Pretty small and the color is the same as shown in the pictures. We had one the office that plug into the wall. But I have to run to another side of the office to use it, not very efficient. Now I have one on my desk and it is pretty quite compared to the big one.
I read the other positive reviews so I thought this sharpener would be worth it. I was completely wrong! It ate my pencil instead of sharpening. I threw it in the garbage! I would not recommend this product to anyone.