Keep your eyes peeled at the coming CES 2010 for a gadget that may revolutionize credit card-based payments.
Mophie, a renowned retailer of Apple iPhone and iPod accessories, will be revealing their new iPhone credit card reader, dubbed the “Credit Card reader”. There are not much information regarding the Credit Card reader at this point, apart from the picture above. It appears that this device will be encasing the iPhone, with a protrusion at the bottom that acts as the credit card scanner. The case looks very much like the juice pack air, with the exception of the larger protrusion for the card reader. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find a glimpse of the software portion of the Credit Card reader.
Some other alternatives to the Mophie credit card reader are VeriFone PAYware and Square. Square’s solution involves a hardware device that plugs into phones via audio jacks. VeriFone PAYware is pretty much similar to Mophie’s credit card reader; both utilize a credit card reader attached to the iPhone, and an iPhone application that works in conjunction with the hardware.
Let’s hope for more information to surface as we are advancing closer to CES 2010.