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Data-Vac ED500 Electric Duster

Data-Vac ED500 Electric Duster
alaScore 87

50 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and value for money are on the whole positive, but there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Data-Vac ED500 Electric Duster is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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lasts just under 13 months


I bought this because it was American made and would save money and environment. I will have to find a more reliable, better made, longer lasting product.

Great air pressure, perfect for cleaning computer parts

Only worked for 13 months and I did not even use it that much, maybe twice a week

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Like X-Men's Storm


I've known of MetroVac for many years; actually was a supplier of some bags for their vacuum cleaners. They make low-tech, strong products. This blower is no exception.

Way more powerful than you expect. Be careful you don't blow the motherboard out of the case. I've also used it to blow up an air mattress

Does get a bit warm with use so I'll suggest you not use it continuously for long periods of time; probably would burn out the motor. Be cautious and it should last for a good long time

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Best purchase ever


I would purchase this again in a heart beat. I have even bought one for home. Cleaned out Dryer trap, back of refrigerator, and was great for cobwebs I couldn't reach. It's an all purpose machine.

This thing blows out any and everything you can imagine

Cord could be a little longer, but an extension cord worked great


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Metrovac Datavac Electric Duster


The only thing that I would have liked to see, would be an option to use batteries rather than an AC power source, but seeing as how if someone wanted to clean a computer they would likely have access to a standard wall outlet, it isn't really a problem.

Very nice solution to canned air, comes with great attachments for getting to all the hidden components inside your computer that build dust. A lot of people I know use air compressors to dust their PC but I feel this is a safer alternative. Being able...

It seems I have to type something in the cons section. I honestly don't see any downsides to this duster, and if you already buy disposable cans of air to clean you PC, then it is truly a no-brainer

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Life changing


If you're like me and have tons of computers and electronics that you obsessively clean weekly - monthly then this is the tool for you. It's the limitless can of air you always wished you had. Some reviews complain about noise or heat. I don't see this...

Does all the jobs you wished you could of done with that can of compressed air and then some

Will still need canned air to blow off CPU after cleaning it off with rubbing alcohol. I haven't tried it, but I could tell just from looking at it that not being able to blast won't work for that task... Minor con

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I bought this to replace my O2 Hurricane, which died after barely 40 cumulative minutes of use. I've already used this thing twice as much, and it works three times as well! This is larger in person than it looks in the images, to me anyway. It's also...

Powerful. WAY more powerful than the O2 Hurricane ; Lots of attachments to help get to those hard-to-reach places

See where people keep saying this is loud? Multiply all of that by 10. It sounds like a shop vac ; Heavier and larger than you'd expect, looking at the pictures ; Cumbersome ; Heats up super-fast and blows hot air on your PC components

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Best yet


No matter the product, people find fault, no matter how small. Highly recommend, it works.

Hands down superior to any canned air I have used. Pays for itself in short time cleaning numerous desktops in service in my home. Learn to use the accessories properly ; Some complain of noise. It's only used for short times, deal with it for...


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Tornado in a can


I want a bigger one....

About as expensive as a several cans of air and worth every penny. Blows air hard enough to clean out all but the most stubborn dust. The cord is long enough to make it easily around most workstations, tables, garages, and offices; just make sure that...

Loud enough to wake up light sleepers; granted, breathing in the same room wakes them up

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I was impressed with the high quality of this product as well as from the owners of the company including a pic of their family with their quality guarantee. Works every bit as well as disposable spray cans

It does put out noise. Prolly abut 50-60% as loud as a shop vac (not high pitched thankfully). It gets pretty hot after a good 5 minutes, but you shouldn't need to ever continuously run it for that long. Saves money on the sprays cans and better for...

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Really Blows


I am looking forward to the money I will save on buying compressed air. Also no moisture like compressed air. As I said in the title This thing really blows. Get it you will love it as much as I do. Made in America too. Glad American workers get paid...

This unit is amazing!. It blows a lot of air. I love the attachments it comes with. They make it so easy to blow out all my electronics and computers. This unit is made of metal is heavy and you can just feel the quality. Nice