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Snakescope works and is good value,
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I've had this borescope for only 3 days and used it once, so it hasn't had much time to go wrong! I bought it to inspect inside my cavity walls because I suspected that some of them were not filled with insulation - even though I have a certificate to say they are. I didn't trust installers to be honest about it. The Snakecam has done the job and I think it was worth £30 to find out.
I found the LED lighting adequate at its maximum and there is a thumbwheel on the handle to reduce it if necessary (i.e. when the viewed surfaces are highly reflective). The camera focuses well on objects beyond 6cm, taking a few seconds to adjust both focus and brightness level.
The installation disk worked first time (though I had to double click the EXE file because it didn't autorun). The driver installation (under Windows 7) proceeded smoothly and pretty much as described in the rather limited instruction manual. When I then connected the Snakescope to my laptop the "New Hardware" installation also went without a hitch.
Initially there was no picture displayed in the viewing window. This was remedied by selecting "Preview" under the "Options menu and the ensuring that "Telescope Driver" was checked in the "Devices" menu. The manual does indicate this, but it doesn't provide a very helpful simple guide through the process.
Videos can be captured by clicking soft buttons on your laptop (Start and Stop) and can be saved if required. For still snapshots a button is available on the Snakescope's handle.
The swan neck is a little stiff. Fortunately I had some existing large access points to view my wall cavities through. The scope itself is only 11mm in diameter, but the "flexible" swan neck requires a fairly large entry point because of its stiffness. You would probably need to take out a minimum of a 50mm slot in order to turn the camera into the cavity.
It comes in a handy plastic case which seems reasonably sturdy.
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Initial post: 6 Jul 2012, 15:11:22 BST
I am glad that this gadget helped you inspect inside your cavity and that it was effectively filled.
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