USB Inspection Camera Borescope Endoscope for Android PC 6.5ft (USBENDOSCOPE)
- Brand: Tech Choice
- P\N: USBENDOSCOPE
Very easy to use. Good quality picture. Irreplaceable for certain tasks.
I used it to run the internal cabling for my new bicycle frame. I was having issues getting one cable through the chain stay to the rear derailleur. Put the camera to use. Inserted it under the bottom bracket and could see that some of the epoxy used to assemble the frame was partially blocking the path. Used a coat hanger to move the blockage. Next attempt cable went right through. Save hours of guessing what the problem was. Great product!!!
Good, with certain limitations
In general, a good product--very handy for automotive and shop projects. You need to get used to the focal length of the camera to use it most effectively. HOWEVER, be aware that it does not work correctly with all devices. My tablet is considered an off-brand and although it works well for other things, it apparently does not have built into it all that is needed to operate this endoscope. I tried all the recommended fixes, including the ideas suggested by Solid Signal's tech rep (who really tried hard to help) but nothing I tried fixed the problem. My tablet runs Android 4.4, so it's not completely odd. I've ended up using my old laptop (Windows XP!) and it works really well with that -- not so convenient, but a much larger screen, so it's not all bad, and if I remember correctly I didn't need anything additional for software.
Great tool for the lowest price I have ever seen an endoscope. Images have sufficient resolution to see problems in places you could never see otherwise.
I wasn't expecting much for this price, but I am very pleased with this scope. Lighting is good, focus acceptable but remember with any imaging device your base image quality depends on how clean the front of the lens is. One thing is this - the diameter quoted in the details is measured as the outside of the optical cable - it does not include the light/lens module or the accessories, which come closer to 8mm than 5.5mm. This makes a difference if you are planning on using this to inspect the bore of a gun barrel less than .30 caliber (7.62mm). This will not go into a 1/4 inch hole, and that is the only real application limit I find fault with. But for a little over $21.00 you are getting a very useful device. I think you would be hard pressed spend such a small amount of money and get this much functionality.
Good value. You get what you pay for.
The resolution (640x480) in itself isn't so bad, but the real limitation is the actual camera whose color, focus, and low-lux capabilities leave much to be desired. That said, I just took a peek inside an engine head via intake port, which was cool, and have done other interesting things with it. I just wish the quality was better. I had no problems getting it to work with Win10, RHEL 7.3, and Android (currently 6.01). Overall, this generally serves its purpose, but will require some major patience and expectation adjustment.
A steal for the price. Works just like an inspection camera, but using your phone instead of paying for a screen you already own.
by Mick Dandy
I am big into labor saving products. I jumped on a deal for this USB endoscope not knowing what to expect. Incredible quality for the price. Image/video is standard definition. But its more than enough for me to see wiring in walls, and into vents and air ducts. Saved me from having to buy a new inspection cam. One side note. Using the CameraFi app is better then the app thats included. Although it does take away the ability to take pictures by hitting the button on the side of the USB Connector.
Clear stills or video, good lighting, convenient, convertible USB connector
This device is advertised to work with an Android smart phone (or Windows PC), but was not able to get the Android software from the manufacturer to work on Android 6.0.1 (didn't try on PC as not my intended end use). Comes with a mini-CD for the software and a poorly translated (Chinese) manual that appears to indicate the s/w can be loaded from the CD directly to the phone or from the manufacturer's web site by scanning a QR code in the manual. Tried it both ways, neither worked. In a direct transfer, the phone did not recognize the file. Strangely enough the 2 supplied executable files (not clear in the manual the difference) had a double .APK extension, which is a std. Android extension. When downloading from the web site (www.hentcctv.com), got to 100, but never completed after 1hr had to reboot phone to terminate. A call to Solid Signal tech revealed that they suggest another app to use this product (see Features tab on their product page). Well! Loaded the other app, and it connected to the endoscope camera and seems to function correctly, but have to endure ads in a freeware app from the Goggle Play Store to get this product to function. Attempting to contact manufacturer about s/w issue, but no response yet.