Summary: This scanner has done a great job converting my parents' slides to digital images. It does pick up dust easily, but is not hard to clean with the included cleaner wand. I can only do 25 slides at once, then I have to move them off the scanner storage onto my own disk.
Summary: And was I surprised and very happy. I passed up on over $100 slide scanners for this $16 one, and I worried that I might experience dust collecting on the slides within the main base (as other reviewers warned about).
Summary: I had read the product reviews on the web before I ordered this item, and it seemed that some users were disappointed. However, the price was so reasonable (bargain from Amazon: $30 total), I thought it worth a try. I bought a larger SD card that cost almost as much as the ION FILM2SD scanner!
Summary: Anyone can operate this device successfully. I took it out of the box, read the very simple directions, and had my first carousel of slides scanned within a half hour. The quality is what you'd expect from decades-old slides, but I am completely and totally satisfied.
Summary: This unit had great promise on the front end, but delivered only frustration and was a total waste of time. The instruction manual needs to rewritten. I can't believe that anyone has reported a positive experience with this product.
Summary: This is a toy, it only scans "perfect images" it does not have a strong enough internal light source to illuminate slides that are not perfectly exposed. It does not scan over exposed or underexposed images. Color values are wrong. The slide loader is clumsy and jams.
Summary: For Christmas this year I decided to scan my parents' old wedding slides in order to make some physical prints. I had to wade through 400+ sides to find the right ones, so all I needed was a way to scan them into digital photos. Enter Ion Slides 2 PC.
Summary: Flap on the input side fell off after a dozen or more slides scanned. Couldn't put back on, as a plastic pin had broken off. Most slides came out quite dark, and will need more work with processing software to be usable.