Square Reader, United States, 2010

Description (Brief):

One (1) Square card reader

Description (Brief)

United States, 2010

Description (Brief)

General Description: Plastic, white cube with a slit on top and a central metal stem on the bottom. The stem is inserted into the portable device. The reader is packaged in a paper cover that wraps around the product top to bottom but is open at the sides.

Electronic devices called payment dongles, such as the Square Reader, enable individuals and small businesses to accept payments from credit and debit cards via applications on smartphones and tablets. The dongle reads the magnetic stripes on credit and debit cards, and the application keeps a record of transactions. Payment dongles transform smartphones and tablets into portable cash registers.

Date Made: 2010-10

Maker: Apple Computer, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Square, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2014.0008.02Accession Number: 2014.0008Catalog Number: 2014.0008.02

Object Name: card reader

Physical Description: plastic; metal; paper (overall material)Measurements: overall; in case: 63 mm x 63 mm x 11 mm; 2 15/32 in x 2 15/32 in x 7/16 inoverall: 25 mm x 25 mm x 11 mm; 31/32 in x 31/32 in x 7/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-100c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1459957

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