting part is that the Cube rangefinder accounts for temperature, altitude, and humidity in the calculation, telling you how hot or humid it is. As you probably know, when these two factors go up, the ball goes farther. So, the devices also act like a caddy.

The triangulation feature

The coolest aspect of the CaddyTalk Cube rangefinder has to be the triangulation ability.

What this means is that this triangular distance capability expands the amount of information you can obtain prior to every shot.

Imagine a situation where you’re playing golf, and it’s cart path only, and you want to grab a club without taking your whole bag over to the ball, but you don’t know exactly how far you have yet. It will be tiring to just walk over to the ball, shoot the number, walk back, take your club, and take extra time.

So this rangefinder will allow you to shoot two objects—first the ball, then the flag (or whatever location you want)—and it will give you the distance between those two points so then you can determine how far you have without getting all the way to the ball to figure it out.

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Price Value 

The CaddyTalk Cube rangefinder, as of the time of writing, retails for $350 per unit on Amazon, and it’s the same price on the brand’s official website.

When you buy the product, it comes with a case, black pouch, USB-C port, and cable.

Is the price worth it? I’d say yes. Many rangefinders on the market cost more but do not offer half the features and performance of the Cube rangefinder.

While it’s not the most affordable option or far from being a bang for the buck, it’s worth the penny.

Meanwhile, when you consider how the Cube rangefinder blends the benefit of a laser rangefinder with the use of a GPS, you’ll see reasons to splurge $350 on this device.

Cube Rangefinder: Pros and Cons

Indeed, there’s no perfect product out there. There are always two sides to the coin. To further help you decide if this rangefinder is best for you, consider the pros and cons that I’ve observed:

Pros

  • World-patented triangulation technology
  • Results of environmental conditions such as temperature, altitude, and humidity for improved accuracy
  • Full charge allows up to approx. 10,000 actuations.
  • IP55 water resistance protects the laser from water and dust.
  • Includes CUBE hard case
  • Super compact

Cons

  • It can be too small for players with bigger hands.
  • The design appears a bit industrial or “mechanical” with hard edges, but it is not necessarily a significant problem.
  • It’s not pocket-friendly for buyers on a tight budget, but it’s worth the price.

Verdict Summary 

The overriding takeaway from this Cube rangefinder is that it’s just different enough to be worth buying because it has more innovation.

Many products in the marketplace are not innovative. They’re just there to be there, and they cost you money. When you buy them, they just perform a function.

In contrast, the Cube rangefinder has some cool bells and whistles that I think your friends will ask you about.

That being said, here’s my rating for this device based on my experience with it:

Rating CaddyTalk Cube Rangefinder
Optics10
Accuracy 9
Performance 8
Display10
Ease of Use10
Looks8
TOTAL (60 points):55 Points

Over to you: what do you think about this portable CaddyTalk Cube rangefinder? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Fredrick

Hello, I'm Fredrick, and I have a genuine passion for golf. With over 15 years of immersion in the golfing industry, I've not only played the game extensively but also honed my skills in crafting informational guides on golf. Golf is not just a sport to me; it's a way of life, and I'm thrilled to share my expertise with fellow enthusiasts.