Last Resort Pickup Tool
I know that when something falls between the cracks, digging in the toolbox for this handy pickup tool is not what you want to do. But just think how satisfying it is to retrieve something. And at least it's brightly colored.
The manufacturer claims that this tool will extent to 26" and pick up ten pounds, and I have no reason to doubt them; this is one strong magnet. Add it to your problem-solving arsenal at the low price.