Raspberry Pi 4 Basic Starter Kit and Official Red/White Case
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the latest product in the popular Raspberry Pi range of computers. It offers groundbreaking increases in processor speed, multimedia performance, memory, and connectivity compared to the prior-generation Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, while retaining backwards compatibility and similar power consumption. For the end user, Raspberry Pi 4 Model B provides desktop performance comparable to entry-level x86 PC systems
- Raspberry Pi 4 Model B - 1GB, 2GB, 4GB
- Official Raspberry Pi 4 Case (Choose Color: Red/White or Black/Grey)
- Official Raspberry Pi Power Supply for Pi 4
- Vilros HDMI (female)-Micro HDMI (male) Adapter
- Vilros Heatsink for Raspberry Pi - (Set of 4)
- Vilros Raspberry Pi Quickstart Guide (2nd Edition, Updated for Pi 4)
Good luck getting a Pi 4B without it being in a kit. That said, the markups on the Pi 4B are just insane. I've seen sellers selling a bare Pi 4B 4GB for $120.
The kit gives you a:
- Pi 4B 4GB (MSRP $55)
- Pi Case ($5 - $10)
- Heatsinks ($5)
- HDMI Dongle ($5)
- Power Supply ($10)
So, $80 worth of hardware for $140, while pretty darn annoying, it's much better than $55 worth of hardware for $120.
I honestly would have gone 4.5 stars, if there were the option to do so, just because of the markup. I also understand if they priced it too low, scalpers would just snap up the kits and part them out, leaving DIYers totally hosed.
The kit is great and has everything you need to get rolling on a new project.
The Raspberry Pi 4 delivered as promised. Happy with the additional pieces - power supply, case, etc. and I appreciated the manual that came with it.
This is a great kit to get you started. Unfortunately, due to shortages, it's one of the only ways to get an RPi4 these days, and you'll pay a premium for it, but I can't say you'll regret it. The case is nicely made, and fits cleanly. The power supply seems of adequate quality, and the heatsinks, though of questionable surge value, should prolong the usuable life of the board. I've used Vilros and their competitors many times over the years, and there's just nothing bad to say about this kit.
It’s a great bundle and product. Vendor was prompt to ship! BUT pricey…
To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect – I bought this kit as part of a larger project in which the pi will be integrated into a much different case, but this is my first experience with the pi and I thought it best to get started with something that would be difficult to mess up. And people, that’s really where this kit shines.
The case is meh, but if you’re worried about the curb appeal of your device, you’re not shopping for this kind of thing anyway. Or you’re ultimately going to stick it into a novelty case, which also means this case doesn’t matter. I knocked off one star because the case has a bit of trouble staying closed, and there are no screws to keep the pi in place once installed… the result is that it has a tendency to pop apart whenever it has to be moved if there’s anything still plugged into it.
The bottom line: Vilros is a great seller, and the pi is a great platform. If you’re just getting started, then a kit like this is exactly what you need, and nothing more. If you’re someone who can enjoy a new challenge without sweating the small stuff, then this kit is for you.