Raspberry Pi‘s computers are small, cheap, and low-power. But they’re so small that all the ports won’t fit on the same side, so they tend to be spread around the little computer — which cables running from the single-board computer can look a bit messy.
But thanks to a third-party Raspberry Pi 4 case, it’s possible to put all the ports on one side.
The Argon ONE is an aluminum-alloy case with an adapter board that lets you move micro HDMI ports, A/V port, and USB-C power input port so that they’re on the same side as the device’s other ports.
The case has a removable panel that lets you access the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins without taking the computer out of the case. And while the aluminum case has a built-in heat sink to help keep Raspberry Pi 4 computers cool, there’s also a fan that you can use for active cooling.
I can’t find the exact dimensions of the Argon ONE case, but it’s obviously a bit larger than a Raspberry Pi itself, since it needs to be in order to extend the ports along one side of case. But it’s still a lot smaller than most desktop computers.
One interesting design choice? The power button is on the same side as the ports — which means that you’ll need to reach behind the computer to turn it on or off (assuming you want to call the side your cables run out of the back).