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Cricut Explore® Air 2 Standard

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Overview & Details

Cricut Explore® Air 2 Standard
From quick cuts for your kid's school project to precision cuts for intricate embellishments, the Cricut Explore Air 2 gives you freedom to create more than ever before. This pretty powerhouse features cutting speeds in Fast Mode up to two times faster than previous models, depending on material, machine settings and complexity of design. Work wirelessly from your computer, iOS mobile device or supported Android device, finding inspiration with the included projects or customizing your own designs. Because creativity is in the Air. 

What You Get

  • Cricut Explore Air 2 die-cutting machine with embedded Bluetooth
  • Blade (pre-installed) 
  • Accessory adapter (pre-installed)
  • Power cord 
  • USB cord 
  • 12" x 12" Standard Grip cutting mat 
  • Black fine-tip pen sample 
  • 3 Cardstock samples 
  • Iron-on sample 
  • 50+ Cricut Make it Now projects (electronic content) 
  • 100+ Images (electronic content)   
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty

Good to Know

  • Broadband internet connection and internet browser are required to use the Cricut Explore Air 2. Standard data rates may apply.
  • For wireless use, you must have a Bluetooth connection from your computer or mobile device.
  • Compatible with PC and Mac, iOS devices and supported Android devices.
  • Not compatible with Amazon Kindle and Kindle Fire devices.
  • From time to time, the recommended minimum system requirements for Cricut Explore machines and/or Cricut Design Space software may change to help improve software performance. As updates are made to the software, some minimum system requirement updates will be required.
For warranty information, please call Customer Service at 800.933.2887 (8 am-1 am ET).
Measurements: Approx. 21-1/2"L x 7"W x 6-1/2"H
Weight: Approx. 10.82 lbs.
Country of Origin: China

System Requirements

Operating System (Windows): 8 or later
Operating System (Mac): v10.11 or later
Processor: Intel Core series or equivalent AMD processor (Windows) or 1.83 GHz (Mac)
Free Disk Space: 50MB
Display: 1024 x 768 resolution
Browser: Current version of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari or Microsoft Edge
Port: USB
Software: Current version of Adobe Flash
Internet: Broadband connection minimum 2 to 3 Mbps download and minimum 1 to 2 Mbps upload
Mobile Devices: iPad 2 or later, iPad mini or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPhone 4S or later and iPod Touch 5th generation or later
Beta Cricut Design Space for Android mobile devices: Android OS 4.4 or later, Samsung Galaxy S 4 or later, Samsung Galaxy Note4 or later, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 or later, Samsung Galaxy TabPro, Samsung Galaxy Tab S or later, Samsung Galaxy Tab E or later; other Android devices are not recommended for use


Cricut Explore Air 2 system 
  • Cut Smart precision cutting
  • Embedded Bluetooth for wireless cutting
  • Write or draw with Cricut pens
  • Compatible with Cricut cartridges (sold separately)
  • Integrated storage compartments
  • Multiple cutting modes give you freedom to personalize the way you design and create

Fast Mode in Cricut Design Space
  • Cuts and writes in Fast Mode up to 2 times faster than previous Cricut Explore machines (cut speed will vary depending on material, machine settings and complexity of project design)
  • Fast Mode is available for Smart Set dial settings in vinyl, vinyl+, iron-on, iron-on+, light cardstock, light cardstock+, cardstock and cardstock+
  • Fast Mode may reduce cutting and writing precision, which may be more noticeable in complex designs

Make custom projects
  • Choose Make It Now projects
  • Make quick cuts with the Cricut Design Space app 
  • Upload your own images for free (.svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, .dxf) 
  • Cuts printable images

Easy to use
  • Just plug in your Explore, connect it to your computer, iOS mobile device or supported Android device via USB or Bluetooth and go to

Dual carriage 
  • For cutting and writing or cutting and scoring in 1 step

Design on the go
  • Create on your computer, iOS mobile device or supported Android device

Smart Set dial
  • For easy material settings
  • Cut more than 100 types of materials, from vellum to leather


Cricut Explore® Air 2 Standard

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Would recommend to a friend

    This is my 3rd Cricut Explore... love this machine. I wish I had gotten the full package one, just to get the goodies... but, I am still very happy.It came fast and now I am cutting and creating.Thank you

    jaxntv, ID
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  • First Cricut

    This is my first Cricut, but so far I love it!! Having a blast finding designs for vinyl, should make some cute Christmas gifts!!

    Cindy_T, NC
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  • Love this

    I love everything about this. The color is soft and pretty. It cuts great. Software is easy to use. A real winner!

    sherylfitz1, NC
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  • Air 2

    I love it. Guess my timing is not good at all. Last year in August my husband got the Cricut for me and two months later you came out with the Cricut Air 2. This year I got the Air 2 and within a month or two you came out with the Maker. Bad timing on my part. I will not try to keep up with you staying with this one for a while.

    Bingel, NV
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  • Love This!

    I flirted with the thought of purchasing the Explore Air 2 for about a year, but every time I almost bought one I talked myself out of it. I was afraid that it would be too complicated for me to learn. My husband finally told me to order one for my birthday (who am I to argue with that?) When it came I unboxed it, plugged it in and was able to use it right off the bat. I watched several tutorials beforehand and I still have a lot to learn, but I am so excited about this machine! I didn't want to wait for the Cricut Maker because sewing is not really my thing. This is JUST what I wanted!

    cathym7565, CO
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