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15 reviews | 3.8 out of 5
I was so happy to get this machine because I've seen how you could easily do so much. HOWEVER: As soon as I tried to use it I realized that the viewable screen area was SMALL. When you add the icons and items you want to cut, those look even smaller. While I don't have 20-20 vision, I'm not blind either. I had to get a magnifier glass to see the things that I selected to cut, which helped. It also made it awkward. I kept making mistakes because I had to fidget with the machine and a magnifier at the same time.
That's part of the problem. The other is that it had "glitches." Every once in a while I couldn't move the icons around. They would bounce in other directions on the screen.
You might want to check other reviews like on Amazon to see how others fared with this machine. I've read where others have had bad issues with glitches too.
Also....Please check the store return policy before you spend this much money on the Gypsy. Most will NOT let you return them to the store once they're opened. You have to mail them back to Provo Craft to get them repaired.
Sadly, that's where mine is now.
Product was Dead On Arrival. Read several bad reviews elsewhere concerning problems with this product. Should've heeded. Wife has been working with the manufacturer (the recommended method) to get "repairs." Not Wal-Mart's fault - the product is just faulty. Wait for the next version.
Since buying my Gypsy, hardly a day goes by that I don't use it. If you own a Cricut and several cartridges, this is a must-have purchase. You load all your cartridges onto this little beauty and you never have to get them out to plug into your cricut again...you just use your Gypsy. It's great to take on the go if you're always away from home. You create right on the Gypsy and then plug it into your Cricut and cut! No changing out cartridges! It works very much like Design Studio. Highly recommend.
Out the box this product is horrible however once you register online and get the latest updates it is the best. The zoom feature helps you get closer to what ever you put on the screen and the option to see all possible cartridges is a plus. Also having all your cartridges loaded in the Gypsy makes it easy for cutting something without having to look for the cartridge. Good investment if you ask me you can design anywhere because it is portable and then cut with a mixture of all YOUR LINKED cartridges at once. To learn the ins and outs of your Gypsy I would recommend using the cricut message board. It was from reading the message board and seeing one that helped me decide to buy one. Also wait for a sale if you can.
The Gypsy is everything that the above poster said it is. I am so glad that I got the Gypsy! I have not regretted it at all. It is so convenient and easy to use. If you have any of the Cricut machines and a lot of cartridges or are away from your Cricut often, this is definitely the way to go. You can design anywhere and just save your work until you get home and are ready to craft.
My Gypsy arrived in record time; however, it was DOA. My box did not have all of the paperwork required for installation or registration.
I returned it to the local Walmart for a refund. I was unable to reorder it that afternoon because it was out of stock. The price of the Gypsy at Walmart fluctuates right now so I am glad that I did not reorder it.
I have the cricut expression and have used the Gypsy to design layouts. I downloaded the instruction manual from the Provo website where I registered my Gypsy and am amazed with all it can do.
I have wanted this product for a while, and when I saw the price at walmart.com I had to have it. It is all I expected....Great.
Had a lot trouble getting the Gypsy updated, I'm glad I called the help hotline. After that it was easy to use. Didn't like the small images. It was hard to see the details of the more detailed cut-outs. Would have liked a magnifier opinion. Overall I like it, because I didn't have to change the cartridges. Also could see what the other cartridges have on them that I didn't have. The more I use it, the more I like it.
Absolutely love my new gypsy. It's a great compliment to the cricut. Works just as they say. A bit hard to get to know the machine without an instruction book, but there were many helpful videos for use on youtube!
I bought an Expression machine and a Gypsy for my wife,... she loves them. Don't waste your time with the design software, buy the Gypsy instead, it comes with the software on it. The Gypsy also makes updating your Cricut a breeze! When I bought the Gypsy they had a special going if you bought one they would let you download a total of 7 cartridges. I couldn't pass it up. This is a must have companion for your Cricut machine!
I have had my cricut for about three years, and rarely used it for the hassle of changing cartridges. Since I got my Gypsy, i use it constantly. The Gypsy is so easy to use, works wonders for my scrapbooking. You can do so much more with this, and you can cut from multiple cartrides on one sheet. It took a while for it to update, but it was worth the wait, cartidges link almost instantly. And your able to view all Cricut cartridges so you can search through all of the contents before you go buy them. This is truely a wonderful product. A must have for scrapbooking.
I love my gypsy. It is a bit overpriced, like all provocraft products, but for a serious crafter, it's worth it.
I was soo excited to get this when it first came out. My husband got it for xmas 2009. It is now dead. Warranty is for only 12 months, so I now have a $300 paper wieght. I am so disappointed with this product. Don't waste your money. For me it didn't add to my scrapbooking!