I don't need it, but I want it.....


wanna see my snake?
No point in posting in the classifieds, and doesn't really merit its own thread, so I thought I'd start a general thread with all the pointless but cool toys I find on my travels across t'web.

Today we have a USB inspection scope

The Xenta USB Snake Scope Inspection camera with its ergonomic grip plugs into USB on your desktop/laptop. With it's robust flexible viewing tube with CMOS camera allows viewing of hard to reach areas with ease enabling viewing on computer screens.
The 2 white LED lights on the camera allow adjustable lighting through the adjuster situation on the grip. There is also a snapshot button on the grip allowing the taking of instant images.PE covered cable with ABD handle
  • Flexible cable neck - 60cm long
  • USB cable - 200cm USB 1.1 interface
  • Water resistant camera head with 2 adjustable white LEDs
  • Camera head outer diameter - 14mm
  • 1/6' VGA CMOS 640 x 480 Pixels
  • Lens - F#2.8 viewable angle of 54degrees
  • Focal distance - From 6cm
  • Frame rate - Up to 30fps@VGA resolution
  • Snapshot function
  • Driver CD - Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Magnetic pickup accessory attachment for camera head
  • Comes in a durable carry case
Currently £21.99 + delivery, trying to find a reason to buy it!


Well-Known Forumite
These look pretty hellfire.... Bit kerching though:




Nixon Garden Neatness
I don't want one but I desperately need one.
A door camera to see who is ringing my door bell and then I can decide if I want to answer it. The only thing that I think may be a problem is if it is parcel that has been put on my doorstep - any way round seeing the whole of the outside door space to see who and what is on the other side of my door


Well-Known Forumite
Loads of cheap cctv systems on the market. I'm forever getting emails for various types (wireless would be easier to install). Mount the camera above the door & you'll be able to see as much as you want. A quick Google should come up with loads.


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The doorbells work out cheaper when you start adding in the cost of sorting it and securing it for use while not home, the electricity for running the PC or NVR to store the recordings, etc

I ended up just getting a Ring 2, serves me well.