{Review} Cricut Explore vs Circut Explore Air 2

Thank you Cricut for sending me a Cricut Explore Air 2 to review. There are affiliate links in this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Product Review - Cricut Explore compared to Cricut Explore Air 2

I’m so excited to share that I got a new Cricut Explore Air 2! They just hit the market a few days ago and I got my hands on one! You might remember that almost 3 years ago I was flown out by Cricut for the unveiling of the new Cricut Explore. Fast forward almost 3 years later and I’m here to review the brand new Air 2. Also, I must note that I was pregnant with my first baby when I got the Cricut Explore and now I’m pregnant with baby #2 while receiving my Air 2!

So why move from an Explore to the new Explore Air 2?

  • Up to 2X Faster. Select Fast Mode when you need to make every minute count.
  • Embedded Bluetooth® for wireless cutting – the Explore had an adapter!
  • Cut 100+ materials from vellum to leather – the Explore could only cut 50 materials!
  • Smart Set® dial for easy material settings – the Air 2 has a new Bonded Fabric setting which makes me so happy!

Cricut Machine Comparison

If you upgraded after the Explore here is a comparison sheet of how the other 3 rank against one another! If your looking for time-saving speed and power the Cricut Explore Air 2 is the machine for you!

Cricut Explore Air 2

I mean isn’t she pretty? I’m in love and this is the first time I’ve had a Cricut that has a color to it. I’ve always only had a white machine. I can’t wait to get my craft room put together to really let her shine!

Cricut Explore Air 2 - Easy Set Dial

And I can’t wait to use the new “Bonded Fabric” dial feature! That’s the way I almost always cut fabric so I’m super excited I don’t have to scroll to the “custom” setting any more!

Cricut Explore Air 2

And look at all the shiny! Seriously, I’m loving how fast the new Explore Air 2 can cut! I have a toddler and very little time to craft any more, so I love that I can cut even quicker and make the most of my time.

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Comments

  1. My future daughter-in-law is getting this machine for Christmas. I would like to buy some things for her she will need immediately to add to the gift. Please tell me if I buy cartridges or digital images. I see a started kit too. It that go to buy?? She is getting married soon and wants to use this for wedding decorating. Do you have a suggestion for which images to start with??

    • Hi GJ, a subscription to Cricut Design Space is best. It’s $9.99 a month and gives her access to over 50K+ fonts and images. Iron-On vinyl (she could make shirts for her bridal party) as well as paper and other materials would be good for her too. The starter kit is always great, too!

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