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(almost)Perfect Case for Raspberry Pi – Short Crust Review

Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:47 pm

To be honest, I’m not really casing fan. I prefer a bare, cold looking, naked Raspberry Pi that GPIO and any other components can be easily accessed. I hate it when a case breaks out of nowhere, like they do, leaving me with pieces of useless acrylic components and few quid less in my pocket. I say NO to cases. However…
I’ve tested a few by now, I don’t want to get my hands on the others (like the bulky ModMyPi’s cases – sorry guys, I just don’t like how they’re designed! or PiBows – ridiculous for me; how does the air flow in there?!). With my Pi(e)s I’m not using any. Except the server Pi, that is cased in RPi-Techicase, a pain to assemble, yet good solution for the Pi to be working non-stop, hidden under my desk).
Now, I’ve decided to give a chance to a new case (and even write about it [sic!])…

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Re: (almost)Perfect Case for Raspberry Pi – Short Crust Revi

Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:49 pm

I hope you don't mind but i thought i would add my 2c.
I agree with you for the most part. I have just bought this case myself purely for the fact the micro usb power has been re-located. I'm running raspbmc on it and its run about 57°c.

One thing i just wish they had done is made it a little wider and included a right angled hdmi port to take this to the rear too. Then it would be my perfect case. I'm currently looking at options to plasti-dip the lower part of the case as i really think it doesn't do the design justice to be made of the grey plastic. (Though I can understand this was done to keep costs down). I would love to see this with a brushed alluminium lower section but that may just be a dream...

With all that in mind i can happily recommend this case to anyone. It is a fantastic case and the only one i will be using for the forseeable future.

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Re: (almost)Perfect Case for Raspberry Pi – Short Crust Revi

Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:47 am

I like the Canakit cases.
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Re: (almost)Perfect Case for Raspberry Pi – Short Crust Revi

Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:00 am

yeah i also have one of these: https://www.modmypi.com/image/cache/dat ... 00x800.JPG

and whilst good it still has the issue of the spider effect with wires :-/

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Re: (almost)Perfect Case for Raspberry Pi – Short Crust Revi

Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:57 am

There is no easy answer to the cabling issue as you've connectors all around the PCB.
It's amazing how much space you need inside a case to bring out all the connections to where you want.
It will be interesting to see what solutions come along with the new compute module as this should allow for very space efficient designs :).

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Re: (almost)Perfect Case for Raspberry Pi – Short Crust Revi

Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:59 pm

yeah. i think if they just made the case a little wider and encorporated a right angled HDMI it would be perfect.

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