Raspberry Pi cases available in South Africa

Raspberry Pi cases available in South Africa
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Raspberry Pis are popularly being used as stand-alone media centres, task schedulers, desktops, etc. For these types of uses, these computers will need some form of protection. This post features 16 Raspberry Pi model B cases available in South Africa.

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Apart from pure protection, depending on its purpose, a good case is also aesthetically pleasing, small enough to hide easily and has enough space to mount additional accessories. For South Africans, these are often not the major concerns, but more the availability and (often) the price. A protective case is but one of the accessories you will need for a Raspberry Pi.

Note that the Raspberry Pi model A and model B have different ports – so they will need different cases. The Raspberry Pi 2B and Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+ are all model Bs) The cases featured here are all for model Bs.

DesignSpark Professional Raspberry Pi cases

DesignSpark brings us some strong, traditional Professional cases made from ABS for the Raspberry Pi. This range includes four polished colour options namely black, white, red and clear/transparent.

DesignSpark Raspberry Pi cases
DesignSpark Professional Raspberry Pi model B cases.

The DesignSpark Raspberry Pi cases are strong and easy on the eye. It is branded with the Raspberry Pi logo. The three pieces snap together and don’t need tools or screws. The design allows the top to be removed allowing quick access to internal GPIO connections. All four these Professional cases are available from RS Online and some of them are available from PiShop.

The official Raspberry Pi cases

RS Online, PiShop and various other online suppliers also stock the official Raspberry Pi cases. They are available in white/red and black colours.

Official Raspberry Pi cases
The official Raspberry Pi cases for model B boards are available in white/red and black.

The official Raspberry Pi cases are stylish and lightweight and are made from high quality moulded plastic. It is also branded with the Raspberry Pi logo on the top. These cases consist of five pieces which easily snap together without the need for any tools or screws. The design allows the sides and top to be removed allowing quick access to internal GPIO connections and interfaces.

Multicomp Pi-BLOX cases

If you’re into LEGO® bricks, the Multicomp Pi-BLOX cases are just the thing for you. These LEGO brick compatible cases come in four colours (black, white, red, yellow, blue) and stack top and bottom on standard LEGO fixings. Also see the plastic brick solid colour palette if you’re into LEGO bricks.

Multicomp Pi-BLOX cases
The Multicomp Pi-BLOX cases are LEGO compatible.

The Multicomp Pi-BLOX cases also feature all the necessary openings for connectors and ports and include mounts for the Pi camera, which can be fitted inside of the case with holes in the lid for the camera lens and flash.

These cases are available from PiShop (black, white, red, yellow, blue).

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Pimoroni Pibow Raspberry Pi cases

Pimoroni offers funky, colourful, “hackable” Raspberry Pi cases where the board is visible from the outside. The series includes Pibow, Pibow Coupé and Pibow Timber (for older Raspberry Pis).

Pibow Rainbow Raspberry Pi case
The Pibow Rainbow Raspberry Pi case.

Variations that are currently available in South Africa include the Pibow Rainbow, the Pibow Coupé Red, Ninja, Flotilla, Royale and Tangerine.

Pibow Coupe Raspberry Pi cases
Pibow Coupé Raspberry Pi cases

Generic cases

The ABS Case for the Raspberry Pi Model Bs is a very basic and budget, but in my opinion, quite a sleek-looking rounded-edged case.

Generic ABS Raspberry Pi case

The cases consist of four pieces and assembling using screws and a screwdriver will be required. Note that this case does not have an opening for the Raspberry Pi camera module. Generic cases are available from PiShop, Takealot and BangGood.

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