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Good value at time of purchase...but...
May 15, 2019
The ABOX kit was a decent value if you compared other vendor prices for the 3B+ alone, then add the lowest price points of the included items. The memory card is ok, its nothing special, it works. The included power supply has not failed, and works as expected with the Pi, although the format/shape/size of the transformer is not great. The branded copper heat plates are nice and the HDMI cable is good. The MicroSD adapter is a bit cheap in construction, but hasn't failed to function. My disappointment is really the case. It separates into 3 pieces, base, middle, and cover plate (the one with the cut Pi logo). The cover plate is the weakest element relying on small forks to essentially pinch and hold when set into the base. If you don't touch the assembled Pi, ever.. it stays. Should you move it, it'll likely come off. For mine, one of these fork tongues broke within 2 days and the previously weak grip is now 20% more weak. It will not lift its own (empty) weight, it comes right off. So... it takes away from the initial feeling of value. As a package received, the ABOX kit comes in a neat and gift-presentable box which was a nice surprise.