Square Reader, United States (Canada), 2013

Description (Brief):

One (1) Square card reader for Canada

Description (Brief)

United States (Canada), 2013

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 to be distributed in a box with a sleeve. All information is written in English and French.

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: 2013

Maker: Apple Computer, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Square, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2014.0008.06Accession Number: 2014.0008Catalog Number: 2014.0008.06

Object Name: card reader

Physical Description: paper; plastic; metal (overall material)Measurements: overall; in box: 115 mm x 115 mm x 15 mm; 4 17/32 in x 4 17/32 in x 19/32 inoverall: 27 mm x 27 mm x 7 mm; 1 1/16 in x 1 1/16 in x 9/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-0e14-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1459992

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