I had been piling up papers for so long and putting off purchasing a shredder because I simply did not know which one to buy. But finally with papers spilling over the top of a used Amazon box haha I decided it was time. I read reviews and compared details to prices. I chose this one. I am thoroughly glad I did. It has not let me down in the slightest. I am a "cat woman" and it is actually quiet enough to not really bother either one of mine as they lay around. No more than when I use the printer in the home office also. The chamber is easy to remove and dump into the trash. It is safe to use. Cord is plenty long enough for positioning next to desk or underneath. Light weight and nice design as well. But don't just take my word for it. Get yourself one and you be the judge! I think you will agree. Great for the value for any personal home use.