I haven't seen much discussion of the "one nine design" B+ case anywhere. I bought one of these quite by accident as it was the only B+ case I could find a few weeks back when I ordered it, and it arrived yesterday. I was amazed at how well designed this is! It has a number of features I thought were really useful:
- The case has rubber feet so it doesn't slip all over a desk
- The case underside has two holes for screws to wall mount it (the rest of the case then clicks in on top of the wall-mounted piece)
- There is a middle piece which covers all the electronics and only exposes the connectors, meaning the lid is optional but some protection is still offered for the more sensitive components.
- The middle piece has a vertical mounting slot for the camera PCB to slide into, which allows the unit to sit flat on a desk with the camera looking out across the desk
- There is a lid which encloses the whole unit, which has a small ~2mm gap all around for ribbon cables to enter without being squashed
- Most impressive to me - there is a cutout Raspberry Pi logo in the lid, and a mounting point for the camera behind this, so that the camera looks out through one of the holes in the RPi logo! This lets the unit remain completely flat with no pointy bits while still allowing the camera to be used! If you were to wall mount it, the camera would look out into the room.
- It only cost AU$9.88!
I was so impressed with this design and the way the camera mounts that I have just ordered another two RPi+cameras and two of these cases to use them as cheap network security cameras. (You can get PTZ IP cameras for a similar price from China, but they use slower hardware and don't document their firmware so running custom software on those cameras is rather frustrating. And I never used the PTZ functions anyway because the software to control that was so buggy.)
There are some photos at the modmypi site linked in the first line of this post, but I'm happy to post some detailed photos if anyone is interested - I'm figuring since this case was apparently developed in cooperation with the RPi foundation there is some big announcement about it that I have missed, but I can't seem to find it!