Miharu Endocam lets you take a good, close look at yourself

The Miharu Endocam lets you take a close look at your teeth, gums, and other parts.

Miharu Intraoral Endocam
Kilian-Nakamur

If you've ever wanted to look really, really close at your gums on television, then you might have a bit too much time on your hands. Fortunately, you can satisfy your strange videoral desires with the Miharu Intraoral Camera. The funky, toothbrush-shaped Japanese camera plugs into your television to pipe live footage of your teeth, gums, tongue, or any other body part you'd like to see close-up. For your reading pleasure, we've left out the sample pictures shown on the camera's site.

This isn't the first time we've looked at a gadget that gets up close with tiny things. The Dino-Lite handheld microscope can also take a good, clear look at your palette. Of course, it costs almost four times as much as the $159 Miharu, and it doesn't come with 25 disposable covers for keeping the slobber off of the lens. On the other hand, the Miharu can't magnify up to 200x and connect to a computer for easy photo or video capture; it only has a single RCA video cable for plugging into a TV. Either way, if you're jamming electronics onto or into your body and looking at the various bits close-up, you should take a good, long look at yourself. Figuratively.

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