What you need to know
- The Cricut Explore Air 2 is currently $169 (regularly $249.)
- The Cricut Maker is currently $329 (regularly $399.)
What does a Cricut Explore Air 2 do?
Our Cricut Explore Air 2 review has all of the details, but essentially it's a precision cutting machine for crafting. It can also draw, write, and score with over 100 different alternative materials. You can even use it to make iron-on apparel, Infusible Ink projects, decals, greeting cards, stickers, stencils, jewelry, and so much more.
The Cricut Explore Air 2 falls right in the middle of Cricut's lineup, with the flagship Cricut Maker at the top of the line and the sidekick machine Cricut Joy on the lower end of the spectrum. It's pretty easy to make a case for the Cricut Explore Air 2 right now, since this limited time sale brings the price even lower than what the the Cricut Joy costs.
Just right crafting machine
DIY enthusiasts and crafters will love this precision cutting machine.
How about the Cricut Maker?
You can learn more about Cricut's flagship machine in our Cricut Maker review. It does everything that the Explore Air 2 does, plus much more. It cuts over 300 different materials instead of just a little over 100 like the Cricut Explore Air 2. In addition to writing, drawing, and scoring, it can also deboss and engrave. This is the machine you probably want for serious crafting or if you plan to sell your work. If you've been holding out for a deal, now is the time — you'll save $70 off the retail price.
Flagship crafting machine
Top of the line
This versatile cutting machine is the ultimate for makers of all kinds.
Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer, social media manager, and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for AppAdvice and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is a wife and mom (and dog mom) who is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to travel the world and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.
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