This grabber is built to bend in a way that can reach the most hard-to-reach and/or fit places to retrieve a fallen screw, etc. The red spring activated button at the end of the tool is easy to push and the claw that comes out the other end works very well in grabbing the small, fallen item. It's definitely a staple for a toolbox in the garage or to keep in your car. I've never used it for this purpose before, but I'm sure it would work great for picking up small items that fall onto the sides of car seats as well. The length of the wire on this tool is long enough to be able to maneuver through a wide variety of crevice sizes to reach your object.
This is a great buy. This tool is flexible, yet tough. The jaws are very rigid and grip well.