If you have a computer chances are you’ve got a canned of compressed air nearby to keep things clean, I know I do, I’ve got a few of them but they’re not the best product on the market for sure. Canned air is expensive and it’s not exactly environmentally friendly and it can be dangerous if use improperly. I’ve been searching for something to replace canned air and I bought the O2 Hurricane Industrial rechargeable duster and it’s not a bad product overall, it won’t replace canned air but I’ve found I buy less of it now. Read on to learn more..
Specifications and Features
The O2 Hurricane I bought was the Industrial version in the color yellow that is supposed to be able to produce over 220 MPH wind speeds. I do have an anemometer but it only goes up to 99.9mph and the Hurricane does at least that according to my anemometer. The Hurricane is about the size of a regular can of compressed air, it’s 8 inches tall and about 3.5 inches at the widest part measuring from the back to the front of the nozzle and it’s about 2 inches thick. It is much heavier than canned air at about 18 ounces, but that’s to be expected as it does have a battery and blower inside of it. I’m not sure of the battery capacity, the specs only list that it’s a 12v NiMH battery.
On the bottom of the back is the charging connection and then the front has a nice large trigger to activate the blower.
It does need to charge for at least 10 hours before the first use which I found out by going to the O2 website. The charger has an LED on it that will turn green when charging is complete. Charging can take between 4-6 hours, but it all depends of course as to how much battery is left as to how long it will really take.
As far as noise levels, it’s much louder than canned air is. I measured it and got about 77db at one foot distance which isn’t really that loud, like an alarm clock or loud music, but it can be annoying using for long periods and I wouldn’t want to use it at night when people in the house are sleeping.
The accessory pack includes a small angled nozzle to compress the airflow to allow for greater force which works well. The brush attachment is very useful, I’ve found myself using it frequently. There’s also a flexible extension so you can get into hard to reach areas which can be useful. They’re all mad of plastic but they feel well mad and sturdy for what they are.
As far as the attachments, I only really use the brush and the nozzle, every one in a while I use the flexible extension but I don’t think I’ve ever used the two tube ones at all besides just trying them out the first time, they just don’t do much at all.
The O2 Hurricane is a useful product for sure, but it’s not going to totally replace canned air sadly. I was hoping it would, but maybe someday something will.
In my time with the O2 Hurricane I’ve come to like it and use it as a supplement to canned chemical compressed air. It won’t replace canned air, but it can help you use less of it. I still buy and use canned air, but I use both as I’ve found the O2 Hurricane does have its uses. I use it for bigger things and I especially like the brush attachment to help get dirt and dust out and off of things. The O2 Hurricane can’t really clean things like a CPU heat sink or a video card heat sink, it just doesn’t move enough air and it won’t fit between the fins so I have to use the canned air for those types of jobs.
The point is that you can save money with the O2 Hurricane, I buy less canned air now as I use it less since I got the O2 Hurricane.
So there’s really one question to ask here and that’s will it replace canned air? The answer is no it won’t, but it can save you money overall though if use in conjunction with it.
+Well made product
+Includes useful attachments
+Can save you money
+Moves quite a bit of air overall
-No instructions included
-Won’t replace canned chemical air
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