Portable USB Shredders allow you to shred on the go

by James

Handheld USB shredder

There’s USB power for just about everything these days. So, when we found the Portable USB Paper Shredder by Kinlan Industrial it wasn’t that too suprising. But it is very helpful for those who travel for a living.

People who deal with sensitive information on the go really need a means to destroy documents without having to lug around a shredder that has to plug into a wall socket. Weighing in at a svelte 12 ounces and fitting in the palm of your hand, the Portable USB Paper Shredder can either run on four AA batteries, AC adapter or the USB power from a laptop/PC. Now that’s flexibility. It can also shred standard documents with it’s 10 inch length.

All that’s really missing is a catch bag to stow all the shredded documentation. Well, Kinlan also has that, sort of. The USB Mini Shredder & Letter Opener is also powered by the troika of battery, AC or USB and comes with a hard plastic shell to catch the shredded refuse.

Another portable USB shredder

No word on what pricing is for either product but the innovation is an important one for those who do sensitive work and need to be mobile at the same time.

On the other hand, with efforts going on to recover information from shredded documents, is this even a safe technique anymore? What we really need is a USB powered burn bag, just in case.

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