Product Review: DBPOWER 7MM Android Endoscope
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The DBPOWER 7MM Android Endoscope is an OTG USB Webcam endoscope for Android phones and tablets, and compatible PC, Mac or Linux computers.
I wasn’t able to test the endoscope when connected to my phone because my Huawei Honor X5 does not support OTG (On-the-go) USB devices, but I was able to connect it to my PC without any issues. The device itself is a small 2.0 megapixel camera and LED light array attached to the end of a 6 foot flexible cable. The connector on the end allows for quick switching between a USB Type A connector or a micro-USB connector. In addition, there is a small dial to adjust the brightness of the LEDs. At full brightness, they’re not overly bright, but still provide enough light output to see what is immediately in front of the camera.
The camera itself has a 7mm focal range, which means it can accurately render images within 1 – 3 inches of the camera. The cable is a little more flexible than I would have hoped for with an endoscope, considering the fact that you generally want to have some control over where the camera is able to go and with too flexible of a cable, it makes for a rather tedious endeavour trying to control where the camera is going.
Included in the box are a CD containing PC and Android software, the Endoscope itself, and a small package containing a hook, and a magnet adapter that can be connected to the end of the camera to provide additional functionality. At 2.0 megapixels, the camera quality is not exceptionally high, but still within the realm of acceptable images.
If the camera doesn’t work when connected to your phone, or you’re unable to install the Android application packaged with the device (or via the QR Code in the quick start manual), it’s likely that your phone simply does not support OTG (On-The-Go) camera devices. It’s not a fault of the camera itself though and is entirely an issue with your phone.
All things considered, the DBPOWER 7MM Android Endoscope does it’s job fairly well for a low-cost device and the devices universal hardware should be easily detected by any PC or phone that supports USB 2.0 cameras.