have about 5 in the house. I even use one to pick up another one when I drop it!
How any wheelchair user can manage without a grabber or helping
hand is beyond me!
They are ESSENTIAL equipment in your car too. Only a week ago I
dropped my keys on the ground at a model airplane flying site. I was the last
one there so without the grabber I would have been stuck!
I keep one in the rear cargo area and one inside the passenger
compartment. I actually always keep a spare key on me anyway locked away in a
bag on my powerchair - just in case - but I wasn't about to be leaving my
expensive set of immobiliser and ramp lowering remote keys on the floor!
As every wheelchair user knows only too well everything we touch
finishes up out of reach on the floor. Or starts off out of reach on a shelf or
I dropped my wallet and parking badge on the floor of my van
recently. The grabber did its magic again. You NEED one or two of these in your
These things are available all over the place very cheaply.
Everywhere from garden centres to mobility dealers. It really does pay to shop
I have seen prices on these grabbers vary from a few pounds to a few tens of
pounds. But also check quality and design. Not all are equal.
I have a folding one inside my van (thrown on the rear seat) since its small. I
have a longer one in the boot/trunk/luggage area. I have a variety of them at