New product question, pidrive pibow?


#1

hi I wasn’t sure where to post this but I was wondering if you will be producing a pibow for the new pidrive hdd??

it would be great to have my new pidrive in a pibow case to match my pi3.

thanks

lee


#2

the case would have to be significantly larger to accomodate a Pidrive. Also I think a lot of the engineering would need evaluation, such as access to SD, ventilation, overall depth, and how to bolt it all together.

Honestly, I don’t see it happening considering the demand I expect from such an item and increased cost that no doubt would have to be reflected in the price. Besides, I believe multiple options are available direct from WD, at pretty reasonable prices.

That said, I have no idea, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Edit: oh, I see, you mean a separate case? I’m all the more skeptical, as that would require the same colour declinations ideally, multiplying SKU and ruling out viability in my view.


#3

The PiDrive is actually almost exactly 1 standard lego brick height in thickness. I have mine in a nice little lego case and it works a treat. Won’t match a PiBow, but still looks suitably appropriate if you use a rainbow selection of bricks.

And it has the added bonus of hiding the bloody searchlight LED that WD seem to have decided to fit to the thing.


#4

that’s a shame as as far as I can tell the demand for pidrives’s is extremely high, their website states there a 3week wait ast the demand has far outweigh’d manufacture speeds.

if you look at it in terms of numbers there are around 10million pi users most have probly orderd a pi drive, if half of those don’t want the WD pi drive cases (one is designed to sit the official foundation case ontop, the other is for a living room media center setup) that could be a lot of business your way as the main pi accessory suplyer


#5

hey, like I said, I don’t know whether such a Pibow addition is totally to be ruled out.

… personally I’m not exactly sure your estimates of demand for the drive itself translate as you expect in demands for a 3rd party casing though, but the powers that be may have a different opinion on the matter.


#6

well its been 3 weeks an my pidrive has arrived. now do I really have to buy the awefull white case for it, or are you going to do a pibow for it??