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The Pironman 5 is a miniature gaming PC case for your Raspberry Pi 5 – there’s even RGB lighting

Personalize your Raspberry Pi with the Pironman 5 case
Last Updated on May 28, 2024
This company made a miniature gaming PC case for your Raspberry Pi 5
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The Raspberry Pi presents an easy, affordable, and accessible option for those looking to create innovative projects that only require a small computer. Coming in at under $100, the Raspberry Pi 5 offers a naked single-board computer that is the size of a credit card and is able to fit almost anywhere, with a multitude of uses. Despite the versatility of the computer, there are some occasions that may require it to be enclosed within a case. This is where the Pironman 5 comes in; a case designed to look like a miniature gaming desktop, with fans and RBG lighting to boot.

If the Pironman 5 isn’t the right Raspberry Pi 5 case for you, check out our list of the best Raspberry Pi cases for alternative options. We’ve also covered some of the fun projects you can work on with the Raspberry Pi, like this VoIP handset.

What does the Pironman 5 have to offer?

Designed by Sunfounder, the Pironman 5 goes above and beyond an ordinary case for the Raspberry Pi 5. Considering the humility of this computer, the Pironman 5 is definitely a novelty product. The case is designed like a gaming desktop, however, the Raspberry Pi can only play very light games on it, adding to its comical spin. The Pironman 5 is made of aluminum instead of plastic, and one side is transparent acrylic allowing you to see inside, these are both features offered on a real gaming desktop.

Image credit: Pironman 5 on Sunfounder

On top of these features, there are three fans, which do seem slightly over the top considering the size and power of the Raspberry Pi 5. Two of these fans actually have RGB lighting, adding even more to the overall design and appearance of the case. Just like you would see on a desktop computer, the Pironman 5 case exposes all the Raspberry Pi’s ports on the case’s back. Without having to open the case entirely you are able to access the GPIO pins, allowing for easier modification.

The Pironman 5 is on sale for $79.99 on Sunfounder, which despite its size is still quite steep. If you’re looking for a novelty case for your Raspberry Pi 5 and you don’t mind spending the extra cash, then the Pironman 5 could be the perfect option. However, if you’re not willing to sacrifice on space, power consumption, and cost then you may want to consider looking elsewhere to protect your Raspberry Pi 5.

Image credit: Pironman 5 on Sunfounder

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