The 6 Best USB Borescopes & Endoscopes

Updated May 16, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

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We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. There are few things in life as frustrating as not being able to see what you're working on, or having to spend hours pulling machinery apart just to identify a problem. It's moments like these when a good borescope or endoscope is worth its weight in gold. The cameras on this list plug into any USB device, so you'll always have the best view right in the palm of your hand. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best usb borescopes & endoscope on Amazon.

6. Emax GCA 5.5mm Inspection Wire

The Emax GCA 5.5mm Inspection Wire is a good option for the handyman on a budget. The focal distance ranges from 3cm to infinity, so you'll be able to find whatever it is you need to see. It doesn't capture 720p video, but the image quality is clear enough for most jobs.
  • works right out of the box
  • tiny head great for cramped jobs
  • adjustable leds aren't very bright
Brand EMAX
Model pending
Weight 0.3 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

5. Shekar Snake Camera

If you require both length and flexibility, you'll appreciate that the Shekar Snake Camera reaches out a full 50 feet, and that its structure isn't rigid at all. That makes it easy to thread through long pipes or any other space as long as there are no major obstructions.
  • very high 1600x1200 resolution
  • fully submersible in water
  • gets hot quickly
Brand SHEKAR
Model 4331891331
Weight 1.9 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. Depstech Waterproof

The semi-rigid Depstech Waterproof boasts a five-meter cable and a high-resolution sensor that can provide you with very clear images of whatever you want to look at. It comes with an adapter to take you from a micro to a full-sized connection.
  • blue-tinted led lights
  • works with windows and macs
  • struggles with smartphones
Brand Depstech
Model pending
Weight 9.6 ounces
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

3. Nvov Inspection Camera

The waterproof Nvov Inspection Camera has a convenient dimmer that lets you control the level of light put out by the unit's LEDs, as well as a dedicated camera button toward the end of the cord that allows you to take a picture quickly.
  • fully flexible cable
  • magnet attachment
  • good image quality
Brand NVOV
Model pending
Weight 4 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. Bluefire 7mm Snake

This Bluefire 7mm Snake has super-bright LEDs and a clear picture, so you know exactly what you're looking at. The 10-meter cable gives you lots of slack to play with, making this an ideal option for maneuvering through long stretches of pipe.
  • software app is very effective
  • snaps pictures and records videos
  • 640x480 resolution
Brand BlueFire
Model pending
Weight 5.6 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

1. MiluoTech 2-In-1

The MiluoTech 2-In-1 has a set of six LED lights surrounding its lens that you can adjust easily with the turn of a knob, making it a great choice for use in a wide variety of environments. Once you install its app, you can get started immediately.
  • 2-meter semi-rigid cable
  • ip67 waterproof rating
  • two megapixel sensor
Brand MiluoTech
Model pending
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

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Last updated on May 16, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel is a writer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles, CA. He spent a large portion of his 20s roaming the country in search of new experiences, taking on odd jobs in the strangest places, studying at incredible schools, and making art with empathy and curiosity.


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