My Power Handle is a portable device that the makers say will help elderly or disabled people get in and out of the car. They claim it works with any car door without special installation or modification and the ergonomic handle makes it easy to grip, so you won’t worry about yourself or your loved ones straining or falling.
How My Power Handle Works
They state My Power Handle’s patented design fits in your car’s door striker, the square metal piece inside the doorjamb that the latch attaches to. To use it, open the door and slide it in, then grab the big blue handle as you stand up or sit down. Once finished, you must remove My Power Handle to close the door.
If there is an emergency, My Power Handle claims to have a built-in seat belt cutter as well as a precision point in its metal base that allows you to break any window with one crack.
My Power Handle Costs:
$27.84 ($19.95 plus $7.99 S&H). If you check the box to add the “bonus” Power Cane to your order, they add another $7.99 in fees. There is a 30-day return policy for My Power Handle, minus any shipping/handling charges.
Bottom Line: Is My Power Handle a Helpful Product?
If you are disabled or older (or care for someone that fits this description) you know how difficult it can be to enter or exit a vehicle without assistance – that’s why My Power Handle is so promising. But we’d just like to point out a couple of things.
First, it seems to be very similar to the HandyBar, another assistance handle in the marketplace. Generally speaking, the HandyBar receives positive marks from consumers. Some have noted that it is somewhat heavy (2 lbs.) and can slip out if pulled up on as you use it, instead of pushing down. Also, it’s very easy to forget it’s still in place and you can accidentally slam the door, possibly causing damage to it.
HandyBar also has the belt cutter and window breaker but claims it can hold up to 500 lbs. of weight. My Power Handle does not list its weight limit and their customer service did not have any information on the product. (This could mean the sellers of My Power Handle are waiting until they have enough orders to manufacture it, which could equal delays in your receiving it.)
Because it’s only recently been advertised, reviews of My Power Handle are not yet in, but we expect it to have similar pros and cons in terms of usability/usefulness.
If you have an opinion of My Power Handle, let us know below!
Also, you may want to read: Getting Out of the Car With Less Pain and Effort.