Geekworm Raspberry Pi 4 Armor Case (S$25.38)
Raspberry Pi 4 (Any Size of RAM) (S$89.99)
This is going to be a short and sweet review. For most people using the Pi and considering running it for extensive periods (ie: home automation), the Geekworm Armor Case does the job sufficiently. Thermal pads have been provided for use on the SOC (CPU), the Memory, and the USB Controller chips.
However, the biggest flaw is zoomed into the Power Management Area, located just around the USB-C power port. The Armor Case restricts airflow into this region, and it is fairly known that the power chips get toasty under load. This is further amplified should you decide to perform the 1.7GHz “safe overclocking” and may cause issues down the road.
Appearance / Presentation
The Geekworm Armor Case feels solid in the hands, and the metal conducts heat away from the Pi’s SOC fairly efficiently. Under normal use, the case is recommended and poses no potential issues, however, if overclocks are performed, you might want to look elsewhere, or consider buying the Fan edition. The main grip of this unit is the lack of a “hunk of metal” and thermal pads to cool the power management area, which I hope is addressed in a future revision of this Armor Case.
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