Posted in Computers by Joe Colburn on the February 10th, 2013
This post brought to you by Fellowes. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you ever shredded paperwork one sheet at a time? I have, and I hated it. With the old shredder at my office, we would let the papers pile up and eventually pay a nephew to come in and shred. I keep a bin next to my desk now and do all my own shredding with my <a href="http://www.joetech.com/fellowesinc-79ci-shredder-review-and-contest/">Fellowes 79Ci</a>, even though it fills up every week with credit card offers and confidential paperwork. Now the only chore is emptying out the bin. Fellowes, Inc. designed and developed the first personal shredder in 1990 and continues to innovate as can be seen with the new Fellowes 73Ci shredder available in office superstores January 2013 for a suggested retail price of $199.99.
Having become very fond of my 79Ci, I was pleased to find that the Fellowes 73Ci offered the features that I enjoy now like jam-proof technology and the heavy duty cross-cut blades. Here's a look at some of the features I've come to expect and that the 73Ci offers:
Heavy duty cross-cut blades that shred a single piece of paper into 397 particles
Only shredders on the market with 100% jam-proof technology
I have shredded thousands of papers with my Fellowes shredder and it has never jammed. Every time I over-load it (and it barely lets that happen), it detects the problem, backs the papers out, and retries, usually plowing right through on the second pass. If you've ever had to force jammed papers out of a shredder, you know what a great feature this is.
Of course, it wouldn't be innovation without some new and noteworthy features added this year:
Capacitive touch screen controls
Energy saving system
The 73Ci somehow managed to not only add a capacitive touch control panel, but save more energy at the same time, while the shredder is on or off. Like my model, the 73Ci senses how much paper you are trying to feed it at once and indicates, with a colored light bar, how close you are getting to its limit. Additionally, this model includes a six gallon chamber for the shredded paper which will fill with a medium stack of paper. I often get twice the capacity by opening it and pushing down what's already been shredded.
When I received my Fellowes shredder, I didn't anticipate how much I would use it or how much I would like the product. It didn't take long, however, for my shredder to prove itself as a valuable part of my office that I use all the time. If you didn't pick up on it already, my favorite feature is the 100% jam-proof technology. What's yours? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think makes this shredder awesome.
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Joe Colburn is a software engineer specializing in PHP and a technology enthusiast. Always eager to dive into new and exciting things, Joe writes about anything technology related news and products that he thinks you will also be excited about. Find Joe Colburn on Google+ or by any of the links below.