Raspberry Pi highlights fake cases problem

Quite a while ago, Raspberry Pi commissioned designer Kinneir Dufort to come up with an idea for an ‘official case’ for the Pi (see above one of his sketches). Since then, the case has been produced and is on sale at many good Pi retailers. Unfortunately, some naughty people in China (we’ll call them scammers, for that they are) have begun to copy the case, which has resulted in loss of sales of the official case. They haven’t even done a very good job of it:

Crappy fake Chinese clone

Real case – note the better fit, no extra light pipes and general all-round better quality

So, please, be on the look-out for fake cases, especially from eBay and places like AliExpress. A dead give-away is the two sets of light pipes and general overall shoddiness. I recommend you only buy them from reputable dealers such as The Pi Hut and CPC.

Remember: only sales of the real official case results in some of the proceeds going to the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Raspberry Pi’s story, with slightly more text, is here.

2 comments for “Raspberry Pi highlights fake cases problem

  1. 4 February 2017 at 3:27 am

    Such is the trouble of the Chinese market.

    • Michael Horne
      4 February 2017 at 7:43 am


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