I’ve owned at least two other similar devices but the nifty nabber is the best by far. It is way more sturdy and has a wider gripping area. I use it for extending my reach hanging a flag outside the house, gripping decorations that I would otherwise have to put in place by hauling out and extending our large ladder, hanging windchimes from the eaves, you name it. This is a great invention that has been improved on over the years. I highly recommend it!