I deal with invading dust in my house like crazy in Southern California, and dust just builds up every day on every surface and is even worse here near the beach than when I lived in Arizona. Arizona the dust that built up would be a reddish/brown dust that would accumulate but here in SoCal the dust is gray. Combine this with the fact that the house I live in has central air where the vents are located on the floor and blow up, this means all that dust that falls to the ground is pushed into the air only to land on surfaces everywhere. Floor vents were the worst design ever in my opinion.
Meanwhile, my keyboard gets dingy pretty quickly from me using it 10 hours or more per day, and I wanted a quick and easy way to clean the keyboard without having to plug in a mini shop vac, and also didn’t want to spent money constantly buying compressed air cans, so Brigii had reached out and asked if I wanted to review their Y120 model of cordless mini-vac/blower which is designed for small jobs like keyboards, desktops, car vents…etc. I was more than happy to put it through it’s paces and give it a whirl.
Unboxing the Brigii Y120 Keyboard Vac
As you can see from the unboxing video and I will repost here as pictures in case you don’t have time to watch the video, the Cordless Vacuum Cleaner from Brigii pretty much is a double sided mini-vac. THere is the “blower side” and the “intake” side, and you have various attachments you can put on that are included.
The dust collection tray and filter are very small, so if you have a lot of dust you will have to empty it quite often, you shouldn’t be using this thing to do floors, couches or heavy duty jobs though, it is designed for small jobs.
The absorb side is clearly labeled as is the blow side. You simply use the attachment you want, and the bristle brush attachment is what I mostly used to clean the keyboard so the bristles can dislodge dust and debris that falls between the keys.
Now I found that my keyboard G910 Orion Spark gaming keyboard which I use everyday was not the ideal test for this mini-vac, because my sweaty fingers and constant hammering caused much of the dust and debris to become stuck more firmly to the keyboard surface than simple falling dust.
I found the absorb side to have very little suction and while it worked well for immediate and loose dust, it was not designed for and could not pick up pet fur with ease (like my short Boston Terriers hair that was scattered) and overall it didn’t perform as well as “cleaning goo” products you could just stick and unstick from surfaces to remove larger particles of dirt and debris. The blower side however worked fairly well with a decent amount of force, not nearly as much as a compressed air can but decent. I wish they made an attachment that narrowed the blower side much more, it would have been even more effective.
You can see my full video review of the Brigii Y120 here and pay attention to my corn starch test which is where the product performed better compare to my casual test of all the gunk that built up over weeks on my keyboard where it didn’t fare as well.
The Brigii Y120 fell right in the middle of the road as a device for quickly cleaning up dust and loose debris around desks and car vents, I felt it didn’t really have enough suction to be very effective though it was good at keeping things dusted if you used it regularly before dust sat too long and became adhesed to a surface. I found it did very well cleaning the dust off my printer and router, but was less effective at my keyboard itself which was already dusty for a month, for the brand new review keyboard unit I tested with the corn starch it did a fine job on. So this product may end up working just right for you based on your needs. Battery tests showed it going strong for use after use without having to recharge it, I must have done 15+ short operations without having to charge it, and left it unplugged for a few weeks and it still had a charge when turning it back on. But it charges quickly and being cordless it is very convenient. It has no way near the dust blowing capability of the X-Power A2 Blower but that device is plugged in and not cordless and would be an unfair comparison. I also found the ColorCoral Cleaning Gel to be fairly effective at picking up keyboard debris and desk surface junk bot this product has a limited # of uses before the gel gets too dirty and you have to buy another one.
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