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METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500

B&H # MEED500 Mfr # ED-500
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Product Highlights
  • Manufactured in the United States
  • Packed in 4-Color Display Carton

The DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500 from the Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co is a compact cleaning system for computer systems. It uses a 500W motor to blow dust, dirt, and debris from computer equipment. It is a green alternative to canned air products, as it is not a throw-away item. This item comes packed in a 4-color display carton.

0.75 horsepower motor produces 70CFM air flow
Includes air-pin-pointer, air-concentrator nozzle, air-flare nozzle, and 4-piece detailing tool kit
12' cord gives you room to work
Manufactured in the United States
Construction Steel
Motor 0.75HP, Single Fan, 120V, 4.5A, 500W
Air Flow 70CFM
Power Cord 12' (3.7 m)
Filter E/Z-Change Foam
Weight 2.75 lb (1.25kg)
METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500
  • Air-Pin-Pointer
  • Air-Concentrator Nozzle
  • Air-Flare Nozzle
  • 4-Piece Detailing Tool Kit
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    METRO DataVacDataVac Electric Duster Model ED500
     
    4.7

    (based on 178 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (139)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (158)
    • Cleans effectively (144)
    • Well built / quality (130)
    • Gentle (39)
    • Compact (14)

    Cons

    • Loud (14)
    • Noisy (7)
    • Harsh application (5)
    • Runs hot (3)

    Best Uses

    • Computers (144)
    • High-end electronics (111)
    • Maintenance (109)
    • Everyday use (84)
    • Having around the house (81)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (138), Budget shopper (32)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (121), Business (49)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very powerful blower

    Purchased this to replace the costly Canned air. I also just purchased a new Gaming PC and want to keep the Dust filters clean in our Dust factory apartment. It is VERY powerful and...Read complete review

    Purchased this to replace the costly Canned air. I also just purchased a new Gaming PC and want to keep the Dust filters clean in our Dust factory apartment. It is VERY powerful and LOUD. I also had to drill a hole in the other attachment nozzles to keep them from jettisoning off under the extreme pressure (as only the one attachment has a pre drilled hole for the locking mechanism.) Don't blow it directly on any computer components ie. CPU or RAM, as it may damage them. It does come with an air filter that can be cleaned out in the bottom of the duster unit. Also it does tend to get HOT rather quickly (1-2 mins is long enough to get the job done), but intermittent use is fine. I would recommend the DataVac Electric Duster to anyone wanting to replace those costly and condensation producing canned air products. Very useful product.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Powerful Bursts... No Adjustment

    Bought this item for home use.... hobby, camera and to clean out the small fuel line on our home's propane heater. Thought it would be a better alternative to the...Read complete review

    Bought this item for home use.... hobby, camera and to clean out the small fuel line on our home's propane heater. Thought it would be a better alternative to the "canned air" product. It is from the standpoint of not having to buy additional cans as well as minimizing impact/green concerns. However the bursts of air are extremely forceful and since there is no trigger adjustment to lessen that burst it is too powerful for certain uses. It's as loud as an old vacuum cleaner, ( the manufacturer is an old vacuum manufacturer!)
    It would be nice if a thin tube was included to get into tighter spaces, as you would find on the canned air unit.

    Overall it's okay; there are plenty of other uses I am sure.

    Reviewed by 178 customers

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    5.0

    Way better than a can of Air!

    By stagn4life89

    from jacksonville,fl

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Effectively
    • Easy To Use
    • Gentle
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computers
      • Everyday Use
      • Having Around The House
      • High-End Electronics
      • Maintenance

      Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

      I love this product! its way better than a can of air. In about 6 months, this unit will pay off for itself. Its also more effective than a can of air. I'm a xerox tech, and one problem I face with my machines is that the paper my customers use leave a lot of dust beyond. The can of air would do OK but would sometimes cause more problems than needed. For example, if you don't hold it in a right angle, the liquid would get all over the item you are blasting, and the can would get really cold and stop working. You don't have that problem with this. Its so powerful and built well. It truly is the last can of air you will need. Here is a better review of this product. --------------------

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      • Business

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      5.0

      Air Cans No More

      By MightyTiki

      from DC Metro

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computers
        • Everyday Use
        • Having Around The House
        • High-End Electronics

        Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

        Do you buy disposable compressed air cans to clean things with?

        Do you know how incredibly expensive those cans get after buying a few?

        You know buying this will save you a lot of money over time?

        It does exactly what the description says, this is my second ED500, I'm buying this as a Holiday gift for my brother since he has a gaming PC.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Good-Bye Air Cans! Will blow you away!

        By Stan R

        from CA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Effectively
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computers
          • Everyday Use
          • Having Around The House
          • High-End Electronics
          • Maintenance

          Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

          It's great not having to buy the air cans to clean keyboards, desktop inners, toaster (outside to avoid crumbs all over). Powerful, fast and hope it will last a long time.
          Somewhat loud but I knew that from reading reviews.
          Great Price and top value.
          Fast shipping.

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          • Personal

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          5.0

          More than expected

          By msarrault

          from Michigan

          Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

          I knew that it was going to work better than the can spray air. What i didnt expect was the velocity and the continued air flow. If you need to redirect the air no problem. The attachment is there and no moisture or freezing of the can and your hands. Would recommend to everyone, and i have.

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          5.0

          "More powerful than it looks like"

          By Vit the B&H fan

          from Las Vegas, NV

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Computers
            • High-End Electronics
            • Maintenance

            Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

            Excellent permanent replacement for pressed-air-cans. One time investment which will pay off in no time and serve for lifetime....

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            Air Cans No More!

            By B 100

            from So Cal

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Effectively
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

            • A Bit Loud
            • Can Get Warm With Use

            Best Uses

            • Car Detailing
            • Car Engine Bay
            • Computers
            • Everyday Use
            • Having Around The House

            Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

            These are one of those innovative products that help you save money over time. Long gone are the days when you have to buy air cans! That in itself should pique your interest!I live in an area where dust is very prevalant. I recommend using this product for when you want to remove dust and lints from various nooks and crannys.The 500W motor (0.75 horsepower) which produces 70CFM amount of air flow is more than sufficient for everyday use. I have yet to come across a computer where this was not enough power.Aside from just cleaning electronics this duster really helps keep my engine bay clean, which is where I use this duster the most. My cars engine bay has many areas where debris like to gather. It becomes difficult to reach some of these areas with my hands as it is very tightly spaced. This is where my duster does its job (well). Using the thin nozzle attachment I can blow away little pebbles with ease.I also love the fact that the material used to build this duster is durable and well made. It doesn't feel cheap in your hands at all.I have noticed that the duster can run hot when used for a long period of time or when you use the thin nozzle attachment. I guess a bit of stress is put on the motor as it is trying to push a large quantity of air through a smaller diameter/area. (a phenomenon that can be described with fluid mechanics, which I couldn't tell you because I've forgotten all my physics!) In any case, I simply turn off the duster for a short period of time to cool it off. It does impede in the dusting process but it's not a deal-breaker in my opinion.This duster is also useful for when you clean and detail your car. After washing your car, use the duster to blow away excess water and to remove water from the side mirrors so that they don't drip while you're cleaning your car!Metrovac is known for their quality parts and they did a great job with this duster!

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            Nifty little duster

            By grungeboy

            from El Mirage, AZ

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Effectively
            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computers
              • Everyday Use
              • Having Around The House
              • High-End Electronics
              • Maintenance

              Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

              Great for cleaning out PCs, dusting off blinds, and getting water out of your mirrors and grilles after you wash your car.

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              • Personal

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              5.0

              Very powerful Duster

              By traveler

              from Philadelphia

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cleans Effectively
              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Computers
                • Everyday Use
                • Having Around The House
                • High-End Electronics
                • Maintenance

                Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                very small, very light, very powerful. I use it for blowing dust from high furniture, walls, doors, railings, garage shelves, under low sitting appliances and finally for computer, printer, TV, audio system. And MORE - window screens, window frames, kitchen cabinets, inside bath vanities, filing cabinets, electric outlets...

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                • Personal

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                5.0

                Good value!

                By FW

                from Hamden, CT

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                      Used it to clean the inside of my computer. Very powerful and blew all the dust away. Way better than compressed air!

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Best Duster Ever!!!!!

                      By Joe

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cleans Effectively
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Gentle
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Computers
                        • Everyday Use
                        • Having Around The House
                        • High-End Electronics
                        • Maintenance

                        Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                        This product is the perfect solution to compressed air. It is 10 times more powerful than canned compressed air and you will never run out of air when needed most. We use them for personal and business needs. The company has saved over $ per year by purchasing this product.

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                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        This really blows...in a good way

                        By Comp. Teacher

                        from Southampton, Pa

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Cleans Effectively
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Gentle
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                        • Short Range

                        Best Uses

                        • Computers

                        Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                        This simple does what is should. It blows air. Small investment will save money in not buying traditional canned air.
                        One down side is that the cord could be longer.

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                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Great alternative to canned air

                        By Keyboarder

                        from College Station, Texas

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Cleans Effectively
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                        • Loud
                        • Must Plug In

                        Best Uses

                        • Computers
                        • Having Around The House
                        • Maintenance

                        Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                        I'll try not to rehash the information available from the manufacturer, but it really is a great replacement for canned air. I previously read reviews that stated it doesn't blow as strongly as canned air, which might technically be true compared to the first bursts of air from a can. But most cans eventually stop blowing hard after a few seconds until they're re-warmed, whereas the Electric Duster has a constant, forceful air stream.

                        The manufacturer says it only costs about the same as 5 cans of air dusters. That might be true of large, non-flammable canned air, but I found the price comparable to between 15-20 of the cheapest cans available generally from hardware/department stores.

                        Although it has a power switch, the constant air flow of the Electric Duster takes getting used to compared to intermittent bursts from cans. Previously I would do little burst of air to remove dust, but now if I'm not careful it will continue to force dust all over the place. That can be good and bad, but if used together with a vacuum cleaner, the airborne dust can be collected and controlled and I don't have to worry about wasting extra money with prolonged blowing.

                        The unit is a bit larger and heavier than I expected, but the handle provides a great grip and the flexible tube and little attachments make up for the awkwardness of the unit's size and weight.

                        The cord is long enough to use without need for an extension cord most of the time. It is rather loud, but it was expected and an acceptable trade-off for savings on cans, etc. Finally, although the manufacturer makes other products specifically for inflating things like air-mattresses, I think this could be used for that same purpose if care is taken not to let it overheat. The various adapters make it compatible with all sort of air nozzles.

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                        5.0

                        Nice, Powerful

                        By MinAZ

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Value Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Cleans Effectively

                        Cons

                        • Harsh Application

                        Best Uses

                        • Maintenance

                        Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                        Great little portable blower. The motor is quite powerful especially for a portable unit - it will blow dust right off (along with anything else not fastened down on your table). Maybe a little too powerful actually for its intended purpose, but I think more is better than less.

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                        4.0

                        Works well

                        By Aspiring Filmmaker

                        from Norcross, GA

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                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                              Works pretty well. Had hoped for a little more oomph in terms of CFMs (I guess), which is to say it could be a little more powerful but then again I was using one of the micro attachments for computers/electronics. Not sure if that's supposed to matter or not.

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                              5.0

                              No more canned air... or hearing.

                              By Cory

                              from Tucson, AZ

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Computers
                                • High-End Electronics
                                • Maintenance

                                Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                With just the medium sized nozzle gives great airflow/pressure. Only bad part is mostly how noisy it is; don't use it during quiet times.

                                Weirdly, the duster comes with a spring peg for attatchments, but the nozzles do not come with a matching hole.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent for the money and environment!

                                By VSG

                                from Houston, TX

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Cleans Effectively
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                • Harsh Application

                                Best Uses

                                • Computers
                                • High-End Electronics
                                • Maintenance

                                Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                I use this not only on my camera gear but also a watercooled personal computer. The latter has radiators cooled by fans that suck in air from the outside. Despite the best filters, the fans and radiators- let alone the insides of the computer case- get dusty and hamper performance. I tried out compressed air cans but not only are they extremely ineffective (low pressure, get cold quickly reducing continuous run time), they are also quite nasty to the environment. This on the other hand does the job in a few seconds!

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                                5.0

                                Very Good Quality But Slightly Expensive

                                By Ben

                                from Orem, UT

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Cleans Effectively
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                • Slightly Expensive

                                Best Uses

                                • Computers
                                • High-End Electronics
                                • Maintenance

                                Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                I bought this to replaced cans of compressed air to clean computer cases, keyboards and electronics. (I haven't used it on a DSLR.) I expected a product that was well built and that had great airflow and I got both. As a compressed air replacement it is perfect. No bitterant, less cost over time and equal or superior performance. My only complaint (even though B&H had the best price I could find) is that I feel like [@]would be a more appropriate price but I would probably buy this again if I had to do it all over again. There aren't any other products on the market that I could find that have been as clearly reviewed and tested.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent product

                                By ben0it28

                                from Montreal, QC, Canada

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Cleans Effectively
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Gentle
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Computers
                                  • High-End Electronics

                                  Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                  Really amazin product... will never spend for a Clean Duster can again :)

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                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  Amazing Alternative

                                  By Badman

                                  from Florida

                                  Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                  This is a great alternative to buying canned air. It's nontoxic, efficient, and cheap.

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                                  5.0

                                  DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500

                                  By mspost

                                  from Dayton, OH

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Cleans Effectively
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Quality Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Computers
                                    • Everyday Use
                                    • High-End Electronics

                                    Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                    I bought this Datavac to clean computers and cameras. It is well made and has a strong stream of air. It comes with a nice assortment of attachments.

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                                    • Personal

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