CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Kit with Clear Case and 2.5A Power Supply
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- Includes Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B Quad-Core 1.2 GHz 1 GB RAM
- On-board WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity
- CanaKit 2.5A USB Power Supply with Micro USB Cable and Noise Filter - Specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 3 (UL Listed)
- Premium Clear Raspberry Pi 3 Case
- Set of 2 Heat Sinks and CanaKit Quick-Start Guide
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An exclusive Basic Kit from CanaKit that includes the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the third generation Raspberry Pi and 10x faster than the first generation Raspberry Pi. Additionally, it incorporates built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
To take full advantage of the improved power management on the Raspberry Pi 3 and provide even support for even more powerful devices on the USB ports, a 2.5A adapter is recommended. The included power supply in this kit incorporates a noise filter to provide the highest stability and comes with a 5-foot cable. This power supply can power the Raspberry Pi 3 and other USB accessories (such as most portable hard drives) without requiring an external powered USB hub.
The kit also includes a premium quality case specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 3.
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It also runs Kodi flawlessly. So in addition to having all my favorite old school games, I can watch streaming movies and tv with Kodi and even control it with my cell phone.
I purchased this one with the case just because I wasn't sure that the 3D printed case I made was going to fit. 3D case fit like a glove, so if you have access to a 3D printer, there are hundreds of different case designs out on the internet that you can put together and save yourself about 10 bucks and add some style to this little device.
To sum it up, for the cost of this, plus an sd card of whatever size you want, you get every game system from 1970 to around 1998 and Kodi which can stream Youtube, Amazon, Netflix and anything else you can find an app to stream. I'd say in total, this sub $100.00 purchase is worth every bit of over $1000.00 worth of entertainment equipment.
The only down-side I see to this kit is the case. The top does not close completely for air circulation, but it also does not "snap" in the "closed" position so the top can come off far too easily. But, now that I have had it for a while I realize that you really don't touch it much so this seems less of a concern than when I first set it up.
This is a bit difficult to review since the "product" here is the CanaKit and not the Raspberry Pi itself which clearly deserves 8 stars on a 5-star scale. If Linux worked this smoothly on all other platforms it would have a far larger audience than it does today. My main reason for getting this unit was that I needed to replaced a failed print server and the two units I tried for replacements failed miserably as well. My Pi has been a rock-solid print server since the day I loaded it up. And, what a kick being able to use it as a full-fledged LAMP server as well. This whole experience has been way beyond my expectations. (Just be aware that the current Raspbian release is Jessie, so only use web articles that specifically reference Jessie in their instructions. Many articles reference older releases and there have been definite changes to Jessie. This is especially true for setting a static IP address for the Pi.)
But again, I highly recommend the CanaKit as a convenient well priced way to get your first (or replacement) Pi units.
Great kit for those who want to get into the Raspberry Pi universe, the only thing lacking here is an SD card but those are cheap. The case was easy to assemble and the Pi slots in nicely, the included heat sinks also were an easy installation. I saw other reviewers say it was a tight fit but I had no problems. The power supply ensures the Pi can handle just about any project you want and not worry about the dreaded lightning bolt appearing to taunt you and it comes with a nice long cable.
The Pi 3 is by far the best Raspberry, the speed increase vs. the Pi 2 is night and day. The Wi-Fi chip is also a welcome addition and works fantastic, but hopefully Raspberry will add something with 802.11ac functionality in a future hardware update. I used this as a RetroPie build and so far it's handled every game I've tried with ease.
Now the only the you have to do is think about which of the hundreds of Pi projects you want to start first!
Cons: More of a concern, you might want to put the heat sinks on after the board is mounted in the case. I put them on first and lucked out as they were in good position, so they fit ok once I put it in the case. just an fyi.
Also, the board snaps into place in the case. The retaining clips are a bit stiff, and if you like to take it out of the case frequently, just be careful not to break the clips, or chip the board (could happen).
Thoughts: Using this with an existing flash card for gaming. It is wonderful! Next use is to see how a Linux distro works, then maybe as a mini firewall. These things are so cute!
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