Use a Firefly for Otoscopy!

Looking for a video otoscope without breaking the bank? The new Firefly DE550 is the newest and most affordable digital wireless video otoscope available through Oaktree Products at just under $380.  With a dedicated wireless link and a 3 hour Lithium battery, the Firefly DE550 is equipped with four highest quality ultra-bright LEDs with variable brightness control for capturing high-resolution images.  This new video otoscope provides up to 50x optical magnification and up to 150x digital magnification.

Getting started is quite easy; simply install Firefly software first (Windows 7, 8, 10, XP and Mac OS 10.4 or higher), plug the wireless receiver into the USB port of your computer, turn the otoscope power “ON” by pressing the ON/OFF button at the rear of the otoscope, and you are now ready to capture, store, recall, view, manipulate images and video in real-time.  The product comes packaged with nine disposable specula (3, 4, and 5 mm – 3 of each) with additional disposable specula available for purchase including an assortment of 200 specula (Item FF-ES100) or a box of 200 of the size 4 mm only (Item FF-ES104).  A wired version of this otoscope (Firefly DE500) is also available through Oaktree Products.  For more information, contact Oaktree Products at 800.347.1960 and ask for customer service or e-mail them at

About AU Bankaitis

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD is a clinical Audiologist with extensive clinical, research, and business experience within the hearing industry. Dr. Bankaitis created this blog to educate her colleagues on viable product solutions for their patients and/or clinical practice.
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10 Responses to Use a Firefly for Otoscopy!

  1. Shelley says:

    I am looking for a small portable laptop or something that i can have exclusively for my great little Firefly, what is the best thing to get??

    • aubankaitis says:

      Hi Shelley:
      sorry for the delay as I was out of town and out of reach of the internet for a week! Any lap top will do as long as it as a USB port (for the wireless receiver to plug into) AND the operating system is Windows 7, Vista or XP. My understanding is that it will not currently work with MACs.

  2. Karen H. says:

    Can the Wireless Firefly be hooked up to an iPad?

    • aubankaitis says:

      Great question Karen and i wish the answer was YES. Unfortunately, you need an USB port and an operating system that will support the Firefly. Maybe someday in the near future; that would be totally cool.

  3. Stephen Templar says:

    can it be shipped to Australia? is there an Australian distributor?

    • aubankaitis says:

      Hi Stephen:
      We do have customers in Australia and can certainly ship to you; if you prefer, i can e-mail you from my work e-mail with details regarding how to set up and account (very easy) and how to access our website with your account and log in to not only process the order, but see estimated shipping. au

  4. aubankaitis says:

    Of course! You can purchase at the show or order one and have it delivered, whatever your preference!

  5. jacqueline cuellar says:


  6. aubankaitis says:

    Established customers of Oaktree Products can return products in new condition with all packaging for a full refund if not completely satisfied. If you need a month to try it out, that is fine. If you need more time, contact me at and we can work something out; the cost of the wireless is about $350 and I can confirm pricing once I am in the office.

  7. Does this otoscope come with a trial period? Please allow me to Know the cost.

    Thank you


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