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This lightweight, $9 grabber tool has shoppers in their 60s and 70s lifting hard-to-reach items 'with ease'

Even reviewers with arthritis are fans of The FiPlus PowerGrip T9 Grabber Tool, which can help prevent painful straining.

For anyone with conditions like arthritis or limited mobility in general, seemingly "simple" tasks like getting a jar out of the pantry can be a struggle. But thousands of shoppers have found a helping hand — literally — in the FiPlus PowerGrip T9 Grabber Tool. This clever device, which looks like a long claw with a handle, acts like an extension of your arm to better access small items, while helping to reduce the strain that comes from bending and reaching. Oh, and you'll pay just $9 for this grabber tool on Amazon. No-brainer!

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$9 at Amazon

So, how does this popular picker-upper work? All you do is pull the lever on the handle and the claws will close around the item you need to pick up. The claw has texturized rubber ends for a more secure grip, as well as a magnet on one end to make picking up certain metal objects even easier. The sturdy metal bar was designed with longtime use in mind, and conveniently folds down to a compact 16 inches. It also extends out to 32 inches to help you reach items high and low.

From picking up trash in the yard to lifting up items stored on shelves in your garage, kitchen and beyond, the FiPlus grabber tool is here to make everyday tasks a whole lot easier.

hand holding using the grabber tool to lift a can
Everything is in reach when you have this nifty grabber tool at the ready. (Amazon)

Still not convinced this grabber tool belongs in your cart? Take it from the more than 31,000 Amazon customers who have already given it a perfect five-star rating.

"Best pick-up tool I've ever had," raved one septuagenarian. "I'm 76 and just don't bend like I used to. This tool is very helpful. I've bought the cheap ones, but no more. This is built very well and can pick up fairly heavy items. I LIKE IT!"

"I have really bad arthritis in my hands and I can't bend over due to a spinal injury," shared a fellow fan. "I've owned so many grabbers and they are all in the trash now. ... This is one that really stands out! It works on even the smallest things. It's lightweight and I love knowing that whatever needs to be picked up, I have a tool that will give me no problem. I've even picked up a postage stamp with this."

"I’m in my sixties with a bad back, and this little device is just what I needed," wrote a third shopper. "Bending over is very tough on my back. Now I can pick up the dog toys with ease! Bought one for my daughter who is pregnant ... Now she can pick up after her one-year-old without bending over! Love it!"

"I do love this grab stick," gushed a final reviewer. "It works great, not flimsy, good construction. My only minor complaint is the grips. They aren't as ergonomic as I'd like. But I think it depends on the individual. I'd rather have no finger indents so I can grip the way my hand naturally holds the handle. Once again, very minor."

Say goodbye to the burden of bending. 

$9 at Amazon

Another strain-reducing tool Amazon shoppers love? The top-rated BackEZ, which makes tasks like gardening, shoveling and raking a whole lot easier.

This extra handle snaps onto the shaft of gardening tools, rakes and shovels to give you better leverage, keep you from crouching and help protect you from straining your back.

"Want to save your back? This inexpensive, ingenious design will fit the bill," wrote a rave reviewer. "I live in the Northeast. We get some decent heavy snowfall on occasion. My back is usually sore for days from the bending and lifting. With this nifty addition to my shovel, it is so much easier to lift a heavy shovelful of snow. Now, instead of my back, my left arm can carry half the weight. It is a more balanced way so that my back doesn't go out on me. It's a great workout now. ... Inexpensive and a life-changer."

$10 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.