Square, one of a few iPhone peripherals hoping to turn the iPhone into a credit card swiper, sounds promising. But how does it work? YouTube shows us!
Through its own app, Square processes a credit card, produces a receipt and even takes a signature. But as you’ll see in this clip, there’s one petty but fixable problem to the system – the Square dongle. Watch as Rose needs to steady the plug with his finger to swipe a card without popping it out.
I mention this now because I’m hoping that Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Digg’s Kevin Rose – who are both behind the project – don’t both have ski house garages full of these horribly designed dongles. Beef up the casing a bit to increase its surface area against the iPhone, just as Mophie has with their recently announced credit card scanner, and everything will be right as rain. [Kevin Rose via Ubgergizmo]