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 2 payments of $29.95 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.

For Canada orders, according to www.buyairhawk.ca, Air Hawk Compressor is priced at 2 payments of $39.95 plus $9.95 for shipping & handling.

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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Average Consumer Rating: 2.0
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Bottom Line: 25% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Not happy

    • Mount Dora, FL,
    • Aug 15, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought the Air Hawk specifically for my Golf Cart and Riding Lawn Mower. I bought it from HSN a year ago. I have used it three times and have had a problem each time. The battery is low already. I hate this thing. It's not even easy to screw on to the tire. Waste of good money.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Hot

    • Missouri,
    • Aug 14, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I just bought it today and tried it on two tires. First one was fine but air hose and tire spin it got hot. Second tire was fine. Did not make the noise on second. Will take more time to try it when needed. Also assembly felt like it was getting hot too.

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

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  • Beware - rogue dealers

    • Isle of Man,
    • Aug 1, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    This inflator bears no similarity to the advertised item. I connected my new inflator, attempted to put air into one tire, it overheated and then stopped working. No redress from the company, so tried to claim through PayPal. Rogue traders informed PayPal that I had significantly altered the device, so PayPal decided in seller's favor! Do not trust these people! Device does not mirror the easy inflation shown in their videos, quality of the unit is questionable and customer service is suspect. I know I have been scammed!

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

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  • Still waiting on delivery

    • Georgia,
    • Jul 29, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Over 8 weeks and no product. Chinese email replies with bogus shipping numbers. Please redo your shipping number, it has shipped. Tired or waiting. Calling bank to report a scam. Ordered off of ad on Facebook.

    Here is the email they sent the reply from:

    发件人: Wayne Bennett

    发送时间: 2019年7月11日 6:58

    收件人: kai kai

    主题: Re: 回复: 回复: Air Hawk purchase

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Not what advertised

    • Crawfordsville, IN,
    • Jul 17, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I didn’t get the battery and charger. After several e-mail exchanges with Chun Chun, I was told to just go to a store and buy a 12-volt battery. Oh yeah, I was also offered a $6.00 refund. Try to buy a 12-volt battery for $6.00. LOL.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Problem

    • Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada,
    • May 8, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Hi, my Air Hawk, it stopped. I don’t want help and you just stopped and I don’t know why. It's on, everything put it in the tires, it just started and then it just stopped. I don’t know what happened so please help, or something I don’t know...help!

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

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Car charger of the Air Hawk burned out

    • Massachusetts,
    • Feb 12, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I love my Air Hawk, it does what it was supposed to do until the car charger part burnt out. Now all I'm left with is the house charge part which that's not going to be any good if I'm out and about and need air because I won't be at home to recharge the second battery. The car charger thing that you stick in the little doohickey burnt out. I'm not happy.

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    A must have inflator!

    • Brookhaven, PA,
    • Feb 11, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Without a doubt one of the best gifts I ever received, to inflate car tires mainly but anything that needs inflating this Air Hawk Pro is the answer.

    Keep in mind it's a handheld air delivery system, it doesn't store air, so it's really not a compressor, it's not for commercial use but if common sense is used this unit will last and last.

    I have two right now, for some reason the battery wouldn't take a charge, I called the company and explained the situation.

    They said don't take any charges with that battery, they not only sent me a new battery but a brand new entire replacement, and told me to keep the first one on them.

    Customer service, in my opinion, is top shelf.

    It's a product that is more than worth the cost, especially on a cold windy day when your car tire needs air, that's priceless.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Air Hawk tire inflater

    • Bloomfield Hills, MI,
    • Dec 12, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    This is a terrible product. The battery was fully charged, and then dead in 36 hours. The cigarette lighter power option doesn't work at all. I tried it in two sockets. Dead. Nothing. The switch was on, not locked. Also, about 90% of the reviews online are terrible. Don't recommend this to anyone. I told the manager at Bed Bath & Beyond that they shouldn't order any more.

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

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  • 3 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Works good

    • White Oak, PA,
    • Dec 12, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I've used this product over six times for a slow leak I had in one tire on my car. It worked great and I was able to put 42 lbs in the tire the day I took it to the shop for repairs, and it shut off once it hit 42 lbs. It took about 12 minutes but what people don't realize is that it is operated by a small battery. It isn't meant to fill your tire as fast as a real air compressor (DUH?). It is great for an emergency, and it does the job.

    Customer service sucks though.

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

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  • 9 out 10 people found this review helpful

    One year and done!

    • Woodhaven, MI,
    • Dec 4, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have had my Air Hawk for just about one year. In that time period, I haven't had to use it all that often. I went to use it the other day for filling up an automobile tire that was low; it didn't work right and stopped filling the tire after just an increase of five pounds of air pressure. I would not have purchased it if I knew it would quit working so soon.

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

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