“As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create.”
– Mr. Spock, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
We like to destroy things. And when you have a need to destroy things, you need it done quickly and efficiently, without any intervention from galactic governments.
While I don’t have any actual planets I can destroy, I can at least imagine my own personal Universal Implosion when I shred office documents and burned driver DVDs. When I need to transform these physical manifestations of information into tiny kibble, I don’t want to hover over my Eater of Worlds or worry about jamming his precious teeth.
Thankfully there’s an office shredder that is a “true” auto-feed machine. We’ve been a fan of Fellowes shredders (read one of them here), and now they’ve introduced their AutoMax line.
Not only does the AutoMax line of shredders take care of staples, paper clips, DVDs, crumpled paper, thick paper (and just about anything else), but it does so without having to manually feed it.
AutoMax 500C Features
If Ron Popeil would have invented this shredder, then he could say his catchline phrase “Just set it and forget it”, because this shredder’s SureFeed Technology allows for a true walk-away shredding experience. Because everything is automated, you can set up a shred job and then set one of three Start Delay options to start shredding any time, even after work hours.
It’s JamGuard System also prevents jams, and the drawer to the 20-gallon corrugate bin locks while shredding and remains locked, even during a power outage (dubbed SmartLock). The shredder claims to be ultra-quiet, but we haven’t had a chance to test that.
Dispatching lots of tree products destined for a landfill doesn’t mean you’re not eco-friendly, so the AutoMax shredders feature a Sleep Mode that shuts down the shredder after 2 minutes of inactivity.
You don’t have to be a Starship captain to set up your own Auto-Destruct sequence. You just have to get your hands on one of the new revolutionary Fellowes AutoMax shredders — without the fuss of codes or retina scans.