So first impressions, I love it. It's small and cute and trendy. Here's a shot of the punch with a punched paper to see the actual cut. It was a little sticky on the first couple punches, but now it cuts like butta.
The neat thing about these punches is that they lock closed, to save space and to protect the punch. When locked, they are a smidge over an inch tall, making them easily storable in small spaces!
Here's a height comparison with my fiskars border punch, man that fiskars punch looks HUGE...lol
Top comparison of the cutting area of the fiskars vs. the EK...notice how they are almost identical in size? the difference is less than an 1/8th of an inch. I lined the punched area up on my grid mat so you can see how close they are in size. the fiskars punch just has a wider guide plate underneath. Both function the same way, you punch once and then use the guide plate to line up the image as you move across the edge of the paper. (sorry about the stray punch that fell on my fiskars in this pic, I didn't notice til i uploaded...lol)