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Topic # 113186 8-Jan-2013 22:19 Send private message

I have ordered some bits from modmypi, order confirmed as shipped Monday 8th Jan (About 12 hours after payment).

Cant wait til it arrives.

Anyone else ordered from them? How long did you have to wait for shipping?




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  Reply # 744428 14-Jan-2013 11:23 Send private message

Oops - Monday the 7th of January was the order date.

Arrived in Hawkes Bay today, Monday the 14th January. One week - excellent!

Customs declaration said 10 Euro value, electronics, gift, and the item was unopened on arrival.




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  Reply # 744431 14-Jan-2013 11:29 Send private message

What did you get?




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  Reply # 744432 14-Jan-2013 11:30 Send private message

also ordered 3 cases off them, 3 separate orders. all arrived pretty quickly.

IMO quality is a little meh, one case doesnt fit that well and had to force the pi in. and you can see where the plastic was injected on all 3.

I was just expecting something to be really high quality given how much they were talking it up.

still a good cheap case, but not as good as they made it out to be.

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  Reply # 744446 14-Jan-2013 11:44 Send private message

I ordered my case from them mid November, I think it took about a week to arrive. It was US$12.69 including shipping and I can't really complain about the quality of the case, it's hidden anyway (it's currently being used to run a projector in a friend's shop).



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  Reply # 744505 14-Jan-2013 13:29 Send private message

ajobbins: What did you get?

  • An orange/orange case.
  • A random case (black top/red bottom).
  • 2x 200cm micro USB cables.
  • Nano WLAN adapter.

*Very* happy with the cases. Both fit perfectly, and though you can see moulding marks, they are not bad, and for the price I think it's acceptable.

The nano USB WiFi adapter is plug and play in Wheezy (I just VNCed into a desktop and ran the WiFi config, and it instantly found my AP and wrote to /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf).

The nano adaptor sticks out a little further than I thought it would, but its okay for the price, and much less risky than my full size USB adapter.

I wrote a little internet and LAN speedtest commandline script, and got no measurable difference 30cm from 11g AP VS. other end of house VS. 100Mbps ethernet connection, though I suspect the writes to the SD card is a bottleneck (although my speedtest script downloads a file to /dev/null so I'm not 100% sure....). Might run the lan test against localhost....

Overall, product = 9/10, service = 10/10.




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  Reply # 744512 14-Jan-2013 13:38 Send private message

So it looks like I'll need to buy another one, my friend's shop got broken into last night...

I went for the electric blue case last time, the Toxic PiBow looks pretty cool.

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  Reply # 744515 14-Jan-2013 13:41 Send private message

tonyhughes: *Very* happy with the cases. Both fit perfectly, and though you can see moulding marks, they are not bad, and for the price I think it's acceptable.


maybe i was too harsh, they're good cases, but i was following them when they were being made (preordered 2 cases) via their blog and on raspberrypi.org.  they were talking up the case a lot saying how they delayed production for a week to fix issues on the first mold so the case would be "perfect".

so when the cases finally did arrive i was disappointed with the injection mark.  if it was on the bottom of the case i wouldnt of thought anything of it, but due to how much they talked it up and how it was visible on the side of the case, i was disappointed.  

having said that i would recommend them, theyre cheap and good, just not "perfect" :)



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  Reply # 744522 14-Jan-2013 13:47 Send private message

Copying a 100MB file over the WLAN from a machine with good I/O and a 100MB connection.
(Sorry I don't have an 'N' router to test the Nano USB WiFis N performance).

pi@raspberrypi ~ speedtestlan 192.168.1.2
--2013-01-14 13:42:18-- http://192.168.1.2/test100.zip
Connecting to 192.168.1.2:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/zip]
Saving to: `/dev/null'

100%[============================>] 104,857,600 1.74M/s in 58s

2013-01-14 13:43:16 (1.73 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

That equals 13.84Mbps, which is about the same transfer speed I get when the RPi is plugged in via ethernet cable (maybe on cable it sometimes gets up to 20Mbps).

So I'd say definitely the Pi chokes the speed down, and the USB WiFi has no trouble keeping up with the Pi.




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