Indiegogo staffers are putting crowdfunded products to the test in our new series of honest reviews. In this edition, our very own APAC campaign strategist Zoe Zu tried out Litheli: Electric Utility Wagon with Power Bank, the new smart projector that our crowdfunding community is talking about. Does it live up to the hype? Read on as we put it to the test!
Upon the initial launch of this campaign, my enthusiasm, honestly, was lacking. I mean, Litheli isn’t the first campaigner to make a power bank, and they certainly didn’t invent the wagon. Nevertheless, the campaign piqued significant interest on Indiegogo, especially for our CFO Jon. Jon’s son plays on the baseball team, and he sees the potential brilliance of having an Electric Utility Wagon to transport all the necessary sports equipment and drinks. I also suspect that he is more interested in using the tool battery and power bank to charge his laptop and working when he is pretending to be watching the game.
Frankly, I’m not much of a sports enthusiast myself. However, as someone who weighs 120lb and struggles with building upper body muscle, if there’s a product that can assist with my camping trips and grocery shopping at Costco, why not give it a shot?
Unboxing & Setup
The Litheli Wagon is delivered in a giant box, and to be frank, it’s quite weighty! Within the package, you’ll find the wagon itself, the versatile 2-in-1 tool battery and power bank, along with a rollable table neatly stowed in a durable black carry-on bag with a secure hook.
Pulling it out from the box and unfolding it was a bit of a challenge for me, but I believe it’s due to the high-quality and robust materials used. I’d give it a perfect 10 for its aesthetic appeal and the superb quality of the materials. I’m particularly fond of the beige oxford fabric, which is not only stylish but also waterproof, and can be easily cleaned. The frame is impressively sturdy, ensuring it will last for years and adapt to various surfaces. While I know that some might prefer it in black or gray, I personally adore the beige!
The setup is incredibly straightforward. Simply place the power bank into its designated slot, insert the safety key, and press the safety lock to release. Voila! The power is now on!
The features I appreciated:
Effortless to pull, even with its considerable volume and weight: Once activated, you’ll find the concept quite impressive. As mentioned earlier, Litheli isn’t the originator of the power bank or the wagon, but their inventive yet simple solution proves incredibly useful. They’ve even included a speed adjustment dial to control its movement. The robust design, coupled with all-terrain wheels, enables it to navigate even over gravel surfaces.
The eWagon has an impressive weight capacity of up to 132lbs and a volume capacity of 200 liters. We didn’t even need to utilize the secure hook, but I’m confident that at its full capacity, it can easily transport all of our camping gear. In fact, I could probably sit in the wagon and be transported to the campsite.
One of the standout advantages of this wagon lies in its remarkable versatility. It serves multiple purposes: you have the option to pull it without the power bank for a traditional experience, or with a little added boost. It’s not just a wagon for transporting items; upon arrival at places like a camping ground or tailgate event, you’ll find an additional treat inside the box—a rollable table. By removing the four pins at the corners, you can convert the wagon into a convenient table.
Furthermore, the thoughtful design extends to the power bank. It can function independently, providing a lifeline for charging your phone and laptop. This feature proves invaluable when you prefer not to lug around extra power banks.
I appreciate the high level of safety this wagon offers. To activate the power for movement, one must first insert the safety key and then pull while simultaneously pressing the safety key. This additional safety measure ensures an ultra-safe operation, making it suitable even for a teenager to handle.
Things that could have been improved:
I aimed for objectivity, but I must admit, I’m thoroughly enamored with this product. Here are a few standout features that could push this wagon to a 120 out of 100:
While none of us in my family are left-handed, we conducted a test where one would need to use their left hand to pull the wagon. It felt a bit awkward for a left-handed person to simultaneously pull and hold down the secure press.
When attempting to convert the eWagon into a table, you’ll need to remove four pins located at the corners. This can be a bit challenging, so we resorted to using a twig for assistance. I suppose it’s not too difficult to find a twig when you’re out camping, is it?
Litheli boldly declares on their campaign page that they are pioneers in the realm of new energy power and tools, driven by a mission to enhance the flexibility of power and simplify tool usage. With their Electric Utility Wagon featuring a Power Bank, I can confidently say they’ve successfully embodied this mission. Its versatility for sports events, camping, grocery shopping, and various family tasks is truly commendable. Bid farewell to manual wagon-pulling and welcome the Electric Utility Wagon era with open arms!