In this identity theft-ridden age, no home should be without one. I’ve just upgraded my home office to a (dare I say it?) "sexy" new crosscut shredder. Yes, I’m now the proud owner of a Fellowes DS-13C – a model number that I’m sure you shredder fans are well aware of. The Useful Technology part of it? If you touch the area immediately around the shredding slot the machine automatically cuts out. Very reassuring when there are toddler fingers crawling around the house. Although I’m not sure this technology won’t stop pieces of our home being shredded when our backs are turned. But at least we don’t have to worry about toddlers shredding pieces of themselves. It’s true, low tech is the new high tech. Get one today.