Shout out to the e-Bay retailer pi-mania for the JB Hifi gift wrap. That’s a nice Aussie touch.
My recent e-Bay purchases are very problematic - 1 out of 3 purchases ends up in grief. It is no longer my preferred e-commerce go to site with all these bad experiences. God to see a good retailer for a change.
And here’s the official ArgonOne box, laid next to a Pi4 retail box for context. The case is larger than all the cases I have used before, but I prefer this form factor - bigger is better!
Inside the box is the ArgonOne case and a instruction manual.
The physical size of the ArgonOne is about the size of the palm of an average male hand. It looks like a typical Android STB, but with a bit of weight of to it. The metal alloy unit really makes the ArgonOne stands out from the crowd of cheap plastic STBs.
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.