If, like many people, at some point in your life you will run into a bump in the road whilst driving or drive over a sharp rock and get the dreaded scenario, a flat tyre with a slow puncture. One that needs to be reinflated fast to get you home and safe. How do you do that if you are no where near a station or garage, this is where our Air Hawk reviews come in.
Well there is a new kid on the block in the form of the Air Hawk Pro Cordless Portable Air Compressor. There are a lot of portable air compressors on the market but if you’re like me then you’re always looking for more bang for your buck. We are all looking for something that does everything it promises, inflates your tyres, basketballs, air mattresses and a whole bunch of other things, but does so whilst not leaving your bank account sat in the corner crying. Do we have one of those portable air compressors finally?
When you buy a new piece of technology there is nothing worse than instructions that even Stephen Hawking would struggle with. Clear and concise instructions make it so much easier and the small user manual you get with this compressor is just that. It’s easy to read and gives you all the information you could need.
I for one am grateful for that as I’m sure you would be too. Whilst we’re talking of simplicity the look of this compressor resembles that of a cordless drill, a sight familiar to most of us, so you will more than likely feel some sort of familiarity with this air compressor before you’ve even started refilling your children’s paddling pool.
I’m very impressed by the speed of this product. Inflating a basketball in around sixty seconds from flat. Along with the attachment for inflating sports equipment like footballs or soccer balls or indeed basketballs comes another attachment that connects direct to things such as floating items that you may take to the beach or to the pool – if your one of the lucky people in the world to have a pool that is.
A lot of drivers on the roads want to know that they won’t be left stranded on the side of the highway. Having one of these in your car will allow you to get rid of those god awful single use inflater’s that do nothing but ruin your tyres. It also comes with a carry case that allows you to include everything that the Air Hawk Pro comes with inside, neat, tidy and safe. One of those extra parts is an adaptor that can connect to your vehicle’s cigarette lighter and give you the ability to prolong your time inflating if your battery has died.
A handy tip to consider also is the clips that are on both the top of the compressor and the top of the battery compartment of the compressor that allow you to hold the smaller pieces and hose to. The last thing you want to do is misplace those components when it comes to an emergency – on the roads especially.
The size and weight of this compressor is very user friendly. If you can hold a drill or similar power tool then you can hold this compressor and if you’ve ever seen most compressors that are mains electric powered you’d know they are not that easy to hold throughout your reinflation tasks.
One thing that some compressors do not have is a cut off point. A point you set your compressor to stop pumping air so that you don’t continue to pump air until your tyre explodes. The Air Hawk Pro does have this feature and it comes with a little LED screen to show you and just 2 little buttons next to the power button to set the desired pressure of your flat tyre.
What are the drawbacks?
Like all things in life though, things sometimes have a downturn. Users may find that after charging their battery for 3 hours or so that they only get around 15 minutes of continuous use from the Air Hawk Pro. For some this may be a problem but if you consider the amount of power needed to compress air to fill up a tire then that’s not so bad. You could fill up 2 of your 4 tires on one batter charge and still have enough left to fill up a ball or two. If your tires aren’t fully flat but could all use a little more air in to get them to your desired PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) then inflating all four of those wouldn’t be a problem. And of course you always have the option of using the cars electric cigarette lighter to carry on after your batter has died. Then when you get home put your batter on charge again for 3 hours.
Another thing that some people who have purchased this compressor are reporting is the pressure gauge being slightly on the lower side of accurate.
A few pounds per square inch off the desired PSI. If you read your instruction manual however you will find details and advice about pressure gauges. Inside it advices all users to use an external pressure gauge to accurately measure the pressure. This is a must do safety measure because after all you don’t want to over inflate anything, this could be really dangerous.
What’s the verdict on our Air Hawk Reviews?
When you consider everything that this compressor can do and how much you indeed want a compressor you own to do then you can’t argue with it’s usability, it’s speed and it’s compactness. If you are slightly worried about battery life then don’t forget about the in car capabilities and if you want more batteries or any other spare parts for the Air Hawk then you can. Air Hawk offer, as you will see in the manual, the ability to buy those from their website. For the simple ease of use and portability I’d say that this is well worth your hard earned money.