Get a great deal on the Cricut Explore Air 2 now

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Cricut Explore Air 2 Hero (Image credit: Karen S. Freeman / iMore)

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.

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.

Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer 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. She's also a contributor at TechRadar and Tom's Guide. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, CNET, 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 also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.