Cyntech Case for Raspberry Pi - BerryBlack
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This gorgeous Raspberry Pi case is compatible with both the Model A Raspberry Pi in addition to the Model B! This compact, low-cost case is tailored to fit the Raspberry Pi board and provides openings for all the connectors including an exit slot in the side of the case allowing a ribbon cable to be fitted to the board's 26-pin GPIO header. It also features a light pipe window for viewing the board's LED indicators!
BerryBlack Raspberry Pi Case
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The Pi fits snugly inside the case, the cutouts for the ports fit so well that it seems the case and the Pi were designed together from the outset.
The light pipes for the LEDs are a nice touch, and in fact provide for the only point I have that even approaches a criticism... The indicator LEDs on the Pi are pretty bright by themselves, but somehow bringing them to the surface through the light pipes makes them nothing short of dazzling! Maybe a slightly LESS transmissive medium could have been used, as even a glance at the indicators whilst in use leaves spots dancing in front of the eyes!
In summary, absolutely the best and most secure case I've had for my Pi thus far, wholeheartedly recommended.
The case is a 4 screw affair, with "snap-outs" for A/B compatibility (single/dual USB and ethernet socket - the differences in connector profiles between A and B models), it's a 1 minute job to fit. It fit my "B" without any issues - a close-n-tight fit, but not cramped to the point you have to wedge the thing in there.
Whilst logo on the cover is nice (wasnt really after that, but hey!), what "sells" this case for me is the light guides/pipes for onboard LEDs of the PI, as many cases leave the holes "open to the world", or dont bother with them altogether (i.e. see-thru acrylic cases) : this case brings them out to the front nicely ... if wathcing the LED's on you PI is your "thing" ofcourse :)
for just shy of 10 quid for this case, is it worth it? i think it is (i'm currently ordering my 2nd): solid build, good and tight (but not cramped) fit, low profile design and the LED's are carried to the surface from the PI mobo ...
... oh and it has the PI logo :)
Apart from the side slot there's no ventilation at all, which might be a problem depending how hard you're driving the Raspberry Pi. I'm running Asterisk (a phone application) and it barely gets warm, but I imagine it might overheat if you tried streaming video, for example. The safety information leaflet that comes with the Raspberry Pi says "This product should be operated in a well ventilated environment and should not be covered", so be careful!
The two halves of the case are held together with four small screws, not shown in the picture. I would have preferred a snap-together design that was faster to open and close repeatedly and didn't require a tool, but at least it's secure and doesn't fall apart accidentally.
Update: The safety information leaflet is being a bit over-cautious. It appears that in "normal" operation (and even with some overclocking) an unventilated Pi won't get above 45°C. So unless you do something silly like wrapping it in wool it should be OK in an unventilated case. See [...]
Now the Pi runs as an always on VPN server, so I can use my UK IP address when abroad, or browse securely from WiFi hotspots. Life Hacker have a great article on how to do it using Logmein and Hamachi.
very happy with it, and a fair price too
has mounting holes on the back so it now hangs on the back of the TV
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought for my Son who has been using a Raspberry Pi to learn more about computing. This case case proven strong enough not to break under moderate usage and continues in use today;... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Citizen Kane
mine didnt have the raspberry logo as illustrated, otherwise, good itemPublished 17 months ago by Steve D.
Super Pi case. Easy to assemble and all ports line up with openings.