GiraffeCam 1.0 Soft ShortFocus | Endoscope Borescope Inspection Camera | Android PC Mac | 5.5mm Diameter | 6.5 Feet*
We have been looking for an inspection camera as part of Spencer’s tool set for his small electronics repair business for quite sometime. When we came across the GiraffeCam we jumped at the chance to purchase it and test it out. The GiraffeCam Endoscope/Borescope Inspection Camera has met all of our expectations for an endoscopic inspection camera. It is a flexible camera with adjustable LED lighting and comes with some tools such as a hook that can be used to grab items using the endoscope.
We tested the camera with both Windows 10 and Android operating systems. In the Windows 10 environment, it is a true plug and play device and is very easy to use. In order to take photographs or videos with the camera on your Windows 10 device, all that is required is for you to do is to open up the camera app.
In order to use the camera on an Android device you need to download an application called “CameraFi.” I was a little disappointed with the application as it has quite a few advertisements as well as in app purchases. I coukd not get the camera to read on my Nexus 5X, but this may have been because I had to use a USB type C adapter with it. We were able to get the camera to operate perfectly fine on other devices.
The overall images and video taken by the camera are clear and have a better resolution than expected. Since we intend to use this for the repairs of computers, among other electronics, we opted to test the camera by using it to inspect the interiors of a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and Power Supply Unit (PSU). The camera provided detailed images and videos of the interiors of both components. The views obtained with the GiraffeCam were ones we could not possibly get with a traditional camera. In using the GiraffeCam we will be able to save time and labor by inspecting the interior of components without needing to take them apart.
- Easy to use
- Excellent Resolution
- Useful tool for identifying problems
- Additional Extensions, such as hook and magnet, provide expanded functionality
- Plug and play on Windows 10
- The Android App does not work for every device, has too many ads, and is not user friendly
Disclaimer: I received this GiraffeCam 1.0 Soft ShortFocus | Endoscope Borescope Inspection Camera at a discount. The opinions expressed in this product review are entirely my own and are not the views or opinions of any other third-party. I have provided this review at my own discretion and it is a direct reflection of my personal experience with the GiraffeCam 1.0 Inspection Camera that I received. I am under no obligation to write this review and I have not nor will I ever receive compensation for my opinions provided here, aside from the aforementioned discount.