Want to take your old photos online? We were just looking through some slides we scanned with an old flatbed a few years ago. They look terrible. But we're not willing to invest in a high quality Nikon Coolscan; we don't have the money or the space. So when we came across this tiny little scanner, instead of scoffing at it as inferior quality, we gave it a second look.
And what we found, well the quality isn't great scanning only 1829 dpi (vs. 4000 dpi on Nikon's low end model). But for some jobs 1829 would be plenty, and if you're just looking to get a quick digital copy of a file, this would probably do the trick.
However if you're looking to archive a large photography collection, we suggest shelling out the bucks for a high quality scanner (and auto feeder.) Or if you can afford it, pay someone else to do it. Scanning a huge amount of slides is a full time job in itself.
Available at Hammacher Schlemmer for $99.95.