May 16, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Klein ET16 Borescope for Android

Klein ET16 Borescope

Klein Borescope Unlocks Android Potential

The Klein ET16 Borescope pairs a 9mm digital camera to a 10-foot armored gooseneck cable. It also includes USB-C and micro-USB connections for viewing the image on most Android smartphones and devices. We like compact camera heads and good flexibility. Klein seems to have hit both with the ET16—and at this price, you’re out of excuses if you don’t yet have one.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Klein ET16
  • Connects to Android On-the-Go devices version 4.0 or higher
  • Waterproof IP67 9mm camera captures high-quality 640×480 pixel images
  • Capture and share images and video via text or email using the Klein app
  • Armored 10-foot gooseneck
  • Six white LEDs with adjustable brightness control
  • Powered by device rather than batteries
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: $39.97

Super Bendy High-Quality Imaging

The Klein ET16 Borescope connects to most Android phones version 4.0 or later equipped with USB On-the-Go (OTG). The ET16 takes power from the device, via micro-USB or USB-C connection, so you won’t have to worry about charging any battery but your phone’s. You want to make sure you have a compatible Android phone before picking up this borescope.

Klein ET16 Borescope

It should be noted that the Klein ET16 Borescope will not work with iPhones or iPads.

The Klein ET16 Borescope features a waterproof IP67 9mm camera that captures 640×480-pixel images. Six white LEDs light up your work, and the ET16 includes adjustable brightness so you can capture the best images possible. We’ve found that dialing down the light output helps when you need to get closer to an obstruction. The borescope camera sends these images instantly to your phone or device via the aforementioned cable connection.

A ten-foot armored gooseneck cable lets you position the camera in and around hard-to-access areas like crawl spaces, behind walls, and even into pipe.

Klein ET16 Borescope

Once you’ve captured your images, you can share them via text or email using the Klein Tools app, available as a free download from www.kleintools.com.

Pricing and Thoughts

Since this camera borrows your phone’s screen, the ET16 remains relatively inexpensive. And when we say inexpensive we mean it. You can pick up the Klein ET16 Borescope for Android for just $39.97. For anyone who does occasional troubleshooting or automotive repair, this provides a solution that typically costs a lot more. Even DIYers can pick one up for helping navigate enclosed spaces when running low voltage wires or trying to find leaks or access points.

The Klein ET16 includes a carrying case, micro-USB adapter, and 2-year warranty.

Klein Borescope for Android

  • Model: Klein ET16
  • Type: USB Type-C or Micro-USB for Android
  • Application: Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Aircraft
  • Special Features: 10′ (3 m) Armored Gooseneck and 6 LED Lights
  • Length: 3.7” (9.4 cm)
  • Height: 0.95” (2.4 cm)
  • Width: 1.3” (3.3 cm)
  • Camera Head Diameter: 0.35” (9 mm)
  • Auto-Power Off: No
  • Data Logging: No
  • Material: ABS and Electrical Components
  • Display: Via Smartphone App
  • Screen Resolution: 640 x 480 Max
  • Digital Zoom: Yes
  • Recording Capability: Still Image and Video
  • IP Rating: IP67 (Camera Only)
  • Included: Borescope with 10′ Gooseneck, USB Adapters, Carrying Case, and Instruction Manual
  • Weight: 12.5 oz (354 g)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: $39.97

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These camera’s need better resolution, 640×480 is garbage. They also should be bluetooth, so you can set your phone on a ladder top, while messing with the snake.

David Sherwood

I have its bigger brother. Works great.

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