REVIEW – I stopped buying canned air for dusting because at $5 to $10 per can, it just didn’t make sense. I have an air compressor in the garage, and a small rubber bulb for dusting small things like camera parts. I think the iDOO electric compressed air duster and vacuum might fit nicely in between the two extremes.
What is it?
The iDOO air duster is a 2-in-1 dusting and vacuum device. It’s compact at 5 inches tall and fits in your hand.
What’s in the box?
- USB-C charging cable
- Rubber nozzle tip
- Narrow nozzle tip
- Vacuum chamber with filter
- Vacuum extension and brush tip
- Plastic brush
- 3.5 x 1.7 x 5.1 inches
- Weight: 0.77 lb (347 g)
- 3-speed levels with a powerful 0.77-1.28kPa blowing force and a 1.40-2.82kPa suction force
- USB-C charging (5V at 2A, about 2.5 hours)
- Battery voltage: 7.4V
- Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
- Aluminum alloy body
- Auto off timer: 10 minutes
- Runtime: 1 to 1.5 hours depending on speed
Design and features
The iDOO Electric Compressed Air Duster and Vacuum resembles a miniature hair dryer, without the cord.
One of the tips that comes in the box is a rubber extension, which is handy if you don’t want to bang into things.
The metal cone that came attached screws off and can be replaced with a narrow, plastic tip to concentrate air flow.
There is a reusable filter cone inside. Instructions suggest rinsing this out with water to clean.
A USB-C charging cable comes in the box. I’m always glad to see USB-C for charging!
The charging port is found on the handle. There are three blue LEDs that serve as a battery level indicator.
If you press and hold the button, the iDOO Electric Compressed Air Duster and Vacuum spins up to full and continues to blow until you release the trigger.
You can also double-click the button and the duster starts in “low”. One blue LED lights up. Click again for medium (two LEDs) and again for high (three LEDs). Click again to stop.
I decided to compare the performance of the iDOO against a rubber bulb and a can of air against some uncooked rice.
The can of compressed air was powerful and instant. The iDOO duster takes a few moments to come up to speed. The narrow attachment didn’t blow with as much force, but was more focused.
Finally, I attached the vacuum bits and set out to suck up some rice.
The iDOO did pretty well, although the dust chamber fills up pretty quick.
What I like
- Compact (5 inches tall)
- USB-C charging
- Doubles as a vacuum
What I’d change
- The battery is not replaceable
If you can’t be bothered to buy new cans of compressed air, the iDOO Electric Compressed Air Duster and Vacuum is a nice alternative. No more empty cans added to landfills!