When computers or electronics start to slow down or stop working, it is usually due to dust or dirt. This means it’s time for a clean. Handheld vacuum cleaners are often too big and lack the tools to really deep clean your computer or electronics. It can also risk damage if the suction power is too strong.
This is where the Metro Vacuum MDV-1BA DataVac Pro comes in. Being made in the USA implies high quality and practicality, and in this review, we will see if it lives up to those expectations.
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All Steel Construction: The body of the vacuum is made with this durable and sturdy material, this ensures your computer vacuum cleaner will last twice as long as ones made from plastic.
Portable: Due to its light weight of 3lbs and compact size, this makes it easy to take anywhere with you if needed. It also includes a shoulder strap making it easy to carry.
Disposable Bags: For easy and quick disposable of your rubbish bag when it is full. 5 free bags are included as well.
Great Reach: The 19 inch flexible hose allows you to easily reach all components of your computer or electronics. This saves you from having to pull your computer out or moving around it.
Variety Of Accessories: Included with the Metro Vacuum are 3 different attachments as well as a micro cleaning tool kit to really get in between those keys in your keyboard and for a deeper clean of your computer.
Environmentally Friendly: The blower offers an alternative to pressurized canned air which can be damaging to the environment as well as your computer.
The Metro Vacuum MDV-1BA DataVac Pro is different than all the other handheld vacs that we review in the sense that it’s specifically designed for computer cleaning.
Therefore, users are mainly people who have to deal with computers quite often so their requirements are stricter. We have researched over 50 positive and negative user reviews on Amazon to provide you with the good and bad points of their experiences with this hand vac.
At 4.5 amps of power which is about 540 watts, this gives the vacuum a pretty good suction power. Many computer vacuum cleaners average around 450 to 500 watts and many users have found the suction to be strong enough to pick up the lint and dirt in their computers.
As this isn’t cordless, this ensures that you will never run out of power during cleaning. Nor will you have to wait for it to charge. The length of the cable is 3 meters which users have found to be of a good length for a hardware vacuum cleaner.
The blower is an essential tool when dealing with computers. It will blow out dust that the suction couldn’t get to. It’s also more powerful than a spray duster can which makes it ideal to blow out the clogged dust on their fan and in between/under the keys on a keyboard.
Design & Attachments
The Metro Vacuum MDV-1BA DataVac Pro has been constructed with a steel body which makes it sturdy and very durable yet it is still lightweight enough to carry around at 3lbs. There is a plastic carry handle on top for easy portability or alternatively, the shoulder strap (included) can be used instead.
It is shaped like a cylindrical bottle with two pointed nozzles on each end. One end is for the vacuum suction and on the other end is a blower which is ideal to get rid of any remaining micro dust particles that the vacuum was unable to suck up.
To enable you to thoroughly clean your computer or electronic device, the MDV-1BA comes with the following attachments:
- 19 Inch Flexible Hose: Users have found the flexibility and length of this hose to be good enough as it easily reaches those hard to reach areas without a stretch.
- Air Pin Point Cleaner: When used on the blower end, it narrows in on the area you are trying to blow dirt away from.
- Crevice Tool: This attachment cleans along the edges of your base unit or the edges of your monitor.
- Dust Brush: It is ideal for cleaning your monitor or the back of your base unit.
- 4 Piece Micro Cleaning Kit: Includes a micro dusting brush, micro crevice, flexneck and small quarter inch adapter. These help to clean the narrow gaps between the keys in your keyboard, in your speakers, underneath your mouse buttons or any other hard to reach gaps in your computer.
A few users did find the length of the hose too short but with these attachments; it gives them the extra reach needed to get their cleaning done. What’s even better is that these attachments can be fitted on either end.
Ease Of Cleaning
For easy and efficient cleaning, the vacuum uses disposable paper bags that have a dust capacity of up to 16 fl oz. Electric/Computer Technician users have found this ideal when they are on the go and it also keeps the bin compartment clean.
There are 6 disposable paper bags included already – one pack of 5 and one inside the vacuum cleaner. It is easy to remove the bag when it is full, all you need to do it twist open the back end of the vacuum and remove the bag. However, it may need an occasional wipe with anti-bacterial wipes to remove the layer of dust that builds up from time to time as users have found.
It is recommended that you clean the filter on a regular basis as when it is clogged, this will cause the vacuum to heat up as many users have found. Unfortunately, some have found that they need to clean the filter after every use as it clogs up with dirt so easily.
The Metro Vacuum MDV-1BA DataVac Pro has an overall positive review rating on Amazon.
|Metro MDV-1BA DataVac Pro|
|Our User Rating|
|Motor||120V, 0.75 PHP|
|CFM (cubic foot)||70 CFM|
|+ 19" Flexible Hose|
+ Air Pin Pointer
+ Crevice Tool
+ Dust Brush
+ Micro Cleaning Tool Kit
+ 5 Disposable Bags
+ Shoulder Strap
|16.4" x 7.3" x 8"|
Electronic/Computer Technicians will find the Metro Vacuum DataVac Pro very useful due to its portability as well as its powerful suction. Anyone that owns a computer should also invest in one if they want to ensure their computer performs well and lasts longer. Due to its small and compact design, it can easily be stored away in a drawer or back in its box so everything is kept together.
Compared to other handheld computer vacuum cleaners, this one is a lot more powerful and durable thanks to its steel body. Some electronic companies also use this vacuum cleaner and it does the easy job of keeping their computers dust free. It’s more cost efficient, more effective and more environmentally friendly as well to use this instead of using pressurized canned air.
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