May 23, 2012 9:00 AM
We've always thought of paper shredders as completely mundane appliances. But the IDEA Manual Paper Shredder ($44) is as cool as shredders come. Its minimalist aesthetic will fit in well in our office, while the hand crank means we can work out our arm muscles, destroy incriminating evidence, and protect the environment all at once. We'll use less energy by forgoing an outlet-operated shredder, and we can dump the small paper tray right into the recycling bin!