The Pi 5 cases are noticeably different from the Pi 4 cases. The only small difference is the accommodation for the positioning of Ethernet & USB2 connectors. This new case is also designed for better air flow!
Other than that, the Pi 5's Form Factor is quite similar to the Pi 4.
The completely redesigned Raspberry Pi 5 case
Still in line with the official Raspberry red cases, the Pi Foundation has just announced its very latest Pi 5 and the official case that accompanies it.
The Raspberry-Pi 5 having a significantly different Form Factor (Ethernet and USB 2 port inversion), a new case was necessary. This new case giving the opportunity of numerous improvement.
Like its predecessors, it remains all curves and colors.
The good news is that the case is completely redesigned and I was far from expecting that it would benefit from so many new features.
The Raspberry-Pi connectors are all accessible but what else can we find on this box:
- A fan with temperature sensor and speed control.
- A heat sink to stick on the SoC to improve heat dissipation.
- A removable semi-transparent protective plate integrating the fan (protect your Pi 5)
- A cover with air inlet (air flows between the cover and the housing).
- An opening to let the GPIO pass through (more easily accessible with a Stacking GPIO or Stacking GPIO LP)
- Silicone feets to hold on to the desk
- Mounting holes for screwing the Pi-5 to a surface.
- Access to the on/off button & RGB LED of the Pi-5
- Space available for the Lipo RTC battery and the PoE Hat.
- Location for screwing spacers (for a HAT or for stacking Pis)
This time the fan is larger to avoids the horrible whistling noise blamed on the Pi-4 fan.
In short, a case to protect your Pi-5 while taking care of its style.
Other demo items (Raspberry-Pi, Hats, etc.) are not included.