When we first started selling tools an often requested but rarely sold tool was the BORESCOPE. They were so expensive that most people could not afford them. But someone saw the need, and the market, and Automotive Borescopes were developed.
If you ever have to see inside anything that you just can’t get to a Borescope is what you need.
It also is pretty cool to spy on people and things with!! Of Course, there are some things you really don’t need to see up close!!
Borescopes have a long, thin shaft with a tiny light and camera on the end that allows you to see into dark places like the inside of an engine. This shaft is usually pretty flexible so you can “snake” it into where ever you need to look. You see the image on an attached screen.
Video Borescopes allow you to capture a video of what you are trying to see so that you can view it more closely, or have others look at it with you. This works great if you really need to ponder what you are looking at.
So along comes our Smart Phones
Now, with Phones being really, really smart, it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a way to send the video or still shot from a Video Borescope to your Android or Iphone based device!
The WIFI Borescope boasts a long 6 ft. (1.83m), thin 0.39 in. (9.8mm) diameter flexible-obedient probe for streaming VGA (640 x 480 pixel) resolution video via an adhoc WIFI connection to the App Enabled Device. (Now that was a mouthful).
You can share the video or still shot through email or Skype or save the video or picture on your android or iphone.
This sweet number even comes with a 45° mirror, pickup hook, magnetic pickup.
Affordable priced at $199.00 at the time of this writing, you will be the hit of your garage!
We have not had the opportunity to play with it ourselves but would love to hear from anyone who has!!