The fact that a Raspberry Pi can act as an actual computer may be obvious to most readers of this blog, but given the fact it is a circuit board with components on it, underestimating it isn’t the hardest mistake to make. If you’d like to make your ‘Pi look like it actually belongs in the living room as a media server, or even powering a desktop, here are a few options to consider:
Anodized Aluminum RPi3 Case
Showing off it’s internals here, this RPi3 case is made out of anodized Aluminum, which looks really great in its provided images. Beyond protecting the ‘Pi, the aluminum body acts as a passive heat sink, cooling the system down and improving performance.
Raspberry Case Classic
For a very different, if still beautiful take on things, this case is made from a single block of oak. Perhaps it could be used as a streaming device next to a turntable setup or in a similar “classy” environment. Cooling is provided by a generous grate on the top.
If you’d rather have something that looks all business, then the Pi Desktop, available from element14 on June 5th in North America, is worth a look. Besides a distinctly black finish, this device includes a power switch and an SSD interface.