CES 2014: Square and Griffin Announce 'Merchant Case + Square Reader' for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Credit card processing company Square and accessory manufacturer Griffin today announced the Merchant Case + Square Reader, a specialized case that integrates itself with the popular mobile card payment system for added convenience.

    The case itself is made from a non-slip silicone material, and provides a custom fit to the included Square Reader. The card reader can also detach itself from the case and can be stored in the back of the accessory for easy access.

    Compatible with the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5, the Merchant Case + Square Reader is now available for pre-order from Griffin's website for $19.95 and ships in 1-2 weeks.

    Article Link: CES 2014: Square and Griffin Announce 'Merchant Case + Square Reader' for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5
  2. kevinbal macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2006
    Storrs, CT
    Which is great until Square redesigns their reader for the 4th time in 2 years...
  3. tevion5 macrumors 68000


    Jul 12, 2011
    Awesome! Now I can make wireless cash withdrawals like in GTA online! :D
  4. KiwiAdventure macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2010
    New Zealand
    Surely touch and go is the way now.

    Never let your bank card out of you sight as I just had mine used on car parking in New York and i've never been there. I believe it happens because restaurants in the US take your card away to log the amount on the card. I never allow this now as I use their machine not the staff. I never let anyone touch my bank card.
  5. budselectjr macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2009
    completely relevant to the conversation. :rolleyes:
  6. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Well, in this instance, there is no reason for them to swipe out of sight.


    Frankly, if they were going to work on a case together, I'd expect something more like the old Mophie reader case.
  7. Pigumon macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2004
    Why wasn't this just integrated into the bottom of the case making it nice and tidy?
  8. APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    That would make it more expensive in the long run. This way you can just replace the case when upgrading your device.
  9. osx11 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    They also could have added a battery pack into the case to provide longer use-periods.
  10. xxmrcxx macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2011
    Sounds like a solution to an irrelevant issue. I've never had an issue with losing my reader or having issues swiping it.
  11. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009

    they should have partenred together and created a case that with a built in reader. this case doesnt do anyhting that other bulky cases dont already do.
  12. nsayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2003
    Chip & Pin

    I am a square user (from both ends), and every time I use it I can't help pondering what it would take to make Chip and Pin a reality in the US. Get rid of magnetic stripes and you get rid of the vast majority of the credit card fraud. It doesn't matter to me whether it's contactless or not, but it's high time for a PKI based smart card solution for credit card authorizations.
  13. jjwarwick macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2007
    Chip and Pin was rolled out in the UK in 2004 - and became mandatory a year later. It massively reduced fraud, so it's insane that people are still swiping cards and signing.

    Square are missing out on a massive market with this outdated technology.
  14. mdelvecchio macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2010
    the best way to use Square today is w/ swipeless transactions. the customer uses Wallet, the merchant Register. they find each other automatically and you dont even have to remove your phone (but you can respond to the push alert to include a tip if you like).
  15. curmudgeon32 macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2012
    Oh ok. You must be fun to go out with.
  16. japanime macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2006

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