The Tech Garage Low Cost Borescope!
Just a few short years ago having access to a borescope was a luxury that few racers, engine builders, and hobbyists could afford. You would typically have to spend a few thousand dollars for one. They were not that flexible, in that you would either not be able to record images or would have to spend a bunch of money for camera adapters.
We had a borescope at work, and it cost something like $5000. It came in a large wood case that weighed 20 lbs. Not super portable. The same for my buddies at Cosworth; they would have to lug the big borescope around to all the races and would bitch about it all the time if they were the ones chosen to take it.
Nowadays, a good borescope is still expensive, although there are inexpensive consumer grade ones for as low as $150 bucks. The borescope market is about to change. The Tech Garage has just come out with some very affordable borescopes that use your cell phone as the monitor. They start for as low as $19.95, and their high-end model costs only $69.95.
How well do these borescopes work? Let's see!