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Blowers to clean keyboards/computers/laptops - What do you suggest?

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Blowers to clean keyboards/computers/laptops - What do you suggest?

I was considering getting one of these guys as a more cost-effective way of cleaning vs. compressed air cans. Has anyone used these items and can comment on it?

https://www.amazon.ca/King-Canada-8317- ... B01BMMYWJE

https://www.amazon.ca/Joe-SBJ597E-Purpo ... B01M3UK0VY

https://www.amazon.ca/BLACK-DECKER-LB70 ... B01HIGWCQI

There are also these items as well:

https://www.amazon.ca/Compressed-MECO-H ... B082XR3987

https://www.amazon.ca/XPOWER-Portable-M ... B016LDDMMW
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the first three are definitely way OVER KILL those are usually to blow snow or leaves outside. you might end up blowing the whole pc component rather than just dust Face With Tears Of Joy
im interested to know about last 2 items if they work as cans, aswell
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hightech wrote: The first one was variable speed so I can dial it down but still will be powerful.
yeah but it is too big to effectively get into every nooks and crannies of PC components. such as keyboards
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This is what I use for cleaning computers etc with a 'regular' air compressor. (Pic 1)
Attached a microfilter to reduce debris like air (wet) vapours and other particles. (Pic 2)
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Devhux wrote: Hmm, might consider it myself. Memory Express carries it.

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX37982
Canada computers also sells it
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... anguage=en
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My Datavac travels around my friends and family before it comes back to me for regular cleaning. Works great for PC, vaccum filters, air purifier filters, keyboards, fan filters.


Very well made, thick cable, please use this outdoors only.
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question, is regular Metrovac DataVac ED-500 safe for pc components or should one go for its variant Metro Datavac ESD Safe Electric Duster - Model ED-500ESD. later model is 'static free' but cost almost 80$ more !
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Gen_90 wrote: question, is regular Metrovac DataVac ED-500 safe for pc components or should one go for its variant Metro Datavac ESD Safe Electric Duster - Model ED-500ESD. later model is 'static free' but cost almost 80$ more !
The original ED-500 was designed to be an alternative for compressed air. It even includes attachments to clean your keyboard etc. Extra long power cord, this is perfect for cleaning your computer
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Gee wrote: Get the DataVac ED500

https://www.amazon.ca/Metrovac-Datavac- ... 008ORVV36/

I got one 14 years ago and it was only 60$, prices have spiked since then
+1 for Datavac, this is every PC enthusiasts' must have and almost every PC tech reviewer on YouTube has one. It's still going for $100 at Canada Computers, yes a price increase but not significantly.

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... anguage=en
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Gee wrote: Get the DataVac ED500

https://www.amazon.ca/Metrovac-Datavac- ... 008ORVV36/

I got one 14 years ago and it was only 60$, prices have spiked since then
I can echo this recommendation. I bought my Metro DataVac ED-500 in December 2016 and love it. No more compressed air can purchases. Slightly different Amazon listing/ASIN from Gee's that I used at the time, but same product:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001J4ZOAW/




The ED-500-ESD is the "Safe" variant, apparently:

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I always meant to get a DataVac when people posted deals but never did.
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Just an FYI.... At my local Walmart, they have the green Sunjoe Leaf Blower on clearance for $20 vs $45 on the Amazon link
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I just use an air compressor that i picked up for $80 from Lowes on the lowest pressure.

I usually fill then empty the tank, if its been in storage to remove any moisture, just in case.

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