Having an additional 3 feet of arm length would have been so handy for a while now. Either with all the business trips my husband took or now since his passing, those extra feet of help are great. Now I don’t have to drag out a ladder every time I need to reach something or move something just out of my reach! It grips really well and holds onto the item(s) just fine. It would have been nice to have a magnet on both sides of the grippers but nonetheless, it’s better than none. The hole on the end of the handle makes it handy to hang it up. This is a great item!