As the voice narrates in an infomercial, if you "struggle or strain to reach in high places, behind the couch or in small tight spaces", this product might help you out...if it works!
We tested Grab It. Think of it as a more sophisticated version of a kid's toy claw grabber.
We confirmed that the claw part can rotate 90 degrees and fit into tight areas.
"Plus, the soft rubber tips hold and grip, so nothing slips," as the infomercial states. This is also true! We picked up a light item and a heavier item, shook Grab It intensely, and the grip held strong.
The infomercial states, "Other products only grip when you squeeze, and then let go right away." The Grab It does still hang on tight when you use the locking ratchet action. Basically, pick up an item, push a switch, and it will clench tight to the item so you don't have to keep squeezing the grip. It's definitely great to keep your hands from becoming sore.
Grab It is supposed to hold up to five pounds. We attempted to pick up a circular five-pound weight. The first time, it dropped it. The second, third and fourth time though, it held the weight (with a slight bend of the pole). We also used the locking switch, and it held.
The infomercial shows that Grab It is so precise, it can pick up a dime off the floor. We tried to do so on a concrete floor and one with a rug. It picked the dime up each time. This COMPLETELY surprised all of us. I give it a 10 -- cents that is!
Grab It has an LED light that you can switch on and off to help you see where the item is you want to pick up, there's a built-in magnet that picked up a dropped tool in our test, and a hook that could grab keys over many obstacles.
The infomercial shows that Grab It could be useful for doing outdoor cleanups or hanging flowers as well.
Then, with a push of the blue button in the middle of Grab It, you can fold it up and store it away.
We bought Grab It for $19.99 at Target. So, where does it rank on our "Bull or No Bull Meter?" I'm going with NO BULL!