I'm looking for a small and neat solution to give the Pi Zero Wi-Fi connectivity. Something along the lines of a Micro-B USB dongle would be nice, but I'm not sure they exist. I'm currently using an OTG adapter plus standard type A dongle and the amount of superfluous wire and plastic involved is ridiculous.
You can do better than that micro USB adapter. Try this guy out: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015XA3W0G/. I'm still waiting for my Pi Zero to show up, but I was able to test that adapter with another couple of devices: https://twitter.com/techhat/status/674249853174546432.
I have not seen any dedicated micro-USB Wifi Adapters, but you can come pretty close by buying these two products:
- A microUSB-to-USB adapter - there is also this one but it might not have data connections as it is intended for charging.
- A micro-sized WiFi adapter like the Kootek or the Edimax (both have the same hardware underneath and work with Raspberry Pi's).
Plug 2 into 1, then 1 into the RPi and you have Wifi in a smaller size than your usual USB Wifi dongle (excluding the Kootek/Edimax of course).
Just get an IoT HAT for Raspberry Pi from RedBear and for only $9, you get WiFi as well as Blue Tooth. IoT HAT for Raspberry Pi
This really is a must have for Pi Zero
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are essential for most projects and Pi Zero is just too small to have a bunch of wires and gizmos connected to it.
Best of all, a HAT which is the perfect size and exact match to the Pi Zero provides the best possible form factor. Nothing that sticks out like a sore thumb. Nothing that makes the final package more bulky than it needs to be.
You can even use the standard acrlyc protective case after installing the IoT HAT.
Last but not least, you can order an optional extended range WiFi antenna from RedBear
I have to say, I am really impressed by these guys! They get it!
And I am impressed not just by this project, but by other Kickstarter projects RedBear has launched.
The best option is HubPiWi - an add on board for Raspberry Pi Zero with 3 USB Ports and an integrated Wifi. The board has a PCB Antenna and does not require and Cable or Connector.
There are two versions of it - one for newer Pi Zero 1.3 ( with Camera Connector) and one for earlier versions. The details can be checked at
Took me some searching, but then I found this:
I think this would be the smallest plug and play option.
For the adapter, you can also try the following product:
Well, time passed. I think the cheapest option now is to buy the Raspberry Pi Zero W which has Wifi & Bluetooth built-in.