This gift idea is for the generation that took slides - you know, those little squares that your parents probably loaded into a carousel, turned the lights out, and enthralled one and all with their Grand Canyon summer vacation? What they need to bring them into the digital generation is a Slide & Negative Converter.
Converts old 35mm slides and film negatives into digital images so you can preserve your memories without having to rely on a conversion service. Simply place slide or negative into a tray that aligns each properly. Hit the scan button and the image is converted. Provides 10 bits per color channel for data conversion. Uses fixed focus and automatic exposure control and color balance, resulting in clear digital images without loss of quality. Scans images up to 1800 dpi. Uses 3 white LEDs as back light source. For photo transfer and power, use the USB cable (requires USB 2.0). For Windows XP. Includes image editing software. 6 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W x 3 1/2" D. (1 lb.)
Price: about $99.95
You can get this little techno wonder many places online like Hammacher. They also have a version for Vista.
It should also be available at your local Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
Save those old slides. Your kids can always use a good laugh.