I purchased this shredder 3 months ago. Love it! I was looking for something basic for my home office.
Pros: - Instead of cutting vertically ("strip-cutting"), this shredder chops the sheets both horizontally and vertically ("cross-cut"). Instead of having some long spaghettis of papers, you get some little pieces of spaghettis, much harder for somebody to infer the original content. - Automatic mode: the shredder starts automatically when you insert a sheet (you can disable this behavior). It will stop on its own if you don't insert anything else. - The security trigger locks the shredder as soon you remove the head from the bin. - It doesn't take much room. - Transparent window to see through to know when to empty the bin. - Not noisy.
Cons: Nothing for now.
Notes: Avoid plastic envelopes/papers. I tried to shred an envelope made of plastic. Pieces of plastic got stuck inside of the blades. It took me 20 minutes to get it clean. That's when the "reverse" feature comes handy.
I would recommend this item if you need something basic for daily use. If you want something for multiple people, I would go for something bigger.