A grabber goes diagonally across the image. At the bottom it has open jaws, while at the top there is a handle to operate the jaws

Grabber

This is a very obvious one, but still something I rely on a lot. The grabber, always by my side, makes it possible for me to get (light) objects that are out of my reach.

I chose a generic picture as I don’t have a particular grabber to recommend to anyone, but I’d be very interested in any recommendations readers have for this. I need something that is both lightweight and strong – and ideally inexpensive, though that might be an impossible combination.

This is one of those products where I wish it was possible to buy a high-quality lightweight metal one, maybe with a nice grey tweed case. Anyone?