I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my teenager but now I want one! It is wonderful to take your music with you to a crop or to play while you are papercrafting at home.
The trimmer works very well, the base is nice and sturdy without being too bulky and you can swap out the straight cutting blade for a scalloped blade or a deckle blade or one of several other types of blades! The rubber guide has four sides which is a good money saver too.
After purchasing and then having to replace 4 or 5 $20 paper trimmer over the past few years, this one is a dream to use!
I've been scrapping for two years without a paper trimmer - I've been measuring and hand-cutting all my paper and photos. I can't believe what I've been missing all this time. Plus, I can plug in my iPod! I have an iHome at work, and I plug my iPod in everyday so that I can listen to music in my office. On the weekends, I've been packing up my iHome and carrying it home to use it in my scraproom. Now I don't have to carry all that extra bulk back and forth to work. And, it's so pretty. It really makes my cutting table look cheery and bright. It's worth every penny.
I'm a very funcational person so the mp3 is not a drawing card for me BUT BUT the gridlines are awesome, but the cutting arm is what hooked me. Once you put your paper underneath the cutting arm you CLICK it down. Your paper will not move. I can pick up the trimmer by holding the paper that is how strong it is. I don't need to hold anything and just push and slide to cut. No holding the paper in place! It also cuts fabric outstandingly.
This is the best trimmer ever!!! The colors are awesome. The sound of the speakers is great. It's a great conversation peice. Everyone is shocked by it. It cuts great too. The blade is VERY sharp. I find it's the best trimmer I've used for cutting paper exactly the right size.
I was a bit hesitant to recieve this product thinking it was too good to be true! It is amazing! It cuts very nicely and has all the dimensions on the board, the blade is easy to use and the Ipod fits perfect and the speakers are great! Very very nice! And its really big!