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- Great deals have started to pop up on Amazon once again, so you can find plenty more in stock these days than just best-selling coronavirus face masks and hand sanitizer.
- One of the most popular deals we’ve covered this week is on the Depstech WF010 Wireless Borescope Snake Camera, a device that connects to your iPhone or Android wirelessly and lets you see inside just about anything.
- It’s on sale right now for just over $30, but the special on-site coupon you can clip to get the savings is set to expire very soon.
If you’ve never head of the Depstech WF010 Wireless Borescope Snake Camera before, it’s high time you check it out. Once you get one and you see how wonderfully useful it can be in tons of different situations, you’ll wonder how you lived without one for so long.
There are three main pieces of the puzzle here. First, The WF010 has a small box that houses a battery, some circuitry, and a Wi-Fi radio. Next comes the 11.5-foot-long “snake” part of the device, which is a semi-rigid tube that can be extended and shaped however you want. Finally, there’s a camera on the end of the tube that captures live video as you snake the camera into anything and everything you want.
There are so many great uses for this device that it’s difficult to know where to begin, so let’s first cover exactly what it does. The WF010 connects wirelessly to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device and turns it into a remote viewfinder and controller. You can see exactly what the camera sees as you snake it into something, and you can also use the phone to record video or capture still photos.
Here’s a quick blurb from a 5-star review on Amazon that explains one of the countless use cases for it:
I had a water leak in my wall. I didn’t know where it was and the Endoscope enabled me to find it by drilling 1/2 inch holes in the wall. I was amazed when I found the water pipe with the hole in it (see image). Hiring a plumber could have cost me over $500, but I was able to isolate the problem and fix the leak for less than $100 (including the cost of the scope).
It’s waterproof, by the way, so that reviewer didn’t have to worry about getting the borescope wet. Here’s another Amazon review:
Worked perfectly to help me get a gas can protector cap out of my tractor gas tank. Handled a half hour deep in diesel gas, no problems!
That second one is of particular interest because it touches upon something else you can do with this Depstech borescope. It comes with a few attachments that clip to the end and add all sorts of functionality. Once cool one is a mirror that lets you see around corners as you work the camera into a tight space. Then there’s a hook attachment that lets you fish things like keys and jewelry out of places you might otherwise never reach. That’s the attachment the reviewer above used to retrieve the cap from his gas can.
There’s a reason the Depstech WF010 Wireless Borescope Snake Camera is one of the most popular smartphone accessories we’ve ever covered: it’s awesome. It’s also on sale right now close to its lowest price of the year right now if you clip the 20% coupon on the Amazon page — just $30.39. Definitely pick one up while it’s on sale at a deep discount and email us to let us know how you used it. Maybe we’ll feature your story next time it goes on sale!
There’s another, newer model available as well called the Depstech WF060 Wireless Borescope Camera, and it offers a few big advantages over the WF010. First, it’s got a much higher-resolution camera that packs 5 megapixels instead of 2 megapixels. Second, it supports zoom that you can control right from within the app. And third, it’s longer at 16.5 feet instead of 11.5, so it can be fed even deeper into tight spaces. Use clip the coupon on the product page and you can snag one for just $62.69 instead of $66. It’s a small discount, but it’ll definitely be appreciated by anyone who wants a big upgrade.
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