I usually walk before I mow picking up bits a pieces that will make a mess if hit with the blade. I also wear small ear buds with ear muffs over them and radio in the cup holder. When I find a piece of debris I have to disconnect and get off to clear it out of my path. I want to get a set of tongs that I can reach and pick up that litter, bottle, small item etc. without getting disconnected and getting off. I have seen the real cheap ones but it seems they are too short and maybe a little flimsy. Anyone got any idea? I guess I'd rather not pay the amount for a professional set of snake tongs either. Got to be something in the middle or someone who is multi-tasking with something else.