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METRO DataVacDataVac Electric Duster Model ED500
 
4.7

(based on 205 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (161)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (172)
  • Cleans effectively (158)
  • Well built / quality (143)
  • Gentle (42)
  • Compact (14)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Computers (159)
  • High-end electronics (121)
  • Maintenance (117)
  • Everyday use (91)
  • Having around the house (85)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (150), Budget shopper (36)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (134), Business (53)

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

 

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

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...Read complete review

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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5.0

Very Glad I Got This ED500

By William

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Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

Great tool. No more cans of Dust Off for me. Powerful. I use it all over the house now. I live in the dusty southwest in Albuquerque.

 
5.0

Get off the can

By William

from Undisclosed

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Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

Best thing ever for getting dust out of/off of your electronics... and probably everything else in your house. Even dries off my dogs. Love this thing. Wish I had purchased on a lot earlier.

 
5.0

The ideal tool for Field Service Technicians.

By Maine FST

from Northern and Central Maine

Verified Buyer

Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

I am an IT FST. The Metro DataVac Electric Duster is powerful enough to clean the multitude of devices that I must maintain in a highly dusty environment. I highly recommend it to any Technician wishing high quality results and reduction of service time.

 
5.0

DataVac is a great little tool.

By Mike

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

Item arrived as described with prompt shipping. Works great!

 
5.0

This is an unbelievable , light but mighty tool.

By Dan the Piano Man

from Prescott Az

Verified Buyer

Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

In the recent past i had to carry around an air compressor to blow out dust and other objects from the inside of pianos. on one service call my back was out of sorts so my customer told me she had this blower which she used on curtains and windows and other hard to get to places. I tried this one the piano and literally was blown away . This tool is unreal. small, light, powerful.

 
5.0

Power of an air compressor

By Mike

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

I'm a copier printer guy since 1985, this datavac is by far the best duster/blower that I've ever used. I will not do a service call without it. Major timesaver!

 
5.0

Best duster ever **no more air cans**

By The IT Guy

from Somerset, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

This DataVac duster is powerful, handy and just great. I am really happy to ditch the dust cans and begin contributing to the green movement.

 
5.0

This thing blows

By Rainier

from Kirkland, wa

Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

Like it literally blows all your dust problems away. No more canned air for me. I don't know why I didn't already own this years ago.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Rich

from New Milford Ct

Verified Buyer

Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

Works as advertised

 
4.0

Loud and Proud

By Rexless

from British Columbia, Canada

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Effectively
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

  • Very Loud

Best Uses

  • Computers
  • High-End Electronics
  • Maintenance

Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

The DataVac Electric Duster really blows... the dirt out of my computers and servers. It even made my keyboard look nice and fresh. Just make sure you and anyone else in the room have hearing protection on as this machine is incredibly loud.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
 
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.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    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.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      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.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          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.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            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.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              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.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                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 !!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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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
                     
                    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.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                     
                    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.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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