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November 10, 2014 AT 12:30 am

Adafruit Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Cases, Boxes and Enclosures

Don’t forget to show some love for your favorite gadgets this season (or your favorite people’s favorite gadgets) and buy a protective enclosure as a holiday gift. We’ve put together a list of some of this year’s best cases for your Raspberry Pis, Beaglebones, and other beloved electronics that will both beautify and safeguard.


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UniPi+ – Unibody aluminum case for Raspberry Pi Model B+: Give your Raspberry Pi B+ a Unibody with the UniPi case. Made in the U.S.A. by Pazdan LLC Tool & Die from solid Aluminum, this case protects your B+ from damage and looks great in your modern/designer apartment! Some nice bonus design features allow this case to be wall mounted or stackable (like a stack of tuna fish tins.) Read more


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Pibow Coupé – Enclosure for Raspberry Pi Model B+ Computers: “Whoa! Is that a credit-card sized computer inside a sleek, hot-chili red body?” they’ll all be saying, head’s turned toward your Raspberry Pi Model B+. “It looks so fast,” they’ll remark admiringly. “It’s like a sports car for your B+!” Humbly, you’ll reply, “Oh that? It’s just the Pibow Coupé for Raspberry Pi Model B+ – the brand new case from the folks at Pimoroni!” Read More


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Adafruit Pi Box Plus – Enclosure for Raspberry Pi Model B+: PaintYourDragon is back with another gorgeous laser-cut masterpiece. This time he’s taken a pass at updating the classic Adafruit Pi Box for the Raspberry Pi Model B+.

Keep your Raspberry Pi® Model B+ computer safe and sound in this lovely clear acrylic enclosure. We designed this case to be beautiful, easy to assemble and perfect for any use (but especially for those who want to tinker!) This enclosure is not compatible with the Raspberry Pi Model A or B. Read more


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Pi Holder milled aluminum case for Raspberry Pi Model B w/logo: This gorgeous and indestructable Raspberry Pi™ Case is as awesome as it is functional. Made in the U.S.A. by Barch Designs from Solid 6061-T6 Aircraft Grade Billet Aluminum which protects your Raspberry Pi from damage and also keeps your Pi running extra-cool by acting as a thermal heat sink (Please note: heat sinking is not required to use the Pi, but some people like having their Pi run cold). Read more


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PiTFT Pibow kit for Raspberry Pi Model B Computer: What’s better than our PiTFT? How about a custom-designed enclosure for said PiTFT+Pi, in handsome midnight-blue?

The case is crafted out of ten unique layers which assemble to make a strong and attractive home for your precious Pi.

Each layer is laser cut from colorful high-quality cast acrylic and once stacked they securely contain a Raspberry Pi while leaving the primary ports, including the CSI camera port, accessible.

Weighing only 104 grams the case is lightweight and ideal for mounting to any surface. Held together by nylon bolts no tools are required for assembly or disassembly. Read more


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Adafruit Bone Box – Enclosure for Beagle Bone/Beagle Bone Black: Pack up your Beagle Bone or Beagle Bone Black in this lovely clear plastic case. We designed this case to be the ideal enclosure, with plenty of elegant details to make it useful to you!

New! As May 2 we are shipping an enclosure that will fit both the original Beagle Bone and has a slot for the HDMI port of a Beagle Bone Black.

The enclosure comes as 6 laser cut acrylic pieces, 4 plastic standoffs, 8 hex-nuts and 8 1/2″ 4-40 screws. Assembly is easy, and requires only a Phillips screwdriver. Once assembled, the box has lovely engraved ends with cut-outs for the DC power, Ethernet, microSD card, USB host and USB debug ports. The ends are even bone shaped – they act as a bumper to keep the attachment screws from scratching your desk. Read more


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FlexPi Raspberry Pi Logo (Blue Inlay): This birch case for your Raspberry Pi from is bursting with color! The enclosure is well-built as well as beautiful. And, for the price of $16.99, this case makes for a thoughtful and affordable holiday gift for your pi possessed loved ones. Read more


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Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case for iPhone 6 – White/Black: This case makes the perfect gift for the person in your life who loves their new iPhone almost too much. It comes in a variety of colors. We’ve featured the black/white version here because it makes the iPhone look like a Stormtrooper! We think the best part, though, is the grip feature on the case, which will help those of us who are always flinging our iPhones out of our hands. Read more


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Tux Case for Arduino UNO: We love this sleek yet sturdy case by Tux Labs for the Arduino Uno. It’s made from a aluminum with an acrylic top giving it a classic look that will suit all tastes! Read more


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Essential Backpack from Belkin: Do you have that special someone in your life who is never without their laptop? While we’re all guilty of that from time to time, some people we know might as well get a backpack surgically attached to their person. The Belkin Essential Backpack doubles as laptop holder and has plenty of other storage compartments for all the cords, chargers, and work essentials you can’t live without. The backpack is known for being lightweight as well, which really seals the deal. Read more


Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2014

Here are your 2014 shipping deadlines for ordering from Adafruit. Please review our shipping section if you have specific questions on how and where we ship worldwide for this holiday season.

The Adafruit Shipping Department works hard to get your orders out as quickly as we can, but once they’re in the hands of our carriers they’re out of our control.

Carriers have been struggling to keep up with the sharp rise in online orders. Last year UPS, FedEX, and USPS all experienced delivery delays (http://tinyurl.com/ku5f4a6).

So all the Adafruit Shippers say: Please be sure you get your gifts early! Order as soon as you can! Once you place your order we’ll ship like the wind!

UPS ground (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 12, 2014 – There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive in time for Christmas.

UPS 3-day (USA orders): Place orders by Wednesday 11am ET – December 17, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2014.

UPS 2-day (USA orders): Place orders by Thursday 11am ET – December 18, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2014.

UPS overnight (USA orders): Place orders by Friday 11am ET – December 19, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2014.

Please note: We do not offer Saturday or Sunday service for UPS or USPS.

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, Christmas, no UPS pickup or delivery service.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, New Year’s Day, no UPS pickup or delivery service.

United States Postal Service, First Class and Priority (USA orders): Place orders by Friday– December 12, 2014 – Arrive by 12/24/2014 or sooner.

USPS First class mail international (International orders): Place orders by Friday – November 21, 2014. Can take up to 30 days ore more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2014 or sooner, but not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/24/14.

USPS Express mail international(International orders): Place orders by Friday – December 5, 2015. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Should arrive by 12/24/2014 or sooner.

Gift Certificates are always available at any time.

When in doubt contact us!


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