This $40 film scanner is made out of cardboard

Got old 35mm film lying around that you want to digitize? The Kodak Mobile Film Scanner lets you scan your negatives and slides and save them on your smartphone as pictures.

But this scanner isn’t like any others. Like other competing products, this scanner works with an ordinary smartphone with the help of an app. But unlike those other products, the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is made from heavyweight cardboard, making it highly portable. Think Google Cardboard, but for photography.

How it works

A built-in LED light illuminates the slides and films. To scan 35mm film negatives, you first need to download a companion mobile app for smartphones. The app allows you to capture and edit the resulting digital image by cropping, rotating, and adding filters. You can then upload the photos directly to social media from the app.

Powering the scanner are two AA batteries. This cardboard gadget scans both negative and slide films.

The Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is a great gift for a friend who loves film photography. This functional box is available on Amazon at $40 or around P2,045.

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