Sponsored Post- Fellowes 79Ci Paper Shredder

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fellowes for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

So, I’m not the type of person who thinks about a paper shredder. I’m not even really all that into worrying about my data. But, I actually do have a lot of documents that would be better served if they were shredded to bits. The folks at Fellowes sent me their latest Fellowes 79Ci shredder to check out, plus there’s a contest. (Want the rules and stuff for the contest? That’s here, but essentially, you have to leave a comment on this post. More on that in a moment.)

What I do know about shredders is that jamming is annoying. The Fellowes 79Ci had labels and stickers and box art that said 100% unjammable or something like that. From what I can tell, that’s pretty accurate. This thing can eat DVDs, stacks of paper, plastic bags, and whatever you stick in there. (I’m not going to tell you that I put food in it to see what would happen, but it wasn’t all that remarkable, nor was the diet Coke can that I didn’t put in there.) That part was easy.

In fact, there wasn’t anything I wanted to do with this shredder (legal or otherwise) that it couldn’t handle. If you are in the market for a shredder, and really, who isn’t? This is the device.

I couldn’t make the thing jam when I put a bunch of unwanted business cards in it. When I thought I really had the machine on the back ropes, it just reversed direction and spat things back out and asked me to put them back in nicely. Curse you, powerful Jam Proof machine.

Stuff They Said I Might Mention

I’m supposed to also talk about how quiet it is. It’s quiet. I haven’t owned a shredder in a while, but the last one was loud like a chainsaw. It’s got some kind of cross-shredding technology, which basically just means your brother can’t glue things back together once you put them in. It says something about being safe (SafeSense), but I didn’t test that feature because my show isn’t Jackass, so I didn’t want to push my tongue in there and check it out. I’ll take Fellowes’ word on that one.

A Video I Made

Honestly, I shot this video and this is the best thing. Watch this. Then buy one of these shredders. Really.

Can’t see the video? Click Here

The Contest

The contest rules are here, and then, just leave a comment letting us know what you’d be shredding if we (and by “we,” I mean other people who mail things) sent you the new Fellowes 79Ci shredder. This thing is boss. I’m not just saying that because they mailed me a shredder to cut up DVDs and soda cans. I’m saying this because you have a chance of shredding things up with your own 79Ci. I promise you this: if you get one, you’re going to totally love shredding things that need shredding, and then shredding things that shouldn’t be shredded. Again, Fellowes probably isn’t down with shredding weird things, but it’s like those old Ginsu knife commercials, or Will It Blend. Why not show off how badass your shredder is.

So, jump on this. Get some. It’s definitely worth it. Swing by Fellowes and look at their stuff, too.

You in?

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  • Skelly

    I would first shred a Blendtec Classic Series WildSide blender in the Fellowes 79ci, then I would remove it from the bin, and I would blend the Fellowes 79ci shredder inside the shredded Blendtec blender.

    Would that work?

  • ChrisFan

    Great video. Didn’t David Letterman used to put interesting things in some kind of industrial-strength smasher? That was fun. Can it shred cheese?

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      It absolutely can! : ) 

  • Dena

    Hey Chris! Great balancing act!  Never thought of shredding on an exercise ball :) If I win, I will be shredding piles of old statements, cancelled checks, tax returns, and all that kind of paper that is filling up file drawers and boxes.  I had forgotten that they used to print your full SSN and credit card numbers on everything back in the days before criminals realized they could scam through identity theft!  Would feel great to get all that paper outta here!  My old shredder jams constantly and I fear chomping my fingers getting it unjammed every time!

  • shealaughlin

    I will shred all of my student loan papers.

    That is all… Because everything is electronic now.

  • Stacey

    I will shred all papers concerning all outstanding debt that will finally be paid off this May – woo hoo! Can’t wait!

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Yayy!!!!!! Great news! : ) 

  • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

    You RULE! That was a great video, Chris! 

  • BackPainChiropractor

    100% unjammable eh? That sounds like a challenge.  A very fun and destructive challenge. Can’t say how many times I’ve used my manual shredders (hands) to tear up junk mail. I think a shredder will definitely be in my future.

  • http://www.printmeashirt.com/design-your-own Design Your Own T-shirt

    This is pretty unique and cool. I have never seen such an idea in a blog before!

  • http://dwightleblanc.yolasite.com/ Colleen Talbert

    I actually do have a lot of documents that would be better served if
    they were shredded to bits.

  • http://www.ribbun.com/ Vikas Singal

    This is something very “off the track” post for me….Chirs. Would love to hear more on blogging and other stuff….

  • Oguz Cell

    My ex-wife. I was thinking to use a blackhole but If unjammable    fellowes could do it, I will buy them off the market and transform it in to a shrine.

  • http://210consulting.com/ Jeremy Blanton

    I think this would be a perfect thing for a YouTube Series… is it a good idea to shred this? :)

  • Steve Roy

    My wife tells we our shredder is jamming because it hasn’t been oiled? What? Shredders need oil?

    Next, she tells me we (OK, she & our youngest son) have to shred the stack of boxes with my 10-year old customer documents, 15 year old notes from grad school, 20 year old files from my last real job in the early 90s, and W2 income statements from my high school jobs. Man, she’s brutal. That’s my life in those boxes!

    Needless to say, I’m a pack rat and don’t give up stuff easily.

    So, to the shredder we go. Papers, folders, transparent binders, staples, paper clips. Start with the easy stuff.

    But how will I shred my collection 8-track tapes?

  • Steve Roy

    My wife tells we our shredder is jamming because it hasn’t been oiled? What? Shredders need oil?

    Next, she tells me we (OK, she & our youngest son) have to shred the stack of boxes with my 10-year old customer documents, 15 year old notes from grad school, 20 year old files from my last real job in the early 90s, and W2 income statements from my high school jobs. Man, she’s brutal. That’s my life in those boxes!

    Needless to say, I’m a pack rat and don’t give up stuff easily.

    So, to the shredder we go. Papers, folders, transparent binders, staples, paper clips. Start with the easy stuff.

    But how will I shred my collection 8-track tapes?

  • http://twitter.com/C_Pappas Christina Pappas

    I have carbon copy checkbooks dating all the way back to 1996 that I would love to shred :) Seriously! I just moved again and everytime I do, I lug these boxes with me. I dont want to throw them out and havent met a shredder that didnt start smoking at the sight of them.

  • deannamcneil

    Fun! Thanks for the smile

  • http://twitter.com/C_Pappas Christina Pappas

    LMBO! Give it to this guy!

  • http://twitter.com/AndrewJStein Andrew Stein

    Shredding everything. Making the proverbial paper-less move, really happen, this time.  Just burned up the undustrial shredder today – time for a new one.

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  • venajensen

    I would love a real shredder.  I’m a compulsive recycler so shredding is a daily task for me, and it’s pretty time consuming shredding by hand.  My family would appreciate it too because they’re tired of the box of mail always waiting to be shredded. My clients would appreciate it because I could get my work done faster.  I’d appreciate it because it would help me achieve my REAL goal – supporting a healthier environment while protecting confidential information.  A real win-win-win!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/X4arms Xfourarms Wins

    I’d shred some REALLY old docs that I’ve kept around since my college days…

  • Marge

    I would joyously shred all my old IRS and financial records from a “not happy time” when I had to close a business & deal with the financial consequences. All behind me now & time to make room for good stuff!

  • http://www.tracks360.com/ gprs tracking

    This is hilarious and even more so to see this reported on via video.

  • http://www.clickandinc.com/blog Sarah Kolb

    Will it blend??

  • http://www.twitter.com/alonsochehade Alonso Chehade

    Ohh I saw this too late.

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