Originally posted by Neils88: Serves a purpose...but don't expect huge amounts of detail.
Plenty of detail!
It turns out an update on my phone allowed me to use my borescope. This is a cheap $14 one found all over eBay.
This is what it looks like with the light on, the glare from the light is making the image milky and I had no light to adjust the brightness. Bees are attracted to lights so bringing a flashlight out with me would not have been a good idea. The light on the camera eventually made the bees swarm all over it, blocking the camera.
Bees balled up, 11pm 44° outside.
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I used mine to find a leak in a hose running under the supercharger in my XJR. It saved me from having to remove the SC. I also used it find a leak in a hose on a friend's Volvo's turbo, which allowed us to order the right hose the first time and be confident in the repair. I bought it for and initially used it to confirm the diagnosis from a leakdown tester on our race car - leakdown said it was a bottom end problem, boroscope confirmed a dime-sized hole in the piston. Ooops.
I've had it for about five years and rarely use it, but those few times it's really saved a lot of time. For $15, it's certainly worth having around.
Edit: Oh yeah - I also used it to inspect the condition of the cat on a Jetta I flipped. And I snaked it into the door panel of a BMW to find out why the side airbag fault kept setting (answer: someone had removed the airbag!)
Funny, I just saw this thread, after posting a video to my build thread just yesterday. I paid $17 for the Endoscope from Wish.com. Plugs right into my Samsung Note 3, no adapter or OTG cable needed) and can take pictures and record from the camera. No issues with it as of yet.