15 Great Raspberry Pi Cases

Last Updated: January 16, 2016

Raspberry Pi was the first to set the trend of credit-card-sized computers. This Linux-based mini-computer would be just awesome when you need a small as well as portable computer, which can give you almost every feature you expect from fully-fledged ones. For instance, you can connect a computer monitor and keyboard-mouse-combo to the raspberry Pi to run supported distributions of Linux, or an Internet of Things version of Microsoft Windows 10. As of now, three models of Raspberry Pi are available from its official store — Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+.

In that list, Raspberry Pi 2 Model B has been equipped with 1GB RAM and Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, making it a bit more convenient for day-to-day use. When doing so, however, it’s not that good to use your Raspberry Pi as it is — you do really need a case. By using such a case, you can give your Raspberry Pi a classy look. That having said, you’d have to make sure that the case offers access to ports and other necessary sections. In this post, we have created an all-the-round list of top Raspberry Pi cases out there, which are compatible with different versions. Now, you have a place to choose, considering the features you need and budget you’re going to dedicate.

1. Official Raspberry Pi Case

Official Raspberry Pi Case

This case comes straight from Raspberry Pi foundation and they have created the case for a better environment for a day-to-day user. When you have placed your Raspberry Pi inside, you can have a device that is quite handsome, and do not mess up with ports and access. Official Raspberry Pi Case follows a completely removable structure in a sense that you can customize as per your need. For instance, you can remove the lid if you want to access the camera and display port and its side panels can be taken apart for access to GPIO port. Also, if you want to have access to board, there’s a provision for removing top frame as well. This case is compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+, Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. Other features include ABS construction and light pipe pipes for LED display.

  • Price: $9.39
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

2. Raspberry Pi Zebra Case

Raspberry Pi Zebra Case

This Raspberry Pi case from C4 Labs comes with a naked design on the top part, letting you view the board in simpler manner. Unlike the official one we mentioned, Raspberry Pi Zebra Case has a kind of rugged design and there’s firm feel too. Moreover, the case gives priority to ventilation and you’d have no problems even when you have inserted a SD card. It also comes with two cut-outs that can be used for mounting on walls. Notable features of the case include the availability of three heat sinks, GPIO access and the enough space given for connecting cable like HDMI. While the rubber foot ensures protection from sliding, the stainless-steel screws are up to the mark as we do come to aspect of protection. Raspberry Pi Zebra Case is compatible with Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 B.

  • Price: $14.50
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

3. JBtek Jet Black Raspberry Pi Case

JBtek Jet Black Raspberry Pi Case

JBtek Jet Black Raspberry Pi Case has a truly convenient and portable design, despite offering complete access to the ports. Don’t be surprised if your Raspberry Pi looks like a small power bank after you’ve inserted it inside the case. As you can see in the image, you have clear-cut access to all the ports, including USB, HDMI, Ethernet and audio. JBtek Jet Black Raspberry Pi Case comes with a two-piece injection technique. You have to place your Raspberry Pi on the lower layer and put the other one on top — as simple as that. The ABS-based enclosure is awesome when you need portability as well as protection. From the convenience point of view, the case makes sense. By the way, you need to use screws for ensuring the connection. It’s compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.

  • Price: $7.99
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

4. OmniPi Raspberry Pi Case

OmniPi Raspberry Pi Case

With a classy black colour, OmniPi Raspberry Pi Case can give your Raspberry Pi the power of comfortable use & fair-enough protection. By the looks, you can understand that the case makes your Raspberry Pi a good, portable mini PC and it offers complete access to all the ports at the same time. Even though you don’t need one, you have a space to place a small fan inside, but it comes with heat-sink compatibility too. It has openings to CPU and LAN chips of the board. Just as the official Pi case, OmniPi Raspberry Pi Case is offering a removable lid and you get direct access to the board. That is, when you want to connect a camera module, you can take the lid off and do that. OmniPi Pi Case is compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ and Pi 2 Model B.

  • Price: $9.24
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

5. Qubit Case for Raspberry Pi

Qubit Case for Raspberry Pi

Qubit Case for Raspberry Pi isn’t actually a typical protective case. This lightweight case comes with a 1024*600 IPS-based display and it will work with Raspberry Pi 2 Model B or a Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+. Qubit has been quite good in terms of design of the case, because it gives access to all the required ports and connections even while creating a good blend of safety. You are assured access to USB ports, Ethernet connectors and 3.5mm audio jack. Apart from its 7-inched screen, the main components include the TTL to HDMI driver board and a 5V Power Adaptor. So, when you place your Raspberry Pi inside the case, you get a kind of 7-inched Tablet with power adaptor. It has to be noted that the case doesn’t include Raspberry Pi. And, for the price, it’s awesome.

6. Pibow Rainbow Raspberry Pi Case

Pibow Rainbow Raspberry Pi Case

Pibow Rainbow Raspberry Pi Case is a stunning, colorful case you can have for the Model B of Raspberry Pi 2. The case comes with an extension layer, which is useful when you want to connect additional boards. Similarly, lid of the case is clear in a manner that you can just be aware of what’s happening inside the board. Talking of material, there’s high quality acrylic in whole build but there is no compromise when it comes to access to ports. Other features of Pibow Rainbow Raspberry Pi Case include port markings for easier connection, access to primary ports, lightweight build etc. By the way, it is compatible with the Raspberry Pi HATs.

  • Price: $22.99
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

7. Pimoroni Raspberry Pi 7” Display Case

Pimoroni Raspberry Pi 7” Display Case

This Raspberry Pi case from Pimoroni is useful only if you have purchased the Pi Foundation 7” touchscreen. You can use this case with three different models of Raspberry Pi, such as Pi 2 Model B, Pi 1 Model B+ and Pi 1 Model A+! If you have inserted the Raspberry Pi and its display inside the case, you get a perfect Raspberry-Pi powered tablet PC that can be placed in an optimal angle. Those two sturdy lugs of Pimoron Raspberry Pi 7” Display Case are made with a high-quality material layers. On back-side of the case, your Raspberry Pi will stay securely. Altogether, if you need a good tablet PC with an impressive viewing angle, you can go with it.

8. Pibow Ninja Case for Raspberry Pi

Pibow Ninja Case for Raspberry Pi

You can go with this case if you are having the B+ Model of Raspberry Pi 1. We’d listed another product from Pibow — the rainbow case — but this one is a bit different in terms of design. The case has been manufactured using high-quality cast acrylic but the design is so accurate that you won’t have any issues with connecting accessories. The case consists of eight smoked layers and a transparent top; the base part has also been left transparent and you can have a look on to the Raspberry Pi even when you’re working on it. It comes with an easier installation process, which has no requirements of additional tools. Other features include etched marking, access to primary ports and a lower weight of 92 grams. Some customers say that this case is compatible with Raspberry Pi 2 as well.

  • Price: $21.95
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

9. Kootek Raspberry Pi Black Case

Kootek Raspberry Pi Black Case

Compatibility of Kootek Raspberry Pi Black Case is limited to Raspberry Pi Model B+. However, customers say that it will work perfectly fine with Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, as both have more or less same structure. In that case, Kootek Raspberry Pi Black Case becomes one of the most compact cases for your mini-sized computer, and the Raspberry Pi will be like a power bank or something in terms of looks. It comes with two-piece structure and you can place your Pi Model B+ in the base and then put the cover on top. It has been made using ABS Plastic that has a smooth finish as well. In addition, for making the enclosure mountable, there are 4 screws on the base part. Needless to say, Kootek Raspberry Pi Black Case offers complete access to all the ports, and it’s lightweight, for that matter.

  • Price: $8.89
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

10. SB Components Premium Clear Raspberry Pi Case

SB Components Premium Clear Raspberry Pi Case

If you have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B or Raspberry Pi Model B+, you should definitely have a look at this transparent case, which is affordable as well. The whole enclosure is clear and you have a full view to the board, not to mention the access to all the ports. It comes with a good-to-go ventilation system and you won’t hopefully need a fan even when you’re using the quad-core Pi 2 Model B. SB Components Premium Clear Raspberry Pi Case has a two-piece injection system for set up and the ABS enclosure gives protection to every part of your Raspberry Pi. Notable features of the clear case include the ability to mount it on wall, use of sturdy building material etc. It’s having a kind of snug-fit design and there won’t be space for extra boards.

  • Price: $8.92
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

11. Flirc Raspberry Pi 2 and B+ Case

Flirc Raspberry Pi 2 and B+ Case

Just as its name says, Flirc Raspberry Pi 2 and B+ Case is compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. As in terms of looks, the case is very compact and beautiful and you can keep your Raspberry Pi safely. The material used for building top and base is soft-coated black plastic. Other sections are made out of Aluminium and it offers some very useful features too. For instance, Flirc Raspberry Pi 2 and B+ Case comes with an in-built heat sink & a thermal pad, so that you can use your quad-core Pi without an additional fan. Apart from common ports, GPIO port is also accessible when you have put your Raspberry Pi inside the case. Also, Flirc has included four screws with the product for easier assembly. We loved the case for its compactness.

  • Price: $14.95
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

12. JBtek Transparent Raspberry Pi Case

JBtek Transparent Raspberry Pi Case

This transparent Raspberry Pi case from JBtek comes with an external fan! So, if you are planning to get the best out of your Raspberry Pi, you should definitely have a look at this. This case would do fine with Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. Of course, the main purpose of the case is heat dissipation and the external fan is way too good when it comes to that case. Although it is based on two-piece structure, you can use the screw driver if you want to assemble the case. The installation procedure of JBtek Transparent Raspberry Pi Case is simple enough, due to the two-piece structure we mentioned. Most customers are impressed by the protective case, by the way.

  • Price: $8.98
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

13. Tontec Aluminum Alloy Raspberry Pi Case

Tontec Aluminum Alloy Raspberry Pi Case

This Aluminum-made protective case would be able to serve both Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and Pi 1 Model B+! Apart from its truly portable design, Tontec has left enough space for ventilation and the cooling fan makes things lot more simple. As the name says, Tontec Aluminium Alloy Raspberry Pi Case is made using a stronger Aluminium alloy, which is durable as well as never-fading. Thanks to the two-piece structure, you can click the two pieces together to give complete enclosure for your Raspberry Pi. We think the most impressive feature of Tontec Aluminium Alloy Raspberry Pi Case is the in-built cooling fan. This fan needs to be attached to the case body using a double-side tape. A bit expensive, but the case is worth it.

  • Price: $19.78
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

14. DecaPi Slider Raspberry Pi Case

DecaPi Slider Raspberry Pi Case

If you are looking for an affordable protective case for your Raspberry Pi, you should check this one. DecaPi Slider Raspberry Pi Case is made of wood and is accompanied by an easy-to-use slider-based design. There is no hardware involved, and you can just slide in your Raspberry Pi into the enclosure to protect it from common issues. As you can see in the image, the case offers access to all the ports and other sections. We must say that the design is just superb and classy as well. The case is compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ and Raspberry 2 Model B. It’s a neat, little case — not that strong.

  • Price: $6.75
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

15. Apple II Raspberry Pi Case

Apple II raspberry pi case Etsy

You know about Apple II, don’t you? If you would like to make your Raspberry Pi PC look like Apple II, this case for Pi is good for you. The best part of this case is that it’s a purely handmade item, manufactured as per your needs & the preference in terms of design and colour. Depending upon the selection you make, the manufacturers will 3D print the case, with exact similarity to Apple II. Once you have got this case, you can just connect your Raspberry Pi and then start working, right away. You also have an option to get an additional miniature monitor too. In product page, you can select the model of Apple II Raspberry Pi Case you want as well as the Raspberry Pi model you own. If we’re to consider all these, Apple II Raspberry Pi Case is stunning for the Apple design enthusiast.

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Well, what do you think about these Raspberry Pi cases? Do you use any other case that’s not in the list? We would love to hear from you.

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