Raspberry Pi - 25 Dollar PC on a USB stick

speaking to any future USA customers, the case they put it in, is much better from RS Farnell than it is from Newark/element14. having just received my 2nd unit from Newark, pretty much all they did was throw it in an envelope and ship it out, while RS had a really nice padded bow, with even a RPI logo on the box
I picked up one of these cases for my RPi, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Raspberry-Pi-Case-Beautiful?item=110903454075&cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D4%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D152150185933837294 I know it's kind of lame but I still plan on making my own case at some point. It just has to be small enough to be pocketable so I made a paper template so I can measure it up to anything I happen to notice that could be a potential case when i'm out and about. I'm not a fan of the Lego or paper cases.

And one of these Nokia chargers for the power supply, http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-OEM-Nokia-AC-10U-MicroUSB-Wall-Charger-Astound-7705-Twist-7900-Crystal-Prism-/140610443860?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item20bd091a54

The U.K. equivalent is an AC-10x, they've been recommended over on the Pi forums. Another thing i've read is that the Pi's can get pretty hot so i'm trying to find a couple suitable heatsinks for it. If anyone knows a good site for that let me know.
I was going to buy one but currently my # 1 priority is the Open Pandora .
i just received my 3rd one yesterday, and only reason i dont have 4 is because i didnt change CC info on one of the orders...still advise RS over farnell/element14
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just received mine yesterday... I hadn't time to play with it yet, through... I also received the element14 RPI free TShirt :)
Bought one of these today: https://www.adafruit.com/products/801

And I've decided what my RPi is going to be used for: A mini Arkanoid cabinet. I wanted to avoid doing something obvious like using it for emulation - yet here I am planning to use it for a solitary ROM. Should be an interesting project though. I'll be using GPIO for button inputs and maybe LED output, and will have to learn some Python.
^ How mini are we talking, Gru? Like, "Four feet tall instead of six feet"? Or more like "Six inches tall instead of six feet"? :p