These Raspberry Pi enclosures are designed to give you maximum use of the Raspberry Pi board. Designed to allow viewing of the status LED's as well as proper airflow to keep your Raspberry Pi cool.
I had an older, larger case that worked OK, but the Raspberry Pi didn't fit solidly inside and would sometimes come out of the clips when moving it or plugging/unplugging something from it. The Pi fits securely in this case, so that won't be a problem. I have some nice copper heat sinks that stand out inside this case. Cool looking, well built. Only con is that it took a minute to figure out how to pry the two pieces apart. Have to spread the top piece out while pulling down on the bottom piece. Now that I've done it once I could do it very quick if I ever had to again. My guess is this Raspberry Pi will never be out of this case again. Recommended.
I've looked at these boxes for the Pi for a while, but resisted for various reasons, price being one. Couldn't fathom that a small plastic box could be worth the $7-$9 asking price. Finally gave in and included this on a recent order, and was pleasantly surprised. The box is well constructed, openings for ports fit perfectly, and the weight of the box seems significant. Of course, putting the Pi into the box blocks all the on-board connectivity - the expansion slots are completely inaccessible once the box is closed. But if this isn't a problem, then the box is probably worth the money - it's rugged, looks good, fits nicely, has vent slots. I was wrong - it's worth the money.
Overall a good case. Model B fits well. However, note the case does NOT have an accessible slot opening for the GPIO connector. For the price you'll need to cut your own opening.
This case is top notch. There's even vent holes in the Raspberry logo on top of the case, to let heat escape. The light pipe is cool, as are the rubber feet. It's hard to get the case to come apart. There's a total of 8 clips on the case. The 4 big ones are for holding the circuit board. There's also 4 hidden clips around the very bottom that are hard to see and hold the case together. The bottom half must remain level and even with the top half while pulling it apart. If someone tries to pull it apart with one side of the case jacked way up in the air, most likely a tab will break off.
Great quality, nice features (rubber feet, mounting points on back) , fits the Raspberry Pi perfectly. Although for what I'm doing with it having the SD card not sticking as far of the the case would have been nice. Clear plastic makes it fun.
Fits around all of the ports nicely - no gaps.
Tool-less installation - it's just a bunch of plastic clips
The case is sturdy
Has lots of ventilation on the bottom cover but very little on the top.
No place for GPIO
The RPi fits nicely in this case. I was a little concerned with the clearance on some of the sockets in that they didn't protrude much beyond the case and I thought cables might not seat correctly in the RPi. My concerns were unfounded - all cables seat just fine even though the sockets are near flush or even recessed a little within the case. A note if you're using the GPIO header (which I am not currently): There is no hole on the stock case. You could always add your own hole with a small rotary saw and a file.
I have tried two RPi cases, now, and so far this is my favorite by far. It's compact, snugs up around the various I/O ports nicely (that is, there are minimal gaps between the connectors and the case) and I really like the way they molded what amounts to a light-pipe from the indicator lights to the surface of the case - it makes it easy to see status from far away.
closed right up
Pretty much exactly as described - a white plastic case that wraps the Pi while leaving connectors exposed. Great way to bundle it up. It holds the board without the lid as well, which makes testing easier.
I'm getting one for each of my units.
If you are going to use a Raspberry Pi in an installation where you don't need access to the ribbon cable connectors in the middle of the board this box is perfect. The processor board snaps into the case bottom and the cover snaps over it, leaving openings for ventilation and access to all of the connectors at the board edge. The two screw slots in the base make it easy to hang somewhere out of the way. If you really need to see the led displays to check on the unit, however, you do have to be directly in line with the "tunnel" down to where they are mounted on the board.
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