Amazon has two different versions of the HipShot battery-powered belt-mounted compressor available. You can buy the HipShot 92101 for about $53.00 from an Amazon store, or the HipShot 92102 from Amazon directly for $59.99.
What we’d like to know is whether these low prices and lack of any real detail means the HipShot is practically dead as a product. The Palmgren site has precious little detail and only references the 92101. There seem to be few places offering it that are not affiliated with Amazon. Toolmonger noted the odd pricing discounts back in 2008 and it seems little has changed.
Has anyone actually used one? The reviews seem evenly divided between one and 5 stars which doesn’t bode well. Ultimately it seems that the advent of CO2 power, like the JacPac, has diminished the utility of a tiny, slow, battery powered compressor.