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You won’t have an electrical outlet nearby. What’s 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.

Why We Like It – Tota 2 Way Action Balloon Pump For Balloons

A non-electric hand pump that’s 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.

  • Blows air when squeezing and releasing
  • Doesn’t need electricity to work
  • Small and portable
  • Pitiful performance compared to an electric pump
  • Strictly manual pumping


When 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’ve effectively cut the time it takes to pump up a balloon in half.

Of course, compared to an electric air pump, like the NuLink Electric Inflation Decoration, it isn’t even a contest. Not to mention the NuLink also has automatic air pumping, saving you the strain you’d put on your hands using the Tota 2 Way.


The 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’t necessarily heavy at under 3 lbs, the Tota 2 Way is 3.2 oz. Furthermore, it’s 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.


The Tota Hand Held 2 Way Dual Action Balloon Pump is a hard sell for us—but it does have a few saving graces. For starters, it’s cheap. Spending $6 on a non-electric hand pump is what we’d 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’s one of the easiest to use. For a pinch, it’s okay, but we’d sooner use an IDAODAN Portable Electric Inflator Decorations Air Pump.

Tota 2 Way Action Balloon Pump For Balloons Wrap Up

Compared to electric, the Tota 2 Way Action Balloon Pump For Balloons isn’t great—but in a pinch, when electric outlets are absent, it’s 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’s also very small and, by extension, portable.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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