I have the Q-up. It works perfectly and is easy to set up. It's less fiddly than other lifters I've used.
Tru-lift, is excellent.

And also $200! 
Looks very nice, but more than I can spend. 
I've used both the Q-Up and Expressimo and both are pretty fiddly to set but both do an admirable job once you get them set up.

The Q-Up is plasticy and not aesthetically pleasing, and if not set properly can really pop your tone arm up off the record since it's lifting is spring based.

I like the Expressimo better since it's a solid piece of brass and uses a small weight and leverage to perform the lifting rather than a spring.  It's was harder for me to set up than the Q-Up but once I got it right it pretty smoothly lifts my tonearm
Great info. The safety razor was recommended for my LP12 . Need to find one for my Kuzma TT.
i like the concept of this DIY lifter, because it uses your existing manual lifter. But the mechanism looks big and ugly and complicated. 
https://youtu.be/eScAcVzAcSg

As posted in your subject line “Best” usually cost money.
Some good information here, thanks...
brf,

Just received the Tru-lift that I ordered Friday afternoon.

Merry Christmas 
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Tru-lift took 10 minutes to install, 30 sec to tweek. Works perfectly.
@nkonor, which TT did you install the Tru-lift on?
How's the back doing?
lak,

Installed on my LP12. A little heavy and need to tweak the suspension just a bit. 

Thanks for thoughts on the back.

Turns out that surgery went well but the real problem is that at 66 years; I have been diagnosed with M.S.  Have entered the world of neurotherapy.

The Tru-lift makes it so that I don’t bounce the LP12 suspension and thus tonearm. Very helpful these days.

Happy Holidays 
Best to you 

Norb
Have used the Tru-lift for a week now. What a joy to get lost in the Music; not having the last cut lurking in your mind, phone, doorbell rings, things on the stove are no longer a concern.

Will order one for my Kuzma this week. Highly Recommended.
Thanks, Norb.

I'll have to purchase one.

Happy New Years!
Adding a Tru-lift to both of my TTs has made listening to vinyl a joy. Also have to give credit to the remote with my Pass XP20.
 
The Tru-lift takes 10 minutes to install and tweak with a a small piece of blutack.

Keeping the final cut in mind is no longer a concern. A trip to the bathroom, attending to something on the stove, a phone call or someone at the door with a delivery. The Tru-lift picks up the arm flawlessly.

No effect on SQ. No rush to pick up the arm. A little spendy, but does the job. Fast delivery and no problems with fees through customs. Top Shelf product.
I've been looking at these, too, for my Rega. The Q Up gets pretty good reviews, but it's plastic and spring loaded. Very inexpensive, though, and I thought I could do better. The Nobsound (Doku?) looks the part, but it's Chinese and has an awful review (just one) on Amazon.

So is the Tru-lift really worth it?

How about the "Little Fwend"?
  Yes, the tru-lift is worth it. Works like a charm. 

Tried both Tru-Lift and Little Fwend.  IMO, the Little Fwend (LF) is better built and was less hassle to install.  Had issues with tuning the Tru-Lift to trigger- tighten/loosen.  In my case, the LF had a slightly smaller footprint (diameter of base) and worked better.  Purchased for $249 at Music Direct.
Have had the Douk Audio tone arm life for 6 months now. The are about the least expensive at $87 with shipping from China. Works fine seems well built. 

Will Douk Audio tonearm lifter work on a VPI prime turntable?
I bought my first Audio-Technica Safety Raiser(AT-6006 ) in 1980, for $19.98. It worked flawlessly, for over 30 years. Then, something apparently dried out and it began lifting more abruptly. I found two NOS/NIB pieces, on eBay, and bought both. Well worth the money, even at nearly six times the original price(each). It now appears to have been re-released, by AT(the AT6006R). From the outward appearance; the Douk is a Chinese knock-off. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Douk-Audio-Automatic-Tonearm-Lifter-Arm-Lift-For-LP-Turntable-Disc-Vinyl-Re... and here’s the new one, from AT: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/accessories/398e4995e9bfe926/index.html It seems both companies have eliminated the lock-down/lift-defeat wire, of the original(not a big loss). ie: https://www.vinylengine.com/library/audio-technica/at6006-safety-raiser.shtml  Any of the three, would have plenty of room, between the arm mount and platter of a VPI Prime table.
btw: I found placing a tiny O-ring, on the AT6006’s cylinder, to save my correct height, went a long way to simplify the adjustments. Holding it both vertically and horizontally, exactly where I wanted, while tightening the screw, was just too big a pain, in the confined space between my particular arm and platter.