Hands On Review: Audew Cordless Hand Held Air Compressor is quite impressive for the power and the price with its digital LCD screen, one rechargeable Li-ion battery pack, one 12V cigarette lighter adapter power pack and a max pressure of 150PSI.
Overall the Audew Cordless Hand Held Air Compressor measures up to portable air compressors very well, especially considering its ultra compact frame.
First, I love that the Audew Compressor design is exactly like a cordless power drill!
There is something about a cordless hand held design that is scintillatingly sexy.
For something as light and easy to handle, the Audew Cordless Hand Held Air Compressor still packed the power necessary to pump up fifteen pounds in each of my four car tires and then added twenty-plus pounds to each of my two 27.5 inch bicycle tires without showing any decrease in the Li-ion battery.
And it pumped up each tire within about a minute!
I am shuddering with the sexiness.
Now there are upsides and downsides to the Audew Cordless Hand Held Air Compressor.
They say doing four motor vehicle tires from flat to 35 pounds will likely be all you get from a charge or 10 motorcycle tires.
I think that is actually a conservative estimate, so a big upside there.
Audew says that it takes about two minutes to inflate one car tire and about ten minutes for four empty motor vehicle tires, which it can do on a charge.
That is outstanding and proved out with my Mini’s 17” tires and my bike tires.
The power cord to charge the battery is a USB cable but with no plug for outlets, which in the smartphone age is not a big deal.
This also does not contain a case, though the box is laid out strategically to easily fit the compressor and its accessories back within quickly and efficiently.
But we are reliant on the cardboard to hold up.
Now there is a great function here not seen on many other portable compressors: an auto-fill or auto-off feature for when you meet the desired PSI automatically shutting off the device.
This is so useful!
Especially when you may have already popped boxing bags and pool inflatables into oblivion using a compressor without the auto-fill option.
Another Pro is the LED flashlight that enlightens night time inflating muhaha!
Now bear in mind, in any compressor with a built-in gauge I found them to be a little off when compared with an accurate manual handheld measuring device.
And the Audew Cordless Hand Held Air Compressor was a few pounds off.
The upside here is that it was consistently a few pounds (3-4) off, so I just reset the LCD dial to make a my target air pressure a few pounds more than the actual.
It worked like a charm.
I just recommend using a good, cheap, manual air pressure gauge to test with this.
Keep in mind the LCD display is very nice, but the lock mechanism on my test unit was not as sturdy as I would have liked and I had to play with it a bit to get it to lock the screen and unit off or on.
But that may just have been the prototype sample.
The accessories that come win the box are three nozzle adapters for mattresses/airboat/toys/sports balls/inflatables, the one battery pack and one 12v adapter pack (with 10 feet of cord), the air hose, and the USB cable.
Overall for sixty-five bucks US on Amazon, or 60 Euros (and heaven only knows what other currencies), the Audew Cordless Hand Held Air Compressor is a great deal for an essential tool!