My husband and son and I have differing opinions about the usefulness of the Nabber. Both the guys think it’s handier than pockets on a shirt but I am less impressed . For one thing, I was expecting to easily retrieve canned goods from a high shelf. It is possible but it is heavy so I have to use both hands. Not really a big deal but a consideration. The handle of the Nabber is on the very end.. If you have ever used a shovel and tried to hold it by the very end, even a small amount of dirt is heavy!! Same thing. The guys have more forearm strength so they are good with it. I would like a stronger grip especially between the rubber tips. But then again, maybe I just need to learn how to handle it better! I honestly think I will be happier after I’ve used it for awhile. It does a great job picking stuff of the floor and the magnet is a successful added feature. It is sturdy and I would give the Nifty Nabber as a gift but only with the admonition BE CAREFUL!