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This is just made to blow things around. A compressor can do that and is much more versatile. Painting, inflating tires, etc. You can get a 150psi compressor for $50 or less.

The data vac is cool, but gimmicky and overpriced is all I'm saying.

Sure, I gotcha, but a compressor still just "blows stuff around." All the tasks you're describing are little more than pushing compressed air out of a tank into a special tool. The advantage of this rather than a general-purpose compressor is that it doesn't take up nearly as much space and comes with most of the attachments you need to blowing dust out. I think a compressor can do a similar job, but then you need various nozzles and hoses since it's not nearly as portable.

I'm talking about a $50 compressor here. Very small and portable. I keep mine in my car when I'm not using it. It has a 12v adapter for use if I ever have a tire that needs air.

It's just a much better value for the money. The data vac should be around $35-40.

I'm just saying there are better choices for the money out there.

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This is just made to blow things around. A compressor can do that and is much more versatile. Painting, inflating tires, etc. You can get a 150psi compressor for $50 or less.

The data vac is cool, but gimmicky and overpriced is all I'm saying.

Sure, I gotcha, but a compressor still just "blows stuff around." All the tasks you're describing are little more than pushing compressed air out of a tank into a special tool. The advantage of this rather than a general-purpose compressor is that it doesn't take up nearly as much space and comes with most of the attachments you need to blowing dust out. I think a compressor can do a similar job, but then you need various nozzles and hoses since it's not nearly as portable.

I'm talking about a $50 compressor here. Very small and portable. I keep mine in my car when I'm not using it. It has a 12v adapter for use if I ever have a tire that needs air.

It's just a much better value for the money. The data vac should be around $35-40.

I'm just saying there are better choices for the money out there.

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The biggest thing the DataVac has going for it over a traditional compressor I think is that the DataVac is an electric blower. A compressor with attached tank can build up condensation/water in the tank and then that could spray out while using it. I know for a compressor that stays outside this is a big problem, but if you kept one inside or temp-regulated probably not so much of an issue.

The DataVac is also small and portable, good for this one task. Overall an air compressor is much more useful I agree, just not always suitable to blow out expensive or delicate electronics.
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The biggest thing the DataVac has going for it over a traditional compressor I think is that the DataVac is an electric blower. A compressor with attached tank can build up condensation/water in the tank and then that could spray out while using it. I know for a compressor that stays outside this is a big problem, but if you kept one inside or temp-regulated probably not so much of an issue.

The DataVac is also small and portable, good for this one task. Overall an air compressor is much more useful I agree, just not always suitable to blow out expensive or delicate electronics.

My compressor is electric...
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I know this thing has a huge following. I'm just saying it's overpriced for being one dimensional. tongue.gif
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There is a $25 cordless rechargeable one that seems interesting, though. Can't find reviews on it yet.
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This thing is awesome, I got mine on sale and it was worth every cent. I've had mine for a while now and use it for my computers as well as drying off the hard to reach places on my motorcycle. I also use it as a mini leaf blower on the back entrance to our house, kicks out all the leaves and bits that build up in the stairs and is 100X faster than sweeping.
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Stole mine from work, thing is great! A bit loud though. tongue.gif
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i just bought one had 26 in my paypal so got it from newegg i use compressed air alot on my rads so i figure this will pay for itself fast.
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post #39 of 51
Got one of these for $48 last year. Works like a champ.
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With respect to possibly damaging one's computer, I've heard you don't wanna use compressed air on the fans of components, because it'll cause the fan blades to spin too quickly and break. I look at the video in the reviews section, and he seems to blow into the power supply and such without doing anything special. Still, I have, for example, a cheap Radeon HD2400 in my system, and I wouldn't trust its fan to withstand any sort of pressure—would I be better off taking it out of the system? And for other parts with fans, should I put something in them so that the fans can't move (like a tooth pick)?
Before buying the Data Vac I used to use a full on air compressor 2 clean my system out. Just get something thin to stop the fans from spinning, I used a chopstick. I used my air compressor for a good 2 yrs along with canned air before buying the DataVac. Cleaned everything in the case, GPU included, never had a fan or component break.
Actually now that I think about it, the compressor did a better job at cleaning stuff out, especially the steel mesh casing of my Half X. The DataVac IMO is a little less powerful than a brand new can of air. Maybe it's just mine though.
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