I am designing an electronics circuit (gps-tracker/recorder) that I would like to cast in a material for durability and aesthetics, as pictured. I may decide to sell it at some point.
It would be marketed to the more techie/geeky type of user, and I am trying to figure out if a clear (resin) casting would be better than an aluminum/metal casting. Weight is not really an issue because I can use a minimal amount of metal for the metal casting.
I suppose the appeal of a clear casting is that it is, well, clear. This imports the look of "hey, electronics" into the design, and it may be more pleasing because the product will be marketed towards the sort of people who may be familiar with electronics.
However, the product itself is just going to have an SD card slot and a power switch, so I suppose that the overall involvement of the user in the electronics will be minimal. A metal casting may be a good way to abstract the complicated electronic innards from the simple output within the user-friendly SD card and the simple input from the power switch.
Which kind of casting do you think would work better?