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Raspberry Pi: Give the popular single-board computer improved cooling with these new cases

Raspberry Pi: Give the popular single-board computer improved cooling with these new cases. (Image source: Akasa)
Raspberry Pi: Give the popular single-board computer improved cooling with these new cases. (Image source: Akasa)
The well-known manufacturer Akasa has released several new cases for the Raspberry Pi. These should offer particularly good cooling and ensure stable performance without resorting to using active cooling solutions.
Alex Alderson,

Akasa has released three new cases for the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. Called the Gem, Gem Pro and Pi-4 Pro; all are passively cooled cases. The three should work with the newly announced 8 GB version of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, too.

The Gem and the Gem Pro are the more extravagant looking of the three cases. Finished with what Akasa calls a "gem-like" top, both aluminium cases come in silver. However, it is worth keeping in mind that the Gem does not have apertures for the microSD card reader or GPIO. If you need access to these, then the Gem Pro would be better suited instead of the Gem. Both cases have two LEDs and an aperture for an antenna, though. The Gem and Gem Pro measure 96 x 75.6 x 34.3 mm, for reference.

By contrast, the Pi-4 Pro has a more functional design and measures 96 x 68.5 x 33.5 mm. Only available in black, the Pi-4 Pro allows full access to the Raspberry Pi's I/O. The Pi-4 Pro can be mounted to an optional DIN rail bracket, too.

Akasa is yet to announce pricing or availability for any of the cases. Retailers like Amazon and Scan.co.uk sell Akasa cases though, so they should be available to purchase in the coming weeks. Expect the cases to be priced at around US$25.

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The Akasa Pi-4 Pro. (Image source: Akasa)
The Akasa Pi-4 Pro. (Image source: Akasa)
The Akasa Gem. (Image source: Akasa)
The Akasa Gem. (Image source: Akasa)
The Akasa Gem Pro. (Image source: Akasa)
The Akasa Gem Pro. (Image source: Akasa)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-05-28 (Update: 2021-09-28)