Akasa is one of the leading names when it comes to small form factor cases. They’ve been doing this kind of thing for years now, with Intel BRIX, and ATOM systems, right through to the more modern Raspberry Pi hardware and plenty in-between. Their latest is the Pi-4 Pro, and with the continued popularity of the Raspberry Pi, it’s no wonder they’re eager to shout about their latest products. I’ve got a few Pi devices myself, having tinkered with an Akasa case already as part of my arcade machine. I have an older one I use as a PlayStation 1 emulator, and I’ll be tinkering with this one as a temporary desktop system for the children’s homeschooling and a little of my own work.
A humble Raspberry Pi case this may be, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t got some attractive features. The case is constructed from aluminium, making it strong and light. However, it also means they can turn the case into a heatsink, allowing it to cool the Pi 4 silently, while still allowing you to max out the clock speeds. Of course, it still comes with cut-outs, allowing for GPIO, LEDs, MicroSD and all the usual bits and bobs. Keep in mind, this is only for the Pi 4 Model B though, you’ll need a different model for older versions of the board.
For more details, please check the official Akasa product page here.
|Material||Black sandblasted anodised aluminium|
|Dimensions||68.5 x 96 x 33.5 mm|
|Motherboard Support||Raspberry Pi 4 Model B|
|LED Light Holes||2|
|Input/Output Openings||Type-C power supply x 1|
Micro HDMI x 2
Stereo audio & composite video x 1
Dual USB 2.0 x 1
Dual USB 3.0 x 1
Ethernet x 1
LED x 2
Wi-Fi signal window x 1
MicroSD x 1
GPIO x 1
|Product Code||A-RA08-A2B / A-RA08-M2B|
“Full I/O opening support including GPIO, microSD, Ethernet, USB, camera and display connectors.
Purpose-designed Wi-Fi signal window to optimise Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signal connection.
Easy access to external connectors. Dual micro HDMI openings support dual displays.
Our compact and robust aluminium case is a perfect solution to cool and protect your Raspberry Pi 4 for optimal performance. Ideal for IoT, smart home, robotics, and digital signage applications.”
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