Retroflag NESPi Case for Raspberry Pi - £12.18 - Zapals
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Retroflag NESPi Case for Raspberry Pi - £12.18 - Zapals

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Found 14th Jan
I posted this in December for £12 in one of their flash sales. It's now available for 18p more with no time limits.

An absolutely cracking little cover for the Raspberry Pi in my opinion, and as I said before - I'd be all over it if my Pi wasn't hidden behind the TV on the wall.



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This case is a NES inspired enclosure for your Raspberry Pi system. It can turn your bare Raspberry Pi PCB into an elaborate console in an instance.

NES Style
Bring you back to memorable childhood, give you the old feeling that you've been missing.

Easy Access to All Ports
Provides access to every outlet of the Raspberry Pi without opening the case.

Customization Design
Fits your Raspberry Pi PCB perfectly so that you can use it like a NES console as how your remember it.

Micro SD Card Slot
Convenient for your use.

Wide Compatibility
Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and B+.



I've ordered from these guys before (a 8Bitdo mini) and delivery was around 3 weeks as expected, so no issues from me
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OllieSt54 s ago

Thanks for website.8Bitdo SF30 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad @ £31.41 is …Thanks for website.8Bitdo SF30 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad @ £31.41 is a good deal too as it's meant to be best retro gamepad for Nintendo Switch


Currently £26.45 here mate : de.aliexpress.com/ite…tml
havent got a raspberry pi,

but still wanna buyt this xD
Any recommendations for best current pi deals?
Mathaeus3 m ago

Any recommendations for best current pi deals?


I took the Pi Starter Kit from Amazon. Which may be a little pointless as you're going to be swapping out both the casing (if you're looking at this) and the memory card.

I popped in a 128GB SD card and used Rey's Image (Google it).

Also [So I bought a Raspberry Pi and installed RetroPie]
there's a gearbest offer for 25 quid or so on at the moment for just the pi 3 board. some people on that HUKD thread were leery of buying pis from gearbest for various reasons (china 'fakery', potential customs charges).

fair enough on the customs charges but chinese pis aren't fakes - they are as genuine as the UK-made ones. besides, gearbest lets you choose which type you want - Chinese-made or UK.

I bought two pi 3s from gearbest in December - they were 22 quid at the time. no customs issues as they were actually dispatched from... Holland! (I was quite surprised.)

this case is great btw. it looks the part and isn't rubbish at all. the built-in hub moves the USB ports round to a sensible place. there's even a place to click in a fan and a board to control it/regulate the voltage (haven't used it yet with the fan). the case's only drawback is the Ethernet port is at the front, which is daft. (then again, I don't really need to have a wired net connection for it.)

btw a 32GB SD card was more than enough for my RetroPie setup... old console games were really tightly written and take up hardly any space, and I only have a few N64 and PlayStation titles on mine.
deleted79906214th Jan

Tempted to get this for my pi, do you know if the power switch is …Tempted to get this for my pi, do you know if the power switch is functional ?



Got one at a slightly higher price from ebay.. Fantastic case nonetheless

Both switches are fully functional. One to turn on/off and the other is quick reset
power switch is functional... but it doesn't shut down gracefully when you press it. it's just a simple switch.

reset 'works' too - it's the equivalent of flicking the power switch on and off. not great, that. I only ever used it to see what it did.
Got my Images from here
arcadepunks.com/ret…ge/

regarding the case does it come with a fan

my Pi3 is currently in a standard clear case with heat skins, so would I really need a fan to use the Nespi Case
Edited by: "REAL_DEAL" 14th Jan
REAL_DEAL3 m ago

Got my Images from …Got my Images from herehttp://www.arcadepunks.com/retro-pi-downloads-page/regarding the case does it come with a fan


Apparently not, but is built with spacing for one.

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mine didn't come with the fan , although this case does sometimes ship with one. (first versions, I think... not sure.)

correct size - and correct price, if you can handle the wait!

aliexpress.com/ite…tml

the fan just clicks into the case... you don't need to use the supplied screws etc.

...and, @REAL_DEAL, to answer your additional question... my pi 3 ran fine in it without the fan - and, indeed, without even heatsinks initially. i haven't overclocked it or anything, though.

the fan is only (slightly) annoying when i'm not using it as a console - on my desk, with a different memory card in it. I tend to disconnect the fan then. i'm not asking anything particularly taxing of it, though.
Edited by: "rgee" 14th Jan
BuzzDuraband30 m ago

I took the Pi Starter Kit from Amazon. Which may be a little pointless as …I took the Pi Starter Kit from Amazon. Which may be a little pointless as you're going to be swapping out both the casing (if you're looking at this) and the memory card.I popped in a 128GB SD card and used Rey's Image (Google it).Also [So I bought a Raspberry Pi and installed RetroPie]


Thanks man. I got a pi 3 model B and 128gb but never got round to sorting it. But now will definitely hook it up
montana781 m ago

Thanks man. I got a pi 3 model B and 128gb but never got round to sorting …Thanks man. I got a pi 3 model B and 128gb but never got round to sorting it. But now will definitely hook it up


You'll wonder why you didn't once you have, if you need any help, just give me a yell.
Mathaeus36 m ago

Any recommendations for best current pi deals?


I got my pi 3 model b from cex. Came with a charger. I simply traded a few games i didnt need
Edited by: "montana78" 14th Jan
BuzzDuraband2 m ago

You'll wonder why you didn't once you have, if you need any help, just …You'll wonder why you didn't once you have, if you need any help, just give me a yell.


I have an x arcade stick which i want to stick the pi into. I also need the new usb upgrade but the postage feom u.s.a is way too high and i cant find any U.K suppliers for it.
deleted79906214th Jan

Tempted to get this for my pi, do you know if the power switch is …Tempted to get this for my pi, do you know if the power switch is functional ?


The problem with the power switch is it does not shutdown the pi it just cuts the power which is obviously not good unless you want to play Russian roulette with media corruption.
intuder10 m ago

The problem with the power switch is it does not shutdown the pi it just …The problem with the power switch is it does not shutdown the pi it just cuts the power which is obviously not good unless you want to play Russian roulette with media corruption.



You're correct but I use it as a "power on" switch and I'm just reminded to use it for "power off" once the Pi has been shut down normally and the fan is still whirring (Got the fan from ebay and it plugs into the Nespi board)
deleted79906214th Jan

So is there anything I can use that would shut it down properly without …So is there anything I can use that would shut it down properly without having to use menus? It’s more for the convenience



yep, there's specialised board/script combinations for just that... for instance:

thepihut.com/pro…-pi

there's also various solutions that people have put together themselves. integrating any of these solutions with this case would, of course, be a fair bit of work. (wittypi - not that bad, though, maybe... ?)

having said that, it doesn't take all that long to drop out of the emulator to Emulation Station and select 'shut down'. personally, i'm fine with it - although I don't use my RetroPie all that much.
This is awesome. Heat!
"NES Style
Bring you back to memorable childhood"

If you're American or Japanese, yes! The NES was a commercial flop here in the UK so all of this fake nostalgia for it when hardly anybody in the UK owned one during that era is most peculiar.
Edited by: "KirstyB87" 15th Jan
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rgmt5 h, 16 m ago

they were 22 quid at the time. no customs issues as they were actually …they were 22 quid at the time. no customs issues as they were actually dispatched from... Holland! (I was quite surprised.) ,,,,,


The Chinese sellers use viaeurope (http://www.viaeurope.nl/) to clear customs and ship to the customer. They don't come from the Netherlands, they just enter the EU at that point.
KirstyB874 h, 47 m ago

"NES StyleBring you back to memorable childhood"If you're American or …"NES StyleBring you back to memorable childhood"If you're American or Japanese, yes! The NES was a commercial flop here in the UK so all of this fake nostalgia for it when hardly anybody in the UK owned one during that era is most peculiar.


Eh?

I was born in ‘81 and when the NES came out it was a massive hit. I had one, loads of my mates had one.

In regards to anybody downloading images for Retropie, you should be downloading them from the official site: Retropie.

On the forums we get inundated with people who have bought kits online with overinflated pricing with the images/ROMS already installed, they have gone wrong or corrupted cards etc. and it is nigh-on impossible to help them resolve the issue because nobody can verify or vouch for the source their installed image came from.
KirstyB875 h, 18 m ago

"NES StyleBring you back to memorable childhood"If you're American or …"NES StyleBring you back to memorable childhood"If you're American or Japanese, yes! The NES was a commercial flop here in the UK so all of this fake nostalgia for it when hardly anybody in the UK owned one during that era is most peculiar.


are you aware of using and sharing toys with friends?
Nintendo DS March 11, 2005 8.8 million
NintendoWii December 8, 2006 4.9 million
MicrosoftXbox 360 December 2, 2005 3.2 million
SonyPlayStation PortableSeptember 1, 2005 3.2 million
SegaMega Drive November 30, 1990 2.1 million
SonyPlayStation 3 March 23, 2007 1.9 million
SegaMaster System September 1987 1.35 million
NintendoNintendo 64 March 1, 1997 1.3 million
NintendoNintendo Entertainment System1987 1.1 million
NintenndoSuper NES 1.05 million


1.1 million! In the Uk
BuzzDuraband13 h, 25 m ago

Currently £26.45 here mate : …Currently £26.45 here mate : https://de.aliexpress.com/item/8-Bitdo-SF30-Pro-Gamepad-controller-Joystick-f-r-Nintendo-Schalter-Windows-Mac-OS-Android-Rumble/32846029305.html


Cheers for that. I have it on order for £24.75 from Gameseek but they keep putting back the date. Should have been DEC 10 originally, then 1st Jan, then 12th Jan. For £2, I'm gonna cancel and get this. Never ordered from Aliexpress before though, been meaning to.
KirstyB8715th Jan

"NES StyleBring you back to memorable childhood"If you're American or …"NES StyleBring you back to memorable childhood"If you're American or Japanese, yes! The NES was a commercial flop here in the UK so all of this fake nostalgia for it when hardly anybody in the UK owned one during that era is most peculiar.


Not sure how you mean by flop?! I had one and so did many others of my age (1982). I also still have mine...
dmoore8118 h, 47 m ago

when the NES came out it was a massive hit


Not in the UK it wasn't. In the days of 8-bit gaming it was all about home computers (Spectrum, C-64, etc) and to some extent the Sega Master System. Those owning a NES were very much in the minority.

Atari VCS/2600 excepted, consoles didn't become the main attraction in the UK until the arrival of the 16-bit Sega Mega Drive and even in that instance there were plenty of people playing on Amiga and Atari ST home computers. Until Game Boy and SNES arrived Nintendo weren't that big a deal at all in the UK.
Edited by: "KirstyB87" 16th Jan
KirstyB876 h, 23 m ago

Not in the UK it wasn't. In the days of 8-bit gaming it was all about home …Not in the UK it wasn't. In the days of 8-bit gaming it was all about home computers (Spectrum, C-64, etc) and to some extent the Sega Master System. Those owning a NES were very much in the minority.Atari VCS/2600 excepted, consoles didn't become the main attraction in the UK until the arrival of the 16-bit Sega Mega Drive and even in that instance there were plenty of people playing on Amiga and Atari ST home computers. Until Game Boy and SNES arrived Nintendo weren't that big a deal at all in the UK.



May not have been as popular as the home computers-I myself had an Amiga 1200 (not at the same time obviously), but I certainly wouldn’t call the NES a flop. I remember having quite a few friends at school that I was able to swap games with.

And the fake nostalgia surrounding the NES? What a ridiculous comment.
Edited by: "dmoore81" 16th Jan
dmoore815 h, 59 m ago

And the fake nostalgia surrounding the NES? What a ridiculous comment.


Now that's a "ridiculous comment". Nostalgia for a product that proportionately few people actually owned in the UK and much else of Europe is indeed ridiculous. People having the warm glow of nostalgia for a product that existed back in their childhood despite them, in common with most other people in the Continent, never having originally owned the product. That's mental!
KirstyB8715th Jan

"NES StyleBring you back to memorable childhood"If you're American or …"NES StyleBring you back to memorable childhood"If you're American or Japanese, yes! The NES was a commercial flop here in the UK so all of this fake nostalgia for it when hardly anybody in the UK owned one during that era is most peculiar.


I was born in 86 and grew up on a NES, all my mates had one too.

Dont know what cave you grew up in but it definitely was not a flop
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