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ION Slides Forever

ION Slides Forever
alaScore 89

210 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews of ION Slides Forever. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price is also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive opinions about the size and reliability.

usability, price, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the ION Slides Forever is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 user reviews of ION Slides Forever from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on People really like the design. The price is also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the size.

usability, price, design


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ION Slides Forever | 35mm Photo Negative and Slide Converter/Scanner with USB ConnectivityION Slides Forever | 35mm Photo Negative and Slide Converter/Scanner with USB Connectivity

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Oke21 (

Really easy to use


Really easy to use and saves a lot of money doing it yourself.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: PhilM75 (

Great produt for a very good price, cheaper than anywhere else I found


This is a great product and does exactly what is should. I admit the slides I am transferring were very good quality but slides from over 40 years ago are transferring really well. Setup was very easy on both a Mac and Windows PC. The hopper feed is a...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: smiler559 (

Very easy to use.


The"hopper" holding about 10 slides is a great time saver compared to the previous scanner I used.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: ptb53 (

does what it says on the tin


Does what it promises, the carriers are a little bit flimsy, but it works to an acceptable standard for the price. After all will probably not be used that often in these days of digital.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Bert56 (

Doesn't work on Macs


Software crashes on Macs. When I phoned for support, I was told to download an earlier version of the software, which my Mac couldn't even open. So pretty worthless.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Feej2017 (

Does the job nicely


Having many, many family slides to convert to digital format, we have found this product to be brilliant. The only issue is that the frame size seems to cut off some of the image.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Willie16 (

Very useful and easy to use.


Like other reviewers, I found the device to be all that I'd hoped and expected it to be. I only had about 400 old slides, many over 50 years old, but I felt that it was a cost effective way of digitising my collection. I would recommend the ION Slides...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Gail94 (

Great product


Was worried when reading packaging that it was not compatible with windows 10 but it was fine. Loaded disk easily and scanned old slides well but it cut off the very top of the slide so occasionally lost the tops of some people's heads. Able to use...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Malcina (

Very useful


Easy and quick to use, with good digital results. Can scan a lot of slides before memory capacity is reached and images have to be saved.

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Trycky56 (

Captured on computer


Once set up the scanner worked ok but there were a few teething problems setting it up. There was supposed to be a blue light on top and the scan button didn't function. However the screen menu allowed for scanning so once started it worked. Some of...

Sep, 2016