About Air Hawk Compressor

The handheld, cordless Air Hawk Compressor promises to pull in the outside air, compress it, and route into whatever you need—whether car and bike tires, toys, sports equipment, air mattresses, and more.

According to the company, Air Hawk is fast, convenient, and easy to use, and is able to inflate any tire “in just seconds,” while its compact design allows it to be stored in just about any cabinet, car, or a drawer.

We’re also told that Air Hawk comes equipped with 3 different nozzles, a digital LED display, a built-in light, and an auto-stop feature that will shut down when once the correct tire pressure is reached, as well as a rechargeable battery.

Sure, a device like the Air Hawk Compressor might help you avoid bulky compressors and messy canned air, but will it deliver a solid value? Can you expect it to be there for you in the event of an emergency? Will it last?

You want to know as much as possible about Air Hawk Compressor before handing over your money, and we aim to deliver. So, let’s start with compressor basics.

How Do Air Compressors Work?

Whether you’re talking about small handheld devices like Air Hawk, or giant machines that have to be pulled behind a truck, air compressors can be useful in just about every aspect of life.

In order to do their job, most air compressors use a reciprocating piston to create a temporary vacuum, which pushes open a valve to allow a small amount of air into a holding tank.

From there, the more strokes the piston performs, the more air enters the tank, where it’s stored under pressure. When this pressure is released, the energy it contains can be used to power tools, air up your tires, and much more.

Given what we just learned, does Air Hawk mean the definition of an air compressor?

Taking a look at the picture below, it appears that Air Hawk doesn’t feature any kind of holding tank. Instead, it seems like it’s simply pulling the outside air straight through and forcing it into whatever’s needed.

Given this, we think a more appropriate name would be ‘Air Hawk Tire Inflator’ than Air Hawk Compressor. Let’s continue this thought in the next section.

Does the Air Hawk Compressor Have Any Competition?

Using what we just learned, if you search online for “handheld air compressor” or “handheld tire inflator,” you’ll find several options that are meaningfully similar to Air Hawk, including the Airman Rechargeable Inflator (which also features an LED gauge), the Craftsman Cordless Inflator Compressor Digital Pump, and many others.

And if you slightly change your search term to “portable tire inflator,” you’ll find dozens more options that might be slightly larger than handheld devices like Air Hawk Compressor, but could foreseeably meet your needs just as well.

In fact, except for the color scheme, the Air Hawk Compressor appears to be essentially identical to another ASOTV product named the Airman Handheld Airgun Compressor—although it’s priced much higher at $80.

Speaking of price, you’ll find that many of the handheld options fall between $40 and $70, while the slightly larger portable models come in lower at between $30 and $50. Comparatively, what will you pay for the Air Hawk Compressor?

How Much Does the Air Hawk Compressor Cost?

The Air Hawk Compressor is priced at $39.95 plus $14.95 S&H, in addition to a $1 web service fee.

For this price, you’ll receive one Air Hawk unit, a rechargeable battery, AC charger, and 3 nozzles. However, all orders are automatically upgraded to the Deluxe model, which comes with a carrying case, car charger, and built-in LED light.

All Air Hawk orders come with a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H. To request one, OnTel’s customer service department can be reached at 844-570-9860.

What Can We Learn From Air Hawk Compressor Reviews?

In order to make sure you have the information you need, when you need it, we tend to review products as soon as they hit the market, which means they often don’t have any customer feedback yet.

However, we’ve reviewed dozens of other OnTel products over the years, including Big Vision Eyewear, Veggetti, Foot Angel, and many others. What’s everyone saying?

HighYa readers seem to rate these products an average of 2.5 stars. While many claimed to have had positive experiences, the most common complaints referenced lower quality than expected, that they didn’t perform as advertised, and inflated S&H charges.

Does this mean you’ll encounter the same after placing your order for the Air Hawk Compressor? Without testing it ourselves, we can’t be sure. But given the reputation for ASOTV products in general (not just those from OnTel), we think you should have a full understanding of the situation before placing an order.

Who Might the Air Hawk Compressor Work Best For?

As we explained above, in order for something to be considered an air compressor, it must 1) compress air and 2) store the air and use it to create energy. However, Air Hawk appears to do neither of these.

Instead, it seems to simply route air from one location (the outside) to another location (the inside of a tire or ball, for example). As such, Air Hawk seems to fall into the tire inflator category that it does the air compressor one.

Given this, if you’re looking for something to power tools, clear debris, or quickly seat tires (such as on a mountain bike), you’d probably be better served by a more traditional compressor.

On the other hand, if you simply need something that can quickly and easily inflate tires, then Air Hawk seems like it might fit the bill.

Just remember that we’re not told about the type of battery it contains, so we can’t know how long it’ll hold a charge. As such, if you’re thinking about keeping one in your glove compartment for emergencies, be sure to test the battery and recharge often.

Finally, it’s worth noting that you’ll be putting at least $15 in non-refundable S&H charges (plus whatever it’ll cost to ship back if you’re dissatisfied) on the line by giving the Air Hawk Compressor a try.

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9 Customer Reviews for Air Hawk Compressor

Average Customer Rating: 1.2
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Bottom Line: 11% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 10 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Air Hawk Pro

    I received my Air Hawk Pro today. The hose would not attach to the unit. I called the customer service number, and he gave me an RMA# to ship the unit back (at my expense) and said they would send me a replacement for the defective unit. I guess if the replacement also doesn't work, I will be out the expense of shipping two units and have nothing to show for it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 22 out 25 people found this review helpful

    Works for me

    • Hammond, IN,
    • Mar 18, 2017

    Please people, how can you recommend a product if you haven't even received it? It seems most of you are dissatisfied because you haven't received it. Mine works, and I've had it for six months.

    The only problem I see it has is that the battery may run out before tire is completely inflated, but this is for EMERGENCY use!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 81 out 85 people found this review helpful

    Bait and switch

    • Cranston, RI,
    • Mar 10, 2017

    I saw this on TV and thought it was an awesome product.

    I called them after about two weeks to check if it has been shipped yet and was told they were on back order. I finally received it, (I actually ordered two of them). It took three hours to charge the battery just to be used for 15 minutes. That's the maximum amount of time the manual recommends.

    Wait, it gets better! The TV ad shows everything that comes with it, including a plastic case where all the parts have a specific spot, but they come in a plain cardboard box. So I opened one of them and guess what? There was no plastic case. Instead, it came with a small cloth pouch that wouldn't fit two pairs of socks. The pouch was totally useless.

    I called their customer service, and they said they changed the case for only God knows why! I told the representative I would be calling the state attorney general to file a complaint, as well as the Better Business Bureau. The representative almost begged me not to do that and offered to credit me $40. I was tired of talking, so I took the $40 credit.

    I'm still thinking of calling the authorities to file a complaint about this false advertising. I could go on and on, but I will refrain. I think you get point.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 73 out 75 people found this review helpful

    No battery charger? No manual?

    I have waited almost two months for the Air Hawk to arrive. I am sure it was a slow boat from China. They claim they were out of stock. That's ok. However, they arrived today and I took it out of the box to put it together, and when I put the battery in, it was fully charged? It seemed fishy at first. It ran well, however, I am still looking for the battery charger plug for the charging cord it came with. There is no plug on it to be found, and no charger in the box.

    I am definitely disappointed.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 163 out 168 people found this review helpful

    My order

    • Carson, CA,
    • Feb 16, 2017

    Please do not order this. They charged my card, and up until now, I haven't received my order yet. After you order this they will email you stating that your order is on back order.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Feb 18, 2017

      Pamela Keene

      Thank you so much, you saved me both time and money. I actually considered buying this, and I have never ordered items from television.

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  • 161 out 169 people found this review helpful

    Would live to review it!

    • Lincoln, NE,
    • Feb 14, 2017

    Well, at least I'm not the only one who got taken for a sucker. I would love to be able to review it and see how well it works, but instead of inflating my tires, Air Hawk deflated my wallet and my trust. I wonder if Tom Brady tried to order one of these, because that might explain something. Oh well, I suppose I should break out the good old bicycle pump.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 177 out 179 people found this review helpful

    Still waiting

    • Roanoke, VA,
    • Feb 7, 2017

    I ordered TWO of these on the first of November 2016 and STILL have not received them, and it's now January 31, 2017. Apparently, they are a scam, but I am putting reviews EVERYWHERE so that other people don't get taken.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 176 out 184 people found this review helpful

    Price of Air Hawk

    • Fort Lauderdale, FL,
    • Jan 30, 2017

    What I find ironic and alarming about the Air Hawk Compressor is that no one has mentioned that it sells for $39.95 as written on the box above; however, the ad says two payments of $29.95. That's a $20.00 difference between the two. What gives?

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Feb 3, 2017

      Will

      On mine, it says two payments of $39.95 plus $9.95 for shipping. This product sounds hokey, don't waste your money.

    • Mar 4, 2017

      Amj

      Well has anyone received their product yet? If not, how can you honestly give an opinion on the product? What I want to know, does the thing actually work the way they say it does? Or is it just a cheap gadget that will end up in the yard sale pile, or better yet the trash?

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  • 271 out 286 people found this review helpful

    Waiting for Airhawk

    Cannot review the product because I am waiting since mid-October 2016 (it is now early Dec. 2016) and no word on what is going on. Have called them many times, and after being on wait for at least 30 minutes each time I am about to give up.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Feb 19, 2017

      james

      Wow! After all the reviews I have been reading, I am convinced not to buy this product. Well, at least not from this company because every review was negative. I thank all of you for taking the time, to educate me and the public about this company.

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