Raspberry Pi Zero W adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for $10

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In 2015, the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero was announced and to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the release of the first Raspberry Pi board, the foundation is announcing the Raspberry Pi Zero W. The new Pi Zero W is virtually identical to the original Pi Zero but it comes with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth so tinkers can easily include wireless connectivity into their projects.

For the added the wireless connectivity, the new Pi Zero W costs twice as much at $10

Raspberry Pi Zero W Key Specifications

 Broadcom BCM2835 @ 1GHz
 VideoCore IV graphics
 512MB of RAM
 40 GPIO pins
— CSI camera connector
— 802.11n wireless
— Bluetooth 4.0
 5V power with up to160mA power draw
 65mm x 30mm x 5mm
 MicroSD card slot
 mini-HDMI port
 microUSB OTG port

Additionally, the foundation is also releasing an official case that'll fit both the Pi Zero and Pi Zero W. The design is identical to the official Raspberry Pi Case. The case itself comes with three parts that will serve for different needs.