This ingenious $30 camera lets you peek into sink drains and other small places: 'This thing rocks'

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Get into the tiniest of spaces with this $30 endoscope. (Photo: Depstech)
Get into the tiniest of spaces with this $30 endoscope. (Photo: Depstech)

Having a clogged bathroom or kitchen sink can be frustrating—especially if it keeps happening again and again. If you think there’s no amount of Drano that’ll solve the problem, maybe something bigger is lurking below.

No need to pay for a plumber just yet. Take a closer look at the situation with the Depstech Wireless Endoscope—on sale for $30, or $10 off with on-page coupon at Amazon. That’s a 25 percent savings.

The gizmo attaches to your phone and features an 11.5-inch snake cable and 2.0-megapixel HD camera, allowing you to see inside even the smallest of spaces. Whether it’s hair, cement or something else entirely, the endoscope (treated with waterproofing) will help you figure out what’s causing the blockage.

You’ll probably find lots of uses for the camera. “This thing rocks,” raves a reviewer. “Really impressed. Helped me unclog my dryer vent. Well worth it!”

And there’s a light to show the way. “At first, I could not figure out how to increase the intensity of the light,” writes a five-star reviewer. “However, there is a little dial on the main box/end piece of the endoscope. Once turned on, the light was bright enough to ‘see’ down my drain. My issue...drain flies. This product helped me identify where those little ‘you know whats’ were located.”

This sneaky wireless smartphone camera is on sale for $30. (Photo: Depstech)
This sneaky wireless smartphone camera is on sale for $30. (Photo: Depstech)

The handy little device is Wi-Fi-enabled to turn your Android smartphone or iPhone into a video monitor to capture footage via the Depstech app.

Use it for other exciting ventures as well. “This endoscope worked exactly as I’d hoped—it allowed me to look inside a floor safe with a stuck door (via a small hole where the handle used to be),” says a shopper. “Sadly, I found exactly what Geraldo Rivera found when he opened Al Capone’s Vault—bupkis.”

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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