If you're going to destroy the data on those CDs, why not do it with a little style? Elecom's CD/DVD Data Crusher is a USB-powered device that etches scratches into your disk in just five seconds, making the data—supposedly—unrecoverable. And, as a bonus, the scratches for crazy designs that look like they were made with a Spirograph.
I know plenty of people who've used CDs as decorations—now you can add a little more arts and crafts to your "late-90s hacker" décor. Alternatively, there's always the microwave approach. Who's up for plasma?
[via Engadget ]