This “grabber” is aluminum and lightweight. I like that you squeeze the handle to pick up something instead of a trigger style. It is great for picking up things from the ground but if you try to pick up anything cylindrical, they simply can’t do it, particularly if it weighs more than a full soda can. I dropped a couple of items from shelves cause the grippers simply couldn’t hold on to the item. The pads on the gripper need to be more flexible to conform to the shape of things that aren’t rectangular. I’m afraid to use it on anything that is round unless it’s an empty container. I will use it for picking up trash from the beach. Works great for that.