About Me

 

Dick DeBartolo, MAD's Maddest Writer, and co-host of The Giz Wiz at GizWiz.TV, The Giz Wiz on ABC's World News Now, and on Tech Guy Labs with Leo Laporte on TWiT.tv. But wait, there's More »

Search Giz Wiz Biz
Latest Tweets
This form does not yet contain any fields.
    « Moving on to a straw that does something completely different! | Main | Chad polls our loyal Patreon fans & they vote on the new theme for March. »
    Friday
    Mar082019

    The Upcart Can Help You Get Your Stuff Up & Down Stairs.

    I originally saw the first UpLift Cartat the National Hardware Show a few years ago. Since then they've introduced two newer models and we saw them both at Home + Housewares event.

    The smallest one is the UpCart VersaTrolley. The company says it's significant because it is the most lightweight and compact cart in their product line, folding completely flat for easy storage. But yes,it's still capable of reducing effort while going up and down stairs or traversing rough terrain. This new UpCart folds to 4.5 inches flat and weighs in at 8 pounds. Even with its ability to be compactly stored it still offers a 77 pound weight capacity. But wait, there's more. It also comes with a custom-fitted bag to help transport anything from groceries to laundry. I like the fact that you can the bag off and use the handles to hold it, while you fold up the cart to ride public transportation. It's $79.99 and available about June 2019.

     

    The cart I was rolled around on in the video on this week's show is also new. It's the UpCart Lift which the company says is a powerhouse of a hand truck that’s light, easy to maneuver and readily hauls up to 200 lbs. over uneven surfaces. It’s the first folding hand truck to offer an all-terrain stair climbing chassis. Another real advantage is that it features the tallest handle in its class. That's great because most of the time the load your handling is a step below where you're standing. This cart too folds flat in seconds for convenient storage. It's $99.99 and available now. Hundreds of reviews on the company website are very positive, but the chatroom pointed out they're not so great on Amazon, so check out both.

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/32w89_Zehwc   

     

    Company website: http://www.upcart.com/

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1717  

    Reader Comments

    There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

    PostPost a New Comment

    Enter your information below to add a new comment.

    My response is on my own website »
    Author Email (optional):
    Author URL (optional):
    Post:
     
    Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>