Electric air duster a safe, eco-friendly alternative to canned airPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- If you have anything electronic, chances are you've use canned air at least once. It's a very handy tool when it comes to cleaning delicate electronics that water would destroy and those hard-to-reach areas that are a haven for dust.
As handy as canned air is, it's also toxic, explosive and generally not good for the environment. You see, canned air isn't air at all. It's actually gasses like difluoroethane, trifluoroethane, or tetrafluoroethane, which are easier to compress.
Not only can canned air, also known as a gas duster, be dangerous, it's also expensive and finite.
According to Scherer, the O2 Hurricane electric air duster is the ideal alternative to canned air -- safe, effective, nontoxic and rechargeable.
"One can of canned air has 3,000 times the effect on the atmosphere than carbon dioxide and the equivalent of driving a vehicle 100 miles," according to the CanlessAir.com FAQs.
Scherer demonstrated the O2 Hurricane for 3TV's Javier Soto, explaining how it can be used for up to 18 minutes at a time while canned air last for just a few seconds before freezing.
He also pointed out that while canned air is actually toxic gas blown by equally toxic liquid propellant, the O2 Hurricane, canless air, is actually nothing more than, well, air.
The O2 Hurricane runs about $80, but is rechargeable so it can be used over and over. Canned air runs between at least $2 and $4 per can -- some products are as much as $15 per can -- and you have to be 18 of older to buy it.
For more information about the O2 Hurricane, visit www.CanlessAir.com.