Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is XPOWER A-2 Series Multi-Purpose Powered Air Duster. I found this item when I simply tired of the concept of “canned air”. Let’s be honest except for being a good gag in Space Balls, canned air is a stupid idea.
At least for now air is free, it isn’t even taxed yet. Why the hell would we pay to have someone put it in a can and compress it when all we are looking for here is for air to move fast to blow away dust? Simple answer? Well almost all “blowers” are pathetic. You can literally do a better job with a drinking straw and blowing though it with your mouth!
Now while there are many uses for a blower of this type, the main reason people want one is cleaning computers. Keyboards, sure but more for maintenance on desktop style machines. These things suck in dust like crazy, that dust accumulates and causes problems with heat and function. Air is a great way to clean them out as you don’t have much potential to damage anything. Pop open the cover, blow it out, vacuum out anything that ends up in the bottom, replace cover, go on with life. OF COURSE – Unplug your computer before doing all this!
Anyway when I got tired of “canned air” I thought I will just get a blower and was surprised how crappy most of them are. Once again what should be a simple thing to find in 2021 became a quest to find something that actually works. When I found the XPOWER A-2 Series Multi-Purpose Powered Air Duster I knew I was done looking. Nothing else on the market in my research comes close.
This thing is really like a miniature leaf blower with two speeds. If this does not blow the air off your heat sinks and processors, you have a real problem. It also serves other purposes, good for cleaning up in the shop, etc. As well as it includes attachments to like inflate an air mattress, etc. Not to mention it would be bad ass for detailing a car, air vents anyone? So if you have been looking for something like this, give the XPOWER A-2 Series Multi-Purpose Powered Air Duster a shot, I think it will do a great job for you.
Oh and if you are like, “you mean I am supposed to open up my PC and blow the dust out of it”? Get one and learn how to do this now. I mean seriously this is the easiest thing you can do to prolong the life of your PC. It should be done about every 60 days in my opinion and take it outside when you do it, the dust in there will surprise you.
Oh and do you want to know a sure sign you need to have done this long ago? If your computer “whines” when you are using it, as in sounds like a dagon vacuum cleaner when under a processing load, you have a machine waiting to die. This does not have to happen, get this and it will pay for itself in increasing PC lifespans alone. It will also pay for itself in being a one time purchase vs. canned air, which I will never ever buy again. Ever!
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P.S. – When you get to the Amazon page for this device you will see the term vacuum in the title, ignore it, this is in no way a vacuum. It does not “switch from suck to blow” (Space Balls again). I figure they put “vacuum” in the title to get more search results.
P.S.S. – I have had this a while and have meant to do a video about it, I just don’t have the time right now. I didn’t want to wait any longer to get it up on TspAz so for now check this video review by a well known youtuber on it, it is what sold me on how bad ass it is.