You won\u2019t have an electrical outlet nearby. What\u2019s the next best thing? A manual air pump. You could wear yourself out pushing up and down on an air pump or use the Tota 2 Way Action Balloon Pump For Balloons. It pumps air in when you squeeze and when you release. It might be the best balloon pump in a pinch situation.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Tota 2 Way Action Balloon Pump For Balloons\r\nA non-electric hand pump that\u2019s good for a pinch, easy to use, easy to carry, and easy to store. It gets the job done when nary an electrical outlet is nearby.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nWhen it came to pumping up a balloon, the Tota 2 Way Action Balloon Pump For Balloons was average, at best. Its performance does get a boost thanks to its 2-way pumping action. This means that squeezing the pump pushes air into the balloon, and when you release your grip, the pump pushes even more air in. You\u2019ve effectively cut the time it takes to pump up a balloon in half.\r\n\r\nOf course, compared to an electric air pump, like the NuLink Electric Inflation Decoration, it isn\u2019t even a contest. Not to mention the NuLink also has automatic air pumping, saving you the strain you\u2019d put on your hands using the Tota 2 Way.\r\nDesign\r\nThe Tota 2 Way Action Balloon Pump For Balloons, if anything, scores better with its portability. While an air pump like the Yofit Portable Electric Inflator Decorations isn\u2019t necessarily heavy at under 3 lbs, the Tota 2 Way is 3.2 oz. Furthermore, it\u2019s dimensions are a fraction, only being 11 x 2 x 2-inches. Its more enticing design choice is the lack of batteries or electricity. All you need is a single hand to operate the air pump. And the nozzle accommodates any balloon.\r\nValue\r\nThe Tota Hand Held 2 Way Dual Action Balloon Pump is a hard sell for us\u2014but it does have a few saving graces. For starters, it\u2019s cheap. Spending $6 on a non-electric hand pump is what we\u2019d expect, and free shipping is even tossed in there. Furthermore, Control Balloon Products is very accommodating with holiday balloon weights to match the occasion. As far as 2-way balloon action pumps are concerned, it\u2019s one of the easiest to use. For a pinch, it\u2019s okay, but we\u2019d sooner use an IDAODAN Portable Electric Inflator Decorations Air Pump.\r\nTota 2 Way Action Balloon Pump For Balloons Wrap Up\r\nCompared to electric, the Tota 2 Way Action Balloon Pump For Balloons isn\u2019t great\u2014but in a pinch, when electric outlets are absent, it\u2019s manual pumping can be useful. It even has its own 2-way pumping system to reduce the time it takes by blowing air in when squeezed and when released. It\u2019s also very small and, by extension, portable.