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75 of 77 people found the following review helpful.
This is a must have product for progressive ammo reloaders. I love this lil camera
By Kevin Martorana
I bought this inspection camera for my Dillon XL650 bullet press to be able to inspect brass bullet cartridges while reloading them. It does a fantastic job in my humble opinion it really enhances my ability to resolve issues with primers that did not get ejected or brass that has issues.
143 of 152 people found the following review helpful.
Works great for the price!
[[VIDEOID:dd1bf2b5d392b3e682d919aeeaa97355]] I bought this camera to help me replace a transmission cooler line. I had very little visibility up on the side of the transmission, and very little room to work with my hands. I was able to snake this thing up there and see everything that I was doing with my hand, and also lay under the car in a comfortable position while I watched what I was doing on my phone. I got this instead of an inspection camera because with those things you're paying mostly for the video screen they come with. Why do that? Most of us are carrying around super high quality video monitors in our pockets, so I decided to give this device a try. Also those more expensive units have the cable connected to the screen which is usually mounted to some kind of handle. For the job I was doing that wouldn't really work without someone else holding the screen for me. I have a magnet attached to the back of my phone and it just stuck right up to the pan on the bottom of the transmission.
As far as general quality and durability, it gives a very decent quality image on the phone. As to durability, I have only had it a week or so and it's holding up so far, although I can envision some problems over time with repeated flexing of the cable. About the cable: It's about ten feet long which is plenty long enough for what I was doing. The WiFi box is just cheap plastic so it definitely would not stand up to much rough treatment which it could get because it is connected at the other end of the cable, so if you rotate the cable all the way around - there's the box - ten feet away - flipping and flopping on the floor.
The cable is flexible, but fairly rigid. You can hold it about 2-3 feet back from the tip and it won't bend down under its own weight. When you flex it, it stays in position which is extremely helpful. The view you get with it is just like with your phone camera, meaning if you rotate the scope clockwise, the image will also turn which can be disorienting. I got the camera in the right orientation and then bent a "W" shape in the cable a few feet back from the end of the scope. This allowed me to easily rotate my image on the screen so "up" always stayed up. It's hard to rotate the cable without putting a bend in it because it's only about 3/8" diameter so it's hard to hold it in your fingers and rotate it.
One thing I didn't understand at first was the box at the end of the cable is a WiFi source. This makes it compatible with ANY phone or tablet. You have to go into the settings on the phone and search for available WiFi networks and then select the box. (It will be easy to find because it's all in Chinese) You also have to download the app which is easy because there's a QR code in the documentation which comes with it. Once you've connected to the WiFi, open the app and the camera should be connected. I noticed a lag where the video was really choppy and jerky. This only happened for a couple of minutes when I first connected and never occurred again in each session. You will definitely want to connect the WiFi box to a power source. It doesn't last very long on its own power. I must say I'm a little nervous about installing an app from China, but none of my credit cards have been hacked....yet :)
The app allows you to select the resolution, supposedly. I clicked through everything from 640x480 on up, and couldn't tell one bit of difference on my iPhone 6s Plus. I just left it at 640x480. I took some still photos and they were very good. I also took several videos and they were terrible when I played them back on my phone. Once again the video was very choppy. After I transferred the files to my phone, the video content looked great. So if you want to capture video with this, at least from my experience, you will have to move the files to a computer to watch them without wanting to throw up. I'm posting some images and video. (don't hate on my musical taste, lol!)
The app allows you to show a mirror image of what you are scoping and you can get rid of the icons on the screen so they don't interfere with what you are trying to look at with the camera. It focused pretty well from a couple of feet away down to an inch or two, which I was very pleased with. It came with a little angled mirror attachment, a magnet, and a hook. I haven't used those yet, but they could be very useful.
The longer I have this the more I am thinking about things I can do with it. Overall I'm very happy with the camera.
Pros: Price, image quality for live video, stills and captured video, long cable length, WiFi connectivity
Cons: Cheap WiFi box, barebones app, resolution not really changeable
60 of 64 people found the following review helpful. See all 697 customer reviews...
Great sleek endoscope does the job
I bought this since I started to see a leak behind my kitchen cabinets, I didnt know where ut was coming from.....I decided to make a tiny hole in the cabinet wall, I used this product and was shock at what I found...apparently my kitchen cabinet was lying behind a pipe. this pipe was connected to my bathroom, that pipe had a screw in it when previous owners installed a cabinet in bathroom, and drilled right into the pipe which caused the leak. This product is such a lifesaver...I would have wasted money and asked a plumber what happened.. this endoscope is high quality, easy to use..jist download and install app. With a flexible adjustable light cord its sure to do the job..I love it and you will too