Hey, we can't fault anyone for taking advantage of mass paranoia, and it seems that Colorado Springs-based JRP Enterprises, Inc. is about to cash in on the growing threat of identity theft
. The Self-Service Shredder
will be built, distributed, and marketed by RealTime Shredding, and thanks to a recent patent
grant, it looks like it'll have exclusive rights to do so. The kiosk sports a 2.5-horsepower motor, LCD display, and has the ability to chew through paper (200 pages per minute, no less), cardboard, credit cards, paper clips, staples, CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks. Current installations include banks, offices, malls, military bases, and schools, and while we're not quite sure how much it'll take to get one in your place of work, those $1 per two minute shredding sessions could really add up.