Wonderful pickup tool that takes up no room at all in your toolbox or kitchen drawer. It telescopes about 25 inches and the magnet is strong enough to pick up about 10lbs according to the description. I haven’t tried that much weight, but I am able to pick up several lighter items. Since it’s so slim, it fits into the tight places to retrieve your metal objects. My husband is using this for work since it fits in his work shirt pocket like a pen. This is a great handy gadget to have around.