The accessories for Raspberry Pi are innumerable and more and more. Recently, one of the official Raspberry Pi distributors, Element 14, has created a new accessory that has become an important accessory, as important or more than the PiCam or the official case.
This accessory is called Pi Desktop Kit, a case that offers us the possibility of connecting an SSD disk to our Raspberry Pi, thus increasing the possibilities of using the board as a minipc.
The connection between Raspberry Pi and the SSD hard drive is made through the GPIO port and that allows us to use the mSATA connector as well as offer a main power source to the Raspberry Pi board.
Pi Desktop Kit has power connectors, on / off button and free slots so that by inserting the Raspberry Pi into the case, the user can directly connect the usb or hdmi cable.
Pi Desktop Kit is an enclosure that offers connection to SSD hard drives
Unfortunately the price of this case is not affordable at all. Element 14, its creator, is selling it at 46,71 euros And despite this price, above the price of a Raspberry Pi, there is currently no stock of these cases.
Without a doubt, Pi Desktop Kit is an ideal accessory for those who want to have a mini pc at home. Not only its size but also the possibility of cooling the plate, add the power button, supply power to everything, etc ... An all-in-one that will help us to have an inexpensive minipc, but also to restrict the uses of the Raspberry Pi, something that we have to value.
Personally I think this «super-vitaminized carcass»As some have called Pi Desktop Kit, it is a great invention, although it does not properly promote the Free Hardware projects that the Raspberry Pi Foundation wanted to promote, it may be for this reason that it was an official distributor and not the Foundation itself that sells it. Do not you think?