By rotating the jaws around about 45 degrees from where they normally are, “Kiwi” pliers keep your hand and arm in better position to provide leverage when you’ve really got to grip something tightly. EZ-Red, their manufacturer, says this nets you a more powerful grip with less effort.
The grips also include “air-pockets” which act as shock absorbers to make them more comfortable.
We’ve written about a couple of products from EZ-Red, which seems to be one of a number of new companies crated to draw ideas from inventors and bring them to market. The site’s pretty interesting, and you might want to poke around there a bit. Most of the products are available from a number of different sources, so if you find something you’re interested in, don’t forget to run it by Froogle to see who else out there is reselling them.
Street pricing for the 3-Piece set starts around $20.