The San Francisco based mobile payments company, Square, has released its latest version of popular credit Square card reader. The new point-of-sale Square Reader is 45 percent thinner its predecessor and even more accurate than other competing credit card readers, according to the company.
Jesse Dorogusker redesigned Square Reader:
The latest changes have been made mainly by Square's Vice President of Hardware, Jesse Dorogusker who was previously linked to Apple. Doroguser was head of the Apple's accessories division for eight years before he joined the Square's engineering team. Jesse Dorogusker also led the development of reversible Lightning connector while at Cupertino.
If you have a registered business, you can get a Square Reader for FREE from Square's website. Available for US, Canada and Japan only.
The Square Reader works together with the Square Register app and has been improved with the recent changes. The latest key features of reinvented Square Reader include:
*A custom magnetic readhead and spring. Thinner and more accurate than the alternatives, the readhead parses redundant data from credit cards to ensure successful swipes.
*Custom electronics in a single chip. The reader is powered by the phone into which it is plugged, eliminating the need for a bulky battery and increasing life and reliability.
*Improved communications protocols and a custom audio plug. The Square Reader is compatible with more devices than ever before.