Oh, yes--I have one of these Cobra thingies and I like it a lot. This one, right?http://www.cleanairgardening.com/weedingtool.html
It saves a lot of wear and tear on your wrist. That seems like just the right tool for what you're wanting to do (lever out a bulb).
Another tool you might want to know about! It's a long-handled weeder you can use standing up--I bought this one on a whim and WOW do I use it a lot! Occasionally for deep-rooted weeds but what I really use it for is digging out parsnips, carrots, garlic bulbs, leeks--it's a great harvest tool. $39. It's item "F" on this page, the one second from the right, with a 2-inch blade.http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page.aspx?c=2&p=56798&cat=2,64944&ap=1