It might be hard to believe, but the Raspberry Pi finally has an official case, and it's one that's had quite the journey to come to fruition. While a case might seem like a simple endeavor, RPi's Gordon Hollingworth notes that the beginnings of this one began two-and-a-half years ago. It's a good thing that the end result looks great:
One of the biggest design goals of this case was to make it attractive, but affordable - two aspects that are sometimes rare to be see together. After all, no one really wants to use an "ugly" case, but if you're going the RPi route to begin with, you probably don't want to pay as much for the case as you did the hardware. In this "case", you won't have to, as it's priced at £6 in the UK, and about $8.50 in the US.
To say that an official case is overdue would be an understatement. Many third-party cases have existed for some time, but very few of them were actually attractive. Case in point, the one we used in our own RPi build two-years-ago. While it's always good to have options, it's nice that this new official one both looks great, and is reasonably priced.
If you're interested in learning about the entire process that's led to the final design, hit up the link below.