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METRO DataVacDataVac Electric Duster Model ED500
 
4.7

(based on 195 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (152)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (171)
  • Cleans effectively (157)
  • Well built / quality (142)
  • Gentle (42)
  • Compact (14)

Cons

  • Loud (14)
  • Noisy (8)
  • Harsh application (5)
  • Flimsy construction (3)
  • Runs hot (3)

Best Uses

  • Computers (158)
  • High-end electronics (120)
  • Maintenance (116)
  • Everyday use (91)
  • Having around the house (85)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (149), Budget shopper (36)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (134), Business (52)

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.

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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.

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3.0

Too powerful for my needs

By Susan

from Dallas, TX

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Quality Construction

Cons

  • Hard To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

    I was looking for an alternative to the canned air, mainly for cleaning out my computer and other small jobs around the house. But this puts out a lot more air than what I need. Stuff gets blown all over the place if you're not careful. I wish it had the trigger type switch like the canned version, with controlled bursts of air rather than continuous air flow. Make sure there are no loose papers or small objects (including pets) around. No problems returning it to B&H.

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    • Personal

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    4.0

    Powerful tools

    By KW

    from Chicago

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Effectively
    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computers
      • Maintenance

      Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

      It is a powerful blower!
      I wish it could also suck like a vacuum. Maybe I am asking too much.

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      Exactly what he wanted

      By AJ

      from Lincoln, NE

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

          My SO has been wanting this for cleaning his computer for quite some time. He was tired of buying canned air and it freezing his hands. The DataVac is easy to use, simple, and powerful. It is loud, but really not too bad. Very happy with this purchase.

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          • Personal

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          5.0

          Expensive, but effective

          By UrQuan3

          from Huntsville, AL

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Pros

          • Cleans Effectively
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Computers
            • Everyday Use
            • High-End Electronics
            • Maintenance

            Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

            This thing costs quite a bit, but the convenience of not having to worry about stocking air and the sheer power of the thing are worth it. I find I do not use the attachments much. Normally the inch wide main opening is still moving air with enough force to knock dust off as needed.

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            Good product. Handy size.

            By PickyChris

            from South Milwaukee WI

            About Me Value 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:

              Easy to use. Long cord is convenient for getting
              access to all components for cleaning purposes.

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              • Personal

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              1.0

              Great service from B&H Photo, DataVac not so great

              By Andrew

              from Denton, TX

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction

                Best Uses

                • Computers
                • High-End Electronics

                Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                1 star is for product
                5 starts is for B&H customer service

                Unfortunately DataVac which I got was defective (overheating after 5 sec action and also was leaking air between 2 metal plates connected by screws). I am not sure if this is problem with the design of this product or is it problem with quality control.

                I returned (RMA) to B&H. I have to stress that B&H has the excellent selection of products and customer service. I bought quite a few products in the past from B&H and never had a problem. This was the first RMA and B&H handled it very well. I can definitely say that I can recommend B&H to my friends and relatives.

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                • Personal

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                5.0

                Good Duster, made well

                By NJS

                from NY

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cleans Effectively
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Computers
                  • High-End Electronics

                  Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                  I bought this mainly to use to clean my PC from dust.Unit is made well, solid construction, bit heavy or awkward compared to canned air. Definitely cost effective and no harmful chemicals to think about. Does a great job,i used to go through a can or more of canned air to clean my PC inside and still not able to do as good of a job as this does, plus if as most know with canned air, if don't hold it upright when spraying components,the liquids from contents of the can get on delicate electronics.With this device another reason make it more effective with attachments and more flexability to get every area. Well worth it !!

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                  5.0

                  I am going buy this product again

                  By Youssouf

                  from New York

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Computers

                    Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                    Great product , very good

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    4.0

                    Good Duster Cleaner.

                    By CFL

                    from Jersey City, NJ

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cleans Effectively
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Noisy

                    Best Uses

                    • Computers
                    • High-End Electronics
                    • Maintenance

                    Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                    I use it to clean my desktop and printer. Works fine.

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                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Works Great!

                    By Saint

                    from NC

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cleans Effectively
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Computers
                      • Everyday Use

                      Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                      I use this to clean PCs. So far, I've cleaned 5, and it has saved a lot of time over canned air. It feels solidly made, and comes with a decent number of attachments. It does get hot, so I tend to use it in bursts.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Replace your canned AIR

                      By jpsflash

                      from Apple Valley MN

                      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:

                        This is best tool to blow out computers, and other items you used to us canned Air for...

                        Never gets cold, never spays stuff on item by turning it too much... Tons of power.

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                        5.0

                        Good one

                        By Matt

                        from Mexico

                        Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                        Very good one product
                        Easy and practique to celan the dust for PC, Car, housing, etc. and is safe for the enviroment

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                        5.0

                        Very Good Product for the Money

                        By davidst

                        from Pearland,Tx

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Reviewer

                        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 use this everywhere I needed an air can or air gun it works great.

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                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Totally blows (in the best possible way)

                          By _N_

                          from Harrisburg, PA

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Cleans Effectively
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Computers

                            Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                            Powerful, easy to setup and use, and solidly built. I bought it to replace the cans of compressed air I kept buying and it totally met my expectations.

                            Only 1 minor issue. The housing gets very warm after more than 5 minutes of use. Not dangerously so, but a little worrying. I'd recommend taking breaks and letting it cool down during extended use.

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Surprisingly Powerful

                            By Oookevin53

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Cleans Effectively
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Computers
                              • Everyday Use

                              Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                              Thought I would invest in this product instead of buying compressed air over and over again and it was definitely worth it! When you press the power button, the blast of air is extreme powerful and gets all those dust bunnies out of there. Highly recommend

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                              5.0

                              Great Black Friday special pickup :)

                              By Rayzor

                              from Vancouver, Canada

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Cleans Effectively
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Computers
                                • High-End Electronics

                                Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                A little loud but gets the job done nicely. Use it to clean my desktop pc, laptop and other electronic devices. Better than using compressed air = save $$$ in long run.

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                                5.0

                                much much better than

                                By inahut

                                from texas

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                  ...blowing thru a pressurized straw. This thing blows in the best sense of the word. Thank you data vac.

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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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                                    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.

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                                      • 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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