Cricut Explore Air Wireless Review

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine
  • Embedded Bluetooth for wireless cutting
  • Dual carriage for cutting and writing or cutting and scoring in...
  • Upload your own images for free (.svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif,...
  • Smart Set dial for easy material settings, Free Cricut Design...
  • Cut Smart precision cutting,Works with all Cricut cartridges

If you’re crafty and creative, inspiration can strike at inconvenient times, and if you’re like everyone else, you don’t have tons of additional time to invest in your passion. The Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine  promises to remove the time-consuming components of crafting and replace them with an easy-to-use tool that lets you create and design anytime, anywhere.

Cricut Explore Air Wireless Features

The wireless version of the Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine cutting machine allows you to design and create in a neater, no-cords environment. It features “Cut Smart” technology for precision cutting of various-sized images and fonts. If you have projects that require both cutting and printing, you can accomplish this in one step.

The machine cuts over 60 different materials, including paper, cardstock, vinyl, iron-on, poster board, fabric, and even leather, but you can also create custom settings for additional materials. Default materials will appear on the Smart Set dial for easy use.

Cricut’s image library gives you access to over 50,000 images, projects, and fonts, as well as the option to upload your own designs. The mobile app offers freedom to creative minds, giving you the opportunity to produce designs on the go and then save them to cut later.

The Cricut Explore Air Wireless is available in several colors including gold, blue, and champagne. It features easy setup and durable construction.
The machine is 25.4 x 10 x 9.2 inches and about 17 pounds, which is still light enough to make it portable.

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As promised, the  gives crafters a convenient, no-hassle solution for maximizing time and creative opportunities. A notably handy feature is the cloud-based design software that allows you to create or edit designs across multiple devices and wirelessly sync the changes. This feature can be a double-edge sword, because it also means that you can’t design or cut anything without an internet connection.

While the image library offers extensive options, the greatest feature is the ability to easily change the color of an object to match what your project needs. However, the software offers no intuitive method for organizing your uploaded images, and by default, they’re arranged according to the upload date. The optional tagging method isn’t user-friendly.

That being said, the positives far outweigh the few minor negatives, because crafters and artists will benefit from its mostly convenient and accommodating features.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.