When you drop a nail or screw, you probably have a hard time finding it. When you go to work on your car, sometimes you need to hold a flashlight to see what you're doing. Well, there may be a tool to help you do it all.
In this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," I tried out the iScope.
When you go to work on your car, trying see what your doing can be a challenge. Well, this may work a little better for you. It's called the iScope and it promises to brighten up dark spaces.
But, does it actually work? Well, Don't Buy It, Until We Try It.
As Harry's Tire Service mechanic Derek Olson pulls a vehicle into the garage and pops open the hood to start working, there's a big challenge ahead of him. "It's dark. You have various parts on the engine. It's hard to get a light that's three inches around in a hole that's two inches."
To light up the area underneath the hood, Olson uses florescent, hanging and hand-held lights, depending on the type of repair. "They get caught up in plug wires and fans."
That can be frustrating. So, we decided to put the iScope telescopic light to the test.
"It feels kind of flimsy actually," said Olson. "It doesn't turn on."
After reading over the directions, we just had to remove the white piece of paper protecting the batteries. Then, the LED lights finally came on. "When they are small LED's, they work really well in dark areas," said Olson.
We attached the iScope to the hood of the car. The magnet stays securely in place and provides Olson with a little more light. When you have stray parts, the iScope makes them easy to remove.
"The magnetic part sticks on both ends. It gets the long reach on it and bends on the end. It was a lot more than I expected out of a three bulb light," said Olson.
Don't let its compact size fool you. It attached to the hood of the car, helping to light up dark places. Once you're done, it folds up easily and is ready to put in your pocket.
So, this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," earns a thumbs up.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:57:59 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
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Sunday, March 9 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:54:06 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
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Sunday, March 9 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:50:18 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
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Sunday, March 9 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:48:30 GMT
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