You have valid opinions. I would agree with all of them.W. H. Heydt wrote:#1 Agreed. This covers the prime requirements.spamurai wrote: I would agree with what makes it a good case.
The things i look for are:
1)Strong/secure (keeps RPi in place steadily)
2)Vented (no sides to allow air flow)
3)Additional holes (access to GPIO and headers)
4)Transparent (so you can see all the coolness)
#2 Maybe...but not really *needed*. A case closed on all sides has some advantages outside a carefully controlled environment...like added protection from spilled liquids (common around children) and generally improved protection from curious fingers.
#3 This depends on your planned use. For someone doing hardware applications, certainly. For someone only doing software applications of the RPi...not needed and goes to my points concerning item #2.
#4 A "Nice to have" feature, even it its only the top. I'd love to see a transparent case like the modmypi case done. But the, I'd also like to have an option to get one of the "cases" that are just two slabs of plexiglass (==perspex?) *without* the slots cut in the top for header access to add even a little "spill proofing".
The reason i like the "additional holes" for the headers etc is you never know when you might change your mind and decide to do something different with the RPi.
As for the ventilation, i just like to be over protective