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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15 Customer Reviews for Air Hawk Compressor

Average Customer Rating: 1.4
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 1 4 stars: 0 3 stars: 1 2 stars: 0 1 stars: 13
Bottom Line: 13% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 10 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Minus three stars!

    This does not work. It did not hold a charge any length of time, did not come with a plastic case, and now I am in the process of sending it back for a refund. If they give me any crap, I am calling the Attorney General and BBB!

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

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  • 38 out 40 people found this review helpful

    Garbage

    • Pennsylvania,
    • Apr 14, 2017

    I was so excited when I ordered this because I thought I hit the jackpot. It was a birthday gift for my Dad. We opened it up immediately the day it came, and it was a total and complete letdown!

    I paid over $100 for the upgraded Air Hawk, and I was told the battery was stronger and all around better with kicking out air pressure and holding a charge. I was totally disappointed when I read it took three hours to charge, which ain't long at all; however you were only able to use it for 15 minutes before having to recharge it for another three HOURS! It starts to overheat within 10 minutes, and every single time we set the automatic gauge to stop filling, it overfilled by 7-9 lbs!

    When I reached out to customer service, they gave me the run around on refunding my money. I provided them with the UPS tracking number, and it got received on March 24th at 4:11 PM, even with showing that info they still tried to say it was never received. Not until I threatened to call the BBB and the News did they magically find it.

    But they still ripped me off with my refund, only giving me $39.95 back, citing I opened it and therefore they don't know if I broke it! The same day I got it I contacted them asking for a return label, and I ended up paying shipping 3 TIMES!

    Do not buy this; it is NOT worth the money or aggravation!

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

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  • 29 out 30 people found this review helpful

    For motorcycle

    The hose is too short, and it is hard to reach jobs.

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

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  • 54 out 56 people found this review helpful

    Misrepresentation and poor quality

    The product is flimsy, poor quality, and does not deliver. To make it worse, the company does not have a friendly customer interface that easily allows you to return the product. Having been an EVP of a leading consumer products company, with many household brands and been part of the infomercial industry, this company is a bit shady and would not recommend dealing with them and buying their product. Save your money, please!

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

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  • 12 out 23 people found this review helpful

    Works just fine

    I'm certain that most complaints are made because the audience is too impatient to wait for the task to be completed. Example: I find my tire at 27 psi and want to have it read 30. I set the item in motion according to the instructions and walk away to do something. I come back, and it's done. So what is more simple? I did an entire truck while cleaning it.

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

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    • Apr 8, 2017

      David Brier

      To clean an entire truck while loading just three pounds of air into your tire tells me the product is low quality.

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  • 34 out 34 people found this review helpful

    Wouldn't blow up a balloon

    The one I received, after waiting six months for it, wouldn't blow up a balloon for a birthday party!

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

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  • 55 out 58 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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  • 44 out 62 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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    • Apr 5, 2017

      Bonnie W

      According to this comment, it said, "this product's battery won't last long enough to do one tire." I just read another one that says that he does his whole truck while cleaning the interior of it, and attaches the air thing on all four tires. Which is it? Does the battery last for all four or just one?

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  • 131 out 136 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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    • Mar 25, 2017

      Nikkie

      Thanks for your review. I have never seen this product on TV, but I was at Walmart last night and saw it there. I was about to buy it so I can leave in my car for emergencies. Thanks for your post, I will pass.

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  • 105 out 109 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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  • 194 out 203 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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