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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36 Consumer Reviews for Air Hawk Compressor

Average Consumer Rating: 1.8
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5 star: 4 4 star: 2 3 star: 3 2 star: 1 1 star:  26
Bottom Line: 19% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Junk

    • Howard Beach, NY,
    • Nov 16, 2017
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    I purchased it at BJs for $45. It wouldn't inflate a balloon. My neighbor saw me struggling, so he brought over his Craftsman inflator, and it worked fine. The Craftsman cost him $39. I went out and purchased one the next day. It's fantastic, and the Air Hawk went into the garbage.

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

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Not what it says it is

    Not as powerful as advertised. It takes 3 hours to charge the battery that lasts only 15 minutes. You can only use for 15 minutes or it overheats and takes 15 minutes to cool down. I took 2 lbs of pressure out of a tire to test and it took 1-hour operational time (plus 1-hour down-time) to reinflate tire. It took 3, plus 3 hours to inflate 4 tubes for under pool cover. Blew up 4 more tubes by mouth in 45 minutes. It is only good if you're in the middle of nowhere and need enough pressure to get somewhere safe.

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

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  • 20 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Air Hawk

    I purchased this product a few months ago. I used it on my lawn tractor, and it worked okay. The second time on a car tire and the air compressor locked up. As far as it being able to air tires quickly, that is bogus at best. The truth of the matter is, I wasted my money. The product is a fraud, and I'm going to let people know via social media not to buy this product.

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

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  • 16 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Junk

    • Seattle, WA,
    • Oct 16, 2017
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    I got mine at Walmart today where they had the "Seen as on TV" selection. So I spent like $60 on it and thought I would give it a try. Well, I'm using it a part breaks. The other part works, and it gets so hot that I had to quit using it. I was lucky enough that I didn't break it when I dropped it. But this thing is very poorly made. I suggest the ones that just have a cord.

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

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  • 32 out 32 people found this review helpful

    Absolute waste of money!

    This unit is garbage, period. There is no reason inflating a car tire should make a unit HOT enough to burn my hand when I grab the unit to shut it off. Dry compressors often have this issue, however, they usually do not get this hit at only pumping up 15 psi! The attachment lock behind the red cap is missing somehow, and I didn’t even unscrew it all the way.

    Save your money and just get a tire inflator from AutoZone or Advanced Auto Parts. This Chinese sweat shop assembled piece of crap is not worth the effort or the money!

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

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  • 29 out 29 people found this review helpful

    The Air Compressor nozzle

    • Alabama,
    • Sep 13, 2017
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    I bought one of these Air Hawks for convenience, but it is giving me a headache trying to keep the nozzle on. I followed the instructions, and it is not secure, it falls out. I am very disappointed spending that much money on something I have to fight to use. You can tell it was cheaply made or I just got a defective device. I can't take it back to the store because I don't have my receipt, so I guess a loss for me.

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

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  • 36 out 37 people found this review helpful

    Does not work

    Right out of the box, I followed the instructions in the manual. I charged the battery until the green light turned on. I attached the battery and pressed the power button, but it did not turn on.

    I called the number in the instruction booklet, but the operator said the number changed to 1-800-508-6679. I called the number, but it did to call between 9 am - 6 pm ET.

    I would not recommend it to anyone, friend or foe.

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

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    • Oct 3, 2017

      DEE DEE

      I have been reading the reviews and sometimes I hate that I do because they confuse me even more.

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  • 38 out 38 people found this review helpful

    What a disappointment to say the least!

    • Aug 27, 2017
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    Do not buy Air Hawk, it will break! After my third time using this, the screw where you screw the hose nozzle on has broken and I cannot screw on the hose! I am requesting a full refund, or I will file a complaint with the BBB. The BBB doesn't take any mess from these rip off companies! You WILL get results.

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

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  • 34 out 37 people found this review helpful

    Cannot obtain needed part

    • McMinnville, Oregon,
    • Aug 23, 2017
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    Upon second use I accidentally unscrewed the red attachment lock losing a part behind the lock into the grass. Instructions do say "do not remove lock completely." These instructions were not emphasized and made it sound like you didn't need to remove the lock rather than DO NOT REMOVE the lock. Why have a removable part that should not be removed? I was having trouble screwing the nozzles in place and wondered what was behind the lock not knowing I would make the Air Hawk useless.

    The manual advertises on the back page that you can call a number or go to a website for spare parts. I was willing to pay for the part, but they only stock extra batteries and the air hose. All they could do was offer to sell me another without shipping and handling charges. That would be throwing good money after bad.

    My simple mistake and their design flaw ruined the Air Hawk and the company cannot or will not help me with a reasonable solution.

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

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  • 42 out 43 people found this review helpful

    Disappointed

    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • Aug 4, 2017
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    Disappointed. The Air Hawk keeps shutting off during inflation, it gets really hot, and also takes a very long time to inflate large objects like tires or large pool toys. It does seem to get the job done, but you must be patient.

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

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  • 22 out 47 people found this review helpful

    Up to expectations and more!

    • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia,
    • Jul 25, 2017
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    Was initially apprehensive about the Air Hawk Compressor and whether it would do what is claimed. I used it on two vehicles upon receiving it and was relieved to discover that it certainly does what is claimed and is so quick and easy to use. I am amazed at how quickly it inflates a tire to the level required. Highly recommended.

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

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