Our standard retail packaging includes enough room for larger boards such as the EtherMega, or for smaller boards like the Eleven with a USB cable included.
But for many smaller boards, such as the N-Drive Shield, the standard packaging is bigger than it needs to be. So to save on shipping costs and make our packaging more efficient, we've just started packaging some of our smaller boards in this new retail box.
The inner plastic clamshell splits in half to provide two handy parts trays that you can keep for your projects, and the outer cardboard shell can be recycled so there's no packaging waste going into landfill.
And because this new small box is almost exactly half the volume of our standard box, we can pack twice as many of them into the same shipping size. This will help save on shipping costs.