Square Reader, United States (Japan), 2013

Square Reader, United States (Japan), 2013

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Square card reader for Japan
United States (Japan), 2013
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.
Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card reader
date made
2013
maker
Apple Computer, Inc.
Physical Description
paper; plastic; metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall; in case: 64 mm x 64 mm x 12 mm; 2 17/32 in x 2 17/32 in x 15/32 in
overall: 25 mm x 25 mm x 12 mm; 31/32 in x 31/32 in x 15/32 in
ID Number
2014.0008.05
accession number
2014.0008
catalog number
2014.0008.05
Credit Line
Square, Inc.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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