Belkin F8E426 MiniVAK Cleaner Reviews
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Belkin F8E426 MiniVAK Cleaner

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Operations include, and are definitely limited too Sucking and Blowing!

Aug 11, 2006 (Updated Aug 18, 2006)
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  • User Rating: Disappointing

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Pros:Z to the Izzo E, R to the Izzo O

Cons:Completely and utterly useless, provides no power to the Vacuum or Air Blast.

The Bottom Line: Product does not perform the duties in a manner which suits it for anything less than the dumpster. The 4 AA batteries are worth more as a stand alone.

Over my years working with computers, electronics, and camcorders I found purchasing compressed-air canisters became expensive. Naturally I searched for a product that could be safely used on these delicate electronics, yet be reused thus saving money. When I came across this device I figured that my search was over, it claimed to have everything I needed, and was portable. Not so much

Belkin Minivak Claims

Removes dust from computers, keyboards, printers, drivers, TV’s, cameras, tape decks, electronic equipment and much more.

Always ready for those demanding little jobs that need your immediate attention, the Belkin MiniVak features four attachments to handle your home, office and workshop special cleaning needs. Dust and debris can seriously damage valuable equipment. The Belkin MiniVak gets into the hard to reach places where dirt and debris can easily hide. It’s a big performer in a little package.


Crevice Tools: Both a hard plastic tiny tip to reach deep behind equipment.

Extension Tube: Extends the crevice tools to reach even farther behind or inside the equipment.

Brush attachment: A soft brush which allows gentle dusting of electronic boards without harming the delicate surfaces of these electronics.

Air Blast Connector: Instead of sucking it blows… Dust that is.

4 AA batteries (not included) are required to run this DC 6V 140mA Vacuum.


1 Year Parts

Sucking it Hard

The so called vacuum is merely a filter that attaches on the bottom of a pulsing fan, keep in mind the filter looks like it came out of a crackerjack box. This filter does not catch all the debris and dust you suck up, or any for that matter, thus creating a funnel cloud of dust. These effects are better know as a sneeze attack of allergies. I could not believe the first time using this so called vacuum to clean the inside of my computer, my entire desk was covered with debris. Furthermore the air became polluted in a noxious cloud of dust partials causing sneezing, coughing, and hacking.

Blowing Isn’t Easy

So now knowing that the vacuum function was useless, I figured better take this bad dog outside and see if I can at least blast out the debris like an air compressor. Well the fan did not seem strong enough to get into the deeper more polluted areas of my computer. The strength of the fan is weak at best producing a mild wind, much like those novelty fans you buy at a carnival to keep cool. Thinking back on how noisy the fan is, makes you wonder why? It’s definitely not powerful like it claims. Similar to a dog the size of a football barking at you, but when you reach down it scampers off like a coward.

All this Sucking & Blowing, but no climax?

The Fan is not powerful enough to blow over a feather, let alone suck the debris out of any electronic. The product is loud, creates a mess, and doesn’t do much… hum, like my future brother-in law. Maybe I’ll give him a call see if he wants it. Stick to the Compressed air.

Belkin Components
Compton CA 90220
Made in Taiwan (Surprised?)

Belkin does make some very useful products

Belkin 36 Piece Computer Tool Kit

A Useful Falcon Product: Falcon Dust Cloth

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Recommend this product? No

Amount Paid (US$): 10.00

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