This is easily the best Pi case I own. It is also the most expensive. While correlation does not imply causation, the connection is hardly debatable. Pay good money and you will get a good product, simple as that!
The ArgonOne feels good in the hand and protects the Pi 4 well on transport. The case does not look out of place in a high end hifi or home theater setup. You have the freedom of choice to display this proudly in the rack, or have it out of sight.
The only problem I have is the plastic base. A cost cutting decision no doubt. Personally I am more than happy (and willing) to pay more if a metal base is made available as an additional accessory.
- Clean/neat look
- Well thought layout
- Good build quality
- Power button is something I don’t think I need before but is now something I cannot live without
- Lacks VESA mounting holes. Good to have but nothing velcro or double sided tape can’t fix
- Plastic bottom cover so the device is not completely shielded. In all scheme of things this is still better than all the plastic Pi cases out there.
I am going to order a second case once this is back in stock. Products are usually manufactured in limited runs, if stocks run out, they’re gone. Maybe Argon40 will manufacture a second batch, maybe something better will come along. But for me a bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
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Comment from: bromf Visitor
Great review TK ! From what I have read elsewhere the plastic base ensures wifi connectivity
You can check the temps with… https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-find-out-raspberry-pi-gpu-and-arm-cpu-temperature-command/
Comment from: Member
Of course! For Wi-Fi. I am too focused in a complete shielding (and properly grounded) of the case, but in doing so will kill Wi-Fi as well. Be nice if they have an option for a metal bottom lid.
I believe the I need to install some packages for the fan to work. So far I think the passive cooling will do me good so will leave it for now.
I’m going to buy a second Argon one soon, will turn the fan on on the second one and then compare. Just looking for a seller with stock.
Also going to fire up the Pi and have a listen to see what needs tweaks work (or don’t). Stay tuned for a new article on that in the following weeks.