Staples MailMate Junks Junk Mail
Radius and Staples work together to take this compact shredder beyond the home office.
December 21, 2006 by Rachel Cericola

I’m not sure if I was subconsciously sold through its recent appearance on “The Office” or if I consider it a necessity, but the MailMate is on my Christmas wishlist.

See, I get an obscene amount of junk mail, and it’s a little obsession that I have to make sure every piece ends up in many tiny pieces. Call it OCD, revenge, or identity theft protection. It’s something I must do, and I’m not stopping myself now.

Radius Product Development designed this little gadget for part of the Staples line. The end result: Instead of letting mail stack up and withstanding tons of paper cuts on a weekly basis, the MailMate is like the Ginsu knife of shredders. This handy desktop device can crunch 10 folded paper sheets, CDs/DVDs, credit cards, staples and small paper clips.

It might be time to pack up your blender until the next Margarita season; this unit is compact enough to put right on the kitchen counter.

The MailMate is available now, exclusively through Staples.

  • $69.99 ($20 rebate expires 12/30/06)
  • Available at Staples
  • Pull-out bin
  • Powers down after 30 minutes

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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