This is the 'Blast Vac 2' handheld vacuum cleaner I bought at SM Ace Hardware Sucat a few days ago for P2,700.00.
Main reason I bought it is to vacuum the dust out of our window screen. The guy who sold those window screens to us said soap and water would ruin them and recommended a vacuum cleaner instead. Since I thought a vacuum would be
a cute toy a useful thing to have around the house anyway, I went ahead and got this.
Now, I hate keyboard grime and have always wondered what the best way is to remove these without taking the keyboard apart - a painstaking process I've done before which resulted in the keyboard never feeling the same again. That small pic of the Blast Vac cleaning out a keyboard therefore appealed to me. I couldn't wait to get started, and I'm sure you can't wait either, so here's the result!
Below shows the uncleaned side on the left (letter 'E'), and the cleaned side on the right (letter 'R'):
The Blast Vac in action:
A closer look at the brush implement that looks designed for keyboards in particular:
Here's another before and after pic with dramatic results when I used it on my PC's ventilation.
Here is the before pic on one of our laptops:
The Blast Vac goes to work!
And here it is now much much cleaner.
Obviously the best test for this is my desktop PC's insides, which are a magnet for dust like all electronic devices. I don't feel like doing that at the moment however because I'm planning to upgrade anyway. But the important thing to know here is this thing actually works.
It's not a heavy duty vacuum though, so using it more than 30 minutes is probably not a good idea. It gets hot after a while, and it makes a racket but no more than most vacuums.
The filter is washable so that's great. I forget how much a replacement filter is but I remember it was pretty expensive, like P800 or something (am really not sure so please just check).
The only thing I don't like about it is that it uses a 3 prong plug, necessitating an adapter (not included). I don't understand why there are no standards compliancy in this country that forces manufacturers to adopt just one type of plug. But that's a minor thing, so it's cool.