Today I've decided to go in a slightly different direction with this next review, as I am not reviewing a single product, but a broader topic: canned air. Should you spend your money on chemically made air (check the MSDS for details), or opt for something else?
My first thought on canned air is "what the...? Canned air?!" I thought this was a little weird at first, but after realizing how useful this is, I decided to try it.
While it really doesn't matter which brand you use, they all serve the same purpose: cleaning out electronics, computers, hair clippers (I now opt to use a straight razor when I "cut" my hair) and so forth. What truly separates one brand from another (besides name and can size) is price. I find it ridiculous that two different cans of canned air cost different because one can is bigger than the other (save that sort of thing for food).
Let me put my previous statement in another way: if I were to go to a store and I see can A that is 10 oz for $4.98 and then I go to another store to see can B that is also 10 oz (keep in mind same brand) but costs, let's say, $5.28. Really?! Would bang for your buck come into play? I don't know, you tell me. While it is true that no two companies market the same product for the same price, I would've felt better if consistency was in effect (and it is also true that each retail wants to make that dollar). Canned air is canned air, regardless of size and brand. Just because one is cheaper than the other doesn't make it less effective (the same rule applies in the other direction).
Overall, canned air is a nice thing to have, but just keep in mind that because you pay for more doesn't mean you're getting more bang for your buck.
Ken Kriho is a videographer, producer and director. He has a YouTube and Twitch channel (links at homepage). Ken is also a graduate with a degree in Art from UWEC.