1. Headline
  1. Headline
Image: Swingline Stack-and-Shred shredder
Swingline
Swingline's Stack-and-Shred will make mincemeat — or at least confetti — out of a huge stack of stuff.
By
updated 2/25/2011 8:13:07 AM ET 2011-02-25T13:13:07

One of the best weapons in the fight to prevent identity theft is the cross-cut shredder, according to the Federal Trade Commission. In fact I have one sitting next to my desk for disposing of credit card bills and other documents with personal data.

The problem is that I have a stack of old receipts, bills and other sensitive information sitting on top of it waiting — for months — to be shredded. Why? Because using a shredder is tedious. If I feed my six-page shredder more than four pages at a time, it slows down and makes an ominous grinding noise. So disposing of my monthly bills is a task that gets moved to the bottom of my priority list.

Enter the first set-it-and-forget-it shredder, the Swingline Stack-and-Shred ($229.99 at Amazon.com). You can stack up to 100 sheets of paper in the Stack-and-Shred’s auto-feed bin, close the lid and the shredder will automatically begin the job of turning your personal data into confetti.

It’s pricey for a shredder, but better than using a cheap one that just collects bills, takes up space — and your precious free time.

Meet Suzanne on Facebook or get her daily Techlicious Newsletter.

More stories from Techlicious:

© 2012 Techlicious

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

More on TODAY.com

  1. Rossen Reports: Some ‘faux fur’ comes from real animals

    With many Americans opposed wearing fur, some of the nation’s biggest retailers advertise “faux fur.” But Rossen Reports found that some of the items they’re selling actually come from the fur of real animals.

    12/19/2014 12:52:08 PM +00:00 2014-12-19T12:52:08
  1. Stephen Lovekin

    Lawyer: Cosby doesn't want special treatment from 'black media'

    12/19/2014 11:54:21 AM +00:00 2014-12-19T11:54:21
  1. TODAY

    video Chuck Todd assesses Obama’s options on N. Korea

    12/19/2014 12:22:09 PM +00:00 2014-12-19T12:22:09