If you have old folks sitting quietly at home, get them this and give them something to do. Slide scanning – along with vinyl record conversion – is one of those things that our elders would love to get around to but don’t quite have the time or resources to do it correctly. This $100 Ion model, however, will let my mom and pop import those pictures they snapped at the Knudsen’s swingers party where, I suspect, I was conceived.
The kit includes two slide holders and it basically just scans in slides. It’s so cheap it’s almost disposable and it’s available now. This is a kickass birthday or holiday gift.