Monday, January 10, 2011
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:00 AM
"Mophie's newest case, launched yesterday, incorporates a credit-card reader and allows business owners to process physical credit card transactions through the iPhone. To interface with the case's reader, Mophie recruited Intuit's free GoPayment app, which is compatible with Inuit's flagship QuickBooks small business accounting package."
I love Mophie products, they are usually so well made, and this one has the added bonus of a card reader on the bottom. It is a bit spendy at $180.00 USD, and it works similar to other card readers such as SquareUp. The difference here is this one is built in to the case itself, without a device hanging off the bottom of your iPhone that could be broken off or damaged. An advantage to SquareUp, though, is that it doesn't cost you anything for the device (they earn their money via transaction fees) and SquareUp's device can be used with your iPad. Still, if you want a slick interface and flexibility to work with your provider of credit card services, this is the way to go.