JoeStrout
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Case with built-in 4-port hub?

Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:42 pm

I'm looking for a compact little case that will provide:
  • adequate ventilation for the Pi
  • 4 USB ports (for game pads/keyboard/mouse — no huge power needs)
  • HDMI port
  • audio jack
  • power connector
Basically something like this, but more pretty.

My google-fu has not turned up such a beast (though this is interesting).

Can anyone suggest something available off-the-shelf, or will I need to make my own?

mikerr
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Re: Case with built-in 4-port hub?

Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:47 pm

Erm, the new raspberry Pi model B+ has 4x USB ports ;)
http://www.raspberrypi.org/introducing- ... el-b-plus/

but also take a look at this "naked" USB hub that has the same form factor as the pi:
https://www.modmypi.com/naked-7-port-ra ... pi-usb-hub

Try this case:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Limited-Edition ... B00JNXERM2

though expensive at £37.99 and a little obsoleted by the Model B++
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JoeStrout
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Re: Case with built-in 4-port hub?

Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:34 pm

mikerr wrote:Erm, the new raspberry Pi model B+ has 4x USB ports ;)
http://www.raspberrypi.org/introducing- ... el-b-plus/
So it does, but I don't have one of those. I have five older Pi's I'm looking to put to good use, however. :)
but also take a look at this "naked" USB hub that has the same form factor as the pi:
https://www.modmypi.com/naked-7-port-ra ... pi-usb-hub
Now that is interesting. And back-powering the Pi from the hub is actually a great idea (the hub we're currently using is unpowered).
Hey, now THAT is what I was looking for! Almost, anyway (why did they put the USB ports on back instead of in front?). Though you're right, it's a bit pricey ($60 here in the states — ouch!).

Thanks very much!
- Joe


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