Akasa, a global leader in computer hardware and cooling technology, has released the Pi-4 Pro, the newest fanless case for the Raspberry Pi Model B. With the announcement last month of the new Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM, the Pi-4 Pro comes at an ideal time to complete your perfect computer, equipped with a modern design and powerful cooling for your RPi 4 of 2, 4 or an incredible 8GB of RAM. The Pi-4 Pro is made from black sandblasted anodized aluminum and features elegant minimalist cooling fins on the lid, which are connected to the RPi 4’s Quad-core ARM processor via a custom thermal kit to ensure maximum heat dissipation without the noise, dust damage or need for maintenance that comes with an active case. The case will look great in any environment for whatever IoT Raspberry Pi project you decide to take on, be that a home theatre or media center, games console or media server, and will subtly fit anywhere you need at the small size of 96 x 68.5 x 33.5 mm.

Through the Gem Pro, a beautiful, contemporary design with silver sandblasted anodized aluminum has been successfully implemented to beautifully case your Raspberry Pi 4, whilst also functioning as a powerful heat sink, keeping your computer cool in complete silence. The case will look great in any environment, whether it is used to build a home theatre or media center, games console, media server or any other IoT Raspberry Pi project you decide to take on, and at a size of only 96 x 75.6 x 34.3 mm, will fit anywhere you need at your convenience.

Full I/O Support

The Pi-4  and Gem Pro have been designed to facilitate easy use of the RPi 4 and all its external connections, including the GPIO, USB 2.0 and 3.0, Ethernet and HDMI ports, and a USB-C power supply. This makes the case suitable for any application of the Pi board, which also supports wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.0, especially with the support for two 4K displays via the dual micro HDMI openings, which allows you to connect two monitors for maximum enjoyment and productivity. 4K supporting micro HDMI to HDMI cables can be found on Akasa’s website, alongside more Pi 4 accessories such as USB-C power adaptors and cables supporting VGA.

Optimal thermal performance

The Pi-4 comes with a customized thermal kit, designed to dissipate heat away effectively from the Raspberry Pi 4’s hottest zones to maintain optimal system performance and prevent your computer from throttling. The three hottest zones of the Raspberry Pi 4 are the processor, power regulator and USB 3.0 chipset; when the board is used and these areas start to heat up, the heat is transferred to the Pi-4’s external fins via two aluminum blocks, three thermal pads, and thermal compound, where the heat is then lost to the environment. This allows you to extensively use all your RPi 4’s features including the high-performance quad-core processor, dual 4k video capabilities, and up to 8GB of RAM without any worry of throttling.

The Gem Pro comes with a customized thermal kit, consisting of two aluminum blocks, three thermal pads, and compound, which dissipate heat away from the hot zones to the heatsink top cover. This kit was designed specifically for the processing power of Raspberry Pi 4’s high-performance quad-core processor, dual 4K video capabilities, and up to 8GB of RAM to effectively keep the Pi cool and ensuring the system runs optimally.

SPECIFICATIONS

SECOND MODEL

Akasa has also released the Pi-4 in the range of Raspberry Pi 4 fanless cases, which has the same design but features a concealed Micro SD opening. This is perfect for commercial system productions where you can maximize security and reduce maintenance by eliminating unnecessary openings, such as smart building, digital signage, and factory automation.

In addition to the Gem Pro, Akasa has also released the Gem case, which has the same stunning design but features concealed Micro SD and GPIO openings. This is perfect for commercial system productions where you can maximize security and reduce maintenance by eliminating unnecessary openings, such as smart building, digital signage, and factory automation.

QUICK COMPARISON

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

• The Pi-4 Pro starts at £21.50 (prices may vary by reseller).
• The Gem Pro starts at £24.75 (prices may vary by reseller).
• The Pi-4 and Gem Pros are available to order throughout Europe, the US, and Canada.
• Micro HDMI display cables, adapters, and USB Type-C power adapters for the Raspberry Pi 4 will soon be available from Akasa