The New Aluminum Handle with Foam Grip is about 18″ long. Jan tried it and it works unbelievable! The Handle rotates 360 degrees plus sliding back & forth on the Scooper Handle. We both liked sitting in a chair and pulling the Scooper toward us. It was easy to reach the Litter Box. The Scooper slices thru the litter with ease! It would be good Scooping from a Wheelchair also…Bending over the box also worked good. I really expected the Scooper to pull ‘harder’ thru the litter, but it was more like a hot knife cutting thru a cube of butter.