The Ion iPics2Go makes it easy to "scan" old photos, negatives, and slides into an iPhone 4 or 4S.
Ion, a company well known for its USB turntables and iCade arcade cabinet for iPad, recently released a photo and film "scanner" accessory for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S called the iPics2Go. The $50 device is little more than a black plastic box with some LEDs inside, a slot for 4x6" photos, and a carrier for 35mm negatives and slides, but together with a free companion app, iPics2Go makes it simple to get old photos onto your iPhone for easy manipulation, editing, and posting online.
We got a sample of the iPics2Go to test out, and found that while its simple design has some flaws, it is easy to use and makes working old analog photos into our digital social network a breeze.
The iPics2Go comes complete with a dual-sided 4x6"/3x5" picture holder, 35mm negative/slide carrier, and AA batteries.
iPhone: where my pictures live
I freely admit I'm an "iPhoneography" fiend. I have a collection of DSLR equipment I can use whenever I want, but these days I rarely have the need for the image quality and resolution they provide at the cost of bulk and weight. I stopped using my long-cherished Canon digital point-n-shoot after upgrading from an iPhone 3G to an iPhone 4 well over two years ago. I still take hundreds of pictures a month, as I did with my trusty Canon, but the vast majority are taken with my iPhone.