Pros / The KNK Zing Air has many modern features like Bluetooth compatibility and a voice command app.
Cons / Because of its size, this die-cutting machine isn't very portable.
Verdict / This KNK model is best suited for at-home crafting. It can easily handle most materials, but it takes patience to assemble and learn how to use this die-cutting machine.
Editor's Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product.
Editor's Note: The KNK Zing Orbit is now available. Clicking the Buy button will take you to this version for purchase. The manufacturer lists the new version as offering the following features: USB and Wi-fi connectivity; increased cutting force; 2-way communication, which can make operation more efficient; automatic registration tracking, adjustable pinch feed assembly; and more. We will evaluate, rank and review the Orbit when we next update the die cutting machine reviews. Meanwhile, enjoy our review below about the Zing.
The KNK Zing Air is so compact you may be surprised at how powerful this die cutter is. Our Top Ten Reviews Silver Award winner packs a real punch with its 750 grams of cutting force. In addition to its cutting force, other innovations, such as ZingSpeak, it's voice-activated feature, set it apart from other die cutters. With the Zing Air, you have unlimited mobility in every way. You can cut without cords or cartridges. You can also engrave, emboss and draw on a wide range of materials, including vinyl, cardstock, fabric and chipboard.
The Zing Air is a compact and very powerful tool for making your crafting ideas a reality. A potentially intense learning curve notwithstanding, the Zing Air earns second place, our Bronze Award, on our lineup of the best die-cutting machines. You can even tell this machine what to do with the voice command feature. It cuts almost any type of material, and it goes well beyond cutting with its engraving, embossing and other capabilities.