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Pretty neat little air cleaner I bought


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I just bought this little blower thing to replace cans of compressed air. First time I've tried something like this and I have to admit, I am impressed.

 

This thing works really well, better than a can of compressed air, and it's only about $30.

 

Definitely recommended to anyone who uses compressed air from time to time. 

 

https://a.co/d/74bt7o7

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Just a cheaper version of the same one I've been using for like 15 years.  Good ol' Metro Datavac. 🙂  They really are worth their pricetag.  I can't say about the cheap ones like you linked, but the Metro branded ones are freaking tanks and last forever.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, pioneerisloud said:

Just a cheaper version of the same one I've been using for like 15 years.  Good ol' Metro Datavac. 🙂  They really are worth their pricetag.  I can't say about the cheap ones like you linked, but the Metro branded ones are freaking tanks and last forever.

 

 

WWW.AMAZON.COM

 

 

Well, I figure batteries have improved a lot over the last 15 years so something like this is a lot more viable in a cheap handheld form. 

 

I've been using compressed air cans for way too long. For really dirty PCs I used to go to the gas station and used their air compressor 😅

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7 minutes ago, UltraMega said:

 

Well, I figure batteries have improved a lot over the last 15 years so something like this is a lot more viable in a cheap handheld form. 

 

I've been using compressed air cans for way too long. For really dirty PCs I used to go to the gas station and used their air compressor 😅

 

Oh yours runs on BATTERIES!  I didn't catch that part!  That's actually super useful.  The Metro ones plug in, they're literally a backwards vacuum lol.  Very very powerful.  I'd be interested in seeing a comparison, I might grab one of those after Christmas, just so I can have the attachments (mine are all missing now after ~15 ish years).

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I mean for $30 vs. $100, as long it pushes air, sounds good to me XD. I used to hook up the air compressor and bring my PC into the garage.  Wait for the tank to fill up and then be careful not to blow out my board with all teh powar. Tedious but it worked. Something like this, as long as it holds up, seems like a good value. 

 

Found one similar for $33 CAD. https://www.amazon.ca/Compressed-air-Duster-110000RPM-Replacement/dp/B0BNMCKSN1/

 

 

Let me know how yours holds up Ultra over the next 3-6 months.

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44 minutes ago, pioneerisloud said:

 

Oh yours runs on BATTERIES!  I didn't catch that part!  That's actually super useful.  The Metro ones plug in, they're literally a backwards vacuum lol.  Very very powerful.  I'd be interested in seeing a comparison, I might grab one of those after Christmas, just so I can have the attachments (mine are all missing now after ~15 ish years).

Yea man, pretty neat to have it be hand held. 😁

 

20 minutes ago, Slaughtahouse said:

I mean for $30 vs. $100, as long it pushes air, sounds good to me XD. I used to hook up the air compressor and bring my PC into the garage.  Wait for the tank to fill up and then be careful not to blow out my board with all teh powar. Tedious but it worked. Something like this, as long as it holds up, seems like a good value. 

 

Found one similar for $33 CAD. https://www.amazon.ca/Compressed-air-Duster-110000RPM-Replacement/dp/B0BNMCKSN1/

 

 

Let me know how yours holds up Ultra over the next 3-6 months.

 

I don't suspect this model will have any issues holding up. It seems pretty durable. Only issues is the charging cable it came with did not work, but it's just usb-c and a different cord worked fine. 

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Huh. A few years ago for Christmas my mom got me a handheld air compressor that was wireless, because I use canned air too, and it was terrible and had no force behind it.

 

For really dusty PCs, I use a Shop Vac that has a detachable hose and either a suck or blow mode (lol) and I use the blower and the thing moves a ton of air.

 

I used to use canned air in my rigs, and the electronics wipes that come in a can, but those leave clothy residue behind everywhere. So, I have switched to just using 70% isopropyl alcohol pads on the inside of the rig- all over the inside of the case, on the dust filters and even on the top of GPUs since backplates became standard. Never had a problem with it thus far. Been doing it that way for years.

 

Unplugging the rig and moving it into my work room and blowing it out with the shop vac works too but with how bad my pain has gotten I have trouble doing that. This looks like it might be a good solution, and I'd no longer need the alcohol pads. I'll see if my mom will get it for me for Xmas. I like that it comes with various brushes too.

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On 14/12/2023 at 21:16, pioneerisloud said:

Just a cheaper version of the same one I've been using for like 15 years.  Good ol' Metro Datavac. 🙂  They really are worth their pricetag.  I can't say about the cheap ones like you linked, but the Metro branded ones are freaking tanks and last forever.

 

 

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Yep, mine is now 13 years old and it is a tank. That said, back when I bought the Metro Datavac, they were more like $50. Kinda shocked to see over $100 now.

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4 hours ago, Sir Beregond said:

Yep, mine is now 13 years old and it is a tank. That said, back when I bought the Metro Datavac, they were more like $50. Kinda shocked to see over $100 now.

You're telling me man.  I paid $49.99 free ship for mine on Amazon back in 2007 or 2008, probably 2008.  It was definitely a shocker to see that price tag for me too.  

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I think when I bought my Datavac they were around $70. I just borrowed the one from work for years until I switched jobs and had to buy my own 😂

 

For just dusting off PCs these new battery powered ones probably work great. I also use my Datavac for blowing coolant out of custom loops and I kinda doubt the little battery powered ones have the same grunt as the 500w Datavac for that niche use case. 

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Same here, bought the ESD version back in 2021; though I'm not sure there's any real difference between that and the non ESD version besides the markup they get for the ESD strap in the ESD version.

 

Works great  for blowing out just about any filters too (like those used in bag less hepa canister filters, power tool dust collection, etc.) and just about anything you have a mind to stick it into.

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I have both types of dust blowers. The battery-powered blower is not quite as powerful as the DataVac, but it is still far more than adequate. I haven't used the DataVac since I purchased the battery-powered blower just because it is more convenient to use the one that runs on battery power.  Why deal with a cord if you don't have to? The DataVac unit can actually be dangerous if you are not careful. I've knocked blades off of case fans with it a couple of times.

 

Canned air sucks and it is insanely expensive. It doesn't take many cans of compressed air to cover the cost of either type.

 

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