I’m holding the Depstech WiFi Endoscope while wearing a lab coat and I just can’t stop making rectal jokes. It’s not a gadget that I would usually review, but fret not, I will get to the bottom of something and tell you if the Depstech Endoscope WF010 is worth your peek!
Is Depstech Endoscope WF010 what doctors recommend?
A long time ago, I remember I had a use case for it. It was way too long ago to remember, but having a camera attached to a 3.5m long lead that can penetrate dark cavities could be of use to a small but highly adventurous part of the population.
What you get is a long stiff wire with a camera on one end and WiFi box wrapped around a battery. There are some LED lights to guide you in the dark and 3 attachments to perform difficult operations (a hook, magnet and a mirror). You won’t be performing endo-surgeries any time soon with it, but you could fish out a set of keys from a gutter for sure.
How Depstech Endoscope WF010 works?
Download this app, open it up and connect to the AP generated by the Depstech Endoscope WF010. You will have to set a correct video resolution for your phone to avoid the distortion but soon enough, you will see what’s on the other end of the endoscope. The recorded video comes as 640×480.
I have to say, that Depstech WiFi Endoscope can take you places you would not imagine. Especially, that for the safety reasons you can leave your phone connected via WiFi in a safe place.
The LEDs are bright enough and the camera performs ok in the dark places. It’s also watertight, so you can dip the camera into liquids of your choice! The bottom line is: you won’t get lost. There isn’t any significant latency. I was able to manipulate accurately while looking at the phone screen only.
The companion app is very bare bone. The video mode should be detected automatically really at this point. It’s nice to see that you can change the WiFi’s SSID and password but the overall all design is stuck in the mid 00’s.
The app comes with picture and video recording modes which handy if you want to review the footage later.
Depstech Endoscope WF010 is a niche product. You won’t need one until you do. It’s a question of what’s more valuable for you, a lost item in a drain or the money spent on an endoscope ($35./£30) you are likely to use 2-3 times a year. If you are the person who can justify the purchase with the much frequent use, the WiFi freedom, separate battery and 3.5m of wire could be a tempting proposal. I only wish the associated app was a little better. If you have any questions about the product, leave it in this Reddit thread.