On Sep 19 ohmycrafts (update: they are no longer in business) sent out an email that they were taking pre-orders for the Silhouette Cameo. The unit costs $215.99 after coupon and includes free shipping.
I placed my order within minutes of receiving that email.
UPS dropped off the box on Tuesday evening and I got to open it when all the kids are in school the next day.
This is the box that UPS delivered..
..and this is what's inside. :-)
This is printed on the box:
Here are the accessories..
...and this is the new 12"x12" cutting mat.
There's my Cameo!
Here it is out of the box..
Here is a closer look at the control panel.
This is how it looks like when the lid is up.
The Cameo weighs less than 6.5 lbs.
It is also only slightly bigger than the Silhouette SD..
...and quite a lot smaller than the Lynx.
These came with the Cameo...
...including Silhouette Studio v2.0. The instructional video is about 10mins long and is not boring AT ALL.
The new blade looks very different from the 3-cap system used in the Silhouette SD. The grey ratchet cap is used to change the setting on the blade.
I love the new 12" x12" mat! The adhesive is PERFECT. Unlike the smaller SD mats, it is not overly-sticky at all. Even though the mat is brand new, I was able to easily remove my first cutouts from it.
This is how the LCD screen looks like when the unit is switched on.
That's all for the unboxing. In my next post, I will show you how my first Silhouette Cameo cutouts look like.