I am short. I couldn’t wait to try this item. It grabs items and holds them securely while you move them. I even use it to get wine glasses down off a shelf above my head and then put them back up when done. I am happy with this grabber. However, the way the handle is set up is clumsy. In order to hold the trigger, you must hold this 3 foot aluminum rod like a fishing pole and squeeze. I would prefer that the trigger was more like a gun with a button that you pull toward yourself rather than push down to activate.