It is quiet... that is true. The reason my kiddos and I love it, though, is how sharp the pencils are.
The picture is not great but you get the point..... ha.... point. We joke around in my class, "That point is so sharp you could poke a man's eye out with it.... but we wouldn't because that would be assault." (We are middle school.... we have a sick and twisted humor and we are okay with it!) Seriously, though, the point is so sharp, kids line up to sharpen already sharpened pencils. They say that if they sharpen in my class they can last all day!
If you are interested, mosey on over to Classroom Friendly Supplies and check them out. I got the red one and it makes it easier to find in the classroom. i think I'm going to buy the mounting kit and make that a summer project. I just saw they added a pink one so that might be an end of the year present for me! Seriously......check them out!