Reachers help people who need help picking up and getting items that are otherwise out of reach in high or low places. Reachers can be used to pick up pills, pencils, paper, shampoo bottles, socks and many other household items.
What kinds of reachers are there?
Standard All-Purpose Reachers
Classic reachers have a variety of lengths, from 24 to 34 inches. They usually hold items between 1-5 pounds and the opening of the jaw can range from approximately 3 to 4.5 inches.
This reacher is particularly low cost and light weight and can grab large and small items including coins, newspapers, clothing and cans.
This option requires very little hand strength to operate.
Talon Grip Reacher
This 32 inch reacher has three claws instead of two and is easy to squeeze. The jaw of this reacher opens 5.5 inches so it is a great option for picking up items that are hard to grab with standard reachers.
Some reachers are foldable for travel or storage. They might come with other features such as a flashlight or magnet on the end.