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Review: O2 Hurricane Canless Air System - Special

Review: O2 Hurricane Canless Air System - Special

Overview : The Canless Air System O2 Hurricane Special Edition is the most revolutionary cleaning tool since the vacuum. The cordless and rechargeable Special Edition O2 Hurricane blows air out at over 220mph and is perfect for cleaning and dusting anything you can think of. Each unit is rechargeable just like your cell phone and will provide you with hundreds of hours of cleaning time. The O2 Hurricane Special Edition is the strongest unit and comes in a brand new blue color.

Features :
  • Blows at over 220 miles per hour.
  • Has more continuous power than canned air.
  • Great for household use.
  • Blasts for over 15 minutes on a charge
  • 180 day limited warranty.
  • Comes with 3 piece attachment kit.
  • Eco-friendly. It just uses the air we breathe.

Quality/Usability :
 This review is an update/comparison of the O2 Hurricane - Industrial version.

Ever since reviewing the Industrial version, this is our go to blower. Not only have we've used it to blow off dust/dirt off our lenses and cameras but we also used it for other things such as cleaning filters, inside of our computer towers, keyboards and counters.

When I was a little kid, I use to take a canned air can and spray air in to my mouth, into my face or a siblings and sometimes even turn it upside down to freeze insects or for the frost to evaporate. Who hasn't done any of these when they were little? But reading through the manufacturer's website, it talks about the hazards and dangers of these disposable canned airs. Isn't it just air? It's actually not. It's a mix of various gases (read the back of the can for what it contains). If canned air is used in a poorly ventilated area there is a possible danger of oxygen deficiency and even asphyxiation for anyone in the room. When canned air is held at an angle the liquefied gas can be released onto surfaces or into the air, creating a highly flammable environment in which open flames, and any kind of spark and even electrical switches can cause a flash fire. The liquid propellant in canned air is known to cause frostbite when skin is exposed for a long period of time, causing serious physical injuries.

Apart from injury by intentional misuse or accidental exposure, these chemicals pose a large threat to the environment. GHG chemicals emit harmful gases into the atmosphere, while the one-time-use containers end up in landfills.

The O2 Hurricane has not changed in size or design. The only thing that has changed with the Special Edition is the color which is now blue. It still measures at almost 8 inches tall and weighs just 14 ounces. Included are two 5" straws and a wall charger. The straw is not mandatory and only needed for areas you can not reach but not in the really tight areas such as in between the keys of a keyboard, it won't fit into. But the force of the air being blown out will make up for it. It also gives that canned air look. The O2 Hurricane is designed to work best without the use of the straw.

The biggest addition to their arsenal is the option accessories. You can also purchase a 3-piece attachments or holster for $9.95 and $14.95 respectively or $19.95 for the holster and attachments.

The 3-piece attachment comes with an flexible extension tube, brush and nozzle. It lets you reach hard to reach places as well as a brush to help you loosen those pesky particles that is stuck.

If you're in IT or in a work environment that you're constantly using the blower but have no place to put it down, you can purchase a holster. Nothing fancy about the holster. It just attaches to your belt and lets you place the blower next to your hip for easy access. The quality of the material and stitching is pretty good.

Above are some size comparisons to a canned air duster as well as the Industrial version. The O2 Hurricane Special Edition still looks like an oversized pepper spray. The bottom is thinner and the top is bigger than conventional duster cans. It also weighs more.

At the time of the Industrial review, there were two models: The O2 Hurricane Industrial which is black and has a gray trigger and the Original O2 Hurricane Standard which is also black but has a black trigger. Since than, there is two additional models: Special Edition and ESD Safe Unit. The ESD Safe Unit is geared more towards who deal with electronics like IT.

The Industrial version is stated to blow at over 200 miles per hour and runs for  over 12 minutes straight while the Special Edition is stated to blow at over 220 miles per hour and runs for over 15 minutes straight. Will you notice a difference in blowing power? Nope.

O2 Hurricane is completely rechargeable thanks to the NiMH rechargeable batteries that are used. With all my electronics, I tend to use the item until it completely dies and start it's initial charge fresh. Some will have a charge right out of the box but it's all personal preference. To charge the O2 Hurricane, simply plug the wall charger into an outlet and plug the other end into the back of the O2 Hurricane. In a short period of time you have a brand new charge of air. There is a LED indicator on the charger; red means charging and green means charging complete. But there is still no battery indicator on the O2 Hurricane to let you know how much battery life is left.

Once you pull on the trigger of the O2 Hurricane, rather than hearing the hissing sound and the wind blowing like that of a canned air, you'll hear a loud whining sound of like a hair dryer. This is the coming from the little impeller (fan-like) and impeller housing inside the canless air system.

The Canless Air O2 Hurricane can be turned sideways, upside down, or any angle that is needed to power clean hard to reach crevices. Plus, you can use the Canless system in a sustained manner for deep cleaning, and since no chemicals are used there is no chance of frostbite. The O2 Hurricane cleans all sensitive electronic equipment including computers, printers, shelves, mini-blinds, fax machines, silk plants, AV equipment, cameras, antiques, automobiles and lots more.
    Compared to a canned air, the canned air had more pressure the first 5-6 seconds. But after that, the pressure started to diminish and the can started to get cold. I had to wait about 10 minutes for the can to get warm again before I can use it again. With the O2 Hurricane, I can hold the trigger for 3 minutes and still maintain the same blowing strength.

    Conclusion : Overall, the O2 Hurricane Canless Air System - Special is pretty much the same as the Industrial version. Both have pretty much the same amount of air being blown out. The only difference is just the color of the unit. Still no battery indicator on the unit itself. But the attachments are definitely worth purchasing.

    Manufacturer: Canless Air Systems
    Site: Buy from Canless Air Systems / Buy from Amazon

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