This post brought to you by Fellowes. All opinions are 100% mine.
Like most people, I have a lot of junk paper in my house, but in this age of identity theft, I’m not about to drop my old documents in the trash. Right now, because I don’t have any better solution, I save up my old documents and once a year, when I’m headed to go camping, I take the bundle of old receipts and information, and I burn it. I think it might be time to change that process though now after getting details on the latest shredder from Fellowes.
Based on information from Fellowes, the shredder’s big features include:
- 100% Jam Proof System that eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs
- SafeSense Technology which automatically stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening
- A proprietary Energy Savings System which maximizes shredder energy savings 100% of the time – both in use and out of use
- Capacitive touch screen controls
- Heavy-duty Cross-Cut blades that destroy a single sheet of paper into 397 particles, making it nearly impossible to piece back together
Launched in January this year, the 73Ci retails for $199.99 at office supply stores, and it’s made by Fellowes, which was the first company to sell a personal shredder back in 1990.
Since the shredder includes jam-proof technology, I think it’s also safe to say this is a major upgrade from just about every other shredder I’ve ever used. One of my biggest complaints has always been the fact that, if you put just a couple too many pages in a shredder, they tend to jam up.
The price is also very good, especially since my alternative right now is either driving a year’s worth of receipts to a bonfire, or picking up a cheap model shredder that probably won’t last a year, and will jam if I add in one sheet too many.
So, what do you think of the Fellowes 73Ci, and which of the features interest you the most?