Now there are plenty more awesome cases on the market but these are in my opinion are the 5 coolest Raspberry Pi cases. Each of these cases have their pros and their cons which I’ll go through briefly below.
I will highlight functionality issues that you might come across with any of these cases and anything else that you should know. Some extra features make some better for certain Raspberry Pi projects than others.
Of course these are just cases and there isn’t a huge amount to talk about but these are my favourite 5 so far and some have functionality issues but look wicked cool.
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The Wooden Borg Case
When I first opened up the Borg Plus by C4 labs it had an amazing fresh wood smell to it and even still has that amazing smell to it.
This Raspberry Pi case is really easy to quickly put together just simply place wooden piece underneath the pi (It will slot in perfectly once you find the right place) and slide it into the case. Then place the other end on and insert 2 screws on the bottom of the case.
This case has no gap for the ribbon cables for the screen and cameras. They instead would need to go through the side GPIO slot that can make it quite difficult if you have a lot of hardware attachments.
What this case lacks in hardware access gains in looks, it simply looks amazing and the finish on the wood is nice and would make for a great addition to a media center setup.
This case is on the higher end in terms of pricing sitting around 20-30 dollars but is well worth the extra money if you can afford it.
Zebra Case AKA Black Ice
The Zebra or Black Ice Raspberry Pi case is probably my favorite case as it is nice and compact and retains full access to all the hardware slots.
This case can be wall mounted but make sure you place it on plastic hooks as metal nails, screws etc. can come into contact with the board and short it.
You will that this is a high quality case that looks great and retains access to all the hardware slots on the Raspberry Pi. This case is probably my favorite out of all the ones here just simply because it is a great all round case.
There isn’t really much to fault with this case but the bolts sitting on top of the case might not be appealing to some however I don’t mind the look and think it is a great case.
This case like the Borg case is a bit more pricey sitting at around ~15-25 dollars. It is well worth the money if you want a great looking case but retains access to all the internal hardware slots.
Pibow Timber Case
The Pibow Timber case is again yet another cool looking case (I might just love the timber look of cases). It came in very professional packing and was easy to assemble thanks to the instructions provided and easy identification of each of the pieces. Once assembled it is a very solid case just make sure you’re careful when putting it together as the wood parts can be a bit delicate.
This case has only been designed to allow you to bring the smaller ribbon cables out such as the Raspberry Pi camera. This means if you want to use the GPIO pins you will need to modify the case to allow the wiring to come from the pins.
This case is a bit in the higher range of pricing averaging around $20 dollars but well worth the extra money if you want an awesome looking case.
Jet Black By jbTek
The Jet Black Raspberry Pi case by jbTek is a nice sleek black modern looking case. I actually quite like this one as it is really easy to put together. All you need to do is place the Pi in the case and put the top on then do the four screws up and you’re all good to go. This is probably the easiest case I have ever put together.
The downside to this case is there is no access at all to any of the internal hardware slots. This means either you just don’t use any of the extra bits such as the Pi camera or you modify the case yourself. The back vent is removable so if you wanted to you could bring ribbon cables, GPIO cables out that way.
This make will make for a great little case for a Raspberry Pi web server, media center and any other projects that don’t require access to the hardware slots. This case is also very affordable averaging about $10 dollars for the case.
Eleduino Raspberry Pi Case
The Eleduino Raspberry Pi case is the most compact case out of the 5 I have shown you here.
This case is fantastic for hardware development as you have easy access to the GPIO pins. There are ribbon cable slots but every time you need to remove or add one you will need to remove the top couple of layers.
I found that this case didn’t fit the B+ which was really disappointing. It managed to get it to fit for my Raspberry Pi 2. There is a small part on the B+ that is in a different place on the board that will stop a piece for sitting flat.
This case also came with two heat sinks that you can place on your Pi to help with heat management.
I did notice due to the compact design of the case it is easy to accidentally touch the GPIO pins. If you end up doing this it will short the board and possible do irreversible damage. If you do end up with this case you will need to use extra care when handling it.
Another issue I found with this case is that the microSD card slot is incredibly hard to get access to. It is too small to get your finger in so you will need to use a screw driver or something instead.
The Eleduino Raspberry Pi case will set you back about $10-20 dollars depending on where you buy it from.
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