If you feel the need for a Raspberry Pi in a case, there's now an option to put it in a topped by a 3.5-inch touchscreen display. The unnamed screen case for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 is available at Banggood for $ 15.99, which includes the case, the touchscreen, and a stylus. The resistive 3.5-inch LCD touch screen fits inside the top part of the case. The touchscreen is a basic resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, and is an alternative to an attached monitor. The case also has two holes on the back so it can be hung from a wall, as well as vents to support an attached cooling fan. But it's not possible to use the touch screen and a cooling fan at the same time, so you'll need to choose one or the other. The case has openings for all Raspberry Pi ports, including power, SD Card, Ethernet, USB and so on. Reviews of the screen-case combination are positive given its relatively low cost.
SEE: How to build a successful developer career (free PDF) As noted on the Scargill gadget blog, the combination is nifty as the case acts as the screen's bezel, which are not always easy to find. So, the screen is useful as a graphical interface but not as much as a command-line interface.
One reviewer on Banggood notes that the screen is a bit heavy and slow to refresh, making it unsuitable for gaming or watching a video. The Raspberry Pi touchscreen, which has recently gained support in the mainline Linux, has a range of touchscreens available for the Pi, including the official Raspberry Pi touchscreen kernel. Kernel for Pi's official Raspbian OS or by custom kernel patching. Raspberry Pi case with a 3.5-inch LCD resistive touch screen
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