Picking up objects is a task we do multiple times an hour. But if you’ve ever needed to grasp something that was just beyond your reach, you know how frustrating it can be. Mobility restrictions, height, injury or muscle soreness from repetitive movement can limit your ability to complete certain tasks that others might take for granted. Grabber tools are a practical solution to reach exactly what you need without compromising your independence or potentially injuring yourself. Most have a basic design—an ergonomic handle that you squeeze, a sturdy aluminum arm and a magnetized rubber tipped jaw that stays open in an unlocked position. When you need to reach something, simply squeeze the handle to pinch the object firmly and move the arm while you maintain your grasp. To release the item, just take your fingers off the trigger. But what do you really need in a great grabber? Here’s what you need to know.