Air Hawk Review: Cordless Air Compressor

Air Hawk Review: Cordless Air Compressor
2.99 (59.79%) 280 votes

Air Hawk is a cordless, handheld air compressor which allows you to inflate tires and other items in minutes. Does it work? Read our Air Hawk review.

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About Air Hawk

Air Hawk is a handheld tire inflator with a built-in pressure gauge and automatic shut-off feature. The official product website is buyairhawk.com, which was registered in August 2016. You can see a screenshot below of the official website taken in September 2016. Note that the price has changed since this screen shot was taken.

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Claims & Features

  • Inflates any tire in seconds
  • Digital LED gauge and LED light
  • Rechargeable battery
  • 12 volt adapter
  • Can inflate other items
  • Automatic shut-off


Note: As the screen shot from September 2016 shows, the original cost of Air Hawk was $39.95 + $4.95 P&H. That has since changed.

You can get Air Hawk from the official website for two payments of $29.95 + $14.95 P&H. This includes the Air Hawk, rechargeable battery, AC charger, and 3 nozzles. A deluxe upgrade is also added, which includes a carrying case, car charger, and built-in LED light.

A $1 “web service fee” is added to all orders. As of this writing, Air Hawk is not available in stores.

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Air Hawk Review

Air Hawk (not to be confused with AirHawk seat cushions or Air Hawk tires) is a cordless tire inflator. It is a multipurpose device which can be used to inflate balls, bike tires, car tires, toys, and more. Three nozzles are included in order to adapt the unit to a wide array of items, and these are conveniently stored on the item’s base.

To use Air Hawk, you simply attach the nozzle to the item to be inflated, and press the button. A digital readout shows the current pressure, and you can set the device to shut off when a desired pressure is reached.

Air Hawk has the look and feel of a cordless drill, right down to the handle and rechargeable battery in the base of the unit.

Although Air Hawk may not completely replace a standard air compressor, it is certainly more convenient if you need to pump up a bicycle tire, or add some air to your car’s tires. Because it is battery-operated, you should not expect it to be as powerful, or as fast, as a regular air compressor. For most consumers, the size, portability, and convenience are probably a worthy trade-off. It may take anywhere from 15 to 25 minutes to inflate a tire, depending on the battery’s charge and how much air you need to move.

We think Air Hawk will be highly rated by those who have realistic expectations regarding a battery-operated air compressor. The $15 in processing and handling seems excessive, and we hope this appears in stores soon so shipping delays and charges can be avoided.

Air Hawk is still a relatively new item, with a website that was only created in August 2016. For this reason, you may want to exercise patience with shipping, which is often slower with new As Seen on TV products.


Air Hawk looks quite close in design to this Electric Air Pump by Ideaworks. That item costs about $50 and has a 4 star rating among a small handful of consumers. When you factor in Air Hawk’s $15 shipping versus free shipping for Amazon Prime customers, the IdeaWorks version ends up being less expensive. Once Air Hawk becomes available in stores, its price will make it a more compelling alternative.

Air Dragon is BulbHead’s portable air compressor, which you can see in the video below.

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Your Air Hawk Reviews

Have you used Air Hawk? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below and a star rating above.

Updated December 2016 to reflect pricing changes.

  • BringonDrLiberty

    The one thing I’m curious about before I decide it’s worth pulling the trigger is whether it can be run on the cigarette lighter adapter, or if that can only be used to recharge the battery. Also it looks like the battery is going to be a custom molded fit, which might mean a limited life for this tool when that battery stops taking a charge.

    • Mickey West

      it says that a 12 volt adapter comes with it

      • BringonDrLiberty

        Yes I saw that, but it still doesn’t indicate whether either power adapter can be used to actually power it (once the battery no longer takes a charge), or if it’s only good for charging (in which case the device becomes more or less obsolete once the battery no longer charges).

        • Bill Byrd


          Inflates Any Tire in Just SecondsDigital LED Pressure GaugeAutomatically Shuts Off at Correct PressureBuilt-in LED LightPowerful Air Compressor TechnologyPin Attachments IncludedRechargeable Battery / AC Charger12V Cable adapter for continuous power

          Here it says 12v continuous power.

          • John Lyndon

            it says 15-25 MINUTES to inflate most tires.

  • telly7494

    I just left the site and it’s 2 payments of $29.95 plus $14.95 S&H.

  • Jay Nichols

    The ad says it will inflate a tire in seconds ( and the TV ad shows a car tire going from flat to inflated in seconds). None of the reviews I’ve seen has actually tested the Air Hawk. Has anyone ever used it?

  • Patti Roselli

    My bike needs a high tire pressure of 50-75 psi. Anyone think this will do the trick?

  • L.B.

    Max psi?

  • Steve Caruso

    This Compressor has been on back order for a long time since Nov 24 any ideas on when this will be back in stock?

  • Paul Marado

    It uses the outside air to fill the tire. Interesting.

  • Donald Woolston

    Better portable 12 Volt compressors are readily available from auto parts stores and are better built units and more accurate and reliable.