Raspberry Pi Foundation, the company behind minicomputers, has opened its first offline retail store in Grand Arcade, Cambridge, United Kingdom. The store lets users experience Raspberry Pi products and peripherals physically before purchasing.
Raspberry Pi is famous for producing cheap ARM-based supercomputers that are popular amongst programmers and DIY enthusiasts. With a complicated product lineup including Model A and Model B series, Raspberry Pi Zero and powerful Compute Module minicomputers, it makes sense to open a brick and mortar store where people can try their hands on the products.
Going by the official video released with the announcement of the store, it seems like a cool store which can compete with the likes of Apple Store and OnePlus Experience Store. Not only it displays minicomputers but merchandise like mugs, teddy bears and books.
Prior to this, if you wanted to purchase a Raspberry Pi product, you had to visit the official website of the company or Amazon.
Foraying into the offline retail market, the Raspberry Pi Foundation wants users to come and see for themselves the possibilities that its devices have to offer.
You can read more about the store here.