I needed another Arduino and wanted something that balanced price and quality. I liked the price and it looked decent so I decided to try it out. So far (had it for a couple of weeks now) I like the Einsboard better than my Uno for a few reasons. I like that it uses a mini usb connector, which makes the whole thing thinner. Some shields come really close or even touch the USB connector on my Uno, this is not a problem with the Einsboard. Also, the status LEDs are in a better location which makes them easier to see when using a shield. But maybe the biggest plus for me is that it doesn't get as hot when using a 12-volt adapter to power it. My Uno feels like it will melt and will burn your finger when using a 12-volt adapter. It's a little better on 9-volts. The Einsboard is only warm on the 12-volt adapter. To me this is a much better board than the basic Uno at a better price.
Response from eLab Peers | May 18, 2015
Thanks for the encouraging comments!