The A Plus Wireless Endoscope is a unique product that converts any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer into an endoscope. It is manufactured by the APlus+ and is available in various online and offline retail stores. In this article, we will be giving a detailed A Plus Wireless Endoscope review.
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The A Plus Wireless Endoscope can convert any smartphone tablet or personal computer into an inquisitive endoscope. You can use this to view places which are usually difficult to view, much less reach. Whether you have a ring which is stuck at the end of the long pipe or need to check the leakage in your HVAC unit, or simply have the whim to see what the inside of your bike engine looks like, the A Plus Wireless Endoscope can perform all these tasks and more.
The A Plus Wireless Endoscope has a resolution of 1600×1200, 1280×720, 640×480 and 320×240. It has a 2-megapixel camera, which is a standard camera quality for most endoscopes. It has an 8.5mm diameter camera with LEDs placed in a circle around it. The brightness of the LEDs can be adjusted, which means that you can view objects even with little to light using the LEDs like a torch.
The LEDs are blue colored, which helps fight the image distortion due to contrast. The advantage of using a cool color like blue LED as opposed to a warm-colored LED such as yellow, is that it doesn’t change the colors of the footage, giving clear and crisp images. The 30 FPS gives a smooth video without significant gaps or buffering.
The A Plus Wireless Endoscope has an 11.5 feet cable, like any standard endoscope. The cable is waterproof and flexible, without compromising on sturdiness. The cable is a bendable semi-rigid type, that is it can bend but will hold its shape. At the end of the cable is the waterproof lens which we have already discussed in detail in the previous section. All of these are basic features we see in any endoscope. However, two features are different and exciting for the A Plus Wireless Endoscope. First, it has an IP68 rating, compared to the standard IP67 rating.
Second, the A Plus Wireless Endoscope cable has two plugs to connect your smartphone. With smartphones evolving so quickly, some of us have phones which are compatible with a Micro USB port while others are compatible with a C-type USB port. This can be cumbersome when you have to find products that match the USB port type to your smartphones, rendering a lot of the tools unusable.
The A Plus Wireless Endoscope cable has dual plug points, featuring a C-type USB jack and a USB port. What’s more is that you can remove the USB port plug to reveal a Micro USB port. Thus, whether you want to connect the endoscope to your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other device, the A Plus Wireless Endoscope takes care of it.
Given that the A Plus Wireless Endoscope can convert any smartphone into an endoscope camera, it would be disappointing if it wasn’t compatible with a wide range of smartphone devices. However, the A Plus Wireless Endoscope can be used on any Android and iOS devices. You can connect the endoscope in two ways.
The A Plus Wireless Endoscope is WiFi-enabled and can be used to transmit the live feed being captured by the camera on your smartphone via a dedicated mobile application. Alternatively, you can use the OTG outlet which has a micro USB, a USB, and a C-type port to connect your phone to the endoscope. The mobile application does more than displaying the live feed. You can take photos, capture videos, make changes in the settings according to your needs, adjust the brightness of the LEDs, and a variety of other things.
The A Plus Wireless Endoscope has a sturdy body. The dimensions are 4.8 x 4.8 x 1.69 inches and it weighs about 7 ounces. It has a battery of 500mAh and takes about one hour to fully charge. The charging gives you about two hours of continuous footage. This is a disappointment as most endoscopes have an average battery power of 2000 mAh.
The A Plus Wireless Endoscope has an 8mm camera surrounded by 8 brightness adjustable LEDs around it, connected to a semi-rigid sturdy cable of 11.6 inches. The body is made up of a polyurethane blend and has buttons to start or stop taking a video, to take a photograph, to increase or decrease the brightness of the LEDs, and the power button. It has a slightly rough finish to increase grip.
It also has LEDs on the body of the endoscope to indicate if it is powered on or off and whether the WiFi network is on or off. Once the endoscope is powered on, the red and the green light switches on. When the WiFi network is turned on and connected to your device, the green light begins to blink instead of continuous light.
The flexible tube with the camera on the end is robust enough to not wear and tear with usage. It is also waterproof and has a rating of IP68. IP68 means the A Plus Wireless Endoscope can be dropped into a body of water more than 1 meter deep for half an hour and is resistant to dust. This is a huge advantage over other endoscopes as the A Plus Wireless Endoscope can go even deeper than the normal endoscope underwater.
The A Plus Wireless Endoscope also comes with 3 attachments, much like any standard endoscopes, the hook attachment, the mirror attachment, and the magnetic attachment for additional functions.
The additional feature in the A Plus Wireless Endoscope is the OTG connection. The OTG connection allows your phone to be directly connected to the endoscope. To combat compatibility issues, the OTG connection comes with a USB, a Micro USB, and a C-type connection. So the endoscope can be connected to any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or personal computer.
Pros and Cons
After looking at A Plus Wireless Endoscope review you can say it is a budget endoscope. It doesn’t have any great features when it comes to camera quality, camera resolution, focal distance, etc. But it gets the job done. It has all the basic features the OTG connection is neat. Having an IP68 rating is a major tick.
All the other features such as Wifi, the semi-rigid bendable cable, 2-megapixel camera, LEDs to allow clear images in low or even no light are basic. The biggest disappointment is the battery power. The manufacturer claims that it can power the endoscope for a couple of hours but it is unlikely. However, it is valued at nearly half the price of the standard endoscope which automatically makes the A Plus Wireless Endoscope a desirable product.
It gives all the necessary functionalities, additional protection with its IP68 rating, and some extra features in the form of the OTG connection and can compete with endoscopes of nearly double the cost. If you are looking for a cheap endoscope without wanting to compromise on functionalities, the A Plus Wireless Endoscope is a good bet.
We strongly advise readers to use the A Plus Wireless Endoscope only for its intended use. We do not recommend the endoscope for any illicit surveillance, illegal photography or videography, or any other related activities. We also do not recommend using the A Plus Wireless Endoscope for medical purposes as an endoscopy is a highly sensitive procedure to be performed only by trained doctors in a safe and sterile environment.