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Strand - Compressed Air/Spray Duster 400ml - £3 @ ASDA
Strand - Compressed Air/Spray Duster 400ml - £3 @ ASDA

Strand - Compressed Air/Spray Duster 400ml - £3 @ ASDA

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Found this in my local Asda (Boston, Lincs), i would assume its at all stores.
Reduced to £3.00, from £5.00

400ml can which makes it brilliant value.

'Blows dust and debris from inaccessible areas like computer keyboards, printers, CD-ROM/disk drives, copiers, fax machines, mobile phone, game console, TV etc'

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Original Poster

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Which store?

Original Poster

Apologies, edited original post.

Boston, Lincolnshire Asda store, it was on normal shelf rather than a bargain bin so probably national deal.

neovo2k;8338066

Apologies, edited original post. Boston, Lincolnshire Asda store, it was … Apologies, edited original post. Boston, Lincolnshire Asda store, it was on normal shelf rather than a bargain bin so probably national deal.



Cheers will have a look in my local, been after some for a while.. Thanks:thumbsup:

What section of the store are these in?

Original Poster

ironeagleuk;8338458

What section of the store are these in?



In the boston store they are near the electronics/games section, same row as the mouse, keyboards, screen wipes etc, with hdmi cables opposite.

op

400ml can which makes it brilliant value.



Does it? What's the going rate for air?

normjaz;8341883

Sorry if this is a stupid question... just I've never come across this … Sorry if this is a stupid question... just I've never come across this before. Does it last very long? Or does it last forever? I'm confused, is it really just pressurized air?



Yeah it lasts forever, there's an infinite mass of air compressed into a singularity in that can. Does make it a bit heavy and has a slight "black holey"ness to it but it does the job. But no it's not just air - it's made from the sneezes of new born kittens.

This is a good price at £3, I bought 4 off ebay for about £3.70 each, same 400ml but different brand obviously. I have seen this in Asda for £5 a few months ago, in the msuic and video store rather than in the main store (but I'm sure it would be in the main store in bigger asda's)

Its compressed air, you can press it gently to make it last longer, only use in short bursts and you still need something to brush off dust. It doesn't last forever, it has some sort of gas in it as it smells bad!

A quick tip. Why not fill a bicycle inner tube with air and then screw a hose on it when you want to spray the air?

Or you could buy a mini compressor for around £25, seems more economical.

Or even buy a super soaker type water gun, dont fill it with water just air, or even them plan pot water gardening thingys that rely on you pressurising air into a container.

Not saying this is a bad deal, as it may be the cheapest around, just seems expensive for what it is.

Intrepid;8341774

Does it? What's the going rate for air?



Intrepid;8341950

Yeah it lasts forever, there's an infinite mass of air compressed into a … Yeah it lasts forever, there's an infinite mass of air compressed into a singularity in that can. Does make it a bit heavy and has a slight "black holey"ness to it but it does the job. But no it's not just air - it's made from the sneezes of new born kittens.



devils_advicate;8342009

A quick tip. Why not fill a bicycle inner tube with air and then screw a … A quick tip. Why not fill a bicycle inner tube with air and then screw a hose on it when you want to spray the air?Or you could buy a mini compressor for around £25, seems more economical.Or even buy a super soaker type water gun, dont fill it with water just air, or even them plan pot water gardening thingys that rely on you pressurising air into a container.Not saying this is a bad deal, as it may be the cheapest around, just seems expensive for what it is.



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Intrepid;8341950

Yeah it lasts forever, there's an infinite mass of air compressed into a … Yeah it lasts forever, there's an infinite mass of air compressed into a singularity in that can. Does make it a bit heavy and has a slight "black holey"ness to it but it does the job. But no it's not just air - it's made from the sneezes of new born kittens.



Jeez, I genuinely haven't come across this before, I thought maybe it was refillable or something, as £3 for a can of... air... or whatever it is, seemed like a lot.

devils_advicate;8342009

A quick tip. Why not fill a bicycle inner tube with air and then screw a … A quick tip. Why not fill a bicycle inner tube with air and then screw a hose on it when you want to spray the air?Or you could buy a mini compressor for around £25, seems more economical.Or even buy a super soaker type water gun, dont fill it with water just air, or even them plan pot water gardening thingys that rely on you pressurising air into a container.Not saying this is a bad deal, as it may be the cheapest around, just seems expensive for what it is.



Or you could hollow out one of your children and use it like a rudimentary bellow. Or stock up on beans and then.... You get the idea.

normjaz;8342146

Jeez, I genuinely haven't come across this before, I thought maybe it was … Jeez, I genuinely haven't come across this before, I thought maybe it was refillable or something, as £3 for a can of... air... or whatever it is, seemed like a lot.




Well my crack addicted and diseased mother always told me "ask a stupid question and get a stupid answer".

She also told me to "get the money up front" but that doesn't really apply here.

In summary - you started it, na na na na na, and so forth.

Intrepid;8342258

Well my crack addicted and diseased mother always told me "ask a stupid … Well my crack addicted and diseased mother always told me "ask a stupid question and get a stupid answer".She also told me to "get the money up front" but that doesn't really apply here.In summary - you started it, na na na na na, and so forth.



You must be bored?

This is good value. I can recommend airdusters for use in paintless dent removal, (search Google/youtube for technique).

Personally, I've been using PC's for over 20 years, and a large portion of that intensively (i.e job, education, games etc) so keyboards / pc's etc do get dusty and bits trapped inside over time, but personal experience I've tried this and at best the dust/ bits of food etc just end up being blown all over the place. I've found a thin straw from a drinks carton on the odd occasion and a good puff of breath is cheaper, but most of the time a duster / decent powerful vac with a thin nozzle attachment does the trick. I suspect there are occasions you might use it like on paint thats drying or camera equipment that you dont want physical contact with but I've found at times theres a hint of residue from it, even from a known brand. We have cans at work and some use it, others dont, but all end up with the vac out anyway.

Just my opinion its a quick fix and not a solution really as you end up needing to get rid of dust in the PC fans etc anyway. I'm not telling those that swear by it they're wrong though as it does the job for them and if you're looking for some it sounds like a good price. As others have said, there are alternatives though, just trial and error as to which ones suits.

Very hot deal, shame ASDA is about the only supermarket I don't have near me otherwise I'd definitely get this.

For those people who don't understand what it is, ebuyer sell a similar item for £7.31 (ebuyer.com/pro…717).

Personally I wouldn't waste it on a keyboard, but it is the best thing for removing dust from a heatsink, which in turn will allow your CPU to run cooler.

That's a very good price.

I take my PCs out into the garden and blast their heat sinks, fans and filters with a can of air every few months (dusty house I guess). More efficient cooling means a quieter PC. That's quite important for me.

£3 for a can of air? Just use your mouth and blow its free or better still use a hair dryer. But I did see this in my local Asda (Moss Side Manchester).

Majnu;8343044

£3 for a can of air? Just use your mouth and blow its free or better … £3 for a can of air? Just use your mouth and blow its free or better still use a hair dryer. But I did see this in my local Asda (Moss Side Manchester).



It's not a can of regular air that you breathe. It's a can of pressurized air for cleaning PC hardware, keyboards, etc.

Try using a hair dryer to get rid of dust inside a PSU! Be sure to invite me when you plug your PSU back cos I wouldn't want to miss the fireworks.

I got approximately 7-10 degrees decrease in temp on my laptop after using one of these.

davej1710;8342564

Personally, I've been using PC's for over 20 years, and a large portion … Personally, I've been using PC's for over 20 years, and a large portion of that intensively (i.e job, education, games etc) so keyboards / pc's etc do get dusty and bits trapped inside over time, but personal experience I've tried this and at best the dust/ bits of food etc just end up being blown all over the place. I've found a thin straw from a drinks carton on the odd occasion and a good puff of breath is cheaper, but most of the time a duster / decent powerful vac with a thin nozzle attachment does the trick. I suspect there are occasions you might use it like on paint thats drying or camera equipment that you dont want physical contact with but I've found at times theres a hint of residue from it, even from a known brand. We have cans at work and some use it, others dont, but all end up with the vac out anyway.Just my opinion its a quick fix and not a solution really as you end up needing to get rid of dust in the PC fans etc anyway. I'm not telling those that swear by it they're wrong though as it does the job for them and if you're looking for some it sounds like a good price. As others have said, there are alternatives though, just trial and error as to which ones suits.



My opinion is not to use a vacuum in a pc especially one as you suggest with a concentrated flow of air through a nozzle, this is asking for trouble with regard to components on PCBs. I've seen people use their household vacuums and rip out components and jumpers from the motherboard lol. Another reason some people suggest is the generation of static. I personally have never suffered any problems with regard to static killing components but if you assume ESD (Electro Static Discharge) to be a potential killer of pc components then a vauum will cause a build up of static charge. If you search google for ESD vacuum you'll see plenty of these vacuums designed to circumvent the alleged problem of static electricity buildup.

devils_advicate;8342009

Or you could buy a mini compressor for around £25, seems more economical.



£25 for a compressor with a tank? Got a link?

Or do you mean to use the compressor to fill an inner tube, then expel the air from the tube onto your PC and use the compressor to refill the tube?

OP deal is a good price, last time I paid £3.89 for 350ml at tesco.

davej1710;8342564

Personally, I've been using PC's for over 20 years, and a large portion … Personally, I've been using PC's for over 20 years, and a large portion of that intensively (i.e job, education, games etc) so keyboards / pc's etc do get dusty and bits trapped inside over time, but personal experience I've tried this and at best the dust/ bits of food etc just end up being blown all over the place. I've found a thin straw from a drinks carton on the odd occasion and a good puff of breath is cheaper, but most of the time a duster / decent powerful vac with a thin nozzle attachment does the trick. I suspect there are occasions you might use it like on paint thats drying or camera equipment that you dont want physical contact with but I've found at times theres a hint of residue from it, even from a known brand. We have cans at work and some use it, others dont, but all end up with the vac out anyway.Just my opinion its a quick fix and not a solution really as you end up needing to get rid of dust in the PC fans etc anyway. I'm not telling those that swear by it they're wrong though as it does the job for them and if you're looking for some it sounds like a good price. As others have said, there are alternatives though, just trial and error as to which ones suits.



From someone who professionally uses PCs - don't stick a vacuum cleaner in your PC folks. Can of compressed air is the way to go when clearing dust out.

Intrepid;8341950

Yeah it lasts forever, there's an infinite mass of air compressed into a … Yeah it lasts forever, there's an infinite mass of air compressed into a singularity in that can. Does make it a bit heavy and has a slight "black holey"ness to it but it does the job. But no it's not just air - it's made from the sneezes of new born kittens.

Hahahaha niiiiice.

You really need tinned compressed air for PC innards,as this air is 100% dry.
Air from compressors/lungs etc, hold lots of moisture.
Not advisable on expensive,electrical hardware.

Poundland used to do a massive can of air but haven't seen any there for well over a year.

UK always expensive for things like this. 3 GBP is cheap however.

Banned

This is a great deal

never use a hoover near a computer or it WILL damage it

always use compressed air

i use a lot in my line of work and we were going to get a mini compressor, we use around 1 tin per day and thought it would be more economical

however compressers release slight ammount of oil etc and its hard to find and very expensive for an oil free compressor

this would be what would be the closest thing to compressed air in the tin, so for now ill stick to asda

Original Poster

Just back from nottingham asda, was there for £3 too so grabbed another two cans.

*Top Tip*

If you turn the can upside down it becomes a freeze spray wich is perfect for removing chewing gum from clothes! Obviously this is not the recommended use of this product so do so at your own risk etc.

Bynar010;8344243

From someone who professionally uses PCs - don't stick a vacuum cleaner … From someone who professionally uses PCs - don't stick a vacuum cleaner in your PC folks. Can of compressed air is the way to go when clearing dust out.



I guess my PCs are either immune to 'static' from a hoover or I'm just lucky as I've never had a hardware failure due to using a hoover in any of the 5 pcs I've had over the past 20 years. All have grown old with age and eventually been traded for a younger model. Just my experience shared. Such is life I guess, or maybe I'm careful and hoovers arent the tool of the devil :evil:

Available at Asda Liscard too. Was tempted to grab a few and stock up, then I saw the size of the can

By the way don't spray for long periods of time as your hand will start to get really cold. Wasn't much cop on my keyboard to be honest but did a decent job on my cpu heatsink.

Hello i have this question my pc overheads beacuse the ventilators needed to be cleaned can i use the air dust and blow it in there and it will not hurt or broke anythink inside there ?
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